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Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Retiring Rep. Martin SaboSabo leaves politics as he served: low-key
    When Congress reconvenes next month, Rep. Martin Sabo will be out of politics for the first time in 46 years. Sabo wasn't a flashy politician. He preferred to work behind the scenes on issues.6:50 a.m.
  • Water levels are down on the Mississippi RiverDrought still affects Minnesota lakes and streams
    Minnesota suffered through a hot dry summer, and received little relief in the form of rain this fall. Weather watchers say come spring the region will be really dry.7:20 a.m.
  • Leaving with the same ideals, Gutknecht saysGutknecht looks to the future
    U.S. Rep. Gil Gutknecht says he'd like to return to radio, now he's lost his seat to Democratic challenger Tim Walz. Gutknecht was Minnesota's most conservative members of Congress who served more as team player rather than a leader.7:25 a.m.
  • Brad Radke on retirement dayRadke retires after 12 seasons
    Brad Radke announced his retirement yesterday, after 12 years as a fixture in the Twins' pitching rotation. His colleagues say Radke will also be remembered for the determination he showed in pitching through the persistent injuries that finally ended his career.7:55 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • President Considers Increasing Iraq Troop Levels
    Robert Gates, the new secretary of defense, makes his first official visit to Iraq on the same day that a story in The Washington Post says President Bush is considering adding troops to the fight in Iraq.
  • Securing Iraq's Borders a Difficult Task
    Securing Iraq's borders will be an essential task in the coming years. And doing so is one of the Iraq Study Group's many recommendations.
  • Legislation Directs Money to Gulf Coast Restoration
    President Bush signs legislation today that expands oil and gas drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, and directs the royalties into restoring the region's wetlands.
  • 'Letters from Iwo Jima' Astonishes with Empathy
    Clint Eastwood continues to astonish. His latest film, Letters from Iwo Jima parallels his recent Flags of Our Fathers, but it takes audiences to a place that would seem unimaginable for an American director.
  • Star NBA Player Iverson Traded to Denver
    The Denver Nuggets have acquired Allen Iverson from the Philadelphia 76ers in a multi-player deal. Iverson had recently requested a trade from the only NBA team he has played for.
  • A Close Bond Sheds Light on Race Relations
    High school seniors Amanda Fernandez and Sarah Luzietti have been close friends since ninth grade. Their interracial friendship extends beyond the walls of their school, but they say the world does not always embrace them.
  • Watching for Signs of Stability in Bangkok Market
    Global investors are watching Thailand, where stock prices are recovering after their biggest single-day sell off in 16 years. Bangkok's stock market lost nearly 15 percent of its value Tuesday after the central bank imposed new rules on foreign investment in its stock market.
  • Job Hunters Seek Winning Edge in Video Resumes
    Some job candidates hoping to stand out from the competition are posting video resumes online to boost their chances of getting hired. But federal employment officials say companies should handle video resumes with care.
  • Central Office Sounds for the Home
    For home offices that sound as silent as a graveyard, there is an audio CD that turns your home office into a bustling downtown office with recorded background noise.
  • Concern Grows in Iran over U.N. Economic Sanctions
    The U.N. Security Council is inching closer to a vote on imposing economic sanctions on Iran for its continuing enrichment of uranium. Iran is reacting with growing alarm to the prospect of U.N. sanctions. If adopted, the sanctions would initially be moderate.

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