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Tuesday, February 7, 2006

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • MetrodomeJudge rules Twins can leave Metrodome after this season
    A judge ruled Monday that the Minnesota Twins don't have to play in the Metrodome beyond the 2006 season, increasing pressure on lawmakers to approve a stadium funding package this spring.7:20 a.m.
  • Reaction to the Twins' stadium ruling
    Hennepin County Commissioner Mike Opat helped broker last year's ballpark deal between the county and the team. He reacts to the judge's ruling.7:25 a.m.
  • Monahan HallTo fence, or not to fence the Shakopee women's prison
    The warden of Minnesota's only women's prison goes before the Shakopee city council Tuesday night to describe plans to expand the prison. Despite objections from some neighbors, Gov. Pawlenty also wants to build a fence around the prison7:50 a.m.
  • Posted beachResearchers hunt beach-contaminating bacteria
    For three years the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has been warning swimmers and kayakers in Lake Superior when bacteria levels are dangerously high. The agency repeatedly posted a few Duluth beaches as being unsafe. A team of researchers has been trying to track down possible sources of the bacteria.7:55 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Gonzales Faces Sharp Questioning on Eavesdropping
    Attorney General Alberto Gonzales spent Monday in front of a sometimes hostile Senate Judiciary Committee defending the Bush administration's domestic eavesdropping program.
  • Louisiana Lawmakers Convene Again on Recovery
    For the second time in six months, the Louisiana legislature holds a special session devoted to hurricane recovery bills. Gov. Kathleen Blanco kicked off the session with a speech in New Orleans, instead of state capitol Baton Rouge.
  • Saying Farewell to Coretta Scott King
    Funeral services are held Tuesday for the first lady of the civil rights movement, Coretta Scott King. The widow of Martin Luther King Jr. died last week at the age of 78. President Bush and a long list of dignitaries will attend the services.
  • Inmates Segregated After L.A. Jail Riots
    Black and Latino inmates in two Los Angeles county jails have been segregated indefinitely after two weekend riots that left one prisoner dead and dozens injured.
  • Haitians Go to Polls in National Elections
    Haitians cast ballots to elect a new leader, nearly two years after President Jean-Bertrand Aristide went into exile after a violent uprising. More than 3 million registered voters are being encouraged to cast ballots despite recent violence.
  • Haiti Violence Disrupts Health Care Services
    Steve Inskeep hears about the impact Haiti's political violence on basic health care from Dr. Paul Farmer of Harvard Medical School. Dr. Farmer is executive vice president of Partners in Health, which founded a medical center in a settlement of Haitian squatters.
  • Colorado Mining Sparks Disputes with Homeowners
    In Colorado, some lawmakers want the companies who are drilling under private properties to compensate the homeowners. Residents bought land and built homes without realizing that they didn't own the mineral rights beneath them. From Aspen Public Radio, Kirk Siegler reports.
  • Wyoming Law Requires Compensation for Mining Damages
    Wyoming recently enacted a law that protects landowners who don't own the rights to minerals underneath their property. If oil and gas companies start drilling and damage the property, the landowner is entitled to damages.
  • Bush Budget Favors Defense Spending
    President Bush sent his $2.77 trillion budget blueprint to Congress Monday. The plan increases spending for the Pentagon and national security, while proposing cuts to social programs including Medicare. Lawmakers will push their own changes to the plan.
  • Bush Proposes Medicare Cuts in Latest Budget
    President Bush's budget includes proposed cuts to a variety of health programs. The biggest cut and the most controversial falls on Medicare. But in an election year, it's not clear that Congress will want to take on the politically sensitive program.

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