Minnesota Public Radio Stories
For a Cadillac ride, hop on a Peruvian It's another day at the Minnesota State Fair, and we're meeting another animal on Morning Edition.
Today we're checking in on one of host Cathy Wurzer's favorite animals at the fair - horses. 6:45 a.m.
With shortfall looming, Gov. candidates disagree on how to pay for roads State transportation officials project that gas tax revenue, the largest funding stream for road and bridge projects, will decline as people drive less and cars become more fuel efficient. 7:20 a.m.
Justice Dept. sues St. Anthony over rejection of Islamic center Abu-Huraira Islamic Center proposed a mosque at the old Medtronic headquarters in St. Anthony at 3055 Old Highway 8. The City Council voted 4-1 in June 2012 not to issue a conditional use permit for the mosque, citing appropriate land use. 7:40 a.m.
The day Dylan turned the Beatles on Today is the 50th anniversary of the day in 1964 when Bob Dylan met the Beatles for the first time and gave them their first taste of marijuana. Paul McCartney was quite taken with the thoughts the drug inspired and asked the band's road manager Mal Evans to follow him around with a notepad and take down all his profound insights. 8:49 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Former Border Protection Insider Alleges Corruption, Distortion In Agency
James Tomsheck was pushed out of his job as internal affairs chief for Customs and Border Protection in June. He warns the agency has become a paramilitary organization with little accountability.
U.S., Russians Try Track Two Diplomacy As Relations Hit A New Low
U.S. and Russian experts recently met on neutral territory, on an island in Finland, to try to work through issues that have been building up ever since Vladimir Putin returned to the Kremlin.
How Foster Farms Is Solving The Case Of The Mystery Salmonella
Foster Farms has been accused of poisoning its customers with salmonella bacteria. But in recent months, the company has become a leader in the poultry industry's fight against the foodborne pathogen.
Jamaica Sets Its Sights On Winter Olympic Hockey Team
Payers recently gathered in Toronto for the Jamaica Olympic Ice Hockey Federation trials. The Toronto Sun is accusing Jamaica of "poaching" Canadians of Jamaican descent.
Raising A Birthday Glass To Comics King Jack Kirby
This Thursday is comics legend Jack Kirby's birthday; the creator of Captain America would have been 97. Comics stores and creators all over the country are hosting celebrations in his honor.
Colo. Democrats Bet On Immigration To Boost Udall's Re-Election Bid
Sen. Mark Udall's campaign has been hitting Republican Rep. Cory Gardner hard on the issue, and the state's Latino community is once again thought to be the constituency that could decide the race.
Rep. Ryan Cautions Obama Not To Issue Immigration Executive Order
Steve Inskeep talks to House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan about the prospects for an immigration bill. On Friday, Morning Edition will talk to Ryan about his ideas for fighting poverty.
Court Rules For FedEx Drivers In Suit Over Job Classification
A federal appeals court in Oregon ruled FedEx Ground misclassified more than 2,000 drivers in California as independent contractors. There could be back claims for unpaid wages and benefits.
Supermarket Chain Workers Get Their Beloved CEO Back
Arthur T. Demoulas has regained control of the company in a deal worth $1.5 billion. The move ends a battle between rival factions of the family that left store shelves bare and stakeholders angry.
Has The Federal Budget Deficit Problem Been Solved?
David Greene talks to David Wessel of the Brookings Institution about the federal deficit: after so much talk about it, the subject seems to have faded from attention.
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