Minnesota Public Radio features by Ann Arbor Miller http://minnesota.publicradio.org/about/people/mpr_people_display.php?aut_id=30761 en-us Copyright 2018 Minnesota Public Radio Sat, 26 May 2018 06:36:18 -0500 Minnesota Public Radio features by Ann Arbor Miller http://minnesota.publicradio.org/standard/images/mpr003/logo_mpr.gif http://minnesota.publicradio.org/?refid=0 Photos: Winona's Kitchen helps feed pipeline protesters at Standing Rock With winter approaching, food and shelter are critical for the thousands gathered on the North Dakota prairie trying to stop the Dakota Access pipeline. To help feed them, Winona Kasto runs a kitchen, housed in a small makeshift tent. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/23/photos-winonas-kitchen-helps-feed-pipeline-protesters-at-standing-rock?refid=0 Wed, 23 Nov 2016 17:33:00 -0600 Photos: Patience and persistence pay off for Duluth photographer Ken Greshowak has built an impressive collection of photos, many of which he has created on his way to and from work. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/28/photos-patience-persistence-pay-off-for-duluth-photographer-instagram?refid=0 Thu, 28 Apr 2016 14:15:00 -0500 Photos: Discovering 'the good within' -- and all around Minnesota A Stillwater mother of four crafts a delightful diary online through iPhone images of found feathers, explorations on foot and tranquil scenes from a canoe's confines. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/02/17/photos-discovering-good-within-stillwater-minnesota-lake-instagram?refid=0 Wed, 17 Feb 2016 10:30:00 -0600 Photos: In Otter Tail County barn, sheep shearing takes center stage Fiber enthusiasts, assorted volunteers and a skilled sheep shearer gathered at Northcroft Farm in west-central Minnesota to tend to 30-some ewes and their woolly fleeces. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/01/20/photos-sheep-shearing-otter-tail-county-northcroft-farm-joan-ellison?refid=0 Wed, 20 Jan 2016 04:00:00 -0600 Photos: Visual poetry in southwest Minnesota Tamie Steffen Hornstein's appreciation for the land -- dotted with fence posts and weathered outbuildings -- runs deep. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/12/23/photos-visual-poetry-southwest-minnesota-instagram?refid=0 Wed, 23 Dec 2015 18:45:00 -0600 Boy's Christmas wish to be Santa comes true The spirit of Kris Kringle is alive and well in the Red River Valley. Just ask Keaton Nelson of West Fargo, N.D. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/12/11/fargo-boy-gets-wish-to-be-santa?refid=0 Fri, 11 Dec 2015 15:40:55 -0600 Photos: Celebrating Minnesota's natural wonders Tyler Anderson said he has "never been what you would call an artist person." But his creative side is finding its voice on Instagram, where Anderson shares his view of Minnesota. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/25/photos-natural-wonders?refid=0 Wed, 25 Nov 2015 16:30:00 -0600 Photos: Dreaming big and chasing fog in Minnesota's Wright County Photographer Christine Fagerlie discovered her muse when her family traded the suburbs for a rural property 30 miles away. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/27/photos-dreaming-big?refid=0 Tue, 27 Oct 2015 10:30:00 -0500 In southeast Minnesota, an autumn display of quiet beauty Photographer Brian Peterson set out to discover the wonder of Minnesota's four corners -- one for each season -- during a calendar year. A new book showcases his journey and the state. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/15/photos-state-of-wonders?refid=0 Thu, 15 Oct 2015 10:00:00 -0500 Photos: Spray can art steps up and out in Moorhead An interactive aerosol art workshop invited anyone and everyone to sample spraying acyclic paint on practice walls in the heart of the city. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/09/28/photos-aerosol-art?refid=0 Mon, 28 Sep 2015 10:45:00 -0500 Photos: 18 historic images from the 1963 March on Washington This week marks the 52nd anniversary of the civil rights event, which featured Martin Luther King Jr.'s iconic "I Have a Dream" speech and an impressive crowd of 250,000. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/08/26/photos-mlk-dream-speech?refid=0 Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:00:00 -0500 Minneapolis' past finds new life in digital image archive Architects, genealogists and history buffs have long known the value of the documents and photographs stashed away inside the Minneapolis City Hall clock tower. Now you can, too. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/08/21/minneapolis-digital-archive?refid=0 Fri, 21 Aug 2015 16:50:00 -0500 Founder of popular Zorbaz restaurant chain dies Tom Hanson launched the lakeside fixture more than four decades ago in a vacated beachside candy shop in Detroit Lakes, Minn. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/08/18/zorbaz-founder-dies?refid=0 Tue, 18 Aug 2015 11:30:00 -0500 5 things you didn't know about Chris Thile The mandolin virtuoso is set to become the new host of the popular "A Prairie Home Companion" radio show in September 2016. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/07/22/chris-thile?refid=0 Wed, 22 Jul 2015 10:45:00 -0500 New Americans: Finding refuge in Fargo-Moorhead Families from Iraqi Kurdistan, Nepal, Vietnam, Bosnia, Albania and handful of African nations — Somalia, Sudan, Liberia, Congo, Burundi and others — have discovered an unlikely haven in the Red River Valley. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/06/16/new-americans-fargo-moorhead?refid=0 Tue, 16 Jun 2015 08:00:00 -0500 Rat, tat, tat: Drumming creates rhythm, builds connections Kennedy Elementary music teacher Justin Depaolis-Metz started a drum circle as a way to create community and build connections at his Fargo school. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/06/15/photos-drum-circle?refid=0 Mon, 15 Jun 2015 04:00:00 -0500 Photos: Fargo-Moorhead's annual curbside treasure hunt A community tradition called Cleanup Week gives residents a chance to shed household extras. The spring cleaning also creates a free-for-all among scavengers eager to dig for valuables. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/05/07/photos-treasure-hunt?refid=0 Fri, 08 May 2015 04:00:00 -0500 For the love of trees, on Arbor Day and every day Minnesota celebrates Arbor Day on the last Friday in April. This Arbor Day, meet some folks in the region who love (and hug) and photograph trees. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/04/23/the-love-of-trees?refid=0 Thu, 23 Apr 2015 09:40:00 -0500 Photos: Warmup infects Minnesotans with spring fever Deep down, we know it's not truly spring, but the warm weather has brought on a serious case of spring fever around the state. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/03/13/photos-spring-fever?refid=0 Fri, 13 Mar 2015 11:28:55 -0500 Letters deliver annual tidings of joy, busyness Personal tidings from around the globe arrive in Fargo, North Dakota, each year where a communications professor eagerly receives them. Ann Burnett has collected holiday letters for about 15 years and counting. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/12/24/holiday-letters?refid=0 Wed, 24 Dec 2014 08:53:22 -0600 Photos: A look back at Thanksgiving in Minnesota This collection of historical images offers a sample of the expected (school pageants) and the unexpected (turkey races) activities of past celebrations. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/11/26/photos-minnesota-thanksgiving-historical?refid=0 Wed, 26 Nov 2014 13:05:39 -0600 Kool-Aid Man, you're the cops' prime suspect in Lino Lakes (on Twitter) What are the Kool-Aid Man and Imperial At-At Walkers doing in the Twitter feed of the Lino Lakes Police Department? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/09/30/lino-lakes-police-tweets?refid=0 Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:33:00 -0500 Photos: Holding Traverse County together With just 3,558 residents, or six people per square mile, Travis County along the South Dakota border is Minnesota's least populated -- and it fits most common definitions of frontier. It can be lonely, so people have come to rely on a far-flung network of agencies and collaborators to serve a population that's also one of the oldest in the state. We looked at how the county copes these challenges as part of our Forced To Choose series. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/12/14/forced-to-choose-photos-traverse-county?refid=0 Wed, 14 Dec 2011 12:00:00 -0600 Beekeepers closely watch population, productivity July is typically a busy month for bees, and peak time for honey production in Minnesota. It's also a busy time for beekeeper Jeff Anderson, who keeps a close eye on his hives - not just to watch for honey, but also for disease. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/07/13/bees-hive-health?refid=0 Thu, 14 Jul 2011 05:00:00 -0500 Photos: Barrel makers give new life to old craft A dying craft is being preserved in a small northern Minnesota town. Black Swan barrels is one of only a few remaining wooden barrel makers in the country. Tucked away inside a nondescript industrial building in the tiny town of Osage, the shop floor of this family-run business is a busy, noisy place. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/06/22/osage-whiskey-barrel-blackswan-photos?refid=0 Wed, 22 Jun 2011 12:27:26 -0500 Photos: Saving the golden-winged warbler Nearly half the golden-winged warblers in the world are in northern Minnesota right now for the summer breeding season, and the tiny birds have become the subjects of a two-year research project that could help determine whether they should be listed as a threatened or endangered species. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/06/16/photos-gold-winged-warblers?refid=0 Thu, 16 Jun 2011 00:04:55 -0500 Photos: Red River flooding from the air The water has reached record levels north of Fargo-Moorhead and dozens of roads are under water making travel nearly impossible. MPR News sent photojournalist Ann Arbor Miller to get an aerial view of the flooding in the Red River Valley. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/04/12/photos-red-river-flood-aerial?refid=0 Tue, 12 Apr 2011 07:26:55 -0500 Photos: As river rises, flood fight picks up in Fargo-Moorhead Volunteers and homeowners are building sandbag dikes to ready themselves for the expected rise of the Red River at Fargo-Moorhead to between 39 and 41 feet by late this weekend. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/04/06/photos-fargo-moorhead-red-river-flood-wednesday?refid=0 Wed, 06 Apr 2011 16:37:18 -0500 Photos: A slow start to flood fight in Fargo-Moorhead The rising Red River is expected to reach 39 to 41 feet this weekend, according to the National Weather Service. The cities of Fargo and Moorhead are delivering sandbags to neighborhoods to construct temporary dikes. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/04/06/red-river-fargo-moorhead-flooding?refid=0 Tue, 05 Apr 2011 00:00:00 -0500 Photos: Bear research in northwestern Minnesota Minnesota black bears are on the move in northwest Minnesota. Bears are expanding their range out of forested areas, into farmland. Researchers are trying to learn more about how and why these bears are adapting to a new habitat where bears traditionally did not live. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/03/14/photos-bear-researcher?refid=0 Tue, 15 Mar 2011 03:00:00 -0500 'Sandbag Central' opens in Fargo Efforts are underway in Fargo, N.D., to fill 3 million sandbags by mid-March in anticipation of the area's third consecutive major spring flood. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/02/14/sand-bag-central?refid=0 Mon, 14 Feb 2011 14:36:47 -0600