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Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Eric W. KalerU of M president hopes business partnerships pay off
    From the moment University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler took charge in September, he made establishing closer relationships with business and industry a priority.6:20 a.m.
  • Under pressure, Ely scales back proposed property tax hike
    Ely city leaders have responded to pressure by presenting a revised budget that trims a proposed levy increase down to 14 percent from 27 percent.7:20 a.m.
  • Courthouse shooting victims doing better
    It's Wednesday, when we check in with one of Minnesota Public Radio's reporters outside of the Twin Cities. The big news in northeast Minnesota of course is the shooting that took place in the Cook County courthouse last Thursday. Minnesota Public Radio reporter Dan Kraker was in Grand Marais last week covering the story.8:25 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • In A Year Of Partisan Brawls, Congress Goes One More Round
    At stake are billions of dollars in tax breaks and unemployment benefits for millions of Americans set to expire Jan. 1, after the House rejected a bill that would have extended jobless benefits and the payroll tax holiday for two months.
  • Calls For More Reporting Of Suspected Child Abuse
    The alleged child sex abuse charges at Penn State are prompting new federal and state legislation that could expand who is required to report suspected child abuse. But some doctors and child protection officials are skeptical.
  • Brazil Outshines Other BRIC Economies
    One of the most powerful forces of change has been the dramatic economic growth in Brazil, Russia, India and China. Chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management Jim O'Neill coined the term BRIC, an acronym for those four countries, ten years ago when he began to zero in on their economies. O'Neill talks to Renee Montagne about his book The Growth Map.
  • Egyptian Women Protest Army Abuses Against Them
    Thousands of women marched in the streets of Cairo Tuesday rallying against their treatment by Egyptian security forces. The march came on the heels of video images of soldiers beating and stripping female demonstrators during recent protests in Tahrir Square.
  • U.S. Says Details Of Flu Experiments Should Stay Secret
    In a landmark decision, an expert panel that advises the government on research security says key details of work on the contagiousness of flu viruses should not be published openly. I
  • Romney Focuses On N.H. Primary Over Iowa Caucuses
    Former Mass. Governor Mitt Romney is on a campaign swing through New Hampshire. With the Iowa caucuses fast approaching, Romney is instead shoring up his position in the state that is key to his primary campaign strategy.
  • U.S. Chamber Of Commerce Computers Hacked
    The computer system of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce was breached by hackers in China. The Wall Street Journal reports the attacks targeted employees who focus on Asia policy. The FBI discovered the breach in 2010 and alerted the Chamber, which has since worked to overhaul its cyber-security system.
  • Online Holiday Sales Up 15 Percent Over 2010
    Online retail sales this holiday season have reached $32 billion to date. That's a 15 percent increase over last year. And for the first time, a sizable number of shoppers — about 8 to 9 percent — used their smartphone or tablets to purchase items.
  • Why Do Americans Bother To Fly Over The Holidays?
    Airline travel has become unpleasant — what with long lines and numerous fees. Linda Wertheimer talks to Seth Kaplan of Airline Weekly about the business behind air travel, airlines and airfare.
  • Auto Trips Dominate Holiday Season Travel
    Despite the best efforts of airlines, AAA reports the car will remain the main mode of transportation this holiday season. Nearly a third of Americans will travel by car over the holidays.

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