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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • A Car2Go sits outside St. Paul City HallSt. Paul approves deal with Car2Go
    The city council on Wednesday approved a deal that allows German company Car2Go to park 185 of its tiny cars on St. Paul streets starting next month. Car2Go has a fleet of 350 vehicles in Minneapolis.6:20 a.m.
  • Kitchen in one of the Penfield apartmentsAmid an apartment boom, a shortage of affordable options
    Demand for apartments in the metro is strong, and average monthly rents are rising. That's making it hard for many people to find an affordable place to live.7:20 a.m.
  • Rainfall not solving low groundwater levels
    All the rain in recent weeks has lakes and rivers and streams in our region rising to record levels in many places. Flooding is a big concern. As many people shovel mud and suck water out of soggy basements, and farmers fields are underwater, you have to wonder is there any good that could come out of all this rain? Does the heavy rain mean that the problem with declining groundwater levels that we've been reporting on has been solved? MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Jim Stark, Director of the U.S. Geological Survey in Minnesota.7:45 a.m.
  • Lead singer of Steppenwolf to play Mille Lacs
    Today's Morning Edition music is the unmistakeable sound of Steppenwolf and their classic 1960s motorcycle anthem "Born to be Wild." It's believed to include the first use of the term "heavy metal" in a rock song. Founding member and lead singer John Kay is bringing a band he still calls Steppenwolf to the Grand Casino in Mille Lacs for a show tonight. The current incarnation of Jefferson Starship will also be playing.8:49 a.m.

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