North Dakota officials look for water
Even as National Weather Service forecasters predict major flooding in the Red River Valley this spring, North Dakota officials are planning for future droughts. For the past six years, planners have worked to find alternate sources of water for eastern North Dakota.7:50 a.m.
Busy week in Minnesota sports
In sports, the Minnesota Wild will host the Calgary Flames tonight while the Timberwolves take on Shaquille O'Neal and the Miami Heat at the Target Center. Morning Edition Sports Commentator Steve Rudolph provides an update on the local sports news.7:55 a.m.
Bush Makes the Case for Progress in Iraq
President Bush says the stabilization of one Iraqi city, once run by insurgents loyal to al Qaeda, gives him confidence in the administration's strategy in Iraq. As the war opened its fourth year, the president took questions at a forum in Cleveland on Monday, urging people to look beyond the bloodshed to see the progress.
Government Turns to Arms Makers to Fight Smuggling
One government agency is trying to find new ways to help prevent the international smuggling of weapons and weapon parts. United States immigration and customs officials are turning to arms manufacturers to help identify potentially shady deals.
Aid on the Agenda as Liberian President Visits the U.S.
Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is on an official visit to the United States. The country's three million people were uprooted and its infrastructure demolished during 14 years of fighting. President Sirleaf hopes to secure reconstruction aid during a lunch visit to the White House.
Exit Exam Stirs up Education Controversy in California
Fifty thousand California high school students are taking a test that will decide whether or not they graduate with their classmates. Supporters say the exit exam keeps education standards high, while critics see it as unfair to poor and minority students.
Conviction Overturned for Banking Star Quattrone
Frank Quattrone, a leading investment banker during the Internet boom, may face a third trial after an appeals court tossed out his conviction. The court concluded the jury was improperly advised during his 2004 trial. Quattrone was convicted on charges that he obstructed a government probe into stock offerings at the height of the dot-com boom.
Feeding the World with Deep-Sea Fish Farms
A Hawaiian firm has become one of the first to launch deep-sea fish farms. In waters some 200 feet deep, Kona Blue is raising fish in giant netted cages. The company says this type of large-scale, open-ocean aquaculture may be the answer to the world's over-fishing woes.
In Basra, Anniversary Marked by Disappointment
Three years after the invasion of Iraq, one of its largest cities is beset by disappointment and fear. Residents of Basra say they feel forgotten by their own political leaders and embittered by unkept promises of the U.S. and British forces that ousted Saddam Hussein.