Some county sheriffs around the country have announced that they will not enforce new federal gun laws that they feel are unconstitutional. One of them is the sheriff in Minnesota's Pine County, Robin Cole. Sheriff Cole explained his position to Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer.
A drug trial that intrigued doctors who treat patients who have ALS, including Bruce Kramer, of Minneapolis, has ended.
A memorial service will be held in Duluth today to honor the life of an acclaimed journalist who had a wonderfully graceful way of telling a story. Sadly, Larry Oakes's own story ended last week in the woods near Hawk Ridge in Duluth.
Larry Oakes was a longtime award-winning reporter for the Star Tribune who recently took his own life. Dr. Katharine Nelson, Program Director for the University of Minnesota Psychiatry Residency Program talks about what family members and medical professional can do to try and prevent a suicide.
Every new session brings with it fresh faces. Among the new lawmakers this year is State Sen.-elect Melisa Franzen.
NHL management and the union representing players are expected to ratify a deal ending the lockout later this week. Cathy Wurzer discussed the situation with Mike Russo who covers the Minnesota Wild for the Star Tribune.
Later today representatives of locked out musicians at the Minnesota Orchestra and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra will sit down with representatives of their respective managements to negotiate.
Kris Ehresmann, director of infectious disease epidemiology at the Minnesota Department of Health, discussed the situation with Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer.
New analysis by the Wall Street Journal suggests that tuition at public universities has been rising much faster than inflation because of bloated buraucracies. Joining MPR's Cathy Wurzer with reaction to that finding is Laura Brod, a member of the University of Minnesota Board of Regents.
MPR's Cathy Wurzer talks with KARE 11's Boyd Huppert about the stories he shares.
If you are in the mood to see some live holiday music this weekend, we have a few suggestions for you.
Bruce Kramer and his family, who will never forget the moment two years ago this month when he was diagnosed with ALS.
Julie Blaha, president of the teachers union in the Anoka-Hennepin school district, spoke with MPR's Cathy Wurzer about how teachers will talk about the Connecticut school shooting rampage with their students.
Luther Seminary in St. Paul is having financial problems. Its current president resigned after reports that the school lost nearly $4 million last year. Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer discussed that with the presiding Bishop of the ELCA, Mark Hanson.
The CEO of a Minneapolis-based bus company will become the next commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Transportation in January. He talked with Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer about his transportation priorities.
Gov. Mark Dayton said spending cuts in all departments are being considered to fill the state's just-announced budget gap, but he said the deficit shouldn't be solved with cuts alone, and new tax revenues should be part any legislative package moving forward.