Minnesota Public Radio's Public Insight Network team partnered with nonprofit investigative reporting outlet ProPublica to find out how the health care system is affecting the people who rely on it.
"The Ghost Map" is a chronicle of the 1854 cholera outbreak that ravaged London's Soho neighborhood, the two men who determined its source, and how it all changed epidemiology, mapping and the way cities work.
In Minnesota's 5th Congressional District, Muslims are speaking with a newly found political voice.
Swing voters assess the candidates for governor and U.S. Senate.
On the 250th anniversary of Mozart's birth, many are reflecting on his lasting musical works. It was the piece Mozart left unfinished at his death that many consider his most powerful piece. Mozart's Requiem defied the strictures of the traditional liturgical death Mass, leaving future generations with a nuanced and surprisingly uplifting piece. Four Minnesotans share their thoughts on the lasting power of the Requiem.
Minnesota is responding to Hurricane Katrina with its publicly-funded resources, as well as with private donations.
Gov. Tim Pawlenty announced Saturday that Minnesota has told the Federal Emergency Management Agency that the state will make room for 5,000 victims of Hurricane Katrina. But some of the state's residents aren't waiting for them to arrive.
As part of our series, Whose Recovery Is It?, our newsroom wanted to get a sense of how people were experiencing the economy first hand. So we asked people to tell us how, if at all, they were affected by the recession or the recovery -- and what observations they had about the state of the economy.
MPR News marked the second anniversary of September 11 by asking you for your stories about its impact. Did the events of that day leave a lasting mark on you and your family? Or has the impact faded? How will you remember September 11th?
3M reported strong third-quarter earnings, due to cost-cutting and stronger sales in the Asia-Pacific region. Company officials say, despite the improved results, they don't yet see any rebound in the global economy.
Venture capitalists and entrepreneurs in Minnesota say the slow economy and declining stock markets make it much harder for new companies to find investors. At a venture capital conference concluding today in Minneapolis, investors say they're more cautious. For entrepreneurs, that's a dramatic change from just two years ago, when a good idea and some gumption could fetch millions of dollars in startup capital.
A Minnesota Public Radio - Pioneer Press poll conducted last week found that only about half of Minnesotans believe business leaders generally act in an ethical manner. The poll also found about half --54 percent-- say their opinion regarding the ethics of business leaders has gotten worse in the past year.
Northwest Airlines has yet to emerge from the perilous downturn in the travel industry, though the airline is performing better than most of its peers. Flights are filling up, but Northwest is flying fewer planes, and making less money off their once all important business travelers. Now the Eagan-based airline is asking its employees to help it avoid sinking any further. But the airline's unions say they don't trust Northwest's management, and they will resist giving back hard-won wages and benefits.
Major League Baseball owners and players may be close to settling their differences and avoiding a walkout. But, without an 11th hour reprieve, players will strike Friday. Those in and around the Metrodome who depend on the Twins for income say a strike would have substantial short and long term effects on their pocketbooks, and on baseball in Minnesota.