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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Goodhue sand pit hearingGoodhue County officials vote to ban silica sand mining for a year
    Goodhue County commissioners unanimously approved a proposal Tuesday night that will temporarily block a controversial kind of sand mining in the southeastern Minnesota county.6:50 a.m.
  • Ramsey County medical examinerMedical examiner was in compliance, Ramsey County officials say
    A medical examiner was found to be in compliance with Minnesota statutes and with the terms of his contract, Ramsey County officials say.7:20 a.m.
  • Scholastica BakerSept. 11 attacks spurred more to enlist in military
    It's clear the events of Sept. 11, 2001 played a role in many peoples' decisions to join the military. The Minnesota National Guard is still benefiting from a boost in recruitment a decade later.7:25 a.m.
  • Michele BachmannFresh competition forces Bachmann to refocus campaign
    The Minnesota congresswoman still receives plenty of media attention, but much of the focus is now on her dwindling prospects in the face of new competition from Texas Gov. Rick Perry.7:45 a.m.
  • Sugarbeet harvest ramps up without union workers
    Replacement workers at American Crystal Sugar face a big test tomorrow because the sugarbeet harvest is now underway. Tomorrow, the company starts its five factories in the Red River Valley with replacement workers because 1,300 union workers are still locked out.8:25 a.m.
  • Gov. Pawlenty emerges on the Colbert Report
    Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty has kept a low profile since dropping out of the GOP presidential race. Last night, he appeared on Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report." In an excerpt from the show, Pawlenty talked about his decision to leave the race after the Republican straw poll in Ames, Iowa last month.8:45 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Romney Plan Vows To Add 11 Million Jobs In 4 Years
    GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Tuesday laid out a wide-ranging economic proposal. Romney announced his plan inside a giant truck warehouse in Nevada.
  • In GOP Presidential Field, Science Finds Skeptics
    Republicans have a new front-runner for president, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who doubts the science of climate change and says creationism should be taught alongside evolution. He's not alone in these views, which may be on display before a national audience at Wednesday night's GOP debate.
  • Afghan Envoy: Taliban Leaders Still A Mystery
    A negotiated solution to the war in Afghanistan would involve many parties, and Umar Daudzai would be a key figure. President Karzai has made Daudzai his ambassador and special envoy to Pakistan.
  • Who Will Buy Hulu?
    The streaming video site owned by the TV networks ABC, NBC and Fox is up for sale, and companies like Google and Amazon have shown interest in buying. But there are plenty of variables at play, including the fact that as soon as Hulu's current owners give up their stake, its valuable content could disappear.
  • Conservatives Step Up Attacks On Public Funding For Birth Control
    Some opponents object to subsidizing contraception on moral grounds; others say it's simply too expensive in an era of tight budgets. The recent battles over the federal budget and the health law may help explain why critics seem to be growing more vocal.
  • D.C. School Remembers Its Own Lost On Sept. 11
    Nearly 10 years ago, Washington, D.C'.s Leckie Elementary school lost a student and a teacher in the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the Pentagon. The school is commemorating the attacks by teaching students about them. Some of the students weren't born when the attacks happened.
  • Yahoo Fires CEO Carol Bartz
    The CEO of the Internet search company Yahoo has been fired, abruptly. Yahoo's board of directors informed Carol Bartz of its decision Tuesday, while she was travelling. The board was apparently frustrated by her inability to turn the company around and generate more growth in the two and a half years she had been at the helm.
  • For Now, Shoes Still Come Off At Airport Security
    Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano predicted Tuesday that airline passengers in the future will no longer be instructed to remove their shoes at airport security. But the technology to scan shoe-wearing passengers for bombs does not yet exist and may not be available soon.
  • How Mortgage Refinancing Could Help Spur Economy
    Christopher Mayer, an economist at Columbia University, talks to Steve Inskeep about his top fix for the economy. Mayer thinks homeowners with mortgages through Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac should be able to refinance their homes at lower interest rates, regardless of their credit score.
  • Amazon May Use 7-Eleven As Package Pick-Up Station
    Amazon.com is testing out a new delivery system in Seattle. It involves a customer picking up their Amazon order at a nearby 7-Eleven.

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