Minnesota Public Radio features by Anissa Stocks http://minnesota.publicradio.org/about/people/mpr_people_display.php?aut_id=30698 en-us Copyright 2014 Minnesota Public Radio Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:30:27 -0500 Minnesota Public Radio features by Anissa Stocks http://minnesota.publicradio.org/standard/images/mpr003/logo_mpr.gif http://minnesota.publicradio.org/?refid=0 A sampling of new mystery titles at Once Upon A Crime bookstore A list of recently released mystery novels being featured at Once Upon A Crime mystery bookstore in Uptown Minneapolis. Some of the authors will be signing copies of their books in upcoming weeks. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/04/06/sample-of-books-at-once-a-upon-a-crime?refid=0 Wed, 06 Apr 2011 13:05:06 -0500 Minneapolis mystery bookseller set to receive national award The tiny, Uptown Minneapolis bookstore crammed with 20,000 mystery titles has developed a strong and loyal following by hosting regular events that give local writers a platform to promote their work among avid mystery readers. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/04/06/minneapolis-mystery-bookseller-set-to-receive-national-award?refid=0 Wed, 06 Apr 2011 11:53:04 -0500 Vietnam veteran receives long-lost Bronze Star Thirty-four years after Dai Vinh thought his Bronze Star was gone forever, Sen. Al Franken presented Vinh with a new medal. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/03/25/dai-vinh-bronze-star?refid=0 Fri, 25 Mar 2011 17:28:14 -0500 Mpls. aid groups send supplies, relief teams to Libya Two aid organizations with strong ties to Minnesota have sent supplies and relief teams to Libya over the past two weeks as violence and unrest continue nearly a month after protests against Moammar Gadhafi's regime began. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/03/16/mpls-libya-aid?refid=0 Wed, 16 Mar 2011 10:24:38 -0500 Vikings: Lottery ticket could help pay for stadium The Minnesota Vikings say its successful lottery scratch-off game might help pay for a new stadium. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/02/10/vikings-lottery?refid=0 Thu, 10 Feb 2011 18:24:54 -0600 Bouncing girls cherish Winter Carnival high-flying tradition The Bouncing Girls are one of the most popular features of the annual St. Paul Winter Carnival Torchlight Parade. It's a tradition that's been around for decades, and still attracts thrill-seekers who try out for the squad every year. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/02/05/winter-carnival-bouncing-team?refid=0 Sat, 05 Feb 2011 13:27:44 -0600 Cravaack on aviation security: 'We can do it better' Republican U.S. Rep. Chip Cravaack, vice chairman of the House Subcommittee on Aviation, questioned the need for invasive security screenings for certain groups, including the military. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/01/25/cravaack-aviation-security?refid=0 Tue, 25 Jan 2011 12:12:28 -0600 Twenty-five influential Minnesotans in Washington While many of these names are likely unfamiliar to most people in Minnesota, these 25 people are making an impact in Washington, D.C. The list includes a former senator, advisers to President Barack Obama and members of the media. /projects/2011/01/minnesotas-clout-in-washington/influential-minnesotans/?refid=0 Tue, 25 Jan 2011 03:01:00 -0600 Breakfasts, rallies to mark Martin Luther King holiday A breakfast, rally, march and information fair are among the events to be held in Minnesota on Monday, 25 years after a federal holiday was established to remember Martin Luther King Jr. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/01/16/mlk-day-events?refid=0 Sun, 16 Jan 2011 19:24:38 -0600 Minn. DNR unveils Legacy Amendment logo The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has unveiled a new logo for projects funded by the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/01/04/legacy-logo?refid=0 Tue, 04 Jan 2011 08:08:14 -0600 U researcher: Gift-giving good for economy, but only if we get what we want Joel Waldfogel, who has conducted more than 15 years of research on holiday spending patterns, said Americans will vaporize $14 billion this year by purchasing gifts that have less value to their recipients than they cost. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/12/24/gift-giving-economy?refid=0 Fri, 24 Dec 2010 03:00:00 -0600 Fake ad tricks resident into taking St. Cloud snow blower St. Cloud police are investigating a fraudulent ad after someone claimed a snow blower was free for grabs Wednesday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/12/09/craigslist-snowblower?refid=0 Thu, 09 Dec 2010 11:38:47 -0600 Franken unhappy with tax deal Democratic Sen. Al Franken said Wednesday he opposes aspects of a deal to extend tax cuts first enacted under the Bush administration. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/12/08/franken-tax-cuts?refid=0 Wed, 08 Dec 2010 11:00:09 -0600 Few Pearl Harbor veterans remain to mark anniversary Today marks the 69th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor that brought the United States into World War II. It was a defining moment in American history, and one in which Minnesotans played a role that's still remembered, by young and old. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/12/07/pearl-harbor-anniv?refid=0 Tue, 07 Dec 2010 15:06:47 -0600 Mankato-based publisher to donate 300,000 books to Africa A Mankato-based children's book publisher is donating 300,000 overstock books to a nonprofit group that collects and ships books to African countries. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/11/24/african-books?refid=0 Wed, 24 Nov 2010 06:39:04 -0600 Report says improving economy allows more to leave home for holidays The roads leading to Grandma's house will likely be a little more congested this Thanksgiving as the U.S. economy shows signs of recovery. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/11/22/traveling-economy?refid=0 Mon, 22 Nov 2010 06:46:36 -0600 Contractors working to beat deadline as energy efficiency tax credits set to expire Everything from biomass stoves to energy-saving windows and doors are eligible for the up to $1,500 credit, but projects must be finished by Dec. 31. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/11/19/tax-credits-energy-business?refid=0 Fri, 19 Nov 2010 00:00:00 -0600 St. Thomas to host forum on Petters fraud case A prosecutor and two defense attorneys who were involved in the Petters fraud case will speak Wednesday at a public forum hosted by the University of St. Thomas law school. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/11/10/st-thomas-to-host-forum-on-petters-fraud-case-?refid=0 Wed, 10 Nov 2010 06:00:50 -0600 New credit-card friendly parking meters arrive in Mpls. New, solar-powered parking meters that give drivers the option to pay with a credit card could end the days of digging under the seat for quarters in Minneapolis. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/11/09/minneapolis-credit-card-parking-meters?refid=0 Tue, 09 Nov 2010 15:14:17 -0600 Duluth man pleads guilty to summer abduction A Duluth man pleaded guilty Friday to kidnapping and sexual assault charges involving a 13-year-old girl. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/11/05/duluth-man-pleads-guilty-to-summer-abduction-?refid=0 Fri, 05 Nov 2010 13:00:53 -0500 Fewer state offices to offer new driver's licenses State officials said Friday that they will reduce the number of offices offering new driver's licenses to comply with new federal passport regulations. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/11/05/drivers-licenses?refid=0 Fri, 05 Nov 2010 11:27:31 -0500 Park board approves site for I-35W bridge memorial The Remembrance Garden will honor the 13 people who died and the 145 who were injured after the bridge collapsed during evening rush hour on Aug. 1, 2007. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/11/04/35-2-bridge-memorial?refid=0 Thu, 04 Nov 2010 13:25:17 -0500 U of M vet to help protect hawks on Galapagos Islands A University of Minnesota veterinarian has been invited to the Galapagos Islands to help trap and protect a population of hawks while scientists work to eradicate the islands' invasive rats. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/11/01/galapagos-hawks?refid=0 Mon, 01 Nov 2010 15:00:00 -0500 Minneapolis men sentenced for robbing same bank 3 times Four Minneapolis men have now been sentenced for their roles in robbing the same US Bank branch three different times last year. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/10/28/robbery?refid=0 Thu, 28 Oct 2010 11:29:19 -0500 University of Minnesota students' prize-winning solar house has no buyers University of Minnesota students are having trouble selling their prize-winning solar-powered house, partly because it requires self-assembly. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/10/26/solar-house-no-buyers?refid=0 Tue, 26 Oct 2010 13:22:22 -0500 Students, staff urge U of M to 'chop from the top' Students and other members of the University of Minnesota community on Thursday urged university officials to "fund education, not administration" during a rally on campus that coincided with similar events across the country. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/10/07/univ-minnesota-protest?refid=0 Thu, 07 Oct 2010 17:04:12 -0500