This is our eighth report following University of St. Thomas professor Bruce Kramer as he copes with life after being diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.
When Minneapolis songwriter Jeremy Messersmith released his new EP, "Paper Moon," he sent out a Twitter message asking fans to remix it. That's because Messersmith released the new album under a Creative Commons license. The license gives users permission to share creations ranging from software to songs while avoiding standard copyright restrictions around sharing.
Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer talked with Messersmith about his decision.
University of Minnesota Meteorologist Mark Seeley talks with Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer about the preliminary September weather data and the continuing dry weather.
Five people died and four others wounded in the aftermath of a shooting Thursday at Accent Signage Systems in Minneapolis. Among those killed was the president and founder of the company Reuven Rahamim. Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer spoke with Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak about the shooting and Rahamim.
Lockouts used to be relatively rare in the United States, tut more than eleven percent of work stoppages last year were lockouts, which is a dramatic increase from two decades ago. Labor expert John Remington of the University of Minnesota spoke with Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer about the trend.
You might have noticed that Minnesota's fall leaves have been less spectacular than usual this year. That's because the extreme drought covering much of the state is also weakening trees in Minnesota's forests.
Crews have been out all night slowly jacking up a huge slab of concrete and steel into its place as the main span of the new Highway 61 bridge in Hastings. The mayor of Hastings, Paul Hicks, was there overnight and talked to Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer about what he saw.
It's being hailed as the biggest win in a long while for the Minnesota Vikings. Yesterday, the Vikings beat the highly-regarded San Francisco 49s by a score of 24 to 13 at the Metrodome. The Vikings are now 2 and 1 this season after starting last year 0-4. Howard Sinker, Digital Sports Editor for the Star Tribune, discussed the local sports scene with Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer.
Justin Vernon of Bon Iver is just one of many artists to come out of the vibrant Eau Claire music scene, which is the subject of a special edition of The Local Show on our sister station The Current this Sunday. DJ David Campbell discussed the show with Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer.
Lee Bergquist, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, discusses the nail-biter race for Wisconsin's open U.S. Senate seat with Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer.
The South Dakota health department is warning residents about the spread of the potentially fatal Hantavirus.
MPR's Cathy Wurzer speaks with Larry Jacobs, who teaches at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota. Professor Jacobs specializes in elections and voting behavior.
To discuss the Battle of Antietam, the first fought on northern soil in the Civil War, MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Morning Edition historian, Annette Atkins. Professor Atkins teaches history at the College of St. Benedict and St. John's University.
MPR's Cathy Wurzer talks with Howard Sinker, digital sports editor for StarTribune.com, about what we can expect from the Vikings this year.
MPR's Cathy Wurzer talks with Mark Seeley about this weekend's weather.