Cathy Wurzer Feature Archive

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)
The Twin Cities classical composer produced an impressive volume of scores, operas and choral pieces. "He had a wonderful, beautiful sense of the style," recalls the artistic director of VocalEssence. (10/20/2014)
The Twin Cities classical composer produced an impressive volume of scores, operas and choral pieces. "He had a wonderful, beautiful sense of the style," recalls the artistic director of VocalEssence. (10/20/2014)