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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • MPR-Humphrey poll: Dayton has significant lead over Emmer
    A new Minnesota Public Radio News-Humphrey Institute poll shows Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Dayton with a significant and growing lead over Republican Tom Emmer.7:20 a.m.
  • Jerry WetterlingNo new answers for Wetterling family after latest investigation
    The Stearns County sheriff said Tuesday that lab work on items taken this summer from a Minnesota farm near the site of 11-year-old Jacob Wetterling's 1989 abduction that has been going on this summer is almost done and no clues have emerged.7:25 a.m.
  • Anna PetersonNorth Shore attracts wind power, migrating birds
    The North Shore is a corridor for millions of warblers, cedar waxwings, northern flickers, hawks and owls. It's also a strong candidate to attract wind turbines that generate electricity.7:45 a.m.
  • Subject to floodingFlood impacts assessed
    Federal disaster relief officials are touring the 35 counties that suffered flooding in southeastern Minnesota last week. But the high water continues in some areas closing roads and causing damage.8:25 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Whitman, Brown Disagree On How To Fix California
    Democrat Jerry Brown and Republican Meg Whitman had their first face-to-face debate in the governor's race Tuesday. Brown, a former governor, and Whitman, a former eBay CEO, agreed on only two things: that the state is dysfunctional, and that electing their opponent would continue the state's downhill slide.
  • Rival Ariz. Candidates Talk Tough On Immigration
    The race for Arizona's 8th Congressional District is focused on the U.S.-Mexico border. The killing of an Arizona rancher last March, possibly by Mexican drug runners, and the battle over the state's new immigration law are prompting tough talk from Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and GOP challenger Jesse Kelly.
  • Columnist: D.C. Mayor Fenty Left Black Voters Behind
    Earlier this month, Washington D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty lost his re-election bid to Council Chairman Vincent Gray. Courtland Milloy, a columnist for The Washington Post, talks to Steve Inskeep about what Milloy calls a "populist revolt" against Fenty.
  • A Portion Of BP's Fines Will Go To Gulf Restoration
    The Obama administration is recommending a significant portion of any federal fines that BP pays for the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico remain in the region. But it will be up to Congress to decide just how much that should be.
  • Maglite: Shining The Light On Made In The U.S.A.
    Mag Instrument has been making its flashlights in the U.S. for years. Anthony Maglica is the driving force behind a company that sells its signature product -- the Maglite -- for the same wholesale price it did in 1979. He vows to keep production at home, even if it means losing money.
  • How Much Does A Hurricane Weigh?
    The phrase raining cats and dogs isn't quite right when you talk about hurricanes. This hurricane season, we throw an average one onto a cloud scientist's scale to see just how much water these monster weather machines carry through the sky.
  • AIG In Talks To Pay Back Taxpayer Debt
    At the height of the financial crisis, the U.S. government bailed out insurance giant American International Group. Taxpayers own 80 percent of AIG. Published reports say the Obama administration is close to finalizing a plan to cut its stake in the firm. AIG would speed up repayment of its debt to the government.
  • Fannie Mae Gives Some Military Families A Break
    Fannie Mae is throwing a lifeline to military families facing foreclosure. The mortgage agency and the Army this week announced measures including a mortgage payment forbearance of up to six months when the death or injury of a service member on active duty causes hardship for military families with a mortgage obligation.
  • Many Cities Hold Off Declaring Bankruptcy
    More than 500,000 American families have declared bankruptcy this year. So have airlines, car companies and other business. There are reports that the Pennsylvania capital Harrisburg is close to bankruptcy. David Wessel of The Wall Street Journal talks to Ari Shapiro about why it's less common for cities to declare bankruptcy.
  • Hallmark Cards, Paris Hilton Settle Lawsuit
    Paris Hilton's catchphrase is "that's hot." Hallmark made a greeting card that spoofed Hilton using the phrase. Hilton took out a trademark on "that's hot" in 2007 so she sued the card company. Hallmark announced Tuesday it reached a settlement with Hilton.

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