Molly Bloom Feature Archive

Warming means that when it rains in Minnesota, it's more likely to pour. Using popcorn and sugar, MPR News explains the science of this phenomenon. (02/02/2015)
You've heard the warning: Don't tread on thin ice. But it's not that easy to tell when and where the ice is safe. (12/16/2014)
Much of the cash that sustains the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is held by legally separate groups, making it easier to protect church assets in a bankruptcy. Here's how the money flows. (11/20/2014)
The NFL dropped the hammer down Tuesday on Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, suspending him for the entire season</a> over ongoing concerns about domestic abuse tied to his 4-year-old son. Here's what you need to know about the case and its context. (11/18/2014)
The chairman of Hubbard Broadcasting, the company that owns KSTP, is speaking this week at Augsburg College in Minneapolis and plans for a protest are already underway. (11/12/2014)
The Internet moved into full-on parody mode Friday after KSTP reported on Mayor Betsy Hodges flashing what the story called "a known gang sign." Here's what you need to know about the story -- and the backstory. (11/07/2014)
Video game music has come a long way from the days of Space Invaders. How does it work? (10/21/2014)
It's easy to take water for granted. After all, you just turn a faucet and it pours right out. But how does it get to our faucet? In this episode of Brains On, we explore the water cycle from rain to your drain. (07/15/2014)
Life in downtown Minneapolis will be getting a pair of disruptions this weekend: Basilica Block Party and the Major League Baseball All-Star Game. The game isn't until Tuesday, July 15 but road closures start as early as Friday morning. (07/08/2014)
Parades, picnics, canoeing and fireworks. Judging by these photos of Fourth of July celebrations through Minnesota's history, the holiday has changed remarkably little over time. (07/03/2014)
In this episode of Brains On, a science podcast for kids and curious adults, we find out more about the common cold: Does standing outside in the cold actually make it easier to get sick? Is there a cure that really works? Could there be a benefit to catching the rhinovirus? (06/17/2014)
Bob Stevenson, 85, was a trolley motorman from 1953 until 1954, when the streetcar lines were shut down. He recently rode the new Green Line for the first time, which he describes as a "pretty fancy streetcar." (06/13/2014)
Gov. Mark Dayton signed a bill that legalizes the limited use of some forms of medical marijuana into law today. Here's what you need to know. (05/29/2014)
This week, raves for a Brooklyn spoken word duo, the master of suspense on the big screen, and a musical about a young African American man's search for identity. (05/01/2014)
Step away from the phone -- or at least put it away while you're driving. There's a weekend here that needs your attention. (04/25/2014)