In Chris Niskanen's new book, "The Minnesota Book of Skills," he shares some of his wisdom on skills from smoking whitefish to tick extraction.
U.S. Rep. Tim Walz says he is frustrated by the lack of action on the farm bill and other major pieces of legislation in the lame-duck session of Congress.
The revolution in local food has a potable component. Craft brewing and locally roasted coffee are rising in popularity, not just in the Twin Cities, but also in other parts of the state, such as Duluth.
A new report found routine mammograms have led more than one million women to receive unnecessary breast cancer treatment.
Thanksgiving dinner can bring a lot of pressure and high expectations.
Dr. Jon Hallberg, MPR's medical analyst and a physician in family medicine at the U of M, speaks on initiatives in the military to use the arts to help soldiers heal.
Thanksgiving is a time of long-standing food traditions for many families. But what if you don't have a go-to Thanksgiving bring-along? Or the time to whip something up?
Take a moment to consider a delicacy that has an important place on the Thanksgiving table and throughout the holiday season: the lowly cranberry.
Thursday is Give to the Max Day, a 24-hour fundraising marathon to support some 4,000 Minnesota nonprofit organizations and schools.
Developments in Somalia have brought about a new constitution, new parliament, new president and new cabinet. And now after years of warfare and famine, the government must continue rebuilding of the country.
DFL-ers had a good night Tuesday, but few won with a margin like U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar.
Minnesota Public Radio reporter Sasha Aslanian, who has been covering the debate over the marriage amendment, discusses with All Things Considered frequently asked questions about the amendment.
As Election Day nears the economy continues to be front and center in the presidential campaign.
The classic doctor's black bag became a symbol of medicine. Like many symbols of past generations, it is all but gone. Now your doctor is just as likely to carry a backpack that can fit a laptop or an iPad.
The Twin Cities area has a vibrant and growing food scene. Food writer James Norton has made a valiant effort to catalog it and present it in a guide called "The Food Lovers Guide to the Twin Cities." He spoke to MPR's Tom Crann about some of the most notable eateries in the Twin Cities.