Paul Huttner, MPR News' chief meteorologist, discusses last year's tornado and how the events unfolded.
Minneapolis Mayor R. T. Rybak was quick to the scene following the tornado strike, arriving to the neighborhood minutes after the storm passed. Rybak speaks to Tom Cran of MPR News' All Things Considered to give his assessment of the recovery effort in north Minneapolis.
Heidi Barajas, executive director the University of Minnesota's Urban Research & Outreach Center, speaks with Tom Crann of MPR News' All Things Considered about the center's role in tornado recovery.
Rep. Keith Ellison, Minn.-Dist. 5, represents the tornado-affected area in north Minneapolis. The DFL-er speaks with Tom Crann of MPR News' All Things Considered to discuss his assessment on the area's recovery, and FEMA's response to the tornado.
MPR's Tom Crann talks with Dana Gronau, whose home was damaged in last May's tornado. She talks about the difficulties in navigating insurance, etc., and lingering issues in her neighborhood.
Tom Crann talks with Chanda Smith Baker, who as CEO of Pillsbury United Communities had to balance getting immediate help to those who needed it, while suffering her own losses from the tornado.
MPR's Tom Crann talks with Kris Brogan, whose business building wasn't damaged in the tornado, but the recovery is slow nonetheless.
The director of outreach at the University of Minnesota's Urban Research and Outreach/Engagement Center talks about how last year's tornado affected neighborhoods and people.
The 2012 legislative session culminated in a flurry of activity, including a vetoed tax bill and funding for a new Vikings stadium in Minneapolis. Gov. Mark Dayton spoke to MPR News about the results of the session.
It was just about a year ago that a tornado struck north Minneapolis, causing the deaths of two residents and millions of dollars in damage. Another casualty was a great blue heron rookery on an island in the Mississippi River. This week, MPR's Tom Crann took a tour of the herons' new home on a different island, and learned they're doing just fine.
Minneapolis Park Board forestry director Ralph Sievert talks to MPR News about the process of replacing the trees lost last in last May's tornado on the north side of the city.
Known for his humor and commitment to working people, Iron Range Rep. Tom Rukavina has announced he's retiring after 26 years in the State House of Representatives.
The stadium plan was the result of years of lobbying in St. Paul by the Minnesota Vikings. Team president, Mark Wilf, spoke with MPR News about the deal.
Every year it seems the interest in growing your own vegetables increases. Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl tell us about an easy way to go about it.
MPR's medical analyst Dr. Jon Hallberg spoke with Tom Crann of All Things Considered on Wednesday about the practice of using text messages to transmit medical information.