Minnesota Public Radio features by Robert Boos http://minnesota.publicradio.org/about/people/mpr_people_display.php?aut_id=31052 en-us Copyright 2014 Minnesota Public Radio Fri, 29 Aug 2014 05:04:48 -0500 Minnesota Public Radio features by Robert Boos http://minnesota.publicradio.org/standard/images/mpr003/logo_mpr.gif http://minnesota.publicradio.org/?refid=0 Map: Proposed copper-nickel mines in Minnesota A study on how an open pit copper-nickel mine could change the landscape just north of the town of Hoyt Lakes will be released in a 1,800-page environmental impact statement available on Dec. 6. This map shows the locations of proposed sites for the PolyMet and Twin Metals copper-nickel mines northern Minnesota. /features/2013/12/mining/metalsmining.shtml?refid=0 Mon, 02 Dec 2013 09:00:00 -0600 Craft beer production in Minnesota, 2006 to 2012 This chart displays beer production by the top ten Minnesota craft producers for years 2006 to 2012. The chart compares production by Summit (Minnesota's top producer) against the next nine top producers in the state. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2013/11/beerweek/beerproduction.shtml?refid=0 Fri, 22 Nov 2013 10:00:00 -0600 Minneapolis and St. Paul Elections 2013: A Voter's Toolbox Voters in Minneapolis will elect a new mayor, city council and park and recreation board today. In St. Paul, there's an election for mayor. And there are more municipal elections around the state. Here's the best of our coverage leading up to the polls opening, and election resources to help guide you to the ballot box. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2013/11/mplswards/mplswards.shtml?refid=0 Tue, 05 Nov 2013 04:00:00 -0600 Minneapolis election resources and voting guide Here are some election resources to help guide you to the ballot box when Minneapolis goes to vote on Tuesday. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2013/11/mplswards/mplswards.shtml?refid=0 Fri, 01 Nov 2013 17:50:29 -0500 Background: The missing Somali men Since 2007, at least 23 young Twin Cities men have left for the Horn of Africa, allegedly to take up arms in Somalia's civil war. Authorities believe the men joined al-Shabab, a ruthless and radical Islamic militia group vying to topple Somalia's weak transitional government. Here is what we know about these men. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/projects/ongoing/somali_timeline/?refid=0 Wed, 25 Sep 2013 19:07:00 -0500 Timeline: Southwest LRT freight rail debate Why is the Southwest Light Rail Transit project in such a mess? Transit planners are weighing what many consider to be two bad options. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2013/09/swlrt/timeline.shtml?refid=0 Wed, 11 Sep 2013 04:00:00 -0500 Chart: Minnesota State Fair daily attendance, 2011-2013 The 2013 Minnesota State Fair set new records for attendance. This chart shows attendance over the 12 days of the fair, ending on Labor Day. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2013/08/statefair/index2.shtml?refid=0 Tue, 03 Sep 2013 15:32:25 -0500 Chart: Rochester sales tax revenue distribution to 17 small towns The Rochester City Council recently voted to share its sales tax revenue with 17 small towns in southeastern Minnesota. The allocation comes after Rochester voters last fall to approve an extension of the local sales tax. The city will distribute $5 million to help support economic development projects. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2013/06/smallcities/smallcities.shtml?refid=0 Thu, 27 Jun 2013 04:00:00 -0500 Chart: Disparity of deaths by firearms shaped by race A charts shows dramatic differences in the role that guns play in the deaths of white and black Minnesotans. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2013/04/gundeaths/index.shtml?refid=0 Wed, 24 Apr 2013 04:00:00 -0500 Comparison of gun bills in Minnesota Legislature A side-by-side comparison of gun control bills currently being considered in the Minnesota Legislature. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2013/04/gunbills/gunbillscompare.shtml?refid=0 Tue, 09 Apr 2013 15:54:59 -0500 Infographic: Mayor Chris Coleman's St. Paul St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman has not yet announced whether will seek re-election yet. So far he doesn't even have a challenger. The only other candidate has dropped out. In the seven years since Coleman took office St. Paul has experienced higher property taxes, benefited from modestly lower crime, and spent public money to re-invest in the city's downtown. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2013/03/stpaul/?refid=0 Mon, 18 Mar 2013 04:00:00 -0500 Infographic: Ice-related deaths in Minnesota No ice is ever completely safe, according to the Department of Natural Resources. Two-hundred thirty-four people in Minnesota have died in ice-related accidents since 1976. View an infograph to see where incidents have occurred. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2013/02/icedeaths/?refid=0 Mon, 25 Feb 2013 15:02:37 -0600 Cargill resumes ground turkey production in Arkansas Cargill has approval from the federal government to resume ground turkey production at its plant in Springdale, Ark. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/08/17/cargill-resumes-ground-turkey-production-in-arkansas?refid=0 Wed, 17 Aug 2011 14:36:42 -0500