Bill Wareham

Minnesota Public Radio

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

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)
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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)
The TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis is the venue for a huge concert Saturday by the Irish rock band U2. When the concert came up in conversation in the newsroom today, it exposed a deeper-than-expected cultural divide. On one side, there was open derision of U2 as dated, overblown and overrated. On the other side, you heard almost sheepish defense of Bono and company from those who have tickets to the concert. (07/21/2011)
Minnesota public employee retirees have lost a round in their effort to turn back pension changes made by lawmakers last year. (06/30/2011)
A committee at the University of Minnesota has decided that Steve Sviggum faces a conflict of interest serving as a regent and holding teaching position at the university. (03/30/2011)
More than a surfin' bird. (02/06/2011)
The U.S. Census Bureau today provided its most detailed look at Americans in about 10 years. It comes in the form of survey data that drills down to the neighborhood level -- almost down to what's happening on your block in some cases. (12/14/2010)
The Iraq effect was certainly apparent in the state's U.S. Senate race, and it may well have affected local races too. Ultimately, though, it wasn't strong enough to push Gov. Tim Pawlenty from office. (11/08/2006)
Exit poll data suggests John Kerry's victory in Minnesota was more a rejection of President Bush than an affirmation of the Democratic challenger. Read the full exit poll results and listen to voters explain why they voted the way they did. (11/02/2004)