Beltrami County youth suicide rate highest in the state Beltrami County health advocates are reacting to a report showing the county has the highest suicide rate in the state for young people. Agencies are reaching out to schools, but drastic funding cuts are making it a challenge.7:20 a.m.
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A Soldier's Journey from Iraq to Grad School
Demond Mullins spent a year in Iraq with the National Guard. When he came back, he felt alienated and angry at what he had seen and done in the war. Now Mullins has found a degree of peace and understanding in higher learning.
Singing Law Professor Rocks the Classroom
For nearly 20 years, Professor Mark Pettit has been spicing up his classes by singing legal spoofs of Top 40 hits, like Michael Jackson's "Beat It" (Pettit sings "Breach It"). He has a collection of greatest hits — all student written — that run from rap to rock.
Poll: Education, Income Segregates Blacks
A new poll by the Pew Research Center shows that many African-Americans say they can no longer be seen as a single race. Work ethic and education are creating a class divide. Nearly 40 percent of low-income blacks say they have nothing in common with middle-income and poor blacks.
Oil Profits Fund Future Explorations
With a barrel of oil hovering above $90, many of the major oil companies are heading for the Gulf of Mexico. Higher oil revenues mean they can spend more to drill farther out at sea and deeper down.
Military's Oil Needs Not Deterred by Price Spike
The military is the world's single, largest purchaser of oil given the fleet of tanks, planes and ships guzzling about 340,000 barrels a day. But the Defense Department isn't as threatened by high oil prices as it is by oil being in short supply.
Smoking Robot Doesn't Register Nicotine's Effect
Officials from the Federal Trade Commission tell Congress that the machines used to measure chemicals in cigarettes don't "smoke" the way humans do, and thus don't accurately reflect the chemicals smokers inhale.
Study: Mental Health Issues After War
A study in The Journal of the American Medical Association says the invisible injuries plaguing soldiers returning from war — such as post-traumatic stress disorder or depression — are common mental health problems that show up several months after a soldier gets home.
Asian Stocks Rise on Wall Street's Rally
Asian markets surge after a strong advance in the U.S. stock market. The Dow Jones industrial average rallied more than 300 points on news that Goldman Sachs expects to emerge fairly unscathed from the credit crisis.
Gates Foundation Teams with China to Fight AIDS
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation forms a partnership with the Chinese government to fight HIV-AIDS. It comes with a grant of $50 million. The effort aims to help identify at-risk populations so they can be referred to counseling and testing centers.
Baby Boomers Likely to Retire Later
Almost 80 million baby boomers will be eligible to receive Social Security benefits in the next 20 years, setting off fears that the Social Security system will be overwhelmed. But baby boomers are expected to bring a different approach to old age by working longer than prior generations.