Senate candidates take different views of health care Democrat Amy Klobuchar, Republican Mark Kennedy and Independence Party candidate Robert Fitzgerald have all proposed ways to provide more health insurance coverage by controlling the cost of health care.7:20 a.m.
The races round Mankato Three of the legislative seats round Mankato are open in November. That doesn't mean whoever wins will lack political experience.7:48 a.m.
Film festival honors greatest generation A film festival this weekend at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul honors the lives of regular Minnesotans who lived through extraordinary times.8:24 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
A Bay-Area Billionaire's Annual Gift of Music
An unusual music festival begins in San Francisco Friday: The Hardly Strictly Bluegrass event features 60 bands playing on five stages, some of the biggest — and smallest — names in the genre. It's all a gift to the Bay Area from a music-loving native son.
New Mexico House Race Too Close to Call
In Albuquerque, N.M., Republican Rep. Heather Wilson faces a challenge from Democratic Attorney General Patricia Madrid in one of the closest house races of the year. The Iraq war is a key issue, as is the Mark Foley case.
Resurgent Taliban's Strength Runs Deep
The Taliban are back in Afghanistan, battling NATO forces in the country's south. They're based in neighboring Pakistan, according to author and journalist Ahmed Rashid.
NATO Beats Taliban in Battle, Works to Win War
The Afghan people are looking for security and displays of strength, according to U.S. Army Col. Steve Williams. He is a deputy commander of NATO forces in Afghanistan. Williams tells Renee Montagne that the military cannot win the war in southern Afghanistan without winning the hearts of the people.
Body Armor Saves 'Lucky' Marine in Iraq
Gunnery Sgt. Shawn Dempsey has high praise for the body armor he wears, even though many complain it's too heavy for patrolling in the heat of the Iraqi desert. A sniper's bullet left a hole in the Marine's armor, but the equipment saved his life.
Bombing Trial Highlights India's Hindu-Muslim Divide
A trial underway in Mumbai is putting the tense relationship between Hindus and Muslims under further strain. The court proceeding is for a bombing that took place 13 years ago, and there are over 120 defendants.
Wal-Mart Expanding Generic Drug Program
Wal-Mart has announced it's expanding a plan to charge $4 for some generic drugs to stores throughout the state, after testing it in Tampa. Company officials say they expect to take the program national next year.
Goodyear Contract Talks Collapse, Employees Strike
At least 15,000 Goodyear workers are off the job as strikes begin at plants in 10 states and Canada. As Daniel Hockensmith of member station WKSU reports, talks between labor and management fell apart Thursday.