The state of politics in Minnesota Health care and public safety have become the top issues in the race for Minnesota governor. Incumbent Republican Tim Pawlenty and DFL challenger Mike Hatch are battling with each other from the stump, and on TV ads on the two issues.7:44 a.m.
Author Edna O'Brien to be on Talking Volumes
Author Edna O'Brien appears at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul Monday night for Talking Volumes to discuss her long career and her newest book, "The Light of Evening." It is a story that reveals how unresolved her feelings still are about how and where she grew up in Ireland. Minnesota Public Radio's Kerri Miller reports.7:48 a.m.
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Policymakers Get Cross-Border View of Immigration
As North Carolina's Hispanic community booms, a nongovernmental organization is sending local policymakers on a weeklong visit to Mexico to foster cross-cultural understanding and better policy decisions.
An American Story: Give Me Back My 'H!'
Not that you would have noticed, but a long time ago, on Sept. 4, 1890, the president of the United States quietly began to attack the letter "H." Not all "Hs." Just the ones that sit quietly at the ends of many city, town and village names.
More Americans, Iraqis Killed as Ramadan Ends
The Islamic holy month of Ramadan has been a deadly time in Iraq. Eighty-seven American troops have been killed in Iraq in October. It's the highest monthly death toll of the year. But the number of Americans killed is dwarfed by the number of Iraqis who have died in the same period.
Capitol Complex Workers Sue Over Lung Disease
Beneath Capitol Hill are five miles of tunnels filled with infrastructure for the Congress. For years, big slabs of concrete have been falling off the ceilings and stirring up clouds of asbestos. Workers say they've developed lung disease.
Skilling to Be Sentenced for Enron Conviction
Jeffrey Skilling's sentencing for his part in the Enron collapse takes place in Houston. Skilling is the former CEO of Enron, and is accused of pushing the company to bankruptcy in 2001.
iPod Digital Music Player Turns Five
On this day five years ago, the iPod music player from Apple was introduced. It caught the attention of music lovers, both for what it could do -- allow them to fit much of their music in their pocket -- and for the way it looked.
Toothbrush Plays Pop Tunes
You might turn on your radio or CD player while getting ready in the bathroom. But how about your toothbrush? A toy company has created one that actually plays pop songs.
Iraq Issue Plagues Republicans Ahead of Elections
Midterm elections are just two weeks away and all polling is pointing toward Democratic gains in Congress, as well as in statehouses around the country. The main issue driving voters away from the Republican Party is the war in Iraq.