State lawmakers are heading into the final week of the 2013 legislative session with a pivotal Senate vote to legalize same-sex marriage, and a framework for balancing the budget and ending the session on time. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Minnesota Public Radio reporter Tim Pugmire about the week ahead at the state capitol.
MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley about the weather for the walleye fishing opener in Minnesota this weekend. He also reviews some snowfall records set in parts of southeastern Minnesota earlier in May.
Abby Harrison is a sophomore at South High School. Next week, she'll be leaving for a trip to Kazakhstan in Central Asia to see the launch of a Russian Soyuz space capsule. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Abby Harrison.
We follow Bruce Kramer as he delivers a guest lecture at the University of Minnesota medical school.
Five years after the collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis, the state is still dealing with some of the wreckage.
The host of NPR's 'Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me,' on talks to MPR's Cathy Wurzer about his new documentary, "Constitution USA," and riding across the country on a tricked-out Harley-Davidson to interview Americans for the program.
With just two weeks left in the legislative session, conference-committee negotiations will heat up on several key budget bills. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with one of Minnesota Public Radio's Capitol reporters, Tim Pugmire, about the week ahead for state lawmakers.
Brian McClung, an aide to former Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty, supports legalizing same-sex marriage. Fritz Knaak, a former Republican state senator, oposes it. They debated the issue with Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer.
MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley about this spring's winter-like weather that seeped into May, where record daily snow amounts fell on southeastern Minnesota.
The bill aims to lift the requirement from the Fair Labor Standards Act that requires most workers to be paid for overtime, rather than so-called "comp time."
North Dakota's boom times seem to be here to stay -- at least for a while. A new government analysis finds the Williston basin of North Dakota holds more than 7.4 billion barrels of undiscovered oil that can be recovered. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with David Flynn an economist at the University of North Dakota about what the new estimate could mean for the state.
The Minnesota Senate votes today on a tax bill that would erase a projected $627 million budget deficit and pay for spending increases.
The Red River will crest this week in Fargo and Moorhead, several feet lower than originally expected. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Minnesota Public Radio reporter Dan Gunderson who was in our Moorhead bureau.
We're in the middle of assessment testing season for schools in Minnesota. And if that doesn't make students and teachers nervous enough, glitches over the past couple of weeks have caused problems with some online testing. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Minnesota Public Radio's education reporter Tim Post, who reported yesterday that a number of school districts have had problems with online assessment tests.
Health officials are on high alert following news that a new strain of bird flu has emerged in China. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Michael Osterholm, Director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota. He has a team in China watching the disease.