Minnesota Public Radio Stories
How a caregiver learns to care for herself Ev Emerson, the wife of Bruce Kramer, teaches music at the Normandale Elementary French Immersion School in Edina, and is also looking after her husband after he was diagnosed with ALS. In our latest conversation, they talk about the challenges of care-giving. 6:50 a.m.
Medtronic to be based in Ireland, but says 1,000 Minnesota jobs will be added Medtronic's deal to buy Ireland-based competitor Covidien is the latest in a series of acquisitions by medical-device manufacturers. The companies are seeking to expand their offerings and contain costs in response to price curbs forced by the nation's new health care law. 7:20 a.m.
Mpls. civil rights director's style under fire A recently released text of a speech Velma Korbel made last year to employees lends credence to complaints about her management style. She is also engaged in an unusually public feud with the chair of the City Council committee overseeing her department. 7:25 a.m.
Green Line open for commuters Weekday commuters are riding the Green Line to work for the first time today. 7:40 a.m.
Tegan and Sara: It Got Better Tegan and Sara, twin sisters from Calgary, will be performing tonight at First Avenue in Minneapolis. They recently recorded a video for the "It Got Better" series. 8:49 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Pakistan Launches Military Operation To Root Out Militants
The offensive is in North Waziristan, a tribal area in the mountains bordering Afghanistan, and a haven for the Taliban and other militants. Tens of thousands of residents are pouring out of the area.
Gulf Neighbors Struggle To Deal With Militant Advance In Iraq
The takeover of much of Iraq — one of the hubs of the Middle East — by extremist militants has shaken the region. How do Iraq's neighbors see the conflict rippling throughout the area?
Hunting For Alien Bug And Seed Invaders At Baltimore's Port
A few weeks ago, U.S. Customs and Border Protection spotted an unfamiliar moth in a shipment of organic soybeans. It was a small victory in the effort to prevent the spread of exotic pests.
Satao, Legendary Tusker In Kenya, Killed By Poachers
The beloved elephant was killed by ivory poachers despite monitoring efforts. Renee Montagne talks to Richard Moller, the founder of Tsavo Trust, which works for the survival of Africa's elephants.
Bachelor Party Attendees Make Rare Discovery
A bachelor party was "cruising by" the lake shore at Elephant Butte State Park in New Mexico when they spotted the skull of a mastodon, with its teeth and tusks intact.
U.S. World Cup Team To Take The Field Against Ghana
After months of analysis about America's chances in Brazil, it's time for the U.S. men's soccer team to play. Monday's game against Ghana begins a U.S. campaign through the so-called group of death.
Father Devises A 'Bionic Pancreas' To Help Son With Diabetes
Insulin monitors and pumps are getting better, but a person with diabetes will tell you they're far from ideal. Potential solutions include one that delivers two hormones to control blood sugar.
Starbucks Brews Up College Educations For Employees
Starbucks will pay for the online college education of thousands of its U.S. employees, according to The New York Times. The program is part of a partnership with Arizona State University.
Kerry Gathers World Players To Focus On Protecting Oceans
About 80 countries will be represented over the next two days at a State Department conference. They will discuss overfishing and pollution with government officials, scientists and business leaders.
Federal Reserve Has New Worries About Inflation Rate
After years of concern about prices and wages going up too much, central banks are worried about too little inflation. Linda Wertheimer talks to David Wessel of the Brookings Institution.
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