Dayton walks fine line on mining as he seeks second term Union members who are pushing for expanded mining say the governor needs to take a stronger stand in favor of mining or he could lose votes this fall. But taking that stand would put him at odds environmental groups.5:45 a.m.
Minneapolis' biggest buildings enlisted to fight climate change The largest buildings in Minneapolis must meet a June 1 deadline to report their energy and water use to the city. That data will eventually become public, and city officials hope it will lead those who manage and use those buildings to find ways to use less energy.6:50 a.m.
May colder than normal despite recent warm up MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley about summer arriving this week in earnest in much of the state with above average temperatures. He says, despite that warm up, May was colder than normal. Seeley also has a wet forecast for the weekend and next week.6:55 a.m.
Photos: Think the roads are bad now? That's nothing In the early days of Minnesota, roads were not good. The railroad took people long distances and the roads were an afterthought. But with the advent of automobiles and bicylces, the Good Roads Movement took hold in the state, leading to the creation of the State Department of Highways in 1917.7:40 a.m.
Lynx overcoming injury issues in hot start The undefeated Minnesota Lynx of the WNBA are at home tonight against the San Antonio Stars. MPR News' Cathy Wurzer spoke with Howard Sinker, a digital sports editor for the Star Tribune, about what's been working for the Lynx so far this year.8:45 a.m.
Terror Attacks In China Take An Alarming Turn
China is no stranger to ethnic violence, but militants are now using suicide attacks and targeting civilians. Beijing say foreign Islamist influence is behind the new, more sophisticated tactics.
Drone Wars: Who Owns The Air?
There are lots of entrepreneurs who would love to build drone-based businesses. But right now, there's a battle over whether it's legal for drones to take to the sky.
SpaceX Founder Elon Musk Reveals New Spacecraft
The private space flight company SpaceX has unveiled the manned version of its Dragon space capsule at its California headquarters. Founder Elon Musk has promised to make space flight inexpensive.