Cathy Wurzer Feature Archive

There's an ick factor to the storms that swept across Minnesota this weekend. Torrential rain dropped as much as five-and-a-half inches in parts of the state by Monday morning. That caused sewer overflows into Lake Minnetonka that have already closed beaches. But experts say that's supposed to happen. (06/03/2014)
Today's music is "Papa Gene's Blues" by the Monkees off their debut album which was released way back in 1966. The Monkees will be playing tonight at the Minnesota Zoo Amphitheater in Apple Valley. (06/02/2014)
Fans of the Boston Celtics are buzzing over the news that Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love spent the weekend in Boston checking out that city and talking about his appreciation of Celtics history. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Howard Sinker, a digital sports editor for the Star Tribune, about the matter. (06/02/2014)
It's going to be another warm day across the state. The weather has some Minnesotans back out fishing and boating but this spring the water could be dangerous. A young teen died in the Mississippi River near St. Paul over the weekend, and a man missing in the St. Croix is also presumed to have drowned. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Kara Owens is Boat and Water Safety Specialist for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources about staying safe in and around water. (05/28/2014)
The NFL announced yesterday that Minneapolis beat out Indianapolis and New Orleans to host one of the world's biggest sporting spectacles, the Super Bowl, for the second time. The person in charge of coordinating all the logistics surrounding that game was Paul Ridgeway, a prominent Twin Cities event organizer at the time. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with him. (05/21/2014)
Today's Morning Edition music is from English singer Joe Cocker, who turns 70 years old today. This song "I Come in Peace" is from his 2012 album "Fire it Up." (05/20/2014)
California Chrome will be allowed to use a product developed in Minnesota during the Belmont Stakes after all. The trainer of the horse, which will be going for the Triple Crown on June 7, had threatened to withdraw from the race if California Chrome could not use the Flair Equine nasal strip. (05/20/2014)
Today's music is from Bob Dylan singing "Full Moon and Empty Arms," a song made popular by Frank Sinatra in 1945. Dylan posted the song earlier this week on his website. (05/16/2014)
The Minnesota Lynx begin their 2014 season in Washington tonight against the Mystics, hoping to repeat as WNBA champions. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Howard Sinker, a digital sports editor for the Star Tribune, about the season ahead for the Lynx. (05/16/2014)
MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley about a cold and wet spring in much of Minnesota. He says May has been the eighth consecutive month of cooler than normal temperatures in the state, if trends continue through the end of the month. (05/16/2014)
The Mayo Clinic reports that a woman with a type of blood cancer went into remission after being injected with a huge dose of a re-engineered measles vaccine. We spoke with a clinical trials referral coordinator at the clinic to learn how subjects are chosen to be part of rests for treatments like this. (05/15/2014)
Today's music is from a song called "Fanny Pack" which is from an album released this week by the Minneapolis-based band Koo Koo Kanga Roo. The album entitled "Whoopty Whoop" is on Asian Man Records. (05/15/2014)
Today's Morning Edition music is David Byrne performing "Sympathy for the Devil" live with his latin funk band in 1992. We're playing it in honor of Byrne's 62nd birthday today. (05/14/2014)
Today's Morning Edition music is Michael Jackson singing "A Place With No Name," his reinterpretation of the 1972 hit song by America "A Horse With No Name." (05/13/2014)
State lawmakers have just one week left to finish their work and adjourn the 2014 session. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Minnesota Public Radio's Tim Pugmire, who covers the Capitol. (05/12/2014)