Cathy Wurzer Feature Archive

The Library of Congress will inaugurate Minnesota author Kate DiCamillo as the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature Friday. (01/09/2014)
The Northfield-based band the Counterfactuals recently released a new album: "Minimally Decent People." (01/09/2014)
Keating is a native of Canada, now living in San Francisco. During her shows, she uses her cello and a foot-controlled laptop to record and play layer upon layer of music. (01/08/2014)
Previous attempts have failed. Gov. Mark Dayton has said he will only sign the legislation if it has the endorsement of law enforcement. So far, they've been opposed. (01/08/2014)
Pop star Pink will be performing tonight at Target Center in Minneapolis. Her show at the Xcel Energy Center last March was listed by Jon Bream of the Star Tribune as his favorite concert of 2013. He wrote that Pink "put on arguably the most daring concert in the history of arena rock." It's a show heavy on acrobatics. At one point she flies over the audience doing somersaults. The question for this show is how well will she handle the vocal gymnastics. This concert was originally scheduled for last November, but was postponed because of the singer's inflamed vocal chords and laryngitis. (01/07/2014)
Yesterday, the University of Minnesota Men's basketball team defeated Purdue 82-79 at Williams Arena. (01/06/2014)
Extra police officers will patrol the streets of today to make sure no school children are waiting in the cold for school buses. (01/06/2014)
50 years ago today, "There I've Said it Again" by Bobby Vinton reached number one on the Billboard charts. It was the third song by Vinton to reach the top of the charts. (01/06/2014)
In what has become a New Year's Eve tradition, vocalist Carole Martin will be performing at the Artists Quarter in downtown St. Paul tonight. (12/31/2013)
Former Minneapolis mayoral candidate Mark Andrew was beaten for his phone at the Mall of America recently, and other high profile cases have also gotten attention. (12/31/2013)
Today's music is from "Christmas in L.A." a collaboration between Dawes and the Killers that came out earlier this month. Proceeds from the sale of the single on iTunes will benefit the AIDS prevention charity known as REDS. Dawes will be in town tonight and tomorrow night playing at the Varsity Theater in Minneapolis. (12/30/2013)
One of the women who attacked former Hennepin County Commissioner and Minneapolis mayoral candidate Mark Andrew on Thursday is due to make a court appearance today. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Andrew about what happened. (12/30/2013)
The Minnesota Vikings fired head coach Leslie Frazier today. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Howard Sinker, a digital sports editor for the Star Tribune, about why Frazier was fired and what's next for the team. (12/30/2013)
Run Westy Run were mainstays of the Minneapolis post-punk scene of the '80s and '90s, but haven't played together since 1998. (12/27/2013)
The University of Minnesota football team is in Houston where they will play Syracuse this evening in the Texas Bowl. The game caps a remarkable season for the Gophers. Howard Sinker, a digital sports editor for the Star Tribune, previews the game with Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer. (12/27/2013)