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Monday, March 12, 2007

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Dollars and bills
    To raise taxes or not is emerging as a big question at the State Capitol.7:20 a.m.
  • Transit ridership up nationally
    Transit ridership in this country is up. Higher gasoline prices appear to be part of the reason. A check with some Twin Cities riders shows parking costs are also a factor.7:25 a.m.
  • The Star TribuneFamiliar names leaving Star Tribune
    About a dozen workers at the Star Tribune, including reporters, may be leaving the newspaper this week. They've accepted a buyout offer following the sale of the state's largest newspaper.7:55 a.m.
  • Monday Markets
    Cathy Wurzer gets an update on the marketplace from Minnesota Public Radio chief economics correspondent Chris Farrell.8:25 a.m.
  • A gray wolfState takes control of wolf population
    The state of Minnesota is back in charge of its gray wolf population. The federal government had been in control of the wolf for the past 30 years because it was under endangered species protection.8:35 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Bombing Kills Shiite Pilgrims in Iraq
    A suicide bomber killed more than two dozen Shia on Sunday, a day after a regional conference in Baghdad focused on improving Iraqi security. The religious pilgrims killed in the attack were returning from the holy city of Karbala.
  • President Bush Defends U.S. Record in Latin America
    President Bush visits Guatemala on Monday, the fourth stop on his five-nation tour of Latin America. The president made a seven-hour stop in Colombia on Sunday that was punctuated by anti-U.S. demonstrations. The Colombian capital had not welcomed a sitting U.S. president since Ronald Reagan visited in 1982.
  • Paperwork Slows Treatment for Wounded Soldier
    Army Sgt. Chase Gean spent months at a Boston Veterans Affairs hospital after he was shot and paralyzed during fighting in Afghanistan. But he hasn't had a therapy session since Thanksgiving. That's because Gean hasn't been officially discharged from the Army.
  • County Agencies Rescue Veterans from Bureaucracy
    Many veterans are turning to county agencies to help them navigate the often-dense government bureaucracy that stands between them and their benefits.
  • China Nears Passage of Landmark Property Law
    China's National People's Congress is on the brink of passing the most controversial law in the history of communist China. The law would protect private property by mandating compensation when the government expropriates it.
  • Local Immigration Law Challenged by ACLU
    The ACLU is challenging an immigration ordinance passed last year by the town of Hazleton, Pa. The local ordinance would penalize employers who hire undocumented immigrants, and fine landlords who rent to them.
  • Halliburton Opening a Headquarters in Dubai
    Oil industry services company Halliburton is moving its CEO and other corporate leadership to new headquarters in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.
  • Invention May Help Troops Make a Rapid Ascent
    A prize-winning device developed by an engineering student at MIT may soon help troops in Iraq and Afghanistan pull themselves quickly out of dangerous situations. "It's almost like falling upward," inventor Nathan Ball says of his gizmo.
  • Wikipedia Considers Vetting Contributor Credentials
    The online encyclopedia Wikipedia is running into trouble with with contributor credentials. Last week it discovered that an influential contributor who claimed to be a theology professor was, in fact, a 24-year-old college dropout.
  • Republican Presidential Field for 2008 Grows Again
    More Republicans appear ready to enter the 2008 race for president, with Fred Thompson suggesting he might run and Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE) planning on announcing his intentions Monday.

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