Commentator Smith won't use web for election results As the polls close this evening, you will find up-to-the-minute results on our website. We will have a map of the latest presidential returns. We'll also be tracking the balance of power in the U.S. Senate and in the Minnesota House. You can find it all at MinnesotaPublicRadio.org. One person who will not be staring at his computer for results is commentator Peter Smith. He has a different plan.6:50 a.m.
Picturing the cold Minneapolis photographer Stuart Klipper captures images on film of places most people will never have the chance to see in person. His new book "The Antarctic: From the Circle to the Pole" explores the stark loneliness of the Antarctic landscape.6:55 a.m.
Avoiding the lines on Election Day Election Day is upon us and you no doubt have questions. Will the lines be long? What if the polling place closes while I'm in line? When are the best times to avoid long lines?7:25 a.m.
Wis. Schools' Money Tied To At-Risk German Bank
As the global economic crisis unfolds, a group of school districts in Wisconsin has found itself at one end of a chain of exotic and risky financial products. At the other end is a German bank beset by problems — one whose fortunes could affect municipalities across the United States.
High Court To Revisit Issue Of Vulgar Speech On Air
The U.S. Supreme Court is stepping back into the issue of vulgar language on the nation's regulated airwaves. Much has changed in the 30 years since it upheld a ban on airing the "seven dirty words" before 10 p.m., when children are likely to be watching or listening.
Effects Of Global Financial Crisis Emerge In Senegal
The worldwide economic turmoil is showing signs of impact in the West African city of Dakar, as rising prices of food, fuel and fertilizer threaten the livelihood of the nation's poor. Africa will not be immune to the financial crisis, a World Bank executive says.
Chicago Hosts Obama's Election Night Party
Officials in Chicago are expecting nearly a million people to pour into the city's streets for Barack Obama's election night event. Chicago's skyline will be the backdrop for the party, which will be in the city's main park. It is a ticketed event with standing room only for about 65,000 people.
McCain's Results Party At Biltmore In Phoenix
John McCain's election night party will be at the Arizona Biltmore Resort in Phoenix. Roughly 3,000 invited guests and the media will be there. The lush Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired resort was built 79 years ago, and every president since Herbert Hoover has slept there.
Obama's Grandmother Dies Before Election Day
Barack Obama's maternal grandmother has died of cancer in Hawaii. Madelyn Payne Dunham was 86. The Democratic presidential nominee says Dunham was the cornerstone of the family and a woman of extraordinary accomplishment, strength and humility.
Too Young To Vote, But Not To Volunteer
Two students from Seaholm High School in Birmingham, Mich., are volunteering at an election precinct. The two friends don't share the same political viewpoints. Ashley Harte and Scott Stoddard are too young to vote, but they tell Renee Montagne this election is too thrilling to miss.
TV Stations Losing Revenue In Bad Economy
The end of the election season means the end of election ads on local television stations. While that may be good news to some viewers, it's bad news for TV stations' budgets as the economic downturn squeezes local stations.
Politics Undercut Mortgages For Illegal Workers
Over the past four years, tens of thousands of illegal immigrants living in the U.S. have bought homes. Banks that have made such mortgages say in some cases they perform better than some loans taken out by U.S. citizens. But many lenders are pulling out of this market because of the downturn in the economy and political reactions.
Gloomy Economy Responsible For Lower Gas Prices
The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline is down to about $2.40, according to a survey from the Energy Department. In parts of the South and Midwest, gas is selling for less than $2 a gallon. It's a sharp drop from earlier in the year, when gas prices were approaching $5 a gallon. One reason for the drop is the slumping economy.