The Minnesota Vikings have hired their new head coach. Mike Zimmer, an NFL defensive coordinator for the last 15 years, replaces Leslie Frazier who was fired in December. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Howard Sinker, a digital sports editor for the Star Tribune, about the new coach.
The 15-month lockout of musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra is over. A new three-year contract will take effect Feb. 1 and concerts will begin later that month. Bill Eddins is a former associate conductor of the Minnesota Orchestra, discussed the settlement with Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer.
Rosanne Cash's new album "The River and the Thread" is out today.
Target began offering a free year of credit monitoring yesterday in an attempt to reassure customers who are concerned about the company's massive security breach.
On this day in 1968, Johnny Cash and his band played for the inmates inside Folsom State Prison near Sacramento, Calif. The day before the performance, Cash was given a recording of a song written by one of the Folsom inmates. The musicians quickly learned the song and decided to use it as the show's finale.
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.
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.
Ten years ago today, "Hey Ya" by Outkast was the number one song on the U.S. pop charts.
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.
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.
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.
The Library of Congress will inaugurate Minnesota author Kate DiCamillo as the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature Friday.
The Northfield-based band the Counterfactuals recently released a new album: "Minimally Decent People."
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.
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.