First person: A tour of the tornado zone The director of outreach at the University of Minnesota's Urban Research and Outreach/Engagement Center talks about how last year's tornado affected neighborhoods and people.3:46 p.m.
Q&A: Congressman Keith Ellison on All Things Considered Rep. Keith Ellison, Minn.-Dist. 5, represents the tornado-affected area in north Minneapolis. The DFL-er speaks with Tom Crann of MPR News' All Things Considered to discuss his assessment on the area's recovery, and FEMA's response to the tornado.3:55 p.m.
First person: One family's recovery MPR's Tom Crann talks with Dana Gronau, whose home was damaged in last May's tornado. She talks about the difficulties in navigating insurance, etc., and lingering issues in her neighborhood.4:15 p.m.
The tornado recovery, by the numbers MPR reporter Brandt Williams shares some of his observations on the one-year anniversary of the north Minneapolis tornado, and how the recovery has gone so far.4:21 p.m.
Group effort helped recovery, but eventually cut others out In the wake of the tornado that tore through north Minneapolis a year ago, a new group emerged as a leader. The Northside Community Response Team was a rare collaboration of dozens of nonprofits, but one that others say cut them out of the process, hindering efforts to help residents like OraLee Law.4:43 p.m.
General Mills, Medtronic announce layoffs Two Minnesota employers announced job cuts in the Twin Cities today. General Mills says it is cutting 425 jobs. Medtronic said previously announced job cuts will grow by 30.5:13 p.m.
Q&A: Mayor R.T. Rybak on recovery in north Minneapolis Minneapolis Mayor R. T. Rybak was quick to the scene following the tornado strike, arriving to the neighborhood minutes after the storm passed. Rybak speaks to Tom Cran of MPR News' All Things Considered to give his assessment of the recovery effort in north Minneapolis.5:19 p.m.
Q&A: Rebuilding north Minneapolis Chad Schwitters, executive director of Urban Homeworks, and Tim Manz, district supervisor of Housing Inspection Services - Minneapolis Regulatory Services, about how a community rebuilds after the devastation of a tornado.5:50 p.m.
First person: Helping neighbors in need Tom Crann talks with Chanda Smith Baker, who as CEO of Pillsbury United Communities had to balance getting immediate help to those who needed it, while suffering her own losses from the tornado.6:14 p.m.
Two community leaders discuss the future of the city's north side Louis King, CEO of the Summit Academy and leader of the Northside Community Recovery Team, and Don Samuels, a Minneapolis City Councilmember representing Ward 5, including the Willard-Hay and Jordan neighborhoods, speak with MPR News' Tom Crann about the neighborhood's future.6:20 p.m.
National Public Radio Stories
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