Sea Stachura

Sea Stachura

Reporter
Minnesota Public Radio
sstachura@mpr.org

Sea Stachura has reported from Minnesota Public Radio's Rochester bureau since 2005. Stachura covers a wide swath of subjects from environment to agriculture, migrant communities to politics. Prior to joining MPR Stachura worked at WUWM in Milwaukee She brings experience from NPR and Detroit Public Radio as well. She holds an M.A. in journalism from the University of Missouri, Columbia as well as a B.A. in Literature with a sub-concentration in poetry from the University of Michigan Stachura speaks Spanish. She is originally from Detroit.

Sea Stachura Feature Archive

The morning after
It's been two years since the collapse of the I- 35W bridge in downtown Minneapolis. In that time, Minnesota and other states have become more rigorous about managing their bridges, and researchers are learning how to help design better bridges for the future. (07/31/2009)
Sorting produce
Farmers in southeastern Minnesota hope to capitalize on a growing interest in local foods, and have launched a trucking business to haul their produce direct to office buildings in the Twin Cities. (07/22/2009)
Organic milk
In the Midwest, organic dairy farmers are standing by while prices plunge and survival gets tough. Last year demand grew at a rate of 20 percent, but today it's nearly flat. (07/15/2009)
An award-winning farm and greenhouse business in southeastern Minnesota is using its agricultural waste to heat its facilities. (07/09/2009)
Police have fought the gang problem in the Twin Cities for years, but smaller cities, like Rochester, are facing the same challenges. (07/02/2009)
Celiac disease -- an allergic reaction to gluten - is four times more common today than it was 50 years ago, according to research conducted at the Mayo Clinic. (07/01/2009)
The Minnesota Department of Transportation will conduct an archeological and historic study of the land surrounding the Winona Bridge. (06/29/2009)
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency may have found a way to completely clean-up a Superfund site in Winona. (06/26/2009)
The Whitewater Watershed in southeast Minnesota will get $300,000 for conservation from the federal government. (06/26/2009)
Invasive zebra mussels have been found in Lake Le Homme Dieu in Alexandria. A resident found the invasive species attached to a coffee can in the water. (06/25/2009)
A summer camp in Hudson, Wis. is helping provide a bit of normalcy for kids whose military parents have been deployed overseas. (06/24/2009)
The Upper Mississippi National Wildlife and Fish Refuge turns 85 this month, and biologists are still hard at work to protect it. (06/10/2009)
Researchers at the Mayo Clinic say a new DNA screening may be able to save lives by helping to identify some hard-to-detect gastrointestinal cancers. (06/02/2009)
Who is more likely to kill you? If you believe what you see on TV shows like "CSI," it would be a stranger, and that has researchers at the Mayo Clinic concerned. (05/27/2009)
Daniel Hauser is back in the custody of his parents and he is scheduled to begin chemotherapy tomorrow. (05/27/2009)