Mike Edgerly

Mike Edgerly

News Director
Minnesota Public Radio
medgerly@mpr.org

Mike Edgerly is news director at Minnesota Public Radio. He is also lead editor on the environment and consumer health beats. He was lead broadcast editor on the investigative reporting project Betrayed By Silence, winner of a 2014 Dupont-Columbia Award the top award for broadcast journalists. He co-reported the investigative documentary Toxic Traces and edited the follow-up series, Toxic Traces-Revisited. In his more than 30 years as a broadcast journalist, Edgerly's work has also won a Peabody Award, broadcasting's most prestigious honor; a William Benton Fellowship in Broadcast Journalism; a Gabriel; a Silver Gavel award from the American Bar Association 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. The follow-up series, Toxic Traces Revisited won the top investigative award for radio from IRE, Investigative Reporters and Editors. He is a Kentucky native and came to Minnesota Public Radio in July 1991. An avid traveler, 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)