One of the 3 M's stands for music 3M is known for thousands of products--from Post-It Notes and air filters to cancer treatments. But the Maplewood-based company also makes music, much of it produced by the 50-year-old 3M Club Symphony Orchestra.7:53 a.m.
MPR's Cathy Wurzer talks with University of Minnesota climitologist about the warm weather in May and how June weather is shaping up.7:55 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Bloody Month in Iraq, Despite U.S. Troop 'Surge'
At least 122 Americans were killed in Iraq in May, the third-highest monthly toll since the U.S.-led invasion. An rise in forces was aimed at giving the Iraqi government a chance to end internal conflicts. Is it working?
Retired Generals Decry Military Politics
Retired generals have begun speaking out about what they say is the increasing politicization of the military. They say senior officers are expected to echo the Bush administration's official line on the war on terror.
How Common are Drug-Resistant Diseases?
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, discusses drug-resistant diseases. How common are they? How difficult are they to treat?
Museum to Honor Victims of WW II Prison Camp
After Japan took the Philippines in World War II, more than 2,000 U.S. and allied troops were held in prison camp in Shenyang, China. Their detention center is being made into a museum.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez Goes Home Again
The Nobel Prize-winning writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez returns to his home village, Aracataca, Colombia, to mark his upcoming 80th birthday. It's the 40th anniversary of his masterwork, One Hundred Years of Solitude.
Housing Slump Leads to Sluggish Economic Growth
The Commerce Department says economic growth almost stopped this quarter, mostly due to the nationwide housing slump. But most economists forecast a rebound, not a recession. That's partly because of a healthy job market.
Gas Station Owner Raises Prices in Protest
In San Francisco, the sign at a certain Shell station has read $4.43 a gallon for a month — 79 cents more than the average price in the area. The station owner was protesting rent and other costs. Now he's shutting down the station.
Credit Cards Bigger Part of College Debt
No sooner than many college graduates collect their degrees they have to start paying off debts: student loans and credit cards. Expert Ruth Susswein of the advocacy group Consumer Action says the key is to pay on time and to pay as much over the minimum as possible. Susswein talks with Renee Montagne about how college students can pay off their credit card debt or avoid it all together.