Cathy Wurzer Feature Archive

MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley about the up-and-down temperatures for much of Minnesota in the past week. He also talks about recent storms that have improved drought conditions. And he says next week looks warmer than normal for the Twin Cities. (09/20/2013)
Health officials around the country are facing "potentially catestrophic consequences" if they can't slow the spread of antibiotic-resistant infections. For the first time, the Centers for Disease Control is estimating the toll of those infections, saying they kill 23,000 people a year in the U.S. At least two million Americans fall ill from drug resistant bacteria annually. The new government report relies on data from Minnesota and other states that closely track cases of antibiotic resistant bugs. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Ruth Lynfield, Minnesota's state epidemiologist, about the situation. (09/17/2013)
Minnesota's congressional delegation is split over the Syria issue. Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., sits on the House Armed Services Committee and served 25 years in the Marine Corps. He discussed his position with Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer. (09/04/2013)
Morning Edition is getting to know the Republican Candidates for U.S. Senate. In a conversation with MPR's Cathy Wurzer, businessman Mike McFadden says the Senate is lacking members who understand what businesses need to succeed. (08/23/2013)
The State Fair is full of people who have expertise on a wide variety of topics. So during this year's Fair, we're going to explore the knowledge that resides between the Pronto Pups and the butterheads. Think of it as Morning Edition's State Fair University. (08/22/2013)
With young people struggling to get into farming and older farmers struggling to get out of the business, there are several groups trying to bridge the generation gap in farming here in Minnesota. Jan Joannides is executive director of Renewing the Countryside. She talked about the situation with Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer. (08/21/2013)
Three Republicans are already stepping up to run against U.S. Sen. Al Franken in 2014. Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer has invited each of them into the studio to talk about the campaign. (08/20/2013)
With the Twins having another losing season, there is a lot of speculation that manager Ron Gardenhire will be replaced after the season ends. And his tenuous situation is not unique among the Minnesota coaching fraternity. Howard Sinker, digital sports editor for the Star Tribune, discussed the situation with Mornign Edition host Cathy Wurzer. (08/19/2013)
A court hearing later this week will determine what happens to the historic Beaver Bay fish house on the North Shore of Lake Superior. (08/19/2013)
When the annual budget setting process started, Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak had one thing on his mind. "I said, 'No matter what, we're lowering property taxes,'" Rybak told MPR's Cathy Wurzer. (08/16/2013)
Visitors to Isle Royale National Park in Lake Superior are hearing and seeing signs of a litter of wolf pups. (08/16/2013)
Stephanie Arado, assistant concertmaster for the Minnesota Orchestra, is leaving the group after 22 years and a work stoppage. (08/13/2013)
MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley about rain that ended a recent dry spell, and the prospects for warmer temperatures for the tail end of summer and for the fall. (08/09/2013)
State Rep. Tina Liebling, DFL-Rochester, discussed proposed changes to Minnesota's sex offender treatment program with Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer. (08/08/2013)
The head of the union representing Minneapolis police officers said Thursday that Chief Janee Harteau is asking the right questions about how to prevent racially charged incidents involving officers. (08/08/2013)