Jim Bickal Feature Archive

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)
Some schools in Minnesota are closed today and many are starting late because of the extreme cold. (01/21/2011)
Bulking up for mass production... the art of turkey breeding. (11/23/2010)
Tonight's scheduled game between the Minnesota Twins and the Baltimore Orioles at Target Field in Minneapolis has been postponed because of rain. (05/07/2010)
Twins fans everywhere are breathing a collective sigh of relief after learning that catcher Joe Mauer has signed a new contract with the team through the 2018 season. Starting next year, Mauer will make $23 million a year over eight years. (03/22/2010)
The new Target Field, soon to be home to the Minnesota Twins, is still under construction but very close to completion. MPR producer Jim Bickal toured the facility and put together this walking tour of some of the field's more interesting highlights. (11/13/2009)