Archdiocese: Two priests reported to police The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has forwarded information about two parish priests to law enforcement. The two priests in question are taking leaves from active ministry.6:20 a.m.
Andrew recovering from beating after theft incident One of the women who attacked former Hennepin County Commissioner and Minneapolis mayoral candidate Mark Andrew on Thursday is due to make a court appearance today. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Andrew about what happened.7:40 a.m.
Metrodome era ends with a Vikings victory The Vikings and their fans said goodbye to their home for the last 32 seasons. The final game in the Metrodome ended quietly with a 14-13 victory against the Detroit Lions on Sunday.8:40 a.m.
Vikings looking for new head coach The Minnesota Vikings fired head coach Leslie Frazier today. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Howard Sinker, a digital sports editor for the Star Tribune, about why Frazier was fired and what's next for the team.8:45 a.m.
Dawes coming to Minneapolis Today's music is from "Christmas in L.A." a collaboration between Dawes and the Killers that came out earlier this month. Proceeds from the sale of the single on iTunes will benefit the AIDS prevention charity known as REDS. Dawes will be in town tonight and tomorrow night playing at the Varsity Theater in Minneapolis.8:49 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
2 Bombings In Russia Raise Olympic Security Questions
One of southern Russia's largest cities is reeling from two deadly bombings in the last 24 hours. The violence took place in Volgograd which is hundreds of miles from Sochi, where the Winter Olympics will be held. This has raised questions about whether these acts of terrorism are related to the staging of the Olympics.
2013 Was A Breakthrough Year For Nuclear Diplomacy
In November, an agreement was reached to suspend much of Iran's nuclear program. Negotiators for Iran and six world powers will be back at the table working on a comprehensive deal to limit Iran's nuclear activity and bring an end to punitive economic sanctions. Analysts say those talks will be exponentially harder than the ones concluded this year.
How Do You Get A Cow Out Of Your Swimming Pool?
This is not the set up for a bad joke, it's a real conundrum faced by an Oregon man last week. The solution, it turns out, involves draining the pool. Along with a series of straps and ropes, a ramp, a bucket of oats and 10 firefighters to haul the cow out.
$1,000 Pill For Hepatitis C Spurs Debate Over Drug Prices
Earlier this month, the Food and Drug Administration approved a class of drugs that can cure most hepatitis C infections. That's great news for the more than 3 million Americans infected. But the high cost — $84,000 per course of treatment — means some patients could miss out.
Cinnamon Can Help Lower Blood Sugar, But One Variety May Be Best
For years, there have been hints that adding cinnamon to your diet can help control blood sugar. And a recent spate of studies adds to the evidence that the effect is real. But if you want to incorporate more of this aromatic spice in your diet, the variety may matter.
Japanese Vending Machines Sell Bras
In Japan, you can buy an incredible range of things from vending machines: bags of rice, fishing tackle or fresh flowers. And now you can add bras to that list — in particular the wireless "Fun Fun Week" bra.