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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

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  • Golden eagleScientists track golden eagle as it soars
    The weather might not be perfect today, but it won't matter much to one large golden eagle. The eagle will get to be in the wild again, after spending weeks in the Twin Cities, recovering from an injury.6:50 a.m.
  • Sandbagging machineThe tools that can hold back water
    The massive effort to prepare for what's expected to be record flooding continues today in Fargo. The good news is that city officials have some new tools to keep back flood waters.6:55 a.m.
  • Hought backyardBreckenridge gets a reprieve from flooding
    The weather caused some unexpected surprises in cities along the Red River. In Breckenridge, Minnesota low rain levels and mild temperatures helped the city. Ice has been melting and the river has been flowing freely. But that's not the case in every community.7:20 a.m.
  • Norm Coleman visits with his attorneysRolvaag-Anderson race no longer longest recount
    It was on this day in 1963 that Karl Rolvaag became Minnesota's 31st governor. That marked the end of what was then the longest-running recount in Minnesota history. The battle between Republican Norm Coleman and Democrat Al Franken for the U.S. Senate is about to break that record.7:25 a.m.
  • Sister CelineU of M resumes nuns' Alzheimer's study
    The Nun Study, which originated at the U of M in 1986, gained worldwide attention for its insights into Alzheimer's disease.7:40 a.m.
  • Lonely hoopSnow presents yet another issue for flood fighters
    It is not just flood waters that Fargo residents have to deal with - now a snowstorm is hitting the area. Three to four inches of snow are already on the ground. Despite the bad weather, sandbagging continues in Fargo.7:45 a.m.
  • Dominic PapatolaMovies and theater cross pollinating more and more
    If you want to see the show "Grey Gardens," you can head over to the Ordway for this evening's opening night performance, or you can wait until April 18th when HBO airs its version of the true story of Big Edie and Little Edie, or you can rent the original documentary from 1975.8:25 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Thousands Of GM Workers Get Company Cars, Gas
    Even as General Motors asks for more taxpayer loans, there's one perk the automaker refuses to give up: a company car and company-paid gas for about 8,000 white-collar employees. A former GM economist estimates the company spent nearly $12 million on fuel for its staff last year.
  • Lawmakers Grill Geithner, Bernanke On AIG Rescue
    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner went to Capitol Hill on Tuesday hoping to spend time with lawmakers discussing new regulatory tools to deal with failing companies as large and complex as AIG. Instead, they spent most of their time defending their roles in the rescue of the insurance giant.
  • Cartels Fueling Violence In Mexico Take Root In U.S.
    Like any good business, Mexico's drug cartels are expanding their operations. They're now major players in the distribution and retailing of drugs in the U.S.
  • Local Governments Tackle Federal Grant Process
    The federal stimulus money is supposed to pump billions of dollars into the economy. As police departments and small towns apply for money, they are finding themselves in closer contact with the federal government. Local and county governments are learning how to deal with the sprawling federal grant process.
  • What's In Store For Egypt-Israel Relations?
    Thursday marks the 30th anniversary of the historic Camp David treaty that saw Egypt become the first Arab state to make peace with Israel. Since then, only Jordan has joined Egypt in signing such an accord. Many Egyptians feel that keeping peaceful ties with the Jewish state has damaged their country's standing, and as a new, right-leaning government takes shape in Israel, they wonder what's in store.
  • In Pakistan, A Government Official-Turned-Protester
    Many thousands of people took part in the campaign to restore Pakistan's chief justice after he was ousted by the country's military ruler more than two years ago. But one man stood out amid that noisy throng of black-suited lawyers, civil activists and party cadres, who are now celebrating the judge's return to the bench: 85-year-old Roedad Khan.
  • Blockbuster To Sell Movies, TV Shows On TiVo
    The DVD rental chain Blockbuster says it will rent and sell movies and TV shows through the digital recording device TiVo starting later this year. Blockbuster's rival Netflix has been doing this since last year. Both companies are trying to position themselves to make money from the increasing number of consumers who download their entertainment from the Internet.
  • Sales Offer Consumers An Out If Hard Times Hit
    As companies try to jump-start sales in a sour economy, many are offering risk-free deals to consumers: Purchase their products, and if you get laid off, you're off the hook.
  • Laid-Off Man Offers Nickel's Worth Of Fix-It Advice
    After getting laid off from an architecture firm for the second time last year, John Morefield knew something had to change. He could look for another job again — or set up a booth at a local market in Seattle and offer home renovation advice for 5 cents a shot.
  • 1973 'Peanuts' Comic Strip Up For Auction
    This week, a Peanuts comic strip from April 1, 1973, is on the block. It's a Sunday edition, with more panels than usual — and, of course, it features Charlie Brown being suckered by Lucy. Auctioneer Nate Sanders says despite the recession, Peanuts strips are still rising in value, perhaps because of their limited supply. He thinks this one might come close to the record for a Peanuts strip, which is more than $100,000.

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