Minnesota Public Radio features by Ann Arbor Miller http://minnesota.publicradio.org/about/people/mpr_people_display.php?aut_id=30761 en-us Copyright 2015 Minnesota Public Radio Thu, 26 Mar 2015 21:36:40 -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: 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