Candidate's education view shaped as superintendent Among the endorsed major party candidates for governor, only Peter Hutchinson of the Independence Party has never before held elected office. But he has a public record, serving more than three years as the superintendent of the Minneapolis school district.7:20 a.m.
Opening statements in Rodriguez trial expected today
Alfonso Rodriguez, Jr., 53, is charged with kidnapping resulting in the death of Dru Sjodin. The 22-year-old University of North Dakota student was last seen leaving a Grand Forks Mall on November 22, 2003. Her body was discovered the following April near Crookston, MN. If convicted, Rodriguez could face the death penalty. Fill-in host Perry Finelli spoke with Minnesota Public Radio News reporter Bob Reha about the trial.7:54 a.m.
Moss returns to Minnesota for Vikings' first preseason game, Twins hope to recover from weekend losses
Fill-in host Perry Finelli spoke with Morning Edition sports commentator Steve Rudolph.8:23 a.m.
Monday Markets with Chris Farrell
Fill-in host Perry Finelli spoke with Minnesota Public Radio's Chief Economics Correspondent Chris Farrell to discuss the latest economic news.8:54 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Dan Penn: 'A Little Something I Like' in Music
The late 1960s were the golden age of Soul music. In studios located in Muscle Shoals, Ala., and Memphis, Tenn., legends like Aretha Franklin, Percy Sledge and Otis Redding were recording songs that proved timeless. And many of them were made with Dan Penn.
Cease-Fire Brings Quiet Along Lebanon-Israel Border
Thousands of Lebanese are heading home, and Israelis are emerging from bomb shelters, with the beginning of a cease-fire between Israel and Hezbollah guerrillas. The cease-fire put an end to fighting that began five weeks ago when Hezbollah abducted two Israeli soldiers.
Israel Remains on Alert During Cease-Fire
Israeli troops welcome the cease-fire with Hezbollah guerrillas as a chance to rest. But the Israeli military remains ready to resume full operations if ordered to attack again. About 30,000 Israeli forces remained in Lebanon.
A New York Cop with Mob Connections
Louis Eppolito was a decorated New York cop who came from a longtime mob family. Then he was convicted of working as a mob hit man. But his conviction was recently overturned on a technicality.
Russia Struggles to Stem Art Thefts
Last week, Russian officials announced that drawings worth millions of dollars had disappeared from a state archive. They confirmed that, over the past several years, hundreds of artifacts had been stolen from the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg.
Microsoft Tunes Security on Next Windows Release
Microsoft's invitation to hackers to try to poke holes in the security features of the newest version of Windows -- called Vista -- raises questions about whether a computer operating system can ever be completely secure.
U.S. Fights Online Gambling with Arrests
One of the largest online gambling sites, Bet On Sports, has shut down its U.S.-market operations. The move came a few weeks after its CEO was arrested in Texas on charges that the company violated U.S. gambling laws.
Britain Eases Terror-Threat Alert Level
The British government says the country's terror-threat level is taking a step down from "critical" to "severe." The slight improvement comes days after more than 20 people were arrested for an alleged terror plot against airlines. London continues to suffer flight cancellations related to the increased security.