New North Shore guidebook explains Minnesota's origins If you've ever walked along the North Shore of Lake Superior, you might have wondered how the rugged scenery came to be.
A geologist and a naturalist have teamed up to write a guidebook for hikers in the eight state parks along the North Shore.7:25 a.m.
Monday Markets with Chris Farrell MPR's Cathy Wurzer talks to Chris Farrell, our chief economics correspondent, about the failing strength of the U.S. dollar and the threat of recession.7:50 a.m.
Community theater welcomes all Minnesotans have long had a love affair with community theater. There are approximately 300 such theaters across the state, from Grand Marais to Fergus Falls to Owatonna, and many have thrived for decades. This week we look at the success of community theaters in the region.7:55 a.m.
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Columbia Faces Protests over Iranian President
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is set to speak at Columbia University in New York. Columbia's invitation has faced criticism from politicians, religious groups and other organizations. But the university has not backed down.
Rice Seeks New Focus on Middle East Peace
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will convene a Middle East peace conference this fall. Getting Arab states, including Syria, involved is seen as a key. Analysts also say the secretary must increase the intensity of her diplomatic efforts.
Missouri Law on Abortion Clinics Faces Review
A federal judge is reviewing a Missouri law that requires abortion providers to become licensed as ambulatory surgical centers. To do so may require retrofitting offices to meet codes. Those who favor abortion rights see the law as politically motivated.
Waiting for a Showdown My Cancer blogger Leroy Sievers says things have been too quiet lately. All he and his doctors can do is wait to see what turn his disease takes next; and that's starting to get to him.
Myanmar Protests Draw Huge Throng
As many as 100,000 anti-government protesters led by a phalanx of Buddhist monks march through Yangon, the largest crowd to demonstrate in Myanmar's biggest city since a 1988 pro-democracy uprising that was brutally crushed by the military.
Mother, Son Share Experiences of War
In 2001, Lt. Katherine Flynn Nolan returned to Normandy for the first time since World War II and immediately began having flashbacks. The veteran nurse and her youngest son, who treated troops for combat stress in Afghanistan, recount their shared experiences, decades apart.
Dell Chases Greater Share of Chinese Market
Dell will offer PCs through Gome, China's largest electronics retailer. Dell is the world's second-largest computer maker but has fallen behind selling to the booming Chinese market. Currently, only 10 percent of computers sold in China are made by Dell.
Apple's iPhone Heads to Europe
Apple will begin selling its iPhone in France, Germany and Britain in November. Apple has been hyping the launch, but the iPhone is expected to be a tougher sell in Europe. The network may be slow and then there are the hackers to worry about.
Microsoft to Debut Final Halo Game
The final installment of Microsoft's video game trilogy, Halo, goes on sale at midnight. Psychologists at Microsoft have used sophisticated testing to help designers create an experience that won't be too hard, or too easy.