Health officials are on high alert following news that a new strain of bird flu has emerged in China. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Michael Osterholm, Director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota. He has a team in China watching the disease.
Alzheimer's currently afflicts about 5 million Americans, and as baby boomers age, the number of people with Alzheimer's is expected to rise.
The ancient discipline of yoga keeps attracting new followers. Bruce Kramer says it helps him cope with ALS.
Officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be in southwestern Minnesota today to assess the amount of damage caused by an ice storm earlier this month. One of the things that the FEMA team will see is a lot of damaged trees. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Scott Rosenberg, city forester for Worthington.
The Minnesota Timberwolves season is over. They beat San Antonio last night by a score of 108-95 to finish off yet another disappointing, injury-riddled season. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Wolves guru Brit Robson about the team's future. Robson covers the NBA for SportsIllustrated.com.
Tornado test sirens across the state will ring out twice today. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Dan Luna, the meteorologist in charge at the National Weather Service office in Chanhassen, about the changes.
When the House Tax committee reconvenes today, one of things under discussion will be a new plan for funding improved infrastructure around the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. Some lawmakers want the city of Rochester and Olmsted County to kick in more money toward the project. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Rochester Mayor Ardell Brede about the new plan.
The Minnesota House and Senate are ready to start voting on budget bills this week. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Minnesota Public Radio news reporter Tim Pugmire about the week ahead at the capitol.
MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley about this week's late winter storm and how much water content it contained. Some parts of the state saw record precipitation.
More snow is in the forecast for today in the Twin Cities with a high temperature of 36 degrees. That's not exactly ideal outdoor baseball weather, but the Twins begin a homestand tonight against the New York Mets. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with the president of the Twins, Dave St. Peter.
A major winter storm is hitting southweatern Minnesota hard. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Julie Anderson who's with the Minnesota Department of Public Safety about emergency services that have been activated in that part of the state, and with reporter Tim Nelson about traffic, and with meteorologist Craig Edwards about the forecast.
A late winter storm is hitting Worthington, Minnesota and the surrounding area hard with ice and power outages. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Minnesota Public Radio Worthington bureau reporter Mark Steil about the latest.
A new chairman is taking the reins of Minnesota's troubled Republican party. Former State Rep. Keith Downey was elected by the state central committee on Saturday.
With six weeks left in the legislative session, state lawmakers are ramping up their budget work.
Next year, hundreds of thousands of Minnesotans could get more money back from state property tax rebates. That is, if the DFL House passes a plan proposed this week.