MPR's Morning Edition visited Decorah, Iowa Monday to preview the Iowa caucuses, which take place in early January. MPR's Jim Bickal spoke with John Christiansen, an emeritus professor of history at Luther College, to talk about the history of Decorah, where the college is located.
Minneapolis music veteran Dan Wilson, of Trip Shakespeare and Semisonic, has just released his first solo album. MPR's Cathy Wurzer talked with him about the new album and the song-writing process with collaborators like The Dixie Chicks and Sheryl Crow.
A Little League team from Coon Rapids is preparing to play on a big stage this weekend, at the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
Minnesota Twins first baseman Justin Morneau is featured in a new book, "Before the Glory: 20 Baseball Heroes Talk About Growing Up and Turning Hard Times into Home Runs." The book highlights players talking about their childhood and some of the challenges they faced growing up.
The John G. and Minnie Gluek house is being sold for only the second time. Its new owners will move into a home that has been virtually untouched since its construction in 1902.
The Gluek mansion at 2447 Bryant Avenue South in Minneapolis has been a source of mystery and speculation in that neighborhood for years. This weekend, the doors to this fabled house are open to the public for an estate sale.
An exhibit from the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, has made a stop in the Twin Cities for the winter. MPR's Jim Bickal toured the exhibit and talked with two of the game's greatest stars.
In a roundtable conversation, MPR's "Bleacher Bums" -- David Zingler, Ben Tesch, and Josh Lee -- talk with MPR producer Jim Bickal about the team's playoff prospects, and what the team has that other successful Twins teams didn't.
Thousands of Minnesota Twins fans are expected to turn out for a rally this evening in downtown Minneapolis, to celebrate the team's division championship. The Twins open the playoffs against the Oakland A's Tuesday at the Metrodome.
This summer, we've been visiting South High School in Minneapolis to go beyond the debates about education policy and get a better understanding of what really happens in classrooms.
Most students taking summer classes in Minneapolis are either preparing to pass the Minnesota Basic Skills tests, or making up credits they did not earn during the regular school year. Two teachers share their experiences with us.
A new group of riders is discovering the Twin Cities bike trail system. They are immigrant students at the Wellstone International High School in Minneapolis. For the last two years, the school has sponsored a bike club where students learn how to ride and get a chance to explore the area.
An exhibit opening Jan. 14 at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul will allow visitors to explore history through the stories of people who lived in one house on the east side of St. Paul over the last 120 years.
Baseball fans who attend games at the Metrodome in Minneapolis have a choice of programs. In addition to the official program, published by the Twins, there is another independently-produced option, called Gameday, with a very different editorial perspective.
For the past nine years, amateur historian Pat Hill has been giving guided tours of Oakland Cemetery in St. Paul, focusing on the approximately 1,500 Civil War veterans who are buried there. Those veterans include six Minnesota governors. <I>Morning Edition</I> host Cathy Wurzer went on a tour with Hill.