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Friday, May 28, 2010

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  • Chaudhary apologizesChaudhary takes heat for 'screw up' at meeting with constituents
    DFL state Sen. Satveer Chaudhary faced a roomful of concerned local DFL party officials and constituents Thursday night in Fridley, and he continues to take heat for a self-described "major league screw up" at the end of the 2010 legislative session.6:20 a.m.
  • Russ StarkBikes not in plans for Central Corridor on University Avenue
    Cyclists are rallying for dedicated space on University Avenue. And in their fight for bike lanes, they're making an unusual push for more street parking for cars.6:25 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.
  • Mae SchunkAfter they're picked, most lt. gov. candidates have little influence on voters
    Once they're elected, most lieutenant governors tend to fade into the background. And at least recently, it's rare that a lieutenant ever becomes governor.7:20 a.m.
  • Essayist remembers his Vietnam buddies
    Every American has his or her own way of marking Memorial Day. For some it's just a three-day weekend. But for others, including essayist Peter Smith, it means a lot more.7:25 a.m.
  • Health concerns don't deter raw milk enthusiasts
    Minnesota's Department of Agriculture says the E. coli outbreak that sickened four people in the state this week "reinforces its decision" to crack down on illegal distributors of raw milk. Unpasteurized raw milk is legal in Minnesota, but only if you buy it directly from the farm. State officials say raw milk isn't safe. But raw milk enthusiasts are passionate. They claim it tastes better and is better for you.8:25 a.m.
  • Jamie McGinn, Dustin ByfuglienRoseau hockey mom's son in Stanley Cup finals
    The Chicago Blackhawks skate Saturday against the Philadelphia Flyers in the Stanley Cup Finals. There would probably be a lot of people from Roseau watching in any given year --because Roseau is a big hockey town. But there's bound to be even more excitement there than usual thanks to Dustin Byfuglien. The 25-year-old Blackhawk player grew up in Roseau, and he's been key to Chicago's success this year.8:45 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Obama Takes Responsibility For Gulf Oil Spill
    President Obama heads to the Gulf Coast on Friday to inspect the damage caused by the oil spill. In the 37 days since the rig exploded, killing 11 people and sending a continuous stream of oil into the ocean, Obama has been under pressure to take charge. The president announced several steps on Thursday to address the fallout.
  • At Diner, Regulars Grade Obama's Handling Of Spill
    Reviews of President Obama's handling of the oil spill were mixed at Dot's Diner in Metairie, La., just outside New Orleans. Obama pays his second visit to the region Friday.
  • Taking Tomatoes Back To Their Tasty Roots
    Most supermarket tomatoes are bred for durability during shipping and to produce high volumes of fruit. Now, scientists at the University of Florida are trying to recapture the tomato taste that made the fruit so popular originally. To create this tasty tomato, the scientists are using a mix of genetics and psychology.
  • For The Perfect Hot Dog, Keep It Simple
    Memorial Day weekend is here -- and the season for cookouts and hot dogs has begun. We asked a group of experts how to make the perfect hot dog -- without getting too fancy. They lay out the best way to approach the essentials, from the bun to condiments.
  • New Ebola Drug 100 Percent Effective In Monkeys
    The devastating Ebola virus causes uncontrollable bleeding and kills up to 90 percent of the people it infects. Since it's emergence in 1976 scientists have been struggling to find treatments and presentations. Now there's a breakthrough: an experimental drug has that gives "complete protection." It still must be tested in humans.
  • North Korea's Neighbors Discuss Ship Sinking
    The leaders of South Korea and China meet to discuss the tension in the Korean peninsula on Friday. The tension between South and North Korea follow a torpedo attack that left dozens of South Korean sailors dead in March. The South blames the North for the attack, and is hoping China will take a more critical stance against the North.
  • Motivations For North Korea's Actions A Mystery
    A range of theories exists as to why North Korea may have torpedoed a South Korean navy vessel in March -- but it's all speculation. U.S. intelligence officials freely admit they don't understand the country very well.
  • Royal Dutch Shell Buys East Resources
    Global oil giant Shell is buying the U.S. company to increase its presence in natural gas exploration. Shell is paying $4.9 billion for the Pennsylvania company. East Resources is a big operator in a natural gas field stretching from West Virginia to New York.
  • Better Economy Gets Travelers On The Road Again
    Millions of travelers are hitting the roads for Memorial Day weekend vacations. AAA expects 32 million people to travel this holiday which is a 5 percent increase from last year. Much like the broader economy, the tourism industry is showing signs of gradual improvement.
  • Study: College Grads Unprepared For Workplace
    Human resources managers reported to researchers at York College in Pennsylvania that recent college graduates are woefully unprepared for the demands of a job in the real world. So the college is giving students some lessons in professionalism.

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