Tom Weber Feature Archive

A new report on the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness shows visitors are now older and more educated compared to the 'typical visitor' in the 60s, when the government designated the land as a wilderness area. (The Daily Circuit, 03/06/2012)
The Anoka-Hennepin School District plans to vote tonight on an agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights over a pending federal lawsuit. (03/05/2012)
This week, MPR News has been reporting on the health of Minnesota's entrepreneurial businesses. As a lot of communities shift their economic development strategies to encourage entrepreneurism, the series is looking at the best ways to encourage it at high enough levels to make a difference. (The Daily Circuit, 03/02/2012)
With Thursday's crucial vote in the U.S. House coming down in favor of a new four-lane bridge across the St. Croix River at Stillwater, the project appears to be moving forward. What will that mean for western Wisconsin? (The Daily Circuit, 03/02/2012)
The BBC marked its 80-year anniversary Wednesday with a special day of programming that included an hour-long, global conversation with David Attenborough. (The Daily Circuit, 02/29/2012)
The U.S. House is expected to debate Wednesday and vote Thursday on legislation to allow a new $700 million, freeway-style bridge across the St. Croix River. Both the bill's sponsor, Republican Michele Bachmann, and its biggest opponent, Democrat Betty McCollum, are part of a lobbying effort to sway the final outcome. (The Daily Circuit, 02/29/2012)
We're still waiting to see if parts of the state get the significant amount of snow Tuesday and Wednesday that's been forecast. But for the businesses that depend on it, is it too late? (The Daily Circuit, 02/28/2012)
The fact that Rushford needs a new school isn't that incredible: Scores of districts across Minnesota could make compelling arguments for new facilities. But Rushford-Peterson school district wants to pay for it through state funding instead of raising local property taxes. (The Daily Circuit, 02/27/2012)
This was supposed to be the week that BP and other companies went on trial for the nation's worst off-shore oil spill. But the judge in the case yesterday delayed the start of the trial for one week as the parties, including the government, try to find a settlement. (The Daily Circuit, 02/27/2012)
A state House committee discussed legislation Thursday that would allow schools to keep using a controversial physical restraint to subdue or calm students with severe mental health disabilities. (The Daily Circuit, 02/23/2012)
Minnesota presents a 'unique and interesting opportunity' because of the widespread focus among the state's education community on closing the achievement gap, Rhee said. (The Daily Circuit, 02/21/2012)
What's does the redistricting process look like for Minnesota state representatives? We talk with Rep. Mindy Greiling from Roseville about how her district. (The Daily Circuit, 02/21/2012)
The man considered by some to be the most powerful person in Washington is in Minnesota today. Grover Norquist is the guest speaker at the White Bear Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon Tuesday morning in Vadnais Heights. (The Daily Circuit, 02/21/2012)
More than 300 people are becoming U.S. citizens Tuesday in St. Paul during two separate ceremonies at the Fitzgerald Theater. We spoke with two of those people ahead of today's ceremony, to get some thoughts on what the day means to them. (02/21/2012)
The state's largest school district has dropped a controversial policy that requires teachers to stay neutral when issues of sexual orientation come up in class. (02/14/2012)