Eco-industry looking to launch in Superior Promoters say ethanol from trash may be possible in two years. That's just part of what's planned in Superior, Wisconsin. The Twin Ports first eco-industry could be on-line in two years.6:55 a.m.
Minnesota National Guard troops celebrate end of training
Later today, at a military post in Mississippi, 2600 Minnesota National Guard troops and some of their families will mark the end of training with a celebratory picnic. The soldiers are part of Minnesota's first brigade combat division, which will soon be shipping out for a year-long tour of duty in Iraq.7:20 a.m.
A sneak peek at the new Central Library Minnesota Library officials say so far, the $125 million project is on schedule and on budget. The five-story, 365,000 sq. ft. building will house much more than books.7:50 a.m.
Media "convergence" expert Rob Curley on how the media landscape is changing The McClatchy Company plans to sell off 12 of its publications after it purchases Knight-Ridder, including the Pioneer Press. Potential buyers will have to consider where a newspaper like the Pioneer Press fits into the future of journalism. Rob Curley is one of the country's leading web developers. He has thought, and written, a lot about where journalism is headed.7:55 a.m.
Future Tense: McClatchy's Internet strategy When Sacramento-based McClatchy bought the 32 daily newspapers of the Knight Ridder chain, it also bought the papers' Web sites. Now, big changes are likely for the Web sites of the former Knight Ridder-owned properties, including those of the 12 newspapers McClatchy plans to sell in the months ahead.8:20 a.m.
Culpepper headed to Miami
Daunte Culpepper is Miami-bound. The
Minnesota Vikings have agreed to trade the disgruntled quarterback
to the Miami Dolphins for a second-round draft pick.8:25 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Commemorate Caesar: Take a Deep Breath!
It may have slipped your mind, but today is the 2050th anniversary of the assassination of Julius Caesar. In his final moments, Caesar let out a big gasp -- and chemists say molecules from Caesar's breath have made their way around the world. So take a deep breath...
A Difficult Cut: A Father, A Son and Little League
A new Little League season is beginning, but it can be a hard-knock life. Recently Al Lazard and his 11-year-old son Armando sat down for a frank conversation. It began with a question from Armando: "Dad, tell me the truth, why did you cut me off the team?"
Violence Seen as Sign of Shiite Militia Strength
Over the past two days, police in Baghdad have found the bodies of more than 70 men -- some shot, some strangled, most with their hands bound -- raising fears that Shiite militias are running death squads to avenge Sunday's bombing in the capital's main Shiite district. The wave of reprisal killings is seen as the latest show of strength by Shiite militias.
An Inside Look at Training Iraqi Soldiers
U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Walter Murrell is responsible for training Iraqi soldiers and non-commissioned officers at the Forward Operating Base at Qayyarah, Iraq. Renee Montagne talks to Murrell about the training.
Texas Fires Swallow Part of Panhandle
Wildfires have burned 1,000 square miles of the Texas panhandle since Sunday. The fires are blamed for 11 deaths. Firefighters are relying heavily on air power; a fleet of 26 tanker aircraft is dropping fire retardant on the blaze.
Retirees Demand Constant Activity in Arizona
Driving north from Phoenix, you pass one huge retirement community after another: Sun City, Sun City West, Sun City Grand. For decades, these communities have represented the cutting edge of retirement life. These days, that means satisfying the baby-boomer generation's quest for constant activity.
Judge to Force Google to Surrender Web Data
A federal judge says he intends to force Google to turn over Web search data to the Department of Justice. In January, the department subpoenaed information contained in Google's database, claiming it would help prove the need for tougher laws against online pornography.
Undocumented Immigrants Have Friend in Catholic Church
In the first of two commentaries on immigration reform, Ruben Navarrette praises Cardinal Roger Mahony's stand against a House bill that would punish anyone who assists undocumented immigrants coming to the United States.