Jim Bickal Feature Archive

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)
The Minnesota Twins have a much needed day of rest today in their first round playoff matchup with the New York Yankees. Last night, the Twins lost to the Yankees 7 to 2 in New York in the first game of their best of five series. MPR's Jim Bickal explains what went wrong. (10/08/2009)
The Minnesota Twins begin a pivotal three game series tonight against the Detroit Tigers at the Metrodome. The Tigers are in first place in the American League Central Division and the Twins are four games behind in second place. If the Twins sweep the series, they will be just one game out of first place with 13 games left to play, including four more against the Tigers. Minnesota Public Radio producer Jim Bickal previews the series. (09/18/2009)
Macalester College in St. Paul has a reputation for rigorous academics and a commitment to internationalism, but not for football. But this year, there is a spirit of optimism in the Fighting Scots football program. (09/04/2009)