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.
Today's Morning Edition music is from "High Ball Stepper" which is an instrumental track from Jack White's forthcoming "Lazaretto" album.
Today's Morning Edition music is from "Hey Girl" a new album by Sonny Knight and the Lakers. There will be an album release party tomorrow night at First Avenue in Minneapolis.
MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley about the persistent cloudy and rainy weather across much of Minnesota this week. And he has some precipitation totals for the month of April, which included records for many spots in the state.
In real life, a grim and blunt medical verdict would send shock waves of fear and disbelief through a patient. In December 2010, Bruce Kramer heard such a diagnosis -- and the way it was delivered would go on to haunt him.
While the forecast is bad news for people looking forward to nice spring weather, it is good news for our groundwater resources.
Today's Morning Edition music is from Mother Father Sister Brother featuring vocals by The Three Degrees with the song "The Sound of Philadelphia."
Today's Morning Edition music is from a new song from Bobby Vee who was born 71 years ago today in Fargo, North Dakota. In 2011, Vee was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. This song is from an album released earlier this year which he recorded with the help of his family.
Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor, the chair of the NBA Board of Governors, says he will work quickly to try and convince Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling to sell the franchise after Sterling was banned from the league for life and fined $2.5 million.
Today's Morning Edition music is from a new album being released by the band Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger. This is their interpretation of the 1940's Peggy Lee hit "Golden Earrings." This is the second album by the band which is composed of Sean Lennon and his girlfriend Charlotte Kemp Muhl.
The Minnesota Wild and Colorado Avalanche will play a seventh and decisive game in their first round playoff series tomorrow night in Denver. The Wild stayed alive in the series by winning last night 5-2 in front of raucous crowd at the Xcel Energy Center. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Howard Sinker, a digital sports editor for the Star Tribune, about the Wild's latest victory and looked ahead to game seven.
When writer Susan Allen Toth's husband James was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, she decided to put her career on hold. The couple enjoyed time together, as Toth transitioned into a new role as her husband's primary caregiver. That experience is chronicled in Toth's new memoir, "No Saints Around Here: A Caregiver's Days."
Today's music is from 50 years ago this week when "Can't Buy Me Love" by the Beatles was the number one song on the U.S. pop charts.
During long, snowy winters, deer tend to gather in herds and feed together on nearby trees and plants that stay above the snow. Usually that happens out in forests, but in parts of Minnesota where homes and neighborhoods are near deer habitat, these herds can become a nuisance in people's yards.
Rainy, windy, chilly conditions will continue across Minnesota today. Depending on high warm it gets, we could see some freezing rain in the Duluth area today. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Dean Packingham, a forecaster with the National Weather Service office in Duluth.