Lloyd Johnson is 100 and fiddling fine Minnesota's latest centenarian Lloyd Johnson, a WWII veteran and local fiddler of Swedish heritage, had two dreams: to play at the Swedish Institute -- which he did this past summer -- and to fiddle with legendary mandolin and fiddle player Peter Ostroushko.December 5, 2013
Mandela: An Audio History documentary Former South African President Nelson Mandela died December 5, 2013 at the age of 95.
In April 1994, the world watched as millions of South Africans, most of them jubilant but many wary, cast their ballots in that nation's first multiracial election. The outcome: Nelson Mandela became president of a new South Africa.
Mandela's journey from freedom fighter to president capped a dramatic half-century-long struggle against white rule and the institution of apartheid. This five-part series, originally produced in 2004, marked the 10th anniversary of South Africa's first free election.
Produced for NPR by Joe Richman of Radio Diaries and Sue Johnson, Mandela: An Audio History tells the story of the struggle against apartheid through rare sound recordings of Mandela himself, as well as those who fought with and against him.Minnesota Public Radio News Presents, December 5, 2013
Americans' isolationism on the rise Most Americans say the nation's influence in world affairs is declining, disapprove of the way President Barack Obama is handling foreign policy and would prefer more emphasis on domestic affairs, according to a new survey from the Pew Research Center.December 5, 2013
'TipsForJesus' leaves thousands of dollars for servers TipsForJesus has been chronicling its good deeds on Instagram, saying its mission is "doing the Lords [sic] work, one tip at a time." Gawker estimates about $54,000 has been handed out in the past several months.December 3, 2013
Video: A 'geese tsunami' in Canada Hundreds of white geese hang out in a field in Richmond, British Columbia near Vancouver. Eventually, as you might imagine, the geese take flight and it is terrifying.December 2, 2013
22-year-old man missing from Anoka area Anoka County officials are looking for a 22-year-old man but believe he is dead. The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension issued a missing-person alert Saturday for Kevin Casserly, of Anoka.December 1, 2013
At 94, Minn. hunter still keen to get into the woods Paul Sersha remembers the first deer he shot, in about 1935. And he sure remembers the last deer he shot. It happened about 9:30 a.m. on opening day of Minnesota's firearms deer season this fall, sitting in his ground blind just west of Virginia.November 30, 2013