Cathy Wurzer Feature Archive

The Minnesota Vikings are narrowing the field in their search for a new head coach. MPR News' Cathy Wurzer spoke with Howard Sinker, a digital sports editor for the Star Tribune, about that story. (01/13/2014)
Bruce Kramer was diagnosed with the incurable disease ALS in 2010 and says that he's accepted his fate, even as he rises to the challenge of living with the disease by taking part in drug trials and now by using a machine that helps him to breathe -- and feel better. (01/13/2014)
Ten years ago today, "Hey Ya" by Outkast was the number one song on the U.S. pop charts. (01/10/2014)
The Minnesota Timberwolves take on Charlotte tonight at Target Center. After their loss on Wednesday, the Wolves are now 0-10 in games decided by four points or less. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Howard Sinker, a digital sports editor for the Star Tribune. (01/10/2014)
A lake near Lindstrom, Minn., is host to a remarkable scientific achievement announced this week. Scientists in Oklahoma have managed to hatch the eggs of a creature that lived in South Center Lake hundreds of years ago. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Lawrence Weider, a biology professor at the University of Oklahoma, about the news. (01/10/2014)
MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley about Minnesota's cold weather so far in 2014 when the state was often colder than even Alaska. He has a forecast that's much different though, as the deep freeze recedes. (01/10/2014)
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)