Jim Bickal Feature Archive

New research from the University of Minnesota's College of Science and Engineering shows how people can be trained to use their brainwaves to operate a remote controlled helicopter. (06/05/2013)
Michele Bachmann's political life led from the Stillwater school board to Congress, a failed presidential bid and a narrow re-election to a fourth term. We've collected some audio clips of those moments. (05/30/2013)
A new movie about the Duluth-based band Low will premiere tonight at the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival. (04/12/2013)
The Florida Gulf Coast University Eagles are using an offensive play called the alley-oop as a key part of their offensive strategy. (03/29/2013)
The Minneapolis-based band Tango Pohjan Tahden plays Finnish-style tangos. The band has just released its debut CD. Morning Edition producer Jim Bickal talked with the band's leader violinist Sara Pajunen about the tango and its connection to Finland. (02/20/2013)
Bruce Forbes, an ordained United Methodist minister and professor of Religious Studies at Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa, takes in "The Book of Mormon," now playing in Minneapolis, and offers his thoughts. (02/07/2013)
Madonna and Bob Dylan have come and gone. Now it's Bruce Springsteen's turn to play in St. Paul. (11/11/2012)
Lackluster ticket sales and the noticeable deterioration of Bob Dylan's voice have some observers suggesting that perhaps it's time for Dylan to take a break from his so-called Never Ending Tour, which stops tomorrow night in St. Paul. (11/06/2012)
Madonna is the first of three big stars who will be at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul over the next nine days. (11/03/2012)
On Sunday, Feb. 19, Prince and the Revolution, minus Prince, will reunite for a special concert at First Avenue in Minneapolis. (02/19/2012)
Sounds from a caucus meeting in Des Moines. (01/04/2012)
With the Twins struggling, some are saying that all-star catcher Joe Mauer should be doing more, like playing first base when he needs a break from catching. (06/28/2011)
About 80 percent of the new roof being installed on the Metrodome in Minneapolis is in place. The new roof was needed after the old one collapsed under the weight of snow during a blizzard last December. MPR's Jim Bickal went inside the stadium earlier this week and got an update on the project. (06/15/2011)
A new documentary from Minnesota Public Radio News explores Bob Dylan's Minnesota roots and how they influenced the evolution of his music. (05/21/2011)
The 9th annual City of Lakes Loppet will be held this weekend in Minneapolis. In recent years, frozen art has become a big part of the Luminary Loppet. Jim Bickal was there as the latest creation in ice was being unveiled. (02/04/2011)