Weather with Mark Seeley University of Minnesota climatologist Mark Seeley discusses Minnesota weather history and looks ahead to the weekend forecast.6:55 a.m.
MPR lawsuit third against Central Corridor project Minnesota Public Radio filed suit Thursday against the Metropolitan Council over the Central Corridor light rail project, claiming the Met Council is not living up to the noise mitigation agreement the two parties reached in April 2009.7:20 a.m.
Presentation of Olympics is changing for NBC The 2010 Olympic games open a week from today in Vancouver, British Columbia. In the U.S., NBC paid over $800 million for exclusive rights to broadcast the games, and expects to lose money on the venture.8:25 a.m.
Mystery surrounds roots of the Macbeth curse The Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis opens a brand new production of Macbeth this weekend - and that makes some people a little nervous. In some circles Shakespeare's bloody tragedy is believed to be cursed.8:45 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Military Service Members Kicked Out For Coming Out
The debate over repealing the "don't ask, don't tell" policy has prompted two gay service members to step forward with their stories. One was an officer who served for eight years and did a tour in Iraq. Another was a former member of the Air Force who says he would re-enlist if "don't ask" were repealed — but he doesn't hold out much hope that will happen.
Fla. Doctors Commit To Helping Haiti Quake Victims
Doctors say treating severe injuries like those experienced by earthquake victims may end up costing $100,000 or more per patient. But South Florida hospitals are planning to remain at the forefront in providing care.
High Above, Insects Travel On Sky Superhighways
New research dispels the notion that migrating insects are simply at the mercy of the wind. Researchers have found that the moths can actually select wind currents and often end up traveling faster than many migrating birds.
Boy Scout Tells Leaders Why He Stayed 25 Years
February 2010 marks the 100th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America. The leaders of a troop for Boy Scouts with special needs and one of their most dedicated Scouts reflect on their decades of camping and exploring together.
Scientists Keep Water Liquid Far Below Zero Degrees
If there's one fact that everyone knows about the physical world, it's that water freezes at 32 degrees Fahrenheit, or zero degrees Celsius. But wait — scientists in Israel have shown that you can keep water liquid all the way to minus 40 degrees by pouring it on the right surface.
America's Cup Sails Into (And Over) Uncharted Seas
The America's Cup is set to start on Feb. 8, and the competition is in for some big changes. The rulebook has been thrown out, thanks to long legal battles. The new boats embrace new technology that lets them soar above the water.
TSA Scraps Plan To Toughen Private Air Travel Rules
A proposal to impose tough new security requirements on private planes and small airports sparked thousands of complaints. Now the Transportation Security Administration says the controversial mandates for costly new programs won't be part of the regulations when they're reissued this fall.
Recall Shakes Japan's Confidence In Toyota
Toyota had a news conference Friday, addressing quality control issues in its vehicles. The automaker is facing intense pressure in the U.S. to prove that it can fix the accelerator problems in eight Toyota models. Reporter Lucy Craft in Tokyo talks with Linda Wertheimer about how the recall is viewed in Japan.
Toyota Repairs Costly For Dealers, Drivers
At Expressway Toyota in Boston, mechanics have begun making repairs to customers' cars. The work is being paid for by Toyota, but the dealer may still get hurt as his customers become disillusioned with the automaker. And the car owners are losing time and money waiting around for repairs.
Help For Small Businesses: Examining The Options
Renee Montagne talks with Karen Mills, head of the Small Business Administration, about how small businesses are faring, credit challenges, and efforts to renew federal funding and other measures to make it easier for entrepreneurs to borrow money.