Minnesota Public Radio Stories
Saado Ali Warsame, killed in Somalia, remembered as Minnesota community leader "The late Saado Ali was well-known back home. She was a legend. This woman spoke about injustice, corruption, law of government. She was a brave human being," said Jabril Afyare, president of the Somali Citizens League in Minneapolis. 7:20 a.m.
Tiny Target plants bullseye in Dinkytown Some big box retailers are now wondering what a littler box can do for sales. Those retailers include Target which just opened its smallest store Wednesday in the Dinkytown neighborhood of Minneapolis, near the University of Minnesota. 7:25 a.m.
A life 'well equipped' to handle ALS Bruce Kramer says that what is happening to him is simply the way life can go and he's made the choice to embrace his disease. He's also said he's "well equipped" to have ALS. MPR's Cathy Wurzer asks him what he means by that. 7:40 a.m.
'Fluffy' Gabriel Iglesias talks about bringing his comedy to the big screen Anyone who looks for Gabriel Iglesias on YouTube will find hours of material from the comedian, a 350-pound workaholic who for years has honed his craft before an audience. 8:25 a.m.
Mallman's 'Monster Movies' came from cabin fever Today's Morning Edition music is the song "Monster Movies" a new single from the Twin Cities-based musician and composer Mark Mallman. 8:49 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
How High Debt From The Housing Collapse Still Stifles Our Economy
Seven years after the subprime mortgage crisis, the U.S. economy has not yet fully recovered. Now two economists have come up with new evidence about what's holding the economy back.
Advocates Say Military Dogs Aren't Pets — They're Veterans
On Capitol Hill, dogs and their handlers have made the case that all U.S. military dogs should be brought home from war — and treated with the respect they've earned on the battlefield.
Amid Wave Of Child Immigrants, Reports Of Abuse By Border Patrol
Dozens of children have filed complaints saying they were subjected to inhumane treatment at Border Patrol stations. The complaints center on the holding cells, referred to as "freezers" by migrants.
Sarah Palin Gets A Speeding Ticket, Says She 'Can't Drive 55'
The former governor faces a fine for exceeding the limit in Wasila, Alaska. She joked that the Sammy Hagar song distracted her, adding, "I wasn't speeding; I was qualifying."
With New Safety Measures, Nuclear Reactors May Reopen In Japan
Three years after the Fukushima disaster shut Japan's nuclear power plants, reactors at a different plant may reopen. Steve Inskeep talks with Wall Street Journal Tokyo bureau chief Peter Landers.
Complications During Ariz. Inmate's Execution Reignite Controversy
An Arizona inmate took almost two hours to die after receiving a lethal injection Wednesday.
Despite Mideast Turmoil, More French Jews Are Moving To Israel
Anti-Semitism in France and across Europe is fueling emigration, Jews say. One father whose son is leaving says, "France is no longer the beautiful country it was."
New Rules Proposed For Oil-Carrying Trains In Wake Of Fiery Crashes
The Obama administration is proposing new safety rules for railroad oil tank cars, after a series of fiery derailments. The rules would phase out thousands of older cars in two years.
Rural Startups, Often Overlooked, Are The Focus Of New Investment Programs
Small-town startups often struggle to attract serious investors. But efforts are under way to help entrepreneurs outside the urban beltway find financing.
Russia Will Move Clocks To Make Winter Mornings Brighter
The government abandoned a move to daylight saving time, which allows more light in the evenings but led to dim light and traffic accidents at the start of the day. Russia is also adding time zones.
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