Congress is scheduled to vote today on a bill to extend a payroll tax holiday. Minnesota Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann tells MPR News she plans to vote "no" on the bill.
MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley about an unusual sight in many parts of Minnesota this winter: snowfall. It happend this week in the Twin Cities and southern Minnesota.
We're a little more than eight months away from November's presidential election, and already much of the early campaigning has been dominated by third-party groups known as Super PACS.
Tonight, DFL Gov. Mark Dayton will give his second State of the State address to the GOP-controlled Legislature.
Every Wednesday MPR's Cathy Wurzer talks with one of our reporters in greater Minnesota to learn about some of the news they're tracking. Today Conrad Wilson joined her from Collegeville. He's been following a story in Foley, Minn. where the city is still without a police force to patrol its streets.
DFL Gov. Mark Dayton prepares to deliver his State of the STate address this week and Republican lawmakers plan to roll out their key job proposals. A look at the latest news out of the Capitol.
Bon Iver, the Eau Claire, Wisconsin-based band, led by Justin Vernon, won best new artist at the Grammy Awards. Andrea Swensson who writes for the Local Current blog talks with Cathy Wurzer about the group's success.
On PBS stations around the country viewers are getting a sobering history lesson. It's history you didn't learn in school.
We were taught that the enslavement of African-Americans ended with the Civil War. In reality, a new documentary, produced in part here in Minnesota, reveals that a new type of slavery began in the Deep South after the Civil War and persisted all the way through World War Two. "Slavery by Another Name" shows how tens of thousands of African-Americans were imprisoned on trumped-up charges and leased to the owners of factories, farms and mines as slave-laborers.
The documentary is based on a Pulitizer Prize winning book written by Douglas Blackmon. Minnesota Public Radio's Cathy Wurzer discussed the documentary with Blackmon and his co-executive producer Catherine Allan of Twin Cities Public Television.
A new documentary to be broadcast tonight, produced partly in Minnesota, shows how thousands of African Americans were imprisoned on trumped-up charges after the Civil War and leased to the owners of factories, farms and mines as slave laborers.
MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Carlton College political science professor Steven Schier about Rick Santorum's prospects in the GOP nominating race.
On Wednesday, we check in with one of our reporters based outside the Twin Cities. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Tom Robertson who's in Bemidji and covers northern Minnesota.
He's been following the recent controversy surrounding the use of so-called "body-gripping" traps by trappers.
University of Minnesota athletic director Joel Maturi will step down from the job this summer. The university announced yesterday that Maturi's last day will be June 30, 2012, when his current contract runs out. After that, he'll remain on staff at the university for another year, as a special assistant to U of M president Eric Kaler.
MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley about more unusual weather this winter, including lots of fog in the past few days.
Every Wednesday we chat with one of our reporters in greater Minnesota to learn about some of the news they're tracking. MPR's Phil Picardi spoke with Minnesota Public Radio News reporter Dan Kraker who was in our Duluth bureau. They talked about a Super Pac that's going after Eight District Congressman Rep. Chip Cravaack.
Would you let Netflix post all your DVD rental history on Facebook? Right now, the federal Video Privacy Protection Act keeps companies from publishing those viewing records. But, Congress is looking at an amendment to the 1988 act that would make it easier for companies to share people's movie watching habits.