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Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Guard members returnKline introduces bill to resolve GI Bill benefits for Minnesota soldiers
    Minnesota lawmakers say they're hopeful an Army review will lead to greater educational benefits for members of the Minnesota National Guard who served in Iraq. But just in case, Rep. John Kline introduced legislation that would resolve the problem.7:20 a.m.
  • Brainerd hallwayCongressman John Kline talks soldiers' education rights
    Congressman John Kline of Minnesota introduced legislation that would provide more than 1,100 Minnesota National Guard soldiers full GI Bill benefits by deeming them to have met the enrollment requirements. This legislation corrects an error that denied these Minnesota soldiers their rightful benefits.7:23 a.m.
  • ConnectedFrom jock to artist
    In high school, R. Justin Stewart was a complete jock. Now just a few years later, the University of Minnesota student is an internationally acclaimed sculptor.7:50 a.m.
  • Foreclosed propertyWhat to do if you're facing foreclosure
    Richard Todd, vice president for the Federal Reserve of Minneapolis, spoke with MPR's Cathy Wurzer about reforming the mortgage market and what people should do if they're facing foreclosure.7:54 a.m.
  • Art commentator Dominic Paptola on ticket scalping
    What's a ticket worth on the streets these day? St. Paul Pioneer Press theater critic takes a look at what the hottest ticket in the Twin Cities is going for these days.8:24 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • North, South Korea Pledge to Seek Peace Treaty
    North and South Korea sign a pact calling for a new peace treaty that would formally end the Korean War, and replace an armistice signed more than 50 years ago. It is the climax of a three-day summit in Pyongyang.
  • U.S. Envoy Reflects on Myanmar Crackdown
    As a military government crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrations in Myanmar persists, the most senior U.S. diplomat in the country finds herself in a delicate position. Shari Villarosa talks about her role.
  • Guard Families Seek to Close Gap Left by Iraq
    The Minnesota National Guard's 1st Brigade Combat Team returned from Iraq after 22 months, the longest deployment in history for the Guard. Families left behind struggle to put their lives back together.
  • Doubts Greet Evangelical Christians in Israel
    Seven thousand evangelical Christians from nearly 100 countries are in Israel this week to show support for the Jewish state. But a growing number of people are concerned about missionary activity.
  • FDA to Weigh In on New Label for Cough Medicines
    A petition before the Food and Drug Administration could change the way parents care for children with colds. Many pediatricians cite a lack of evidence that cough medicines are safe or effective for young people.
  • Sputnik, Space Race Mirror a Personal Journey
    Fifty years ago, a basketball-sized satellite went into orbit. Sputnik's successful launch ushered in vast changes in space exploration and in relations between two superpowers. For one commentator, it was the beginning of a more personal journey.
  • GAO: FCC Tips Lobbyists on Phone, Cable Issues
    A Government Accountability Office report accuses the Federal Communications Commission of leaking tips to business interests before they're made public. It says the FCC has informed phone and cable lobbyists about items coming up for a vote in Congress.
  • Wall Street Firms Bested by Credit Market Woes
    The problems in the housing and credit markets are leading to more layoffs on Wall Street. Investment bank Bear Stearns says it will trim 310 jobs from its mortgage group. Merrill Lynch fired two senior executives.
  • Weak Dollar Crimps Humanitarian Work
    The decline of the U.S. dollar has been detrimental to the ability of American aid agencies to provide assistance overseas. Michael Rewald, a director of the humanitarian group CARE International, discusses the impact of the weak dollar.
  • Marijuana Dealers Feel Pinch of Falling Dollar
    With the U.S. dollar falling, Canadian pot exporters are seeing their profits surge. And pot smokers in this country are paying the price: 50 percent more for Canadian bud. But fear not, potheads. Thanks to the weak Mexican peso, the Mexican-grown stuff is pretty cheap.

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