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Saturday, March 1, 2008

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Xcel EnergyXcel working to restore power in east metro
    Xcel energy crews are out this morning restoring power to customers mostly in the east metro. At one point on Sunday, about 10,000 people lost electricity. The company says the cause was damp weather and road salt spray that affected transformers and electric poles. Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer talked with Tom Hoen, a spokesman for Xcel Energy.6:25 a.m.
  • Amy's MaskWhat our masks reveal about ourselves
    A Minneapolis photographer uses an ancient art form to get her subjects to examine their inner selves. Barbara Cummard leads workshops where people make face masks revealing something about who they are on the inside, which she then captures on film.6:50 a.m.
  • Pawlenty on the deficitGov. Pawlenty to release budget proposal
    Gov. Tim Pawlenty is expected to lay out his plan this week for balancing the state budget. His proposal comes on the heels of bad news; a forecast last week said the state's projected deficit has increased to almost a billion dollars. Balancing the budget is just one of several jobs facing lawmakers in the Minnesota Legislature this session. Minnesota Public Radio's Tom Scheck has been following developments up at the Capitol.7:20 a.m.
  • Corn fieldLegislation would force pesticide notification
    Should Minnesotans be able to look over what pesticides have been sprayed on golf courses and farm fields? A proposal in the House would give people access.7:25 a.m.
  • Coleman on the campaign trailColeman campaign ramps up behind the scenes
    Republican Norm Coleman could be in for the race of his political life this fall as he seeks a second term in the U.S. Senate.7:50 a.m.
  • Sugar beet harvesterRegional businesses call for more foreign workers
    The federal government limits the number of foreign workers who get work visas each year. Some regional businesses say they need more skilled immigrants to keep their companies growing.8:25 a.m.

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