Cathy Wurzer Feature Archive

Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson is one of a handful of declared Republican candidates vying for the chance to run against DFL Gov. Mark Dayton in the general election. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with him about his candidacy. (06/26/2013)
The 2014 election is still more than a year away. But already some high-profile Republicans are vying to take on DFL Gov. Mark Dayton, including former Minnesota House Speaker Kurt Zellers, who spoke with MPR's Cathy Wurzer. (06/25/2013)
Waves of weekend storms have damaged trees across Minneapolis. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board Superintendent Jayne Miller about the clean up. (06/24/2013)
To get a better sense for how dogs are used in police work, Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer visited the Tim Jones Memorial K-9 Kennels, where the St. Paul Police train their patrol dogs. (06/24/2013)
"Obviously we're not talking about a cure for ALS here," Bruce Kramer says. But if a medicine helps a patient feel better, "that would certainly be helpful." (06/21/2013)
Admission to the Lake Superior Zoo in Duluth will be free today to mark the one-year anniversary of a flood that inundated the zoo grounds. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Peter Pruett, who's the Director of Zoo Operations. (06/20/2013)
Eight groups of Minnesota students all placed at the 2013 National History Day competition at the University of Maryland yesterday. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with one of them, Kateri Schmidt, about their winning project. (06/14/2013)
MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley about the wet spring in many parts of the state, and how that's affected farmers. He also answers the question: how long does the average thunderstorm last in any one given spot in Minnesota? (06/14/2013)
MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley about cloudy weather the first week of June. He says the lack of sun and high levels of precipitation are having an impact on farmers. (06/07/2013)
It's very rare for a bear to attack a human. There have only been five documented injuries caused by bear attacks in Minnesota since 1987. But it does happen. A 72-year-old woman in Aitkin County was attacked by a sow bear just this week. She escaped with serious, but not life-threatening, injuries. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with DNR Large Carnivore Specialist Dan Stark about how to prevent or survive a bear attack. (06/06/2013)
They have names like the Tee Pee, in Tomah, Wis., the HobNob in Racine, Wis., the Morocco in Dubuque, Iowa, and Jax Cafe in Minneapolis. Author Dave Hoekstra spoke with Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer about the book which he has been researching over the last three summers. (06/06/2013)
Firefighters will be working to contain a wildfire in northwestern Minnesota today. That fire near Park Rapids has already destroyed at least a dozen homes. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Minnesota Public Radio's Tom Robertson who was at a charred part of the landscape near Menahga, Minnesota. (05/16/2013)
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. (05/13/2013)
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. (05/10/2013)
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. (05/08/2013)