Property assessments bring bad news for many in Minneapolis This is the time of year when Minneapolis residents get their property tax assessments in the mail. Many are experiencing an unusual form of sticker shock -- they're finding that their home values have fallen since last year. Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer talked with Minneapolis City Assessor Patrick Todd.6:55 a.m.
Old age slows spring training Meterologists are predicting a warmup this week, and some Minnesotans wonder whether we might finally be headed for spring. Morning Edition commentator Peter Smith is looking ahead to his spring exercise program, and he says it's not going to be pretty.7:25 a.m.
Delta's ascent Delta Air Lines started as a pioneering crop-dusting operation and grew into one of the world's biggest airlines.7:50 a.m.
Markets with Chris Farrell Should we use the word "recession"? Minnesota Public Radio's chief economics correspondent Chris Farrell discusses that and other economic news.8:25 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
'America's Toughest Sheriff' Takes on Immigration
Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Phoenix utilizes extreme tactics, like pink underwear for inmates and charging individuals with smuggling themselves, to discourage crime and root out illegal immigrants. Although some say he's a repressive "clown," most voters back him wholeheartedly.
The Dress-Up World of 'Fancy Nancy'
In her "Fancy Nancy" books, Jane O'Connor created a world she was very familiar with as a little girl. When company arrived at her home, O'Connor would throw on a tutu, a cape and her mother's high heels, looking "appropriately elegant" to greet her guests.
Rock Hall of Fame Inducts New Class
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame welcomes its latest members at a ceremony in New York City on Monday. In all, this year's crop of musicians features five solo artists or bands, plus one sideman and one set of songwriting producers.
Measuring the Strength of a Changing Al-Qaida
More than six years after al-Qaida was routed from its bases in Afghanistan, intelligence analysts debate whether Osama bin Laden's terror network has recovered from the setbacks it suffered. Some analysts say al-Qaida is a shell of what it once was, but U.S. intelligence officials are not so sure.
Global Warming Hits Tropical Glaciers in the Andes
"Tropical glaciers" may sound like an oxymoron, but these unique ice floes are dotted throughout Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia. Scientists say global warming is quickly destroying these glaciers, including Zongo, near La Paz, Bolivia.
Study: Moths Can Remember Caterpillar Days
A new study finds that moths can remember things they learned when they were caterpillars — even though the process of metamorphosis essentially turns their brains and bodies to soup. The finding suggests moths and butterflies may be more intelligent than scientists believed.
In a Jerusalem Suburb, Jewish Cultures Clash
In Jerusalem, more ultra-Orthodox Jews are leaving their cloistered neighborhoods for cheaper housing in the suburbs. In one suburb, that has led to rising tensions and sporadic violence with their modern Orthodox and secular neighbors.
Panel: Yale Police Subject to Open Records Laws
Many police officers on college campuses carry guns and make arrests like city police, but as private forces, are not subject to the same public scrutiny. However, a state panel has ruled that Yale University police are subject to the same open records laws as the city police.
Circuit City Makes Cuts as Electronics Sales Dip
A new study shows that consumers are reducing their purchases of TVs, digital cameras and other electronics. That drop in sales isn't news to Circuit City. The No. 2 electronics chain is overhauling stores and cutting costs to survive the downturn and tough competition from Best Buy and Wal-Mart.