Climatologist reviews huge storm with high winds MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley about the massive storm that swept in strong winds this week. It also included the lowest barometric pressure recorded in Minnesota. He also taled about the frost today, which is the latest frost in the Twin Cities since 1973.6:55 a.m.
Local aid brings local government into race for governor What a city spends on its police force or its parks doesn't usually get any attention in the Minnesota governor's race, but because the state's budget problems loom so centrally this year, local spending issues have been pulled in as well.7:20 a.m.
Q&A: The state of local government aid Jay Kiedrowski, who studies public finance at the University of Minnesota's Humphrey Institute, spoke with MPR's Morning Edition about the state's local government aid program.7:25 a.m.
Living for a month in a museum This morning, Twin Cities native Kate McGroarty woke up in Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry. In fact, she's been living inside the museum for the last week-and-a-half. McGroarty won a contest that gave her the opportunity to live in the museum for an entire month.8:45 a.m.
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Nevada Voters Confront Stark Choice In Senate Race
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is up against Tea Party favorite Sharron Angle, a former state assemblywoman who even some fellow Republicans find too extreme. Polls show a dead heat. Voters have until Friday night to cast early ballots.
Pennsylvania Senate Race Pivotal For Democrats
President Obama heads out on the campaign trail this weekend for one last push before Election Day. One of those stops is in Pennsylvania, where Democrats hope to pull off a come-from-behind victory in a U.S. Senate race. For most of the year, Republican Pat Toomey held what seemed to be an insurmountable lead in the polls. But in recent weeks, Democrat Joe Sestak has narrowed the gap.
Shaping State Laws With Little Scrutiny
Members of a private alliance of corporations and lawmakers called the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) have helped write hundreds of new state laws, including Arizona's much-debated immigration measure.
San Fran. Giants Humiliate Texas Rangers 9-0
Game 2 of the World Series was a blowout Thursday night. The San Francisco Giants dominated the Texas Rangers with strong pitching and a late-inning hitting spree. The final score: 9-0. The Giants now lead the series 2-0.
Scientists Help Make Brazil An Agriculture Dynamo
Brazil is the world's biggest exporter of beef, poultry, orange juice and sugar cane. It also supplies a quarter of the world's soybeans. A group of scientists is credited with turning Brazil into the agricultural superpower it is today.
How Brazil Challenged Europe, And Won
Trade official Pedro Camargo thought the World Trade Organization was stacked against Brazil. So one morning in 1994, he decided to take the world's most powerful countries to court.
Verizon Wireless Agrees To Fee Settlement
The Federal Communications Commission has been investigating mystery data fees on cell phone bills. Verizon Wireless in particular has been in the agency's cross hairs. The company has agreed to pay $25 million for improperly billing customers.
The Sweet, Social Legacy Of Cadbury Chocolate
When Deborah Cadbury was a child, an enormous box of Cadbury chocolates arrived on her doorstep every Christmas. It was just one of the perks of being related to a famous chocolate dynasty: the Cadburys. Cadbury delves into her family's legacy in Chocolate Wars.
Runners Lace Up Their Shoes For Charity
Marathons may be tough on the body but they are very good for charities. Ryan Lamppa, a spokesman for Running USA, says last year's road races raised $1 billion for charity. He says more than half of that came from marathons.
Democrats Hope To Benefit From Stewart's Rally
What started out as a comedy event appealing to moderation and reason has been appropriated as a rallying cry for liberal activists. Jon Stewart's "Rally to Restore Sanity" takes place Saturday in the nation's capital and is spawning political events elsewhere.