Mike Edgerly

Mike Edgerly

News Director
Minnesota Public Radio
medgerly@mpr.org

Mike Edgerly is news director at Minnesota Public Radio. He is also an editor on the environment, health, education and transportation beats and edits much of the newsroom's coverage of poverty and reporting on the Iraq war's impact on the state. In his 30 years as a broadcast journalist, Edgerly's work has won a Peabody Award, broadcast journalism's most prestigious honor; a William Benton Fellowship in Broadcast Journalism; a Gabriel; and two national Edward R. Murrow Awards. In 2006, he was awarded a Heywood Broun Award by The Newspaper Guild for his work with American RadioWorks on the investigative documentary, Toxic Traces. He came to Minnesota Public Radio in July 1991. Since 1992, he has worked on the regional news desk. An avid outdoorsman, cyclist and angler, Edgerly lives in St. Paul with his spouse.

Mike Edgerly Feature Archive

Minnesota Public Radio said Wednesday it's joining a national effort to protect federal government funding for public media. (12/15/2010)
Recalled cookie dough
Food maker Nestle USA on Friday voluntarily recalled its Toll House refrigerated cookie dough products after a number of illnesses were reported by those who ate the dough raw. Six cases are reported in Minnesota so far. (06/19/2009)
Big Stone power plant
Several Minnesota-based environmental groups are launching a court challenge to the Public Utilities Commission's approval of transmission lines for the Big Stone II coal-fired power plant. (06/05/2009)
A Brown County judge has ordered chemotherapy for a 13-year-old boy whose parents had stopped his treatment for Hodgkin's lymphoma on religious grounds. (05/15/2009)
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has expanded its warning about cookies containing the industrial chemical melamine. (11/19/2008)
Brad Moore, commissioner of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, is leaving that post after two years on the job. (11/18/2008)
Minnesota has received a federal waiver that will keep 18,000 parents eligible for health insurance. (11/05/2008)
The U.S. attorney's office in Minneapolis has charged two Texas men with illegally possessing Molotov cocktails, alleging the men planned to disrupt the Republican National Convention. (09/05/2008)
A third teenager has been charged in Monday's baseball-bat attack at Lake Phalen in St. Paul. (08/07/2008)
Two juveniles have been charged in connection with Monday night's baseball bat attack against a couple near Lake Phalen in St. Paul. (08/06/2008)
Congressman Jim Oberstar, D-Minn., has written a strongly worded letter to the chair of the National Transportation Safety Board that challenges the agency's decision not to hold a public hearing on the I-35W bridge collapse. (03/19/2008)
Since 2005, when attention was first given to the contamination from PFOS and PFOA, several major developments have occurred in the research and political arenas. (04/01/2007)
The chemicals have turned up in drinking water in Washington County. They are more toxic than once thought. (03/01/2007)
Late winter days offer Twin Cities residents an opportunity to get a close-up view of an environmental success story: The return of the American bald eagle. (03/03/2006)
Blood samples taken from Mississippi River fish near a 3M plant show high levels of a chemical related to the company's former Scotchgard operations. Those levels are believed to be the highest found anywhere in the world. The tests were conducted by an MPCA scientist who left the agency this week, after a long dispute with her bosses over her research. (02/03/2006)