Perry Finelli Feature Archive

In St. Paul, Minneapolis and across the state, school budgets are shrinking and enrollment is declining. That's prompted proposals to close schools and carry out other cost saving measures. (05/06/2009)
The CEO of a Minnesota-based lending institution said the federal government's so-called "stress tests" of 19 large banks will not be representative of the bank's true health. (04/22/2009)
Another four to five inches of snow is expected to fall in the Fargo -Moorhead area today. The snow is making it difficult to get around and monitor the dikes which are holding back flood waters from the Red River. (03/31/2009)
Medina-based Polaris is cutting 460 jobs. The maker of snowmobiles, ATVs, and other leisure vehicles says the layoffs include 160 full-time positions, or about 5 percent of its workforce. (01/23/2009)
Nearly 200 people will have to find a new place to live following a fire last night that destroyed a 64-unit apartment building in Burnsville. (12/23/2008)
After more than a century of shouts and gestures, the trading floor at the Minneapolis Grain Exchange goes silent Friday afternoon. Friday is the last day of open outcry futures trading on the floor of the exchange. (12/19/2008)
MPR's Chris Farrell analyzes the financial markets and the economy. (10/06/2008)
The Republican National Convention is 18 days away. Tens of thousands of people are expected to come to the Twin Cities the week of the convention, but it might not be as many as boosters originally hoped. (08/14/2008)
There's an urgent call for volunteers in the search for a missing autistic Minnesota man who wandered away from a camp near grants, Wisconsin on Sunday. (06/19/2008)
Minnesota Public Radio chief economics correspondent Chris Farrell discusses the latest economic news. (04/07/2008)
The Minnesota Wild will face the Colorado Avalanche at home on Wednesday in the first round of the NHL playoffs. The team begins its march to the Stanley Cup as a No. 3 seed, having clinched its first Northwest Division title since the franchise was born in 2000. (04/07/2008)
The National Transportation Safety Board wants to examine the Highway 23 bridge because its design is similar to the collapsed I-35W bridge. (03/25/2008)
Participants in Minnesota's Super Tuesday caucuses selected delegates who will play an important role in the U.S. Senate race in Minnesota. MPR's Perry Finelli talked to two delegates chosen in Tuesday's DFL caucuses. (02/07/2008)
Carleton College political science professor Steven Schier provides analysis of Minnesota's Super Tuesday results. (02/06/2008)
Preliminary state traffic crash reports indicate this Thanksgiving travel period was one of the least deadly on record. (11/27/2007)