Cathy Wurzer Feature Archive

Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor, the chair of the NBA Board of Governors, says he will work quickly to try and convince Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling to sell the franchise after Sterling was banned from the league for life and fined $2.5 million. (04/30/2014)
Today's Morning Edition music is from a new album being released by the band Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger. This is their interpretation of the 1940's Peggy Lee hit "Golden Earrings." This is the second album by the band which is composed of Sean Lennon and his girlfriend Charlotte Kemp Muhl. (04/29/2014)
The Minnesota Wild and Colorado Avalanche will play a seventh and decisive game in their first round playoff series tomorrow night in Denver. The Wild stayed alive in the series by winning last night 5-2 in front of raucous crowd at the Xcel Energy Center. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Howard Sinker, a digital sports editor for the Star Tribune, about the Wild's latest victory and looked ahead to game seven. (04/29/2014)
When writer Susan Allen Toth's husband James was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, she decided to put her career on hold. The couple enjoyed time together, as Toth transitioned into a new role as her husband's primary caregiver. That experience is chronicled in Toth's new memoir, "No Saints Around Here: A Caregiver's Days." (04/29/2014)
Today's music is from 50 years ago this week when "Can't Buy Me Love" by the Beatles was the number one song on the U.S. pop charts. (04/28/2014)
During long, snowy winters, deer tend to gather in herds and feed together on nearby trees and plants that stay above the snow. Usually that happens out in forests, but in parts of Minnesota where homes and neighborhoods are near deer habitat, these herds can become a nuisance in people's yards. (04/28/2014)
Rainy, windy, chilly conditions will continue across Minnesota today. Depending on high warm it gets, we could see some freezing rain in the Duluth area today. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Dean Packingham, a forecaster with the National Weather Service office in Duluth. (04/28/2014)
Minnesota lawmakers are moving closer to the conclusion of the 2014 session, but they still haven't decided how to spend the remainder of the $1.2 billion budget surplus. (04/28/2014)
Today's music is by the Brooklyn-based eight piece band Red Baraat. Since they came together in 2008, Red Baraat has been creating music that is a unique blend of hard driving North Indian rhythms, jazz, go-go, brass funk, and hip-hop The words to this song are in Hindi and the title "Halla Bol" means "raise your voice." Rad Baraat will be performing tonight at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis. (04/25/2014)
The big sports news in Minnesota is that the Wild have evened their best-of-seven NHL series with Colorado at two games apiece. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Howard Sinker, a digital sports editor for the Star Tribune, about last night's win and what's ahead for the series. (04/25/2014)
MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley about more snow today for the Duluth area and other parts of northern Minnesota. He also explains the light colored dirt that was left on cars after a recent snow storm. (04/25/2014)
Today's Morning Edition music is from a track from Evan Shinners's latest recording of Bach's music "English Suites Volume Two." Shinners will be performing tonight at the Dakota Jazz Club in Minneapolis. Since graduating from Juilliard in 2010, Shinners has been impressing listeners with his talent and modern take on classical music. Former Saint Paul Sunday host Bill McGlaughlin says "I know this is a lot of weight to put on a young man's shoulders, but Evan reminds me of a young Glenn Gould." (04/24/2014)
Today at 1:45 p.m. and 6:55 p.m. sirens will sound across the state as the National Weather Service tests the systems designed to let us know when severe weather is in the air. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Todd Krause, the Warning Coordination Meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Chanhassen. (04/24/2014)
A bill working its way through the Minnesota Legislature would regulate e-cigarettes on the state level. The bill's sponsor, State Sen. Kathy Sheran, DFL-Mankato, spoke with MPR News' Cathy Wurzer about the legislation. (04/24/2014)
Today's Morning Edition music is a recording of Neil Young doing Bob Dylan's "Girl From the North Country." It has a distinct low fidelity sound by design. It's from Young's new album "A Letter Home" which was recorded in a refurbished 1947 Voice-o-Graph direct to vinyl recording booth. (04/23/2014)