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Monday, January 1, 2007

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Glen MasonGlen Mason fired as Gopher football coach
    Minnesota fired coach Glen Mason on Sunday, two days after the Gophers blew a 31-point third quarter lead against Texas Tech and exactly one year after signing a four-year contract extension.6:51 a.m.
  • Carbon monoxide alarms to be required in new dwellings
    A new Minnesota law requires carbon monoxide detectors be installed in all new homes and apartments. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Deputy State Fire Marshall Dan Bernardy about the new requirement.7:21 a.m.
  • New year means changes in Minnesota's child support law
    Minnesota's law governing child support changes as of January 1, 2007. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Republican State Sen. Tom Neuville, R-Northfield, who was the chief author of the new law.7:51 a.m.
  • Industrial HempNorth Dakota challenges federal ban on hemp
    North Dakota is licensing farmers to grow hemp, setting up a clash with the federal Drug Enforcement Administration. Hemp is grown for it's fibers and oil in much of the world, but the DEA classifies the plant as an illegal drug.7:55 a.m.
  • Vikings end disappointing season with a loss
    The Vikings disappointing 2006 season is finally over. They went 6-10 on the year, losing their final game Sunday against the St. Louis Rams 41-21. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Sean Jensen, who covers the Vikings for the St. Paul Pioneer Press, about the year and what is next for the team.8:25 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Saddam Hussein Buried in Ancestral Village
    Saddam Hussein was buried Sunday in the village where he was born 69 years ago. He was interred in a compound he built for himself in Ouja, a few miles south of Tikrit. The area was a major power base for Saddam.
  • Taking America's Political Pulse Along Route 50
    When Congress convenes this week, Democrats will control both houses for the first time in a dozen years. We're continuing our journey along U.S. Route 50, talking to people about the issues that matter most to them.
  • Thousands Pay Respects to Ford in Capitol Rotunda
    Thousands of people have visited the U.S. Capitol to pay their respects to former President Gerald Ford, who's lying in state in the Capitol Rotunda. The public viewing at the Capitol ends Monday.
  • American Military Deaths in Iraq Reach 3,000
    At least 3,000 American troops have now died in Iraq. Rosemary Palmer and Paul Schroeder lost their son in August 2005, and we talk to them about how that loss has affected their lives.
  • New State Laws on Wages, Immigration Take Effect
    Significant legislation takes effect across America with the arrival of the new year. Seventeen states will raise their minimum wage.
  • U.S. Communities Act on Immigration Issues
    President Bush says he wants to work with the new Congress to pass a comprehensive immigration package. But the issue may stall again in a Congress divided on the issue, leaving local communities to act on their own.
  • U.S. Stock Exchanges Remain Closed to Honor Ford
    Following the weekend and New Year's Day, the major stock exchanges will stay closed Tuesday in honor of former President Gerald Ford's burial. The Treasury Department will be open in the morning to honor a regularly scheduled bond auction.
  • Backpack Isolates Load for Better Carrying Ability
    A researcher has developed a better backpack. Instead of the weight shifting up and down with your body, it is suspended in place with bungee cords and remains almost motionless while your body moves around. The pack is said to make it easier to run with large loads.
  • HDTVs Enter the Mainstream in 2006
    High definition televisions (HDTVs) are no longer just for the super wealthy, or early-adopters. This holiday season saw a buying frenzy for these modern TVs, giving retailers a headache.
  • New TVs Reveal On-Camera Imperfections
    Imperfections are visible like never before on high definition televisions. Now there's a cosmetic line geared toward those who regularly appear on HDTV screens.

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