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Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • 3M's Cottage Grove plantPFC's prompt fish advisories in Lake Calhoun and Mississippi River
    A new round of testing has turned up a perflurochemical, formerly used by 3M, in fish in Lake Calhoun, and from fish in the Mississippi River farther south than first detected.7:20 a.m.
  • Research says youth programs benefit society
    New research finds that Minnesota can expect a return of $2.72 for every $1 invested in mentoring, and $4.89 for every $1 spent on youth intervention programs.7:25 a.m.
  • Murad Mohammad and Imani Jaafar-MohammadThe long-term impact of 9/11
    Years after the 9/11 attacks, many Minnesotans say they are still feeling uneasy around one another. A new study by Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights, "Voices from Silence," documents the long-term impact of 9/11 on Minnesota's immigrant, refugee, and religious minority groups.7:55 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • News of First Va. Tech Attack Spread Slowly
    Monday's first shooting at Virginia Tech killed two in a dorm. Two hours later came a second deadly attack in a classroom building. Many question the way police and campus authorities handled the news during the gap between shootings.
  • Detainee Abu Zubaydah Denies Al-Qaida Ties
    The U.S. government says Guantanamo Bay detainee Abu Zubaydah was al-Qaida's chief recruiter. But transcripts of a hearing last month show that Zubaydah denied he's even affiliated with the terrorist organization.
  • Chicago Cited for Failure to Deliver the Mail
    U.S. Postal Service officials say that Chicago has the worst mail delivery of any major U.S. city. Efforts are being made to improve the situation, but frustrations are running high.
  • Boston Marathoners Ignore Frigid Weather
    The Boston Marathon went on Monday, despite freezing temperatures, high winds and heavy rain. The conditions slowed runners down, but didn't keep them from competing.
  • Students, Town Reeling After VT Shootings
    Blacksburg Virginia is a small college town and Virginia Tech is the heart of the community. Monday's shootings left people there is shock as they pieced together the tragic events that left 33 people dead, and more than a dozen others seriously wounded.
  • U.N. Security Council Debates Climate Change
    The U.N. Security Council is about to consider global climate change for the first time. Britain, which now holds the council's rotating presidency, has taken a leadership role on the issue.
  • New Mexico Seeks to Clean Up Santa Fe River
    Right at the top of a list of the country's most endangered rivers is New Mexico's Santa Fe. The American Rivers group says the river must be cleaned up — and it shouldn't be siphoned off for other purposes, either.
  • A Day of Chaos for Virginia Tech Students
    Most of the 26,000 students at Virginia Tech were not directly affected by Monday's shooting. But the aftermath left many in a state of confusion — locked out of dorms and questioned by police.
  • Noting the Numbers on Tax Deadline Day
    Tuesday is the deadline to file federal income tax forms. Of 135 million forms expected this year, at least half will be filed electronically. And 20 percent will come in during this last week.
  • Records Show More Illegal Immigrants Paying Taxes
    It appears that many illegal immigrants are trying to get right with the IRS. The number of filers using ID numbers instead of Social Security numbers jumped between 2004 and 2005. It's assumed that most filers who use "I-10" numbers are undocumented workers.

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