A new life for an old church A little 19th Century limestone church near Kenyon is slowly coming back to life. The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis boarded up St. Rose of Lima in 1961, and there it sat unused for nearly 50 years. But a special mass will be held at St. Rose today. There was one last year, too, thanks in part to community volunteer Jill Palof. Cathy Wurzer spoke with her in 2008.6:20 a.m.
Minn. judge finds hope in former Soviet courts A number of Minnesota judges have traveled to foreign countries to help other nations build independent court systems. The most recent was Senior U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson who just returned from two former eastern bloc nations.7:25 a.m.
North Korea Conducts Nuclear Test
North Korea says that it has successfully conducted its second nuclear test. The United Nations Security Council will meet Monday to discuss how to deal with the matter.
Iraqi Translator, U.S. Soldier Reunited In U.S.
Ali Jabber Yasary served as a translator for the U.S. military in Iraq until the violence in his country forced him and his wife to flee. Now, with the help of an American soldier he worked with in Iraq, Yasary has a new home in California. But thousands of other Iraqis who served U.S. forces in Iraq are still waiting.
Afghan Graduate Encourages Others To Succeed
Afghan Qiammuddin Amiry graduated Sunday from Colby College. Only a few years ago, he was weaving carpets in Kabul to help his family. He later worked as a translator with the British military, and it led to opportunities that earned him a scholarship and brought him to the United States. Now he helps bring more Afghan students to America, like Sikandar Ahmadi.
Thanks, Grandpa Tommy, For Saving The World
Commentator Baxter Black's grandfather was a junior petty officer in World War II. He's got no scrapbook of his service, no contacts with other veterans, no medals or pins commemorating his service. But Black honors him every day he draws a free breath.
British Prepare To Select New Singing Star
Susan Boyle, the less-than-glamorous, 48-year-old Scottish woman who became an overnight sensation on "Britain's Got Talent," got a standing ovation Sunday night performing "Memory" for the semifinal round.
'Deadliest Catch' Boat Docks In Seattle
A group of crab fishermen has brought the Sea Star, an old crab boat featured on the Discovery Channel show, to Seattle's fishermen's harbor, put a gift shop on the back deck and gone into business. They're trying to cash in on their reality show fame.
As Economy Improves, Gas Prices Go Up
Finance professor Ron Rizutto says demand is increasing, so inventories have been getting tighter. On top of that, he says, oil-producing nations are curtailing supply a bit in order to push up the prices.
Travel Kit Offers Smells From Home
A British travel Web site is offering a unique travel kit to customers who book 10 nights at a hotel through its site. Home From Home includes a pillowcase washed in a laundry powder of your choice, a spray bottle filled with the scent of your home and your favorite kind of cookies.