The state Compensation Council approved a plan Monday night to raise the pay of the governor, legislators and state commissioners. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Compensation Council Chair Tom Fraser about the move.
When the Minnesota state high school math tournament is held today, Wayzata will be going for an unprecedented sixth straight state title.
Committees in both the Minnesota Senate and House are expected to take up legislation legalizing same-sex marriage tomorrow. Republican Sen. Branden Petersen of Andover has signed on a co-author of the bill. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with him about his position on the issue.
Tonight in Phoenix, the United States plays Mexico in the first round of the World Baseball Classic. A dozen players from the Minnesota Twins organization are participating, including catcher Joe Mauer and closer Glenn Perkins who are playing for the United States.
MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley about a new study on climate change which looks at temperatures going back to the last Ice Age. He also explains the snowy start to March in much of Minnesota. Seeley also has the forecast, which includes rain.
When you mix red and blue, you get purple. Some Minnesota lawmakers hope that is a potent blend which results in less polarized politics. Yesterday, DFL Sen. Roger Reinert of Duluth and Republican Sen. Jeremy Miller of Winona launched the bipartisan "Purple Caucus" saying it is time for both parties to come together. Miller discussed the new caucus with Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer.
The first public meetings are set today on a proposal by Xcel Energy to increase rates by 10.7 percent across the state. The utility's proposal would raise the prices paid by 1.2 million electric customers in Minnesota. But the state Department of Commerce has gone on record as saying, the hike is too high.
Laura McCarten, an Xcel Energy Regional Vice President, talked about the proposed rate increase with Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer.
MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley about the weather this past December, January, and February, otherwise known as meteorological winter.
Today is Bruce Kramer's birthday. And for some like him, with a terminal illness, birthdays can take on special meanings: Tangible evidence that they are still here, yet also milestones on a dwindling journey. For Kramer, that journey is spiritual.
North Dakota's oil boom is going so strong that there aren't enough pipelines and railroad cars to transport all the crude oil out of the region.
Best Buy founder Richard Schulze has today and tomorrow to finalize a bid for the company he led for more than four decades. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with reporter Martin Moylan, who has been following the Best Buy saga.
MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Janet Yeats, president of the Minnesota Hoarding Task Force, which is coming up with better ways to get hoarders the help they need.
MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Tim Pugmire, one of Minnesota Public Radio News' Capitol reporters, about the week ahead for state lawmakers.
The defending national champion University of Minnesota Women's hockey team goes for its 41st straight win tonight on the road against St. Cloud State. Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer talks with head coach Brad Frost about his record-setting team.
Minnesota U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison visited Somalia's capital city of Mogadishu on Tuesday, the first visit in years by a member of Congress to what until recently was considered one of the world's most dangerous cities.