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Monday, March 1, 2010

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • House moverMoorhead buys houses; moves them out of flood zone
    Some cities along the Red River are buying and moving homes out of harms' way before this spring's flood season comes. But some homeowners have been waiting months for buyouts from FEMA, and still don't know when they'll happen.6:20 a.m.
  • Police Chief Tim DolanDolan's performance judged on more than crime stats
    This week, dozens of supporters and critics of Minneapolis Police Chief Tim Dolan have a chance to speak about Dolan's nomination to serve another term. During his first term as chief, crime has gone down steadily. But at issue is more than just crime numbers.6:24 a.m.
  • Capitol RotundaThis Week at the Capitol
    Minnesota House DFL leaders say they are ready to vote today to override Governor Pawlenty's recent veto of a health care bill affecting thousands of low income adults. Lawmakers will also learn later this week if the $1.2 billion budget deficit that they still need to fix has grown any bigger.7:24 a.m.
  • House moverMoorhead buys houses; moves them out of flood zone
    Some cities along the Red River are buying and moving homes out of harms' way before this spring's flood season comes. But some homeowners have been waiting months for buyouts from FEMA, and still don't know when they'll happen.7:40 a.m.
  • Police Chief Tim DolanDolan's performance judged on more than crime stats
    This week, dozens of supporters and critics of Minneapolis Police Chief Tim Dolan have a chance to speak about Dolan's nomination to serve another term. During his first term as chief, crime has gone down steadily. But at issue is more than just crime numbers.7:44 a.m.
  • Chris FarrellMonday Market report with Chris Farrell
    Minnesota Public Radio's chief economics correspondent Chris Farrell gives a preview of the week on Wall Street, and analyzes what's happening in the economy in the Upper Midwest.8:24 a.m.
  • Game-winning scoreHockey and Twitter push "Team ATC" to Fantasy Olympics victory
    Minnesota had more athletes competing in the 2010 Winter Olympics than any other state. MPR News tracked their progress through our Fantasy Olympics competition and Team All Things Considered narrowly won8:44 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Chile's Troops Move In To Quell Looting
    The 8.8 magnitude earthquake in Chile caused catastrophic damage and killed more than 700 people. Some victims have raided supermarkets and pharmacies in search of food and water. Reporter Annie Murphy talks to Steve Inskeep about the city of Concepcion, where the military is in control.
  • Quake-Ravaged Haiti Struggles To Revive Schools
    Haitian officials want schools to open by the end of March. But the ambitious plan faces huge obstacles. Many campuses were damaged in the Jan. 12 earthquake, while others are crowded with the thousands who lost their homes. People have been told to move, but many say they have no where to go.
  • Hockey: Canada Wins Gold, Beats U.S. 3-2 In OT
    The big game lived up to the hype. Canada need overtime to beat the United States to win the gold medal in men's hockey at the Winter Games. It's a fitting end to the Vancouver Olympics for Team Canada which won a record 14 gold medals during the games.
  • Games Over: Vancouver Extinguishes Olympic Flame
    The Vancouver Winter Olympics closed Sunday night with a ceremony celebrating the home country — quirks and all. It was one big indoor party with 60,000 people, including 2,600 athletes attending. International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge said they were "excellent and very friendly games."
  • Despite Delay New Financial Regulations Ahead
    Health care may dominate congressional news, but lawmakers have not forgotten about drafting new rules for Wall Street. Democrats and Republicans on the Senate Banking Committee are working on a plan, with the hope of unveiling it this week.
  • The Teen Brain: It's Just Not Grown Up Yet
    Scientists used to think teenage brains are just like those of adults — with fewer miles on them. But they're not. Teens' brains are developmentally different. One neurologist mother decided to get to the roots of her son's maddening behavior.
  • The Aging Brain Is Less Quick, But More Shrewd
    Neuroscientists have found that as we age, our brain's reaction time slows and our ability to multitask diminishes. But maturity also brings an enhanced ability to reason out problems and empathize. And the middle-aged brain can still strengthen neuron circuits associated with memory and decision-making.
  • British Insurer To Buy Asian Unit Of AIG
    U.S. insurance giant AIG has agreed to sell one of its top performing subsidiaries to British company Prudential. AIG is selling its Asian business for about $35 billion. The move rockets Prudential to a top spot in Asia's insurance market.
  • U.S. Crafts Plan To Quicken Broadband Speeds
    Imagine surfing an Internet that's blazingly fast: Music and movies stream in with no interruptions; software programs download in seconds. This may not happen anytime soon — but the government is creating a plan for better broadband access and speeds.
  • Payday Lenders Find New Market
    In this down economy, many working people turn to payday lenders for advances on their paychecks — though they pay exorbitant fees. Now payday lenders have a new market of needy customers. The Los Angeles Times reports that some of these lenders are offering advances on people's unemployment checks.

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