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Monday, August 15, 2011

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Barack Obama, Al Franken, Amy Klobuchar, Mark DaytIn Cannon Falls, Obama criticizes GOP opponents
    President Barack Obama began a three-day bus tour today that will give him a chance to hear directly from a public frustrated with Washington even as energized Republican presidential hopefuls mount counterattacks at every turn.5:20 p.m.
  • Chris ColemanSt. Paul Mayor Coleman proposes 6.5 pct. levy hike
    As part of his 2012 budget, St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman is proposing a 6.5 percent property tax levy hike, and $6.2 million in budget cuts -- and he blames the state Legislature for both.5:50 p.m.
  • Market value credit could disappear, raise property taxes
    When Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders struck a budget deal last month, lots of attention was paid to the $200 million cut to Local Government Aid, what the state had promised cities to help with their local budgets. Another change got less attention. But the elimination of the Market Value Homestead Credit could have an even bigger impact on your property taxes.5:53 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Turkey's Warning To Syria: Stop Attacking Civilians
    The Syrian government has started deploying the navy in their attack on rebels in the port city of Latakia. Neighboring Turkey is warning Damascus that the bloodshed must stop. Robert Siegel speaks with New York Times correspondent Anthony Shadid about recent developments.
  • In Egypt, Mubarak Makes Second Court Appearance
    In Egypt Monday, former President Hosni Mubarak made his second appearance in court. And much like his first appearance earlier this month, the day proved more dramatic than substantive. The judge once again delayed any testimony against the former president. Mubarak is charged with complicity in the deaths of hundreds of protesters earlier this year — and with corruption. His two sons are also on trial.
  • Autism Risk 'High' For Kids With Older Sibling With The Disorder
    The overall risk that a younger sibling of an autistic child will also have the disorder is 19 percent, a new study finds. If the younger sibling is male, the risk shoots up to more than one in four.
  • What Google Gets Out Of The Motorola Mobility Deal
    Google is doubling down on its mobile strategy — it's buying Motorola's mobility unit for $12.5 billion. What might the deal mean for the competition — particularly Apple?
  • Facebook App Allows Users To Avoid Texting Charges
    Facebook recently launched a new app called "Messenger." It allows users with smartphones to send and receive messages directly from their mobile devices — all while avoiding texting charges from service providers. Robert Siegel talks to Brian Cooley, editor-at-large at the online magazine CNET, who explains how it works.
  • Germans Debate The Cost Of Keeping A Eurozone
    The 17 European countries that use the euro have such widely varying debt burdens that they cannot survive as a single eurozone unless the strongest rescue the weakest. Germany's economic strength means it is better positioned than any other country in Europe to stabilize the euro. But the question is: Does it want to?
  • Young Europeans Not Optimistic About Finding Work
    Financial tumult overseas is translating into difficult times for young Europeans looking for work. Melissa Block speaks with young people in Greece and Ireland who are downgrading their career ambitions and considering moving abroad for work.
  • Obama Gets A Different Kind Of Party Bus
    In the past, bus tours were a big headache for the Secret Service. The process started with a commercial tour bus and a renovation process that put the old TV show Pimp My Ride to shame. This year the Secret Service finally decided to build two specialized buses from the ground up.
  • Basketball Shoes May Reduce Ankle Injuries
    A new design for basketball shoes may cut down on ankle injuries. Ankle sprains and breaks are the most common injury in the NBA — and they're largely treated as just part of the game. But one new shoe company says it can change that.
  • Obama Tours Midwest To Talk About Economy
    After a weekend dominated by Republican White House hopefuls, President Obama hit the campaign trail Monday on a bus tour of the Midwest.

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