Legislators brace for marriage vote fallout Same-sex marriage is a big step closer to being legal in Minnesota, with Thursday's state House vote 75-59 in favor. But groups on both sides of the issue are already measuring the political fallout from the vote and what it will mean for next year's election.5:40 a.m.
Historic same-sex marriage vote brings emotional crowd to Capitol Same sex-marriage, an issue that's dominated Minnesota politics for two years, may soon become a reality after a state House vote on Thursday. And as lawmakers debated the issue, thousands of people representing opposing views filled the Capitol rotunda, hoping to influence the historic moment.5:45 a.m.
Icy lakes put chill on business for walleye opener The walleye season is expected to get off to a slower than usual start this weekend. The walleye opener is typically one of the busiest weekends for resort communities. But this year many of the lakes in northern Minnesota still have ice on them.6:45 a.m.
Climatologist says fishing opener to be windy and cold MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley about the weather for the walleye fishing opener in Minnesota this weekend. He also reviews some snowfall records set in parts of southeastern Minnesota earlier in May.6:50 a.m.
SPCO returns to the stage after a bitter lockout After a punishing contract dispute and a five-month lockout, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra returned to the stage last night for the first time since musicians and management reached a labor settlement. On the surface the concert was all about the music, but underneath, raw emotions remain.7:45 a.m.
Cleveland Case Brings To Mind Jaycee Dugard's Kidnapping
Ally Jacobs is a retired police officer, who was one of two women who helped crack the Jaycee Dugard case after an odd meeting with the man who turned out to be Dugard's kidnapper. She talks to Steve Inskeep about the importance of following one's intuition and acting on it.
Baz Luhrmann's Style Suffocates 'Gatsby' The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic, has been turned into a film five times. Morning Edition's reviewer says the latest version is nothing to brag about.
What Does 'Sexual Coercion' Say About A Society?
Anthropologists have long documented the differences in the extent of sexual coercion — including rape — in different human societies. But is it a vestige of evolutionary history, indicative of cultural activity or governed by power dynamics between females and males?
U.S. Dollar Hits A Four-Year High Against Japan's Yen
Japan's currency, the yen, is falling like crazy against the U.S. dollar — just the way the central bank there planned. Japan's economy has been stagnant for nearly two decades, and a weak yen makes Japan more attractive to tourists and foreign investors.
Cybercriminals Drain $45 Million From ATMs Around The World
Prosecutors in New York have announced charges against eight men for their roles in a "massive, 21st century bank heist." The operation stole more than $45 million from ATMs around the world in a matter of hours. Prosecutors declined to comment on who organized the heist, or where the hackers may be located.
Peers Find Less Pressure Borrowing From Each Other
The Internet has managed to disrupt many industries, from publishing to music. So why not lending? Google's recent investment in Lending Club has raised the profile of peer-to-peer lending, which gets borrowers and lenders together outside the conventional banking system.