Archbishop John Nienstedt is under investigation after being accused of improperly touching a boy, and the St. Paul police chief is frustrated with Nienstedt for failing to cooperate with an investigation into sex abuse involving priests. MPR News reporter Madeleine Baran spoke with Morning Edition host Phil Picardi about the new developments in the story.
The legendary guitarist and Rolling Stones co-founder was born in Dartford, just outside London in the middle of World War II. He's survived everything from drug addiction to near electrocution to falling out of a coconut tree.
The University of Minnesota football team will go for its fourth straight win against Penn State tomorrow at home.
The last season when the Gophers won four straight Big Ten games was 1973.
MPR's Phil Picardi spoke with Howard Sinker, a digital sports editor for the Star Tribune, about why the team has played so well lately.
MPR's Phil Picardi spoke with University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley about a conference on adapting to climate change in Minnesota. It attracted a wide variety of attendees from across the state.
Seeley also reviews the first big snow storm of the year to hit the state earlier this week.
Newly re-elected St. Paul mayor Chris Coleman hopes to make education and downtown redevelopment top priorities for his third term.
Polls are open in cities and towns around Minnesota. In Minneapolis, voters are turning out to choose among 35 candidates for mayor. They're also voting to fill city council seats. MPR's Phil Picardi spoke with Minnesota Public Radio News reporter Elizabeth Dunbar, who was near the Brian Coyle Center in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood.
MPR's Phil Picardi spoke with Minnesota Public Radio News reporter Curtis Gilbert, who explained ranked-choice voting, and the long ballot with 35 candidates on it in Minneapolis.
The Minnesota Timberwolves beat the New York Knicks Sunday night 109-100 in Madison Square Garden and are off to their first 3-0 start in a dozen years. MPR's Phil Picardi spoke with Howard Sinker, a digital sports editor with the Minneapolis Star Tribune, about the teams' fast start to the season.
Two of the worst teams in the NFL will be in the spotlight tonight on Monday Night Football. The 1-4 Vikings are in New Jersey to take on the 0-6 New York Giants.
MPR's Phil Picardi spoke with Howard Sinker, a digital sports editor for the Star Tribune, about the matchup which is expected to feature the first game for new Vikings quarterback Josh Freeman.
The Minnesota Vikings won their first game of the 2013 season in London yesterday, beating the Pittsburgh Steelers 34-27. The Vikings are are now 1-3. MPR's Phil Picard spoke with Howard Sinker, a digital sports editor for the Star Tribune, about the victory which featured Matt Cassel replacing Christian Ponder as the starting quarterback. Ponder sustained a rib injury last week.
The stage is set for a government shutdown at midnight. MPR's Phil Picardi spoke with MPR's Washington-based reporter Brett Neely about the situation on Capitol Hill.
In sports, the Vikings have announced that Matt Cassell will start at quarterback on Sunday in the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in London. First string quarterback Christian Ponder has a rib injury. And the University of Minnesota football team begins the Big Ten portion of their schedule when they host Iowa tomorrow at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. MPR's Phil Picardi spoke with Howard Sinker, a digital sports editor for the Star Tribune, about those stories.
The layoffs have begun in International Falls. By the end of Monday, 265 people will have lost their job at the massive Boise paper mill that for years has been the communities biggest employer. Boise is shutting down two of the plant's machines. It's a familiar story: midwestern town loses industrial jobs. But what makes International Falls stand out is it's isolation. Workers there cannot jus drive to the next town over to find work. MPR's Phil Picardi spoke with Paul Nevanen who directs the Economic Development Board in Koochaching County.
MPR's Phil Picardi spoke with University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley about the start of fall in Minnesota. He also answers a question about how much moisture is stored in the soil in the wake of a recent dry spell that's brought drought conditions to more parts ot the state.
MPR's Phil Picardi spoke with University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley about the suddeness of drought in much of Minnesota. He also has the weekend forecast.