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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Minnehaha CreekUrban high water warning out to kayakers, canoeists
    Dry weather across Minnesota this week means that water levels on the state's brimming lakes and creeks finally may start to drop. Spring's heavy rainfall raised Lake Minnetonka to near-record highs, feeding Minnehaha Creek in the west metro until it became a bursting creek.5:35 a.m.
  • Red RiverStopping water contamination requires new message
    Don't flush your old prescription drugs. They pollute the state's waters. Officials and environmental leaders concede the public has heard mixed messages over the years about what to do with pharmaceuticals and other compounds that can contaminate lakes and rivers.6:50 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Federal Investigators Probe Ariz. Fire That Killed 19 Hotshots
    Near the city of Prescott, Ariz., crews are starting to make some progress on the 8,500 acre Yarnell Hill Fire. The blaze claimed the lives of 19 elite firefighters on Sunday. Tuesday night, several thousand people gathered at a football stadium for a vigil to remember the firefighters.
  • Fellow Firefighters Mourn Hotshot Woyjeck's Death
    One of the 19 elite firefighters killed in Arizona was 21-year-old Kevin Woyjeck of Seal Beach, California. The young man followed in his father's footsteps to become a firefighter.
  • Pakistan Feels Pressure To Make Peace With Islamist Militants
    As their neighbors, the Afghans, shuffle distrustfully toward the negotiating table with the Taliban, Pakistanis are wondering what this means for them. Their own wars have already claimed tens of thousands of lives, and continue to yield daily atrocities.
  • Michelle Obama, Laura Bush Attend African First Ladies Summit
    First lady Michelle Obama and former first lady Laura Bush shared the stage in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Tuesday, at an event for the First Ladies of Africa. NPR contributor Cokie Roberts moderated the event.
  • Doctors Recommend Baby Boomers Get Tested For Hepatitis C
    Hepatitis C affects more than 3 million adults, most baby boomers. New York has passed legislation to become the first state to require doctors to offer the test to this age group. But some doctors are opposed to it, and it's unclear whether Governor Cuomo will sign the measure.
  • Father: Teen Jailed For Facebook Comment Beaten Up Behind Bars
    The push to reduce Justin Carter's $500,000 bail is getting more urgent after his family says the Texas teen is suffering physical abuse while an inmate in a Central Texas jail.
  • New Jay-Z Album Tests The Musician And Samsung
    On July 4, Jay-Z will release his album, Magna Carta Holy Grail, via an app that will be available to Samsung smart phone users three days before its wider release. It's not the first branding promotion between the tech and music industries, but it may be the highest profile.
  • Rodman Seeks Nobel Recognition For North Korea Trip
    Former NBA star Dennis Rodman believes he should be in the running for the Nobel Peace Prize, for his trip to North Korea in February.
  • Toyota To Recall Vehicles With Power Steering Issue
    The world's best-selling automaker is recalling approximately 185,000 vehicles. The worldwide recall is due to a problem with its electric power steering. It affects Yaris models made between November 2010 to March 2012 and Verso-S models made between August 2010 and August 2011.
  • June Sales Rev Engines Of Detroit Automakers
    U.S. automakers have reported the best monthly selling rate since December 2007. Japanese firms also saw gains.

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