A disease that's almost eradicated is still in the news. There were 223 cases of polio last year worldwide.
It's a big weekend for festivals in Minnesota.
The issue of mental health is often brought up after a crisis, and even in the gun debate at the Capitol. But discussion of mental health in children is less focused on.
Restaurants design in many ways is like service: when it's good, you don't notice the nuances. But when it's bad, it can be glaring. Good restaurant design can turn a mere meal into a dining experience.
It's time to talk farmers markets with Beth Dooley here on Appetites. She is the author of "Minnesota's Bounty: The Farmers' Market Cookbook."
A call more creativity in medicine is all well and good for doctors and nurses for their own satisfaction, but how could it work in the clinic?
Local cheesemonger Benjamin Roberts is raising money for a cheesemonger education fund this weekend at the two cheese shops he runs -- France 44 in Minneapolis and St. Paul Cheese Shop in St. Paul. A portion of the proceeds will go for a cheese scholarship in honor of the woman he describes as his "cheese mentor." Benjamin Roberts spoke with MPR's Tom Crann.
As the accumulated snow begins to melt, attention turns to the Red River and the potential for flooding.
Unrelenting snow and sleet have made late April feel like February, and that means a seemingly endless winter for local diners who seek out seasonal food from our region.
The Safe and Supportive Minnesota Schools Act, A statewide anti-bullying bill, is awaiting a floor vote in the Minnesota House and moving its way through the Senate.
Fewer than half of Americans diagnosed with diabetes are meeting key treatment goals, according to a study in the latest issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Our medical analyst, Dr. Jon Hallberg, talked with MPR's Tom Crann about the reasons behind those results.
A Minnesota group is traveling across the Arctic region of Canada this month to gather stories about the effects of climate change.
MPR's Tom Crann went out last week, just north of Minneapolis to New Hope, to meet Sharon Stiteler. The blogger behind Birdchick.com, and a National Park ranger, Stiteler is about to publish a new book: "1001 Secrets Every Birder Should Know: Tips and Trivia for the Backyard and Beyond."
An angry president Obama said Wednesday that it was a shameful day in Washington after the U.S. Senate failed to take up the issue of expanded background checks.
It used to be that snack options at local parks were limited to popcorn and ice cream. Now, concessionaires at several city parks offer various goods from lattes and lemon-ginger scones, to tap beer and fresh oysters.