Steven John

Steven John

Newscaster
Minnesota Public Radio
sjohn@mpr.org

Steven John is a newscaster and regular substitute host for MPR News. He came to Minnesota Public Radio by way of a long career in commercial broadcasting. His first on-air stint came in the mid-'70s, reporting school news in North Branch, Minn. At the age of 19, Steven took his first real radio job in Park Falls, Wis. In those early days, Steven kept his ego in check and earned rent money by cutting the radio station's grass. In a career spanning four decades, Steven has spun records, reported hog prices and done sports play-by-play. He, his wife and their two children make their home in Minneapolis.

Steven John Feature Archive

3M is offering employees significant discounts on solar panels for their homes. (10/22/2014)
The Minnesota business community has seen two high-profile lawsuits recently related to the alleged theft of trade secrets -- and the number of these suits has nearly tripled since 2000. (10/21/2014)
Kenny Daywitt, who is in treatment at the Minnesota Sex Offender Program's Moose Lake facility and is running for Moose Lake City Council, spoke with MPR News about the campaign. (10/17/2014)
Every year James Norton gathers a crew of Heavy Table writers and photographers to run the gantlet of food at the Minnesota State Fair on the event's first morning. (08/27/2014)
The Great Minnesota Get-Together kicks off tomorrow, and as anyone who's ever sampled the bacon, or candy bars, or alligator, on-a-stick knows, food is an integral part of the experience. (08/20/2014)
Our regular medical analyst Jon Hallberg joined MPR News' Steven John to talk about salt, and how to know if you're getting the right amount in your diet. (08/19/2014)
Rifles and armored vehicles used by police Ferguson, Missouri in recent days have drawn attention to a Defense Department program that distributes military surplus equipment to local law enforcement. (08/19/2014)
Dr. Jon Hallberg counts down his top most important and intriguing health stories of the past year. (12/31/2013)
Minnesota is getting a few extra visitors from Canada this year: We're in the middle of an irruption of snowy owls. (12/30/2013)
After 12 years, Mayor Mark Voxland said his major accomplishment remains the city's response to severe floods. (12/27/2013)
Last week, a panel at the National Institutes of Health published guidelines essentially raising the threshold for doctors to prescribe blood pressure medications for people over 60. (12/24/2013)
Restaurants can be like music albums: it often takes a bit of familiarity to go beyond the title track and into the deeper cuts. (11/06/2013)
Two priests in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis have suggested a change in leadership at the local church is necessary in light of recent revelations of clergy misconduct. Today, Archbishop John Nienstedt said he accepts responsibility for the church's handling of the situation and said he regrets that a growing number of parishioners and priests have "lost confidence" in him. (10/23/2013)
The Seward neighborhood in Minneapolis has long been known for its diversity, its progressive politics, and the co-op and cafe that bear its name. But it's increasingly becoming known for a place to get a great bite to eat. (10/23/2013)
This weekend, the 39th 'Days of Yesteryear' festival celebrates Rochester's agrarian and farming origins. (08/09/2013)