Minnesota Public Radio features by Jeffrey Thompson http://minnesota.publicradio.org/about/people/mpr_people_display.php?aut_id=30469 en-us Copyright 2014 Minnesota Public Radio Mon, 22 Dec 2014 19:17:08 -0600 Minnesota Public Radio features by Jeffrey Thompson http://minnesota.publicradio.org/standard/images/mpr003/logo_mpr.gif http://minnesota.publicradio.org/?refid=0 Photos: Surly taproom ready to open the doors The 'destination brewery' has a former Solera restaurant chef cooking in the kitchen, gas-fueled fire pits waiting on the patio and a 58-spot bike rack cyclists outside. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/12/19/photos-surly-taproom-opening?refid=0 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 04:00:00 -0600 Photos: Troubled kids find a path to self-control At River Bend Education Center in Minneapolis, school social worker Rebecca Stewart uses yoga and other strategies to help children control their emotions. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/10/14/photos-finding-a-path-to-selfcontrol?refid=0 Tue, 14 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500 Photos: Getting homeless runners on their feet Members of the running club called Mile in My Shoes aim to reach residents at Higher Ground, a Minneapolis homeless shelter. In early morning runs, they're trying to get homeless men on their feet and literally on the road to a better life. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/09/29/photos-homeless-runners?refid=0 Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:20:30 -0500 13 Vines that will make you feel like you're at the Minnesota State Fair Photojournalist Jeffrey Thompson spent the day at the Minnesota State Fair and captured the sights and sounds in six-second Vine videos. There were smells, too, but you'll have to take his word on that one. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/08/26/state-fair-vines?refid=0 Tue, 26 Aug 2014 17:16:37 -0500 Celebrating the spud, in all its forms Since it began in 1938, Potato Days in Barnesville, Minn., is the annual celebration of the spud. The two-day event, held Aug. 22 and 23 this year, attracted thousands of people, and featured more than a dozen potato-centered competitions -- everything from mashed potato wrestling to a strongman contest. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/08/24/potatodays2014?refid=0 Sun, 24 Aug 2014 19:53:57 -0500 See the Vikings stadium start to take shape Construction on the new Minnesota Vikings stadium started last December. Photojournalist Jeffrey Thompson checked in on how it's going. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/08/22/vikings-stadium?refid=0 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:11:23 -0500 Photo gallery: Welcome to the fair The Minnesota State Fair kicked off Thursday morning and marked historic changes, an annual parade of new foods (some on a stick!) and the unofficial start to campaign season. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/08/21/state-fair-opens?refid=0 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:43:42 -0500 Log rolling with -- and against -- the family The Hoeschler siblings have been log rolling since shortly after they were able to walk. Will, 23, Abby, 27, and Lizzie, 31, learned the sport from their mother, a seven-time world champion, and refined their craft while practicing in a lagoon along the Mississippi River. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/07/17/log-rolling-family?refid=0 Thu, 17 Jul 2014 04:00:00 -0500 Bean Hole Days takes baked beans to a new level Since 1938, people in Pequot Lakes, Minn. have been gathering for the sake of beans. Bean Hole Days got its start when local businessmen held a bean feed to thank farmers for their support of area businesses. Today, thousands flock to Trailside Park to celebrate and dine on beans cooked overnight in cast iron pots covered in a wood-fired pit. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/07/10/beanhole-days-festival?refid=0 Thu, 10 Jul 2014 17:31:25 -0500 Photos: A stormy Juneteenth With stormy skies overhead, Twin Citians gathered for the annual Juneteenth at North Mississippi Regional Park on Saturday. The event, which featured music, food and a variety of vendors, observes the 1865 proclamation abolishing slavery in Texas. Juneteenth is celebrated across the country, and the Twin Cities community event is one of the largest in the country. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/06/15/juneteenth14?refid=0 Sun, 15 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0500 Photos: A different kind of triple play on opening day at Target Field Spring arrived in Minnesota at the same time as baseball and the hope of a new season. While Minnesota Twins fans flocked to Target Field for the home opener, photojournalist Jeffrey Thompson tried a new way to capture the mood of the new season. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/04/07/twins-triple-exposure?refid=0 Tue, 08 Apr 2014 06:50:51 -0500 Video: Watch April snow melt, in 45 seconds The seven inches of April snow that fell last week in St. Paul, Minn. didn't take long to melt with above average temperatures this weekend. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/04/07/time-lapse-snow-melting?refid=0 Mon, 07 Apr 2014 11:19:43 -0500 Video: More than 6 inches of snow, in 46 seconds Downtown St. Paul, Minn. received more than six inches of snow during an overnight storm on Friday. Watch eighteen hours compressed into 46 seconds. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/04/04/video-more-than-6-inches-of-snow-in-46-seconds?refid=0 Fri, 04 Apr 2014 11:49:17 -0500 Photos: Bloody bystanders, chainsaws all part of light rail emergency drill At the U of M today, a bus was tipped on its side, simulating a light rail train that had derailed after a bomb went off. Law enforcement and university staff were testing their communications systems and emergency response. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/03/18/news/light-rail-drill-photos?refid=0 Tue, 18 Mar 2014 13:05:25 -0500 Photos: St. Patrick's Day in St. Paul Revelers celebrated everything Irish in downtown St. Paul Monday during the 48th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/03/17/st-patricks-day-photos-st-paul-minnesota?refid=0 Mon, 17 Mar 2014 15:20:16 -0500 Photos: St. Paul's St. Patrick's Day parade A live photo stream from downtown St. Paul's annual St. Patrick's Day parade. The march begins at noon. http://live.mprnews.org/Event/St_Patricks_Day_2014?refid=0 Mon, 17 Mar 2014 11:34:39 -0500 Accused priests: Who they are, where they've served, what's alleged An MPR News investigation found the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has dealt with allegations and suspicions of child sexual abuse involving at least 70 clergy members since 1950 -- nearly double the church's official count. Explore an interactive database with details of the allegations against those priests, deacons and monks, along with the locations of their service and their current status. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/collections/catholic-church/priest-list/?refid=0 Wed, 19 Feb 2014 04:07:14 -0600 Video: St. Paul police chief says victims come first in clergy abuse investigation Before a news conference he held alongside Ramsey County Attorney John Choi on Wednesday morning, St. Paul Police Chief Tom Smith sat down with reporters to discuss the progress of the police investigation into alleged clergy sexual abuse. "When I hear over and over again that 'mistakes have been made,' we need to know what those mistakes are," he said. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/01/29/video-st-paul-police-chief-tom-smith-on-clergy-abuse-investigation?refid=0 Wed, 29 Jan 2014 12:15:25 -0600 Photos: Faithful from Cedar-Riverside mosque move prayers after fire Friday prayers moved to Brian Coyle Center after Dar Al-Hijrah was damaged when an adjacent Cedar-Riverside building was destroyed by a fire Wednesday morning. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/01/03/news/cedar-riverside-mosque-prayer-photos?refid=0 Fri, 03 Jan 2014 14:38:08 -0600 Photos: Cleanup, investigation continue after Cedar-Riverside fire Investigators continue to work at the scene of a fatal fire in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis that started on New Years' Day morning. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/01/02/news/cedar-riverside-photos?refid=0 Thu, 02 Jan 2014 16:16:53 -0600 Our favorite photos of 2013 May snow storms, tall ships, annual rituals and small towns fighting for survival all were part of the stories told with photographs from around the state this year. Here are a few of our favorites. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/12/23/news/photos-of-the-year?refid=0 Mon, 23 Dec 2013 11:08:45 -0600 Abuse claims kept secret allowed priest to minister and teach sex ed Harry Walsh wasn't included on a recent list of priests 'credibly accused' of sexual abuse. Church leaders knew his history, yet allowed him to continue working in parishes until the fall of 2011. Today Walsh teaches sex education to troubled teenagers and vulnerable adults in Wright Co., Minn. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/collections/catholic-church/2013/12/19/abuse-claims-kept-secret-allowed-priest-to-minister-and-teach-sex-ed/?refid=0 Thu, 19 Dec 2013 03:57:00 -0600 Video: How to select the perfect Christmas tree Selecting the right tree for the Christmas holiday takes dressing properly for the winter elements, having the right tool for the job and knowing what type of tree is the best fit for each home. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/12/12/news/how-to-buy-a-christmas-tree-video?refid=0 Thu, 12 Dec 2013 10:41:03 -0600 Photos: Minneapolis and St. Paul residents head to the polls Minneapolis and St. Paul residents voted in mayoral and municipal elections on Tuesday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/11/05/politics/election-photos?refid=0 Tue, 05 Nov 2013 14:51:42 -0600 Photos: St. Paul hopes to transform the long-vacant Palace Theatre St. Paul's Palace Theatre was built in 1916 as a vaudeville theater and later became a movie theater. The City of St. Paul plans to spend $12 million to refurbish the long-vacant space as a contemporary music venue. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/10/28/palace-theater-st-paul-photos?refid=0 Mon, 28 Oct 2013 14:28:36 -0500 Photos: Remembering the buried and anonymous The asylums are long gone, but the unknown graves remain in Hastings and around Minnesota. Advocates for the mentally ill have pressed to find the cemeteries and identify the dead. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/10/24/photos-remembering-buried-anonymous-graves?refid=0 Thu, 24 Oct 2013 04:00:00 -0500 Cube Critics: Why do we need a remake of 'Carrie?' "Carrie," a remake of the 1976 horror classic of the same name starring Julianne Moore and Chloe Moretz, comes to theaters this weekend. Should you see it? Euan Kerr has some opinions on the topic. Also: Stephanie Curtis takes a look at "A.C.O.D." starring Adam Scott and Amy Poehler. http://blogs.mprnews.org/state-of-the-arts/2013/10/cube-critics-why-do-we-need-a-remake-of-carrie/?refid=0 Fri, 18 Oct 2013 14:34:46 -0500 Cube Critics: 'Austenland' one notch above adequate This week, Stephanie Curtis finds "Austenland" to be a romantic comedy that's slightly above adequate, while Euan Kerr revels in the beauty of martial arts film "The Grandmaster." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/08/30/cube-critics-austenland-the-grandmaster?refid=0 Fri, 30 Aug 2013 14:23:27 -0500 Video: Nisswa turtle races a summer highlight Every Wednesday during the summer, a downtown Nisswa, Minn. parking lot transforms into a race track and the streets fill with families. For 50 years, turtle racing has been a highlight for the Crow Wing County community and today third-generation racers compete for the title of grand champion. http://blogs.mprnews.org/statewide/2013/08/video-nisswa-turtle-races-a-summer-highlight/?refid=0 Wed, 14 Aug 2013 12:26:02 -0500 Video: Same-sex couples exchange wedding vows in Minneapolis As the clock struck midnight and same-sex marriage became legal in Minnesota, dozens of couples said, "I do." MPR News asked a handful of them to read their wedding vows in front of a camera. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/08/01/news/video-same-sex-marriage-vows?refid=0 Thu, 01 Aug 2013 08:45:00 -0500 Photos: Vikings' first day of football training camp The Minnesota Vikings began their 48th year of training camp in Mankato, Minn., Friday. The team will continue to train until Aug. 14, during which it will hold its first preseason matchup, against the Texans, at the Metrodome. The Vikings will head to Detroit for their first regular-season game on Sept. 8 against the Lions. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/07/26/sports/photos-vikings-training-camp-day-one?refid=0 Fri, 26 Jul 2013 15:41:33 -0500 Photos: Schwan's USA Cup youth soccer stars play through muggy heat More than a thousand teams from 17 states and 17 countries have converged on Blaine for the annual Schwan's USA Cup youth soccer tournament. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/07/16/news/schwans-usa-cup-photos?refid=0 Tue, 16 Jul 2013 14:54:47 -0500 Photos: Nick Leddy and the Stanley Cup tour Twin Cities After winning the NHL championship with the Chicago Blackhawks this year, Nick Leddy received his celebratory day with the Stanley Cup. The Eden Prairie, Minn. native toured the Cup around the Twin Cities, making stops at several places including the Eden Prairie Community Center, where Leddy played hockey as a kid, and the University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital on Friday, July 12, 2013. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/07/12/photos/nick-leddy-stanley-cup?refid=0 Fri, 12 Jul 2013 20:23:22 -0500 Photos: Fatal helicopter crash in Maplewood A mosquito control helicopter crashed into a Maplewood garage on Wednesday, killing the pilot. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/06/19/news/maplewood-helicopter-crash-photos?refid=0 Wed, 19 Jun 2013 11:35:52 -0500 Photos: The Como Zoo's new $11M Gorilla Forest exhibit The Como Park Zoo's new $11 million Gorilla Forest exhibit, which includes the largest mesh gorilla enclosure in North America, opens to the public on Thursday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/06/05/news/como-park-zoo-gorilla-exhibit?refid=0 Wed, 05 Jun 2013 14:01:51 -0500 Photos: Beat the cold-weather blues at the Como Zoo Conservatory On the first day of spring, few signs of the season can be found in our snow-covered landscape. But inside the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory in St. Paul, the temperature is tropical and vibrant colors speckle the glass rooms. A variety of plants and blooming flowers are displayed at the 98-year-old site, and they can be the perfect antidote for our winter-weary eyes. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/03/20/photos/como-conservatory?refid=0 Wed, 20 Mar 2013 15:32:47 -0500 Photos: Video game sharpens Minn. soldiers' skills The Minnesota National Guard is using simulators to train troops in very real and potentially deadly skills -- from shooting to driving to combat. But some soldiers say the simulator's graphics are weak; they prefer Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/02/15/photos-video-game-soldiers?refid=0 Fri, 15 Feb 2013 14:07:03 -0600 Photos: A morning with Mary Jo Copeland It's not uncommon for Mary Jo Copeland to be greeted with bear hugs or hand clapping as she enters a room at Sharing and Caring Hands, the Minneapolis-based nonprofit that provides those in need with everything from food to shelter. The tireless mother of 12 has been touching the lives of the impoverished since she started Sharing and Caring Hands in 1985. Copeland is being recognized Friday by President Barack Obama for the work she has done in the Twin Cities community. Copeland will be awarded the Presidential Citizens Medal, the second-highest civilian honor, for her charitable efforts. We spent a morning with her recently at Sharing and Caring Hands. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/02/14/news/photos-maryjo-copeland-caring-and-sharing-hands?refid=0 Thu, 14 Feb 2013 16:02:20 -0600 Photos: Lau Hawaiian Collective Minnesotans who want to hear an authentic sampling of Hawaii's rich musical heritage can enjoy the work of the Lau Hawaiian Collective. The five-member band from St. Paul, co-founded by vocalist Kim Sueoka and guitarist David Burk, has found receptive listeners thousands of miles from the islands. We caught up with them at a recent rehearsal. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/02/12/arts/minnesota-sounds-and-voices-lau-collective-photos?refid=0 Wed, 13 Feb 2013 06:10:32 -0600 Video: Annual Minnesota Beard-Off Nearly 100 will compete for the Twin Cities beard championship title this weekend. Watch a video of the competitive beardsmen talk about how they prepare for the show. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/02/08/arts/video-minnesota-beard-off?refid=0 Fri, 08 Feb 2013 17:52:31 -0600 Photos: St. Paul politicians take test run on Crashed Ice course St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman, St. Paul City Council member Chris Tolbert and St. Paul City Council member Melvin Carter III tried out the Red Bull Crashed Ice course in St. Paul on Thursday. The Crashed Ice World Championship begins Thursday and runs through Sunday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/01/24/news/crashed-ice-photos?refid=0 Thu, 24 Jan 2013 12:09:43 -0600 Video: Crashed Ice course construction, in 74 seconds With 19 days compressed into about one minute, the Red Bull Crashed Ice course construction near the Cathedral of St. Paul is documented in a time lapse video. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/01/24/news/crashed-ice-time-lapse-video?refid=0 Thu, 24 Jan 2013 04:00:00 -0600 Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Minnesota Highlights of Martin Luther King Jr. celebrations in Minnesota on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013 included the annual King Day breakfast in Minneapolis, and a march and program in St. Paul. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/01/21/politics/martin-luther-king-day-in-minnesota-photos?refid=0 Mon, 21 Jan 2013 14:31:02 -0600 Photos: Inside the new St. Paul Union Depot Forty-one years after the last train pulled out of St. Paul's Union Station, the rail hub is ready for trains to return. The landmark station reopens Saturday after a $243 million facelift. The depot will host a new bus hub with intercity bus service returning in 2013, Amtrak trains later in the year, and light rail service in 2014. St. Paul hopes the depot can spark a transportation renaissance for the city. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/12/05/photos-st-paul-union-depot-reopens?refid=0 Wed, 05 Dec 2012 06:15:00 -0600 Photos: The art of making pierogi Dumplings are a part of many ethnic food traditions. But in Minnesota Sounds and Voices this week, we're interested in potato-dumpling comfort food that can be traced back generations to the pierogi of Poland and the pyrohy in Ukrainian. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/10/25/mntoday/minnesota-sounds-and-voices-pierogis?refid=0 Thu, 25 Oct 2012 13:40:39 -0500 Photos: Minnesota's Donovan Palmquist, kiln builder Donovan Palmquist, 57, grew up thinking his devotion to fly fishing would lead to a career in biology, maybe veterinary medicine. But praise for his pottery from a college professor swayed him away from natural science and toward art. He and his partner Colleen Riley live on 14 acres near Farmington, Minn. -- plenty of room for their studios and kilns. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/10/19/news/photos-donovan-palmquist-kiln-builder?refid=0 Fri, 19 Oct 2012 10:17:03 -0500 Photos: Credits roll on closing Cottage View Drive-In theater The Cottage View Drive-In held a community event Thursday to celebrate the theater's 46-year history and to bid farewell to the Cottage Grove, Minn. landmark. The theater, which is only one of two remaining in the Twin Cities, is closing at the end of this season and will be replaced by a Walmart. Patrons filled the parking lot for a sing-along version of "Grease", exhibited classic cars and competed in a costume contest. The theater will remain open during weekends into October, depending on weather conditions. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/09/28/news/photos-cottage-view-drive-in-farewell?refid=0 Fri, 28 Sep 2012 09:19:52 -0500 Photos: Lt. Gov. Prettner Solon skydives over St. Paul Minnesota Lt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon jumped out of an airplane today and said she's willing do it again. Prettner Solon's tandem jump with the U.S. Army Parachute Team was to raise awareness for groups that support people who serve in the armed forces and their families. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/09/25/news/photos-prettner-solon-skydive?refid=0 Tue, 25 Sep 2012 17:11:58 -0500 Photos: Harvesting native Minn. prairie species The fall harvest is under way at Prairie Restorations, Inc. in Princeton, Minn., where more than 100 native plant species are grown and sold. The business, which was started by two brothers in 1977, specializes in the supply and support of native prairie, wetland, woodland and shoreline plant communities. Owner Ron Bowen said the company restores about 1,500 acres of prairie a year and produces seed for roughly 5,000 acres of prairie a year. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/09/19/regional/native-prairie-restorations-photos?refid=0 Wed, 19 Sep 2012 13:27:40 -0500 State Fair moments in motion This is a look at some moments at this year's Minnesota State Fair through a format called the cinemagraph. These animated GIFs are made by combining video and still photos, isolating selective movements in each frame. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/08/31/arts/animated-minnesota-state-fair?refid=0 Fri, 31 Aug 2012 09:31:26 -0500 Photos: Opening day at the 2012 Minnesota State Fair Officials estimate 1.8 million people will come out for the 2012 Minnesota State Fair, which features this year a Middle Eastern dish of marinated lamb testicles, old favorites like the swine barn and a wine contest. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/08/23/lifestyle/photos-minnesota-state-fair?refid=0 Thu, 23 Aug 2012 14:45:38 -0500 An evening as a Navy SEAL Members of the public, including an IT consultant, a plastic surgeon and a former Marine, recently attended an interactive reenactment of last year's Osama bin Laden raid at Sealed Mindset, a self-defense training center New Hope, Minn. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/08/14/news/video-navy-seal-reality-game?refid=0 Fri, 17 Aug 2012 00:00:00 -0500 Photos of north Mpls., before and after tornado cleanup Compare photos of north Minneapolis taken before and after cleanup of the 2011 tornado. /projects/2012/05/north-minneapolis-tornado-anniversary/beforeafter/?refid=0 Tue, 22 May 2012 04:00:00 -0500 Photos: Vikings fans invade state Capitol After more than eight hours of often impassioned debate Monday night, the Minnesota House of Representatives approved funding for a $975 million Vikings stadium at the site of the Metrodome in Minneapolis. A loud and colorful contingent of Vikings fans were on hand as lawmakers deliberated. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/05/08/photos-vikings-fans-house-vote?refid=0 Tue, 08 May 2012 07:46:47 -0500 Photos: St. Paul's EMS training Today is graduation day for the fifth class of St. Paul's Emergency Medical Services Academy. Most are students of color. The city program was created to diversify the pipeline of emergency medical technicians in Minnesota, where the field remains largely the province of white men. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/04/16/photos-saint-pauls-ems-training?refid=0 Mon, 16 Apr 2012 05:00:00 -0500 Photos: Minnesota Twins fans turn out for opening day Baseball fans turn out to see the Minnesota Twins' home opener against the Los Angeles Angels. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/04/09/photos-twins-opening-day?refid=0 Mon, 09 Apr 2012 18:58:51 -0500 Minnesota in Photos: Spring blossomed early Signs of spring can be seen several weeks earlier than normal in Minnesota. We visited Battle Creek Regional Park in Maplewood and the Peace Garden in Minneapolis to get a closer look. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/03/30/photos-early-spring?refid=0 Fri, 30 Mar 2012 04:00:00 -0500 OutFront Minnesota Lobby Day of Action More than a thousand opponents of a constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriage rallied outside the Capitol Thursday, March 29, 2012. Speakers included lawmakers, clergy, representatives of labor and immigrant groups, and a graduate of Blaine High School who talked about the bullying he endured for being gay. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/03/29/outfront-minnesota-lobby-day-of-action?refid=0 Thu, 29 Mar 2012 15:53:11 -0500 Photos: First lady Michelle Obama arrives in Minnesota First lady Michelle Obama met with military members and their families during a stop in St. Paul Friday. She also attended a private Democratic fundraiser at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/03/16/photos-first-lady-michelle-obama-minnesota?refid=0 Fri, 16 Mar 2012 18:28:50 -0500 Minnesota in Photos: 'The Outsiders' in Willmar Abdirizak Mahboub, Sahra Gure and their three children have been living in the traditionally Scandinavian community of Willmar, Minn. for about six months. Like many families in the area, they are learning to navigate the cultural melting pot Willmar has become. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/03/14/outsiders-willmar-photos?refid=0 Wed, 14 Mar 2012 06:30:56 -0500 Minnesota in Photos: Serving Our Troops Approximately 2,500 families of military servicemen and women serving in Kuwait attend a Serving Our Troops dinner at the Saint Paul RiverCentre in St. Paul, Minn. Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/02/25/photos-serving-our-troops?refid=0 Sat, 25 Feb 2012 17:54:26 -0600 Puuurfect 10? Judging the Saintly City Cat Show New York native Walter Hutzler has more than 40 years of experience judging cat shows, and he brings his expertise to the Saintly City Cat Club's Annual Championship & Household Pet Cat Show in St. Paul. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/02/01/saintly-city-cat-show?refid=0 Wed, 01 Feb 2012 08:47:26 -0600 Video: Eichten reflects on a lifetime on the radio Minnesota Public Radio host Gary Eichten reflects on his 45-year career in radio, as he approaches his retirement on Jan. 20, 2012. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/01/19/eichten-video?refid=0 Thu, 19 Jan 2012 17:24:30 -0600 Photos: Michele Bachmann's last dash through Iowa With the Iowa caucuses just days away, Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann is traveling by bus to every one of the 99 counties in her home state to rally residents and garner support. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/12/29/bachmann-iowa-photo-gallery?refid=0 Fri, 30 Dec 2011 06:00:00 -0600 Photos: Deployment on the homefront With the recent adoption of two girls they've been foster parenting for more than a year, Freddy and Jenny Munoz are still adjusting to life as new parents. However, they are doing so while living apart. Freddy, a member of the Minnesota National Guard "Red Bulls" 34th Infantry Division, is stationed in Kuwait assisting with the drawdown in Iraq as Jenny is home with Eszie, 6, and Emma, 8. This is a look at how the St. Francis, Minn. family is dealing with a deployment on the home front. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/12/19/munoz-deployment-photos?refid=0 Mon, 19 Dec 2011 12:48:40 -0600 Video: Deployment on the home front With the recent adoption of two girls they've been foster parenting for more than a year, Freddy and Jenny Muñoz are still adjusting to life as new parents. However, they are doing so while living apart. Freddy, a member of the Minnesota National Guard "Red Bulls" 34th Infantry Division, is stationed in Kuwait assisting with the drawdown in Iraq as Jenny is home with Eszie, 6, and Emma, 8. This is a look at how the St. Francis, Minn. family is dealing with a deployment on the home front. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/12/16/munoz-family-deployment-video?refid=0 Sun, 18 Dec 2011 06:00:00 -0600 Photos: Harvest season in Minnesota Every fall the harvest brings the Kaehler family together outside of St. Charles, Minn. Ralph Kaehler is a fifth-generation farmer who raises beef cattle with his wife Mena, and Ralph's brother Ed works the land. The harvest is a ritual that has occurred since the family farm was established in 1880, and Ralph says his sons plan to return to the farm one day to continue the tradition. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/10/25/slideshow-harvest?refid=0 Tue, 25 Oct 2011 09:00:00 -0500 Video: One man's passion for growing giant pumpkins Chad Revier of New London, who's grown the largest pumpkin in the state, says he's motivated by the pursuit of breaking his personal record. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/10/18/pumpkin-video?refid=0 Tue, 18 Oct 2011 12:21:07 -0500 Photos: Tour the Surly Brewing Co. Surly Brewing Co. is inspiring smaller breweries to take a chance and help build Minnesota's burgeoning craft brewing scene. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/10/07/surly-brewing-co?refid=0 Mon, 10 Oct 2011 15:04:36 -0500 On the hunt for carp in the St. Croix River With the recent discoveries of a bighead carp and DNA of silver carp in the St. Croix River, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has stepped up its efforts to find more evidence of the invasive Asian carp species in the river. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/08/23/carp-in-st-croix-river?refid=0 Tue, 23 Aug 2011 19:04:54 -0500 Photos: President Obama's visit to Cannon Falls President Barack Obama stopped in Cannon Falls on Monday, Aug. 15 as part of a three-day bus tour in the Midwest that focused on jobs and the economy. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/08/15/obama-cannon-falls-photos?refid=0 Mon, 15 Aug 2011 15:48:08 -0500 Photos: Scenes from the Fringe Festival The Minnesota Fringe Festival is underway, with hundreds of performances taking place at venues throughout Minneapolis. The 10-day festival runs through next Sunday. Photographer Jeffrey Thompson captured some scenes of the first few days of the Fringe. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/08/07/fringe-festival-photo-gallery?refid=0 Sun, 07 Aug 2011 16:00:00 -0500 Slideshow: Dedication of 35W Bridge Remembrance Garden Hundreds of people turned out in downtown Minneapolis Monday for the dedication of a remembrance garden, in memorial of the 35W bridge victims and survivors. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/08/01/slideshow-dedication-of-35w-bridge-remembrance-garden?refid=0 Tue, 02 Aug 2011 04:00:00 -0500 Photos: Eve of the shutdown The Minnesota State Capitol was the center of activity on Thursday, June 30, 2011, as Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican legislative leaders tried all day to come up with a last-minute budget agreement to avert a government shutdown. Their efforts failed, even as state employees and others gathered outside to urge them to reach a deal. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/07/01/shutdown-gallery?refid=0 Fri, 01 Jul 2011 02:17:44 -0500 Video: Track races kick off bike festival North St. Paul's Colton Barrett raced in the Fixed Gear Classic last weekend in Blaine. "One twitch of your handle bars that's over-exaggerated and you're down -- and so is everybody else," he said. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/06/15/bike-festival-fixed-gear-classic?refid=0 Wed, 15 Jun 2011 08:35:22 -0500 Photos: Aerial dancers scale downtown St. Paul tower Performers with Project Bandaloop danced on the exterior of the Lawson building in downtown St. Paul today. The San Francisco-based group performs on urban and natural environments around the world. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/06/01/photos-aerial-dancers-bandaloop?refid=0 Wed, 01 Jun 2011 14:21:54 -0500 Photos: Cleaning up after the tornado North Minneapolis is still reeling from the tornado that struck on Sunday, May 22, 2011, that killed one person, injured 33 others, downed power lines and damaged homes. On Monday, the slow process of assessing damage and cleanup began. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/05/23/photos-tornado-north-minneapolis-day2?refid=0 Mon, 23 May 2011 11:19:02 -0500 Video: Bullying on stage Minneapolis' Youth Performance Company actors bring their own experiences to the stage for the production "Mean," a play about bullying in school. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/05/12/video-bullying-play?refid=0 Mon, 16 May 2011 00:42:09 -0500 Video: Anthony Titus' family talks about coping with their loss Family members of Anthony Titus discuss how they are dealing with the loss after he was fatally shot last year. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/03/21/video-gun-victims?refid=0 Tue, 22 Mar 2011 00:00:00 -0500 Photos: The Minneapolis Police Department's gun vault Stolen guns often wind up in the property and evidence unit of the Minneapolis Police Department. The room is a death row for recovered guns. If they aren't claimed, the guns are melted down and turned into rebar -- the steel bars that reinforce sidewalks and roads. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/03/21/photos-gun-vault-minneapolis?refid=0 Tue, 22 Mar 2011 00:00:00 -0500 Video: Jiyaad Copeland interview Jiyaad Copeland is currently serving a 40-month prison sentence for being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm. In an interview with MPR News he reflected on his past and what led him to his crime. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/03/21/video-gun-offender?refid=0 Tue, 22 Mar 2011 00:00:00 -0500 Winter Carnival snow sculptures come crashing down The last remnants of the 2011 St. Paul Winter Carnival were reduced to large piles of snow Thursday, as heavy equipment demolished the snow sculptures that had been created at the Minnesota State Fair Grounds in St. Paul. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/02/10/snow-sculptures-demolition?refid=0 Thu, 10 Feb 2011 17:44:52 -0600 The Jayhawks Live In-Studio The Jayhawks performed "She Walks in So Many Ways" live on Midmorning with Kerri Miller Monday, Jan. 31, 2011. It's a new song the band is including on its upcoming album, which will be released in June. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2011/01/31/jayhawks_she_walks?refid=0 Mon, 31 Jan 2011 16:50:56 -0600 Photos: St. Paul Winter Carnival The St. Paul Winter Carnival is underway, featuring dozens of activities to help celebrate the cold, snow and ice of the season. MPR photographer Jeffrey Thompson captured some of the action. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/01/29/winter-carnival-slideshow?refid=0 Sat, 29 Jan 2011 14:22:29 -0600 2011 Minn. Legislature convenes The Minnesota Legislature convened Tuesday under full GOP control for the first time in 38 years. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/01/04/legislature-day-one-photos?refid=0 Tue, 04 Jan 2011 15:52:05 -0600 Fans wait for Vikings vs. Bears at TCF Bank Stadium Bundled up Vikings fans wait outside TCF Bank Stadium at the University of Minnesota for Monday night's game against the Chicago Bears. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/12/20/tcf-bank-stadium-vikings-fans-wait?refid=0 Mon, 20 Dec 2010 14:18:27 -0600 Mark Dayton on his future as Minnesota governor Gov.-elect Mark Dayton discusses the election and his future as Minnesota's next governor. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/12/08/gov-elect-mark-dayton?refid=0 Wed, 08 Dec 2010 19:27:47 -0600 After GOP win in Legislature, Republicans, DFLers swap digs For the first time in decades, Republicans will own the majority in the both the Minnesota House and Senate -- and with that shift in power comes a change in locations. Senate Republicans are moving from the cramped quarters of the State Office Building to State Capitol offices and Democrats are taking their place in the State Office Building. Members of the House are shifting floors in the State Office Building. The move continues through next week. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/12/01/state-capitol-moving?refid=0 Wed, 01 Dec 2010 12:45:37 -0600 Video: Celebrating lutefisk The Scandanavian dish takes center stage during Norsefest in Madison, Minn. Every November, "Lutefisk Capital USA" celebrates its heritage with a community supper at the VFW, talent show and lutefisk eating contest. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/11/30/video-lutefisk-festival?refid=0 Tue, 30 Nov 2010 09:55:12 -0600 Video: Talking Volumes with Nora Ephron Author and filmmaker Nora Ephron talks with Kerri Miller about Ephron's ability to remember things during Talking Volumes at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Minn. Nov. 17, 2010. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/11/22/talking-volumes-ephron-video?refid=0 Mon, 22 Nov 2010 06:05:10 -0600 Photos: Fisher House is a haven for vets' families The Fisher House has been a source of shelter and comfort for families of veterans since it was built adjacent to the Minneapolis VA Medical Center in 1995. The 10-bedroom shelter is one of 55 such houses around the world that serve families of military or VA medical center patients. In addition to a free room to stay, the Fisher House provides food, laundry and computer access to those visiting their loved ones. Perhaps the most valued benefit is the fellowship shared by the families. A second 20-room Fisher House is currently under construction next door and will open in February. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/11/11/fisher-house-veterans-slideshow?refid=0 Thu, 11 Nov 2010 01:31:36 -0600 Video: Tom Emmer's press conference Republican Tom Emmer, speaking for the first time since Election Night, said Tuesday that he's waiting for the recount process to take its course in the governor's race. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/11/09/video-emmer-press-conference-recount-minnesota?refid=0 Tue, 09 Nov 2010 14:06:12 -0600 Talking Volumes: Nicole Krauss on the burden of inheritance Author Nicole Krauss talks with Kerri Miller about the burden of inheritance during Talking Volumes at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Minn. Oct. 28, 2010. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/11/01/video-talking-volumes-krauss2?refid=0 Mon, 01 Nov 2010 07:11:44 -0500 Talking Volumes: Nicole Krauss on uncertainty Author Nicole Krauss talks with Kerri Miller about uncertainty during Talking Volumes at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Minn. Oct. 28, 2010. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/11/01/video-talking-volumes-krauss1?refid=0 Mon, 01 Nov 2010 07:09:12 -0500 A view from above As fall colors set in, we take a ride high above Minnesota to take a bird's-eye view of the seasonal change. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/10/05/photos-balloon-minnesota?refid=0 Tue, 05 Oct 2010 07:52:34 -0500 Breaking the Ramadan fast Members of the Twin Cities' Somali and Turkish communities gathered together recently in Edina for Iftar, the evening meal when Muslims break their fasts during the month of Ramadan. During the Islamic month of Ramadan, Muslims refrain from eating, drinking and sexual relations from dawn until dusk, which is intended to teach spirituality, self-restraint and humility. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/09/08/ramadan?refid=0 Wed, 08 Sep 2010 11:25:48 -0500 Video: gubernatorial candidates debate tax reform Gubernatorial candidates discussed tax reform during a debate moderated by Midday's Gary Eichten at the Minnesota State Fair on Sept. 3, 2010. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/09/06/fair-gov-debate4?refid=0 Mon, 06 Sep 2010 15:51:59 -0500 Video: Gubernatorial candidates debate closing colleges Gubernatorial candidates discussed their opinions on the option of closing college campuses during a debate moderated by Midday's Gary Eichten at the Minnesota State Fair on Sept. 3, 2010. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/09/06/fair-gov-debate3?refid=0 Mon, 06 Sep 2010 15:49:47 -0500 Video: gubernatorial candidates debate federal funding Gubernatorial candidates discussed federal funding during a debate moderated by Midday's Gary Eichten at the Minnesota State Fair on Sept. 3, 2010. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/09/06/fair-gov-debate2?refid=0 Mon, 06 Sep 2010 15:47:06 -0500 Video: Gubernatorial candidates debate the deficit Gubernatorial candidates discussed the budget deficit during a debate moderated by Midday's Gary Eichten at the Minnesota State Fair on Sept. 3, 2010. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/09/06/fair-gov-debate-1?refid=0 Mon, 06 Sep 2010 15:44:07 -0500 First light at the State Fair Long before the streets are buzzing with activity or the buildings are are filled with visitors, the Minnesota State Fair wakes up. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/09/01/photos-first-light-fair?refid=0 Wed, 01 Sep 2010 07:39:29 -0500 Architecture at the State Fair Before the crowds, a look at some of the historic architecture of the Minnesota State Fair. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/08/25/state-fair-architecture?refid=0 Wed, 25 Aug 2010 08:10:44 -0500 Architecture at the Minnesota State Fair The Minnesota State Fair is full of unique architecture. Morning Edition's Cathy Wurzer took a tour of the fair and the buildings that make up its history. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/08/24/state-fair-architecture?refid=0 Wed, 25 Aug 2010 00:00:00 -0500 Deputy Dewey laid to rest Several thousand law enforcement officers from around the state gathered to hear Mahnomen County Deputy Christopher Dewey eulogized as a hero. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/08/19/dewey-slideshow?refid=0 Thu, 19 Aug 2010 09:40:07 -0500 Blackhawks' Byfuglien hoists Stanley Cup in Roseau Dustin Byfuglien hoisted the Stanley Cup for a packed house at Roseau Memorial Arena on Sunday, August 15, 2010. Byfuglien, who grew up in Roseau, won the NHL championship with the Chicago Blackhawks earlier this year, and the Stanley Cup is rotated around to each of winning team's players to have for about a day. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/08/15/stanley-cup-roseau?refid=0 Sun, 15 Aug 2010 17:53:49 -0500 Video: After Kelliher concedes, DFL unites behind Dayton The DFL party unified behind gubernatorial candidate Mark Dayton after Margaret Anderson Kelliher conceded the primary race. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/08/11/dayton-kelliher-video?refid=0 Wed, 11 Aug 2010 18:32:01 -0500 Bridging the gap Business owner Jorge Pozos represents the changing face of Austin, Minnesota. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/08/09/bridging-the-gap-video?refid=0 Mon, 09 Aug 2010 08:19:51 -0500 Jeremy Messersmith performs "Organ Donor" Jeremy Messersmith performed "Organ Donor" live on Minnesota Public Radio's Midmorning. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/07/08/messersmith?refid=0 Thu, 08 Jul 2010 13:21:14 -0500 Talking Volumes season finale: Monica Ali Author Monica Ali is considered one of the best young novelists in Britain. Her latest novel, "In the Kitchen," is about the efforts of a chef to succeed in a once grand restaurant, despite huge pressures at home and a murder. Kerri Miller talked with Monica Ali on the stage of the Fitzgerald Theater May 19. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/05/24/midmorning2?refid=0 Mon, 24 May 2010 00:00:00 -0500 Video: Shooting press conference Press conference at St. Paul Police headquarters following a shooting that left Maplewood Police Officer Sgt. Joseph Bergeron dead on Saturday, May 1, 2010. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/05/01/shooting-press-conference?refid=0 Sat, 01 May 2010 17:44:04 -0500 Remembering the crash victims Family and friends of the victims of a deadly car accident came to the site near Cambridge, Minnesota to the remember their loved ones. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/04/27/remembering-victims-video?refid=0 Tue, 27 Apr 2010 10:09:04 -0500 Working toward wellness A grant-funded collaboration between the Leech Lake Youth Division and the Indigenous Environmental Network is helping Ojibwe people near Bemidji, Minn. get healthy. /projects/2010/03/obesity/video.shtml?refid=0 Fri, 26 Mar 2010 06:58:57 -0500 Fixing potholes in St. Paul Minnesota Public Radio News reporter Tim Nelson joins a road service crew as they fix potholes in St. Paul, Minnesota. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/03/03/fixing-potholes-video?refid=0 Wed, 03 Mar 2010 14:02:10 -0600 Slideshow: New citizens welcomed More than 220 people from 50 nations became new U.S. citizens Thursday at a naturalization ceremony at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/02/25/naturalization-ceremony?refid=0 Thu, 25 Feb 2010 14:59:20 -0600 From Red Wing to Vancouver For more than three decades, Riedell Shoes has made skate boots for national, world and Olympic athletes. This year, the Red Wing-based company made custom skates for five figure skaters competing in the Vancouver games. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/02/11/riedell-photos?refid=0 Fri, 12 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0600 Red Bulls: Beyond Deployment More than 1,200 soldiers from Minnesota's 34th Infantry Division National Guard brigade are returning home. MPR looks at what happens after the welcome back ceremonies are over. /projects/2010/02/beyond-deployment/?refid=0 Tue, 09 Feb 2010 10:28:50 -0600 St. Paul Winter Carnival ice sculptures The ice sculptures in Rice Park are a staple of the St. Paul Winter Carnival. Here are just a few of the many creations visitors might see slowly melting this year. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/01/26/ice-sculptures-stpaul?refid=0 Wed, 27 Jan 2010 00:00:00 -0600 Civil War Kids: Young Somalis in Minnesota Tens of thousands of Somalis escaped a brutal civil war, and now call Minnesota home. This is a glimpse into the stories of young Somalis confronting violence in their community, struggling with the psychological scars that the bloodshed in their homeland left behind and becoming stronger siblings, friends and leaders in the process. /features/2010/01/civil-war-kids-trailer.shtml?refid=0 Sun, 24 Jan 2010 08:59:07 -0600 Repairing snow globes and broken hearts Dick Heibel has been fixing snow globes for decades in Northfield, and says the thanks he gets from his customers is the reason he keeps doing it. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/12/24/snow-globe-repairman?refid=0 Thu, 24 Dec 2009 11:10:28 -0600 Photo tour: Great River Energy Great River Energy's headquarters campus features a 200-kilowatt wind turbine that originated in Denmark. Great River Energy, an electric generation and transmission cooperative, opened it's new headquarters in Maple Grove in April 2008, and the building was named the first Platinum certified LEED building in Minnesota by the U.S. Green Building Council. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/12/09/great-river-energy?refid=0 Wed, 09 Dec 2009 22:26:29 -0600 Last call at the Uptown Music fans in Minneapolis will be paying their final respects to the Uptown Bar this weekend. The revered music venue will close after its final show Sunday night, and then be demolished to make way for a new retail development. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/10/30/last-call-uptown?refid=0 Fri, 30 Oct 2009 16:37:54 -0500 Al Franken draws a map of the U.S. Sen. Al Franken draws a freehand map of the United States at the Minnesota State Fair. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/09/04/al-franken-draws-a-map-of-the-us?refid=0 Fri, 04 Sep 2009 20:17:53 -0500 Video: Minnesota State Fair food judging Judges at the Minnesota State Fair select the best baked goods from around the state. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/08/27/state-fair-judging?refid=0 Thu, 27 Aug 2009 15:07:51 -0500 Unicycle convention rolls through Minnesota Hundreds of unicycle enthusiasts from around the country gathered in Bloomington, Minnesota for the annual NAUCC. The 7-day championship included everything from competitive events to workshops. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/07/31/unicycle-convention?refid=0 Fri, 31 Jul 2009 15:01:43 -0500