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Friday, April 9, 2010

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Packing an orderIn tough economy, Minn. firm faces unusual problem
    A northern Minnesota company has an unusual problem in the current economy: It can't hire workers fast enough to keep up with growth.6:20 a.m.
  • Target FieldMet Stadium fan looks forward to Target Field
    One of the people who will be in the stands next week enjoying the return of outdoor Major League Baseball in Minnesota is Julian Loscalzo. On Monday.... the Minnesota Twins hold their home opener at the new ballpark after almost 30 years playing in the Metrodome. Loscalzo led the grass roots effort "Save the Met" three decades ago to keep the Twins in Metropolitan Stadium in Bloomington.6:50 a.m.
  • Mark SeeleyWeather with Mark Seeley
    University of Minnesota climatologist Mark Seeley discusses Minnesota weather history and looks ahead to the weekend forecast.6:55 a.m.
  • Gov. Tim PawlentyFederal reviewers: Minn. 'Race to the Top' application illegible, missing information
    Some complaints about Minnesota's Race to the Top application, found in the comments federal officials made, call into question the quality of the application itself.7:20 a.m.
  • Seifter and EmmerRepublican gov. candidates duel over tax votes
    Republican gubernatorial candidates Marty Seifert and Tom Emmer are each trying to prove that they will continue Gov. Tim Pawlenty's opposition to tax increases.7:25 a.m.
  • ARC helping Hatians in rainy season
    The hard work of cleaning up and rebuilding Haiti is being hampered by bad weather. It's the rainy season in that nation which was hit by a devastating earthquake back in January. The American Refugee Committee (ARC) is trying to build temporary housing in Haiti that can withstand bad weather.7:40 a.m.
  • GrapplersMixed Blood enters the wrestling ring
    Mixed Blood Theater's new play explores the manufactured drama, racial stereotypes and greed of professional wrestling.8:25 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Conditions Thwart Rescue Attempts In W.Va. Mine
    Rescue crews at a West Virginia coal mine are hoping to find four missing miners alive. The teams went down into the mine early Friday but had to be pulled out because of difficult conditions. Nitrogen is being pumped in to help flush out toxic gases. It's been more than three days since an explosion rocked the mine, killing at least 25 men.
  • Gingrich On Obama: 'Most Radical Administration'
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich addressed the Southern Republican Leadership Conference Thursday night. He called Obama's administration "the most radical administration in U.S. history," and he used multiple variations of that line in his nearly hour-long speech.
  • Nuclear Waste May Get A Second Life
    If nuclear waste was handled by a technology called "reprocessing," more energy could be extracted from it, keeping more radioactive material out of nuclear waste dumps. But reprocessing is expensive and can contribute to the spread of nuclear weapons. These drawbacks have crippled interest in the technology — until now.
  • Boy Scouts Sex Abuse Case Goes To Jury
    The Boy Scouts of America organization is accused of putting boys in danger by keeping reports of misconduct under wraps. The plaintiff says he was molested by his scoutmaster 25 years ago in Portland, Ore.; he's asking for $29 million in damages.
  • Congress Turns To Overhauling Financial Regulations
    President Obama's next domestic priority is overhauling financial regulations. Congress begins debate on Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd's bill next week. The measure, which runs more than 1,000 pages, almost makes overhauling health care look simple.
  • 'Date Night' Actors Are 'Funnier' Than The Flick
    The big movie opening this weekend is a vehicle for a couple of sitcom stars. Date Night showcases Tina Fey and Steve Carell. But film critic Kenneth Turan says it's a "half-baked comedy."
  • Former Sex Pistols Manager Malcolm McLaren Dies
    One of the seminal figures of the punk era has passed away. Malcolm McLaren was a British artist, promoter, fashion designer and musician. He also gave the influential band the "Sex Pistols" their name. He died of cancer at the age of 64.
  • Petters Gets 50 Years In Jail For Ponzi Scheme
    A federal judge has sentenced Minnesota business tycoon Tom Petters to 50 years in prison. Petters was convicted last December of leading an investment fraud that prosecutors say bilked investors out of more than $3 billion.
  • Home-Seekers Compete With Property 'Vultures'
    The housing bust has been a boon for people looking to buy a home because prices have dropped to affordable levels. Andrew Cummings found the perfect home, but watched in anguish as he was outbid by a professional investor.
  • Cell Phones Contribute To Various Mishaps
    The Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that cell phones are involved in all kinds of mishaps that lead to emergency room visits. Accidents logged include: The teen who dropped a weight on himself while talking on the phone; and a man who crashed his bike while texting.

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