Cathy Wurzer speaks with Thoroughbred horse breeder Jeff Hilger about what additional money from Canterbury Park can do for his operation.
Seventeen Minnesotans made it to the Olympics this year. Two of them, Amanda Smock and Susie Scanlan, spoke with Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer about the experience.
The State Fair starts later this week. Many schools begin class right after Labor Day. Both events mark the waning days of summer in Minnesota. They also mark a year of change in the life of Bruce Kramer and his journey with ALS.
Stanley Crooks, Chairman of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community talks with Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer about the war's legacy and the future of his people.
MPR News has been marking the 150th anniversary of the US-Dakota War of 1862 by speaking with various people about the implications of the conflict. Stanley Crooks, chairman of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux community, spoke with Cathy Wurzer of Morning Edition.
This week marks the 150th anniversary of the start of the US-Dakota War of 1862. Historian Annette Atkins from the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's Univeristy talks with Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer about the white settlers who found themselves caught between government corruption and desperate Indians.
The conflict between the Dakota people and European settlers had been building long before the first shots were fired in the Dakota War. Dave Nichols, author of 'Lincoln and the Indians,' discussed this chapter in history with Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer.
July was the 10th straight month that the average temperature in Minnesota was above normal. Is this a preview of the type of weather that will be normal in the future? Is there anything that can be done to reverse the trend?
A Minnesota House-Senate subcommittee meets today to discuss state employee labor contracts negotiated by the Dayton administration.
There will be a joint House-Senate hearing today at the Minnesota State Capitol to discuss a flood relief package for northeastern Minnesota.
Chas Betts of St. Michael, Minnesota will soon compete in the Greco Roman wrestling competition at the Olympics in London.
Drought conditions continue to challenge farmers in some parts of Minnesota. Many farmers are losing crops and coping with higher-than-usual irrigation costs.
How storms behave when they interact with a city is the subject of a new NASA-funded study. The project will explore how things like buildings and urban pollution can alter a storm's intensity and direction. Cities in the Great Plains, including Minneapolis and St. Paul, will be observed by a team of researchers from around the Midwest. One member of the team is University of Minnesota professor Laura Musacchio. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Dr. Musacchio, who's a landscape ecologist, and who will help translate the conclusions the scientists make into useful planning for cities.
Meteorologist Craig Edwards filled in for climatologist Mark Seeley for the weather on Friday. MPR's Cathy Wurzer and Edwards spoke about the second warmest July in much of Minnesota ever. He also says it looks like temperatures will be above normal in August.
David Campbell, host of The Local Show on The Current, talks with Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer about what's new on the local music scene. He tells us about 18-year-old John Mark Nelson who has a new record coming out this month. Plus Grant Cutler and Abby Wolf have teamed up to form the new group Wolf Lords. They play tonight at the 7th Street Entry in Minneapolis.