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Monday, May 25, 2009

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • St. Rose of Lima Catholic ChurchA new life for an old church
    A little 19th Century limestone church near Kenyon is slowly coming back to life. The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis boarded up St. Rose of Lima in 1961, and there it sat unused for nearly 50 years. But a special mass will be held at St. Rose today. There was one last year, too, thanks in part to community volunteer Jill Palof. Cathy Wurzer spoke with her in 2008.6:20 a.m.
  • Entomologist Jeffrey HahnExperts look for signs of ash borers' spread
    Tree inspectors continue to fan out near the Minneapolis-St. Paul border, looking for signs of the emerald ash borer.7:20 a.m.
  • Astana, Capitol of KazakhstanMinn. judge finds hope in former Soviet courts
    A number of Minnesota judges have traveled to foreign countries to help other nations build independent court systems. The most recent was Senior U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson who just returned from two former eastern bloc nations.7:25 a.m.
  • Street in HugoHugo finds hope and heartache one year after tornado
    Hugo residents reach a bittersweet milestone Monday. One year ago, a tornado ripped through town, killing a 2-year-old boy and destroying dozens of houses.8:25 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • North Korea Conducts Nuclear Test
    North Korea says that it has successfully conducted its second nuclear test. The United Nations Security Council will meet Monday to discuss how to deal with the matter.
  • Iraqi Translator, U.S. Soldier Reunited In U.S.
    Ali Jabber Yasary served as a translator for the U.S. military in Iraq until the violence in his country forced him and his wife to flee. Now, with the help of an American soldier he worked with in Iraq, Yasary has a new home in California. But thousands of other Iraqis who served U.S. forces in Iraq are still waiting.
  • Afghan Graduate Encourages Others To Succeed
    Afghan Qiammuddin Amiry graduated Sunday from Colby College. Only a few years ago, he was weaving carpets in Kabul to help his family. He later worked as a translator with the British military, and it led to opportunities that earned him a scholarship and brought him to the United States. Now he helps bring more Afghan students to America, like Sikandar Ahmadi.
  • Thanks, Grandpa Tommy, For Saving The World
    Commentator Baxter Black's grandfather was a junior petty officer in World War II. He's got no scrapbook of his service, no contacts with other veterans, no medals or pins commemorating his service. But Black honors him every day he draws a free breath.
  • British Prepare To Select New Singing Star
    Susan Boyle, the less-than-glamorous, 48-year-old Scottish woman who became an overnight sensation on "Britain's Got Talent," got a standing ovation Sunday night performing "Memory" for the semifinal round.
  • 'Deadliest Catch' Boat Docks In Seattle
    A group of crab fishermen has brought the Sea Star, an old crab boat featured on the Discovery Channel show, to Seattle's fishermen's harbor, put a gift shop on the back deck and gone into business. They're trying to cash in on their reality show fame.
  • Summer Sun Without The Burns And Bug Bites
    With summer weather rolling in, many people are warming up the grill, but it's important to keep yourself protected from summer's strong sun and insect populations.
  • As Economy Improves, Gas Prices Go Up
    Finance professor Ron Rizutto says demand is increasing, so inventories have been getting tighter. On top of that, he says, oil-producing nations are curtailing supply a bit in order to push up the prices.
  • Analyst: Fees Will Help Airlines Reduce Staff
    David Field says airlines may start charging passengers more to pay for checking luggage at the airport, as opposed to paying in advance online.
  • Travel Kit Offers Smells From Home
    A British travel Web site is offering a unique travel kit to customers who book 10 nights at a hotel through its site. Home From Home includes a pillowcase washed in a laundry powder of your choice, a spray bottle filled with the scent of your home and your favorite kind of cookies.

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