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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Arden Manor mobile homeIn Arden Manor, Vikings stadium plan hits close to home
    If you're looking for ground zero in the Vikings stadium debate, Arden Manor on Highway 10 might well be it. The 283 mobile homes there are just yards away from the former Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant, where the NFL team and Ramsey County want to build a $1.1 billion facility.6:20 a.m.
  • Gov. Tim Pawlenty and Mary PawlentyPawlenty reflects on legacy, looks to future
    Former Gov. Tim Pawlenty returned to the State Capitol Monday night to reflect on his legacy, his failed presidential campaign and his search for work in the private sector.7:20 a.m.
  • Michele BachmannIn Bachmann's home district, speculation about re-election
    Public opinion polls suggest Rep. Michele Bachmann's quest for the Republican presidential nomination is in trouble, and talk in political circles has turned to the impact her White House aspirations may have on her re-election chances to Congress.7:25 a.m.
  • Preparations in high gear for Norwegian royalty
    Norway's king and queen are visiting the Upper Midwest. King Harald and Queen Sonja are here for an eight day tour of the region. Their first stop is in Decorah, Iowa where the royals will visit Luther College and the Vesterheim Norwegian-American museum. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Karen Martin-Schramm who works at Luther College and is head of the town's Royal Visit committee.7:45 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Will N.H. Debate Help Perry Polish Tarnished Star?
    The Republican presidential candidates will get together in Hanover, N.H., for a debate to focus on the economy Tuesday night. The Republican field appears to be set now that Sarah Palin and Chris Christie both decided not to run. The old front runner, Mitt Romney, is the new front runner. And Rick Perry, who came into the race at the top of the polls, has lost about half of his support.
  • Some Latinos See Obama 'Betrayal' On Immigration
    Latino leaders say the administration hasn't done enough to push for comprehensive immigration reform in Congress, while deporting too many immigrants. Still, the administration has sued to overturn tough immigration laws in two states, and is weighing challenges in others. For the president, it's a difficult political balancing act.
  • Thomas Confirmation Hearings Had Ripple Effect
    Today's Supreme Court confirmation process was shaped by what happened at the hearings for Clarence Thomas 20 years ago. The hearings also changed America's political, judicial and cultural landscape.
  • Netflix Abandons Plans To Divide Into 2 Divisions
    Three weeks ago, Netflix announced it would split off its online streaming service from its DVD rental business. But after a lot of customer complaints, the company has done a complete turnaround.
  • Recession Nips At The Heels Of A Slow-Poke Recovery
    Since January, the U.S. economy has been hit by a series of external shocks that brought a modest recovery nearly to a halt. The slowdown, however, may have been under way even before the shocks took place.
  • NBA Cancels First 2 Weeks Of Regular Season
    NBA Commissioner David Stern made the announcement after owners and players failed to reach a new labor deal and end the lockout. Stern said, "The gap is so significant that we just can't bridge it at this time."
  • Advisory Firm Suggests Rupert Murdoch Get The Boot
    Shareholder Services, a major investor advisory firm, is urging shareholders to oust Rupert Murdoch and his sons from the board at News Corp. The firm recommended against re-electing 13 of the 15 News Corp. board members when shareholders hold their annual meeting in two weeks.
  • U.S. Assisted Living Model To Be Tried In China
    Two Seattle-based companies plan to open the first American-operated senior facility in China. Chinese families used to rely on children and grandchildren to care for aging parents, but people are working long hours, and options for senior care are limited.
  • 'Recession Sessions' Reflects Economic Chill
    Two recent college grads, who met in economics class, have collaborated to form the band The Bull & The Bear. Their album, Recession Sessions, includes tunes for downtrodden times such as "Main Street Venting Blues" and "Our Love Is An Illiquid Asset."
  • Underwear Bomber Trial To Begin In Detroit
    Opening statements in the trial of the Christmas Day bomber begin in Detroit Tuesday. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab is the young Nigerian man who is accused of attempting to bring down a U.S. airliner by trying to detonate explosives hidden in his underwear.

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