A number of agencies are organizations are making the case what they do should be included in the list of "essential" functions during a government shutdown. Among them is the Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault, which provides services for victims of sexual violence.
Jim Norton and friends at the Heavy Table blog actually took on the task of tasting some 14 pies this weekend from pie bakeries from around the region, and he joined All Things Considered to talk about the results.
TV may be killing you. It's not some righteous bumper sticker. It's backed up by research. Americans spend an average of five hours in front of the TV, by some estimates. Now a new study shows that two hours a day can have a negative impact on your health.
It has been exactly a year since a tornado blew through Wadena, Minnesota, injuring more than 30 people and causing widespread destruction in the community of about 4,000. That tornado hit as Wadena high school alumni gathered for an all-school reunion, which turned into a cleanup. This weekend, the community will gather again, this time to celebrate the year that's passed since the big storm.
As a new feature on All Things Considered, we're going to look at the food and trends of Minnesota — and not just the Twin Cities — with someone food writer and blogger James Norton.
Minnesota Republicans Michele Bachmann and Tim Pawlenty got varied reviews of their performance in Monday night's GOP presidential debate in New Hampshire. Eric Ostermeier, a research associate at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs and write of the Smart Politics blog, shares his opinions on the debate in a conversation with MPR's Tom Crann.
The city of St. Paul has unveiled a sweeping plan for redeveloping the city's Mississippi riverfront. The renovation plan calls for a dramatic makeover that would make the area more natural, more urban and more connected. Don Ganje, the city's projects manager, talked with MPR's Tom Crann about the plan.
Two Minnesota Republicans -- former Gov. Tim Pawlenty and U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann -- are among seven GOP presidential candidates participating in a debate Monday evening in New Hampshire. MPR reporter Mark Zdechlik talked with Tom Crann about preparations for the debate.
Less is more. That's the message from a new program by the National Physicians Alliance. The nonprofit group is urging primary care doctors to avoid five common medical interventions, arguing that the procedures are both costly and unnecessary.
MPR's All Things Considered followed veteran DFL Sen. Sandy Pappas of St. Paul and freshman GOP Rep. Kurt Daudt of Crown throughout the 2011 legislative session. The session has ended without a budget deal, and Pappas and Daudt spoke to MPR's Tom Crann to reflect on the session.
For years, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder has been thought of as a condition that affects children, but there's been a recent effort to diagnose and treat adults as well.
The number of children diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder increased by 22 percent between 2003 and 2007, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
If you've always been bad at math, you might have a learning disorder that is the numerical equivalent to dyslexia, and a new study shows that scientists are closer to identifying which parts of the brain are causing it.
Hugo City Administrator Mike Ericson talked to MPR's Tom Crann about how his city reacted to the twister that killed one and destroyed 50 homes.
Many of the tornado-damaged houses in north Minneapolis still had owners calling them home when Sunday's storm came through. Now, they're trying to figure out how they're going to move on in the days ahead. Bob Collins of the News Cut blog spent Wednesday taking to some people there.