Minnesota Public Radio features by Greta Cunningham http://minnesota.publicradio.org/about/people/mpr_people_display.php?aut_id=14 en-us Copyright 2014 Minnesota Public Radio Wed, 01 Oct 2014 08:24:38 -0500 Minnesota Public Radio features by Greta Cunningham http://minnesota.publicradio.org/standard/images/mpr003/logo_mpr.gif http://minnesota.publicradio.org/?refid=0 Drop in foreign oil prices resulting in drop in ethanol sales Minnesota has more ethanol, or E-85, gas stations than any other state, and with the fall in the price of foreign oil it means sales of ethanol have dropped. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/07/01/ethanol_up?refid=0 Wed, 01 Jul 2009 15:51:39 -0500 Census Bureau reassures Bachmann about privacy A Census Bureau spokesman says his office has met with Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann's staff about her concerns over the 2010 census. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/06/26/census_form_bachmann?refid=0 Fri, 26 Jun 2009 10:36:10 -0500 Local rally calls for violence to stop in Iran About 100 people, many of them Iranian-Americans, rallied in downtown Minneapolis Wednesday to call for the violence against pro-democracy demonstrators in Iran to stop. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/06/24/iran_rally?refid=0 Wed, 24 Jun 2009 14:31:36 -0500 Americans sweep Grandma's Marathon Minnesota native Christoper Raabe won today's Grandma's Marathon in Duluth. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/06/20/grandmas_marathon_winners?refid=0 Sat, 20 Jun 2009 13:40:46 -0500 Lowry Ave bridge to be imploded Sunday Crews will implode the Lowry Avenue Bridge over the Mississippi River in Minneapolis this Sunday morning. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/06/20/lowry_bridge?refid=0 Sat, 20 Jun 2009 10:13:30 -0500 Gay rights organization pleased with property rights bill A gay rights organization is pleased Gov. Pawlenty has signed legislation to protect the property rights of unmarried couples - including same-sex couples - in Minnesota. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/05/27/515_property_rights_bill?refid=0 Wed, 27 May 2009 09:06:21 -0500 Postal worker food drive is today Postal workers are collecting non-perishable food today as part of an national effort to fight hunger. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/05/09/postal_workers_food_drive?refid=0 Sat, 09 May 2009 10:23:45 -0500 Section of I-35W closed for the weekend A busy stretch of Interstate 35W near Richfield is closing this weekend. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/02/13/35wclosed?refid=0 Fri, 13 Feb 2009 09:00:32 -0600 Lawmakers consider revival of photo cop law The law allowed police to use an automated system to ticket vehicles that were photographed running red lights. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/02/10/photo_cop_law_revival?refid=0 Tue, 10 Feb 2009 13:42:38 -0600 Artist fights cancer, with cartoons Cartoons and life-threatening cancer may seem an unlikely mix, but artist Chris Ayers' new book is a compendium of the 365 cartoon drawings he created during his year-long recovery from leukemia. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/01/15/fighting_cancer_with_cartoons?refid=0 Thu, 15 Jan 2009 14:30:00 -0600 ICE arrests 23 immigrant workers near Fargo Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials Tuesday arrested 23 illegal immigrants working at an ethanol plant near Fargo. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/10/29/raid?refid=0 Wed, 29 Oct 2008 02:11:06 -0500 Lafayette bridge inspections begin today Motorists can expect delays during the next two weeks while crews perform an in-depth inspection of a major bridge leading in and out of downtown St. Paul. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/09/15/lafayette?refid=0 Mon, 22 Sep 2008 00:00:00 -0500 Food shelves prepare for more in need Minnesota Food shelves are bracing for more hungry people and fewer donations due to the ailing economy. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/09/18/food_shelves?refid=0 Thu, 18 Sep 2008 06:39:11 -0500 Legislators question DNR A hearing at the state Capitol this morning will look at allegations the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources inappropriately spent $300,000 on a 2007 conservation officers conference. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/09/08/dnr_monies?refid=0 Mon, 08 Sep 2008 08:11:47 -0500 Hennepin County infant contracts measles Minnesota health officials are urging people to be on the lookout for symptoms of measles. Officials say a 10-month-old child from Hennepin County has tested positive for the first case of measles that can't be traced to foreign travel since 2001. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/08/06/measles?refid=0 Thu, 07 Aug 2008 06:00:32 -0500 Report: DWI suspect was texting while driving The arrest came two days after a new Minnesota law took effect banning texting, e-mailing or accessing the Internet behind the wheel. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/08/05/textdriving?refid=0 Tue, 05 Aug 2008 09:58:27 -0500 Lawmakers want tougher bridge regulations Lawmakers rolled out a plan Monday they say would make Minnesota bridges safer. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/07/28/bridge_presser?refid=0 Mon, 28 Jul 2008 11:31:07 -0500 Ramsey County creates gas siphoning report line The Ramsey County Sheriff's office says there are more cases of people siphoning gas from cars, and it's asking the public for help. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/07/21/gas_siphoning?refid=0 Mon, 21 Jul 2008 13:08:24 -0500 Dean Barkley to join U.S. Senate race Former Sen. Dean Barkley says he is almost certain he will enter Minnesota's U.S. Senate race today. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/07/15/dean_barkley?refid=0 Tue, 15 Jul 2008 08:15:11 -0500 Fireworks shortages dampen some holidays It's July 4th, Independence Day, and many people are planning to gather at dusk to watch their local fireworks display or lighting a fuse of their own at home. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/07/04/fireworks_safety1?refid=0 Fri, 04 Jul 2008 12:05:10 -0500 Minnesota organist wins international competition Organist Joseph Ripka from Elk River, Minn., is about to set off on a European tour to play on some of the world's most-famous pipe-organs. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/07/04/organist?refid=0 Thu, 03 Jul 2008 15:00:00 -0500 New Voyageurs superintendent will focus on community connections The new superintendent of Voyageurs National Park has spent the last 16 years at Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site in St. Louis. Michael Ward says he'll keep building bridges between Minnesota's only national park and the people who live near it. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/07/02/voyageurssuperintendent?refid=0 Wed, 02 Jul 2008 13:41:03 -0500 High gas prices have scooter sales booming More than 50 years after the first scooter craze occured in Italy, scooters are becoming popular in the U.S. as an economical way to travel. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/06/13/scooter_fever?refid=0 Tue, 17 Jun 2008 03:00:00 -0500 Making the world better, one chestnut at a time The American Chestnut tree can save the world. That's the contention of a Minnesota farmer working to bring back the species. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/05/27/chestnut?refid=0 Tue, 27 May 2008 14:24:35 -0500 Students embrace teacher whose family lost everything in earthquake The impact of the massive earthquake in China is being felt at a Chinese immersion elementary school in St. Paul. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/05/22/china_quake_stpaul_school?refid=0 Fri, 23 May 2008 03:00:00 -0500 The 'yarn harlot' leads a knitting revolution There is a movement underway to get knitters out in the public, to show the craft is not just for grannies. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/05/13/harlot?refid=0 Tue, 13 May 2008 14:00:00 -0500 Report warns of agriculture 'bubble' A Twin Cities think tank is warning that record prices for farm land and crops could be setting up an "economic bubble" that poses risks for farmers in Minnesota. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/05/06/farmbubble?refid=0 Tue, 06 May 2008 14:00:07 -0500 Crosstown construction closes another bridge over 35W The 35W Crosstown reconstruction project is claiming another bridge over 35W in south Minneapolis. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/04/23/crosstown_46th?refid=0 Wed, 23 Apr 2008 08:50:20 -0500 Survey finds Minnesotans worry income is not enough A new survey finds nearly a third of Minnesotans polled are worried their family income will not be enough to pay their bills and expenses this year. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/04/16/income_stress?refid=0 Wed, 16 Apr 2008 08:58:09 -0500 Minnesota bovine TB status downgraded The movement of cattle and bison from Minnesota to other states will be restricted to prevent the spread of bovine TB, but restrictions may only affect northwestern Minnesota. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/04/09/bovine_tb?refid=0 Wed, 09 Apr 2008 07:45:51 -0500 Woman charged in beating death of 4-year-old boy Prosecutors allege a Minneapolis woman beat her cousin's 4-year-old boy to death after he soiled his pants. Carla Cherisse Poole, 37, is now charged with second-degree murder in the death of Demond Keith Reed. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/02/12/beatingcharges?refid=0 Tue, 12 Feb 2008 12:58:04 -0600 United Noodles feeds Twin Cities appetite for Asian foods United Noodles in Minneapolis captures the attention of the Food Network while catering to the growing number of people who love Asian foods. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/02/06/unitednoodles?refid=0 Wed, 06 Feb 2008 13:00:00 -0600 Baby left at hospital, apparently under safe haven law A 3-day-old baby is in foster care after being dropped off at Children's Hospital in St. Paul. The baby was apparently left under what's known as the "safe haven" law, which allows mothers to anonymously give up their unwanted newborns with no legal consequences. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/02/05/safebaby?refid=0 Tue, 05 Feb 2008 09:44:05 -0600 Hospital where baby was burned will move oxygen cases elsewhere Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids has made changes in the care of newborn babies, according to a top official from Allina Hospitals, which runs Mercy. The decision comes after a baby was burned at Mercy earlier this week while under an oxygen hood. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/01/25/burnedbabyupdate?refid=0 Fri, 25 Jan 2008 15:49:17 -0600 Carbon monoxide poisoning kills one man in St. Paul Carbon monoxide leaking from a malfunctioning boiler killed one St. Paul man and sent five people -- including three children -- to the hospital early Monday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/01/07/carbonmonoxide?refid=0 Mon, 07 Jan 2008 12:26:04 -0600 Local donors help replace stolen Christmas gifts Many people are donating toys to a Maplewood, Minn., man after a thief stole a truckload of toys meant for needy children. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/12/20/stolen_gifts?refid=0 Thu, 20 Dec 2007 09:10:28 -0600 No loafing for this Minneapolis baker Solveig Tofte, the head baker at Turtle Bread Company in Minneapolis, is training for the "Olympics of Baking." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/12/19/olympicbaker?refid=0 Thu, 20 Dec 2007 02:30:00 -0600 World famous chef says 'Bonjour Minnesota!' Award-winning French chef Jean-Georges is bringing his Asian fusion cooking to Minneapolis. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/12/13/jeangeorges?refid=0 Thu, 13 Dec 2007 13:59:15 -0600 Fake products make for real holiday fun Maybe you've done this -- packed an inexpensive Christmas present in a box from a high-end retailer. An Eden Prairie graphic designer has taken this disconnect between gift and gift box to another level. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/12/07/gotchaboxes?refid=0 Mon, 10 Dec 2007 11:35:56 -0600 Officials launch program to reduce DWIs State public safety officials are launching a campaign designed to make the roads safer this holiday season. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/12/06/nightcap?refid=0 Thu, 06 Dec 2007 09:46:13 -0600 Iraqi native shares concerns about homeland Abbas Mehdi, a former Iraqi cabinet member and St. Cloud State University professor predicts big problems for Iraq as thousands of refugees begin streaming back into that country. Mehdi recently returned from an extended stay in Iraq. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/11/30/mehdi?refid=0 Fri, 30 Nov 2007 14:13:47 -0600 No major delays reported at MSP A spokesman for MSP Airport says things are going smoothly and travelers are experiencing few problems on this busy travel day. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/11/21/21msp_airport?refid=0 Wed, 21 Nov 2007 10:33:46 -0600 Lost recipes find home in a new book As we head into Thanksgiving, many of us dust off recipes for grandma's stuffing or pumpkin pie. But some family recipes may have gotten lost over the years, and it's these misplaced recipes that are the center of Christopher Kimball's new book, "America's Best Lost Recipes." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/11/19/kimball?refid=0 Mon, 19 Nov 2007 15:05:48 -0600 Botanical art depicts Dalai Lama's garden A new botanical art exhibit at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum highlights the rare wildflowers of Tibet and India. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/10/15/botanicalpainter?refid=0 Mon, 15 Oct 2007 17:00:00 -0500 Minneapolis approves restrictions on fake guns So far this year, Minneapolis police have confiscated 129 fake guns used during crimes. He says replica guns are manufactured to look exactly like real guns. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/10/05/fakeguns?refid=0 Fri, 05 Oct 2007 15:14:54 -0500 Heavy rains cause flash flooding in southeastern MN People had to be evacuated from farms in the West Concord area of southeastern Minnesota, after heavy rains caused flooding Sunday night and early Monday morning. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/10/01/moreflooding?refid=0 Mon, 01 Oct 2007 07:39:54 -0500 Edina girl injured in pool accident could go home this week The parents of the 6-year-old Edina girl injured in a pool accident say their daughter could be released for Minneapolis Children's Hospital by the end of this week. Abigail Taylor was injured June 29 when she sat over an open drain in a wading pool at the Minneapolis Golf Club. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/07/23/poolaccidentupdate?refid=0 Mon, 23 Jul 2007 12:41:29 -0500 Loft Literary Center names new director The Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis has named Jocelyn Hale as its new executive director. She will succeed Linda Myers, who is retiring in the fall after 13 years at the organization. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/07/20/loftdirector?refid=0 Fri, 20 Jul 2007 14:01:35 -0500 Business is up, funding down for homeless families' drop-in center St. Paul's only drop-in day shelter for homeless families faces an increase in need and a decrease in federal funds. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/07/03/familyplace?refid=0 Thu, 05 Jul 2007 03:00:00 -0500 Hmong community reacts with alarm to charges against Vang Pao Former Minnesota U.S. Attorney Tom Heffelfinger says he's working with members of the Hmong community as they begin to form a legal team for Gen. Vang Pao. The former Laotian leader has been charged with plotting the overthrow of the communist government in Laos. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/06/05/vangpao?refid=0 Tue, 05 Jun 2007 16:00:00 -0500 Western Wisconsin native killed in Iraq Sgt. 1st Class Jesse Albrecht, born in River Falls and raised in Hager City, was killed Thursday when an bomb detonated near his vehicle in Iraq. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/05/22/wissoldierobit?refid=0 Tue, 22 May 2007 05:00:00 -0500 New Ulm bishop chosen to succeed Harry Flynn Bishop John Nienstedt, who currently heads the Diocese of New Ulm, will succeed Archbishop Harry Flynn of St. Paul and Minneapolis when Flynn retires next year at the age of 75. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/04/24/flynnsuccessor?refid=0 Tue, 24 Apr 2007 09:44:16 -0500 State Patrol investigating 60-car pileup in west metro Slick roads are being blamed for a chain-reaction crash Wednesday night, involving 60 to 70 vehicles, in the western Twin Cities. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/04/12/carcrash?refid=0 Thu, 12 Apr 2007 09:59:20 -0500 Life as a "Poster Child" Emily Rapp was born with a congenital defect that led to the amputation of her left leg when she was 4 years old. Her new book, "Poster Child," reflects on her experiences with her disability, and her role as the poster child for the March of Dimes. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/02/26/emilyrapp?refid=0 Mon, 26 Feb 2007 16:00:00 -0600 Abortion decision anniversary marked by both sides at Capitol Both sides on the abortion rights debate are marking today's 34th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's Roe vs. Wade decision legalizing a women's right to an abortion. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/01/22/abortion?refid=0 Mon, 22 Jan 2007 11:39:30 -0600 Army "goofed" in communicating Minnesota Guard deployment extension plans The commander of the Minnesota Army National Guard in Iraq has apologized to his soldiers and their family members. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/01/17/iraqmnguard?refid=0 Wed, 17 Jan 2007 10:12:12 -0600 Study touts economic impact of Minnesota arts Analysis released Thursday says local arts organizations pump $692 millon into the Twin Cities economy. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/01/11/artsfunding?refid=0 Thu, 11 Jan 2007 13:51:12 -0600 Nationwide "calling card" for Courage Center Courage Cards are going nationwide this year. You've probably seen them in stores or perhaps received them in the mail. The proceeds from the sale of the cards helps fund programs at the Golden Valley-based Courage Center. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/12/15/couragecards?refid=0 Tue, 19 Dec 2006 01:00:00 -0600 Survey shows hunger's presence in Minnesota One in 10 people say they know someone who has gone to bed hungry in the past month. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/12/01/hunger?refid=0 Mon, 04 Dec 2006 17:00:00 -0600 Time to talk turkey It's Thanksgiving week, and when it comes to cooking turkey -- some of us are just plain "chicken!" Christopher Kimball of "America's Test Kitchen" has some reassuring advice for nervous cooks everywhere. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/11/22/kimball?refid=0 Wed, 22 Nov 2006 15:00:00 -0600 Food commentator Bonny Wolf shares her kitchen stories Bonny Wolf, a food commentator for National Public Radio, says she remembers most life events by what she ate. She shares her memories in a new book of essays, "Talking with My Mouth Full: Crab Cakes, Bundt Cakes and Other Kitchen Stories." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/11/20/bonnywolf?refid=0 Mon, 20 Nov 2006 16:22:26 -0600 Accidental encounter with Matisse inspires Hampl's new book A Matisse painting of a woman gazing at a bowl of goldfish is the center of St. Paul author Patricia Hampl's new book, "Blue Arabesque: A Search for the Sublime." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/11/10/hampl?refid=0 Fri, 10 Nov 2006 12:08:11 -0600 Predicting winter's heating costs as uncertain as forecasting the weather The feds say the cost of heating with natural gas will be cheaper than last year. But Minnesota's largest energy company says it believes heating costs will jump. What gives? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/10/10/energyusage?refid=0 Tue, 10 Oct 2006 16:09:23 -0500 Steele County's last butter maker churns it out the old fashioned way Steele County once led the world in butter production. Now, only one butter maker remains. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/08/15/butter?refid=0 Sun, 01 Oct 2006 15:00:00 -0500 TSA relaxes carry-on rules for liquids and gels Starting Tuesday morning, air travelers coming through the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport will be able to bring small amounts of liquids and gels on planes. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/09/25/carryonliquids?refid=0 Mon, 25 Sep 2006 14:16:28 -0500 The new Guthrie offers a restaurant with plenty of local flavor Lenny Russo, the chef and localism advocate who brought diners the Heartland in St. Paul, is now taking his cooking and restaurant philospohy to a larger stage: Cue and Level Five at the Guthrie. In doing so, he's also changing the way his suppliers do business. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/08/23/locallenny?refid=0 Sun, 03 Sep 2006 15:00:00 -0500 St. Paul chef impresses Food Network A St. Paul chef, John Michael Lerma, impresses people with the recipes he learned cooking with his grandmother on a North Dakota farm. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/08/09/johnmichaellerma?refid=0 Mon, 14 Aug 2006 16:00:00 -0500 New security restrictions take toll on airport retailers Transportation Security officials reacted to the arrests of alleged bomb plotters in Britain by temporarily banning passengers from bringing drinks, lotions, and other fluids on board flights. The new restrictions are having an impact on airport retailers. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/08/10/bodyshopairports?refid=0 Thu, 10 Aug 2006 17:49:36 -0500 New McKnight CEO Minnesota's largest private charitable foundation has named a new president. The McKnight Foundation named Kathryn Wolford to its top position. Wolford currently heads Baltimore, Maryland-based Lutheran World Relief. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/08/09/mcknightwolford?refid=0 Wed, 09 Aug 2006 16:36:24 -0500 Postcards from Peter Ostroushko Minnesota musician Peter Ostroushko, a favorite among public radio audiences, has a new CD called "Postcards." The songs are original tunes he wrote on the road while traveling with the cast and crew of "A Prairie Home Companion." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/07/28/_peterostrushko?refid=0 Sat, 29 Jul 2006 11:00:00 -0500 Christmas in July The recent heat and lack of rain is taking a toll on Minnesota's Christmas tree farms. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/07/28/_treefarm?refid=0 Fri, 28 Jul 2006 15:37:04 -0500 Fighting fire with a drop of the bucket Mike Rynerson has spent the past 12 days dropping water on the Cavity Lake fire. He uses a UH 60 Black Hawk helicopter to scoop water from nearby lakes and drop it on the fire. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/07/26/mikerynerson?refid=0 Wed, 26 Jul 2006 17:06:56 -0500 Dayton boycotts Iraqi leader's speech Minnesota U.S. Sen. Mark Dayton refused to attend the Iraqi prime minister's address to Congress Wednesday. Dayton was one of a handful of Democrats to boycott Nouri al-Maliki's speech, because of al-Maliki's comments blaming Israel for the current conflict with Hezbollah. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/07/26/daytonboycott?refid=0 Wed, 26 Jul 2006 15:37:00 -0500 Commentator David Brauer on Mike Hatch's beef with the Star Tribune David Brauer is our regular media commentator here on All Things Considered. He says Hatch's complaint stems from three areas of questions posed to him by Star Tribune reporters -- all relating to a parking ticket Hatch received in December 2003 in a Minneapolis park with a bad reputation. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/07/25/braueronhatch?refid=0 Tue, 25 Jul 2006 17:53:41 -0500 Children's book author Nancy Carlson designs 2006 State Fair poster Minnesota children's book author and illustrator Nancy Carlson created the official 2006 Minnesota State Fair poster. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/07/25/statefairposter?refid=0 Tue, 25 Jul 2006 17:38:17 -0500 Homegrown summer children's books You can travel to an archeological dig in Belize, or join a pack of roaming dogs near the Minnesota-Canadian border. Minnesota children's book author Mary Casanova is out with two new books this summer and both are packed with adventure. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/07/17/marycasanova?refid=0 Thu, 13 Jul 2006 15:00:00 -0500 Galligan: 'I've accomplished what I set out to do' at Ordway David Galligan, President and CEO of the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, announced that he will leave the organization Friday. He talked with MPR's Greta Cunningham about his decision. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/06/29/galligan?refid=0 Thu, 29 Jun 2006 10:57:16 -0500 Socialist realist and nonconformist art collide in Minneapolis A new exhibit at the Museum of Russian Art in Minneapolis presents two distinct interpretations of Soviet life in late 20th century. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/05/17/sovietart?refid=0 Mon, 22 May 2006 16:00:00 -0500 Let's Dish blends meal-making and socializing Two working moms turned their class project into a business that allows families to prepare home cooked meals without clean-up or shopping. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/05/10/meals?refid=0 Mon, 15 May 2006 17:00:00 -0500 A new way to view the body The Body Worlds exhibit features the world's first anatomical presentations of real human bodies. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/05/05/bodyworlds?refid=0 Fri, 05 May 2006 03:07:21 -0500 Arbor Day volunteers plant trees at the fair An Arbor Day party of sorts took place Friday at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. Arbor Day is a celebration of trees that's typically observed on the last Friday of April. Volunteers kicked off an effort to reforest the state fairgrounds with disease-resistant elm trees. Since 2002, the fairgrounds has lost more than half its elms. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/04/28/arborday?refid=0 Fri, 28 Apr 2006 14:30:00 -0500 Old violins and new technology Minneapolis is a new center for the sale and preservation of violins from the 18th and 19th century. In the past these instruments were worked on in places like Italy, London and New York. But new technology has enabled people involved in violin restoration to live anywhere. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/03/21/violin?refid=0 Tue, 25 Apr 2006 01:00:00 -0500 Winter makes a mid-March appearance An early spring snowstorm hit the Twin Cities and southeastern Minnesota Monday, dumping up to 20 inches of snow in some areas, snarling rush-hour traffic, forcing school closings, delaying flights and knocking out power to tens of thousands of Xcel Energy customers. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/03/13/winterwx?refid=0 Mon, 13 Mar 2006 11:24:04 -0600 Firefighters learn to rescue and revive pets Firefighters are now being trained to rescue and treat cats, dogs and other pets who've been injured in fires. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/03/09/bart?refid=0 Thu, 09 Mar 2006 17:00:01 -0600 A chocolate renaissance The box of chocolates that you give your sweetheart this Valentine's Day may not contain the traditional candy flavors. Over the past few years, high-end chocolate boutiques have opened all across Minnesota. A Twin Cities chocolatier, B.T McElrath, helps explain this chocolate renaissance. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/02/13/chocolate?refid=0 Tue, 14 Feb 2006 02:00:00 -0600 U of M clinic helps adoptive families The University of Minnesota has become a pioneer in the developing field of adoptive medicine. It's home to the International Adoption Clinic, which helps adoptive parents with their children's physical and mental health challenges. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/02/06/adoptionclinic?refid=0 Mon, 06 Feb 2006 13:33:24 -0600 Privacy to be Hatch's legislative focus in 2006 session Minnesota Attorney General Mike Hatch has announced a series of legislative proposals to help Minnesotans guard against identity theft. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2005/12/21_cunninghamg_privacy/?refid=0 Wed, 21 Dec 2005 15:15:00 -0600 The Santa of Andover Mel Hartman, founder of TLC Toys, makes thousands of toys to donate to needy Minnesota children. Some people call him the Santa of Andover. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2005/11/17_cunninghamg_tlc/?refid=0 Mon, 12 Dec 2005 05:00:00 -0600 Bridging Inc. helps families rebuild their lives Many programs aimed at helping homeless people and new immigrants are focused on getting housing. But finding shelter isn't the end of their struggle. A Bloomington-based nonprofit is filling the void left when people find a place to live, but have nothing to furnish a household. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2005/10/24_cunninghamg_bridging/?refid=0 Mon, 07 Nov 2005 11:40:00 -0600 St.Paul and Ramsey County announce plan to end homelessness St. Paul and Ramsey County officials have unveiled a plan they say will end homelessness in the area by 2010. The plan calls for the creation of 920 units of supportive housing at a cost of $131 million. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2005/11/02_cunninghamg_housing/?refid=0 Wed, 02 Nov 2005 16:25:00 -0600 30 days to write your novel You've probably met someone who declares &quot;I'm going to write a novel one day.&quot; For thousands of people around that world, &quot;one day&quot; starts at midnight Oct. 31. It's the beginning of National Novel Writing Month. Two Minnesotans are among the thousands who've signed up. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2005/10/31_newsroom_30daynovels/?refid=0 Mon, 31 Oct 2005 17:30:00 -0600 Minnesota soldier killed in Iraq remembered for bravery The parents of Army Spc. Jacob Vanderbosch remembered their son for his bravery on Thursday, saying he wasn't afraid of anything. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2005/10/06_cunninghamg_soldier/?refid=0 Thu, 06 Oct 2005 17:26:00 -0500 Heavy rains flood streets, knock out power Flooding persisted in a few Twin Cities neighborhoods on Wednesday, a day after a slow-moving storm dumped over 6 inches of rain on parts of the metropolitan area, but the waters receded quickly elsewhere. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2005/10/05_cunninghamg_badwx/?refid=0 Wed, 05 Oct 2005 16:25:00 -0500 Louise Erdrich explores the strength of family ties in 'The Painted Drum' The stories of a New Hampshire woman, an Ojibwe Indian and a Native American drum are intertwined in Minnesota author Louise Erdrich's new novel, &quot;The Painted Drum.&quot; http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2005/09/23_cunninghamg_erdrich/?refid=0 Fri, 23 Sep 2005 15:04:00 -0500 Minnesotans in Louisiana evacuated out of Rita's reach More than 90 health care workers from the University of Minnesota, the Mayo Clinic, and the College of St. Catherine have spread out through rural Louisiana to deliver medical care to people affected by Hurricane Katrina. With Hurricane Rita now expected to hit the region, the Minnesota group is being evacuated to a northern part of Louisiana. The U of M's Dr. Jon Hallberg is with that group, and he talked with MPR's Greta Cunningham. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2005/09/23_hallbergnola?refid=0 Thu, 22 Sep 2005 14:00:00 -0500 More Katrina survivors find a home in Minnesota George and Sheila Augustin didn't expect to wind up in Minnesota when they left New Orleans ahead of Hurricane Katrina. But when they learned their home was underwater, they came to Minnetonka, where George's company has an office. They're safe and -- for now -- George has a job. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2005/09/12_evacuee?refid=0 Mon, 12 Sep 2005 17:25:00 -0500 Author Kate DiCamillo's new heroine is a pig named Mercy Mercy Watson is a pig with a passion for buttered toast. She's also the main character in &quot;Mercy Watson to the Rescue,&quot; a new book from Minneapolis children's author Kate DiCamillo. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2005/09/12_cunninghamg_katedicamillo/?refid=0 Mon, 12 Sep 2005 09:00:00 -0500 Canoeists test their endurance and friendship on Mississippi trek Two graduate students from North Carolina are spending 75 days in a canoe, paddling the length of the Mississippi River. They hope to draw attention to the river's importance as a resource and ecosystem. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2005/07/11_cunninghamg_canoe/?refid=0 Sun, 10 Jul 2005 15:00:00 -0500 In the Russian tradition The only museum in the United States devoted to Russian art created in the Soviet era opened earlier this month in Minneapolis. The current exhibition features 50 works of art chronicling 100 years of life in the former Soviet Union. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2005/05/28_cunninghamg_russianart/?refid=0 Sat, 28 May 2005 10:00:00 -0500 High-stakes chess comes to the Twin Cities Thousands of chess players from all over the world have gathered at the Minneapolis Convention Center this weekend, for what's billed as the richest and largest open chess tournament. They're competing for $500,000 in prize money. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2005/05/21_cunninghamg_chess/?refid=0 Fri, 20 May 2005 20:00:00 -0500 Turning pro on the fishing circuit As Minnesota anglers tried their luck on the lakes on fishing opener weekend, some may have dreamt of leaving their day jobs and becoming professionals on the fishing circuit. Chris Glaze is trying to make that dream come true. Glaze describes himself as a semi-professional bass fisherman, meaning he's out competing with the pros, but hasn't quit his day job yet. Glaze told MPR's Greta Cunningham he started professional fishing nine years ago after a friend encouraged him. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2005/05/14_fishingpro?refid=0 Sat, 14 May 2005 10:00:00 -0500 For one business owner, new minimum wage is just the latest stress Some small business owners are worried a $1 hourly increase will put an extra squeeze on their profits. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2005/05/06_cunninghamg_minwage/?refid=0 Sun, 08 May 2005 16:00:00 -0500 It's almost cabin season This is the time of year when people begin to think about opening up their cabins and heading to the lake. Architect and author Dale Mulfinger is one person who is obsessed with cabins. In fact, he's written two books on the subject -- &quot;The Cabin&quot; and &quot;The Getaway Home.&quot; Mulfinger told MPR's Greta Cunningham that things are changing in the cabin world. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2005/04/30_cabins?refid=0 Sat, 30 Apr 2005 11:00:00 -0500 Women's Press has come a long way in 20 years Two women with a passion for highlighting women's accomplishments are celebrating their own big achievement this month -- 20 years of publishing the Minnesota Women's Press. The free bi-weekly newspaper has 80,000 readers. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2005/04/30_cunninghamg_womenspress/?refid=0 Sat, 30 Apr 2005 10:00:00 -0500 Some traffic problems caused by traffic lights As you drive around town on your daily commute, you may find yourself stuck in traffic and getting poor gas mileage. One of the big reasons could be the poor design of traffic lights. A MnDOT official spoke to MPR's Greta Cunningham about the problem. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2005/04/22_cunninghamg_traffic/?refid=0 Sat, 23 Apr 2005 10:00:00 -0500 Anderson Center embodies creative spirit of its namesake When the nominees gather Saturday night to hear the winners of the Minnesota Book Awards, they'll have several things in common. Many of the nominees have spent time at a writers retreat at a little-known campus just outside Red Wing. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2005/04/15_cunninghamg_andersencenter/?refid=0 Fri, 15 Apr 2005 16:00:00 -0500 Making science with pop bottles Sometimes it's hard to get children excited about science. Some kids don't think it's interesting, and some might think it's too hard. Author Lynne Brunelle has a new book, &quot;Pop Bottle Science,&quot; which makes science more accessible for kids. She tried out one of her experiments recently, along with MPR's Greta Cunningham. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2005/04/08_cunninghamg_popbottlescience/?refid=0 Sat, 09 Apr 2005 10:00:00 -0500 The unhappy life of &quot;Beautiful Inez&quot; The main character in Minnesota author Bart Schneider's new novel, &quot;Beautiful Inez,&quot; seems to have it all. She's a violinist with the San Francisco Symphony in the 1960s. Inez has a flourishing career, two children and a powerful husband. Yet she's unhappy. Schneider told MPR's Greta Cunningham Inez uses music and relationships to try to grasp happiness. He reads from the book March 10 at the Bound to Be Read Bookstore in St. Paul. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2005/03/09_bartschneider?refid=0 Wed, 09 Mar 2005 01:00:00 -0600 Hilary Hahn transitions from young phenom to established soloist Violinist Hilary Hahn is just 25, but she's one of the biggest names in classical music. She's a Grammy Award-winner, and her work as a violin soloist on the soundtrack for the movie &quot;The Village&quot; is up for an Academy Award. Hahn is in the Twin Cities this weekend to perform with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2005/02/11_cunninghamg_hahnprofile/?refid=0 Fri, 11 Feb 2005 17:00:00 -0600 St. Paul businesses hanging on until hockey returns Restaurant owners near St. Paul's Xcel Energy Center are hoping the nearly five-month-long NHL hockey lockout is coming to an end. Contract talks between team owners and the players union have resumed this week. The restaurants are suffering without the thousands of customers who attend Minnesota Wild hockey games. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2005/02/05_cunninghamg_nohockey/?refid=0 Fri, 04 Feb 2005 14:48:00 -0600 A cure for the common carol If you set foot in any store this week chances are you heard some Christmas music. Some of it's good, some of it's bad--and some of it is just plain ugly. Minnesota Public Radio's Greta Cunningham spoke to classical music host Bob Christiansen to get some meaningful music picks. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2004/12/22_cunninghamg_xmasmusic/?refid=0 Thu, 23 Dec 2004 11:00:00 -0600 How a camera changed photojournalism The photos are graphic and captivating. Former St. Paul Pioneer Press reporter Larry Millet has unearthed more than 200 images of car accidents, murders and suicides for his book, &quot;Strange Days, Dangerous Nights,&quot; which chronicles the sensational press photography of the 1930s, '40s and '50s. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2004/12/10_cunninghamg_millettbook/?refid=0 Fri, 10 Dec 2004 16:50:00 -0600 When big bugs roamed the Earth For every pound of people on Earth, there are 300 pounds of bugs. That interesting fact and others are included in Minnesota author Cathy Camper's new book, &quot;Bugs Before Time.&quot; http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2004/11/20_cunninghamg_bigbugs/?refid=0 Fri, 19 Nov 2004 12:00:00 -0600 &quot;Loyal Mdewakantons&quot; win land dispute A federal judge has ruled in favor of 1,200 Minnesota Mdewakanton Dakota who say they have the right to three key parcels of land in the state. The contested land is currently occupied by three other tribal communities in Minnesota. The judge's ruling is centered on an 1886 agreement the plaintiffs contend the U.S. government made with their ancestors following the Dakota Conflict. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2004/10/28_cunninghamg_triballand/?refid=0 Thu, 28 Oct 2004 16:22:00 -0500 The power of Sheila Shawls A program to bring comfort to the family members of victims of domestic violence has been formed in Shelia Wellstone's name. It's called the &quot;Shelia Shawls&quot; program. It helps survivors deal with their grief and is a way to remember Shelia Wellstone's work. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2004/10/25_cunninghamg_shawl/?refid=0 Mon, 25 Oct 2004 16:24:00 -0500 Author Erin Hart brings us back to the bogs Minnesota writer Erin Hart's new novel, &quot;Lake of Sorrows,&quot; brings fans of her first book back to familiar territory -- the mystical world of Ireland's bogs. In fact, the first scene in the book describes a man being swallowed alive by a bog. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2004/10/14_cunninghamg_erinhart/?refid=0 Thu, 14 Oct 2004 16:00:00 -0500 9/11 report leads finalists for National Book Awards What could have been a dry, impenetrable government document - the final report of the 9/11 Commission - has been honored as a finalist for a National Book Award. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2004/10/13_cunninghamg_books/?refid=0 Wed, 13 Oct 2004 15:20:00 -0500 F. Scott Fitzgerald's home becomes a landmark On his 108th birthday St. Paul novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald is getting the local respect he didn't get during his lifetime. A group of Minnesota book lovers dedicated his St. Paul birthplace as a National Literary Landmark on Friday http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2004/09/24_cunninghamg_fitz/?refid=0 Fri, 24 Sep 2004 11:32:00 -0500 U of M has another winner of an apple September is peak time for apples in Minnesota, and the news for apple lovers this year can be summed up in one word -- Zestar! It's the latest variety developed by the apple breeders at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum's Horticultural Research Center in Chanhassen. Apple breeders have been creating, testing and eating apples at the center for almost 100 years. The U of M's chief apple research scientist took us on a tour of the orchards. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2004/09/18_cunninghamg_apples/?refid=0 Sat, 18 Sep 2004 08:00:00 -0500 Take a trip through the Tunnel of Love Some riders say they stole their first kiss or proposed marriage during the four-minute trip into darkness. The &quot;Ye Old Mill&quot; ride has been attracting sweethearts at the Minnesota State Fair since 1913. It's America's oldest tunnel of love owned by the same family. Minnesota Public Radio's Greta Cunningham reports this state fair institution is rolling once again. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2004/08/29_oldmillride?refid=0 Sun, 29 Aug 2004 00:01:00 -0500 An actor's struggles provide inspiration for a play's performance The actor who plays Willy Loman in the Guthrie Theater's new production of &quot;Death of a Salesman,&quot; has never seen the play performed on stage and is going through some of his own personal struggles. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2004/08/20_cunninghamg_death/?refid=0 Fri, 20 Aug 2004 17:10:00 -0500 Sandy Duncan brings her career full circle in &quot;The King and I&quot; Sandy Duncan is perhaps best-known for her role in &quot;Peter Pan,&quot; her stint on the television show &quot;The Hogan Family,&quot; and her perky commercials for Wheat Thin crackers. Now she says wants to be known for something else. She's taken the role of Anna in the musical &quot;the King and I,&quot; which is playing now at the Ordway in St. Paul, to change people's perceptions about her. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2004/07/28_cunninghamg_sandyduncan/?refid=0 Wed, 28 Jul 2004 13:00:00 -0500 Summer book picks for kids Many children first discover the idea of reading for pleasure during the summer. There are no homework assignments, and the hot summer weather makes it an ideal time to grab a book and sit under a shady tree. The Red Balloon Bookshop in St. Paul has been helping parents and children find good summer reads for the past 20 years. MPR's Greta Cunningham met with co-owner Michele Cromer-Poire at her store to talk about some of her summer picks for kids. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2004/07/09_kidsbooks?refid=0 Sat, 10 Jul 2004 12:00:00 -0500 Living with AIDS is easier at Clare House The AIDS hospice Clare House in St. Paul is marking its 10th year of caring for people with HIV and AIDS. In 1994, Franciscan Sister Kate Manahan and several volunteers started Clare House, because they believed nursing homes could not offer the AIDS-specific care needed for the growing number of Minnesotans suffering with the disease. Clare House is on St. Clair Ave. in St. Paul's Macalester-Groveland neighborhood. Initially, the mission of Clare House was to provide 24-hour care for people dying of AIDS. Today, thanks to advances in the treatment of AIDS and HIV, workers and volunteers are focused on helping people rehabilitate their health and live longer. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2004/01/05_cunninghamg_clarehouse/?refid=0 Tue, 06 Jan 2004 16:00:00 -0600 Find it at FOUND Magazine The start of the new year is a chance for many of us to get organized. It's finally time to clear through the clutter in your closets and drawers. You may stumble across some unusual objects -- unidentified pictures from the previous owner of your home, a bundle of old love letters, birthday cards and ticket stubs. Once you discover these items, it's hard to know what to do with them. The founders of FOUND Magazine want you to contact them. The magazine is a repository for old photos, kids' homework, to-do lists, poetry on napkins, doodles -- anything that gives a glimpse into someone else's life. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2003/12/30_cunninghamg_foundmagazine/?refid=0 Tue, 30 Dec 2003 01:00:00 -0600 Christmas, Scandinavian style The American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis is decorated for the holidays -- Scandinavian style. The historic 1908 Turnblad Mansion is decked out with evergreens, candles and traditional Scandinavian holiday decorations. Five of the rooms in the 33-room mansion are decorated to represent the countries of Scandanivia -- Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark and Iceland. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2003/12/12_cunninghamg_swedishxmas/?refid=0 Fri, 12 Dec 2003 16:32:00 -0600 Awards honor offbeat TV ads For the 27th year, the Walker Art Center will present the British Television Advertising Awards. The screenings draw more than 10,000 Minnesotans each year and are almost always sold out. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2003/12/05_cunninghamg_brit/?refid=0 Fri, 05 Dec 2003 15:45:00 -0600 Museum rises out of mill ruins A new museum in Minneapolis has been built from charred ruins. The Minnesota Historical Society is getting ready to open its Mill City Museum on the banks of the Mississippi. The MHS bought the mill site after a large fire in 1991 almost totally destroyed the old Washburn Crosby Mill. The museum will show visitors the story of how Minneapolis came to be the milling capitol of the world in the 1880's. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2003/08/25_cunninghamg_millcity/?refid=0 Mon, 25 Aug 2003 16:30:00 -0500 State Fair Grandstand to get a facelift Minnesota State Fairgoers will notice some changes to the grandstand this year. The facility is undergoing a $35 million remodeling project. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2003/08/18_cunninghamg_grandstand/?refid=0 Mon, 18 Aug 2003 15:00:00 -0500 Looking back at 'The Good Life in Minnesota' It was 30 years ago, Aug. 13, 1973, when Time magazine devoted its cover and a six-page spread to Minnesota. The cover gushed &quot;The good life in Minnesota,&quot; and the article boasted, &quot;a state that works.&quot; Gov. Wendell Anderson proudly hoisted a smallish northern pike on that memorable cover photograph. A proud moment in time captured, a time that was soon to pass. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2003/08/12_cunninghamg_timemag/?refid=0 Tue, 12 Aug 2003 14:30:00 -0500 Peter Fonda on The Hired Hand Say the name Peter Fonda to most people and they think <i>Easy Rider.</i> Fonda played the laid back, wrap-around-shades-wearing Captain America. That's been a problem for Fonda. In 1971 he directed <i>The Hired Hand,</i> A western about a man who returns home to his wife after seven years of drifting. The critics loved it, but the audiences wanted Captain America and stayed away. Now, the movie's been restored and Fonda has come to Minneapolis to introduce a special screening at the Oak Street Cinema Friday evening. He told Minnesota Public Radio's Stephanie Curtis that he wasn't looking to direct a film when he found the script to <i>The Hired Hand.</i> http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2003/08/08_fonda?refid=0 Fri, 08 Aug 2003 16:00:00 -0500 A gathering of scooters Hundreds of scooter riders will gather this weekend for the fourth annual Scooter Du, a gathering of scooter riders in the Twin Cities and includes many scooter-related events. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2003/08/07_cunninghamg_scooters/?refid=0 Thu, 07 Aug 2003 14:45:00 -0500 Exhibit details Holocaust against homosexuals Minnesotans are getting a rare opportunity to see an exhibit that examines the ways Nazis persecuted homosexuals during the time period between 1933 and 1945. The display at the YWCA in downtown Minneapolis contains 250 reproductions of historic photographs and documents of the era. The materials come from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum based in Washington, D.C. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2003/08/05_cunninghamg_holocaust/?refid=0 Tue, 05 Aug 2003 18:00:00 -0500 Portrait of George Washington on display Minnesota was not even a state when George Washington led the country. But the nation's first president is finally making a visit of sorts -- at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. The Smithsonian is taking Gilbert Stuart's 1796 portrait of Washington on a tour of the western United States. Stuart is the same artist who created the image of Washington on the $1 bill. The MIA is the only Midwestern stop for the portrait, which is valued at $20 million. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2003/08/01_cunninghamg_portrait/?refid=0 Fri, 01 Aug 2003 17:00:00 -0500 Guthrie actors 'borrow a sense of grace' from the costumes The new Guthrie Theater season opens this week with the adaptation of Jane Austen's classic novel, <i>Pride and Prejudice.</i> The play centers around Mr. and Mrs. Bennet, who are searching for suitable husbands for their five daughters. The story takes audiences to England in the year 1813. It was a time of manners, romance -- and great dresses. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2003/07/30_cunninghamg_guthriecostumes/?refid=0 Wed, 30 Jul 2003 17:30:00 -0500 New snoring treatment promises quieter nights For snorers, and their loved ones, the nightly noisy disturbance often causes more than a few sleepless nights. A new procedure designed to permanently treat snoring has been developed by a Minnesota company, Restore Medical, and is now available to snoring sufferers. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2003/07/28_cunninghamg_snoring/?refid=0 Mon, 28 Jul 2003 17:00:00 -0500 Runestone debate shifts to Sweden It's been the object of devotion and derision. It's been bandied about by scientists, academics and amateur sleuths. And now the Kensington Runestone is being hauled to Sweden. The runestone was unearthed by a farmer in 1898. It's carved with an inscription some believe is the writings of Nordic explorers dating from the year 1392. Others believe it's a modern forgery, and Swedish scientists are holding a conference in October to study the evidence surrounding the runestone. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2003/07/17_cunninghamg_runestone/?refid=0 Thu, 17 Jul 2003 16:10:00 -0500 Haunted Ground Two Irish brothers are out in a bog cutting turf for a fire. One of the brothers swings his shovel and makes a grisly discovery: the perfectly preserved head of a red-haired woman. Because peat bogs prevent decay, the head could have been buried for centuries, or she could be a new homicide. That is the opening scene of Minneapolis writer Erin Hart's new book &quot;Haunted Ground.&quot; http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2003/05/21_cunninghamg_hart/?refid=0 Wed, 21 May 2003 17:41:00 -0500 Mayo reveals research involving Charles Lindbergh Mayo Clinic has unveiled a collection of once-classified government research that details work done with Charles Lindbergh. The documents and films date to World War II, when the famed aviator worked with Mayo to research the effects of high-altitude flight on humans. Dr. Jan Stepanek is an aviation medicine specialist at Mayo. He reviewed more than 70 hours of color film, along with thousands of documents and photographs, to prepare the material for its initial public display this week. Stepanek spoke with MPR's Greta Cunningham http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2002/10/20021009_atc_lindbergh?refid=0 Wed, 09 Oct 2002 12:00:00 -0500 Valerie Harper is &quot;The Allergist's Wife&quot; Minnesotans know her as Rhoda Morgenstern - the headscarf-wearing, wise-cracking woman who lived upstairs from Mary Richards on the Mary Tyler Moore Show. Valerie Harper is in St. Paul starring in the Tony Award-winning play The Allergist's Wife at the Ordway. Harper plays Marjorie Taub, a culture-obsessed upper-middle class New Yorker who is facing a mid-life crisis armed with humor. Harper told MPR's Greta Cunningham there are similiarities with other characters in the Mary Tyler Moore Show. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2002/10/20021009_atc_harper?refid=0 Wed, 09 Oct 2002 12:00:00 -0500 Lens on Minnesota Formerly of Minneapolis, the 73-year-old photographer recalls the stories behind the images in his book, <i>Jerome Liebling: The Minnesota Photographs</i>. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/199709/12_cunninghamg_liebling/?refid=0 Fri, 12 Sep 1997 12:00:00 -0500