Split Rock Lighthouse decommissioned over 40 years ago Split Rock Lighthouse is probably the most photographed site in Minnesota. Tuesday marks the day when, in 1969, news spread to the lighthouse keeper and the few Coast Guardsmen stationed there that the station was decommissioned.7:43 a.m.
U of M bureaucracy scrutinized in Wall Street Journal report New analysis by the Wall Street Journal suggests that tuition at public universities has been rising much faster than inflation because of bloated buraucracies. Joining MPR's Cathy Wurzer with reaction to that finding is Laura Brod, a member of the University of Minnesota Board of Regents.8:24 a.m.
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After Fruitless Weekend, Congress Still Seeks Fiscal Deal
Both the House and the Senate were in session Sunday evening, but a bipartisan push by Senate leaders fell short. Monday is the last day to avoid the tax hikes and spending cuts, though Congress may still reach a deal over the next few days.
Best Car Deals To Be Found This Time Of Year
Dealers are looking to move inventory to make way for new models. Consumers have one other advantage: Americans are keeping their cars longer, and that means fewer total buyers with lots of new vehicles to choose from.
A Busy And Head-Scratching 2012 Hurricane Season
Superstorm Sandy is what most people will remember from the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season. But Sandy was just one of 10 hurricanes this year during a season that was both busy and strange. From an El Nino that never materialized to meandering tropical storms, meteorologists were baffled.
Why Charities Need To Consider Donors' Politics
As American make contributions to various charities at the end of the year, there is increasing evidence that politics is playing a role in their decisions. Research suggests that the way the charity presses certain ideological buttons predicts whether liberals or conservatives will pony up a donation.
Hours Left To 'Fiscal Cliff' Deadline
Congressional negotiators have one more day to work out a compromise to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff, or else taxes will go up across the board in the New Year. Both the House and the Senate convened Sunday, but a bipartisan push by Senate leaders fell short.