Duluth schools proceed with controversial facilities plan The Duluth School District is spending tens of thousands of dollars to work up a district facilities plan it has no intention of using. It's the latest twist in an ongoing skirmish over how to much to spend to fix up Duluth's aging school buildings.6:55 a.m.
Budget deadlines looming over lawmakers State lawmakers are entering the final two weeks of the legislative session. All of the budget and tax bills must be out of conference committees by midnight on Thursday.7:20 a.m.
Markets with Chris Farrell Minnesota Public Radio's chief economics correspondent Chris Farrell discusses the latest in the financial markets.8:25 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
'Playing For Change' And Peace Through Music
Until a video of "Stand by Me" had gone viral on YouTube, Roger Ridley had sung and played guitar anonymously on the streets for years. A new collection, Playing for Change: Songs Around the World, is a cross-continental effort that connects disparate cultures with the universal language of music.
An Old Scourge, Piracy, Is New Again
The hijackers attacking shipping off the coast of Somalia are regarded as folk heroes by some of their countrymen — much like the buccaneers during colonial times in America.
Home Alone: Is Your Tween Ready?
There's no one-size-fits-all recommendation on the appropriate age to begin leaving adolescents home alone. But experts offer tips on how to help you and your tween make the transition.
Officials Say Flu Pandemic Is Around The Corner
The swine flu virus has spread to at least 20 countries. Experts are now worried that pigs may start to get infected by humans with the virus. Top health officials are expecting a flu pandemic.
Scientists Watch As Swine Flu Evolves
If history is any indication, the new swine flu virus isn't going away anytime soon. The virus is not merely a case of gradual evolution. The big change scientists see with this strain is called a "shift."
College Mystery: Who Is The Secret Donor?
More than a dozen colleges and universities have recently received the welcome surprise of millions of dollars in donations. But there is a small catch: The donor insists on complete anonymity, and the colleges have to promise not to try to find out his or her identity.
Falling TVs: A Growing Threat For Young Kids
The number of young children injured in furniture tip-overs increased significantly between 1990 and 2007. According to a study published in the journal Clinical Pediatrics, the increase is due in large part to the growing number of TVs perched on top of tables and dressers. Nearly 50 percent of the injuries involved televisions.
Future Uncertain For 'The Boston Globe'
The New York Times Co. is in a standoff with workers at The Boston Globe. The Times Co. owns the Globe, and it's threatening to shut down the storied New England newspaper if it can't wrench $20 million in cuts from it.
Foreign Buyers May Assist In Housing Recovery
Gary Shilling, who owns an economic consulting and investment advisory firm and publishes Insight, a monthly report of economic forecasts and investment strategy, talks with Renee Montagne about possible signs of economic recovery.