Tom Weber Feature Archive

Late last week, five south African countries agreed to create a huge conservation area to protect animals endangered by poaching -- including rhinos. (The Daily Circuit, 03/19/2012)
Public hearings Tuesday and Wednesday evening will give the public one last chance to weigh in on new ward maps for the city of Minneapolis. (The Daily Circuit, 03/19/2012)
Next month, five of the best Minnesota high school classical and musical theatre performers will do a showcase at the Fitzgerald Theatre in St. Paul. One of the five at the Minnesota Varsity showcase will be determined by a public vote. (The Daily Circuit, 03/15/2012)
The band the Honeydogs has been a staple on the local music scene dating back to the 1990s, but they haven't had a new album in a few years. (The Daily Circuit, 03/15/2012)
Brains of liberals and conservatives "glow" differently in MRIs as well as those of deeply religious and non-religious people. Is this brain difference from birth, does it develop throughout life, can it be changed? (The Daily Circuit, 03/14/2012)
Turns out there are historical accounts that suggest people centuries ago did not sleep for eight straight hours. (The Daily Circuit, 03/14/2012)
This is the second in an occasional series called 'Ask a Neuroscientist.' Dan in Columbia Heights wants to know more about how brains store memories. (The Daily Circuit, 03/12/2012)
You wanted to hear more science-related material, and given that this week is Brain Awareness Week, we thought it would be a good time to launch what is going to be an occasional series called 'Ask a Neuroscientist.' (The Daily Circuit, 03/12/2012)
The band the Honeydogs has been a staple on the local music scene dating back to the 1990s. The band's new album, releasing Saturday, comes two months after the death of 21-year-old Daniel Levy, the son of the band's frontman, Adam Levy. (The Daily Circuit, 03/09/2012)
A small Winona youth hockey league's use of baseline testing this season detected 14 percent of players had concussions severe enough to keep them off the ice. (The Daily Circuit, 03/08/2012)
Taxes on meals in downtown Minneapolis are higher than any city in the country, according to a report from the Tax Foundation. That means higher than Chicago or New York. (The Daily Circuit, 03/06/2012)
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)