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Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Klobuchar talking high gas pricesDFLers set to endorse Klobuchar for Senate
    Delegates to the state DFL convention in Rochester will endorse Hennepin County Attorney Amy Klobuchar for U.S. Senate. But not all Democrats will leave Rochester united behind Klobuchar.6:42 a.m.
  • Minnesota Weather
    Cathy Wurzer spoke with Mark Seeley, Climatologist from the University of Minnesota about Minesota's recent warm weather and seasonal trends.6:45 a.m.
  • Input from outside.Project gets college freshmen ready to write
    In Minnesota, almost half of incoming freshmen find their writing skills are not up to the college level. One plan tries to put students on the path to success earlier.7:20 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Iraq Government Braces for Zarqawi Reprisal Attacks
    The Iraqi government has imposed a mid-day traffic ban in Baghdad and in the town of Baqouba, about 30 miles northwest of the capital. That's near where terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was killed Wednesday. There are fears Zarqawi supporters will stage reprisal attacks.
  • Iraqi Envoy: Zarqawi's Death Sends 'Message'
    The death of terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi won't eliminate the violence in Iraq overnight, but it sends "a powerful message" that Zarqawi's brand of brutality won't be tolerated, the Iraqi ambassador to the United States says.
  • Questions Surround Conduct of House Appropriations Chair
    Rep. Jerry Lewis (R-CA) has been a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee for most of his 28-year career. Last year, he became the panel's chairman. Now questions are being asked about Lewis' ties to former Rep. Bill Lowery, a Republican who became a lobbyist.
  • Maryland Middle School Receives Presidential Visitor
    Chilean President Michele Bachelet visited students at Westland Middle School in Maryland on Thursday. Bachelet had been a student there in the 1960s, when the school was named Western Middle School.
  • Synthetic Track Reduces Horse Racing Injuries
    Bob Elliston, president of Turfway Park in Florence, Ky., talks about the course's synthetic track with Steve Inskeep. It's designed to minimize wear and tear on horses. Over the last year, it has reduced injuries drastically.
  • 'Continuous Contraception' May Banish Periods
    For women who use birth control, there's growing popularity for what's called "continuous contraception," a practice that can suppress the menstrual cycle so that it can happen only once a year.
  • The Challenge of Knowing Too Much, and Too Little
    Commentator Julie Rosenthal recently graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine. Four years ago, when she started medical training, she thought she was getting sick. She reflects on how she coped with her illness and the challenge of being a medical student.
  • Interest Rates to Rise for Student Loans
    It is about to get more expensive for many graduates to pay off college loans. Effective July 1, interest rates on two main financial aid programs, Stafford and Plus loans, will be rising. Those still in school, or who haven't yet begun paying back their loans, still have a time to lock in a lower interest rate.
  • World Cup Coverage Comes in Many Languages
    Some U.S. satellite TV services will offer foreign-language broadcasts of the World Cup this summer for the first time. It will allow soccer fans far from home to listen to the games in their native Portuguese or German, not just English and Spanish.
  • Family Mourns Zarqawi in Jordanian Home Town
    Relatives in Zarqa, Jordan, gathered Thursday to mourn the death of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. The Jordanian terrorist was killed by U.S. forces in Iraq on Wednesday. Reports in Jordan suggest the government there was involved in the effort to locate and kill Zarqawi. Renee Montagne talks to reporter Kristen Gillespie, who attended the wake.

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