Federal health law becoming an issue in governor's race A plan that would shift about 100,000 low-income Minnesotans from two state health programs into a federal program has the support of three Democratic and the Independence Party candidates for governor. Rep. Tom Emmer, the Republican candidate, opposes the plan.7:20 a.m.
Hospitals call for more talks with nurses Twin Cities hospitals are asking nurses to stop posturing and get back to the bargaining table. The hospitals' plea comes nearly a week after an overwhelming majority of nurses rejected new contract offers and authorized a one-day strike.7:25 a.m.
Unemployed teacher reflects on the search This week on Minnesota Public Radio News we're looking at how the Great Recession is transforming the job market here in Minnesota. One person dealing with that transformation is Randy Muske. He's an unemployed high school math teacher, who lives in Lakeville. He's been job hunting for nearly a year now. But he hasn't been able to find a permanent position -- even though he has a master's degree in mathematics.7:40 a.m.
In tough job market, colleges help grads network with alumni College students graduating this spring face one of the toughest job markets in a generation.
That challenge has prompted two Minnesota colleges to become more aggressive in connecting students with alumni who could help them get that first job.7:45 a.m.
EPA Pressures BP To Reduce Toxic Dispersant
BP is under pressure from the federal government to reduce the amount of a chemical it's using to disperse the oil spewing into the Gulf of Mexico from a blown-out underwater well. BP says if it can find a less toxic alternative that is equally effective and available, it will switch to that product.
Rush Limbaugh's Conservative Charge
Former New York Daily News columnist Zev Chafets has written a new biography of the conservative radio host, whose talk show has been the most popular in the country for nearly 20 years. Rush Limbaugh: An Army of One tracks Limbaugh's career and his attitude toward his newest liberal opponents in the Obama White House.
Seoul Resumes Propaganda War Against North Korea
South Korea says it will exercise its right to self defense in case of further aggression by North Korea. The South accuses North Korea of torpedoing one of its navy ships in March. The South has launched a psychological campaign against Pyongyang showing North Koreans how much better life is in the South.
Military Offensive Against North Korea Unlikely
Tensions are rising on the Korean peninsula following Seoul's charge that North Korea sank one of its warships, killing 46 crewmen. South Korea's president said his country is stopping nearly all trade with the North — a move the U.S. supports. Despite the heated rhetoric, all sides know that a military response would be devastating to the region.
Britain's New Government Revisits Human Rights Act
Britain is wrestling with the dilemma of how to deal with foreigners who are suspected of being terrorists but who haven't been charged and can't be deported because they'd face torture or death in their homelands. The debate has become a political football within the British government's ruling coalition.
Sen. Boxer's GOP Challengers Aren't Pulling Punches
President Obama travels to California on Tuesday to raise money for Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer. Her unabashed liberalism has marked her as a senator Republicans love to hate. And with voters' anti-incumbent mood, three potential Republican challengers think this is the year they can beat her.
Some Latinos Support Arizona's New Immigration Law
Latinos nationwide have mobilized in protest against Arizona's new immigration law. They've called for boycotts, led marches and demanded change from Congress. But not all Hispanic-Americans living in Arizona are opposed to the law. Some say it's a much-needed crackdown.
Stocks React To Korea Tension, Europe Debt
Stock markets across Asia ended their trading day much lower, with indexes down 2 to 3 percent as military tension on the Korean peninsula adds to investor worries. And in Europe, there are concerns that several governments won't be able to pay back their debts.
High Court Rules Against NFL In Antitrust Case
The Supreme Court ruled Monday that the exclusive merchandising deal that the NFL has with Reebok is an infringement of antitrust laws. The challenge to the deal was brought by a company that once produced NFL team caps and claims it was frozen out of the business by the Reebok deal.