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Monday, May 31, 2010

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Laying a wreath at WWI cemetery in WaregemBelgians remember American soldiers for Memorial Day
    Thousands of people gathered in Belgium and France over the weekend to mark Memorial Day. They met at battlefield monuments where tens of thousands of American servicemen and women are buried. A Minnesota native helps organize one of the largest Memorial Day observances in Europe.7:20 a.m.
  • The serviceFor 44 years, Fairmont honor guard salutes veterans
    The members of the group have become real veterans of the honor guard ceremony. Champine figures they've appeared at roughly 1,300 funerals over those 44 years.7:25 a.m.
  • St. Rose Church of LimaRestored St. Rose Church of Lima has long history
    Memorial Day is a day to remember those who've passed on, including those who served in the U.S. military. There are many Memorial Day observances and one of them will be a special mass Monday morning at a little pioneer church near the Kenyon/Wanamingo area of southeastern Minnesota.7:40 a.m.
  • Raw dairy productsRaw milk advocates worry about crackdown after E. coli outbreak
    Consumers of raw dairy products are worried about a crackdown, after four people got sick from drinking unpasteurized milk tainted with E. coli. Minnesota law allows farmers to sell their raw milk occasionally and directly at the farms where it's produced. But many people buy raw dairy products at underground drop sites.8:25 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • BP's Latest Plan Could Boost Oil Flow Temporarily
    After abandoning efforts to plug a leak spewing oil into the Gulf of Mexico, BP is crafting a new plan to capture the oil. But this plan risks making things worse -- at least temporarily. On the Louisiana coast, cleanup crews are settling in for a long stay, and residents are watching it all with a sense of growing dismay.
  • Under Obama, Agencies Step Up Rule-Making
    Democrats blame the Bush administration for lingering regulatory problems that contributed to the Gulf oil spill, the coal mine explosion in West Virginia and a recall of Toyota cars. That may or may not be fair -- but it's clear the Obama administration is far more aggressive in its rule-making.
  • 10 Killed As Iraelis Board Gaza Aid Convoy
    Reports say at least 10 pro-Palestinian activists were killed as Israeli commandos stormed a ship filled with aid for the Gaza Strip. The Israeli military said its forces were attacked with knives and clubs. The confrontation is raising tension in the region. Renee Montagne speaks with reporter Sheera Frenkel in Israel.
  • On Memorial Day, Remembering A Fallen Marine
    Pfc. Donald Wayne Vincent was a member of the 2nd Battalion of the 8th Marine Regiment. The Gainesville, Fla., native was killed in Afghanistan. On this Memorial Day, a remembrance of the Marine from people who knew him the best.
  • In World War II, He Fought For Two Armies
    Sixty-five years ago, American paratrooper Joseph Beyrle escaped from a German POW camp and joined the Red Army, serving in a Soviet tank regiment. The story's final twist: Joseph Beyrle's son John is now the U.S. ambassador to Moscow.
  • With Drinking, Parent Rules Do Affect Teens' Choices
    Research suggests that parents have a great deal of influence over when and how their teens start drinking alcohol. Parents who disapproved completely of underage drinking tended to have students who drank less.
  • Study: A Cigarette A Month Can Get A Kid Hooked
    Occasional smoking among middle-schoolers can lead to tobacco addiction, according to a study in the journal Pediatrics. Of the young people in the study who said they had inhaled from a cigarette, nearly two-thirds said they smoked at least once a month. Half experienced symptoms of dependence.
  • Price Negotiations Stall Prudential-AIG Deal
    The U.S. insurance giant AIG is still trying to sell its Asian life insurance unit. AIG says the sale would be a major step toward paying back the federal government for at least part of the huge bailout it received. The British financial services company Prudential had agreed to a $35 billion deal but was forced back to negotiations after investors balked at the price tag.
  • Accounting Grad Didn't Figure On Job Rejections
    Melanie Singer has long been preparing for a career as an accountant. Despite intensive networking, meetings with a career counselor and three internships, she is discovering there is no formula that results in a job.
  • China's Struggling Graduates Bunk In 'Ant Colonies'
    In China, more than 6 million graduates hit the job market this year. College enrollment has surged, and the labor market can't keep up. After leaving campus, many grads are forced to bunk together, sometimes six to a room, in crowded apartment buildings in areas known as "ant colonies." Two young men living in one composed an ode to their plight, called "Song of the Ants"

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