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Monday, May 23, 2011

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  • Storm cleanupCleanup begins after tornado sweeps through north Minneapolis
    Minneapolis residents continue to clean up the mess left by Sunday's severe storms. At least one person was killed and more than two dozen other people were injured after at least one tornado touched down in the Twin Cities metro area, leaving a wide swath of devastation in its wake.6:20 a.m.
  • Tornado damageStorms blossomed right over the heart of the metro
    MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with meteorologist Craig Edwards about the storms that spawned at least one tornado that hit north Minneapolis hard. Damage reports also came in from St. Louis Park, and Fridley.6:55 a.m.
  • Dayton, Rybak, Klobuchar, Ellison, ZellersRybak overseeing city's tornado response
    City crews in Minneapolis are clearing debris this morning, block-by-block, and assessing damage from a tornado. Residents of hard-hit north Minneapolis emerged from their homes after taking cover yesterday to see trees uprooted and roofs torn off. At least one person was killed and 33 other people were taken to hospitals.7:25 a.m.
  • Pawlenty announcementIn Iowa speech, Pawlenty officially announces presidential run
    Republican Tim Pawlenty on Monday pledged to be a president who levels with the American people and accused President Barack Obama of doing just the opposite as the former Minnesota governor launched his candidacy for the GOP nomination in a pivotal state.7:40 a.m.
  • For saleFor housing, it's still a buyer's market
    With summer approaching and home buying season underway, you're likely to see more and more "for sale" signs in front yards. But despite clear signs of recovery in the economy, people selling homes are still facing stubbornly low prices.7:45 a.m.
  • Mark Dayton, Amy Koch, Geoff Michel, Kurt ZellerAnother day of meetings, but still no budget deal
    Republican legislative leaders emerged from Gov. Mark Dayton's office this afternoon reporting that "nothing big" came from an hour-long meeting. State lawmakers have until midnight Monday to reach a budget agreement that erases a projected $5 billion deficit. But the two sides remain deeply divided over taxes and spending cuts.8:40 a.m.
  • Tornado damageNorth Minneapolis faces a tough day of clean up and recovery
    Xcel energy says there are 14,000 people without power this morning after a deadly tornado swept through north Minneapolis. It killed one person and injured 29.8:45 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Tornado Destroys Wide Swath Of Joplin, Mo.
    A massive tornado smashed into the city of Joplin, Mo., Sunday evening. It was by far the worst in a series of storms that swept the Midwest. City Councilwoman Melodee Colbert-Kean talks to Renee Montagne about the damage and relief efforts.
  • Atchafalaya Basin Waits For Mississippi Floodwaters
    While floodwater from the Morganza Spillway has inundated nearby forests and swamps, it's yet to reach communities in the Atchafalaya Basin. A conservation group is buying farmland and converting it back to its natural state to provide a place for extra water to go, and reduce flooding in populated areas.
  • Making It Official: Hunting Al-Qaida Worldwide
    A House bill that would authorize the Obama administration to attack al-Qaida and its associates everywhere will be the focus of debate on the floor this week. The death of Osama bin Laden is helping to fuel the idea. Liberal groups worry it would make the U.S. the master of the world.
  • Chicago Trial To Put Pakistan Spy Agency On The Spot
    Pakistani-Canadian Tahawwur Rana is accused of helping facilitate the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India. But in the lead up to his trial, the focus hasn't been on Rana's guilt or innocence: It's been on Pakistan.
  • Mexican Drug Lord Faces Charges In San Diego
    The former leader of one of Mexico's most feared drug cartels appears in federal court in San Diego on Monday morning. In a surprise move, Mexico extradited him to the U.S. earlier this month after years of legal wrangling.
  • Metal Artificial Hips May Need A Hip Check
    Metal has been the material of choice for artificial hips in part because it's supposed to last longer than other materials. But doctors are discovering that metal shavings from the device can get into the bloodstream. Now some are recommending a plastic lining between the metal ball and socket to minimize the shedding of metal particles.
  • Doctors Fret Over Rise In Prostate Biopsy Infections
    An increasing number of men who undergo a prostate biopsy are getting hard-to-treat bloodstream infections that can send them to the ICU and require weeks of heavy-duty antibiotic treatment. The new infection risk is causing a lot of soul-searching about prostate biopsies.
  • Sony Corp. Braced For Billions In Losses
    Japan's largest exporter of consumer electronics is expecting a loss of more than $3 billion for the fiscal year that ended in March. The company had earlier projected a return to profit. Sony blamed the loss on the impact of the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan in March. Official earnings are expected later this week.
  • 'Adapt': Failure As An Option On The Way To Success
    Businesses improve when they experiment with new structures and formulas — and then actively analyze their mistakes, Tim Harford says. In Adapt, his new book, the Financial Times columnist examines the merits of failure.
  • Readers Ask: How Do I Get My E-Book Signed?
    Authors are finding solutions to this new problem. This week, Robert Kiyosaki of the Rich Dad, Poor Dad series is holding a digital book signing event. During a live chat on Facebook with the author, you can order an e-book and have it e-signed and e-delivered to your e-reader.

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