Phil Picardi talks with M.I.T. professor Pauline Maier about the early printings of the Constitution and why the time period is often misunderstood.
Phil Picardi talks with MPR reporter Tim Pugmire about the latest news out of the capitol.
Minnesota lawmakers are trying to block employers from asking job applicants for their passwords to social networking sites.
MPR's Phil Picardi spoke with Minnesota Republican Chairman Pat Shortridge about the state's caucuses.
MPR's Phil Picardi spoke with University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley about the dip in the temperatures around Minnesota this week. He also looks back at just how warm it was during the first half of January.
After a year of debate, the effort to build a new home for the Vikings is still facing many hurdles.
Today's the day set by Gov. Mark Dayton for would-be hosts for a Vikings stadium to make their bids. The governor said he wants the best offers for NFL stadiums on his desk by the end of the day. Shakopee handed in a surprise, last-minute bid last night. Minneapolis and Ramsey County are likely to hand in their paperwork this afternoon.
Dr. Bill Roberts, a professor in the department of family medicine at the University of Minnesota, began studying the issue 20 years ago.
Twenty-five Target stores around the U.S. could be home to small-scale Apple stores later this year. At least that's the rumor swirling around the internet. Apple and Target have not confirmed the partnership. If true, the selected Target stores would host an Apple "store-within-a-store."
Tomorrow all political attention will be on Iowa as voters attend caucuses and mark the beginning of the GOP presidential nominating process. The race has seen candidates rising and falling over these past few months including Minnesota congresswoman, Michele Bachmann. Minnesota Public Radio has sent a team of reporters, producers and hosts to Iowa for caucus coverage including Morning Edition's Cathy Wurzer.
Leaders of the House and Senate agriculture committees plan to propose cuts to the country's farm subsidy programs. Those cuts could affect Minnesota, the fourth largest agricultural producing state in the nation.
Mark Seeley discusses ongoing drought conditions in Southern Minnesota and the onset of chilly weather in the region.
MPR's Phil Picardi speaks with University of Minnesota climatologist Mark Seeley about the places that have seen significant rainfall around Minnesota in August. Seeley also gives an update on Hurricane Irene, which is bearing down on the East Coast.
Minnesota Public Radio's Ground Level blog is looking for your ideas about improving health care in rural Minnesota. Doctors, nurses, paramedics and other providers from around the state have contributed insights about the special challenges they face providing care in rural areas.
Two city councils are putting pressure on the Goodhue County board to temporarily block a new kind of mining in the county. Red Wing and Lake City passed symbolic measures this week opposing the potential mining of so-called "frack sand" in their area. The sand would be dug up near Red Wing and used elsewhere in the country for a controversial way of geting oil and gas out of the ground known as fracking. Goodhue County is expected to take up a proposed one-year moratorium on sand mining in the coming weeks.