Metrodome roof replacement about 80 percent done About 80 percent of the new roof being installed on the Metrodome in Minneapolis is in place. The new roof was needed after the old one collapsed under the weight of snow during a blizzard last December. MPR's Jim Bickal went inside the stadium earlier this week and got an update on the project.6:55 a.m.
Mayor Rybak headed to Washington in search of tornado aid Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak is going to the White House next week to meet with members of the Obama administration. He's hoping to line up federal funding to aid in the recovery from the tornado that hit his city three-and-a-half weeks ago.7:20 a.m.
Can Bachmann serve her district while running for president? When U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann was in the spotlight at the Republican presidential debate in New Hampshire Monday evening, she missed a series of votes in Congress. Bachmann's new role as a presidential candidate means she will be spending even more time on the road campaigning, and less time in Minnesota and Washington, DC.7:25 a.m.
Hearing To Examine Terrorist Recruitment In Prisons
The House Homeland Security Committee holds a hearing Wednesday examining terrorist recruitment inside the walls of American jails and prisons. Experts say the number of criminals who turn to extremism behind bars is small but worrisome. Civil rights groups argue there's not enough evidence to hold a congressional hearing.
Pakistan Arrests CIA Informants Tied To Bin Laden
Pakistanis who fed information to the CIA in advance of the raid on Osama Bin Laden's compound have been arrested by Pakistan's intelligence agency. While people have been taken into custody, there are differing reports about who they are.
'Fast Fashion': Italians Wary Of Chinese On Their Turf
The Italian town of Prato is home to the largest concentration of Chinese residents in Europe. In this textile center, the Chinese have created a parallel, off-the-books economy — hiring illegal workers and selling items at low prices. As their wealth has grown, Italian resentment has spread.
Iowa Residents Hope New Levee Will Save Hamburg
In southwest Iowa, crews have been working to save a tiny town from the rising Missouri River. Hamburg, Iowa, is of particular concern, following the breach of a nearby levee. Crews are building up another earthen levee just outside of town.
In Teaching, Pink Slips Are A Way Of Life
For many teachers, job uncertainty is one of the biggest downsides of their profession. Recent estimates from the American Association of School Administrators show that about a quarter-million educators could face layoffs in the coming year as states cut education spending.
Polarizing Union Law Takes Effect In Wisconsin
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has cleared the way for substantial cuts to collective bargaining rights for the state's public workers. The ruling is a victory for Republican Gov. Scott Walker.
Another Internet Company's IPO Is Successful
The Internet music service Pandora sells shares to the public on the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday. Pandora's IPO, or initial public offering, was part of a frenzy for stocks in Internet companies, especially those that connect people and have huge numbers of users. Pandora has more than 90 million.
Greeks Fed Up With Ineffective Austerity Measures
In Greece, national anger continues to rise over the lack of progress in dealing with the country's national debt. A year after the first bailout, and the austerity measures that went with it, most Greeks see no improvement and fear more suffering lies ahead.