Hart Van Denburg

Hart Van Denburg

Editor
Minnesota Public Radio
hvandenburg@mpr.org
(651) 290-1442

Hart is the morning online editor at MPR News. Previously, he wrote the newsroom blog at City Pages in Minneapolis; edited national news for Internet Broadcasting in St. Paul; was a photojournalist in Connecticut and on the Texas-Mexico border; and a newspaper reporter in New Hampshire. Born in New York, Hart grew up in the U.K. before returning to the U.S. to earn a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Vermont in 1982. A resident of the Twin Cities with his wife and three children since 2004, he also holds a master's degree in journalism from the University of Colorado.

Hart Van Denburg Feature Archive

Baghdad bombed
The following is a brief account of the almost 100 military personnel with Minnesota connections who have died in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan since the onset of hostilities that followed the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, as well as non-combat deaths and non-military deaths related to the wars. (05/23/2014)
Edward Snowden
The Washington Post and The Guardian have Pulitzer Prizes in public service for their coverage of Edward Snowden and the NSA surveillance program. (04/14/2014)
Winter parking
Drivers will be able to park on both sides of the street in St. Paul and Minneapolis starting tomorrow, when the cities lift emergency parking restrictions put in place earlier this month because of excessive snow. (03/26/2014)
You may have heard that Lakemaid Beer, brewed in Stevens Point, Wis., had a very local delivery gimmick that brought it to the attention of the Federal Aviation Administration: A beer drone. Here's some video of the contraption in action. (01/31/2014)
Travel Channel host and food writer Andrew Zimmern, and "The Perennial Plate" hosts Daniel Klein and Mirra Fine, get to bring James Beard Foundation media awards home to the Twin Cities. The prestigious awards were announced Friday night in New York City. (05/04/2013)
Writers have the Pulitzers, actors have the Academy Awards, and foodie fans have the James Beard Awards, which are handed out tonight and Monday in New York City. (05/03/2013)
Today on the MPR News Update: Gun sale background checks are again being debated at the Legislature, the latest Red River Valley flood forecast is out, the governor is raising eyebrows with another tax proposal, we talk to the movie director who drove 'On the Road' to the big screen, and more. (03/22/2013)
Today on the MPR News Update: We go to the state Legislature for a look at another gun bill, check in with the fallout from yesterday's shooting threat hoax in New Prague, hear about a smaller funding pie for the Department of Health and Human Services and visit a farmer looking ahead to planting season, and more. (03/21/2013)
Today on the MPR News Update we're following the hoax call that led to a school lockdown in New Prague, the fate of gun control in the Legislature, the DFL budget plan, frac sand mining regulations in Minnesota and Wisconsin, 'culturally responsive' teaching, and more. (03/20/2013)
Today on the MPR News Update: Remembering fallen soldiers with Minnesota times, one by one, since the 9/11 attacks. Also, questions over how to pay school districts back the money owed by the state, driver's licenses for illegal immigrants, concerns about the cost of a statewide anti-bullying bill, Michele Bachmann finds some government spending of which she approves, and lastly, is Rochester ready for growth? (03/19/2013)
Today on the MPR News Update, a late-season snow storm slows down the commute across the region, legislative leaders get ready to release their spending targets for the next two years, the state Senate votes on Minnesota's proposed health care exchange, and more. (03/18/2013)
Today on the MPR News Update were following gun, health care and budget battles at the Legislature. Also, we hear from Catholics reacting to news of a new pope, crime-fighting help for the White Earth reservation, Lou Belamy on the Penumbra Theatre's ordeal, and more. (03/15/2013)
Today on the MPR News Update: A Minnesota House leader chimes in on the governor's revamped budget; the prospects seem good for an increase in the minimum wage; one southeastern Minnesota community draws a line in the frac sand, meteorologist Paul Huttner discusses global warming that took place 55 million years ago, and more. (03/14/2013)
Today on the MPR News Update: The next stop for the same-sex marriage bill, the Wilder Foundation's new CEO targets racial disparities, a former boarding school teachers says he's not guilty of sex crimes, Penumbra Theatre is reborn, and more. (03/13/2013)
Today on the MPR News Update: Hearings open on same-sex marriage at the Capitol, the Ojibwe take ownership of two St. Paul hotels, more TurboTax problems, worries about pollution from triclosan and nanoparticles, and more. (03/12/2013)