Cathy Wurzer Feature Archive

The new year will bring fresh challenges to several Twin Cities media institutions, says longtime media critic and Southwest Journal writer David Brauer. MPR's Cathy Wurzer sat down with him to review the year's events and preview what's to come. (12/30/2014)
While the Vikings played their final game of the season this weekend in Minneapolis, the Gophers were practicing in Orlando, where temperatures reached 80 degrees. (12/29/2014)
Talking frankly about ALS and death, Kramer says, beats giving in to bitterness. (12/22/2014)
Some motorists think the multicolored noise barrier on Interstate 94 between Minneapolis and St. Paul looks like a throwback to the 1970s. (12/10/2014)
Giving Voice Chorus gives Alzheimer's patients and their caretakers a chance to thrive. Those suffering from Alzheimer's often retain the ability to sing. MPR News' Cathy Wurzer and Phil Picardi provide this story on the Giving Voice Chorus. (12/05/2014)
Giving Voice Chorus gives Alzheimer's patients and their caretakers a chance to thrive. Those suffering from Alzheimer's often retain the ability to sing. (12/04/2014)
State officials hope to finish the final environmental analysis for the proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine by early spring. (12/01/2014)
Minnesota transporation funding is a contentious issue -- and a pressing one. (11/25/2014)
In his new book, "Minnesota's Own: Preserving Our Grand Homes," Larry Millett and photographer Matt Schmitt bring us into 22 houses from around Minnesota that have been restored and preserved. (11/18/2014)
ALS has given Bruce Kramer the same prognosis that cancer gave Brittany Maynard. She chose a quick death; he's chosen hospice care. (11/07/2014)
The pilot project involves voting precincts in Blue Earth, Ramsey, Dakota, Crow Wing, Hennepin and St. Louis counties. (11/04/2014)
Here's a look at some of the political ads flooding the airwaves this campaign season, and whether there's any truth behind them. (10/28/2014)
Cathy Wurzer talks with a history of medicine professor about the smallpox outbreak of 1924. (10/27/2014)
For the first time, Target is offering free shipping this holiday season. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with RSR Research retail analyst Paula Rosenblum about the develeopment (10/23/2014)
Minnetonka-based company is asking a federal court to overrule a court decision that links it to abusive work conditions on cocoa farms overseas. (10/22/2014)