In Rochester, squeezed by health care costs despite the overhaul In Rochester, health care is more expensive than anywhere else in Minnesota because the Mayo Clinic sets the region's prices. That's the reality facing southeast Minnesota. Despite the federal Affordable Care Act and the new MNsure health coverage marketplace.7:20 a.m.
Gophers looking for more after big win over Nebraska The University of Minnesota football team upset Nebraska on Saturday 34-23. It was the team's second Big Ten win in a row with interim head coach Tracy Claeys at the helm. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Howard Sinker, a digital sports editor for the Star Tribune, about how the Gophers beat Nebraska.8:45 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
The Slow, Uneven Rebuilding After Superstorm Sandy
A year after the storm, some families in New York City's hardest-hit neighborhoods have managed to rebuild their homes and their lives. Some are waiting to find out more about new building codes and flood insurance rates. And others are ready to sell their flood-damaged properties and move on.
Eastern Ports Spend Billions, But Will New Ships Come?
Ports along the East Coast are scrambling to dredge and expand so they can accommodate larger ships expected once the Panama Canal widening is complete in 2015. Politicians and port executives in the East call it a game-changer. Other industry leaders, including port officials on the West Coast, say despite the billions of dollars being spent, the wider Panama Canal is not likely to bring much new shipping to the East Coast.
Phone-Hacking Trial Begins In U.K.
Renee Montagne talks to NPR's Philip Reeves about the start of the News of the World phone-hacking trial in London. Among others, two former editors of the now-defunct tabloid — Andy Coulson and Rebekah Brooks — have been charged with a raft of offenses, including some that carry a prison sentence.
A Churchill 'Quote' That U.S. Politicians Will Never Surrender
Winston Churchill's backhanded compliment to Americans — that they'll always do the right thing, after trying everything else — is often repeated by members of Congress. There's no evidence that Churchill ever said it, but don't expect that to stop politicians from quoting it.
Recipe For Strong Teen Bones: Exercise, Calcium And Vitamin D
These days teenagers shun milk and reach for the energy drinks. That doesn't bode well for their bones, since most of the adult skeleton is built between ages 9 and 14. Calcium and vitamin are crucial, but perhaps the most surprising ingredient for strong bones is exercise.
Some Health Screenings May Harm More Than Help
The medical screening tests offered by churches and other nonprofits may sound like a great idea. But some of the tests, which are performed by for-profit companies, are not recommended by national organizations because they can lead to invasive testing and unnecessary treatment.
Bitcoin ATM Set To Go Into Operation In Canada
The world's first Bitcoin ATM will be ready for use this week at a coffee shop in Vancouver, Canada. Bitcoin is a digital currency used to purchase products online. Up until now, converting bitcoins to cash has been somewhat of a convoluted process, taking a few days to deposit into your bank.