MPR News' Cathy Wurzer spoke with University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley about the amount, and the frequency of measurable snow fall this month in many parts of the state. And he has some good news for those suffering the winter blues: the winter solstice is near and daylight will start getting longer and longer as the days go by.
Today's music is Ray Price and Vince Gill with "Heartaches by the Number," from the 2007 album "Last of the Breed." Price died yesterday at the age of 87.
This month marks the third year since Bruce Kramer of Minneapolis received a medical diagnosis that changed his life in an instant. Now he's using a pacemaker-like implant that helps him breathe and feel better, even as he knows his ALS won't halt its march.
"Dominique" by the Singing Nun reached number one on the Billboard charts 50 years ago this week.
MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Howard Sinker, a digital sports editor for the Star Tribune, about Matt Cassel's performance as well as other quarterbacks in the NFL.
Today's music is the Trans-Siberian Orchestra with "Faith Noel" from their rock opera "The Lost Christmas Eve." They will be performing it live tomorrow night at Target Center in Minneapolis. It's the final installment of the band's Christmas trilogy which all deal with loss and redemption around the holidays.
The University of Minnesota Women's volleyball team is once again in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Howard Sinker, a digital sports editor for the Star Tribune, about the team.
If you've ever watched "A Charlie Brown Christmas," you may recall Lucy telling Charlie Brown to "get the biggest aluminum Christmas tree you can find, maybe painted pink." In 1965, when the program first aired, the world's leading manufacturer of aluminum Christmas trees, even pink ones, was in Manitowoc, Wis.
Elders living with dementia and other forms memory loss are expressing themselves creatively with the help of the Alzheimer's Poetry Project of Minnesota.
Today's music is the highly regarded Twin Cities-based vocal ensemble Cantus, with a song from their latest Christmas album. Several of the shows are already sold out, but there are still some tickets available.
Days like this in International Falls -- it was -20 with a -37 windchill this morning -- are perfect for testing new cars and trucks to make sure they're ready for extreme conditions.
Do you have a gospel music fan on your Christmas list? If so, you may want to check out a new four-CD collection that is being released today.
The Sounds of Blackness will be performing "The Night Before Christmas: A Musical Fantasy" tonight on the Guthrie Theater's Wurtele Thrust stage.
The Fender Stratocaster guitar that Bob Dylan played at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival is being auctioned off today in New York by Christie's Auction House.
Major League Baseball's winter meetings begin on Monday. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Howard Sinker, a digital sports editor for the Star Tribune, about that, and recent roster moves the Minnesota Twins have made. The team has signed two free agent pitchers, Ricky Nolasco and Phil Hughes.