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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

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  • Minnesota River at Granite FallsMinnesota River valley residents prepare for spring floods
    Right now, the spring flood outlook looks manageable, but city officials in the area say more snow, heavy rain and a quick melt could push the water far past what's currently forecast.6:50 a.m.
  • Tim PawlentyPawlenty touts success, but health care savings are slim
    While it's true that Minnesota has been experimenting with new ways of paying for care, some health care observers believe it's a stretch for former Gov. Tim Pawlenty to say that Minnesota's experiments have yet had much of an effect on costs.7:20 a.m.
  • Commentator Peter SmithYoga for the downward facing dude
    It's late winter in Minnesota and some folks are looking for activities to exercise the body and the mind. But essayist Peter Smith has found one activity that some Minnesotans just aren't quite ready to embrace.8:45 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Mubarak Tries To Outlast Critics On The Streets
    Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's government is trying to promote a return to normal life in Cairo. State TV is showing images of a cabinet meeting and there's talk of a pay hike for government workers. That leaves it to protesters to keep up the pressure.
  • Gaza Watches Egypt Protests With Fear And Envy
    In the Gaza Strip, there are differing opinions about the Egyptian uprising that's shaken the Arab world. About 1.5 million Palestinians live in that small slither of coastland which borders Egypt. Some fear a new Egyptian government could lead to Israel's military taking over Gaza's southern border.
  • Winter Weather Grounds Airlines' Profits
    Taken alone, the weather might have been just a bump in the road, but the pain is compounded by the rising cost of jet fuel spurred most recently by the crisis in Egypt. The new challenges come as the industry was celebrating its best profits in a decade.
  • Florida Bans Cocaine-Like 'Bath Salts' Sold In Stores
    The powder, which is being snorted and smoked to produce a cocaine- and meth-like high, has sent dozens of users to emergency rooms after violent behavior and hallucinations. Louisiana has also banned the product.
  • N.M. Governor Tough On Crime, Easy On Business
    New Mexico's new governor, Susana Martinez, was elected on a platform calling for law and order and business-friendly deregulation. But critics say her new policies only please oil and gas producers, who contributed generously to her campaign.
  • Book Describes Working With WikiLeaks' Assange
    The New York Times and the Guardian both have books out this week which detail the back story behind the WikiLeaks revelations. Alan Rusbridger, editor of the Guardian, talks to Renee Montagne about WikiLeaks' Julian Assange.
  • In Argentina, A Fight Over Peron's Personal Effects
    Decades after iconic Argentine leader Juan Peron's death, his personal belongings are housed not in a museum, but in a Buenos Aires apartment. It belongs to a former Peron aide who now wants to auction off the 14,000 items online.
  • Feds Rule Facebook Comments Are Protected Speech
    A woman who blasted her supervisor on Facebook was unfairly fired, according to a decision by the National Labor Relations Board. The woman had complained about her boss on her Facebook page from her home computer. The board said her comments were protected speech under federal labor law.
  • Is That An Ad Growing In Your FarmVille Field?
    Revenue for ads embedded in social games is expected to more than double between 2010 and 2012, thanks to companies selling everything from fast food to entertainment. After Farmers Insurance Group ran its first ad in FarmVille, 5 million gamers downloaded it.
  • New Network Of Websites May Help Job Seekers
    There's a new job searching tool available on the web and it's causing a lot of buzz. The domain allows businesses to post job listings for free, and job-seekers to search without paying. It's being supported by some of the world's largest companies, but it could be bad news for other career-searching sites like Monster.com.

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