Minnesota Public Radio features by Jeff Jones http://minnesota.publicradio.org/about/people/mpr_people_display.php?aut_id=30119 en-us Copyright 2014 Minnesota Public Radio Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:14:20 -0500 Minnesota Public Radio features by Jeff Jones http://minnesota.publicradio.org/standard/images/mpr003/logo_mpr.gif http://minnesota.publicradio.org/?refid=0 Locally Laid fowl ready for national spotlight The fate of football fame for the Locally Laid Egg Company based in in Wrenshall, Minn. is now in the hands of the general population of Internet users. http://blogs.mprnews.org/statewide/2013/11/locally-laid-fowl-ready-for-national-spotlight/?refid=0 Wed, 13 Nov 2013 18:14:14 -0600 Sheep running amok all part of the hijinks at Irish Fair At the Irish Fair of Minnesota in St. Paul on Saturday afternoon, six sheep escaped during a herding demonstration, bolting the ring, pushing through the crowd and running around Harriet Island. A sheepdog dutifully followed and tried to restore order. After a brief chase, the dog -- with occasional assistance from surprised fairgoers -- returned the sheep to the demonstration area. The Irish Fair, the nation's largest free celebration of Irish culture, began Friday and ends at 7 p.m. Sunday, according to the event's website. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/08/11/regional/sheep-amok-at-irish-fair?refid=0 Sun, 11 Aug 2013 11:30:24 -0500 Minnesotans note a new neighbor: the Virginia opossum Opossum are not native to Minnesota, but are now being seen as far north as Bemidji. Some see their arrival as a sign of climate change, but biologists say other human-caused changes contribute much more. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/03/09/climate-change-virginia-opossum?refid=0 Wed, 09 Mar 2011 17:20:07 -0600 What changed for you in 2010? An earthquake, an oil spill, an election and the weather dominated headlines in 2010. But MPR's Public Insight Network asked Minnesotans what changes most impacted them on an individual level this year. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/12/31/pin2010changes?refid=0 Fri, 31 Dec 2010 11:21:22 -0600 Olympic Games offer a unique union of sport and story TV producers gamble that even tape-delayed Olympic drama can rival the manufactured story lines of "CSI" or "The Bachelor." Usually, they're right. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/02/22/jones?refid=0 Mon, 22 Feb 2010 05:00:00 -0600 MPR's Fantasy Olympic Games To track the progress of Minnesota's athletes competing at the Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, we've created a friendly competition between the Morning Edition and All Things Considered programs, which we call MPR's Fantasy Olympic Games. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/projects/2010/02/fantasy-olympics/?refid=0 Tue, 16 Feb 2010 21:21:31 -0600 Nesting dolls reveal layers of Russian history An exhibit of Matryoshka is bringing many visitors to the Museum of Russian Art in Minneapolis. The dozens of sets displayed there include some of the earliest examples of the form, the mass-produced products of the Soviet era and striking examples of the creativity of artists in the post-Soviet era. /features/2009/12/18-russian-nesting-dolls/index.shtml?refid=0 Fri, 18 Dec 2009 16:01:33 -0600 Mississippi River: An urban wilderness The newest of Minnesota's five national park sites, the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area, sits right in the middle of the state's biggest population center. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/09/29/missriver?refid=0 Fri, 02 Oct 2009 13:00:00 -0500 Park vs. monument: What's in a name? When we started thinking about a series of stories about Minnesota's national parks, we were quickly confronted by a tricky question -- just how many parks does Minnesota have? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/09/29/natpark-names?refid=0 Tue, 29 Sep 2009 11:28:46 -0500 "Red carded" house: Hugo resident Julie Togersen describes damage Torgersen's house has been "red carded," which means it has serious structural damage and she and her family will not be allowed to go back into it. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/05/27/red_carded_house_hugo?refid=0 Tue, 27 May 2008 07:58:12 -0500 Farmer tends to a new customer base Pelican Rapids is still basically a farming community. But a decade-and-a-half of immigration has changed the town a lot. That's not just clear on Main Street, If you drive a few miles out of town, life is even different on the farm. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/05/25/pelrapidssheep?refid=0 Tue, 30 May 2006 14:00:00 -0500 Auto show features more fuel-efficient cars The 2006 Minneapolis and St. Paul International Auto Show wraps up March 22 at the Minneapolis Convention center. With average area gas prices hovering around two-fifty per gallon, Minnesota Public Radio's Steven John checked out how fuel-efficient vehicles are being received at the show. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/03/20/autoshow?refid=0 Mon, 20 Mar 2006 19:01:21 -0600