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Archive for November, 2011

WCMP Interviews Al Franken (Audio)

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Senator Al Franken makes occasional appearances on WCMP in the form of interviews with our News Director, Jesse Logan. Senator Franken was back on the line this morning talking about a new bill he’s authored to address the needs of Veterans who are lacking in quality health care.

Franken also fielded questions on a variety of other topics including the “Occupy” movement, the wild 2012 election season that lies ahead, and how he reacts to people who have become jaded over the political process.

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East Central Energy Info Show (Audio)

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

The East Central Energy Info Show with Cindy Rolain is heard each Wednesday Morning on WCMP-FM 100.9 at 6:35am and on WCMP-AM 1350 at 8:05am. This week Cindy talks about the 2011 Touchstone Energy Community Award winner. Listen here to this week’s program. [Audio clip: view full post to listen]

Siren Boys Hoops Starts Season With Win (Audio)

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

The Siren Dragons basketball team started out the 2011-12 season with a solid effort and an 83-27 win over the Shell Lake Lakers on Tuesday night. The Dragons came out from the opening tip, pressing from end to end, and used stifling defense to hold the Lakers scoreless for the first four minutes of the [...]

Milk Production Up Modestly In Wisconsin, Holds Even In Minnesota

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Milk production has improved modestly in Wisconsin, and Minnesota has reversed a short-term slide by holding about even. The latest statistics show that Wisconsin produced 2.2 billion pounds of milk in October. That’s 2 percent better than its output in October of last year. In Minnesota, dairy farmers harvested 732 million pounds in October. That’s [...]

Joint Hearings For Vikes Stadium Conclude, Still No Solution

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

At a joint hearing of two state Senate Committees yesterday, the Minnesota Vikings and Ramsey County leaders continued to push their plan to put a $1.1 billion stadium at the site in Arden Hills. However, many within Minnesota’s legislative leadership believe the stadium should remain in Minneapolis. The mayor and city council president of Minneapolis [...]

Wisconsin Deer Hunters Harvest More Deer Than Last Year

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

State wildlife officials say hunters killed slightly more deer this year during the traditional gun hunt than were killed last year. The Department of Natural Resources says preliminary estimates show hunters harvested 226,260 deer over the nine-day hunt that concluded Sunday. The DNR’s final estimates from last year put the total kill at 221,534. Hunters [...]

Up To 42,000 Minnesotans To Lose Energy Assistance

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

As many as 42,000 low-income Minnesotans who received public assistance to pay for energy and heat during last winter will not get it this year as the federal government has drastically cut aid to the states.