Drought conditions continue to challenge farmers in some parts of Minnesota. Many farmers are losing crops and coping with higher-than-usual irrigation costs.
How storms behave when they interact with a city is the subject of a new NASA-funded study. The project will explore how things like buildings and urban pollution can alter a storm's intensity and direction. Cities in the Great Plains, including Minneapolis and St. Paul, will be observed by a team of researchers from around the Midwest. One member of the team is University of Minnesota professor Laura Musacchio. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Dr. Musacchio, who's a landscape ecologist, and who will help translate the conclusions the scientists make into useful planning for cities.
Meteorologist Craig Edwards filled in for climatologist Mark Seeley for the weather on Friday. MPR's Cathy Wurzer and Edwards spoke about the second warmest July in much of Minnesota ever. He also says it looks like temperatures will be above normal in August.
David Campbell, host of The Local Show on The Current, talks with Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer about what's new on the local music scene. He tells us about 18-year-old John Mark Nelson who has a new record coming out this month. Plus Grant Cutler and Abby Wolf have teamed up to form the new group Wolf Lords. They play tonight at the 7th Street Entry in Minneapolis.
MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Rachel Blount of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, who's covering the London Olympics with a particular emphasis on Minnesota athletes.
A task force charged with examining the state's policy on bullying has finished its work. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with task force co-chair Walter Roberts, who's also a professor of counseling at Minnesota State in Mankato.
It appears Best Buy founder Richard Schulze is continuing his effort to buy back that company. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with financial analyst R.J. Hottovy, who follows Best Buy for Morningstar.
In it's announcement yesterday, FEMA said that "damage to dwellings was not of such severity and magnitude as to warrant the implementation of individual assistance." FEMA spokesperson Richard Gifford discussed the decision with Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer.
The controversy over Rep. Michele Bachmann's claims that the Muslim Brotherhood has infiltrated the U.S. government continues.
In the aftermath of the Duluth flood disaster, officials are rebuilding ruined streets and other infrastructure, but a University of Minnesota Duluth professor sees an opportunity for his community to rebuild more than roads.
MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley about the climate outlook for temperatures and preciptition in August and September. He says it looks like warmer than normal temperatures will continue for the entire state. The southeastern part of Minnesota is forecast to be dryer than normal.
The lead researcher on this project at the is Dan Voytas of the University of Minnesota's College of Biological Sciences talks about his research with Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer.
The hot weather this summer is having a big impact on the lakes in our region. Don Pereira of the Fisheries Research Policy Manager for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources talked about the issue with Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer.
As ALS slowly saps Bruce Kramer's health, both he and his wife, Ev, are learning how to help him manage the disease -- and the unknown.
On Saturday, an exhibit about the war opens at the Minnesota History Center in downtown St. Paul. Annette Atkins, who teaches history at the College of St. Benedict and St. John's University, joins us to discuss the exhibit.