Weather with Mark Seeley
University of Minnesota climatologist Mark Seeley discusses the snowy December and looks ahead to the weekend forecast.6:50 a.m.
Minneapolis will raze troubled corner store The city of Minneapolis will close on a deal to buy the site of a troubled corner store in north Minneapolis. The site of drug deals, shootings and a grisly homicide, the store will be torn down and replaced with housing.7:20 a.m.
Cities plowing through winter This winter's white December has kept snowplow drivers busy, and the forecast is calling for more snow into next week. Even though there has been a lot of snow, city officials are reporting that plow budgets are in good shape.7:25 a.m.
Biggest arts stories of 2007
St. Paul Pioneer Press theater critic Dominic Papatola picks the biggest arts stories of the year.8:25 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Thousands Pay Respects to Bhutto
A multitude turns out for the funeral procession of Benazir Bhutto, the assassinated Pakistani opposition leader. She was interred at the grave of her father. Onlookers were silent as the plain wood casket holding her body passed through Karachi, the city where she was born.
Pakistan in Chaos, Elections in Doubt
The assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto less than two weeks before a crucial election throws Pakistan into chaos. Many in Bhutto's party hold President Pervez Musharraf responsible for her death because of poor security. Some call for a boycott of elections.
Blogging Becomes More Mobile
New "microblogging" tools give people the ability to post short blogs — just a sentence long. A new generation of tools lets users publish audio and video blogs simply by using their cell phones, which means people can blog from almost anywhere and at any time.
Problem of the Year: Information Overload
Business-consulting firm Basex forecasts a Problem of the Year: Information Overload. It happens when you receive so many low-priority e-mails or phone calls that you can't accomplish important tasks. Basex says in 2006, these interruptions cost the U.S. economy $650 billion.
Iowans Flooded with Presidential Candidates' Ads
With just six days before the Iowa caucuses, local TV stations are brimming with political ads. The Campaign Media Analysis Group, a firm that tracks political advertising, estimates $33 million has been spent on TV ads in Iowa alone — three times more than in 2004.
Bhutto's Body Taken to Family Village
The body of murdered Pakistan opposition leader Benazir Bhutto arrives in her ancestral village for burial. After an earlier attempt on her life, she said that if anything should happen to her, she would hold President Pervez Musharraf responsible because of inadequate security.
Parents of 'American Taliban' Want Commutation
The parents of John Walker Lindh renew their call to President Bush to commute their son's 20-year sentence for fighting with the Taliban in Afghanistan. Lindh's parents say others convicted of more-serious crimes received lesser sentences.
Top 10 Great Unknown Artists of 2007
On Second Stage, All Songs Considered producer Robin Hilton profiles the best of music's great unknowns. He chooses the best outsider artists of 2007: musicians who made remarkable recordings that were largely overlooked, led by Le Loup.
IRS to Reprogram Computers for AMT Fix
The Internal Revenue Service says millions of Americans will have to wait until mid-February before filing their 2007 tax returns. The IRS needs the extra time to reprogram its computers to account for the recent fix to the alternative minimum tax, or AMT.
Subprime Debacle Bigger Than Expected
A report by Goldman Sachs says Wall Street's top-tier investment banks will report bigger-than-expected write-downs on their subprime mortgage investments. Three banks will account for losses totaling more than $33 billion. Citigroup alone will acknowledge nearly $19 billion.