Netting is family tradition at Lake Mille Lacs Minnesota's walleye season opens this weekend, but for members of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, the walleye harvest began a couple of weeks ago with the start of the netting season.6:48 a.m.
Flu preparation on the local level Fears of a deadly H1N1 flu outbreak may be easing for now. But people on the front lines of public health -- in county and city health departments -- are still preparing for the worst.7:45 a.m.
Judge throws out most claims in Fong Lee lawsuit A U.S. District Court judge has thrown out nearly all the charges filed by the family of Fong Lee against the city of Minneapolis and Officer Jason Andersen. Andersen shot and killed Fong Lee in 2006, and his family had claimed a coverup.7:50 a.m.
Art Hounds: Week of May 7 Each week Minnesota Public Radio News asks three people from the Minnesota arts scene to be "Art Hounds." Their job is to step outside their own work and hunt down something exciting that's going on in local arts.8:45 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Pullman Porters Helped Build Black Middle Class
Porters combined their meager salaries with tips, and saved to put their children and grandchildren through college, says author Larry Tye. But their early unionizing efforts also laid the groundwork for the civil rights movement.
Former Piracy Hot Spot Sees Huge Drop In Attacks
Five years ago, piracy was the scourge of Southeast Asia, not Somalia. Back then, about 40 percent of reported sea attacks occurred in the Strait of Malacca. Now, those attacks have fallen off, due to greater regional cooperation and increased resources.
Kindle DX: Size Might Matter After All
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos hopes the Kindle DX, a bigger version of Amazon's electronic reading device, will attract more digital newspaper subscribers thanks to its larger screen. Newspapers hope so, too.
After Stress Tests, Banks Eager To Repay Bailout
The nation's biggest banks have undergone stress tests to gauge their health in case the recession deepens. As a result, several of them will need to raise more capital. The healthier ones are eager to repay the TARP bailout money they borrowed from Washington. But the government says "not so fast."
Inside The New Flu Virus
Scientists tracking swine flu have discovered that the new virus emerged last fall and had been circulating undetected in Mexico until last month. Genetic analysis of the virus is proceeding at a furious pace. The aim is to find clues on what to expect if the virus re-emerges.
Obama Urges Cooperation In Fighting Extremism
Afghan and Pakistani officials are meeting again in Washington — as the Obama Administration tries to get both countries cooperating more in the fight against extremism. It was a crucial day of meetings Wednesday with the leaders of the United States, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Battle Lines Drawn In Health Care Overhaul
It's not getting much attention lately, but Congress is busy doing preliminary work on a health care overhaul bill. New Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius made her official debut before a House committee on Wednesday, and battle lines are becoming clearer.
Biden's Burden: VP Adjusting To White House Role
Vice President Joe Biden has been given a number of wide-ranging responsibilities as an all-around adviser to the White House. There have, however, been some bumps along the way as Biden tries to fit in to President Obama's highly disciplined administration.
Volkswagen, Porsche To Combine Operations
Porsche and Volkswagen have agreed to integrate operations, and create one company with ten brands under its roof. Porsche already owns a 51 percent stake in Volkswagen, which is Europe's largest automaker in terms of sales.
Homeowners Find Loan Modification Slow Going
The Obama administration has begun doling out the first chunk of $75 billion to several banks nationwide to help struggling homeowners stay in their homes. The Making Home Affordable program was designed to help lenders offset the cost of modifying home loans.