| May 27, 2011
| 1:02 PM
No, Free Music Friday isn't starting the holiday weekend early. It's just running a bit behind. You know how it goes.
Today's track comes from the Portland, Ore., band Typhoon. What does it sound like? Well, it's complicated. You'll find rattling...
| Jun 26, 2007
Prompted by the recall of 1.5 million Thomas & Friends wooden railway toys by an Oak Brook-based toymaker and a growing number of recalls of Chinese-manufactured toys, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) on Monday called for a congressional hearing to...
| Aug 3, 2007
| 4:46 AM
The emergence Thursday of a dramatic security video capturing the catastrophic collapse of Minnesota's busiest bridge, and help from a computerized model of the span, ultimately "will tell us where the failure began," the leader of the accident...
| Aug 3, 2007
While tragic in its proportion and suddenness, the collapse of a 40-year-old interstate highway bridge in Minneapolis wasn't a surprise to those who work in the engineering and public works fields.
The bridge that tumbled into the Mississippi River in...
| Aug 3, 2007
Gov. Rod Blagojevich on Thursday ordered state inspectors to examine all bridges considered to be critical as Illinois officials sought to assess the safety of its bridge network in the wake of the deadly collapse in Minneapolis.
But even as the governor...
| May 15, 2010
Pleasant surprises. That's what you'll find around the Mississippi River town of Red Wing, Minn., on the Great River Road, and in nearby riverside villages in Wisconsin.
In the charming hamlet of Stockholm, Wis., population 97, there's Abode Stockholm on...
| Jun 2, 2010
| 8:41 AM
I am in love with the Windy City! I have been there a few times now and every time I fall more in love with it. My first experience of Chicago was a surprise to me, not in the sense of awesomeness but one of freezing cold! I think the temperature during...
| Jun 1, 2010
| 3:51 PM
I'll tell you what Salt Lake City doesn't need! Pepper! That place is full of spice!
I recently went there and had a blast.
The city is very beautiful, and unlike most, it is surrounded by beautiful mountains. I was so inspired walking around...
| Jul 1, 2010
| 1:00 PM
Houston was more redemptive this time around. The traffic was not nearly as bad and the humidity decided to take a break. We have a lot of good friends in Houston so we got to experience a bit more in the city than we normally do. We had a great radio...
| Nov 9, 2009
Certain groups of kids are more likely to exclude meat than others -- and teens top the list.
In a 2009 poll by the Vegetarian Resource Group, an advocacy organization, for example, 11% of girls ages 13 to 15 said they were vegetarian. A 2001 survey of...
| Aug 5, 2010
| 1:56 PM
Melanie Vanlandingham couldn't help but notice the neon green bikes around Minneapolis when she visited the Twin Cities last week.
The landscape architect hadn't brought her bike from her home in Dallas, so she hopped on one of about 500 rental bikes...
| Sep 21, 2008
What I feared most was the screaming. Desperate cries from a freaked-out pig might ruin bacon for me forever.
I'd spent the previous two days hanging out with happy hogs at the idyllic Newman Farm on the Arkansas- Missouri border. I watched them trot...