Chisholm waits to learn the future of its reservation center People in the Iron Range town of Chisholm, Minn., are watching the Delta-Northwest acquisition news with great interest. More than 500 people work at Northwest's Chisholm Reservation Center. Some of the town's residents are confident those Iron Range jobs are secure; while others are more guarded.6:50 a.m.
Regional airports play a wait-and-see game Airport officials throughout the region are wondering what exactly Delta's acquisition of Northwest Airlines will mean for airports outside of the Twin Cities.7:50 a.m.
Minnesota Wild tied 2-2 in playoff series The Minnesota Wild return to the Xcel Energy Center Thursday night with their best-of-seven playoff series against Colorado tied at two games each. The Wild lost to the Avalanche 5-1 Tuesday night in Denver.8:25 a.m.
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Balancing Biofuel, Food Crops a Challenge for Britain
Britain has been forced to seek a compromise between finding greener ways to fuel its economy and growing food to feed its population. A new law went into effect there Tuesday that requires 2.5 percent of all gasoline and diesel sold for any vehicle to come from biofuels.
Rising Demand for Meat Takes Toll on Environment
As global demand for meat products has increased in recent years, so has awareness of the environmental damage that the industry causes. Modern meat production uses enormous amounts of energy, pollutes water supplies and creates greenhouse gases.
Justices Weigh Death Penalty for Child Rape
The Supreme Court on Wednesday hears a key death penalty case testing whether capital punishment is constitutional for rape of a child. It is the first time the newly constituted court will examine the standards for determining crimes punishable by execution.
U.S. Banks Face Government Pressure to Raise Cash
The country's biggest financial institutions have been raising billions of dollars in new capital after losing money on bad investments in the mortgage market. They're collecting the money from private investors, new stock offerings and foreign governments.
Clinton's Female Base Wavers Ahead of Pa. Primary
The race between Democratic presidential contenders Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton has tightened in Pennsylvania because of the changing support of young professional women. The group originally leaned toward Clinton, but in recent weeks has given Obama a second look.
Spain's Pregnant Defense Minister Stirs Controversy
For the first time, Spain's newly re-elected prime minister has announced a 17-member cabinet that has more women than men. One of them is Spain's first female defense minister, who is also seven months pregnant. Her appointment is causing waves in the Spanish media and beyond.
Washington Mutual Shareholders Demand Changes
Washington Mutual, the nation's largest savings and loan, is in a financial mess because of the housing meltdown. Shareholders looking for accountability voted Tuesday to ask the chairman to step down. They also pressured the company to link executives' bonuses to mortgage losses and foreclosures.
'Harry Potter' Author Sues over Encyclopedia
The author of the Harry Potter books is suing a publisher over its forthcoming book, The Harry Potter Lexicon, an encyclopedia of terminology from the beloved series. J.K. Rowling claims the book is a rip-off of her work.
Graduates' Job Hunt Tougher as Economy Falters
This year, the job market for graduating college students is tougher than it's been since the 2001 recession — especially in finance and manufacturing. Career counselors say the days when students got to juggle job offers are over.
Germany Pays Workers to Take Out-of-Country Jobs
In Germany, where the unemployment rate is 8 percent, many citizens leave the country to find work. And officials are doing their bit to reduce unemployment at home. The government is paying a "mobility bonus" to jobless citizens to move with their families anywhere in the world for a job.