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Friday's ME: Southdale's 50th, Radke's shoulder and Senate candidates on health issues

Posted at 5:36 PM on October 5, 2006 by Bill Wareham

There's a health theme running through the local segments you'll hear on Morning Edition:

MPR's Tom Scheck reports on how U.S. Senate candidates Mark Kennedy, Amy Klobuchar and Robert Fitzgerald propose to get health care costs under control.

The Minnesota Twins are pinning their playoff hopes on the ailing shoulder of Brad Radke, the veteran pitcher who spent much of the season in visible pain and discovered a few weeks ago that he had suffered a rare fracture in the shoulder. Cathy Wurzer is scheduled to talk to Twins team doctor Dan Buss about Radke's condition and what fans can expect as Radke tries to fend off a postseason exit Friday afternoon.

Southdale, the nation's first indoor shopping mall (and the place I spent my own mallrat years) turns 50 years old this weekend. While it has proven to be an immensely popular retail development strategy, Southdale's future health (OK, this was a stretch to maintain the theme) isn't certain.

And of course, meteorologist extraordinaire Mark Seeley will join Cathy for the Friday weather chat.