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Friday, February 26, 2010

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • More wiredDuluth says Google network could be 'magnet' for growth
    Just days after Google pitched its nationwide offer to bring super-fast broadband to a winning community, Duluth Mayor Don Ness was elbowing for his city to be first in line.6:20 a.m.
  • Kelliher back on the family farmGov. candidates tout their 'country' credentials
    Seven of the top DFL candidates for governor live in the Twin Cities metro area, but it's safe to say they're emphasizing their ties -- however tenuous -- to rural Minnesota to attract more support.6:25 a.m.
  • Mark SeeleyWeather with Mark Seeley
    University of Minnesota climatologist Mark Seeley discusses Minnesota weather history and looks ahead to the weekend forecast.6:55 a.m.
  • Minnesota chiropractor excited to treat olympians
    Participants at the Winter Olympics are pushing the limit of athletic endeavor, twisting and turning, and jumping and sliding on ice and snow. It takes a toll on the body which must be working in peak condition for success.8:25 a.m.
  • Rachel AdamsRadio dramas reflect life in the 'Icebox of the Nation'
    International Falls has been known for years as the Icebox of the Nation, but in some circles, the northern Minnesota border town is gaining notoriety for producing radio theater.8:42 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Health Summit Fails To Narrow Partisan Divide
    Republicans looked President Obama in the eye and offered strong objections to a health care bill. The partisan divide on health care was played out at the White House summit Thursday. Obama and Democratic congressional leaders pushed their broad health care overhaul, and Republicans insisted on the "step by step" approach.
  • Justice Dept. To Launch Indigent Defense Program
    The U.S. criminal justice system typically pits the defense against the prosecution. But defense lawyers for poor clients will get a hand from their usual adversaries when the Justice Department launches the Access to Justice initiative. A top constitutional lawyer is taking a leave of absence from Harvard to spearhead the project.
  • House Committee: Rangel Broke Travel Rules
    Congressman Charles Rangel of New York says the House Ethics Committee is admonishing him for circumstances surrounding trips he took to the Caribbean. Rangel says the committee found the trips, paid for by corporations, violated ethics rules. Rangel, the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, says he did not know about any violations, and will pay the corporations back.
  • Republicans Focus On Sen. Bayh's Seat
    Following the announced retirement of Senator Evan Bayh, Indiana's Democratic Party is scrambling to replace the man who's been its most visible figure for the last 25 years. Bayh's retirement has bolstered the state's Republicans, who've struggled to overcome the senator's broad appeal.
  • Fate Of Offshore Wind Farm In Government's Hands
    The government is expected to decide next month whether a private developer can build the country's first offshore wind farm off Cape Cod, Mass. The project has been on a winning streak with court victories and state approvals, but it hasn't won the support of local officials or American Indians.
  • U.S. Watches Greece's Debt, Will It Spread?
    European Union officials have told the Greeks they have to get their budget deficit under control if they want help to pay off their huge debts. Greece uses the common European currency, the euro, so its neighbors have a stake in what happens there. Increasingly, so does the United States.
  • Bernanke Sentence Moves Market Higher
    This week has been a crucial one for the U.S. economy. Chairman Ben Bernanke testified before Congress on the Federal Reserve's exit-strategy. That is: How will officials turn the life support system off for the U.S. financial sector without destroying the system? After one of Bernanke's sentences, the Dow gained nearly 1 percentage point in a few minutes.
  • AIG Lost Nearly $9 Billion In 4th Quarter
    Insurance giant AIG announced Friday it lost $8.87 billion in the last quarter of 2009. In the same quarter the previous year, AIG lost more than $60 billion.
  • AIG Agrees To Pay Oregon $8 Million
    Insurance giant AIG admits no guilt in the pension fund settlement. It did agree to pay Oregon's pension fund $8 million for inflating its share price between 2000 and 2005. The state is getting back about 50 cents on the dollar. The agreement is good for state employees, whose pensions get shored up.
  • GM Repairs Reputation With Word Of Mouth
    General Motors hopes to turn thousands of its workers into off-hours advocates for the company's products. GM is letting employees at its Renaissance headquarters in Michigan check out new cars, trucks and SUVs, and drive them for a weekend. GM workers can also volunteer for special advocacy training.

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