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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • North Ottawa water impoundment projectAs Red River diversion advances, a call for floodwater retention
    Communities downstream of Fargo-Moorhead fear a flood diversion project will make floods worse for them. They say the only real solution, they say, is to build more dams to hold back water.6:25 a.m.
  • Eating bison burgers at Winona High SchoolSchools on front lines in obesity battle
    One effort to improve nutrition on school menus is a movement to connect nearby farmers with Minnesota schools to provide fresh vegetables, fruits and meats.6:50 a.m.
  • Gov. Pawlenty in New Hampshire again
    Gov. Tim Pawlenty is back in the critical presidential battleground state of New Hampshire today. He's talking with students there this afternoon and then he'll headline a dinner this evening in Manchester. It's his second trip to the state since he announced he won't run for a third term as governor.7:20 a.m.
  • No major damage from St. Paul floods
    Floodwaters on the Mississippi River in St. Paul started to recede overnight. This morning, the water mark stands at 18.3 feet, down about two inches from the crest.7:40 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • U.S., Pakistan Seek To Build Trust With Talks
    Senior U.S. and Pakistani officials meet Thursday in Washington for the second round of a so-called strategic dialogue aimed at a better long-term relationship. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton cited progress in the first round of talks, especially on security.
  • Yemenis Wary Of U.S. Aid To Fight Terrorism
    U.S. military and intelligence agencies are working to help Yemen battle a group calling itself al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula. But U.S. involvement hurts the government in the eyes of many average Yemenis — and there are concerns about how the government is using U.S. help.
  • New BofA Plan Will Lower Mortgage Principal
    Bank of America launched a new mortgage-modification program that, for the first time, proposes reducing the principal on loans. It's the most ambitious program yet.
  • Fossilized Pinky May Point To New Human Relative
    After finding a fossil in the mountains of Siberia, scientists were able to decode its DNA. But what they found was surprising: It was neither human nor Neanderthal. This seemingly new species of early human suggests that our family tree may be bigger than we previously thought.
  • Can Cornell Top Kentucky? It's A Matter Of Style
    Cornell takes on No. 1-seeded Kentucky on Thursday in the NCAA men's basketball tournament. The Ivy League school might have an alumnus — William Strunk of The Elements of Style fame — on its side.
  • Hit Back At Bullies? Not At This School
    Anti-bullying efforts are part of the culture at one Maryland middle school. Kids are learning how to handle intimidation and avoid getting into even bigger trouble. And studies show that programs like this one may actually work.
  • Marijuana Dispensaries Struggle To Insure Shops
    As the medical marijuana industry booms in California, dispensaries are looking for what any normal business wants: coverage in case of a fire, theft or other property loss. But many insurers have stayed away because of ongoing legal battles.
  • Honda Takes On Toyota With Incentive Program
    The Los Angeles Times reports that Honda, Japan's No. 2 automaker, is taking aim at Toyota, its No. 1 rival, with one of its largest-ever U.S. car-buying incentive programs. The Japanese automakers have traditionally avoided large incentives programs, which cut into profits.
  • Click! Polaroid Snaps Back On The Scene
    Once the Apple of its day, Polaroid has fallen by the wayside, thanks to digital photography. Now, with a revamped image and an alliance with self-marketing dynamo Lady Gaga, it's trying to be the oldest new trend.
  • Miracle Whip Jumps On Lady Gaga Bandwagon
    Miracle Whip has jumped onto the Lady Gaga marketing bandwagon in a bid to cultivate a "snappier" image, to appeal to young people. Its new packaging debuted in Lady Gaga's new Telephone music video. It's unclear how much parent company Kraft had to "spoon" over.

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