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Lots of news on ATC today

Posted at 3:53 PM on August 29, 2006 by Bill Wareham

It's uncharacteristically busy for the last week of vacation season.

The Alfonso Rodriguez Jr. kidnapping/murder trial appears headed to the jury. The defense rested its case after only one witness today and attorneys are presenting their closing arguments. MPR's Bob Reha will have a report on All Things Considered.

Hennepin County commissioners approved the tax that will fund a new Twins stadium, on a 4-3 vote. Brandt Williams covers.

South Dakota is set to perform its first execution in almost 60 years tonight. Reporter Cara Hetland, who will be at the penetentiary, talks with ATC host Tom Crann.

New census figures on poverty are out. Art Hughes has been looking over the data to see how our region fares.

And the ethnic music series Notes from Home continues today with a look at (or should I say, listen to) the music of India.