Minnesota Orchestra Talks Break Off AgainAnother attempt to break the long impasse in the Minnesota Orchestra lockout has failed. Both sides say back-channel talks broke off after they were unable to agree on how to move forward. The last meeting was Monday.
Legislators Come Up Short: Student Loan Rates DoubleInterest rates for student loans have doubled. The House and Senate failed to come up with a compromised bill during this past session, so the subsidized Stafford Loan rates jumped today from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent.
Maine Snowmobile Parade Falls Short Of Minn. RecordRiders didn't let the massive snowstorm stop a snowmobile parade in Maine on Saturday, but the bad weather meant the effort fell far short of breaking the record.