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Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Arlene Downwind-WhiteSome Red Lake members grieve from 300 miles away
    On and off the reservation, Red Lake Ojibwe will remember the 10 people who died in a school shooting a year ago.7:20 a.m.
  • Supreme Court Chief Justice Russell AndersonGay marriage ban kept from vote as heat stays on Johnson
    Chief Justice Russell Anderson stressed that no members of the high court ever spoke with Johnson about whether the state's law banning gay marriage could withstand a legal challenge.7:25 a.m.
  • North Dakota officials look for water
    Even as National Weather Service forecasters predict major flooding in the Red River Valley this spring, North Dakota officials are planning for future droughts. For the past six years, planners have worked to find alternate sources of water for eastern North Dakota.7:50 a.m.
  • Busy week in Minnesota sports
    In sports, the Minnesota Wild will host the Calgary Flames tonight while the Timberwolves take on Shaquille O'Neal and the Miami Heat at the Target Center. Morning Edition Sports Commentator Steve Rudolph provides an update on the local sports news.7:55 a.m.
  • The Bridges of St. PaulBridges project pushes forward without city approval
    A St. Paul developer is pushing ahead with plans to build a $1 billion project along the Mississippi River. There's just one catch. The city has not approved the project.8:25 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Bush Makes the Case for Progress in Iraq
    President Bush says the stabilization of one Iraqi city, once run by insurgents loyal to al Qaeda, gives him confidence in the administration's strategy in Iraq. As the war opened its fourth year, the president took questions at a forum in Cleveland on Monday, urging people to look beyond the bloodshed to see the progress.
  • Cheney Visits GOP Loyalists in Ohio
    Vice President Dick Cheney was in Ohio on Monday raising money, and working to energize the party's base.
  • Democrats See Ohio Opening in Wake of GOP Scandals
    Ohio's 20 electoral votes put President Bush over the top in the 2004 election. But two scandals involving Republicans have turned the Buckeye State into a target for Democrats.
  • Government Turns to Arms Makers to Fight Smuggling
    One government agency is trying to find new ways to help prevent the international smuggling of weapons and weapon parts. United States immigration and customs officials are turning to arms manufacturers to help identify potentially shady deals.
  • Aid on the Agenda as Liberian President Visits the U.S.
    Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is on an official visit to the United States. The country's three million people were uprooted and its infrastructure demolished during 14 years of fighting. President Sirleaf hopes to secure reconstruction aid during a lunch visit to the White House.
  • Exit Exam Stirs up Education Controversy in California
    Fifty thousand California high school students are taking a test that will decide whether or not they graduate with their classmates. Supporters say the exit exam keeps education standards high, while critics see it as unfair to poor and minority students.
  • 'The Dead Beat' Highlights the Joy of Obituary Writing
    A new book celebrates the appeal of the newspaper's obituary page. Renee Montagne talks to Marilyn Johnson, author of The Dead Beat: Lost Souls, Lucky Stiffs and the Perverse Pleasures of Obituaries.
  • Conviction Overturned for Banking Star Quattrone
    Frank Quattrone, a leading investment banker during the Internet boom, may face a third trial after an appeals court tossed out his conviction. The court concluded the jury was improperly advised during his 2004 trial. Quattrone was convicted on charges that he obstructed a government probe into stock offerings at the height of the dot-com boom.
  • Feeding the World with Deep-Sea Fish Farms
    A Hawaiian firm has become one of the first to launch deep-sea fish farms. In waters some 200 feet deep, Kona Blue is raising fish in giant netted cages. The company says this type of large-scale, open-ocean aquaculture may be the answer to the world's over-fishing woes.
  • In Basra, Anniversary Marked by Disappointment
    Three years after the invasion of Iraq, one of its largest cities is beset by disappointment and fear. Residents of Basra say they feel forgotten by their own political leaders and embittered by unkept promises of the U.S. and British forces that ousted Saddam Hussein.

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