Whooping cough, also called pertussis, is increasing nationwide. About 18,000 cases have been reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention across the country.
MPR's Mark Steil speaks with Tom Crann of All Things Considered regarding the drought that affects parts of northwest, southwest and southeast Minnesota.
Another refugee crisis is arising in Africa -- in the Democratic Republic of Congo. This week, the United Nations Security Council condemned attacks by rebel forces in the eastern part of Congo, along the borders with Rwanda and Uganda in central Africa. A Minnesota man recently returned from the Congo and tells MPR's Tom Crann what he saw there.
Duluth Mayor Don Ness called for lawmakers to take action following a weekend where five people overdosed on heroin in the city. One of those who overdosed died.
Throughout the flooding and its aftermath, Duluth's Mayor Don Ness was thrust into the spotlight. The mayor delivers an update on the city's recovery.
Teams of bridge inspectors are blanketing northeastern Minnesota to check for damage that may have been caused by last month's flooding.
MPR's medical analyst Dr. Jon Hallberg discussed alternative uses for botox, approval of new weight-loss pills and antibiotics.
The regional vice president of Xcel Energy speaks with MPR News about whether the eastern blackouts could affect the state power grid.
A group of physicians suggest that multimorbidity should more often be treated as a group, rather than singly.
Only 111 Duluth households had flood insurance policies when the area was hit by heavy rains and flooding last week, according to the National Flood Insurance Program.
Numerous trees have been reported uprooted, which is somewhat unusual in the absence of tornadic activity.
On Monday in St. Paul, The National Alliance on Mental Illness Minnesota is co-presenting "Minds Interrupted: Stories of Lives Affected By Mental Illness" told by seven Minnesotans.
Saturday is Twin Cities World Refugee Day. The United Nations refugee agency reports that Minneapolis and St. Paul have both been among the top five cities for refugee resettlement in the last decade.
Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura has published a new book criticizing the two-party system. It's called "DemoCRIPS and ReBLOODlicans: No More Gangs in Government." Ventura shared his views on the influence of money on politics with Tom Crann of All Things Considered on Wednesday.
This rash of summer-like weather has us considering a pitcher of iced tea. But have you ever thought of adding yeast and fermenting it?