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Monday, March 15, 2010

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Ramsey County Sheriff Bob FletcherCounties differ in checks on conceal and carry applicants
    The sheriffs in Ramsey and Hennepin counties, who last year issued one-fifth of all permits to carry a handgun in Minnesota, take very different approaches to the state's conceal and carry law.6:20 a.m.
  • Chief Justice Eric MagnusonState's budget in hands of Supreme Court
    A case that could have a big impact on the state's budget situation is now in the hands of the Minnesota Supreme Court.7:20 a.m.
  • Fate of bonding bill leads Capitol agenda this week
    The bonding bill is on Gov. Tim Pawlenty desk today and he says he will sign it into law. But, he also says he will trim its $1 billion cost with his line-item veto.7:25 a.m.
  • Flood forecast anticipates rising Red
    Forecasters with the National Weather Service are predicting that the Red River in the Fargo - Moorhead area could be dangerously high by this weekend. That's quite a bit earlier than when we usually see spring flooding in that area.7:45 a.m.
  • Monday 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.8:25 a.m.
  • Tech high schoolSomali population, cultural tension rising in St. Cloud
    A handful of St. Cloud high school students recently joined a Facebook group called, "I hate the Somalians at Tech High." Facebook promptly shut down the page, because it contained offensive and hateful content. While that page no longer exists, students of Somali descent say the attitudes expressed on that Facebook page have a strong presence on two of St. Cloud's public high schools.8:45 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • 3 With Ties To U.S. Consulate Killed In Juarez
    Two American citizens and a Mexican citizen, all associated with the U.S. consulate in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, were killed in a drive-by shooting over the weekend. The State Department issued a warning to U.S. citizens traveling and living in Mexico, and also authorized government personnel from U.S. consulates in six border cities to send their families out of the area because of drug-related violence.
  • Grief, Rage Fuel Juarez Mothers' Search For Justice
    In the throes of a vicious drug war, Mexico's border city of Juarez — with its endless wave of kidnappings and executions — has become one of the most violent places on earth. The city is shouldering unfathomable sorrow, and its mothers are the most public face of that suffering.
  • When Employers Make Room For Work-Life Balance
    Kristy Stumpf, the HR director for a software firm, works from home two days a week — and greets her daughters at the bus stop after school. It's not just parents pushing for flexible work hours these days; millennials and aging boomers are also helping persuade employers to rethink what it means to be on the clock.
  • Astrologist Fills In Iraq's Election Results Void
    Only about 30 percent of votes are counted from last week's parliamentary elections in Iraq. Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki holds a strong lead from declared results in Baghdad. But there are no results yet from the next two biggest cities: Mosul and Basra. One popular TV astrologist says he has done complete astrological charts for several candidates.
  • Why Making Healthful Foods Cheaper Isn't Enough
    Researchers set up an experiment to see how prices influence what kinds of food moms buy. They found that lowering the prices on fruits and vegetables did lead to moms buying more. But it didn't stop them from buying junk food, too.
  • Study: Kids' Bad Behavior May Predict Adult Pain
    Bad behavior in childhood is associated with chronic pain in adult life, according to the findings of a study following people from birth in 1958 to the present day. In the study, children with severe behavior disturbances had approximately double the risk of chronic widespread pain by the time they reached the age of 45 than children who did not have behavior problems.
  • Temporary Hearing Loss Affects Brain's Wiring
    Scientists have gained new insight into how the brain develops. It turns out, relatively short-term hearing deprivation during childhood can lead to persistent changes in the way the brain understands sound, long after hearing is restored to normal.
  • Democrats To Unveil Financial Regulations
    Senate Democrats are expected to unveil new proposals Monday aimed at overhauling regulations for banks and other financial institutions. It's been two years since the peak of the financial crisis, and lawmakers have yet to decide how to manage the industry. The new measures would give the Federal Reserve new power to examine the very largest banks.
  • Unemployment Rate Doubles For Older Women
    The number of long-term unemployed women ages 45 to 64 has more than doubled in the past year. As many as 900,000 women in this age group have been without work for at least six months.
  • CBS Apologizes To Dockers With Free TV Ads
    CBS reportedly is giving the clothing maker Dockers free advertising time during the NCAA men's basketball championships. According to Advertising Age, it's to make up for a snafu that occurred during the Super Bowl. The Dockers ad featured men marching around in their underwear. The ad that aired right before that also featured men in their underwear.

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