Eric Ringham

Eric Ringham

Editor, MPR News
Minnesota Public Radio
eringham@mpr.org
(651) 228-4955

Eric Ringham is an editor for Minnesota Public Radio News. Before coming to MPR Ringham was commentary editor for the Star Tribune in Minneapolis, where he developed the weekly Opinion Exchange section and daily blog. He was twice elected president of the Association of Opinion Page Editors and served on the board that accredits journalism schools, representing the National Conference of Editorial Writers. Ringham teaches opinion writing as an adjunct faculty member in the Masters of Advocacy and Political Leadership program at the University of Minnesota Duluth, has taught at the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis and moonlights as a voice actor and stage actor. He lives in Minneapolis.

Eric Ringham Feature Archive

Jack Reuler is frustrated to the point of incoherence because he can't get police or anyone else to listen to him about an abduction he witnessed. (11/17/2014)
"On Golden Pond"
Nearing retirement, the actor and director Bain Boehlke stages a play about saying goodbye. (11/11/2014)
Newly re-elected Gov. Mark Dayton
Republicans took control of the U.S. Senate Tuesday, and their counterparts in Minnesota did the same in the state House of Representatives. (11/05/2014)
Where to vote, who's on the ballot, last-minute updates and more. (11/03/2014)
It was generally a good night for endorsed candidates and sitting incumbents. Mike McFadden won the GOP Senate primary, while DFLers Phyllis Kahn and Rebecca Otto and Republican Jenifer Loon fended off challengers. Jeff Johnson will face Gov. Mark Dayton in the fall. (08/12/2014)
The Minnesota Orchestra's music director warned that the leadership, the board and other parts of the organization must come together in recognition that the orchestra itself "is the star." (04/29/2014)
The building was never pretty, but it was a monument of sorts: to the notion that journalism was a civic service, and that a daily newspaper's role was vital to the health of the community it served. (04/28/2014)
Hasbro opens the door to so-called house rules. (The Daily Circuit, 04/18/2014)
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. (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)
Ramsey County Attorney John Choi said authorities had investigated whether officials of the Twin Cities archdiocese had failed to report suspicions of abuse in a timely way. He said that while he continued to be troubled by the church's communication practices, he had found no evidence that might persuade a jury. (01/29/2014)
Internal financial reports show the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis for years spent millions of dollars dealing with clergy misconduct. It created a system that allowed church leaders to remove priests accused of misconduct without attracting attention. But it also left the church vulnerable to embezzlement. (01/23/2014)
Harry Walsh wasn't included on a recent list of priests 'credibly accused' of sexual abuse. Church leaders knew his history, yet allowed him to continue working in parishes until the fall of 2011. Today Walsh teaches sex education to troubled teenagers and vulnerable adults in Wright Co., Minn. (12/19/2013)
The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis announced Dec. 17 that Archbishop John Nienstedt voluntarily 'stepped aside from all public ministry' while police investigate a claim that he touched a boy on the buttocks in 2009, an allegation the archbishop denies. (12/17/2013)
A detailed look at the priests named by the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis as clergy with credible accusations of child abuse against them. (12/06/2013)