Minnesota Public Radio Stories
Affordable housing advocates 'excited' for bonding bill cash Homeless service agencies across Minnesota are eyeing a slice of the $100 million state lawmakers set aside for affordable housing in this year's construction bonding bill. 6:20 a.m.
Shakopee women's prison to finally get a fence The Shakopee prison houses more than 600 women, including nearly a hundred serving sentences for homicide. State money is poised to give it something it's never had before: a fence. 7:20 a.m.
California Chrome's nasal strip developed in Minnesota California Chrome will be allowed to use a product developed in Minnesota during the Belmont Stakes after all. The trainer of the horse, which will be going for the Triple Crown on June 7, had threatened to withdraw from the race if California Chrome could not use the Flair Equine nasal strip. 8:45 a.m.
Joe Cocker was first at club that became First Ave. Today's Morning Edition music is from English singer Joe Cocker, who turns 70 years old today. This song "I Come in Peace" is from his 2012 album "Fire it Up." 8:49 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
How Big A Factor Will Obamacare Be In Midterm Elections?
Voters are choosing congressional nominees in half-a-dozen state primaries on Tuesday. Those states run the gamut in their experience with the Affordable Care Act.
Foreclosure Overhaul Comes Too Slowly For Many Homeowners
The biggest U.S. banks are still foreclosing on homeowners who qualify for new loans, according to a coalition of non-profits. That's despite settlements aimed at preventing unnecessary foreclosures.
How Russia's Shared Kitchens Helped Shape Soviet Politics
In the Soviet Union's communal kitchens, many families jockeyed for one stove. Apartments were crowded, food was scarce and government informants were everywhere. Still, some found joy and connection.
Bolivia's President Signs To Play Professional Soccer
It's a publicity stunt, but Evo Morales has played before. In 2010, he made headlines against a team of political rivals when he kneed an opposing player in the groin.
3rd U.S. Case Raises More Questions About MERS Virus
Federal health officials reported over the weekend that the virus that causes Middle East respiratory syndrome, or MERS, had spread from one person to another for the first time in the U.S.
Keeping Watch On Ukraine As It Prepares To Elect A President
Hundreds of western observers are headed to Ukraine to monitor Sunday's presidential election. Russia appears content to let the vote go forward without interference.
Pope To Travel To Holy Land With Rabbi And Muslim Leader
Pope Francis will head to the Middle East this week to preach peace and has asked two friends from Argentina to accompany him, Rabbi Abraham Skorka and Islamic studies professor Omar Abboud.
Malicious Software Probe Reveals Vast Criminal Network
Authorities have charged developers and users of RAT, a software program that makes spying on an individual's computer easy. Users can capture passwords and spy on people through laptop cameras.
St. Louis Holds Competition To Attract Startups
The competition, called the Arch Grants, gives $50,000 to 20 young businesses. In exchange for the money, the winners will have to move their businesses to St. Louis.
Think Twice Before Getting A Corporate Logo Tattoo
A medical director for a tattoo removal clinic says, "If you're not 100 percent, unequivocally attached to a brand or concept, then you really shouldn't get it tattooed on your body."
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