Cathy Wurzer talks with Tim Nelson about an expected Vikings stadium deal.
Washington Post travel reporter Andrea Sachs recently flew on Spirit Airlines and shares her experience.
Weather forecasters gave Minnesotans plenty of warning about the winter storm that's hit almost the entire state. Of course, Minnesotans throughout history developed their own methods for handling severe weather appropriate to their times.
On Wednesdays, Morning Edition checks-in with one of our reporters who is based outside the Twin Cities. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Elizabeth Baier in Rochester about a few stories she's covering in southeastern Minnesota. Baier has been following the moratoriums several southeastern Minnesota counties have passed as they figure out how to regulate silica sand mining in the region. Companies are looking at the sand to help in the oil and natural gas industry. But now there are bills in the Minnesota House and Senate that would limit these moratoriums.
The governor discussed the coming state budget forecast, the castle doctrine bill, a potential change to the way teachers are laid off and progress on a new Vikings stadium.
Cathy Wurzer talks with MPR political reporter Tim Pugmire about the latest legislative news out of the Capitol.
Cathy Wurzer talks with MPR's Dan Kraker about his investigative reporting.
University of Minnesota meteorologist and climatologist Mark Seeley says this is the snowiest week so far for many parts of Minnesota.
Reed Soderstrom chairs the referendum committee that's working to keep the UND "Fighting Sioux" name.
Writer Karen Schneider penned an article in Sports Illustrated about high school player Jack Jablonski's injury.
MPR's Dan Gunderson talks with Cathy Wurzer about the latest news out of the northwest Minnesota area.
Cathy Wurzer gets an update on the closed Sabo bridge from Mike Kennedy, the director of Transportation, Maintenance, and Repair for the City of Minneapolis.
Hamline University's David Schultz says redistricting is "the essence of what power politics is all about." Schultz joined MPR's Cathy Wurzer me to talk about the state's redistricting history.
Minnesota lawmakers are eagerly awaiting a new map of political boundaries, which is expected to be released this week. The unveiling of the re-districting plan from a court-appointed panel will likely send legislators scrambling to find out what their home districts look like and whether they'll have to face one of their own colleagues when they run for re-election. Sex offender notification and child care unionization could also get plenty of attention this week.
As we head into the somber commemoration of the Dakota War this year, we thought it appropriate to call in historian Annette Atkins to help us learn more about Gov. Henry Sibley and his times, and the events that laid the groundwork for the war.