Art Hughes

Art Hughes

Reporter/Producer
Minnesota Public Radio
ahughes@mpr.org

Art Hughes began his communications career at age 12 as an operator for one of five crank telephone systems remaining in the country at the time. In high school he read school news on a local radio station. The day after he graduated he drove 250 miles to take the test for a 3rd Class radio operators license, which the FCC required for people who wanted to talk on the radio. He has a degree in music education from the University of New Mexico and a journalism degree from Western Washington University. A radio journalist since 1990, Art reported for commercial and public stations in the Pacific Northwest before taking a general assignment reporter position for MPR in Rochester in 1996. He's covered Minneapolis issues for MPR since December 2000.

Art Hughes Feature Archive

Rental market
College students hope renting, rather than buying, will help solve the problem of ever-increasing textbook costs. (06/20/2008)
Mankato campus
Tuition for state colleges and universities is a matter of concern, according to a new Web information tool the MnSCU system launched yesterday. (06/18/2008)
Washington Avenue
The University of Minnesota is poised to sign on to an agreement to build a street level light rail line through campus. (06/12/2008)
This year's college graduates step into a working world of fewer jobs, bigger debt. (06/10/2008)
The University of Minnesota is launching an expanded version of a short, online course designed to help parents understand college drinking. (06/05/2008)
Philadelphia businessman Harry Halloran donated the money to be used within two divisions of the university's Opus School of Business. (06/03/2008)
The 35W bridge collapse forces the university's hand with giant, dusty particle accelerator. (05/29/2008)
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities officials are set to approve the system's lowest annual tuition increase in ten years. (05/21/2008)
A nearly $21 million state budget reduction for higher education should not result in additional tuition increases by Minnesota's state-supported systems. (05/20/2008)
College-bound students in Minnesota will have a hard time borrowing money through the low-interest Perkins loan program. (05/16/2008)
Another sexual assault in a University of Minnesota residence hall has put students further on edge. (05/12/2008)
A $10 million donation from Eugene and Mary Frey will fund scholarships for students at the University of St. Thomas. The award will favor students with barriers to college. (05/09/2008)
Mankato businessman Glen Taylor and his wife Becky are donating $7 million to Minnesota State University Mankato. The money will establish an institute, a faculty position and a scholarship, all centered around nursing. (05/09/2008)
A University of Minnesota Board of Regents panel shot down a proposal to impose a new $100 student fee to pay for campus construction projects. (05/08/2008)
The St. Paul college announced today that its board of trustees has voted to change the school's name. (05/06/2008)