Molly Bloom Feature Archive

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)
Building light rail lines is a tough way to make friends. The Metropolitan Council has spent the last year looking for a way to make everyone along the planned Southwest light rail line happy. But everything the planners propose makes someone upset. (03/28/2014)
This week, an avant garde classical oasis in a Lowertown loft, an artist who paints the hands of artists, and a little bit of Vegas from a state directly to our south that shall not be named. (03/13/2014)
There is a blizzard warning starting tomorrow morning for south central Minnesota with 6 to 10 inches of snow expected. There is also a winter storm warning starting tomorrow morning for many other counties, including the metro area and Duluth. (02/19/2014)
An MPR News investigation found the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has dealt with allegations and suspicions of child sexual abuse involving at least 70 clergy members since 1950 -- nearly double the church's official count. Explore an interactive database with details of the allegations against those priests, deacons and monks, along with the locations of their service and their current status. (02/19/2014)
There are 44 athletes with Minnesota ties competing at the Sochi Olympics. We have one biathlete and one luger, two speed skaters, six skiers, eight curlers and 26 hockey players. We're tracking the athletes and the team as the games progress. (02/15/2014)
Figure and speed skating are some of the oldest Winter Olympic sports. Two coaches provided insight on what to watch for at the Sochi games. (02/06/2014)