Bob Stevenson, 85, was a trolley motorman from 1953 until 1954, when the streetcar lines were shut down. He recently rode the new Green Line for the first time, which he describes as a "pretty fancy streetcar."
A special report takes you inside the state's mental health services for perspectives on what's working what is not.
The team approach, reserved for clients with the most severe mental illnesses who are able to live at home, has proven so successful that state officials are evaluating how a modified approach could help clients in prisons, and people in remote areas of the state.
From the outside, Safe House is just a non-descript home in a residential neighborhood in St. Paul. On the inside though, what is accomplished goes beyond four walls.
MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Jayne Solinger, who is a women's basketball fan and in London for the Olympics.
It was just about a year ago that a tornado struck north Minneapolis, causing the deaths of two residents and millions of dollars in damage. Another casualty was a great blue heron rookery on an island in the Mississippi River. This week, MPR's Tom Crann took a tour of the herons' new home on a different island, and learned they're doing just fine.
The Grand Meadow high school girls' basketball team opens its season Tuesday night. The players take the court in the shadow of Grand Meadow girls' teams of an earlier era -- teams that compiled a 94-0 record between 1929 and 1939. That record has not been touched by any boys or girls high school basketball team -- before or since.
The city of Albert Lea, in far southern Minnesota, has struggled the past few years after the loss of its biggest employer. But city officials say things are looking up, and they're optimistic that Albert Lea will regain the hundreds of jobs it lost.
The captivating season of the University of Minnesota women's basketball team ended Sunday night at the NCAA Final Four semifinal in New Orleans. The University of Connecticut beat the Gophers 67-58. The game marked the end of the college basketball careers of seniors Lindsay Whalen and Kadidja Andersson.