Meetings planned statewide to decide fate of rejected ballots
One week from Tuesday, in the nation's Capitol, the new class of Senators will be sworn into office. On that same day the Minnesota State Canvassing Board is hoping to wrap up the Minnesota Senate recount. That means it is unlikely their either Republican Senator Norm Coleman or Democrat challenger Al Franken will be taking the oath of office along with the other newly elected and re-elected Senators.
No home sweet home
Most memorable stories of 2008
Over the course of a year, Minnesota Public Radio's reporters, producers and hosts talk to hundreds of people from all walks of life. Some make a bigger impression than others. Some stories involve a behind-the-scenes challenge. MPR journalists each selected a story or show that was the most memorable for them.
Retailers hope for a post-Christmas sales bump
Retailers are scrambling in these final days of the year to try to salvage what has been a dismal shopping season for them. Many stores are cutting prices 30 to 70 percent, trying to boost sales.