Nathaniel Minor

Associate Digital Producer
Minnesota Public Radio
nminor@mpr.org


Nathaniel Minor is an online producer for MPR News. He joined Minnesota Public Radio as an intern in 2009. He graduated with a B.A. in sociology and journalism from the University of St. Thomas and now works with the online news team from the Moorhead bureau. As a student, Nathaniel studied Islam in Turkey, was part of a sustainable agriculture development program in Mali, Africa, and extensively studied the representation of Somali-Americans in the Twin Cities media. Before moving to the Great Plains, he grew up in Superior, Wis., and still loves Lake Superior.

Nathaniel Minor Feature Archive

Blowing snow
A letter to football fans from the state of Minnesota: February in Minnesota provides its own charms. (05/20/2014)
The biggest single chunk of that money went back to the state's taxpayers in the form of tax cuts. (05/16/2014)
Aquatic invasives
Invasive species like Eurasian watermilfoil and zebra mussels can choke our lakes and kill off native plants and animals. They have been moving through Minnesota lakes and rivers steadily over the last few decades. Use this map to track their spread. (05/09/2014)
Shane Bauer, who was jailed in Iran, answers the questions we were all asking ourselves when reading the initial headlines years ago. (03/19/2014)
A bill that would allow the state health department to keep newborn blood samples and test results indefinitely cleared its final House committee today. In January the health department was forced to destroy 1.1 million blood spot cards because the agency didn't have the authority to store them. (03/18/2014)
Levies are up in 58 counties and are flat or falling in the remaining 29, the Minnesota Department of Revenue reports. (03/03/2014)
Explore life expectancies for the seven-county Twin Cities metro area, broken down by census tract. (02/03/2014)
A handful of big stories dominated political news in 2013: The legalization of same-sex marriage, Democrats' return to power at the state Capitol, and the news machine that never stops, the Vikings' new stadium. (12/23/2013)
Without a doubt, the ongoing Minnesota Orchestra lockout and the departure of beloved music director Osmo Vanska headlined arts news in Minnesota this year. But beyond that, our reporters found many other compelling stories that deserve another look. (12/23/2013)
2013 brought us stunning health and environment stories on mental health treatment successes, advanced CPR technology and a troubling absence of Monarch butterflies. (12/23/2013)
As 2013 winds down, here's a look at some of the biggest stories from outstate Minnesota, as well as lesser-known favorites from our reporters and photographers. (12/23/2013)
As 2013 winds down, here's a look at the biggest stories from the Twin Cities, as well as lesser-known favorites from our reporters and photographers. (12/23/2013)
Minneapolis City Councilman-elect Abdi Warsame says his election marks a turning point for the city's Somali-American community. (11/07/2013)
In Nigeria, at least 85,000 Lagosians live in Makoko, a neighborhood between the mainland and the posh Victoria Island. They still make their living from fishing, much as their ancestors did. But Lagos authorities are trying to evict residents from the area, citing health concerns among other reasons. (09/06/2013)
Penny-pinching travelers now have a few more flight options from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. (08/19/2013)