Bill Wareham

Bill Wareham

Editor
Minnesota Public Radio
bwareham@mpr.org

Bill Wareham is a senior editor for MPR News. He has held a variety of positions since joining Minnesota Public Radio in 1982, including news director and deputy news director. He covered the state Capitol and politics for Minnesota Public Radio and the Associated Press. When he wasn't reporting on politics, he could often be heard reporting on sports (including the World Series, Super Bowl, Stanley Cup, Final Four and U.S. Open golf tournament) and pop music. He graduated from St. Olaf College, where he majored in political science. Wareham grew up in Minneapolis and currently lives in St. Paul.

Bill Wareham Feature Archive

University officials weren't saying Thursday why the investigation has ended, but the school's statement said "there is no immediate or ongoing threat to public safety related to this case." (05/07/2015)
The new cases of the rare cancer were discovered among 69,000 mine workers tracked by the Health Department, which said it expects to find new cases. (02/17/2015)
UMore Park
The University of Minnesota will significantly scale back its vision to develop the 5,000 acre property it owns near Rosemount and keep the site focused instead on agricultural research. (02/13/2015)
Weather observations show the slow drift of climate change. (02/02/2015)
The money will go toward advance research in neurobehavioral development, rare and infectious diseases, and other areas, the university said. (10/14/2014)
Though the robbery suspect got away, the sheriff's office believe both he and the money have been tainted with red dye. (09/01/2014)
Detectives believe some of the thousands of photos "are criminal in nature," according to a press release from the sheriff's office. They began a criminal investigation on May 15, after the teacher was seen with a young student on his lap. (06/17/2014)
While Minnesota has experienced net population growth since 2010, that growth has been largely concentrated in the Twin Cities region, according to county population estimates released Thursday by the U.S. Census. (03/27/2014)
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)
New data from the U.S. Census Bureau show Minnesota is one of only two states in which the percentage of people in poverty fell in between 2011 and 2012. But child poverty remains stubbornly high, with 14.6 percent of Minnesota children living below the poverty level. (09/19/2013)
Western and northern parts of the Twin Cities metro bore the brunt of power failures Tuesday night after heavy thunderstorms moved through the central part of Minnesota, knocking down trees. (08/07/2013)
Monsignor Jerome Boxleitner has died. The one-time parish priest was the founding force behind what is today known as Catholic Charities. (03/15/2013)
How do non-votes factor into proposed amendments to the Minnesota Constitution? (10/30/2012)
Find out what the new Minnesota political boundaries mean for you. Enter your address to see your new congressional and state legislative districts and compare them to your old districts. You can also see where incumbent lawmakers find themselves on the new maps. (02/21/2012)
What Gary Eichten brought to MPR was a critical ability to connect with its audience. (01/19/2012)