Minnesota Public Radio features by MPR News Staff http://minnesota.publicradio.org/about/people/mpr_people_display.php?aut_id=31295 en-us Copyright 2018 Minnesota Public Radio Thu, 24 May 2018 12:18:36 -0500 Minnesota Public Radio features by MPR News Staff http://minnesota.publicradio.org/standard/images/mpr003/logo_mpr.gif http://minnesota.publicradio.org/?refid=0 One hurt in officer-involved shooting in Crystal The incident happened late Wednesday in the 3600 block of Colorado Avenue North in Crystal. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/05/24/one-hurt-in-officer-involved-shooting-in-crystal?refid=0 Thu, 24 May 2018 05:59:49 -0500 Are the U.S. and China destined for war? Graham Allison and Walter Mondale discuss a new interpretation of the changing relationship between the US and China. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/05/22/us_and_china_destiny?refid=0 Tue, 22 May 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Monster quest: Angler lands record giant sturgeon on Rainy River Jack Burke and his fishing buddy were already having great luck during their early May northern Minnesota trip. Then Burke landed the Big One: a 73-inch long lake sturgeon. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/05/21/giant-sturgeon-fishing-record-rainy-river-minnesota?refid=0 Mon, 21 May 2018 15:18:05 -0500 Political Junkie on primaries, trade policy Political Junkie Ken Rudin discussed the latest news on midterms, recent primaries and trade negotiations. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/05/21/junkie-on-primaries-trade?refid=0 Mon, 21 May 2018 12:57:18 -0500 Father, young son die in northern Minnesota when kayak overturns Jesse Anderson of Northwood, Iowa, and his 4-year-old son died Saturday after their kayak overturned on Hart Lake in Hubbard County, southeast of Bemidji. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/05/21/father-young-son-die-in-northern-mn-kayak-overturns?refid=0 Mon, 21 May 2018 12:15:27 -0500 $1 million Powerball ticket sold in NE Minnesota Hey Minnesota, check your numbers. Someone bought a $1 million Powerball at Minit Mart Carlton in Carlton. A $50,000 winning ticket was sold at Casey's General Store in Moorhead, the Minnesota Lottery said Monday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/05/21/1-million-powerball-ticket-sold-ne-minnesota?refid=0 Mon, 21 May 2018 10:51:24 -0500 Getting 'Too Close' to the top of the charts The song about the effects of slow dancing was the best-selling single of 1998. It's one of the top five best-selling singles of all time by a Minnesota artist. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/05/21/getting-too-close-to-the-top-of-charts?refid=0 Mon, 21 May 2018 08:57:04 -0500 Gas prices in Minnesota at highest level since 2014 The average price of a gallon of gas in Minnesota on Sunday was about $2.83 a gallon &mdash; about 10 cents higher than a week ago. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/05/20/gas-prices-in-minnesota-at-highest-level-since-2014?refid=0 Sun, 20 May 2018 14:10:00 -0500 One killed in crash involving SUV and tractor along Minnesota highway The Minnesota State Patrol reported that the crash happened Saturday night along State Highway 15 between Hutchinson and Dassel. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/05/20/one-killed-in-crash-involving-suv-and-tractor-along-minnesota-highway?refid=0 Sun, 20 May 2018 11:40:00 -0500 Two hurt as motorcycle riders swerve to miss truck that crossed center line The State Patrol said three eastbound Harley-Davidson motorcycles had to take evasive action to avoid colliding with a westbound pickup truck that crossed the center line. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/05/19/two-hurt-as-motorcycle-riders-swerve-to-miss-truck-that-crossed-center-line?refid=0 Sat, 19 May 2018 16:05:00 -0500 Photos: Royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Photos from Saturday's royal wedding in Windsor, England. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/05/19/photos-royal-wedding-of-prince-harry-and-meghan-markle?refid=0 Sat, 19 May 2018 06:00:00 -0500 RiverCentre parking ramp to remain closed through weekend in wake of falling concrete The Wednesday night incident came as the city is seeking state funding to rebuild the 48-year-old parking ramp. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/05/18/rivercentre-parking-ramp-to-remain-closed-through-weekend-in-wake-of-falling-concrete?refid=0 Fri, 18 May 2018 12:40:00 -0500 Ranky Tanky celebrates Gullah culture The debut album by Ranky Tanky shot to the top of the Billboard jazz chart after the band was featured on Fresh Air in December. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/05/18/ranky-tanky-celebrates-gullah-culture?refid=0 Fri, 18 May 2018 09:40:50 -0500 Missing 2-year-old thought to be in Minnesota is safe; parents arrested Authorities Thursday asked for help finding a missing South Carolina 2-year-old girl, saying they were concerned for her well-being. She was found safe in Iowa. Her parents are in custody. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/05/18/missing-child-minnesota-south-carolina-found-safe?refid=0 Fri, 18 May 2018 09:11:38 -0500 Missing 2-year-old may be in Minnesota; authorities concerned Dakota Ray was taken April 15 from her South Carolina home by her parents. The Minnesota BCA says the girl had been removed from her parents' care. They were seen in Marshall, Minn., and may be headed toward the Twin Cities. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/05/17/missing-2-year-old-minnesota-carolina-authorities-alert?refid=0 Thu, 17 May 2018 12:33:15 -0500 Some Minnesota evergreens look like they're dying. Here's why. The DNR says it's hearing reports across southern Minnesota of spruce, arborvitae and other evergreens that appear to die suddenly. The agency knows why and says it's possible the trees may recover. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/05/17/evergreen-trees-scruffy-spring-southern-minnesota?refid=0 Thu, 17 May 2018 10:27:17 -0500 Twin Cities radio helped launch Hall and Oates' career Hall and Oates were relatively unknown when their second album "Abandoned Luncheonette" came out in 1973. That album did not produce any national hits. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/05/16/twin-cities-radio-helped-launch-hall-oates-career?refid=0 Wed, 16 May 2018 08:58:03 -0500 Mosaic moving corporate headquarters to Florida Mosaic Company announced it would move its headquarters from Plymouth to Hillsborough County, Florida. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/05/14/mosaic-moving-corporate-headquarters?refid=0 Mon, 14 May 2018 21:36:29 -0500 Minneapolis City Council weighs raising tobacco-buying age to 21 If the proposal is approved, Minneapolis would join several other Minnesota communities that have made similar moves in recent months. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/05/13/minneapolis-city-council-weighs-raising-tobaccobuying-age-to-21?refid=0 Sun, 13 May 2018 18:10:00 -0500 Photos: After more than 76 years, WWII veteran laid to rest in Minnesota Quentin Gifford of Mankato was serving on the USS Oklahoma and was 22 at the time of the attack. His remains were unidentified for more than seven decades, buried at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Hawaii. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/05/12/photos-after-more-than-76-years-world-war-ii-veteran-is-laid-to-rest-in-minnesota?refid=0 Sat, 12 May 2018 18:00:00 -0500 Dayton catches three bass on his final fishing opener as governor "We had a great time... I caught three bass, which made my whole day (and) made my last fishing opener (as governor) very special," Dayton said. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/05/12/dayton-catches-three-bass-on-his-final-fishing-opener-as-governor?refid=0 Sat, 12 May 2018 13:10:00 -0500 Motorcyclist dies in Interstate 35 crash The Minnesota State Patrol reported that the crash happened just before 3 p.m. as southbound traffic was slowing for construction ahead, near Wyoming, Minn. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/05/12/motorcyclist-dies-in-interstate-35-crash?refid=0 Sat, 12 May 2018 08:15:00 -0500 TPT's Jim Pagliarini announces retirement Jim Pagliarini made the announcement Friday after 21 years in the position. Pagliarini is credited for making TPT a national leader in innovation and one of the most watched public TV stations in the country. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/05/11/jim-pagliarini-plans-retirement?refid=0 Fri, 11 May 2018 17:55:00 -0500 Mother's Day weekend: Make your brunch battle plans now What's better than a Mother's Day mimosa? A whole brunch spread. Here's where to look or recipes you can make. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/05/11/where-to-find-mothers-day-brunch-minnesota?refid=0 Fri, 11 May 2018 13:00:00 -0500 I-94, I-394 closures top Twin Cities weekend road woes The west metro will be a maze of detours again this weekend, and Mother's Day and the spring fishing opener won't make it an easier. Here's your guide to the construction hassles. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/05/11/i94-i394-closures-top-twin-cities-weekend-road-woes?refid=0 Fri, 11 May 2018 11:36:29 -0500 Hear Judy Garland sing about Minnesota at centennial More than 20,000 people attended the event at Memorial Stadium on the University of Minnesota campus. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/05/11/judy-garland-sings-minnesota-centennial?refid=0 Fri, 11 May 2018 09:36:25 -0500 Trump points finger at Ellison's 'I don't believe in borders' T-shirt At a campaign rally in Indiana, President Trump called out Rep. Keith Ellison for wearing an anti-border T-shirt at a May 6 parade in Minneapolis. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/05/11/trump-dnc-chair-keith-ellison-i-dont-believe-in-borders-tshirt-may-day-minneapolis-rally?refid=0 Fri, 11 May 2018 08:00:00 -0500 2018 Minnesota fishing opener: trivia, history -- and a test of your angling knowledge Ahead of the fishing opener, here's a collection of fishing trivia, history and facts about fishing in Minnesota -- along with a quiz to test your angler knowledge. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/05/11/2018-minnesota-fishing-opener-facts-stats-and-trivia?refid=0 Fri, 11 May 2018 04:00:00 -0500 BCA: Missing Waseca County teen found safe Authorities had been concerned enough about Grace Cummins that they sought the public's help on Thursday afternoon to find her. Late Thursday night, the BCA said the 16-year-old was found safe in Albert Lea, Minn. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/05/10/waseca-county-teen-missing-authorities-concerned?refid=0 Thu, 10 May 2018 14:54:03 -0500 The forgotten struggle for civil rights in the northern U.S. Here's the story of a Minnesota woman, Anna Arnold Hedgeman, who was a longtime activist for civil rights, but has been mostly forgotten. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/05/10/civil_rights_activism_in_the_north?refid=0 Thu, 10 May 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan on leadership and peace Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan says the characteristics of good leaders are judgment, discipline, compassion and a keen sense of what's right and wrong. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/05/09/kofi_annan_on_leadership_and_peace?refid=0 Wed, 09 May 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak sickens 10 in Minnesota The illnesses from romaine grown around Yuma, Ariz., have hit more than 20 states. Minnesota Health officials say do not eat romaine unless you're certain it is not from the Yuma region. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/05/08/romaine-lettuce-e-coli-outbreak-10-sickened-minnesota?refid=0 Tue, 08 May 2018 15:11:34 -0500 Sowing chaos: Russia's disinformation war An exploration of Russia's longtime, and ongoing, disinformation and propaganda campaigns which are intended to sow chaos in Europe and the United States. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/05/08/russia_sowing_chaos?refid=0 Tue, 08 May 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Beard best chef in the Midwest goes to Minneapolis' Gavin Kaysen Gavin Kaysen of Spoon and Stable was named "Best Chef: Midwest" at the James Beard Awards on Monday evening. He was among seven Minnesotans nominated for awards. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/05/07/twin-cities-winners-at-james-bear-awards-food?refid=0 Mon, 07 May 2018 20:42:19 -0500 How Elton John got his name Fifty years ago, the British blues band Bluesology was on a flight home from a gig and keyboard player Reginald Dwight was trying to come up with a stage name for his nascent solo career. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/05/07/how-elton-john-got-his-name?refid=0 Mon, 07 May 2018 08:27:36 -0500 How secure is our election system? How secure are our voting systems? Elections expert Doug Chapin talks about what we know has happened and what's next in the fight to secure American democracy. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/05/07/securing_elections_and_democracy?refid=0 Mon, 07 May 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Prescribed burns scheduled to start Monday along several Minnesota highways Drivers may see smoke from the fires, but all roadways will remain open, the Minnesota Department of Transportation reported. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/05/06/prescribed-burns-scheduled-monday-along-several-minnesota-highways?refid=0 Sun, 06 May 2018 18:15:00 -0500 Wisconsin sheriff's deputies free entangled eagles The Dunn County Sheriff's Office reported that deputies received a call about two injured eagles on Saturday along a fence line near the Red Cedar State Trail near Downsville. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/05/06/wisconsin-sheriffs-deputies-free-entangled-eagles-?refid=0 Sun, 06 May 2018 17:20:00 -0500 Ice-out declared on Lake Minnetonka, tying the latest on record This year's ice-out ties 1857 for the latest on record; statistics for ice-out on Lake Minnetonka go back to 1855. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/05/05/iceout-declared-on-lake-minnetonka-tying-the-latest-on-record?refid=0 Sat, 05 May 2018 15:10:00 -0500 Charges filed in connection with shooting at Little Earth housing complex in Minneapolis Police say they arrived Wednesday to find more than 50 people in a parking lot where six people ages 14 to 46 had been hit by gunfire. Two remain in critical condition. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/05/04/charges-filed-in-connection-with-shooting-at-little-earth-housing-complex-in-minneapolis?refid=0 Fri, 04 May 2018 15:50:00 -0500 Melvin Carter sings 'Brown-Eyed Mayor' The St. Paul mayor played the piano and sang his own rewrite of Van Morrison's "Brown-Eyed Girl." Carter turned it into a humorous take on what it's like to be the first person of color elected the city's mayor. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/05/04/melvin-carter-sings-brown-eyes-mayor?refid=0 Fri, 04 May 2018 09:55:15 -0500 Thread Book Hour: Carter Meland and Terese Mailhot Today on MPR News Presents it's the Thread Book Hour with a duo of Native American authors. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/05/04/thread_interviews_native_american_authors?refid=0 Fri, 04 May 2018 00:00:00 -0500 MN Health: Don't eat any Lake Elmo fish, Lake Harriet largemouth The Minnesota Health Department cited new science about a chemical contaminant found in the fish that led the agency to cut the standard considered safe for consumption. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/05/03/minnesota-health-warning-lake-elmo-lake-harriet-fish?refid=0 Thu, 03 May 2018 12:08:00 -0500 Cuban singer Dayme Arocena performs Thursday in Minneapolis The show was originally scheduled for last November but Arocena's tour was postponed because of what she calls "unexpected changes at the U.S. Embassy in Havana." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/05/03/cuban-singer-dayme-arocena-performs-thursday-in-minneapolis?refid=0 Thu, 03 May 2018 09:10:54 -0500 What kind of health care system should the U.S. adopt? A discussion at St. Olaf College about the kind of health care system America should have. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/05/03/health_care_for_america?refid=0 Thu, 03 May 2018 00:00:00 -0500 David Fahrenthold on using instincts and persistence to investigate Trump Washington Post politics reporter David Fahrenthold didn't set out to investigate Donald Trump's charitable giving, but a curious incident during Trump's presidential campaign piqued his curiosity and led to a powerful series of stories and ultimately, the Pulitzer Prize. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/05/02/david-fahrenthold-on-using-instincts-and-persistence-to-investigate-trump?refid=0 Wed, 02 May 2018 14:01:23 -0500 The forerunner to Alvin and the Chipmunks Sixty years ago "Witch Doctor" by David Seville was No. 1 on the Billboard pop chart. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/05/02/witch-doctor-number-one-60-years-ago?refid=0 Wed, 02 May 2018 08:55:30 -0500 Thomas Friedman seeks 'Mother Nature' resilience in all institutions Thomas Friedman says we're in a period of rapidly accelerating change and he suggests we adopt a "Mother Nature" strategy of resilience. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/05/02/thomas_friedman_mother_nature_politics?refid=0 Wed, 02 May 2018 00:00:00 -0500 In the Dark Season 2: Man tried 6 times for the same crime This season of In the Dark, back Tuesday, is about the prosecution of a Mississippi man who's been tried six times for the same crime and the prosecutor who's spent two decades trying to execute him. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/30/man-tried-six-times-for-the-same-crime-season-two-of-in-the-dark-out-today?refid=0 Tue, 01 May 2018 04:00:00 -0500 Steve Schmidt on America as an idea Former top GOP adviser comments on current political events, at the Westminster Town Hall Forum in Minneapolis. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/05/01/steve_schmidt_westminster_forum?refid=0 Tue, 01 May 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Which state is best for millennials, Wisconsin or Minnesota? How do you attract millennials to your city? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/30/which-state-is-best-for-millennials-wisconsin-or-minnesota?refid=0 Mon, 30 Apr 2018 14:41:41 -0500 The winner of our most-loved Minnesota lake contest is ... Lake Superior The great lake has triumphed as Minnesota's favorite. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/30/most-loved-lake-contest-winner?refid=0 Mon, 30 Apr 2018 14:28:00 -0500 What can music tell us about activism and protest movements? How protest songs become part of a movement for cultural or political change. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/30/what-can-music-tell-us-about-activism-and-protest-movements?refid=0 Mon, 30 Apr 2018 13:54:16 -0500 A Minneapolis lake's story, told through its trash Sean Connaughty collects trash from his beloved Lake Hiawatha almost every day. Battling pollution isn't a hopeless cause for him: "The one thing that's kept me going is that I'm confident we're going to come together as a community and resolve the problem." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/30/photos-sean-connaughty-lake-hiawatha-trash-collection?refid=0 Mon, 30 Apr 2018 11:22:34 -0500 Amazon to add 200 high-tech jobs in Minneapolis The retail giant says it will expand its Minneapolis Tech Hub, hiring in fields that include transportation technology and cloud computing. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/30/amazon-adds-200-high-tech-jobs-minneapolis?refid=0 Mon, 30 Apr 2018 10:15:56 -0500 Farrell and Johnston size up the economy in the spring Louis Johnston and Chris Farrell say the state of the economy is good, but there are some worrisome storm clouds on the horizon. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/30/johnston_and_farrell_on_economy?refid=0 Mon, 30 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Authorities issue warning after three fall into Lake Superior from icy shore in Duluth While the lake is no longer ice-covered this spring, large mounds of ice remain along the shore on Park Point. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/29/authorities-issue-warning-after-three-fall-into-lake-superior-from-icy-shore-in-duluth?refid=0 Sun, 29 Apr 2018 11:55:00 -0500 Red flag warning for dangerous fire conditions issued for much of Minnesota The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for much of eastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin for Sunday afternoon and evening. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/28/dangerous-fire-conditions-expected-across-much-of-minnesota-on-sunday?refid=0 Sat, 28 Apr 2018 18:15:00 -0500 Air, water monitoring continues near site of Superior refinery fire On Saturday, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources reported that air quality in the area was "improving." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/28/air-water-monitoring-continues-near-site-of-superior-refinery-fire?refid=0 Sat, 28 Apr 2018 16:55:00 -0500 'Sioux Chef' cookbook wins James Beard Award "The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen," by Sean Sherman and Beth Dooley and published by University of Minnesota Press, won in the American cookbook category. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/28/sioux-chef-wins-james-beard-award-cookbook?refid=0 Sat, 28 Apr 2018 12:55:48 -0500 Final round for Minnesota's most-loved lake: Superior vs. Kabetogama Our most-loved Minnesota lake contest is in its final round, with two heavy hitters vying for the crown: Lake Superior vs. Lake Kabetogama. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/27/final-most-loved-lake-round-superior-kabetogama?refid=0 Fri, 27 Apr 2018 11:33:47 -0500 Husky Energy refinery blast in Wisconsin: What we know The aftermath of a series of explosions and fires at the Husky Energy oil refinery in Superior, Wis., Thursday left thousands evacuated into Friday morning. Here is what we know. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/26/superior-wisconsin-husky-crude-oil-refinery-explosion-faq-latest?refid=0 Thu, 26 Apr 2018 13:32:14 -0500 Superior refinery explosion: Fire extinguished, evacuation order lifted Firefighters extinguished a blaze at a refinery that sent heavy noxious black smoke into the air for nearly eight hours Thursday that forced a massive evacuation in Superior, Wis. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/26/superior-oil-refinery-explosion?refid=0 Thu, 26 Apr 2018 11:12:22 -0500 Two MPR specials: 'Postcard from a Lynching' documentary and '74 Seconds' podcast Two pieces of award-winning MPR journalism, including a documentary about the 1920 lynching in Duluth and the "74 Seconds" podcast. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/26/mpr_specials?refid=0 Thu, 26 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0500 The final 4 loved lakes: Rainy Lake vs. Kabetogama Lake We're down to Minnesotans' four most-loved lakes. Vote now in the second battle: Rainy Lake vs. Kabetogama Lake. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/23/top-4-lake-voting-round?refid=0 Wed, 25 Apr 2018 10:55:00 -0500 Blending the music of China and Syria Pipa player Gao Hong and oud player Issam Rafea will perform together Wednesday night at the Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/25/gao-hong-issam-rafea?refid=0 Wed, 25 Apr 2018 08:56:45 -0500 Video: Water skiing with the Bible Debbie Kraft offers Christian mentorship to kids and teens, while encouraging them to do things like care for the environment, water ski, wakeboard and fish. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/25/water-main-teaching-about-gods-creation-on-water-skis?refid=0 Wed, 25 Apr 2018 04:00:00 -0500 Listen to all of MPR News' Peabody-winning 74 Seconds podcast In July 2016, officer Jeronimo Yanez shot Philando Castile during a traffic stop in a Twin Cities suburb. The world watched the aftermath, live on Facebook. Yanez was charged in Castile's death. Jurors found him not guilty on all charges June 16, 2017. MPR News covered the trial on the air, online and in the 74 Seconds podcast. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/24/74-seconds-podcast-peabody-mpr-news?refid=0 Tue, 24 Apr 2018 02:00:00 -0500 Conversations on the Creative Economy: Bemidji entrepreneurs Chris Farrell interviews Bemidji entrepreneurs for his Conversations on the Creative Economy series. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/24/bemidji_entrepreneurs?refid=0 Tue, 24 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0500 2018 Minnesota Book Award winners announced The annual celebration honored everything from children's books to book arts projects. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/21/books-minnesota-book-awards?refid=0 Sun, 22 Apr 2018 06:00:00 -0500 Hagedorn, Feehan earn party endorsements in Minnesota's 1st District Members of each party met for their endorsing conventions on Saturday &mdash; Republicans in Mankato and Democrats in Le Sueur. Republicans endorsed Jim Hagedorn, while Democrats endorsed Dan Feehan. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/21/republicans-endorse-hagedorn-in-minnesotas-1st-district?refid=0 Sat, 21 Apr 2018 15:21:20 -0500 Minn. woman suspected in 2 murders arrested in Texas U.S. marshals arrested Lois Riess on Thursday night in South Padre Island, Texas, after she spent weeks on the run while being sought in connection with two killings, KARE 11 reports. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/19/blooming-prairie-lois-riess-arrest?refid=0 Thu, 19 Apr 2018 21:33:52 -0500 Read settlement documents, search warrants in Prince case Federal authorities released documents Thursday tied to the settlement between a Minnesota doctor accused of illegally prescribing an opioid painkiller for Prince a week before the musician died from a fentanyl overdose. A search warrant was also unsealed. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/19/read-settlement-documents-between-us-doj-and-doctor-who-treated-prince--?refid=0 Thu, 19 Apr 2018 10:45:26 -0500 Doctor who treated Prince agrees to $30K penalty for illegal prescription The settlement involves a Minnesota doctor accused of illegally prescribing an opioid painkiller for Prince a week before the musician died from a fentanyl overdose. The Carver County Attorney's Office is expected to speak at 11:30 a.m. about any possible criminal charges tied to the inquiry. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/19/doctor-who-treated-prince-pays-30k-for-illegal-prescription?refid=0 Thu, 19 Apr 2018 10:04:11 -0500 Minneapolis man charged for beating Metro Transit bus driver Prosecutors say Sterling Smith claimed he beat the driver because he thought he heard the driver use a racial slur, but the entire incident was recorded and no such statement is heard. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/18/mpls-man-charged-beating-metro-transit-bus-driver?refid=0 Wed, 18 Apr 2018 13:25:54 -0500 Ex-GOP chair Downey exits Minnesota governor's race Keith Downey said he still believed in his message but "the opportunity for me to win" had passed. His announcement came a day after campaign finance reports showed ex-Gov. Tim Pawlenty with a massive fundraising lead. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/18/keith-downy-exits-minnesota-governors-race?refid=0 Wed, 18 Apr 2018 11:38:34 -0500 Somali-American reflects: 'I didn't know what a lake meant' Mahmud Kanyare, a refugee from Somalia, fell in love with nature during a sixth-grade camping trip that transformed his life. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/18/one-somali-americans-journey-learning-what-camp-and-lake-mean-in-minnesota?refid=0 Wed, 18 Apr 2018 10:43:09 -0500 MnDOT closing I-35W north in Mpls. overnight Wednesday I-35W north between Highway 62 and I-94 closes 10 p.m. Wednesday with a southbound closure overnight Thursday into Friday. MnDOT's also closing the ramp from I-94 west to 11th Street for two months starting Monday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/18/mndot-closing-i35w-north-mpls-overnight-wednesday?refid=0 Wed, 18 Apr 2018 10:36:23 -0500 Feds: $5K reward to find suspected Blooming Prairie killer Lois Riess, 56, is wanted in connection with her husband's death in Minnesota and for allegedly killing a woman in Florida and stealing her identity. Federal marshals trying to hunt her down say she's armed and dangerous. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/17/lois-riess-minnesota-florida-homicide-suspect-reward?refid=0 Tue, 17 Apr 2018 13:48:12 -0500 Remembering Linda McCartney Linda McCartney died 20 years ago Tuesday after a three-year battle with breast cancer. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/17/remembering-linda-mccartney?refid=0 Tue, 17 Apr 2018 08:43:26 -0500 Jeff Goodell: The Water Will Come This is Water Month on Minnesota Public Radio....and water is the most visible and tangible impact of climate disruption: drought, downpours, floods and rising sea levels. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/16/the_water_will_come?refid=0 Mon, 16 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Twins postpone Friday night game as snowstorm nears Friday night's game will be rescheduled for a date announced later. There's no information yet on whether the snow might force rescheduling of the Saturday and Sunday games. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/13/twins-postpone-friday-night-game-as-snowstorm-nears?refid=0 Fri, 13 Apr 2018 15:26:53 -0500 8 loved lakes: Crane Lake (4) v Lake Pepin (5) After over 11,000 votes for the top 20 lakes, you've narrowed it down to Minnesota's elite eight lakes. Vote now: Crane Lake (4) v Lake Pepin (5). http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/11/minnesota-most-loved-lake-contest-top-8-voting?refid=0 Fri, 13 Apr 2018 13:22:00 -0500 Thread Book Hour: Author and cultural critic Roxane Gay The Fast and the Furious, feminism, CSI, and Little House on the Prairie. What do all those topics have in common? Writer Roxane Gay. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/13/roxane_gay_thread_book_hour?refid=0 Fri, 13 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Whalen to lead Gopher women's hoops, still play for Lynx Lindsay Whalen, who made her fame as a University of Minnesota basketball star and then as a WNBA champion, will take over coaching women's basketball at the U, university officials said Thursday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/12/lindsay-whalen-coach-minnesota-women-basketball-lynx?refid=0 Thu, 12 Apr 2018 15:30:00 -0500 Bettye LaVette interprets Bob Dylan Bettye LaVette will be performing Thursday at the Dakota Jazz Club in Minneapolis. Her latest album is composed entirely of songs written by Bob Dylan. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/12/bettye-lavette-interprets-bob-dylan?refid=0 Thu, 12 Apr 2018 09:47:17 -0500 Kaddish: Reflections on the Holocaust in Words and Music On Holocaust Remembrance Day, "Kaddish: Reflections on the Holocaust in Music and Words," by MPR's Mindy Ratner. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/12/reflections_on_the_holocaust?refid=0 Thu, 12 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0500 A St. Paul man shares his fishing tradition Fishing is a big tradition for all kinds of Minnesotans, including many members of the Hmong community. Chu Xiong of Midwest Hmong Outdoors shares his story. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/11/how-hmong-fishing-traditions-are-evolving-even-here-in-minnesota?refid=0 Wed, 11 Apr 2018 13:39:26 -0500 Lake Vermilion: 'The lake of the red sunsets' The 40,000-acre lake has made the top eight in our most-loved lake contest. See why and cast your vote. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/11/top-lake-vermilion?refid=0 Wed, 11 Apr 2018 12:00:00 -0500 Rainy Lake: A 'pristine, hidden paradise' on the Canadian border This island-filled lake is a finalist for our most-loved lake contest. See why and cast your vote. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/11/top-lake-rainy?refid=0 Wed, 11 Apr 2018 12:00:00 -0500 Lake Superior: 'God-like and humbling' The Great Lake is a finalist for our most-loved lake contest. See why and cast your vote. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/11/top-lake-superior?refid=0 Wed, 11 Apr 2018 12:00:00 -0500 Lake Minnewaska: The 'good water' Minnewaska is a finalist for our most-loved lake contest. See why and cast your vote. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/11/top-lake-minnewaska?refid=0 Wed, 11 Apr 2018 12:00:00 -0500 Lake Waconia: An urban oasis, and home to Coney Island of the West The west metro lake is a finalist for our most-loved lake contest. See why and cast your vote. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/11/top-lake-waconia?refid=0 Wed, 11 Apr 2018 12:00:00 -0500 Lake Pepin: Birthplace of waterskiing This southeast Minnesota lake has made the top eight in our most-loved lake contest. See why and cast your vote. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/11/top-lake-pepin?refid=0 Wed, 11 Apr 2018 12:00:00 -0500 Kabetogama Lake : Sunrises, sunsets and Northern Lights Kab is a finalist for our most-loved lake contest. See why and cast your vote. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/11/top-lake-kabetogama?refid=0 Wed, 11 Apr 2018 12:00:00 -0500 Crane Lake: 'The end-of-the-road town where everyone knows everyone' The northern Minnesota lake as made the top eight in our most-loved lake contest. See why and cast your vote. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/11/top-lake-crane?refid=0 Wed, 11 Apr 2018 12:00:00 -0500 Turning Johnny Cash's poems into music "Johnny Cash: Forever Words," which was produced by Johnny Cash's son features an interesting assortment of artists including the Jayhawks, Elvis Costello, Allsion Kraus, Brad Paisley and Roseanne Cash. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/10/turning-johnny-cash-poem-into-music?refid=0 Tue, 10 Apr 2018 08:58:15 -0500 America Abroad: 'Syria and Fragile States' Public radio's "1A" host Joshua Johnson moderates a town hall that takes a broader look at US involvement in places like Syria and other fragile states. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/09/syria_and_fragile_states?refid=0 Mon, 09 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Sunday's Twins-Mariners game postponed due to weather The game will be made up on Monday, May 14 at 6:10 p.m., a mutual off day for both clubs. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/08/sundays-twinsmariners-game-postponed-due-to-weather?refid=0 Sun, 08 Apr 2018 10:11:23 -0500 Ex-Best Buy CEO quits Mayo board; donated to group that placed anti-Islam ads Brad Anderson has stepped down from the Mayo Clinic board after he confirmed he contributed $25,000 in 2016 to a right-wing group that distributed inflammatory anti-Muslim videos. He remains on Minnesota Public Radio's board. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/06/brad-anderson-anti-islam-ads-group-donation?refid=0 Fri, 06 Apr 2018 17:03:10 -0500 IQ2 debate: The more we evolve, the less we need God Does God have a place in 21st century human affairs? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/06/do_evolved_humans_need_god?refid=0 Fri, 06 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Vote now: Speak up for your favorite Minnesota lake After thousands of votes poured in, your top 20 most-loved Minnesota lakes are here. Vote now for your favorite. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/05/most-loved-minnesota-lake-round-2?refid=0 Thu, 05 Apr 2018 14:46:06 -0500 How do we stop plastic pollution in our water? Think of it like a flooding kitchen sink, a chemistry prof tells MPR News. You need to start with the source of the problem, which means drastically cutting plastic use. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/05/how-do-we-stop-plastic-pollution-in-our-water?refid=0 Thu, 05 Apr 2018 14:09:03 -0500 DNR OKs walleye keepers for Upper Red Lake Anglers fishing Upper Red Lake this spring will again be able to keep four walleye, the DNR said Thursday. The rules stand in contrast to walleye fishing at Lake Mille Lacs, which will remain catch-and-release only. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/05/walleye-minnesota-upper-red-lake-open-water-season?refid=0 Thu, 05 Apr 2018 10:21:41 -0500 'America First' foreign policy: Then and now The long history of debate over America's role in the world, and whether to be interventionist or isolationist. President Trump's "America First" nationalistic approach has been seen before. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/05/america_first?refid=0 Thu, 05 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Orange cone season ahead: MnDOT rolls out $1.1B in roadwork for 2018 The list includes 253 road and bridge projects, many of which are already underway. That includes the Red Wing bridge replacement and resurfacing I-35 in the north metro. Here's a look at some of what's coming. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/04/minnesota-road-construction-season-2018-kickoff?refid=0 Wed, 04 Apr 2018 11:30:45 -0500 One woman's connection to the St. Louis River Lyz Jaakola, a musician and member of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, shares her special connection to the St. Louis River, which has been deemed impaired. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/04/lyz-jaakola-water-st-louis-river?refid=0 Wed, 04 Apr 2018 08:49:55 -0500 Understanding King's complex legacy five decades later Martin Luther King Jr. remains one of the most vivid symbols of hope for racial unity in America. But that's not the way he was viewed in the last years of his life. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/04/apm_kings_last_march?refid=0 Wed, 04 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0500 2 experts take stock of Minnesota's lakes Two experts joined MPR News host Mike Mulcahy to discuss the health of our state's prized lakes and answer your most pressing questions. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/03/water-month-state-of-minnesotas-lakes?refid=0 Tue, 03 Apr 2018 15:17:15 -0500 How to remember the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. this week in Minnesota Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.'s life will be remembered at a number of events around Minneapolis and St. Paul on the 50th anniversary of his assassination. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/02/collection-of-mlk-speeches?refid=0 Tue, 03 Apr 2018 09:34:26 -0500 Copyright concerns delay Messersmith's album release The Star Tribune reports that after the album was finished someone noticed that parts of Jeremy Messersmith's song "Purple Hearts" sound enough like "Sweet Caroline" that it could get them sued for copyright infringement. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/03/copyright-concerns-delay-messersmith-album-release?refid=0 Tue, 03 Apr 2018 08:36:38 -0500 National Book Award finalists: 'Never Caught' and 'Democracy in Chains' Two 2017 National Book Award finalists speak at Concordia College in Moorhead about their books, "Never Caught: The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge," and "Democracy in Chains." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/03/dunbar_and_maclean_at_concordia_moorhead?refid=0 Tue, 03 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Polaris fined $27M; too slow disclosing vehicle defects Minnesota-based Polaris received 150 reports of fires tied to its RZR recreational off-road vehicles before reporting problems; one resulted in the death of a 15-year old, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said Monday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/02/polaris-fined-27-million-slow-disclosing-vehicle-dangers?refid=0 Mon, 02 Apr 2018 15:41:37 -0500 5 things you should know about aquatic invasive species Our water quality and supply is being degraded by aquatic "bullies." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/02/water_main_aquatic_invasives?refid=0 Mon, 02 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0500 What's your favorite lake in Minnesota? What lake in Minnesota is your favorite? Help MPR News explore why so many Minnesotans are captivated by and connected to one of the thousands of lakes that add to our state's greatness. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/30/most-loved-minnesota-lake?refid=0 Fri, 30 Mar 2018 13:24:33 -0500 Hunting for Easter fun? Here's where to find egg hunts and brunch this weekend Here's a list of just some of the egg hunt events being held across the state this weekend. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/29/suggestions-for-easter-activities-egg-hunts-brunch?refid=0 Fri, 30 Mar 2018 04:00:00 -0500 The forgotten struggle for civil rights in the northern U.S. As we come to the end of Women's History Month, this hour you'll hear about a Minnesota woman who was a longtime activist for civil rights, but has been mostly forgotten. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/30/struggle_for_civil_rights_in_the_north?refid=0 Fri, 30 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0500 What's to become of the great American road trip? The latest edition of Chris Farrell's "Conversations on the Creative Economy" series might get you thinking about taking a good old-fashioned American road trip this summer. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/29/the_creative_economy?refid=0 Thu, 29 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0500 How Russia's history informs its present and future A century later, an in-depth conversation on the legacy of the Russian Revolution and its impact on Russia's role in the world today. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/28/russia_past_and_future?refid=0 Wed, 28 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0500 On the Media: What the Facebook flap really means "On the Media" takes a look at what exactly went on with Cambridge Analytica and Facebook. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/27/facebook_under_fire?refid=0 Tue, 27 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Jack White's 'messy, sprawling, daffy' album Rolling Stone calls "Boarding House Reach" his strangest record and describes the music as "a messy, sprawling, daffy, howling set that sounds spiritually hungry, collectively driven and, instructively, a little bit lost." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/26/jack-white-strangest-album-yet?refid=0 Mon, 26 Mar 2018 08:33:54 -0500 Amy Chua on rediscovering our national identity Best-selling author and Yale law professor Amy Chua speaks about the dangers of our polarized America and the importance of a strong national identity. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/26/amy_chua_on_american_tribalism?refid=0 Mon, 26 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Former Minnesota First Lady Jane Freeman dies at 96 Freeman served as the National President of the Girl Scouts of America for a time and also helped establish the Freedom from Hunger Foundation. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/23/former-minnesota-first-lady-jane-freeman-diea-at-96?refid=0 Fri, 23 Mar 2018 18:41:45 -0500 IQ2 debate: Humanitarian intervention does more harm than good A new debate from the Intelligence Squared series. This time the debate motion is: "Humanitarian Intervention Does More Harm than Good." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/23/humanitarian_aid_more_harm_than_good?refid=0 Fri, 23 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Minnesota gun owners share their views on AR-15s and semi-automatic weapons As students head to Washington to call for an end to gun violence some Minnesota gun owners are sharing their views on the weapons that have come into the crosshairs of a movement bolstered by a new wave of youthful energy. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/19/gun-owners-share-thoughts?refid=0 Thu, 22 Mar 2018 13:37:46 -0500 MN jobless rate dips to 3.2 percent; black unemployment at record low While still much higher than the state's white jobless rate, estimates show African-American joblessness fell to 6.9 percent in February; the rate for Latinos fell to 3.3 percent. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/22/minn-jobless-rate-feb-record-low-black-unemployment?refid=0 Thu, 22 Mar 2018 10:51:34 -0500 Why Buckethead wears a KFC bucket Brian Carroll will be performing Thursday night at the Cabooze in Minneapolis. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/22/why-buckethead-wears-kfc-bucket?refid=0 Thu, 22 Mar 2018 09:49:39 -0500 Journalist Suzy Hansen at Westminster Town Hall Forum Westminster Town Hall Forum featuring journalist Suzy Hansen, author of "Notes on a Foreign Country: An American Abroad in a Post-American World." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/22/westminster_town_fall_forum?refid=0 Thu, 22 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Mpls. Rep. Thissen among Minnesota Supreme Court finalists A state panel is recommending Gov. Mark Dayton pick among four candidates to fill an open Minnesota Supreme Court seat. They include Minneapolis DFL Rep. Paul Thissen, who is leaving the Legislature after a failed run for governor. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/21/minnesota-supreme-court-finalists-thissen-jesson?refid=0 Wed, 21 Mar 2018 15:58:35 -0500 Thin ice warnings for humans after Bloomington fire rescues dog A dog pulled from a pond by Bloomington firefighters Wednesday triggered some let's-be-careful-out-there warnings from around the Twin Cities about the dangers of trusting late March ice. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/21/thin-ice-warnings-bloomington-fire-rescues-dog?refid=0 Wed, 21 Mar 2018 12:03:39 -0500 Heavy curve? Twins tap Olympic curlers for home opener first pitch Chisholm's John Shuster and his Minnesota-led Olympic gold medal winning curling team will throw out the ceremonial pitch April 5 at Target Field, the Twins said Wednesday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/21/minnesota-twins-olympics-curling-team-first-pitch?refid=0 Wed, 21 Mar 2018 10:28:18 -0500 Historian Allen Guelzo on why free speech matters Some reflections on the importance of the Constitution's First Amendment, by historian Allen Guelzo. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/21/why_we_value_free_speech?refid=0 Wed, 21 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0500 The story of Robbinsdale's Someplace Else Fifty years ago Tuesday, the Twin Cities-based band The South 40 recorded a live album at a club in Robbinsdale called Someplace Else. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/20/story-of-robbinsdale-someplace-else?refid=0 Tue, 20 Mar 2018 08:54:46 -0500 America Abroad: 'Islam and the Cosmos' Host Madeleine Brand looks back at the "Golden Age of Islam" and why the European Renaissance might not have happened without it. She explores how some Muslim countries are trying to again become world leaders in astronomy and space science. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/20/islam_and_the_cosmos?refid=0 Tue, 20 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0500 DNR: No walleye keepers again this summer on Mille Lacs Catch-and-release-only rules will be in effect for walleye on the iconic lake when the season opens May 12, though the DNR said the lake's spawning walleye population has improved from last year. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/19/no-walleye-keepers-mille-lacs-summer-fishing?refid=0 Mon, 19 Mar 2018 11:45:37 -0500 Twins' Jorge Polanco suspended 80 games for PED use Twins shortstop Jorge Polanco has been suspended for 80 games after he tested positive for Stanozolol, a performance-enhancing substance. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/18/twins-jorge-polanco-suspended-80-games-for-ped-use?refid=0 Sun, 18 Mar 2018 16:24:26 -0500 Police: 2 men fatally stabbed in Salvation Army apartment The stabbings were reported around 7:15 p.m. Saturday at a building in Rochester. A suspect is in custody. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/18/police-2-men-fatally-stabbed-in-salvation-army-apartment?refid=0 Sun, 18 Mar 2018 10:28:58 -0500 GOP Sen. Jeff Flake accuses President of 'routine vandalism to democratic norms' At the National Press Club Thursday, retiring GOP Sen. Jeff Flake accused the President of "routine vandalism to our democratic norms." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/16/gop_sen_says_trump_vandal_to_democracy?refid=0 Fri, 16 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Jury backs ex-UMD hockey coach in discrimination suit, awards $3.74M Shannon Miller had argued the University of Minnesota Duluth fired her because she's a woman and for complaining about discrimination. UMD said it was performance-related. A jury on Thursday sided with Miller. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/15/minnesota-duluth-hockey-shannon-miller-wins-lawsuit?refid=0 Thu, 15 Mar 2018 17:34:56 -0500 We're all Cousins now: Vikings sign next quarterback Kirk Cousins was expected to get a massive three-year contract. The longtime Washington quarterback takes his talents to the Twin Cities and makes the Vikings a potential Super Bowl contender. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/15/kirk-cousins-sign-minnesota-vikings-quarterback-nfl?refid=0 Thu, 15 Mar 2018 14:31:56 -0500 Caitlyn Smith creates an ode to St. Paul Smith recently decided she wanted to perform the songs she wrote. One of those songs is about her teenage years. It's called "St. Paul." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/15/caitlyn-smith-ode-to-st-paul?refid=0 Thu, 15 Mar 2018 09:49:22 -0500 Hear jazz compositions written by Prince's father His daughter recently rediscovered the sheet music that her father had given her years ago. She assembled a band to record her father's compositions. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/14/hear-jazz-compositions-written-by-prince-father?refid=0 Wed, 14 Mar 2018 10:42:59 -0500 Photos: Minnesota students walk out, join national gun violence protest Minnesota schools are part of an organized walkout at nearly 3,000 schools across the country, the biggest demonstration yet of student activism that has emerged following the massacre of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/14/students-walkout-gun-protests?refid=0 Wed, 14 Mar 2018 05:49:11 -0500 How to provide better care to the elderly Geriatric physician Joanne Lynn believes "we've bloated the medical care system and made the supportive care system seriously anemic." Dr. Lynn is the author of "Sick to Death and Not Going to Take it Anymore!" http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/14/tsunami_of_frail_elderly?refid=0 Wed, 14 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0500 How to break up the technology 'boys' club A searing look at what's happening to women in the technology world. Journalist Emily Chang is the author of "Brotopia: Breaking Up the Boys' Club of Silicon Valley." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/13/breaking_up_brotopia?refid=0 Tue, 13 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Top state official involved in MNLARS development fired A top state official involved with developing the troubled computer system for vehicle licensing has been fired. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/12/top-state-official-mnlars-development-fired?refid=0 Mon, 12 Mar 2018 20:18:48 -0500 Twins sign pitcher Lance Lynn into promising rotation Lynn had six solid seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals. He joins a revamped pitching rotation that's expected to help the Twins compete for an American League Central Division crown. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/12/pitcher-lance-lynn-signs-with-twins?refid=0 Mon, 12 Mar 2018 15:55:13 -0500 Solar array intended to power jobs on Minneapolis' north side A group of solar developers and interfaith organizations will soon begin construction of north Minneapolis' first community solar garden. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/09/northside-minneapolis-solar-garden?refid=0 Fri, 09 Mar 2018 18:35:35 -0600 The history of family ties at the White House Former NPR host Neal Conan explores the history of family ties, personal relationships, nepotism and the concept of "meritocracy" in a presidential administration. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/09/family_ties_at_white_house?refid=0 Fri, 09 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0600 Former Starkey executive, associate convicted in fraud scheme Federal jurors in Minneapolis Thursday convicted a former hearing aid company executive and one of his business associates in a multi-million dollar fraud scheme. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/08/former-starkey-executive-associated-guilty-in-fraud-scheme?refid=0 Thu, 08 Mar 2018 18:34:52 -0600 Woman accused of ramming, attempting to take state trooper's gun along I-35E A Maplewood woman has been charged after she allegedly rammed a state trooper's squad car in broad daylight, then attempted to disarm the trooper after he went to check on her. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/08/woman-accused-of-ramming-attempting-to-take-state-troopers-gun?refid=0 Thu, 08 Mar 2018 18:10:43 -0600 Report knocks MN House over sex misconduct investigations A formal inquiry into sexual harassment charges against former Rep. Tony Cornish concludes that House policies on harassment are not clear and that some lawmakers believe they won't face discipline. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/08/minnesota-house-sexual-misconduct-reviews-broken?refid=0 Thu, 08 Mar 2018 17:23:25 -0600 24 hours of all women on The Current The Current is celebrating International Women's Day by playing only music fronted by musicians who identify as women. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/08/music-women?refid=0 Thu, 08 Mar 2018 10:12:42 -0600 NPR Embedded series special report: 'Obstruction' NPR host Kelly McEvers reports on one of the key questions explored by special counsel Robert Mueller in the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election: obstruction of justice. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/08/npr_embedded_special_obstruction?refid=0 Thu, 08 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0600 U of M student employee faces child porn charges, tried to flee apartment with flash drive A University of Minnesota student employee is facing child pornography charges after investigators say they found a half dozen illegal videos on his computer. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/07/u-of-m-student-employee-faces-child-porn-charges-tried-to-flee-with-flash-drive?refid=0 Wed, 07 Mar 2018 20:06:03 -0600 What is MNLARS and what does it mean to you? The Minnesota Licensing and Registration System, or MNLARS, has been plagued with technical problems since it launched last year. The issues have caused delays as DMVs and debates over funding at the Capitol. Here's a look at what went wrong and what's happening now. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/07/what-is-mnlars-and-what-went-wrong?refid=0 Wed, 07 Mar 2018 14:45:02 -0600 NPR Embedded series special report: 'Collusion' NPR host Kelly McEvers reports on two key questions explored by special counsel Robert Mueller in the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/07/npr_embedded_collusion?refid=0 Wed, 07 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0600 Documentary: 'Japan: New Ways to Grow Old' A new BBC World Service documentary about Japan, the world's most rapidly-aging society. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/06/aging_society_in_japan?refid=0 Tue, 06 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0600 Pot bust in Wisconsin finds 300 plus marijuana plants, two monkeys Marijuana bust in Barron County, Wis. finds 300 plants and two monkeys http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/04/pot-bust-in-barron-county?refid=0 Sun, 04 Mar 2018 09:45:00 -0600 Appetites: Legislators announce bipartisan effort to fight child hunger Minnesota Republican and DFL legislators have come together to announce the formation of a new Child Hunger Caucus. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/02/appetites-?refid=0 Fri, 02 Mar 2018 15:36:24 -0600 Son, mother charged in St. Paul cyclist's hit-and-run death Dustin Joel Hegner Royce faces criminal vehicular homicide and his mother Abbey Rose Hegner faces counts of aiding an offender in the death of 52-year-old Jose Hernandez Solano near downtown on Nov. 26. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/02/mother-son-charged-stpaul-cyclist-hit-run-death?refid=0 Fri, 02 Mar 2018 14:50:57 -0600 Charges: Wrong-way driver drunk when he killed 911 dispatcher A Blaine man was charged with three counts of criminal vehicular homicide for a Minnesota Highway 252 crash that killed a Minneapolis emergency dispatcher who was on her way to work. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/02/charge-wrong-way-driver-drunk-killed-911-dispatcher?refid=0 Fri, 02 Mar 2018 09:45:48 -0600 Truth, Politics and Power: Gun rights and gun control In this episode of "Truth, Politics and Power," how a duty for community self defense evolved into an individual right to bear arms. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/02/gun_rights_and_gun_control?refid=0 Fri, 02 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0600 Andersen elementary in Mpls. clear after cautionary lockdown Andersen United Community School was put in code red lockdown Thursday in an "abundance of caution" over a "concerning report" that was not substantiated, a school district official said. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/01/andersen-elementary-minneapolis-locked-down?refid=0 Thu, 01 Mar 2018 16:56:44 -0600 Snowmobiler faces murder charge in death of child on Chisago Lake A Chisago County grand jury brought the third-degree murder charge against Eric Joseph Coleman, who prosecutors say was drunk on Jan. 26 when he crashed into an 8-year-old boy who was ice fishing with his family. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/01/snowmobiler-murder-charge-death-of-child-chisago-lake?refid=0 Thu, 01 Mar 2018 13:54:15 -0600 A Beautiful World: Rebels, Renegades and Wild Women Women throughout history have broken the rules and stepped outside conventional social norms to make history happen. We investigate several women who stand out as the rebels of their time. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/01/rebels_renegades_and_wild_women?refid=0 Thu, 01 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0600 Curtain comes down on the Ivey Awards After 13 years, the awards program for Twin Cities theater can't raise the money to keep operating. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/02/28/curtain-comes-down-on-the-ivey-awards?refid=0 Wed, 28 Feb 2018 15:28:56 -0600 Auditor: Little evidence of returns on Minnesota business aid fund The Minnesota Legislative Auditor has found problems with the Minnesota Investment Fund, a business growth effort that's received $51 million in taxpayer funds the past three years. The audit also faulted the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/02/28/auditor-little-evidence-returns-minnesota-business-fund?refid=0 Wed, 28 Feb 2018 13:36:44 -0600 FBI: Jill Sanborn named next special agent in charge of Minneapolis division The FBI agent who has recently served on the Counterterrorism division has been named the next leader of the Minneapolis division. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/02/28/sanborn-named-next-head-of-fbi-minneapolis-division?refid=0 Wed, 28 Feb 2018 10:38:59 -0600 Stewart Mills says he won't run for Rep. Nolan's 8th District seat Mills, a Republican, was a two-time challenger for the congressional seat, losing both times to DFLer Rick Nolan. Mills had said he was seriously considering another run but said on Tuesday he would not. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/02/28/stewart-mills-wont-run-replace-rick-nolan-mn-congress?refid=0 Wed, 28 Feb 2018 09:01:34 -0600 A historical documentary: 'The Freed People' The latest documentary from the Humankind series features interviews with former slaves and leading historians. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/02/27/the-freed-people?refid=0 Wed, 28 Feb 2018 08:00:00 -0600 LBJ, Nixon and the Supreme Court A look at how those two presidents used the court for political gains and shaped forever the way nominees would be considered. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/02/27/minnesota-history-center-lbj-nixon-and-the-supreme-court?refid=0 Tue, 27 Feb 2018 12:00:00 -0600 Conversations on the Creative Economy: Women leaders in business Female leadership is growing in the world of business. Three CEOs talked about the knowledge they've gained running their own businesses. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/02/23/conversations-on-the-creative-economy-women-ceos?refid=0 Mon, 26 Feb 2018 12:00:00 -0600 Starkey ends discount program with NRA Eden Prairie-based Starkey Hearing Technologies decided not to renew its discount program with the National Rifle Association, amid public push back by some against the gun rights organization http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/02/25/starkey-cuts-ties-with-nra?refid=0 Sun, 25 Feb 2018 12:08:25 -0600 Afton's Jessie Diggins carries U.S. flag in Olympic closing ceremonies Afton native Jessie Diggins carried the U.S. flag during the closing ceremonies of the 2018 Winter Olympics. The games came to a close with a high-tech lightshow and a political talk offer from North Korea http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/02/25/diggins-carries-flag-as-pyeongchang-games-close?refid=0 Sun, 25 Feb 2018 11:20:53 -0600 Delta to end group travel contract with NRA Delta's decision comes as petitions continue to circulate online targeting companies that offer discounts to NRA members. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/02/24/delta-to-end-group-travel-contract-with-nra?refid=0 Sat, 24 Feb 2018 10:48:16 -0600 Saturday storm warnings up in Twin Cities, southern MN, western WI It's officially a winter storm warning now for the Twin Cities, where 6 to 9 inches of snow may fall tomorrow. Street parking restrictions start tonight in Minneapolis and St. Paul. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/02/23/saturday-storm-warning-twin-cities-mn-wi?refid=0 Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:22:19 -0600 Thread book hour: Tayari Jones and Kaethe Schwehn Two writers tackle the unexpected. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/02/23/books-thread-book-hour-tayari-jones-and-kaethe-schwehn?refid=0 Fri, 23 Feb 2018 12:00:00 -0600 Counter Stories: Black Panther The movie Black Panther broke box office records and has won the hearts of critics and moviegoers alike. The Counter Stories crew saw the movie, and they share their thoughts. Warning, spoilers ahead. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/02/23/counter-stories-black-panther?refid=0 Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:00:00 -0600 I-35W weekend closures on tap for early March in Minneapolis Call it the unofficial kickoff of weekend road hassles season. MnDOT says the closures, part of the Downtown to Crosstown project, start one week from today. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/02/23/interstate-35w-closures-minneapolis-early-march?refid=0 Fri, 23 Feb 2018 09:44:36 -0600 National Margarita Day: Where to celebrate around Minnesota Thursday is National Margarita Day in the U.S. Even though it's below freezing in parts of Minnesota, that doesn't mean you can't enjoy a cool glass of booze and pretend you're someplace warmer. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/02/22/national-margarita-day-minnesota-deals?refid=0 Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:37:07 -0600 Cultural changes in China create generational gap From the BBC World Service, a new documentary titled "China's Generationa Gap." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/02/21/cultural-changes-in-china-have-created-a-generational-gap?refid=0 Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:00:00 -0600 Document leaks: What can and should the public know? From America Abroad a documentary about state secrets, "Document Leaks: The Consequences of Revealing Secrets." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/02/20/document-leaks-the-consequences-of-revealing-secrets-from-pri?refid=0 Tue, 20 Feb 2018 12:00:00 -0600 Minnesota sees big jump in people without health insurance There were about 116,000 more uninsured Minnesotans compared to two years prior, the state Health Department said Tuesday. The agency also noted a drop in Minnesotans with coverage offered by employers. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/02/20/health-insurance-minn-big-jump-people-lacking-coverage?refid=0 Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:23:27 -0600 For Black History Month, stories of great African-Americans "Witness" is a collection of stories produced by the BBC World Service. This hour focuses on African-Americans doing extraordinary things during the Civil Rights Movement. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/02/19/bbc-documentaries-highlight-achievements-made-by-african-americans?refid=0 Tue, 20 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0600 Quiz: Why we celebrate Presidents Day Washington and Lincoln are two of our most famous leaders, but how well do you know the rest of them? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/02/19/presidents-day-quiz-history?refid=0 Mon, 19 Feb 2018 04:00:00 -0600 A new era for 'The Presidents Club' Ex-presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush gave separate speeches criticizing President Trump, without naming him. Two experts on the presidency reflect on 70 years of competition, cooperation and compassion among the American presidents and their predecessors. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/02/19/the_presidents_club?refid=0 Mon, 19 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0600 Woman dies after being hit by wrong-way driver on Hwy. 252 Jenna Bixby of Nowthen died at the scene after the Hyundai Elantra she was driving was struck head on by a Toyota Sequoia SUV driven by a 72-year-old man from Blaine. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/02/18/woman-dies-after-being-hit-by-wrongway-driver-on-hwy-252?refid=0 Sun, 18 Feb 2018 11:25:07 -0600 George Washington's warning to future generations Some warnings from President George Washington's "Farewell Address," about the forces that could destroy our democracy. In September 1796, as he became a private citizen, he worried about hyper-partisanship, excessive debt and entanglements in foreign wars. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/02/16/our_first_president_warns_us?refid=0 Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0600 Minneapolis day care provider pleads guilty to hanging baby Nataliia Karia, 43, also pleaded guilty to third-degree assault of the 16-month-old boy and two counts of criminal vehicular operation for hitting a pedestrian, another driver and a bicyclist as she fled in her minivan in November 2016. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/02/15/mpls-day-care-provider-pleads-guilty-to-hanging-baby?refid=0 Thu, 15 Feb 2018 17:07:51 -0600 Led by e-cigs, MN youth tobacco use rises for first time since 2000 The embrace of e-cigarettes and vaping by Minnesota youth is reversing a long-term trend of declining teen tobacco use in Minnesota, the Minnesota Health Department said Thursday, noting that 1 in 5 high school students use e-cigarettes. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/02/15/minn-youth-tobacco-survey-use-up-e-cigarettes-vaping?refid=0 Thu, 15 Feb 2018 14:19:58 -0600 Stable numbers, but Minnesota's moose are not out of the woods The state's annual aerial survey estimated 3,030 moose in northeastern Minnesota in January, statistically unchanged from last year's estimate of 3,710. Officials were buoyed by the stability but conceded there were no signs of a rebound. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/02/15/minnesota-moose-population-remains-low-but-stable-dnr?refid=0 Thu, 15 Feb 2018 10:53:13 -0600 You can buy half of Prince's song 'Soft and Wet' Chris Moon, who co-wrote 'Soft and Wet' with Prince, is selling his co-ownership of the 1978 song. The asking price: $490,000. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2018/02/14/soft-wet-prince-song-sale?refid=0 Wed, 14 Feb 2018 11:04:00 -0600 Missed out on Minneapolis 'Hamilton' tickets? There's still hope The Hennepin Theatre Trust says season tickets featuring the "Hamilton" musical are no longer available. That came after a rough morning Wednesday as the Theatre Trust's website crashed as people rushed for "Hamilton" tickets. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/02/14/hamilton-tickets-on-sale-technical-difficulties?refid=0 Wed, 14 Feb 2018 10:59:06 -0600 IQ2 debate: Have dating apps killed romance? A question for Valentine's Day: Have dating apps killed romance? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/02/14/dating_apps_killing_romance?refid=0 Wed, 14 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0600 If you want to own a song with Prince, you better be wealthy Chris Moon is hoping to cash in his association with Prince by selling his co-ownership of the song "Soft and Wet." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/02/13/coauthor-selling-credit-prince-soft-wet?refid=0 Tue, 13 Feb 2018 09:48:49 -0600 Don't throw away your shot. Here's how to get tickets to 'Hamilton' in Mpls. The Broadway blockbuster 'Hamilton' will launch the Hennepin Theatre Trust's 2018-19 season. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/02/12/hamilton-headed-to-minneapolis-for-six-weeks?refid=0 Mon, 12 Feb 2018 16:00:00 -0600 Afton skier places fifth in skiathlon, highest Olympic finish ever Jessie Diggins placed fifth in the 15-kilometer skiathlon, missing a chance to become the first American woman to earn a medal in cross-country skiing. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/02/10/afton-skier-places-fifth-in-skiathlon-highest-olympic-finish-ever?refid=0 Sat, 10 Feb 2018 11:12:30 -0600 A neuroscientist explains the power of sleep Learn what the brain is doing while we're asleep, and why it matters. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/02/09/why_sleep_matters?refid=0 Fri, 09 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0600 The Thread Live: 2018 authors announced The Thread Live returns in spring 2018 with two literary stars who are masters of both fiction and nonfiction. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/02/08/the-thread-live-books?refid=0 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 12:00:00 -0600 Tips on how to live a long, happy life from the happiest places on Earth Dan Buettner shares the ways to achieve true happiness and longevity. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/02/08/blue_zones_of_happiness?refid=0 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0600 Man in critical condition after confrontation with police A man is in critical condition after a confrontation with police on the 4900 block of Brooklyn Boulevard in Brooklyn Center Tuesday afternoon. Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek said the man apparently had a self-inflicted gunshot wound. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/02/06/man-in-critical-conditions-after-police-confrontation?refid=0 Tue, 06 Feb 2018 17:01:19 -0600 Where does Trump's travel ban stand? The Trump administration has revised and reissued its travel ban three times. The third and most recent iteration of this ban will go before the Supreme Court this spring. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/02/06/travel-ban-before-supreme-court?refid=0 Tue, 06 Feb 2018 11:34:04 -0600 Pawlenty quits DC lobbying job as he mulls governor's race Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty will step down in March as CEO of a Washington-based financial services association. He's actively considering a political comeback in Minnesota. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/02/06/pawlenty-quits-dc-lobbying-job-mulls-mn-governor-race?refid=0 Tue, 06 Feb 2018 11:32:17 -0600 The democratic virtues of moderation, civility and compromise An Aspen Ideas Festival conversation about our public discourse and the democratic virtues of moderation, civility and compromise. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/02/06/moderation_civility_compromise?refid=0 Tue, 06 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0600 Third-grader fires Maplewood cop's holstered gun; no one hurt A gathering designed to build relationships between Maplewood police and some grade-schoolers nearly turned tragic Monday when a child got his finger on the officer's holstered gun and pulled the trigger. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/02/05/maplewood-third-grader-cops-gun-unhurt?refid=0 Mon, 05 Feb 2018 16:20:22 -0600 CNN: Secret Super Bowl anthrax security documents were left on a commercial plane The TV network reported that the documents, which were "important for national security," critiqued how security responded to a simulated anthrax attack. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/02/05/cnn-confidential-super-bowl-security-docs-left-on-plane?refid=0 Mon, 05 Feb 2018 11:54:21 -0600 A musical tribute to Hall of Famer Randy Moss He's the first receiver to be elected to the Hall in his initial year of eligibility since the Jerry Rice. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/02/05/musical-tribute-randy-moss?refid=0 Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:58:52 -0600 Understanding the way the economy, and the world, works A talk by economist Louis Johnston about the role the liberal arts play in understanding how the world works, and why the economy behaves the way it does. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/02/05/liberal_arts_and_the_economy?refid=0 Mon, 05 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0600 Super Bowl 2018: Headed out of Minneapolis? Read this first Transportation officials are telling people headed out of town after the game one thing: Leave early. Like early, early. And they aren't joking. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/02/04/super-bowl-2018-the-best-routes-out-of-town-traffic-and-how-much-time-to-leave-if-you-are?refid=0 Sun, 04 Feb 2018 18:00:00 -0600 Super Bowl 2018: Eagles-Patriots kickoff time, where to watch, how to stream and more Get everything you need to know before kick-off, including how to stream the game for free. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/02/04/super-bowl-2018-eaglespatriots-kickoff-time-how-to-watch-and-more?refid=0 Sun, 04 Feb 2018 08:00:00 -0600 Haven't made plans for Sunday? Here's a short list Want to head down and soak up some Super Bowl fever, but don't know what's going on. Here's our best bets http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/02/03/still-havent-made-plans-for-today-we-have-your-list?refid=0 Sat, 03 Feb 2018 18:00:00 -0600 B(rrrrrr)old North arrives with snow Saturday, plummeting temps Sunday Saturday's snowstorm snarled traffic in the Twin Cities, with temperatures expected to plummet below zero Sunday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/02/03/this-is-like-any-snowstorm-heavy-traffic-and-snow-slow-traffic?refid=0 Sat, 03 Feb 2018 15:50:32 -0600 Super Bowl Guide: Where's the bathrooms? Where do I park? How much is that Uber? Are you ready for Super Bowl LII? ... No? That's ok. We're here to help. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/02/02/your-guide-to-all-things-super-bowl?refid=0 Sat, 03 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0600 BCA identifies officers involved in the fatal shooting of a Gaylord man The BCA said a preliminary investigation found Gilberto Salas of Gaylord advanced on one of three officers with a knife, who fatally shot him following a chase. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/02/02/bca-identifies-law-enforcement-fatally-shot-man-st-james?refid=0 Fri, 02 Feb 2018 22:26:12 -0600 Prince crushes Frosty in battle of Super Bowl halftimes with Minnesotans Minnesota has taken center stage in two halftime shows, when Prince headlined in 2007 and when Minneapolis hosted the whole thing in 1992. You can guess which one tops many "best of" lists. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/02/02/minnesotans-at-halftime-prince-legendary-show-1992-awful-mess?refid=0 Fri, 02 Feb 2018 10:52:10 -0600 Lots of big music acts in town for the Super Bowl The party leading up to Sunday's Super Bowl has definitely started. Pink will be performing Friday night at the newest concert venue in town: the Minneapolis Armory. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/02/02/music-acts-in-town-super-bowl?refid=0 Fri, 02 Feb 2018 10:28:13 -0600 'The End Zone' documentary about the future of football Concussions have tarnished football's reputation, but it's still America's most popular sport and has the highest ratings on television. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/02/02/the_end_zone?refid=0 Fri, 02 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0600 Kidnapping charge for man in U hotel standoff Prosecutors say Lincoln Bowman refused to let officers in the room at the Graduate Hotel and told them he was armed and would set the hotel on fire. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/02/01/kidnapping-charge-man-u-hotel-standoff?refid=0 Thu, 01 Feb 2018 16:54:35 -0600 The controversy over protest at sporting events A look at why protest is so controversial in the world of sports. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/02/01/sports_and_protest?refid=0 Thu, 01 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0600 Appetites: The 'Taste of The NFL' returns to Minnesota The NFL and America's top chefs will come together this Saturday in Saint Paul to raise money for Minnesota's food shelves. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/31/taste-of-nfl-returns-to-minnesota?refid=0 Wed, 31 Jan 2018 16:38:59 -0600 Hear President Trump's State of the Union and the Democratic response Hear President Donald Trump's first State of the Union Address, and the Democratic response from Congressman Joe Kennedy (D-Mass.) http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/31/state_of_the_union?refid=0 Wed, 31 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0600 Daniel Ellsberg speaks out about nuclear 'doomsday machine' An insider's story of the American nuclear war planning regime in the 1960's, and what it means for today. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/30/daniel_ellsberg_on_nuclear_weapons?refid=0 Tue, 30 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0600 The importance of creativity and innovation Creativity and innovation are critical for generating dynamic economic growth in Minnesota. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/29/creative_skills_for_the_workplace?refid=0 Mon, 29 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0600 Looking for the Superb Owl? It's right here in Minnesota Searches spike this time of year for a certain fowl typo. Luckily, Minnesota is ground zero for both the Super Bowl and superb owls. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/30/looking-for-superb-owl-its-right-here-in-minnesota?refid=0 Mon, 29 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0600 Ra Ra Riot released Beta Love 5 years ago this week The song is about new and developing love with robots. The band says it is directly influenced by science fiction writer William Gibson, who was fascinated by artificial intelligence. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/26/ra-ra-riot-released-beta-love-5-years-ago?refid=0 Fri, 26 Jan 2018 09:46:29 -0600 Dolly Parton's '9 to 5' topped country charts 37 years ago this month Do you hear the clacking of the typewriter to the beat of the song? Parton composed that rhythm by running her acrylic fingernails back and forth against one another. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/25/dolly-parton-9-to-5-tops-country-charts-37-years-ago-this-month?refid=0 Thu, 25 Jan 2018 09:59:42 -0600 Appetites: 2 dining trends that will dominate the Twin Cities in 2018 The trends for the last few years have been all about ingredients that were supposed to be health-giving superfoods, like kale, quinoa or pomegranates. But what's coming in 2018? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/24/appetites-new-dining-trends?refid=0 Wed, 24 Jan 2018 16:55:17 -0600 Opioid-related deaths in Hennepin County hit record high Hennepin County logged a record number of opioid-related deaths last year. Such deaths are up by nearly 50 percent in the last two years. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/24/opioidrelated-deaths-in-hennepin-county-hit-new-record?refid=0 Wed, 24 Jan 2018 14:38:22 -0600 Grand juries, explained Convening a grand jury is one way a prosecutor can determine whether to bring charges against someone who is suspected of committing a crime. Here's a look at how grand juries work, why they exist and what makes them so controversial. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/24/grand-jury-explain?refid=0 Wed, 24 Jan 2018 13:02:56 -0600 Neil Diamond turns 77 years old The singer announced earlier this week that he's suffering from Parkinson's disease. The diagnosis means that he'll no longer tour the world playing shows. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/24/neil-diamond-turns-77?refid=0 Wed, 24 Jan 2018 08:57:25 -0600 5 experts debate America's economic outlook Five influential economists try to answer these questions: What factors are driving the economic boom, and could it last? What impact will deregulation, tax cuts and protectionist trade policies have? Is the stock market too high? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/24/iq2_debate_on_economic_boom?refid=0 Wed, 24 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0600 Editor's note: How we're covering the Keillor story In covering the story of Garrison Keillor's relationship with Minnesota Public Radio, journalists at MPR News are working independently of their parent company's senior leadership. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/23/keillor-story-how-mpr-news-is-covering?refid=0 Tue, 23 Jan 2018 12:39:51 -0600 7 tips for driving in a Minnesota blizzard Lifelong Minnesotan? Newbie? Doesn't matter, everybody needs a refresher. Read this before you get behind the wheel. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/22/blizzard-snow-storm-driving-tips?refid=0 Mon, 22 Jan 2018 15:07:49 -0600 Is hate speech free speech? Should hateful, disrespectful or bullying words be censored? Or is this free speech guaranteed under the First Amendment? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/22/free_speech_on_campus?refid=0 Mon, 22 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0600 Photos: Vikings, Eagles game is told in the faces The story of the Vikings loss and the Eagles win can be told just by looking at the faces of those playing -- and watching -- the game. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/21/photos-vikings-eagles-game-is-told-all-in-the-faces?refid=0 Sun, 21 Jan 2018 22:00:00 -0600 What Minnesotans in Congress are saying as a shutdown looms If the federal government partially shuts down at midnight Friday, one thing is for sure: Both parties will try to blame the other for it. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/19/minnesota-delegation-looming-shutdown-reactions?refid=0 Fri, 19 Jan 2018 10:32:13 -0600 Minneapolis a finalist for future women's hoops Final Four Minneapolis is one of eight cities under consideration to host college basketball's Women's Final Four from 2021 to 2024, the NCAA said Thursday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/18/minneapolis-finalist-future-womens-basketball-final-four?refid=0 Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:58:21 -0600 What's next for North Korea? A special report about the North Korean nuclear threat and the diplomatic stand-off between North Korea and the United States. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/18/the_inquiry_north_korea?refid=0 Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0600 GOP Rep. Emmer won't run for Minnesota governor, senator U.S. House Rep. Tom Emmer said Wednesday he'll seek re-election in Minnesota's Sixth Congressional District and made it clear he will not be a candidate this year for governor or a Minnesota U.S. Senate seat. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/17/tom-emmer-gop-wont-run-for-minnesota-governor-senator?refid=0 Wed, 17 Jan 2018 14:28:54 -0600 What are the ethics of gene editing? New developments in gene editing have some people worried about blurring ethical boundaries. Is it a step too far to alter a person's genome to cure a disease or protect future generations? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/17/gene-editing?refid=0 Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:14:31 -0600 Peter Edelman on poverty and criminal justice Minneapolis native Peter Edelman was a top aide to Senator Robert F. Kennedy and they tried to raise awareness of poverty in America. Fifty years later, he's written a book about ways to reduce poverty and reform the criminal justice system. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/17/criminal_justice_for_the_poor?refid=0 Wed, 17 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0600 MnDOT closing part of Mpls. I-35W north this week for Super Bowl prep MnDOT says it wants to provide an additional lane into downtown in time for the big game but doing that will require I-35W north closures in Minneapolis on Wednesday night and Thursday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/16/mndot-35w-closing-minneapolis-for-super-bowl-prep?refid=0 Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:45:03 -0600 'Candle in the Wind' topped charts 20 years ago The original version of the song, which came out in the 1970s, was about Marilyn Monroe. Bernie Taupin rewrote the lyrics as a tribute to Princess Diana shortly after her death. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/16/candle-in-the-wind-tops-charts-20-years-ago-today?refid=0 Tue, 16 Jan 2018 08:58:06 -0600 The economic, political and cultural significance of coal in America Neal Conan explores the history, economics and politics of coal in America. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/16/king_coal?refid=0 Tue, 16 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0600 Lisa Lisa turns 51 years old Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam turn 51 years old Monday. In 1987, they came out with their Billboard-topping hit "Lost in Emotion." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/15/lisa-lisa-turns-51?refid=0 Mon, 15 Jan 2018 09:25:24 -0600 Inspirational speeches for Martin Luther King Day Hear inspirational speeches from the Rev. Dr. Jonathan Walton of Harvard Divinity School and former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/15/mlk_day_speeches?refid=0 Mon, 15 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0600 Rochester police say car accident led to fatal shooting Rochester police say a 17-year-old driver has died after he was shot by another driver following a car accident. Police say the suspect had a permit to carry a gun and called 911. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/14/rochester-police-say-car-accident-led-to-fatal-shooting?refid=0 Sun, 14 Jan 2018 14:51:41 -0600 Political analyst Sarah Janacek dies On her Facebook page, Janacek's family said she developed a widespread infection while traveling in Brazil. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/14/political-analyst-sarah-janacek-dies?refid=0 Sun, 14 Jan 2018 07:22:06 -0600 Tune-Yards to debut new album at MicroShow Tune-Yards has a new album called "I Can Feel You Creep Into My Private Life," which will be released next week. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/12/tune-yards-debut-microshows?refid=0 Fri, 12 Jan 2018 08:36:20 -0600 Jacqueline Woodson, Ambassador of Young People's Literature Award-winning writer Jacqueline Woodson is the new "Ambassador of Young People's Literature." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/12/jacqueline_woodson?refid=0 Fri, 12 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0600 Charges: Twin Cities figure skating coach sexually abused student Thomas Joseph Incantalupo, 47, of St. Louis Park faces criminal sexual conduct counts for having sex with one of his students, who was 14 when the abuse began, the Hennepin County Attorney's Office said Thursday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/11/twin-cities-skating-coach-sexually-abused-student?refid=0 Thu, 11 Jan 2018 15:08:00 -0600 Child dies from flu; Minnesota officials urge more vaccinations State health officials describe this flu season as potentially severe and warn cases may not yet have peaked. Rumors that this year's vaccine is ineffective are misleading, the state's infectious disease director says. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/11/minnesota-urges-flu-vaccinations-after-child-dies?refid=0 Thu, 11 Jan 2018 13:42:26 -0600 As temps drop, expect a slick morning commute A rapid drop in temperatures overnight is making for slick roads and sidewalks Thursday morning. Areas of freezing drizzle will also contribute to the slippery mess. Up north, several schools have canceled classes for the day. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/11/as-temps-drop-expect-slick-morning-commute?refid=0 Thu, 11 Jan 2018 06:24:18 -0600 Ancestry research: Can DNA help us grapple with the past? An exploration of how genetic testing and ancestry research may allow us to learn our racial identity, our history and our humanity. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/11/the_value_of_ancestry_research?refid=0 Thu, 11 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0600 Twin Cities technical college gives 'all clear' after lockdown Dakota County Technical and Community College has lifted a lockdown ordered Wednesday afternoon after a student reported seeing a man on the Rosemount campus carrying what appeared to be a holstered gun. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/10/technical-college-gives-all-clear-after-lockdown?refid=0 Wed, 10 Jan 2018 15:04:17 -0600 A cautionary tale about funeral planning A song on Christine Lavin's latest album is about what happens when you don't let loved ones know what kind of funeral you want. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/10/cautionary-tale-about-funeral-planning?refid=0 Wed, 10 Jan 2018 08:58:09 -0600 APM documentary: Battles of Belief in WWII During World War II, three dozen conscientious objectors volunteered for a starvation experiment at the University of Minnesota. The men were willing to suffer but not to kill. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/10/battles_of_belief?refid=0 Wed, 10 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0600 Maggie Nichols' mother on sex abuse: gymnastic, Olympic institutions 'didn't do their job' Maggie Nichols, a Minnesota native and former Olympic hopeful, said she is among the more than 100 women and girls who say they are victims of sexual abuse by a now-imprisoned Michigan sports doctor. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/09/minnesota-native-says-sports-doctor-abused-her-at-olympic-training-camp?refid=0 Tue, 09 Jan 2018 12:43:58 -0600 Changing minds on climate change What prompts someone to change their mind about climate change? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/09/changing_minds_on_climate_change?refid=0 Tue, 09 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0600 Justin Timberlake releases single ahead of Super Bowl Justin Timberlake has released a single called "Filthy" from his forthcoming album "Man of the Woods." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/08/timberlake?refid=0 Mon, 08 Jan 2018 08:45:12 -0600 A neuroscientist explains the power of sleep Learn what the brain is doing while we're asleep, and why it matters. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/08/why_we_need_to_sleep?refid=0 Mon, 08 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0600 Is 'The Star-Spangled Banner' racist? In his inaugural address this week, St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter suggested that one of the unfamiliar verses reveals that our national anthem is racist. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/05/is-star-spangled-banner-racist?refid=0 Fri, 05 Jan 2018 08:57:32 -0600 Thread Book Hour: David Grann, 'Killers of the Flower Moon' Best-selling author David Grann tells the story of a little-remembered crime that modernized investigative procedure in the United States. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/05/killers_of_the_flower_moon?refid=0 Fri, 05 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0600 Drugs are now the top reason Minn. kids are put in foster care This is the first time drug use has overtaken neglect for why kids wind up in foster care. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/04/drugs-are-now-the-top-reason-minn-kids-are-put-in-foster-care?refid=0 Thu, 04 Jan 2018 19:52:57 -0600 When the Monkees became artists "Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn and Jones" by the Monkees was No. 1 on the Billboard album chart 50 years ago. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/04/monkees_no_1?refid=0 Thu, 04 Jan 2018 09:49:55 -0600 Tips on how to live a long, happy life from the happiest places on Earth Dan Buettner shares the ways to achieve true happiness and longevity. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/04/blue_zones_of_happiness?refid=0 Thu, 04 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0600 Neal Conan special: The foreseeable future An exploration of three aspects of our future: the impact of climate change, the expansion of unmanned drone warfare and autonomous vehicles, and the changing destiny of East Asia. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/03/foreseeable_future?refid=0 Wed, 03 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0600 The origins, challenges of America's democratic system Part two of the BBC documentary, "America: Laboratory of Democracy." This hour explores the history of uprisings and insurgencies in the United States. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/02/pt_2_america_laboratory_of_democracy?refid=0 Tue, 02 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0600 History of the unending friction between federal and state government Part one of a BBC documentary about the origins and challenges of America's democratic system. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/01/pt_1_america_lab_of_democracy_doc?refid=0 Mon, 01 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0600 Officers involved in Gilbert, Minn., shooting identified According to a release by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, deputy Derrick Deutsch and officer Joseph Bradach were searching for an individual wanted on a warrant when the incident occurred. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/12/29/officers-involved-in-gilbert-shooting-identified?refid=0 Fri, 29 Dec 2017 19:42:16 -0600 Western mega-fires may bring smokier skies to Minnesota in 2018 Climate change and decades of fire suppression are creating prime conditions for massive wildfires to burn out West, and the smoke can create air quality issues in Minnesota. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/12/29/megafires-may-bring-smokier-skies-to-minnesota-in-2018?refid=0 Fri, 29 Dec 2017 15:05:25 -0600 Aspen Ideas Festival: American values embodied in the Constitution Norman Lear and Khizr Khan speak at the Aspen Ideas Festival about the American values embodied in the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/12/29/khan_and_lear_on_american_values?refid=0 Fri, 29 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Freeman: Probe of Ruszczyk shooting by Mpls. cop continues into 2018 Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said Thursday he has not yet decided whether he'll file charges against Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor, that he's continuing to seek evidence in the case and the investigation will roll into next year. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/12/28/freeman-probe-into-mpls-officer-shooting-of-ruszczyk-continuing-into-2018?refid=0 Thu, 28 Dec 2017 15:00:04 -0600 Photographer says Twins star Sano sexually assaulted her A local sports photographer says in 2015 Minnesota Twins third baseman Miguel Sano grabbed her by the wrist until it hurt, wouldn't let go and forcibly tried to kiss her. Sano denies it, according to TMZ Sports. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/12/28/photographer-says-sano-sexually-assaulted-her?refid=0 Thu, 28 Dec 2017 13:30:17 -0600 The Monkees' last No. 1 hit "Daydream Believer" by the Monkees was No. 1 on the Billboard pop chart 50 years ago. It was the group's third and final chart topper. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/12/28/daydream_believer?refid=0 Thu, 28 Dec 2017 08:27:53 -0600 Aspen Ideas Festival: Opportunity and social mobility in America Former NPR host Michele Norris moderated a discussion about race, inequality and the future of democracy at this summer's Aspen Ideas Festival. Is opportunity and social mobility still possible in America? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/12/28/opportunity-in_america?refid=0 Thu, 28 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0600 20 years later, Beverly Daniel Tatum asks again: 'Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?' Beverly Daniel Tatum's groundbreaking book on the racial realities of the education system has been re-released at a time when the U.S. population is more diverse than ever, but many schools remain segregated. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/10/why-are-all-the-black-kids-sitting-together-in-the-cafeteria?refid=0 Thu, 28 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Retired Hibbing fire captain died in fire trying to rescue grandkids Steven Gillitzer and his wife Patricia Gillitzer died Tuesday as they attempted to get their grandchildren out of the house in an early morning fire Tuesday in 20-below temperatures. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/12/27/retired-hibbing-fire-captain-dies-rescuing-grandkids?refid=0 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 17:09:06 -0600 Appetites: Lynne Rossetto Kasper's final course on the air Before her retirement from The Splendid Table, Lynne Rossetto Kasper looks back at 22 years of important discussion, lessons and food. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/12/27/appetities-lynne-rossetto-kasper-final-course?refid=0 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 12:42:45 -0600 Does nixing the individual mandate kill the ACA? Can a provision in their recently passed tax law effectively kill the Affordable Care Act? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/12/27/tax-bill-aca?refid=0 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 11:10:51 -0600 Aspen Ideas Festival: Bill Bishop on political polarization Bill Bishop says some of our political polarization comes from the fact that we're ideologically inbred -- we don't know, can't understand and can barely conceive of people who live just a few miles away. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/12/27/why_we_live_with_others_live_ourselves?refid=0 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Hennepin Co. extends hours as more Minnesotans prepay property taxes Hennepin County reported an increased interest in prepayment of taxes following President Trump's signing of the new federal tax law &mdash; a move that has potential impacts on property taxes. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/12/26/hennepin-county-extends-hours-as-minnesotans-rush-to-prepay-property-taxes?refid=0 Tue, 26 Dec 2017 16:41:14 -0600 911 service fully restored in St. Louis County St. Louis County 911 lines weren't working Tuesday morning. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/12/26/st-louis-county-911-emergency-service-outage?refid=0 Tue, 26 Dec 2017 10:29:47 -0600 Walking in the woods in winter with naturalist Kathy Heidel During a nature hike in 1983, naturalist Kathy Heidel uses animal tracks to show reporter Dan Olson how small mammals manage to get around in the deep snow, without snowshoes. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/12/25/history-winter-walk-in-the-woods?refid=0 Tue, 26 Dec 2017 04:00:00 -0600 Aspen Ideas Festival: Henry Louis Gates Jr. on race and class in America Henry Louis Gates, Jr: What would we tell Martin Luther King Jr. if he came back and wanted to know what had happened? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/12/26/henry_louis_gates_jr_aspen_ideas_festival?refid=0 Tue, 26 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Aspen Ideas Festival: David Brooks on life's joys and challenges Highlights from the 2017 Aspen Ideas Festival: David Brooks on life's joy's and challenges. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/12/25/david_brooks_aspen_ideas_festival?refid=0 Mon, 25 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Police say Anoka woman back home after kidnapping An Anoka woman returned home Saturday night after Minnetonka police said she was abducted at gunpoint Thursday afternoon. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/12/24/police-say-anoka-woman-back-home-after-kidnapping?refid=0 Sun, 24 Dec 2017 06:59:33 -0600 BCA says 3 officers involved in shooting at Minneapolis City Hall Three officers are on leave after two of them shot a suspect who had been interrogated at Minneapolis City Hall, state investigators said Friday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/12/22/three-officers-shooting-minneapolis-city-hall?refid=0 Fri, 22 Dec 2017 16:47:36 -0600 Get in the holiday spirit at Katie McMahon's 'Celtic Christmas' show On Friday night, Katie McMahon performs her traditional Celtic Christmas concert with Irish dancers at the O'Shaughnessy Auditorium on the St. Kate's campus. That's just one of many holiday-themed events this weekend. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/12/22/local-holiday-music?refid=0 Fri, 22 Dec 2017 10:52:12 -0600 Memorable stories of 2017 It's the time of year when we often look back at the major events and news that shaped 2017. This year we're also sharing some of the stories our reporters, producers and photographers have chosen as their most memorable, if not always the most momentous. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/12/22/mprnews-most-memorable-stories-2017?refid=0 Fri, 22 Dec 2017 04:00:00 -0600 APM Marketplace tax reform special: 'Now What?' Special coverage from APM's Marketplace, with detailed analysis of the impact of the new tax law. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/12/22/marketplace_tax_reform_special?refid=0 Fri, 22 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0600 'Ms. Arnellia,' beloved St. Paul club owner, dies at 79 For 25 years, Arnellia Allen ran Arnellia's, a University Avenue nightclub and restaurant that drew comparisons to Harlem's famed Apollo Theater. She closed it earlier this year as her health declined. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/12/21/stpaul-club-owner-arnellia-allen-dies-79?refid=0 Thu, 21 Dec 2017 16:04:17 -0600 MN jobless rate dips to 3.1 percent in November, lowest since 2000 The state's seasonally adjusted jobless rate remains significantly better than the U.S. rate, though state employers cut jobs last month. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/12/21/minn-nov-jobless-rate-lowest-since-2000?refid=0 Thu, 21 Dec 2017 10:20:30 -0600 Franken quits, Yanez jury acquits; Percy the cat splits? MN news 2017 The biggest Minnesota newsmakers in 2017 ranged from disgraced lawmakers to a radio host that lost his business deals with MPR to two cats that won over the internet. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/12/21/year-in-minnesota-news?refid=0 Thu, 21 Dec 2017 05:30:00 -0600 A winter solstice special: Tick, Tock, Circadian Clock For the winter solstice, "Tick, Tock, Circadian Clock." Host Molly Bloom explores circadian rhythms, animal hibernation, the ticking clock inside us all and how light and dark affect all life on Earth. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/12/21/tick_tock_circadian_clock?refid=0 Thu, 21 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Franken to leave Senate Jan. 2; Smith takes over Jan. 3 Al Franken announced earlier this month he would exit the Senate in the coming weeks in the face of mounting accusations of sexual misconduct before and during his time in office. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/12/20/franken-leaves-senate-jan-2-smith-takes-over-jan-3?refid=0 Wed, 20 Dec 2017 14:38:37 -0600 How American presidents use the 'bully pulpit' How American presidents use the "Bully Pulpit" to persuade, console, encourage and inspire. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/12/20/presidents_and_the_bully_pulpit?refid=0 Wed, 20 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Minn. health chief resigns amid state elder abuse concerns Dr. Ed Ehlinger will step down at the end of the day, Gov. Mark Dayton's office said. The move comes weeks after a Star Tribune series exposed stories of elder abuse in Minnesota nursing homes that for years was systematically ignored. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/12/19/mn-health-commissioner-ehlinger-quits-elder-abuse-worry?refid=0 Tue, 19 Dec 2017 14:11:10 -0600 When a Chinese conservatory turned to McNally Smith to teach hip-hop McNally Smith had a unique partnership with a Chinese music conservatory that wanted to educate its students about hip-hop. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/12/19/history-chinese-conservatory-turned-to-mcnally-smith-teach-hip-hop?refid=0 Tue, 19 Dec 2017 10:40:35 -0600 I-394 east in Minneapolis expected to close for 6 hours Wednesday Expect some hassles Wednesday as I-394 east closes east of 11th Street for maintenance project work from about 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Minnesota Department of Transportation says. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/12/19/i94-east-minneapolis-closing-6-hours-wednesday?refid=0 Tue, 19 Dec 2017 09:46:03 -0600 Brinkmanship: The U.S. and North Korea Leading experts on North Korea discuss the challenges surrounding North Korea's nuclear and missile capabilities. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/12/19/brinkmanship_north_korea?refid=0 Tue, 19 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Freeman: Sorry I ripped BCA over Ruszczyk shooting probe Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman on Monday apologized for blaming the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension for not doing its job investigating the shooting death of Justine Ruszczyk by a Minneapolis police officer. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/12/18/freeman-bca-noor-minneapolis-police-shooting-ruszczyk?refid=0 Mon, 18 Dec 2017 15:43:35 -0600 Political Junkie: What to expect from the Republican tax bill MPR News senior producer Stephanie Curtis, in for host Kerri Miller, talked to Ken Rudin about the Republican tax bill and the latest from Washington. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/12/18/political-junkie-republican-tax-bill-2017?refid=0 Mon, 18 Dec 2017 09:41:20 -0600 'Bill Nye the Science Guy' on a mission to save the planet Bill Nye is on a mission to stop the spread of anti-scientific thinking, particularly about climate change and the environment. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/12/18/bill_nye_science_guy?refid=0 Mon, 18 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0600 2 arrested in hit-and-run death of St. Paul bicyclist Jose Hernandez Solano was biking home from his job at Brasa Rotisserie in St. Paul when he was struck last month. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/12/17/2-arrested-in-hitandrun-death-of-st-paul-bicyclist?refid=0 Sun, 17 Dec 2017 16:38:54 -0600 Prairie Home Companion renamed 'Live from Here with Chris Thile' After MPR severed ties with Keillor over allegations of improper behavior, the name change became a legal necessity, as MPR no longer had rights to continue calling the variety show "A Prairie Home Companion." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/12/16/prairie-home-companion-renamed-live-from-here-with-chris-thile?refid=0 Sat, 16 Dec 2017 20:00:00 -0600 Minnesota governor defends state BCA investigators In a statement, Gov. Dayton said he has the utmost confidence in the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/12/16/minnesota-governor-defends-police-shooting-investigators?refid=0 Sat, 16 Dec 2017 14:54:49 -0600 Our 10 most-shared true stories in another year of fake news Facebook and Twitter -- for better or worse -- remain a major driver of what people are reading online. Here are our top 10 stories with the most shares of 2017. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/12/14/our-most-shared-stories?refid=0 Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:00:00 -0600 No charges against St. Paul cops in man's fatal shooting Cordale Handy, 29, was shot by an officer during a domestic violence call in March. His mother said her son was a victim of poor training and police racial bias. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/12/15/no-charges-st-paul-cordale-handy-police-shooting-?refid=0 Fri, 15 Dec 2017 13:42:53 -0600 When Sam Cooke went from gospel to secular music Cooke's family name did not have an "e" on the end, but he added the extra letter in 1957 to signify a new start to his life. That's when he made the switch from gospel to secular music. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/12/15/when-sam-cooke-went-from-gospel-to-secular-music?refid=0 Fri, 15 Dec 2017 08:56:03 -0600 The best books to give and get: Young adult favorites of 2017 Thieves, magic, grief and growing up fill The Thread's favorite young adult novels of 2017. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/12/15/books-best-young-adult-ya?refid=0 Fri, 15 Dec 2017 07:22:01 -0600 Chef Ann Kim's restaurant and entrepreneurial tips Chef Ann Kim shares restaurant and entrepreneurial tips with Chris Farrell. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/12/15/restaurateur_ann_kim?refid=0 Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0600 History Forum: 'The immigration problem: 1917 and 2017' Immigration policies, a century ago and today. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/12/14/immigration_policy_over_a_century?refid=0 Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0600 A Hanukkah favorite, the latke At 7 p.m. on Classical MPR you can hear a program celebrating the eight-day Jewish Festival of Lights, which began Tuesday night. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/12/13/hanukkah-latke-song?refid=0 Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:05:43 -0600 IQ2 debate: Do liberals hold the moral high ground? Do liberals hold the moral high ground? A new debate from the Intelligence Squared series. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/12/13/debate_liberals_hold_moral_high_ground?refid=0 Wed, 13 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0600 'Snowy owl friend' hit on I-494, rescued by Bloomington cops, dies The snowy owl injured by a car and trapped in its grill Monday night wasn't able to survive its injuries, the Bloomington police said Tuesday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/12/12/snowy-owl-hit-interstate-494-bloomington-dies?refid=0 Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:47:43 -0600 The marriage that derailed a career Sixty years ago, Jerry Lee Lewis married Myra Gayle Brown in a private ceremony in rural Mississippi. He was 22 and it was his third marriage. She was 13 and it was her first. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/12/12/jerry-lee-marriage-that-derailed-career?refid=0 Tue, 12 Dec 2017 10:23:27 -0600 When Twins legend Jack Morris threw 10 shutout innings to win the World Series This summer, St. Paul native and former Twin Jack Morris will be enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame. His most famous performance came over 25 years ago. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/12/12/history-jack-morris-twins-world-series?refid=0 Tue, 12 Dec 2017 08:00:00 -0600 Celebrating the first night of Hanukkah Tuesday marks the first night of Hanukkah, the eight-day Jewish "festival of lights." For the occasion, MPR News Presents hosts two specials. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/12/12/hanukkah_specials?refid=0 Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Jim James celebrates crooner Al Bowlly Al Bowlly has been called Britain's first pop star and is credited with inventing the singing style known as crooning. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/12/11/jim-james-celebrates-al-bowlly?refid=0 Mon, 11 Dec 2017 10:06:04 -0600 The fading hope of democracy in the Middle East Steven Cook of the Council on Foreign Relations says hopes for democracy in the Middle East have all but faded away. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/12/11/middle_east_prospects?refid=0 Mon, 11 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Attorney hopes returned deportation flight will help halt clients' deportations According to a statement by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, a plane transporting 92 Somali nationals being deported to Somalia returned to the U.S. after making it to Dakar, Senegal. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/12/08/plane-transporting-somali-deportees-returns-to-us?refid=0 Fri, 08 Dec 2017 18:47:44 -0600 MnDOT: I-694 in Oakdale expected to reopen Saturday After a water main break left a washout that closed a stretch of I-694, the Minnesota Department of Transportation announced on Twitter that the interstate should reopen Saturday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/12/08/mndot-i-694-to-open-ahead-of-schedule?refid=0 Fri, 08 Dec 2017 16:19:20 -0600 Friday Roundtable: The state of international affairs After a diplomatic trip to Asia in November, where President Trump visited China, South Korea, Japan, Vietnam and the Philippines, we're taking a look at President Trump's foreign agenda. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/12/08/friday-roundtable-international?refid=0 Fri, 08 Dec 2017 12:33:05 -0600 Economists size up the economy at year's end Louis Johnston and Chris Farrell recently sized up the condition of the economy at year's end, and looked into the crystal ball. What's happening to jobs, trade, wages, taxes, and the local, national and global economy? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/12/08/economists-size-up-the-economy-at-years-end?refid=0 Fri, 08 Dec 2017 04:00:00 -0600 Replacing Franken: Who's in, who's out, who's being talked about Minnesota will hold a special election in 2018 to fill a vacant seat left after the resignation of Sen. Al Franken. Here's a look at who's in the running. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/12/07/race-for-senate-seat-2018-whos-in-whos-out?refid=0 Thu, 07 Dec 2017 15:05:53 -0600 Transcript: Al Franken's Senate resignation speech Here is a complete transcript of Al Franken's resignation speech, delivered on the Senate floor the morning of Dec. 7, 2017. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/12/07/al-franken-senate-resignation-speech-transcript?refid=0 Thu, 07 Dec 2017 12:02:46 -0600 Most Senate Dems calling for Franken to resign At least 28 Democratic senators are calling for Sen. Al Franken to resign. Their calls come the same day Franken denied a new sexual misconduct accusation. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/12/06/franken-denies-allegations-he-forcibly-tried-kiss-woman?refid=0 Wed, 06 Dec 2017 10:05:56 -0600 Economists size up the economy at year's end Louis Johnston and Chris Farrell size up the condition of the economy at year's end, and look into the crystal ball. Former MPR host Gary Eichten moderated the annual event at St. John's University. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/12/06/farrell_and_johnston_on_economy?refid=0 Wed, 06 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Little Richard's hometown celebrates his birthday The singer turns 85 Tuesday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/12/05/little-richard-hometown-celebrates-birthday?refid=0 Tue, 05 Dec 2017 11:08:03 -0600 'The Invention of Race' "The Invention of Race." How, why and when was the notion of "race" developed? This special explores the construction of race, and racism, from the ancient world to today. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/12/05/the_invention_of_race?refid=0 Tue, 05 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Dan Rather on 'What Unites Us' Former CBS News anchor Dan Rather speaks in Minnesota about the ideas in his new book, "What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/12/04/dan_rather_pen_pals_lecture?refid=0 Mon, 04 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Remembering Jim Nabors and his beautiful voice Jim Nabors died Thursday at the age of 87. His beautiful baritone singing voice made him a popular attraction in Las Vegas, but he's best known for a character he played on television. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/12/01/remember-jim-nabors?refid=0 Fri, 01 Dec 2017 09:55:09 -0600 Thread Book Hour: Dan Brown, author of 'Origin' Kerri Miller interviews best-selling author Dan Brown about his latest novel, "Origin," for the Talking Volumes series. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/12/01/thread_dan_brown?refid=0 Fri, 01 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Keillor's conduct: What we know and don't know Minnesota Public Radio has cut ties with Garrison Keillor following what MPR's parent company described as inappropriate behavior. Many questions remain unanswered. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/30/garrison-keillor-conduct-answered-unanswered-questions?refid=0 Thu, 30 Nov 2017 18:10:42 -0600 Washington Post drops Keillor for not disclosing conduct probe "Knowing he was under investigation for his workplace behavior, he should not have written a column on that subject ... we do not intend to publish his columns in the future," the newspaper's editorial page editor said Thursday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/30/keillor-washington-post-column-ended?refid=0 Thu, 30 Nov 2017 12:02:25 -0600 Minnesota OKs medical marijuana for autism, apnea Starting in July, autism spectrum disorders and obstructive sleep apnea will qualify as conditions eligible to be treated in Minnesota with medical cannabis, the state Health Department said Thursday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/30/minnesota-oks-medical-marijuana-for-autism-apnea?refid=0 Thu, 30 Nov 2017 11:42:48 -0600 Ethics committee confirms investigation of Franken The Ethics Committee proceedings are typically kept quiet. But the six committee members said in a joint statement they were publicly confirming the misconduct inquiry. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/30/army-vet-says-franken-groped-her-2003?refid=0 Thu, 30 Nov 2017 07:32:51 -0600 How the Canadian health system works, and doesn't From the Humankind series, an exploration of the Canadian health care system, and what it might tell us about the best ways to change, or not change, our American health care system. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/30/canada_health_care_system?refid=0 Thu, 30 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0600 St. Paul police release new details in Sunday hit-and-run St. Paul police have released new details of a vehicle that critically injured a cyclist in a hit and run early Sunday morning. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/29/new-details-st-paul-hit-and-run?refid=0 Wed, 29 Nov 2017 19:19:59 -0600 What happens when women challenge powerful men? When it comes to sexual harassment, do we have one standard for politicians and a different one for everyone else? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/29/women-challenge-powerful-men?refid=0 Wed, 29 Nov 2017 11:42:25 -0600 Who is singing 'Incense and Peppermints'? While recording "Incense and Peppermints," the Strawberry Alarm Clock band members didn't like their sound, so they asked 16-year-old Greg Munford to sing it, and that's the version they released. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/29/incense_peppermints?refid=0 Wed, 29 Nov 2017 09:41:55 -0600 The transformation of American politics since 1968 A look back at the 1968 election and the ways it can illuminate presidential politics today. Lawrence O'Donnell is the author of "Playing with Fire: The 1968 Presidential Election and the Transformation of American Politics." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/29/playing_with_fire_1968_election?refid=0 Wed, 29 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Westminster Town Hall Forum: Crime and punishment in black America A broadcast of the Westminster Town Hall Forum featuring James Forman, Jr. a law professor at Yale University and author of the book, "Locking Up Our Own." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/28/james_forman_westminster_forum?refid=0 Tue, 28 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Reminder: Even dogs fall through thin ice, so stay off A recent incident involving a pup and a chilly pond had the Twin Cities National Weather Service branch pushing out its early-season ice warnings. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/27/early-season-thin-ice-warning?refid=0 Mon, 27 Nov 2017 14:44:07 -0600 When Tommy James covers dominated the charts "Mony Mony" by Billy Idol was number one on the Billboard pop chart 30 years ago today. It was the second straight cover of a song first recorded by Tommy James and Shondells to top the charts. The previous week Tiffany had a number one hit with the Tommy James song "I Think We're Alone Now." Ritchie Cordell had a hand in writing both of them. He says the title for this one was inspired while he was in Manhattan and saw the Mutual of New York building. It was adorned with the company's initials: M-O-N-Y. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/27/mony-mony-cover-number-one?refid=0 Mon, 27 Nov 2017 08:57:22 -0600 David Williams: racism is damaging our health A talk by Harvard University sociology and public health professor David Williams, who says racism and discrimination, unconscious or otherwise, is damaging the physical and mental health of all Americans. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/27/david_williams_on_racism_and_health?refid=0 Mon, 27 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0600 60 degrees on Black Friday? Twin Cities breaks temperature record Both the Twin Cities and St. Cloud hit record highs for Nov. 24, according to the National Weather Service. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/24/twin-cities-record-high?refid=0 Fri, 24 Nov 2017 12:54:59 -0600 Thread Book Hour: Stephen Greenblatt and Mark Bowden Thread Book Hour featuring Stephen Greenblatt on "The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve" and Mark Bowden on "Hue, 1968." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/24/thread_greenblatt_and_bowden?refid=0 Fri, 24 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Giving Thanks: a celebration of fall, food and gratitude Join John Birge for Giving Thanks: a celebration of fall, food and gratitude. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/23/giving_thanks?refid=0 Thu, 23 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Vikes in good position to make playoffs If the Vikings win Thursday against Detroit, it puts them in a very strong position to make the playoffs. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/22/vikes-in-good-position-to-make-playoffs?refid=0 Wed, 22 Nov 2017 08:56:22 -0600 Ascension Church prepares 1,600 Thanksgiving dinners for families in need For the 17th year, people with ties to Minneapolis' north side will gather in the Ascension Church kitchen to prepare 1,600 Thanksgiving dinners for families in need. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/22/ascension-church-prepares-1600-thanksgiving-dinners-for-families-in-need?refid=0 Wed, 22 Nov 2017 08:47:07 -0600 Remembering David Cassidy David Cassidy died Tuesday at the age of 67. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/22/remembering-david-cassidy?refid=0 Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:45:59 -0600 Just in time for Thanksgiving: StoryCorps founder on the importance of listening "The Great Thanksgiving Listen." StoryCorps founder David Isay says it's important to give people a chance to be listened to. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/22/storycorps_thanksgiving_listen?refid=0 Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Eden Prairie Center cleared after brief lockdown The suburban mall was locked down after a report of a person with a weapon. Police officials say a man had brought his firearm into Scheels to be serviced. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/21/eden-prairie-center-lockdown?refid=0 Tue, 21 Nov 2017 12:35:55 -0600 A new era for 'The Presidents Club' Ex-presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush gave separate speeches recently criticizing President Trump, without naming him. Two experts on the presidency reflect on 70 years of competition, cooperation and compassion among the American presidents and their predecessors. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/21/the_presidents_club?refid=0 Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Tiffany's 'I Think We're Alone Now' topped charts 30 years ago She recorded the song, which had been a hit for Tommy James and the Shondells, when she was 15 years old. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/20/tiffanys-i-think-were-alone-now-tops-charts-30-years-ago?refid=0 Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0600 The Water Main: 'Know Water, Know Beer' An MPR "Water Main" event held at the Southern Theater called "Know Water, Know Beer." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/20/know_water_know_beer?refid=0 Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Flyover: Can America bridge its racial divide? At a time when America is increasingly divided by party affiliations, geography and gender, we'll discuss how we can have meaningful conversations about one of the nation's most polarizing issues: race. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/19/flyover-can-america-bridge-its-racial-divide?refid=0 Sun, 19 Nov 2017 04:00:00 -0600 Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe sues county, wants authority to investigate crimes The county terminated its law enforcement agreement with the band more than a year ago, leaving tribal officers without authority to investigate crimes. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/18/mille-lacs-band-of-ojibwe-sues-county-wants-authority-to-investigate-crimes?refid=0 Sat, 18 Nov 2017 14:00:26 -0600 Women rally against sexual harassment at Minnesota Capitol A rally at the state capitol Friday called for an end to sexual harassment and the resignations of two state lawmakers. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/17/rally-women-sex-harassment-minnesota?refid=0 Fri, 17 Nov 2017 19:43:35 -0600 Xcel CEO predicts rosy future as energy moves away from coal Ben Fowke, Xcel Energy's CEO, outlined the goals and plans for Minnesota's largest utility. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/17/xcel-energy-ceo-interview-ben-fowke?refid=0 Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:40:49 -0600 Black Violin performs at the Ordway The duo is composed of violinist Kevin Sylvester and violist Wilner Baptiste. They met in a Fort Lauderdale high school and now combine hip-hop and classical influences into a distinct sound that's been called "classical boom." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/17/black-violin-performs-ordway?refid=0 Fri, 17 Nov 2017 09:03:39 -0600 What would a Franken ethics investigation mean? Many -- including Franken himself -- have called for an ethics investigation in his case. What would that mean? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/17/franken-ethics-committee-investigation-calls?refid=0 Fri, 17 Nov 2017 04:00:00 -0600 Woman says Franken forcibly kissed, groped her during '06 USO tour A Los Angeles radio host says DFL U.S. Sen. Al Franken forcibly kissed her during a 2006 USO tour and posed for a photo with his hands on her breasts as she slept. Read the latest from our live blog. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/16/radio-host-alleges-franken-forcibly-kissed-her-amid-uso-tour?refid=0 Thu, 16 Nov 2017 10:00:51 -0600 Brother Ali to perform at First Avenue Brother Ali performs Thursday night at First Avenue in Minneapolis. His latest album is "All the Beauty in this Whole Life." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/16/brother-ali-performs-first-ave?refid=0 Thu, 16 Nov 2017 09:03:50 -0600 Neal Conan special: The history of tax reform Historical context for the current debate over tax reform. In his "Truth, Politics and Power" series, former NPR host Neal Conan explores the ways our tax system evolved, and why. Is our tax system fair? Was it ever? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/16/history_of_tax_reform?refid=0 Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0600 New Hope officer identified in shooting of man, 62 Officials have identified the police officer who shot an armed man in Crystal last week as a veteran of the New Hope police department. Ronald Klitzka died after being shot in the head. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/15/officer-involved-in-crystal-shooting-identified?refid=0 Wed, 15 Nov 2017 18:49:25 -0600 Appetites: Reviewer tracks down wacky snacks Swedish Fish Oreo Cookies? Snickers Espresso? When companies push, sometimes odd, new flavors you might be intrigued, but hesitant to try them out. That's where Ben Passer comes in. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/15/appetities-reviewer-tracks-down-tacky-snacks?refid=0 Wed, 15 Nov 2017 16:41:29 -0600 Wilco plays sold-out shows in St. Paul Thursday night's performance will be broadcast live on The Current. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/15/wilco-plays-soldout-show-st-paul?refid=0 Wed, 15 Nov 2017 09:03:41 -0600 Climate One: Aligning profits with the planet Is a win for the environment a loss for the economy? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/15/aligning_profits_with_the_planet?refid=0 Wed, 15 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0600 What happens when evolution stops? Louise Erdrich's novel starts Louise Erdrich began writing "Future Home of the Living God" fifteen years ago. She pulled her early manuscript out of oblivion when events began to repeat themselves. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/14/books-louise-erdrich-future-home?refid=0 Tue, 14 Nov 2017 17:02:02 -0600 Man charged in Mall of America stabbings Prosecutors say Mahad Abdirahman began slashing at the first victim as he left a Macy's dressing room. Abdirahman was charged last year with stabbing two staff members with a pen at an in-patient psychiatric unit. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/14/man-charged-mall-of-america-stabbings?refid=0 Tue, 14 Nov 2017 14:41:15 -0600 Op-ed: Roy Moore and Alabama voters Will the Roy Moore scandal have an impact on the Alabama Senate race? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/14/roy-moore-alabama-2017?refid=0 Tue, 14 Nov 2017 13:33:08 -0600 Olga Viso resigns as Walker Art Center director In a statement, the Walker said its board and Viso "agreed that now is an ideal time for a transition." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/14/walker-art-center-olga-viso-resigns?refid=0 Tue, 14 Nov 2017 10:30:46 -0600 St. Cloud toddler stable after gunshot wound Authorities say they received a report of a child bleeding about 11 a.m. Monday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/14/st-cloud-police-investigate-toddler-shooting?refid=0 Tue, 14 Nov 2017 09:28:26 -0600 Most elder abuse allegations aren't investigated In 2016, 25,226 allegations of abuse in state licensed homes for the elderly were reported to the Minnesota Department of Health. Ninety-seven percent of those allegations, which ranged from theft to serious injury, were never investigated. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/14/most-elder-abuse-allegations-not-investigated?refid=0 Tue, 14 Nov 2017 08:25:23 -0600 Made in America: Trade policy in the Trump era An exploration of the ways the U.S. uses international trade to influence other countries and promote stability, and how it balances domestic economic interests with our foreign policy interests. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/14/trade_policy_in_trump_era?refid=0 Tue, 14 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0600 'Tunnel of Love' topped charts 30 years ago It was created at a time when Springsteen was married to one woman and falling in love with another. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/13/tunnel-of-love-tops-charts-30-years-ago-today?refid=0 Mon, 13 Nov 2017 09:04:10 -0600 A bipartisan solution for saving nature Frederic Rich is the author of "Getting to Green. Saving Nature: A Bipartisan Solution." He says when it comes to keeping the environment clean, it's all about building bridges and remembering our shared values. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/13/getting_to_green?refid=0 Mon, 13 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Flyover: How do military veterans fit into American identity? Support for our troops is a common refrain during campaign season and after a national crisis. But how often do Americans think about vets on the days in between? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/12/flyover-military-veterans-identity?refid=0 Sun, 12 Nov 2017 15:50:20 -0600 Outside firm will investigate allegations against Rep. Cornish House speaker Kurt Daudt and Minority Leader Melissa Hortman agreed to the move in a meeting Friday afternoon. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/11/outside-firm-will-investigate-allegations-against-rep-cornish?refid=0 Sat, 11 Nov 2017 14:42:55 -0600 Country music's new artist of the year comes to the Twin Cities Jon Pardi will be performing Friday at the Myth Nightclub in Maplewood. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/10/pardi-play-myth-nightclub?refid=0 Fri, 10 Nov 2017 10:14:17 -0600 Who is the starting quarterback for the Vikings? Fourteen months after suffering a serious knee injury, Teddy Bridgewater was finally activated this week by the Minnesota Vikings. In his absence Case Keenum has been playing well, so it's unclear when Bridgewater will play again for the Vikings. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/10/sinker-football?refid=0 Fri, 10 Nov 2017 10:08:21 -0600 Coldest start to November in over a decade It's been the coldest start to November in over a decade and this week's been the coldest since March. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/10/coldest-start-to-november-in-over-a-decade?refid=0 Fri, 10 Nov 2017 08:51:49 -0600 Workplace sexual harassment expert says training is key The number of new allegations sexual misconduct against well-known and powerful men seem to be cropping up every day. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/10/workplace-sexual-harassment-expert-says-training-is-key?refid=0 Fri, 10 Nov 2017 07:59:02 -0600 Former National Security Advisor on United States' role in the world A conversation about the U.S. role in the world, featuring President Obama's National Security Advisor Tom Donilon and former Vice President and Ambassador to Japan Walter Mondale. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/10/tom_donilon_and_walter_mondale?refid=0 Fri, 10 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Kamasi Washington to perform at First Avenue It's an unusual venue for a jazz artist, but Washington has attracted a lot of mainstream hip-hop fans through his collaborations with artists like Kendrick Lamar and Snoop Dogg. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/09/kamasi-washington-performs-tonight-first-avenue?refid=0 Thu, 09 Nov 2017 09:25:43 -0600 Thread Book Hour: Ron Chernow on Ulysses S. Grant and the reason for the Civil War A Thread Book Hour featuring Kerri Miller's "Talking Volumes" interview with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ron Chernow. His new book is titled, "Grant." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/09/ron_chernow_on_grant?refid=0 Thu, 09 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Mpls. council president Barb Johnson defeated in wave of newcomers Johnson lost her re-election bid Tuesday, a stunning defeat for a well-known politician and council veteran who'd led the body for 11 years. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/08/barb-johnson-minneapolis-council-president-defeated?refid=0 Wed, 08 Nov 2017 17:54:43 -0600 Appetites: Oh deer! Venison meatballs with cherry BBQ sauce Do you know what you're going to do with your deer after hunting season is over? Chef Jon Wipfli has some suggestions. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/08/oh-deer-venison-meatballs-appetites?refid=0 Wed, 08 Nov 2017 17:22:38 -0600 Frey wins Minneapolis mayoral race Minneapolis City Council member Jacob Frey emerged Wednesday from a crowded field of contenders as the winner of Tuesday's mayoral election, a contest in which the city's ranked-choice voting system added to the drama. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/08/minneapolis-mayoral-race-2017-final-result?refid=0 Wed, 08 Nov 2017 10:20:43 -0600 The life of Catholic social activist Dorothy Day A documentary about the life and work of journalist and social activist Dorothy Day. She founded the Catholic Worker movement, which established soup kitchens and housing in the Great Depression of the 1930s. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/08/social_activist_dorothy_day?refid=0 Wed, 08 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Woman fatally stabbed in St. Paul's 20th killing of 2017 St. Paul police say they have made an arrest in connection with the stabbing and the public is not threatened. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/07/woman-fatally-stabbed-in-st-pauls-20th-killing-of-2017?refid=0 Tue, 07 Nov 2017 23:47:01 -0600 St. Paul picks Carter for mayor The ranked-choice voting system made it an interesting night. Melvin Carter was the clear winner in St. Paul. In Minneapolis, five candidates were still in contention. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/07/minnesota-local-elections-november-2017-vote?refid=0 Tue, 07 Nov 2017 23:23:00 -0600 Sales roar for MN museum's 'Stranger Things' dinosaur hoodie Fans of the Netflix show "Stranger Things" swarmed the Science Museum of Minnesota's website Tuesday to snap up the museum's vintage Thunder Lizard hoodies, which became a sensation after appearing on a recent episode. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/07/stranger-things-dinosaur-hoodie-sales-explode-mn-museum?refid=0 Tue, 07 Nov 2017 17:38:25 -0600 From slaughterhouse to bus depot to rock club: The history of First Ave The stars painted on the side of First Avenue in downtown Minneapolis only capture a fraction of the legendary venue's history. Chris Riemenschneider's new book dives into club's storied past. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/07/books-first-avenue?refid=0 Tue, 07 Nov 2017 17:01:48 -0600 The man who was mayor of Minneapolis for just one day Dick Erdall held the seat after the city's elected mayor resigned early. Erdall was the last Republican to be mayor of Minneapolis. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/07/mayor-for-a-day-in-minneapolis?refid=0 Tue, 07 Nov 2017 11:14:35 -0600 Joni Mitchell turns 74 years old It's Joni Mitchell's birthday Tuesday. A new biography by David Yaffe came out earlier this year, "Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/07/joni-mitchell-turns-74-years-old-today?refid=0 Tue, 07 Nov 2017 09:08:54 -0600 An Election Day look back at our founders' disagreements Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison had competing visions for America. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/07/founders_original_intents?refid=0 Tue, 07 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Kid Cudi to perform in Maplewood Kid Cudi will be performing Monday night at the Myth nightclub in Maplewood. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/06/kid-cudi-performs-maplewood?refid=0 Mon, 06 Nov 2017 09:00:03 -0600 National Press Club: VA Secretary Dr. David Shulkin Looking ahead to Veterans Day on Saturday, Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin answers questions at the National Press Club in Washington. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/06/va_secretary_david_shulkin?refid=0 Mon, 06 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Flyover: How do immigrants fit into the 'American Dream?' This week on Flyover, we're asking if America's immigration system is one of our greatest strengths weaknesses. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/05/flyover-how-do-immigrants-fit-into-the-american-dream?refid=0 Sun, 05 Nov 2017 14:30:18 -0600 Russia probe finds Vin Weber, a D.C insider with deep Minnesota roots Weber, who opposed Donald Trump's campaign for president, has been drawn into the investigation into Trump's ties to Russia. Here's a look at the always quotable ex-lawmaker turned lobbyist. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/03/vin-weber-minnesota-trump-russia-mueller-inquiry?refid=0 Fri, 03 Nov 2017 16:00:00 -0500 Read beyond your comfort zone: Titles to stretch your mind Writer Gene Luen Yang tours the country encouraging kids to read beyond their comfort zones -- but adults can try that, too. Here are a few titles to get started. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/03/reading-without-borders?refid=0 Fri, 03 Nov 2017 15:24:32 -0500 Minnesota author Lesley Nneka Arimah wins Kirkus Prize for Fiction Lesley Nneka Arimah's debut collection of short stories, "What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky," has garnered critical praise. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/03/minnesota-author-lesley-nneka-arimah-wins-kirkus-prize-for-fiction?refid=0 Fri, 03 Nov 2017 12:36:52 -0500 Another snowstorm on the way Statewide, this October was the 15th wettest in Minnesota history, with most observers reporting from 3 to 5 inches of precipitation. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/03/another-snowstorm-on-the-way?refid=0 Fri, 03 Nov 2017 08:27:06 -0500 National Press Club: FDA chief Dr. Scott Gottlieb The FDA chief answers questions at the National Press Club. Dr. Scott Gottlieb is the commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/03/fda_chief_at_national_press_club?refid=0 Fri, 03 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Mall of America to close again Thanksgiving Day, reopen Black Friday Officials at the nation's largest mall say they'll continue a tradition started last year to give the holiday back to its 15,000 employees, although stores will have the option of opening. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/02/mall-of-america-closing-again-thanksgiving-day?refid=0 Thu, 02 Nov 2017 13:53:16 -0500 Crystal cops cleared in shooting of man in park Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said the use of deadly force was justified in shooting Khaleel Thompson, whose mother acknowledged he was dealing with mental health problems. Thompson survived. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/02/crystal-cops-cleared-khaleel-thompson-shooting?refid=0 Thu, 02 Nov 2017 10:22:26 -0500 An underappreciated part of Bob Dylan's career Volume 13 covers Dylan's born-again Christian period from 1979 to 1981. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/02/dylan-volume-13-bootleg-series?refid=0 Thu, 02 Nov 2017 08:57:53 -0500 End the statute of limitations on sexual violence? Local activist Sarah Super recently started a petition asking Minnesota's top legislators to end the statute of limitations for sexual violence crimes in Minnesota. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/02/sarah-super-statute-limitations-sexual-violence?refid=0 Thu, 02 Nov 2017 08:28:33 -0500 St. Paul mayoral candidates debate city issues MPR's Tom Weber moderates a debate featuring five candidates for Mayor of St. Paul. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/02/mpr_st_paul_mayoral_debate?refid=0 Thu, 02 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Missing St. Francis teen found According to an alert from the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, a 15-year-old who went missing from her home Tuesday has been found safe. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/01/missing-teen-st-francis?refid=0 Wed, 01 Nov 2017 20:29:04 -0500 Stewart Mills won't make 3rd run for Congress in 2018 After unsuccessfully challenging DFL U.S. Rep Rick Nolan twice, Stewart Mills says he will sit 2018 out, citing Democrats' "impressive" strategy. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/01/stewart-mills-wont-make-3rd-run-for-congress-in-2018?refid=0 Wed, 01 Nov 2017 18:44:49 -0500 Intelligence Squared debate: Should we be paying college athletes? Universities, broadcasters and private companies make billions from college athletics, and players are prohibited from sharing in the profits. With recent allegations of financial corruption in the NCAA, should we rewrite the rules of college sports? The motion is: "Pay college athletes." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/01/iq2_debate_pay_college_athletes?refid=0 Wed, 01 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500 What should we do about confederate monuments? The national debate over the fate of Confederate monuments, flags and place names was chosen as the topic for discussion this fall in the "Hot Topics: Cool Talk" series at the University of St. Thomas. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/31/confederate_monuments_controversy?refid=0 Tue, 31 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Minneapolis candidates for mayor spar on housing issues Raymond Dehn, Jacob Frey, Tom Hoch, Betsy Hodges and Nekima Levy-Pounds were mostly cordial during the forum hosted by Tom Weber at the Minnesota Public Radio studios, with only minor spats coming while discussing housing policy. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/30/minneapolis-mayor-debate-frey-hodges-dehn-hoch-levy-pounds?refid=0 Mon, 30 Oct 2017 15:32:43 -0500 Candidates talk housing, education and climate change during Minneapolis mayoral debate Minneapolis mayoral candidates gathered to debate the city's future as Election Day draws near. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/30/minneapolis_mayoral_candidates_forum?refid=0 Mon, 30 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Deer hunting? Your bullets may be harming eagles Ammunition with lead is "an important, if not the primary, source of lead exposure for bald eagles," according to the Raptor Center. Switching to copper ammo can cut the risk to birds. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/29/deer-hunting-lead-poisoning-bullets-eagles?refid=0 Sun, 29 Oct 2017 14:50:00 -0500 Flyover: Is American identity shaped by the view from abroad? This week on Flyover, we're talking about how America -- and Americans -- are seen abroad. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/29/flyover-is-american-identity-shaped-by-the-view-from-abroad?refid=0 Sun, 29 Oct 2017 12:41:30 -0500 Minnesota gets its first blast of winter More than 8 inches of snow have already fallen in portions of northern Minnesota. Meanwhile, the National Weather Service has extended the winter weather advisory for central Minnesota and the Twin Cities until 2 p.m. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/27/1st-winter-storm-hits-minnesota-slush-slow-morning-commute?refid=0 Fri, 27 Oct 2017 06:46:54 -0500 Clocking out early: Minnesotans don't want to work so hard after they turn 60 After age 60, Minnesota gives up its nation-leading labor force participation rate. Why? One theory says the state's older adults may be more economically secure than late-career workers across much of the nation. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/27/clocking-out-early-minnesotans-retire-more-quickly-than-most-americans?refid=0 Fri, 27 Oct 2017 04:00:00 -0500 Why LBJ couldn't, or wouldn't, extricate America from the Vietnam War The documentary "LBJ's War" features archival audio of President Johnson and others discussing the Vietnam War, which evidence shows he, and others, knew was unwinnable. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/27/lbjs_war?refid=0 Fri, 27 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0500 St. Paul mayor, mayoral candidate call for Police Federation board's resignation St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman and St. Paul mayoral candidate Pat Harris have both released statements calling for the resignation of the St. Paul Police Federation board after a back-and-forth between the federation and candidate Melvin Carter's campaign. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/26/st-paul-mayor-mayoral-candidate-call-for-police-board-resignation?refid=0 Thu, 26 Oct 2017 22:24:03 -0500 Happy birthday Bootsy! He got his first break in 1970 when he was hired to play bass in James Brown's band. He went on to become a major figure in funk music as a member of Funkadelic and Parliament. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/26/bootsy-collins-birthday?refid=0 Thu, 26 Oct 2017 08:56:28 -0500 Truth Politics and Power: Gun rights and gun control On this episode of "Truth Politics and Power," how a duty for community self defense evolved into an individual right to bear arms http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/26/truth-politics-power-gun-control?refid=0 Thu, 26 Oct 2017 08:07:42 -0500 St. Paul joins Minneapolis in approving Airbnb regs The St. Paul City Council on Wednesday approved regulations governing home sharing services like Airbnb and VRBO. They'll take effect in about a month. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/25/airbnb-regulations-approved-st-paul?refid=0 Wed, 25 Oct 2017 19:36:36 -0500 Best fiction picks of fall Outer space. Isolated woods. Alternate worlds. Go somewhere new with our fall fiction picks. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/25/books-best-fall-fiction-picks?refid=0 Wed, 25 Oct 2017 10:35:23 -0500 What if Mavis Staples had married Bob Dylan? This is the first time they've toured together but Staples and Dylan have known each other for a long time, and even dated for a while in the 1960s. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/25/if-mavis-staples-had-married-bob-dylan?refid=0 Wed, 25 Oct 2017 09:50:41 -0500 Thread Book Hour: How Amy Tan's book on writing became a memoir On this installment of The Thread Book Hour, author Amy Tan speaks with Kerri Miller about her new memoir, "Where the Past Begins." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/25/thread-book-hour-amy-tan?refid=0 Wed, 25 Oct 2017 04:00:00 -0500 Ari Melber on "Politics Governing and the Law" Lawyer and MSNBC chief legal correspondent Ari Melber speaks at a live Westminster Town Hall Forum on politics and justice. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/24/westminster-town-hall-forum-ari-melber?refid=0 Tue, 24 Oct 2017 07:54:25 -0500 Photographer's new book offers 'glimpse into the human side of Prince' Afshin Shahidi was Prince's personal photographer from 2001 to 2011. "Prince: A Private View" is a collection of photographs and recollections from Shahidi. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/24/books-photographer-offers-glimpse-human-side-prince?refid=0 Tue, 24 Oct 2017 05:58:48 -0500 DNR expects kills to jump during 2017 MN deer hunting season Three years of "conservative" deer hunting regulations together with three relatively mild winters will mean lots of deer to hunt this fall in Minnesota, state conservation officials said Monday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/23/mn-deer-hunting-season-kills-expected-to-jump?refid=0 Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:01:48 -0500 How Bob Dylan's songs evolved over time Bob Dylan and Mavis Staples will be playing at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul on Wednesday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/23/dylan-marcus?refid=0 Mon, 23 Oct 2017 08:59:14 -0500 Flyover: How can we get everyone necessary health care? Every American needs it. Every American uses it. And yet, our nation remains undecided on whether health care is a right or a privilege. We'll start this week's Flyover on that topic. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/22/flyover-how-can-we-get-everyone-necessary-health-care-?refid=0 Sun, 22 Oct 2017 16:34:03 -0500 St. Paul police investigate two homicides in less than 24 hours The two incidents mark the 18th and 19th homicides of the year in the city. The total number of homicides in St. Paul for all of last year was 17. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/22/st-paul-police-investigate-two-homicides-in-less-than-24-hours?refid=0 Sun, 22 Oct 2017 10:52:18 -0500 No ice palace in St. Paul? Detroit Lakes takes the reins Now that St. Paul has decided not to build an Ice Palace for the Super Bowl, Detroit Lakes plans a smaller version. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/20/ice-palace-detroit-lakes-instead-of-st-paul?refid=0 Fri, 20 Oct 2017 19:01:29 -0500 A tragic anniversary for Lynyrd Skynyrd fans Forty years ago, shortly after their "Street Survivors" album came out, three members of Lynyrd Skynyrd were killed and six others were severely injured in a plane crash. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/20/music-skynyrd?refid=0 Fri, 20 Oct 2017 09:22:42 -0500 It's prime time for leaf-peeping in central and southern Minnesota If you're a fan of the fall colors, this weekend will be a great time to enjoy them, especially in central and southern Minnesota. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/20/primetime-for-leaf-peeping-this-weekend?refid=0 Fri, 20 Oct 2017 08:30:58 -0500 Second half of October drier than normal Climatologist Mark Seeley says we've had desert-like air across the state for several days, which has led to red flag warnings for wildfires. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/20/second-half-october-drier-than-normal?refid=0 Fri, 20 Oct 2017 08:23:28 -0500 Giant, bobbing bog threatens docks on northern Minn. lake A bog the size of a professional baseball field is on the move in North Long Lake. The 3-acre piece of wetland has destroyed docks while bouncing around the lake near Brainerd. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/19/bog-crashing-into-docks-long-lake?refid=0 Thu, 19 Oct 2017 17:11:51 -0500 Appetites: Want to try Native American cooking? Start with cookies Chef Sean Sherman says those looking to try authentic Native American dishes should pay attention to where the ingredients come from. And those hoping to cook something on their own should start simple, with these sunflower cookies. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/19/appetites-native-food-sunflower-cookies?refid=0 Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:40:42 -0500 Minnesota's Gretchen Carlson on how to confront, report and end sexual harassment Anoka native Gretchen Carlson found fame as Miss America 1989. Her name filled headlines again last summer when she sued Fox for sexual harassment. Her new book, "Be Fierce," offers practical advice for women dealing with workplace harassment. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/19/books-gretchen-carlson-be-fierce?refid=0 Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:03:41 -0500 'Wake Up Little Susie' topped charts 60 years ago It tells the story of a teenage couple on a date at the movies who fall asleep and don't wake up until 4 a.m., way past their curfew. Don Everly reported that the song had been banned in Boston when it first came out because it was considered sexually suggestive. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/19/wake-up-little-susie-tops-charts-60-years-ago-today?refid=0 Thu, 19 Oct 2017 09:06:47 -0500 Dan Buettner on the happiest places in the world Pleasure, purpose and pride: Those are three paths to a happy life, the author says. In his latest book, Buettner examines the places where people live the happiest lives -- Denmark, Singapore and Costa Rica -- and what sets them apart. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/19/books-dan-buettner-the-happiest-places-in-the-world?refid=0 Thu, 19 Oct 2017 08:42:43 -0500 Violent Femmes to play First Avenue The Violent Femmes are playing a sold-out show Wednesday night at First Avenue in Minneapolis. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/18/violent-femmes-play-first-avenue-tonight?refid=0 Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:55:57 -0500 Timberwolves tip off the season Wednesday night The Minnesota Timberwolves begin a new season Wednesday night when they take on the Spurs in San Antonio. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/18/timberwolves-tip-off-the-season-tonight?refid=0 Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:44:16 -0500 Anti-semitism in Minneapolis history An unsavory part of Minnesota's past: In the 1930's and 1940's, Minneapolis had the dubious distinction of being one of the most anti-Semitic cities in America. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/18/anti_semitism_mpls_history?refid=0 Wed, 18 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Stearns County deputy shoots, wounds suspect A sheriff's deputy responding to a possible assault in St. Cloud shot a suspect, who's expected to survive. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/17/stearns-county-mn-deputy-wounds-suspect?refid=0 Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:40:00 -0500 Whitesnake's 'Here I Go Again' topped charts 30 years ago While it's often thought of as a song about facing your challenges head-on, Whitesnake leader David Coverdale actually wrote it to describe his feelings at the end of his first marriage. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/17/whitesnakes-here-i-go-again-topped-charts-30-years-ago?refid=0 Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:34:36 -0500 Twin Cities smelling a little funky this morning? Here's why Stop checking your armpits. You didn't smell bad this morning. A temperature inversion "enhanced" the usual odors around the Twin Cities. It should be better around midday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/17/twin-cities-funky-smell-temperature-inversion?refid=0 Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:31:21 -0500 Walter Mondale on the struggle for civil rights The struggle to pass the 1964 Civil Rights Act is the focus of a Tony Award-winning play on stage this month at the History Theatre in downtown St. Paul, called "All the Way." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/17/all_the_way_civil_rights_act_1964?refid=0 Tue, 17 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Robert Plant releases 11th album Plant describes the album as "a little wild, a little bit crazy in concept." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/16/robert-plant-releases-11th-album?refid=0 Mon, 16 Oct 2017 09:23:32 -0500 Aspen Ideas Festival: The creative genius of Leonardo da Vinci Best-selling biographer Walter Isaacson has written a new book about a man who he says takes the cake as the "world's most creative genius": Leonardo da Vinci. He says "we can't be Newton. We can't be Einstein. But we can try to be more like Leonardo." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/16/creative_genius_of_leonardo_da-vinci?refid=0 Mon, 16 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Second body recovered following plane crash in Mississippi River The Anoka County sheriff's department said divers found an adult male's body in the wreckage. They believe it's a Princeton man whose wife was identified the day before. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/15/second-body-recovered-following-plane-crash-in-mississippi?refid=0 Sun, 15 Oct 2017 16:27:31 -0500 Flyover: American faith and the rise of the 'nones' Fewer and fewer Americans are identifying with a particular faith background. Why is this? This week on Flyover, we talk religion. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/15/flyover-american-faith-and-the-rise-of-the-nones?refid=0 Sun, 15 Oct 2017 12:58:45 -0500 Princeton couple aboard plane that crashed into Mississippi River The Anoka county sheriff's office says the female victim is 48-year-old Jill Rygwall from Princeton. They believe her husband was the pilot, but his body has not been recovered from the water. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/14/princeton-couple-aboard-plane-that-crashed-into-mississippi-river?refid=0 Sat, 14 Oct 2017 17:15:08 -0500 Peak leaf-peeping across the state this weekend Fall color is at its peak around the state. We've been having those cool temperatures that help the leaves turn from green to red and orange and yellow. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/13/peak-leaf-peeping-across-the-state-this-weekend?refid=0 Fri, 13 Oct 2017 10:31:06 -0500 Paul Weller looks forward The musician is performing Friday night at the Pantages Theatre in Minneapolis. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/13/paul-weller-looks-forward?refid=0 Fri, 13 Oct 2017 09:53:55 -0500 Expectations for the Wild are high this year Pioneer Press reporter Dane Mizutani says that anything less than a Stanley Cup championship will be seen as a disappointment. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/13/wild-preview?refid=0 Fri, 13 Oct 2017 09:48:59 -0500 What a wet October so far The harvesting of corn and soybeans has been slowed or delayed due to wet weather this month. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/13/weather?refid=0 Fri, 13 Oct 2017 09:40:35 -0500 Intelligence Squared debate: Is Western democracy in danger? Do populist and nationalist uprisings signal Western democracy's certain decline? A new debate from Intelligence Squared. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/12/iq_debate_democracy_in_danger?refid=0 Thu, 12 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0500 'Soul of a Woman' to be released next month Sharon Jones, who was diagnosed with cancer in 2013, died last November. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/11/soul-of-a-woman-released-next-month?refid=0 Wed, 11 Oct 2017 09:01:15 -0500 Aspen Ideas Festival: American values embodied in the Constitution Norman Lear and Khizr Khan speak at the Aspen Ideas Festival about the American values embodied in the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/11/lear_and_khan_on_american_values?refid=0 Wed, 11 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0500 MnDOT shutting I-35E in north metro the next 2 weekends Concrete pavement repairs will require closures of Interstate 35E the next two weekends between I-694 in Vadnais Heights and I-35 in Columbus. The first closure starts Friday night. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/10/mndot-shutting-35e-n-metro-next-2-weekends?refid=0 Tue, 10 Oct 2017 15:31:02 -0500 State Patrol identifies paramedics in interstate crash with semi The state patrol said Marina G. DeSteno-Challeen, 24, died. She was in the passenger seat of a HealthEast ambulance driven by Susanna G. Kelly, 27. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/10/paramedics-identified-stalled-semi-crash?refid=0 Tue, 10 Oct 2017 15:06:12 -0500 Chick Corea to perform at Dakota Jazz Club The 22-time Grammy Award winner will be joined on this tour by drummer Steve Gadd, one of most highly-regarded session drummers around. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/10/chick-corea-perform-dakota-jazz-club?refid=0 Tue, 10 Oct 2017 08:59:15 -0500 Is there free speech on college campuses? Joanna Williams wants to know why so many college students don't want to hear, or have the opportunity to challenge, controversial and opposing views. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/10/free_speech_on_college_campuses?refid=0 Tue, 10 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Paramedic dies after ambulance rear-ends stalled semi The semi was in the process of being towed near the split of Interstates 694 and 94. The paramedic was a passenger in the ambulance. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/09/paramedic-dies-ambulance-semi-crash-brooklyn-center?refid=0 Mon, 09 Oct 2017 21:51:15 -0500 Truth, Politics and Power: The Politics of Disaster An enormous flood in 1927 shaped national politics and changed the way Americans think about the size and role of government. Neal Conan explores the role of the Army Corps of Engineers, the national flood insurance program, and the secret history of FEMA. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/09/politics_of_disaster?refid=0 Mon, 09 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Flyover: Let's talk gun control, again Many thousands of people die from guns each year from guns in the U.S. Last weekend's Las Vegas killings are forcing yet another national dialogue on gun control. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/08/flyover-gun-control?refid=0 Sun, 08 Oct 2017 14:04:49 -0500 St. Paul police exchanged gunfire with man before fatal shooting BCA investigators said Phumee Lee pointed a handgun at officers before exchanging gunfire. Lee died of multiple gunshot wounds Thursday night. Two officers are on standard administrative leave. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/07/st-paul-police-exchanged-gunfire-with-man-before-fatal-shooting?refid=0 Sat, 07 Oct 2017 16:00:08 -0500 King of Latin Pop comes to town When he launched his career, Enrique Iglesias didn't want his father or his famous surname to advance his career. So at first he called himself Enrique Martinez and claimed he was an unknown singer from Guatemala. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/06/enrique-iglesias-xcel-friday?refid=0 Fri, 06 Oct 2017 08:57:53 -0500 'Caught in the crossfire': The day Sam Subah was forced to leave his Liberian home After his family was caught in the crossfire of the civil war in Liberia, Sam Subah -- now a U.S. citizen living in Minnesota -- was forced to flee his home with nothing but the food his family had cooked that day. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/06/storycorps-sam-subah-growing-up-before-liberian-civil-war?refid=0 Fri, 06 Oct 2017 08:23:42 -0500 Thread Book Hour: Jacqueline Woodson 'Talking Volumes' A conversation with Jacqueline Woodson, author of "Another Brooklyn" and "Brown Girl Dreaming." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/06/thread_jacqueline_woodson?refid=0 Fri, 06 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Man killed by St. Paul police investigating domestic violence report identified St. Paul police shot and killed a man Thursday in the Dayton's Bluff neighborhood on the city's east side. A woman said he had shot at her with children in the house. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/05/st-paul-police-shooting-shots-fired-report?refid=0 Thu, 05 Oct 2017 19:09:19 -0500 Replacements' 1986 concert gets the live album treatment The Replacements' concert at Maxwell's in Hoboken, N.J., in 1986 has been made into a two-CD set that comes out Friday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/05/replacements-live-album?refid=0 Thu, 05 Oct 2017 09:08:20 -0500 Minnesota lags in police licensing standards Two reporters from the Star Tribuen found Minnesota lags far behind other states in holding officers accountable for their criminal behavior. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/05/minnesota-lags-police-licensing-standards?refid=0 Thu, 05 Oct 2017 08:04:00 -0500 APM Special Report: 'Vietnam and the Presidency' Some of the nation's foremost historians, journalists, veterans and presidential advisers were convened at the JFK Presidential Library in Boston to discuss the lessons and legacy of the Vietnam War. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/05/apm_vietnam_and_the_presidency?refid=0 Thu, 05 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Steve Berger's friend recalls 'inseparable' friendship, final moments in Vegas In an interview with KARE 11, Josh Decker recounted his memories of Steve Berger lives spent together and their final moments. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/04/steve-bergers-friend-recalls-inseparable-friendship-final-moments-in-vegas?refid=0 Wed, 04 Oct 2017 17:32:19 -0500 MnDOT shutting I-35W this weekend, too For the second straight weekend, the Minnesota Department of Transportation will close both directions of Interstate 35W in Minneapolis from downtown to Minnesota Highway 62 to demolish the Franklin Avenue bridge. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/04/mndot-shutting-i35w-this-weekend-october-6?refid=0 Wed, 04 Oct 2017 10:15:51 -0500 Intelligence Squared debate: Is the U.S. health care system terminally broken? Three doctors and a public health expert debate the motion, "The U.S. health care system is terminally broken." Do we need to design tomorrow's health care on a clean slate, or can the current system be jolted back to life? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/04/iq2_debate_health_care_system?refid=0 Wed, 04 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Minnesotan dead in Vegas shooting; survivors recall horror Steve Berger, a financial consultant from Shorewood, Minn., is dead following the Sunday night shootings at a concert in Las Vegas, his employer confirmed. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/03/steve-berger-minnesotan-dead-las-vegas-attack?refid=0 Tue, 03 Oct 2017 15:47:35 -0500 When do we call it terrorism? The shooting in Las Vegas has reignited a debate about when an incident should and should not be labeled an act of terror. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/03/when-do-we-call-it-terrorism?refid=0 Tue, 03 Oct 2017 12:23:05 -0500 Increased water flow eroding Minn. River banks, adding pollutants The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency released a study of the entire length of the river, from the western border to where it dumps its sediment into the Mississippi River. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/03/increased-water-flow-straining-the-muddy-minnesota-river?refid=0 Tue, 03 Oct 2017 12:14:06 -0500 Should there be limits to gerrymandering? The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments Tuesday on whether Republican leaders in Wisconsin violated the Constitution when they redrew voter districts in their favor. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/03/limits-gerrymandering?refid=0 Tue, 03 Oct 2017 09:20:54 -0500 Bud Buck reported 'mass hysteria' at final broadcast of the Morning Show During the final broadcast of the Morning Show on MPR, correspondent Bud Buck, a character created by one of the show's hosts, desperately tried to use the occasion to launch his TV career. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/03/history-bud-buck-reports-from-final-broadcast-of-the-morning-show?refid=0 Tue, 03 Oct 2017 04:00:00 -0500 'Hard to go back to normal life': Minnesotans who survived Vegas shooting The Route 91 Harvest country music festival was attended by 22,000 people, including several Minnesotans, whose night of entertainment ended with a run for their lives. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/03/minnesotans-reflect-on-living-through-vegas-shootings?refid=0 Tue, 03 Oct 2017 04:00:00 -0500 Gabrielle Giffords and Mark Kelly on stopping gun violence Former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly founded an organization to reduce gun violence, called "Americans for Responsible Solutions." Kelly says we must stand up to fear and reclaim American values. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/03/kelly_and_giffords_on_gun_violence?refid=0 Tue, 03 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Vikings confirm season-ending ACL tear for Dalvin Cook An MRI revealed the rookie running back sensation tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in the third quarter of Sunday's game, Vikings Head Coach Mike Zimmer said Monday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/02/vikings-confirm-season-ending-acl-tear-dalvin-cook?refid=0 Mon, 02 Oct 2017 11:35:12 -0500 The Supreme Court: the 'least dangerous' branch of government? Today is the opening day of the Supreme Court's fall term. Harvard law and history professor Annette Gordon-Reed is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and this hour in a Chautauqua Lecture she explores the origins, and the evolution, of the nation's highest court. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/02/annette_gordon_reed_chautauqua_lecture?refid=0 Mon, 02 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Flyover: What's the American job worth? We're talking jobs this week on Flyover. Specifically, tax breaks and other government incentives given to private companies to bring jobs to your communities. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/01/flyover-whats-the-american-job-worth?refid=0 Sun, 01 Oct 2017 04:00:00 -0500 Friday Roundtable: Curbing the effects of Alzheimer's Currently there's no cure for Alzheimer's but scientists are learning about new avenues for prevention. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/29/alzheimers-roundtable?refid=0 Fri, 29 Sep 2017 12:14:31 -0500 Should Jerry Lee Lewis be in the Country Music Hall of Fame? Jerry Lee Lewis turns 82-years-old today. The "Killer" was in the first group inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but he spent much of his career performing country music. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/29/jerry-lee-country-hall-of-fame?refid=0 Fri, 29 Sep 2017 10:03:54 -0500 StoryCorps: A little girl's journey to the U.S., without authorization Sandra Portilla tells the story of coming to the U.S. with her family 24 years ago. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/29/storycorps-sandra-portilla?refid=0 Fri, 29 Sep 2017 04:00:00 -0500 Business executive Susan Marvin on values and purpose A talk by longtime Marvin Companies executive Susan Marvin. The company is headquartered in Warroad, six miles from the Canadian border, and Susan Marvin believes it's important to keep a healthy and vital rural America. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/29/susan_marvin_on_values?refid=0 Fri, 29 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500 David Crosby rips Congress in new song He told NPR, "We have the worst Congress we've ever had. They are bought, paid for, and they behave abysmally." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/28/david-crosby-rips-congress-new-song?refid=0 Thu, 28 Sep 2017 09:55:29 -0500 Harvey, Irma, Maria: A hurricane's human fingerprints After hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, scientists are looking at the connection between warming oceans, rising sea levels and other factors that are contributing to the intensity of storms. Are there human fingerprints on the recent hurricanes? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/28/climate_change_and_hurricanes?refid=0 Thu, 28 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500 War diary helps a daughter know a father she never met Linda McBrayer's father, Cpl. Thomas Soliz, was killed in the Vietnam War just three months after she was born. Five years ago, she received the diary her father kept during the war. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/27/war-diary-helps-daughter-know-father-she-never-met?refid=0 Wed, 27 Sep 2017 08:25:51 -0500 Truth, Politics and Power: The United States and Iran Some historical context for the troubled relationship between the United States and Iran. Former NPR host Neal Conan and several experts explore the conflict in this "Truth Politics and Power" feature. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/27/us_and_iran?refid=0 Wed, 27 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Relax: Sitting at your desk job won't kill you Recent media reports suggesting that daily chair-sitting can be fatal lack crucial context, MPR News' regular medical analyst says. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/26/hallberg-debunking-desk-sitting-study?refid=0 Tue, 26 Sep 2017 18:36:32 -0500 When Michael Jackson had trouble finding a duet partner Jackson initially asked Barbra Streisand and Whitney Houston to sing "I Just Can't Stop Loving You" with him but they declined. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/26/michael-jackson-third-choice-duet?refid=0 Tue, 26 Sep 2017 09:00:58 -0500 In 1971 speech, John Kerry spoke of the monster created by the Vietnam War In 1971, John Kerry spoke on behalf of veterans opposed to the Vietnam War, citing the crimes committed by American soldiers and the lasting damage it had done to all of their lives. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/26/history-john-kerry-speaks-against-vietnam-war?refid=0 Tue, 26 Sep 2017 04:00:00 -0500 CNN town hall on health featuring four key U.S. senators Four U.S. senators discuss ways to overhaul America's health insurance system in a Town Hall format hosted by CNN Monday, September 25. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/26/cnn_health_debate?refid=0 Tue, 26 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500 The inspiration for Buddy Holly's 'That'll Be the Day' In 1956 Buddy Holly and his drummer Jerry Allison went to see a movie in their hometown of Lubbock, Texas. They saw "The Searchers" starring John Wayne. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/25/buddy-holly-thatll-be-the-day?refid=0 Mon, 25 Sep 2017 09:25:43 -0500 What impact will the new travel ban have on Minnesota? Citizens of eight countries will face new restrictions on entry to the U.S. under a proclamation signed by President Trump on Sunday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/25/travel-ban-impact-minnesota?refid=0 Mon, 25 Sep 2017 08:54:32 -0500 Thread Book Hour: Sherman Alexie on the aftermath of the 'Native American Apocalypse' MPR's Kerri Miller interviews author Sherman Alexie as part of the "Talking Volumes" series at the Fitzgerald Theater. He's written a memoir about his mother, "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/25/sherman_alexie_talking_volumes?refid=0 Mon, 25 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Flyover: The politics of white resentment This week on Flyover, we try to understand how white resentment continues to shape our politics and our communities. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/24/flyover-the-politics-of-white-resentment?refid=0 Sun, 24 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500 I-94 east closing tops Twin Cities weekend road woes More paving on Interstate 94 in the west metro will likely be the newest, biggest driving headache this weekend. Here's a guide. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/22/i94-east-closing-tops-twin-cities-weekend-road-woes?refid=0 Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:29:34 -0500 A 'Magnificent' song for a departing co-worker Friday marks the last day at MPR News for producer Eugene Cha, who is relocating out of state with his family. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/22/a-send-off-to-a-departing-co-worker-eugene-cha?refid=0 Fri, 22 Sep 2017 09:29:50 -0500 Twins pointed toward playoffs while Lynx in finals MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Howard Sinker, a digital sports editor for the Star Tribune, about the latest in local sports. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/22/twins-lynx-success?refid=0 Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:40:46 -0500 High temperatures greet the first day of fall University of Minnesota climatologist Mark Seeley says warmer than average falls have been a trend in recent years. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/22/high-temps-first-day-fall?refid=0 Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:34:47 -0500 Van Morrison out with new album "Roll With the Punches" features five original songs and 10 cover versions of blues and soul classics. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/22/van-morrison-out-with-new-album?refid=0 Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:06:18 -0500 Former GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush in Minnesota Former Florida governor and 2016 Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush was interviewed by retired MPR host Gary Eichten about a wide range of current issues, from hurricanes and earthquakes to immigration and health care. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/22/jeb_bush_in_minnesota?refid=0 Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500 The science behind Mexico's recent earthquakes A 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck in Mexico on Wednesday - what is the science behind what's happening in Mexico? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/21/science-behind-mexicos-earthquakes?refid=0 Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:16:25 -0500 Zebra mussel puts Lake Harriet in Mpls. on infested waters list State conservation officials say they haven't found any more of the invasive pests in Harriet, one of the Twin Cities' best-known lakes. The DNR says treatment isn't needed "at this time." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/21/lake-harriet-minneapolis-zebra-mussel-found?refid=0 Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:05:19 -0500 Minnesota probes Legionnaires' disease outbreak in Maple Grove State and local health authorities say they're investigating two cases of Legionnaires' disease in residents at the SilverCreek on Main assisted living facility. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/21/minnesota-probing-legionnaires-disease-outbreak-in-maple-grove?refid=0 Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:52:52 -0500 Hey Minnesota, welcome to your sweaty fall Autumn arrives officially on Friday. But the weather will be less about sweaters -- and more about sweat. Forecasters have posted a heat advisory and say the Twin Cities could see the heat index hit 100 degrees. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/21/hot-weather-first-day-fall-minnesota?refid=0 Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:35:21 -0500 Health insurers' safety net is at risk. Here's why that matters Gov. Dayton and state lawmakers are waiting for a federal waiver to implement their reinsurance plan -- but an announcement this week concerning federal funding has complicated matters. Here's what you need to know. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/21/what-to-know-about-minnesota-reinsurance-plan?refid=0 Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:43:23 -0500 Lake Superior island returned to Grand Portage tribe Susie Island is the largest of 13 small and rocky islands at the tip of northeastern Minnesota, just before the Canadian border. The islands are home to some of Minnesota's rarest plant life. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/21/susie-island-change-hands?refid=0 Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:45:04 -0500 State Sen. Benson taking steady approach to health care changes Minnesota officials are still awaiting official word from the federal government on their request for a waiver regarding reinsurance. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/21/federal-officials-roiling-minnesota-health-care?refid=0 Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:13:25 -0500 Stiff Little Fingers to play at Turf Club The band formed in Belfast in 1977 and they were part of the first wave of British punk bands. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/21/stiff-little-fingers-music?refid=0 Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:10:23 -0500 George Washington's warning to future generations Some warnings from President George Washington's "Farewell Address," about the forces that could destroy our democracy. In September 1796, as he became a private citizen, he worried about hyper-partisanship, excessive debt and entanglements in foreign wars. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/21/washingtons_farewell_address?refid=0 Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Appetites: The wild rice harvest is on Food writer Beth Dooley joined the show to discuss the harvest and share a recipe for wild rice salad. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/20/appetites-wild-rice-harvest-beth-dooley?refid=0 Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:34:15 -0500 Gentry says 'Billie Joe' was about unconscious cruelty Ever since the song came out listeners have speculated about what Billie Joe and his girlfriend threw off the Tallahatchie Bridge before he decided to jump off the bridge himself. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/20/gentry-billie-joe-unconsious-cruelty?refid=0 Wed, 20 Sep 2017 08:10:19 -0500 Intelligence Squared debate: Foreign policy in the Trump era An Intelligence Squared debate about the most pressing global challenges facing the Trump administration. Prominent foreign policy experts debate what to do about North Korea, and our strategic relationships with China and other countries. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/20/iq2_debate_foreign_policy?refid=0 Wed, 20 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Sibelius' music to be heard around Twin Cities The Minnesota Orchestra will be putting on a free outdoor show Tuesday night in Commons Park near U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/19/minnesota-orchestra-to-play-sibelius-twin-cities?refid=0 Tue, 19 Sep 2017 07:59:56 -0500 Carl Pope offers his ideas for saving the planet Environmental leader Carl Pope speaks at the Westminster Town Hall Forum: "Can We Save the Planet?" http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/19/westminster_town_hall_forum?refid=0 Tue, 19 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Aspen Ideas Festival: The legacy of James Madison "Constitution Day," marks the anniversary of the adoption of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787. James Madison is considered the "father of the Constitution," and Harvard Law professor Noah Feldman spoke about Madison's legacy at the 2017 Aspen Ideas Festival. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/18/james_madison_constitution?refid=0 Mon, 18 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Flyover: The myth of a 'bootstraps' America The idea that hard work alone can help you climb the economic ladder is falling apart. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/17/flyover-the-myth-of-a-bootstraps-america?refid=0 Sun, 17 Sep 2017 12:14:06 -0500 I-94 east closure tops Twin Cities weekend road woes Last weekend it was westbound I-94. This weekend it's eastbound I-94 that will close between I-694 and I-394. Here's your guide to the driving hassles you'll find here and across the state. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/15/i94-east-closure-tops-twin-cities-weekend-road-woes?refid=0 Fri, 15 Sep 2017 11:33:57 -0500 Late composer Michael Friedman's work premiers at Children's Theater Today's Morning Edition music is ahead of opening night for a world premiere production by the Children's Theater Company in Minneapolis. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/15/the-late-michael-friedman-has-his-music-debut?refid=0 Fri, 15 Sep 2017 08:55:40 -0500 Heroics help Lynx and Twins keep up winning ways The Minnesota Lynx now hold a two game to none lead in their best of five WNBA playoff series against Washington. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/15/lynx-and-twins-keep-up-winning-ways?refid=0 Fri, 15 Sep 2017 08:47:17 -0500 Temperatures in the 90s hit the Twin Cities MPR's Phil Picardi spoke with University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley about the first 90-plus degree high in the Twin Cities on September 14 since 1939. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/15/unusual-nineties-hit-twin-cities?refid=0 Fri, 15 Sep 2017 07:54:24 -0500 Thread Book Hour: Conversations with Claire Messud and Nicole Krauss MPR News host Kerri Miller interviews novelists Claire Messud and Nicole Krauss about two of the most highly acclaimed books of 2017, "The Burning Girl" and "Forest Dark." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/15/thread_book_hour_messud_krauss?refid=0 Fri, 15 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Police detonate what looked like a pipe bomb at Brooklyn Park college Brooklyn Park police say the device was found outside an office at Hennepin Technical College. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/14/hennepin-tech-mistakenly-sends-active-shooter-alert?refid=0 Thu, 14 Sep 2017 17:05:46 -0500 St. Paul poet Danez Smith shines in the national spotlight Danez Smith's latest collection, "Don't Call Us Dead," just landed on the longlist for the National Book Award. The collection explores what it's like to be young, black and gay in America. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/14/books-danez-smith?refid=0 Thu, 14 Sep 2017 13:54:11 -0500 Minnesota jobless rate up a tick in August; 6,600 jobs cut Minnesota's unemployment rate nudged up to a seasonally adjusted 3.8 percent in August as employers trimmed jobs. The state's jobless rate remains significantly lower than the national rate. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/14/minnesota-jobless-rate-uptick-august-jobs-cut?refid=0 Thu, 14 Sep 2017 11:34:26 -0500 Husker Du founder Grant Hart passes away at 56 His former bandmate Bob Mould tweeted: "Grant Hart was a gifted visual artist, a wonderful story teller, and a frighteningly talented musician. Everyone touched by his spirit will always remember." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/14/husker-du-founder-grant-hart-dies?refid=0 Thu, 14 Sep 2017 08:57:39 -0500 Smoke, hot temps trigger Minnesota air quality alert for Thursday Affected area include the Twin Cities, St. Cloud, Hinckley and the Tribal Nation of Mille Lacs, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency said Wednesday. Conditions will make it unhealthy for some people to be outside. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/13/minnesota-posts-air-quality-alerts-for-thursday?refid=0 Wed, 13 Sep 2017 16:36:31 -0500 Appetites: An indigenous foods movement Sean Sherman is starting a nonprofit to share Native American food traditions more widely. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/13/appetites-an-indigenous-foods-movement-?refid=0 Wed, 13 Sep 2017 14:07:01 -0500 Teen missing from Buffalo, Minn., found safe in Iowa Anna Marie Thorson, 15, was last seen on Sept. 10. There were enough concern about her whereabouts that police sought the public's help in finding her. Authorities this afternoon said the missing teen was found safe in Iowa. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/13/public-help-needed-find-teen-missing-buffalo-minnesota?refid=0 Wed, 13 Sep 2017 13:42:03 -0500 X lead singer: 'Now is my favorite time in the band' X will be performing Wednesday night at First Avenue in Minneapolis. The show will feature the same four people who founded the band in Los Angeles 40 years ago. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/13/x-perform-first-avenue?refid=0 Wed, 13 Sep 2017 08:55:15 -0500 Video shows aftermath of cop's killing; suspect makes court appearance Beth Freeman, a Mound woman accused of striking and killing a Wayzata police officer, made her first court appearance Tuesday and was assigned a public defender. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/12/video-shows-aftermath-of-officers-killing-as-suspect-makes-first-court-appearanc?refid=0 Tue, 12 Sep 2017 16:06:40 -0500 BCA finishes Ruszczyk probe, sends case to Hennepin Co. attorney The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension said Tuesday it completed its investigation into the shooting of 911 caller Justine Ruszczyk by a Minneapolis police officer. Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman will now consider whether to charge the officer. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/12/ruszczyk-damond-minneapolis-police-shooting-probe?refid=0 Tue, 12 Sep 2017 09:35:27 -0500 The Emotions hit it big with 'Best of My Love' 40 years ago The Emotions started as three sisters singing together at Mount Sinai Baptist Church in Chicago. They were originally known as Heavenly Sunbeams. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/12/the-emotions-hit-number-one-with-best-of-my-love?refid=0 Tue, 12 Sep 2017 08:59:02 -0500 State better off without Enbridge oil pipeline, Dayton agency says The state Commerce Department dealt a setback Monday to a proposed controversial oil pipeline across northern Minnesota, ruling the environmental and socioeconomic risks of letting Enbridge replace its aging Line 3 pipeline outweigh the "limited benefits." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/11/enbridge-should-end-line-3-oil-pipeline-minn-commerce?refid=0 Mon, 11 Sep 2017 15:46:03 -0500 Charges: Woman on phone, texting when she hit Wayzata officer The Hennepin County Attorney's Office said Wayzata police officer William Mathews was about to walk back to his patrol car after removing a piece of metal from Highway 12 Friday when Beth Freeman struck and killed him. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/11/wayzata-officer-killed-woman-charged?refid=0 Mon, 11 Sep 2017 15:19:49 -0500 Neil Young out with another song from archival series All the songs on "Hitchhiker" are acoustic and were recorded during one studio session on Aug. 11, 1976. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/11/neil-young-more-music-from-his-archives?refid=0 Mon, 11 Sep 2017 08:31:33 -0500 DNR finds malware in Tettegouche computers, warns recent visitors Officials say there's no evidence credit card numbers were accessed but they're advising those who visited the North Shore park and charged items from Aug. 22-25 to review their credit card accounts for suspicious activity. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/08/dnr-finds-malware-tettegouche-computer-credit?refid=0 Fri, 08 Sep 2017 14:37:56 -0500 I-94 west closure tops Twin Cities weekend traffic woes Good luck getting out of Minneapolis tonight after the U2 concert. Here's your guide to the region's weekend driving hassles. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/08/i94-west-closure-tops-twin-cities-weekend-traffic-woes?refid=0 Fri, 08 Sep 2017 12:58:34 -0500 Prediction: Vikings to go 6-10 in season ahead MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Howard Sinker, a digital sports editor for the Star Tribune, about the season ahead. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/08/vikings-to-have-losing-record?refid=0 Fri, 08 Sep 2017 08:52:48 -0500 Believe it or not, snowstorms have hit in Minnesota in September University of Minnesota climatologist Mark Seeley also discusses fall colors and Hurricane Irma. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/08/snow-has-hit-minnesota-september?refid=0 Fri, 08 Sep 2017 08:50:39 -0500 U2's Adam Clayton on the impact of their smash hit 'The Joshua Tree' Clayton tells The Current that the group's new album explores what the band experienced after the enormous success of "The Joshua Tree." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/08/u2-in-concert-in-minneapolis?refid=0 Fri, 08 Sep 2017 08:45:57 -0500 National Press Club: Former school lunch lady now heads NEA Lily Eskelsen Garcia was a school lunch lady before being encouraged to go to college to become a teacher. She was later named Utah's Teacher of the Year, and now is president of the National Education Association. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/08/lunch_lady_now_heads_national_teachers_union?refid=0 Fri, 08 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Life after chief: Janee Harteau on what's next Former Minneapolis police chief Janee Harteau reflects on her years in law enforcement and her new focus: "My goal is to have a larger impact on the profession." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/07/janee-harteau-life-after-chief?refid=0 Thu, 07 Sep 2017 17:04:05 -0500 Irma: 5 things Minnesotans should tell loved ones in Florida Wondering if friends and relatives in the Sunshine State should evacuate as Hurricane Irma approaches? MPR News meteorologist Bill Endersen shares key points you need to make. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/07/minnesotans-florida-hurricane-irma-tips?refid=0 Thu, 07 Sep 2017 12:18:07 -0500 Color coated: DNR expects a glorious Minnesota fall leaf season Stop complaining about all that summer rain. It's about to help deliver a spectacular fall, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said Thursday as it launched its seasonal fall color finder map. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/07/minnesota-fall-colors-season-nearly-perfect-dnr?refid=0 Thu, 07 Sep 2017 12:15:21 -0500 Gregg Allman out with a posthumous album Allman died May 27 from liver cancer. His new album comes out Friday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/07/gregg-allman-posthumous-album?refid=0 Thu, 07 Sep 2017 08:55:11 -0500 Appetites: Lincoln Del gets new life in cookbook When the Lincoln Del closed in 2000, the Twin Cities lost more than a delicatessen. It lost a treasured institution. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/06/appetites-lincoln-del-book?refid=0 Wed, 06 Sep 2017 15:40:55 -0500 Monster catfish captured on St. Croix (no, we're not exaggerating) Mark Mosby went looking for flathead catfish last month on the St. Croix River near Stillwater. He caught one roughly the size of a 9-year-old boy. He and the fish are now in Minnesota's record books. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/06/monster-catfish-caught-stcroix-river-minnesota?refid=0 Wed, 06 Sep 2017 14:15:35 -0500 Heads-up, west metro: I-94 westbound closing this weekend MnDOT's shutting down Interstate 94 west between Interstate 394 and Interstate 694 for paving, starting Friday night. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/06/i94-westbound-west-metro-closing-this-weekend?refid=0 Wed, 06 Sep 2017 09:49:32 -0500 No. 1 song 'Tammy' influenced Berry Gordy When Gordy started his own record label in 1959, he wanted to name it Tammy Records. But that name was already taken so he called the label Tamla instead. It would eventually become Motown Records. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/06/tammy-a-hit-sixty-years-ago?refid=0 Wed, 06 Sep 2017 08:39:15 -0500 Ancestry's Catherine Ball on your broader human family An exploration of what makes up our human identity, and how our DNA can illuminate our genetic relationships with people all over the world and throughout history. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/06/ancestry_and_human_identity?refid=0 Wed, 06 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500 With almost 2 million visitors, State Fair breaks attendance record The State Fair welcomed 1,977,320 visitors in its 12-day run this year. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/05/with-almost-2-million-visitors-state-fair-breaks-attendance-record?refid=0 Tue, 05 Sep 2017 14:42:34 -0500 Minn. pheasant numbers plummet as rural habitat disappears Minnesota's pheasant population fell dramatically in the past year, the result of an ongoing decline in nesting areas as farmers pull land from conservation programs and into crop production, the DNR said Tuesday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/05/minnesota-phesant-numbers-plummet-rural-habitat-falls?refid=0 Tue, 05 Sep 2017 14:30:19 -0500 How Taylor Swift is fighting ticket scalpers for her next tour When tickets go on sale, fans who have demonstrated their loyalty -- either by buying her album or watching her videos, etc. -- will move up in line. Some people aren't happy about the approach, though. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/05/taylor-swift-new-approach-beat-scalpers?refid=0 Tue, 05 Sep 2017 08:56:02 -0500 An ex-Viking's second life in the schools For this week's highlight from the archive, an interview with Randall McDaniel, the former Minnesota Viking. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/05/history-randall-mcdaniel-eichten?refid=0 Tue, 05 Sep 2017 04:00:00 -0500 How voter fraud and voter suppression shaped the nation Federal investigations of possible voter fraud are underway. In this episode of Truth, Politics and Power, former NPR host Neal Conan explores the history of voting rights, voter fraud and the current investigations. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/05/voter_fraud?refid=0 Tue, 05 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Labor Day special: The Working Tapes of Studs Terkel Studs Terkel interviewed working people about their jobs and their lives, which became the best-selling book "Working." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/04/working_tapes_of_studs_terkel?refid=0 Mon, 04 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Marchers closed roads near State Fair, want more police accountability Demonstrators marched to renew calls for better police accountability in the wake of high profile incidents in the Twin Cities. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/03/marchers-close-snelling-avenue-near-fairgrounds?refid=0 Sun, 03 Sep 2017 14:00:36 -0500 90th anniversary of Royal Artillery Band at the Minnesota State Fair John Phillip Sousa debuted the piece in front of 12,000 spectators. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/01/90th-anniversary-of-royal-artillery-band-at-the-minnesota-state-fair?refid=0 Fri, 01 Sep 2017 09:02:51 -0500 Twins win, Vikings lose and P.J. Fleck doesn't feel bad about victory The Minnesota Gophers beat the Buffalo Bulls 17-7 in their first game with new head coach P.J. Fleck. The team didn't look very energized, but Fleck said he never feels bad about any kind of victory. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/01/twins-win-vikings-lose-fleck-doesnt-feel-bad-about-victory?refid=0 Fri, 01 Sep 2017 08:57:24 -0500 August wettest month for southwestern Minnesota For southwestern Minnesota, it was the wettest August in history. It was the 11th wettest month for the state overall, which recorded an average of 5 inches of rain. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/01/august-wettest-month-for-southwest-minnesota?refid=0 Fri, 01 Sep 2017 08:19:58 -0500 MPR Day at the State Fair: How well do you know Minnesota? Cathy Wurzer of Minnesota Public Radio News and Sean McPherson of The Current host MPR Day at the Minnesota State Fair, on stage at Dan Patch Park with a news quiz featuring local celebrities. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/01/mpr_day_wurzer_news_quiz?refid=0 Fri, 01 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Judge backs Hodges in suit over delayed Mpls. budget A Hennepin County judge ruled Mayor Betsy Hodges satisfied her official duty to provide a recommended budget by Aug. 15, but she also chided the mayor for providing the "bare minimum" and promising details later. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/31/judge-backs-hodges-in-suit-over-delayed-mpls-budget?refid=0 Thu, 31 Aug 2017 17:34:22 -0500 Lil Yachty plays Thursday night at the Myth Since he started concentrating on music, Lil Yachty has collaborated with artists like Kayne West, Chance the Rapper and Macklemore. He describes his musical style as "bubblegum rap." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/31/lil-yachty-plays-tonight-at-the-myth?refid=0 Thu, 31 Aug 2017 09:03:48 -0500 Aspen Ideas Festival: David Brooks on the 'annunciation moments' in life David Brooks' annual Aspen Ideas Festival Lecture: "The Second Mountain: The Next Big Challenge in Your Life." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/31/david_brooks_on_life_challenges?refid=0 Thu, 31 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Coldplay pays tribute to Houston flooding victims The group, on tour now in the U.S., was scheduled to play in Houston last Friday but canceled because of Hurricane Harvey. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/30/coldplay-pays-tribute-houston-flood-victims?refid=0 Wed, 30 Aug 2017 08:13:02 -0500 Aspen Ideas Festival: Bill Bishop on political polarization and 'The Big Sort' Bill Bishop says some of our political polarization comes from the fact that we're ideologically inbred -- we don't know, can't understand and can barely conceive of people who live just a few miles away. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/30/why_we_live_near_others_like_ourselves?refid=0 Wed, 30 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Fargo cops: Greywind died by 'homicidal violence' Savanna Greywind, who'd been eight months pregnant, was found dead Sunday in the Red River. Preliminary autopsy results show "homicidal violence" was the cause of death, authorities said Tuesday. Two people have been charged. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/29/autopsy-fargo-greywind-died-by-homicidal-violence?refid=0 Tue, 29 Aug 2017 14:26:34 -0500 Minneapolis police chief vows to recruit, promote more women New Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo picked four veteran officers, all men, as his executive leadership team. He tells MPR News he knows the department must do more to break down barriers for female officers. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/29/mpls-police-chief-vows-recruit-promote-more-women?refid=0 Tue, 29 Aug 2017 12:36:03 -0500 How a 'magical' church moment inspired Morby's 'Pearly Gates' Kevin Morby had been searching -- in the cold -- for St. John The Divine in Manhattan. When he finally found it, he walked inside and saw a choir singing. "After having been lost for so long and being greeted like this, it was just a magical moment," he said. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/29/kevin-morby-song-inspired-by-encounter-at-church?refid=0 Tue, 29 Aug 2017 08:37:17 -0500 Minneapolis police chief on body cams, downtown safety and recruitment Medaria Arradondo takes the helm of the department as it faces low morale, rising crime, and fractured public trust. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/29/arradondo-speaks?refid=0 Tue, 29 Aug 2017 08:35:17 -0500 Weather quiz: Have you kept an eye on Minnesota's skies? From temperature records to unprecedented storms, it's been an eventful year for Minnesota weather. Were you paying attention? Test your knowledge with the annual Minnesota State Fair Weather Quiz. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/29/annual-minnesota-state-fair-weather-quiz?refid=0 Tue, 29 Aug 2017 04:00:00 -0500 NAACP President Derrick Johnson speaks on race in America The new president of the NAACP Derrick Johnson speaks and answers questions at the National Press Club in Washington about race in America. He titled his talk, "Beyond Charlottesville." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/29/naacp_president_at_national_press_club?refid=0 Tue, 29 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Minnesota expands deer feeding ban amid new chronic wasting cases The ban in 11 central and north-central Minnesota counties comes after multiple captive deer were found infected with chronic wasting disease. Officials are trying to keep chronic wasting out of the wild deer population. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/28/new-chronic-wasting-disease-mn-expands-deer-feeding-ban?refid=0 Mon, 28 Aug 2017 15:37:55 -0500 MN National Guard band to play the State Fair The band, made up of members of the Minnesota National Guard, has been around since 1900. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/28/red-bulls-to-play-state-fair?refid=0 Mon, 28 Aug 2017 08:56:21 -0500 A new era as MN Supreme Court livestreams oral arguments It's the beginning of a new era for Minnesota's highest court. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/28/minnesota-supreme-court-oral-arguments-livestream?refid=0 Mon, 28 Aug 2017 07:57:35 -0500 Fargo chief: Greywind a victim of 'cruel, vicious act of depravity' Investigators are probing an abandoned northwestern Minnesota farmstead as a possible crime scene in the death of 22-year-old Savanna Greywind. North Dakota prosecutors filed murder conspiracy and kidnapping conspiracy charges today against two suspects. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/28/fargo-police-body-missing-woman-found?refid=0 Mon, 28 Aug 2017 05:49:21 -0500 Climate One: Tesla and the future of cars A new program from the Commonwealth Club's "Climate One" series about electric cars, autonomous vehicles and the eccentric entrepreneur Elon Musk. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/28/tesla_and_electric_vehicles?refid=0 Mon, 28 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Search continues for missing Fargo woman, rural Minnesota area searched On Saturday, K9 teams from Minneapolis aided the search. On Friday, police focused their search on a grove of trees and a cornfield near Dilworth, Minnesota. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/26/search-continues-for-missing-fargo-woman-rural-minnesota-area-searched?refid=0 Sat, 26 Aug 2017 14:06:19 -0500 Hopkins police investigate homicide, say ax used to break into home Hopkins police have arrested a suspect and say he had "some type of longstanding issue" with the victim. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/26/hopkins-police-investigate-homicide-say-ax-used-to-break-into-home?refid=0 Sat, 26 Aug 2017 10:32:58 -0500 Let it all out: Tell us why you hate the fair The State Fair may be the great Minnesota get-together, but some people just want to get away from it. http://blogs.mprnews.org/newscut/2017/08/let-it-all-out-tell-us-why-you-hate-the-fair/?refid=0 Fri, 25 Aug 2017 14:32:22 -0500 Lynx stumbles risk top playoff position The Minnesota Lynx are in San Antonio Friday to take on the Stars. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/25/lynx-recent-struggles-risk-playoff-positioning?refid=0 Fri, 25 Aug 2017 08:41:22 -0500 Prince played a big role in Stevie Nick's hit 'Stand Back' Nicks says that when she heard "Little Red Corvette" for the first time, she pulled out a pen and paper and wrote a poem to the song, which would eventually become "Stand Back." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/25/prince-played-key-role-stevie-nicks-hit?refid=0 Fri, 25 Aug 2017 08:02:33 -0500 Chill hits northern Minnesota; rain south Additionally, some weather observers in Minnesota are already logging record levels of moisture for the month of August. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/25/chill-up-north?refid=0 Fri, 25 Aug 2017 07:54:05 -0500 Minnehaha Academy parent opens up about explosion and upper campus move Earlier this week, Minnehaha Academy got final approval to use the former Brown College campus in Mendota Heights as a temporary home for the high school. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/25/minnehaha-academy-parent-talks-explosion-school-move?refid=0 Fri, 25 Aug 2017 06:58:41 -0500 Cathy Wurzer hosts TPT's Almanac at MPR State Fair Booth MPR's Cathy Wurzer and TPT's Almanac co-host Eric Eskola at the MPR State Fair booth for a live noon hour broadcast. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/25/tot-almanac-at-mpr-state-fair-booth?refid=0 Fri, 25 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Elvis' fondness for teddy bears wasn't true A rumor, which wasn't true, circulated that Elvis collected teddy bears, so fans from around the world started sending them to him. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/24/elvis-not-fond-of-teddy-bears?refid=0 Thu, 24 Aug 2017 08:36:12 -0500 Aspen Ideas Festival: When colorblindness renders me invisible to you Former NPR host Michele Norris moderated a discussion about race, inequality and the future of democracy at this summer's Aspen Ideas Festival. Is opportunity and social mobility still possible in America? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/24/race-and-inequality-and-democracy?refid=0 Thu, 24 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Minnehaha Academy students relocate to Mendota Heights, while explosion-damaged campus is rebuilt The Mendota Heights City Council unanimously approved allowing high school use of the former home of a Brown College campus in a special meeting Wednesday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/23/minnehaha-academy-gets-new-spot-for-classes?refid=0 Wed, 23 Aug 2017 19:15:24 -0500 StoryCorps is coming to Minnesota. Here's how to share your story. The first round of interview slots will be opening up Thursday, here's how to reserve a time and date to record your story with StoryCorps. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/23/storycorps-in-minnesota-share-your-story?refid=0 Wed, 23 Aug 2017 15:00:38 -0500 Is President Trump fulfilling campaign promises? President Trump held a rally in Arizona on Tuesday. There were loud cheers at the event, but new poll numbers from Marist show some erosion in his support among Republicans. So what do his supporters think of his job performance thus far? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/23/is-president-trump-fulfilling-campaign-promises?refid=0 Wed, 23 Aug 2017 11:53:10 -0500 The Beatles sang 'All You Need is Love' on the first worldwide TV broadcast The Beatles were in a London recording studio. They sang along to a prerecorded backing track and were surrounded by a group of celebrities including Mick Jagger, Eric Clapton and Keith Moon. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/23/beatles-part-of-first-worldwide-tv-broadcast?refid=0 Wed, 23 Aug 2017 08:41:34 -0500 Angry bird: Signs an owl is about to attack you If an owl is about to attack, it will usually let you know, says the DNR's Christine Herwig: "They may call or hiss or even click their bills to give you some idea that they're there." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/23/angry-bird-signs-owl-attack?refid=0 Wed, 23 Aug 2017 08:30:24 -0500 Aspen Ideas Festival: Are the founding fathers overrated? David Rubenstein asks, and tries to answer, the question, "Are the Founding Fathers overrated?" He says they were talented and courageous people, who deserve all the credit they get for putting the country together and creating a durable constitution... but they could not figure out a way to deal with America's biggest original defect: slavery. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/23/are-the-founding-fathers-overrated?refid=0 Wed, 23 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Radio Camp 2017: Sights and sounds of the Saints This summer, MPR News and ThreeSixty Journalism launched their first-ever radio broadcast summer camp for advanced ThreeSixty students. Here are their stories. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/22/360-journalism-radio-camp-2017?refid=0 Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:20:14 -0500 A psych professor asks: Have smartphones destroyed a generation? There's a new generation: iGen. And they've never known a world without smartphones and social media. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/22/the-effect-of-smartphones-on-a-new-generation?refid=0 Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:24:03 -0500 Minn. company begins production on camera -- for guns Maple Plain-based Viridian Weapon Technologies calls their invention the "Fact Duty." It's designed to turn on automatically when a gun is pulled from its holster. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/22/camera-officer-guns-new-vantage-point?refid=0 Tue, 22 Aug 2017 08:43:17 -0500 U2's anthem about doubt hit No. 1 It was the second single from the "Joshua Tree" album to top the charts. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/22/u2-hit-number-one-still-havent-found-what-im-looking-for?refid=0 Tue, 22 Aug 2017 07:38:56 -0500 When sideshows ruled state fairs In the 1950s and '60s, the U.S. had over 100 traveling sideshows &mdash; or "freak shows," as they were once known. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/22/history-state-fair-sideshow?refid=0 Tue, 22 Aug 2017 04:00:00 -0500 Truth, Politics and Power: A North Korea update The U.S. and South Korea this week commenced computer-simulated military drills designed to prepare for a possible war with a nuclear-capable North Korea. Former NPR host Neal Conan explores the diplomatic and military situation with a former negotiator, a former high level Pentagon official and a historian. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/22/north-korea-update?refid=0 Tue, 22 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Editorial cartoonist Steve Sack on 36 years of commentary, caricature Pulitzer-Prize winning cartoonist Steve Sack has captured six presidents as well as countless governors, senators and representatives in his career. His new book is a look back at political history, in caricature. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/21/books-steve-sack-editorial-cartoons?refid=0 Mon, 21 Aug 2017 14:39:16 -0500 NTSB: Minnehaha worker searched for people to evacuate just before blast New details on the deadly gas explosion at Minneapolis' Minnehaha Academy emerged Monday in a new preliminary report from investigators. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/21/ntsb-minnehaha-preliminary-report?refid=0 Mon, 21 Aug 2017 14:19:46 -0500 Solar eclipse inspires NPR playlist NPR has compiled 50 songs you can enjoy while watching Monday's solar eclipse. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/21/iron-maiden-pink-floyd-eclipse-playlist?refid=0 Mon, 21 Aug 2017 08:59:04 -0500 Bicyclist killed in Minneapolis crash was an avid runner, volunteer Jillian Friedrich, 34, from Columbia Heights was killed Thursday in a collision with a van in north Minneapolis. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/20/bicyclist-killed-in-minneapolis-crash-was-an-avid-runner-volunteer?refid=0 Sun, 20 Aug 2017 12:35:21 -0500 St. Paul police find pipe bomb in car, 2 in custody Police took the device from a car near the intersection of Maryland Avenue and Lane Place in the Payne-Phalen neighborhood. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/19/st-paul-police-bomb-squad-removes-device-in-car-2-in-custody?refid=0 Sat, 19 Aug 2017 09:02:46 -0500 East metro I-94 ramp closures top Twin Cities weekend road woes Road work shouldn't cause too many problems this weekend. But take a deep breath: On Monday, MnDOT begins its massive four-year downtown-to-crosstown project on Interstate 35W. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/18/east-metro-i94-ramp-closures-top-twin-cities-weekend-road-woes?refid=0 Fri, 18 Aug 2017 11:31:27 -0500 New Whitney Houston documentary a 'compelling portrait' "Whitney: Can I Be Me?" opens Friday in some theaters and on Showtime next week. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/18/whitney-houston-documentary-compelling?refid=0 Fri, 18 Aug 2017 08:59:12 -0500 Twins rookie pitcher Slegers makes a big impression in debut The Minnesota Twins may have found another effective starting pitcher. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/18/twins-rookie-pitcher-makes-strong-debut?refid=0 Fri, 18 Aug 2017 08:40:57 -0500 Record-setting rains hit Redwood Falls The city got more than 8 inches of rain a few days ago. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/18/torrential-rains-hit-redwood-falls?refid=0 Fri, 18 Aug 2017 08:25:26 -0500 NPR's Richard Harris on the dangers of sloppy science Harris says science is hard, and there are a lot of ways to get it wrong &mdash; sometimes with dangerous consequences. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/18/richard-harris-on-sloppy-science?refid=0 Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0500 What it's like to be an immigrant in a time of uncertainty Author Dina Nayeri left Iran when she was ten years old. In a discussion sparked by her new book, "Refuge," listeners called in to share their own stories of immigration, belonging and fear. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/17/books-refuge-immigrants-voices?refid=0 Thu, 17 Aug 2017 13:45:43 -0500 MN jobless rate steady at 3.7 percent in July; 7,700 jobs added Minnesota has added 66,701 jobs in the past 12 months, an increase of 2.3 percent, outpacing the national jobs growth rate in that time, state officials said Thursday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/17/mn-jobless-rate-steady-3-percent-july?refid=0 Thu, 17 Aug 2017 10:45:00 -0500 Swift wanted to drive ex crazy with 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together' In an interview with USA Today, she said her ex "made me feel like I wasn't as good or as relevant as these hipster bands he listened to. So I made a song that I knew would absolutely drive him crazy." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/17/taylor-swift-song-meant-to-drive-former-boyfriend-crazy?refid=0 Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:59:04 -0500 DNR official: Strong walleye fishing on Mille Lacs not a sign of healthy population Only catch-and-release was allowed this summer, and even that was banned for more than a month. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says its a necessary step to protect the walleye population. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/17/good-walleye-fishing-deceiving-on-mille-lacs?refid=0 Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:15:16 -0500 Aspen Ideas Festival: Walter Isaacson on how we can be more like da Vinci The best-selling biographer says that while we can't be Albert Einstein or Sir Isaac Newton, we can all try to be more like da Vinci. "We can try to be curious -- playfully curious and inquisitive, which was his ultimate trait," he said. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/17/isaacson-on-leonardo-da-vinci?refid=0 Thu, 17 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Tornadoes touch down in southern Minnesota, heavy rains moving north The tornadoes accompanied a line of thunderstorms and rain that was moving into central Minnesota http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/16/tornadoes-spotted-nicollet-county?refid=0 Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:07:19 -0500 How the books you read growing up still matter Author Ann Hood absolutely devoured books as a child, and many still stick with her today. What book was a formative read for you, growing up? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/16/books-what-you-read-growing-up?refid=0 Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:23:42 -0500 Trump ends manufacturing panel after 3M CEO exits Shortly after Inge Thulin and Campbell Soup CEO Denise Morrison announced Wednesday they were following other prominent executives and leaving the president's Manufacturing Advisory Council, Trump said he was disbanding the panel. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/16/3m-ceo-thulin-quits-trump-manufacturing-panel?refid=0 Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:40:27 -0500 Concerned officials ask again for help finding missing Alexandria teen Jasmine Block, 15, was last seen at her home on Aug. 8. Alexandria police say Jasmine, who has cognitive disabilities that make her vulnerable, left home without her cellphone or bike. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/16/officials-ask-for-help-finding-missing-alexandria-teen?refid=0 Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:18:27 -0500 Peter, Paul and Mary changed the original lyrics to 'If I Had a Hammer' They included "sisters" as well as "brothers" in the chorus. The original lyrics just mentioned "brothers." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/16/peter-paul-and-mary-changes-lyrics-to-if-i-had-a-hammer?refid=0 Wed, 16 Aug 2017 08:55:25 -0500 Aspen Ideas Festival: Jon Meacham on presidential character and temperament The Pulitzer Prize-winning historian says a knowledge of history "tames" presidents, and is essential for successful leadership. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/16/jon-meacham-presidential-character?refid=0 Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Video shows Mpls. cop standing next to handcuffed man as he's punched The Office of Police Conduct Review is investigating the incident, which happened outside a downtown club Sunday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/15/minneapolis-police-security-punching-video?refid=0 Tue, 15 Aug 2017 17:04:02 -0500 Baez sang at Woodstock in the middle of the night She was the final act on the first day of the festival and didn't take the stage until 12:55 a.m. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/15/joan-baez-sang-at-woodstock?refid=0 Tue, 15 Aug 2017 07:18:14 -0500 Aspen Ideas Festival: Henry Louis Gates Jr. on race and class in America The Harvard professor and documentary filmmaker explores the question: What would we tell Martin Luther King Jr. if he came back and wanted to know what had happened? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/15/henry-louis-gates-on-class-and-race-barriers?refid=0 Tue, 15 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0500 74 Seconds podcast: What happens now? A look at some of the lingering impacts of the death of Philando Castile and the trial of Jeronimo Yanez. Plus: An interview with Wesley Lowery, a journalist who tracks police shootings across the U.S. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/14/74-seconds-podcast-episode-22-what-happens-now?refid=0 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 16:34:26 -0500 'Blueberry Hill' influenced the Doors' hit 'Light My Fire' Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek told author Marc Myers that the band didn't use a bass player when they recorded the song. He played the bass part on a Fender keyboard with his left hand and the lead part with his right hand on a Vox organ. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/14/the-doors-light-my-fire-influenced-by-blueberry-hill?refid=0 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 08:55:30 -0500 Aspen Ideas Festival: Reclaiming the democratic virtues of moderation, civility and compromise A conversation about our public discourse and the democratic virtues of moderation, civility and compromise. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/14/aspen-reclaiming-democratic-virtues?refid=0 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Buhl man drowns while trying to rescue dog Authorities in northeastern Minnesota say a man has drowned while trying to rescue his dog from a water-filled mining pit. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/13/buhl-man-drowns-while-trying-to-rescue-dog?refid=0 Sun, 13 Aug 2017 11:33:55 -0500 MnDOT moves up I-394 east to I-94 east ramp closure to Sunday MnDOT plans to shut the key ramp for two weeks, starting Sunday night -- earlier than expected. The agency initially said it would shut it down on Tuesday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/10/mndot-closing-i394-east-ramp-to-i94-east-minneapolis?refid=0 Fri, 11 Aug 2017 09:15:56 -0500 Irv Williams plays Dakota Jazz Club for 98th birthday Williams grew up in Arkansas and Ohio, but moved to the Twin Cities after World War II. He taught in the St. Paul Public Schools for many years. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/11/irv-williams-plays-dakota-jazz-club-98th-birthday?refid=0 Fri, 11 Aug 2017 09:14:18 -0500 Twins back on track with winning streak The top two teams in the WNBA face off tonight at the Xcel Energy Center when the Lynx host Los Angeles. The Twins beat the Brewers last night by a score of 7 to 2 for their fifth straight win. And the Vikings defeated the Buffalo Bills 17 to 10 last night in Minnesota's pre-season opener. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Howard Sinker, digital sports editor for the Star Tribune, about this week in sports. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/11/twins-back-on-track-with-winning-streak?refid=0 Fri, 11 Aug 2017 09:11:09 -0500 2 swimmers drown in Lake Superior off Duluth's Park Point Rescuers responded to the scene after a girl reported that her sister and father had disappeared in the waves and had not been seen for several minutes. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/11/2-swimmers-drown-lake-superior-duluth-park-point?refid=0 Fri, 11 Aug 2017 06:11:01 -0500 Thread Book Hour: Authors take on American empathy and the edge of the world The Thread features a conversation with novelist Stephanie Powell Watts about race, class and life in small-town America. Plus, hear from the author of a new novel about a quarter-life crisis at the South Pole. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/11/thread-book-hour-watts?refid=0 Fri, 11 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Survivors of 2014 Mpls. explosion sue Centerpoint, landlord The cause of the New Year's Day explosion in Cedar Riverside was not determined, but the lawsuit says residents smelled gas beforehand. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/10/survivors-of-2014-mpls-explosion-sue-centerpoint-landlord?refid=0 Thu, 10 Aug 2017 18:31:19 -0500 Alex Williams' first album debuts Friday Williams, 26 says his father was an '80s hair band fan. It was his grandfather who introduced him to the outlaw country music that became his musical inspiration. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/10/alex-williams-first-album-debuts-friday?refid=0 Thu, 10 Aug 2017 08:59:21 -0500 America's history of impeaching presidents An historian, a political scientist and NPR legal affairs reporter Nina Totenberg explain the presidential impeachment process, and our past two experiences: the impeachment trials of Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/10/impeachment-lessons-from-history?refid=0 Thu, 10 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Aspen Ideas Festival: Being Muslim and American in 2017 Insights into the varied experiences of Muslims in America, from a son of Afghani refugees who works for the Department of Homeland Security, and the daughter of Pakistani immigrants who founded an organization called Safe Nation Collaborative. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/09/muslims-in-2017-america?refid=0 Wed, 09 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Green Line train strikes person in St. Paul The pedestrian was transported to Regions Hospital with unspecified injuries. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/08/green-line-train-strikes-person-in-st-paul-?refid=0 Tue, 08 Aug 2017 16:19:32 -0500 Pat Benatar to play at Minnesota Zoo Benatar and Neil Giraldo will perform what she calls the "Holy 14" songs that her fans expect to hear at every concert. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/08/pat-benatar-minnesota-zoo?refid=0 Tue, 08 Aug 2017 08:57:52 -0500 At the Minnesota Capitol, a tale of two Perpich portraits It took former-Gov. Rudy Perpich and his family 10 years to get a portrait of Perpich and his wife Lola hung in the halls of the Minnesota State Capitol. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/08/mpr-50-tale-of-two-perpich-portraits?refid=0 Tue, 08 Aug 2017 04:00:00 -0500 Al Gore speaks about new movie, 'An Inconvenient Sequel' Former Vice President Al Gore speaks about his new movie, "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power." Gore believes the stakes are high, but human ingenuity and passion can successfully combat climate change. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/08/al-gore-an-inconvenient-sequel?refid=0 Tue, 08 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Scientists quest for "The Rules of Life" A National Science Foundation documentary, "The Rules of Life." Scientists are working to uncover the rule book that governs every aspect of every living thing on Earth, from the molecular scale to the entirety of Earth's ecosystems. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/07/the-rules-of-life?refid=0 Mon, 07 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Dayton calls Islamic center explosion an 'act of terrorism' Governor Mark Dayton said Saturday's explosion at an Islamic center in Bloomington was "an act of terrorism." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/06/dayton-calls-islamic-center-explosion-act-of-terror?refid=0 Sun, 06 Aug 2017 13:39:45 -0500 Man tried to light papers on fire inside Cathedral, no damage reported St. Paul police took a man into custody after he tried to light papers on fire inside the Cathedral of St. Paul Saturday afternoon. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/05/man-tried-to-light-papers-on-fire-inside-cathedral-no-damage-reported?refid=0 Sat, 05 Aug 2017 14:47:18 -0500 Lowry Tunnel lane swap tops Twin Cities weekend traffic woes More lane shifting fun happens this weekend through the Interstate 94 tunnel in Minneapolis. Here's your guide to the biggest hassles. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/04/lowry-tunnel-lane-swap-tops-weekend-traffic-woes?refid=0 Fri, 04 Aug 2017 09:59:36 -0500 Twins looking to the future Howard Sinker, a digital sports editor for the Star Tribune, discusses the state of the Twins who have fallen off in the playoff chase since the All-Star break. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/04/twins-look-to-future?refid=0 Fri, 04 Aug 2017 08:45:47 -0500 'Every song sounded about the same': A review of The Monkees 50 years ago "The group apparently played quite a few songs, but because of the never-ending shriek (from fans), every song sounded about the same," the review said. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/04/monkees-show-panned-in-review?refid=0 Fri, 04 Aug 2017 07:51:34 -0500 Thread Book Hour: National Book Award finalists at Concordia College NPR's John Ydstie interviews two National Book Awards finalists at an event held at Concordia College in Moorhead. They are Karan Mahajan, author of "The Association of Small Bombs" and Andres Resendez, author of "The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/04/thread-book-hour?refid=0 Fri, 04 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0500 NTSB: Workers were moving gas meter before Minnehaha Academy blast A contractor was in the process of moving a gas meter inside the Minneapolis school prior to Wednesday's explosion, a National Transportation Safety Board official said Thursday as the agency's inquiry began. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/03/ntsb-investigate-minnehaha-academy-blast?refid=0 Thu, 03 Aug 2017 09:26:42 -0500 Worriers leader says punk is changing and she likes it Lauren Denitzio says that until recently almost all punk bands like hers were fronted by straight men. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/03/worriers-see-punk-changing?refid=0 Thu, 03 Aug 2017 07:55:00 -0500 Aspen Ideas Festival: Being Latino in America today What role will Hispanics play in America's long-term prosperity? Former San Antonio Mayor Henry Cisneros says Latinos are the biggest story in the whole multi-cultural evolution of the United States. Now 55 million people, what impact will they have on the American dream? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/03/being-latino-in-america-today?refid=0 Thu, 03 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0500 2 school workers killed in Minnehaha Academy explosion A receptionist and a custodian are dead after a natural gas explosion at the Minneapolis private school. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/02/emergency-responders-rush-mpl-academy?refid=0 Wed, 02 Aug 2017 10:54:12 -0500 More I-94, Lowry tunnel changes coming this week Get ready for more reroute fun around the Lowry Hill tunnel starting early Friday morning when MnDOT closes I-94 east at the tunnel. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/02/i94-lowry-tunnel-minneapolis-lane-changes-coming?refid=0 Wed, 02 Aug 2017 10:25:44 -0500 Fats Waller disappointed St. Paul audience 80 years ago The Minneapolis Spokesman reported at the time that the band's performance was "lackadaisical." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/02/fats-waller-disappointed-eighty-years-ago?refid=0 Wed, 02 Aug 2017 08:55:43 -0500 Suspects on the run after man found dead in S. St. Paul Authorities responding to calls of a disturbance early morning Wednesday in South St. Paul found a man with traumatic injuries and witnesses reporting that suspects had fled. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/02/man-found-dead-south-stpaul-suspects-flee?refid=0 Wed, 02 Aug 2017 08:40:41 -0500 Warrior Diplomats: A look into U.S. special operations When and why should a president deploy elite special forces, and what does it take to be successful? This program by America Abroad takes on these questions in: "Warrior Diplomats: A Look into U.S. Special Operations." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/02/warrior-diplomats-us-special-ops?refid=0 Wed, 02 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Reinsurance approval key to holding down insurance premium hikes The Minnesota Department of Commerce is now reviewing proposed health insurance premium changes for people who purchase their coverage through the individual market. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/01/reinsurance-key-to-lower-premium-increases-in-minnesota?refid=0 Tue, 01 Aug 2017 08:24:38 -0500 Randy Newman's new album takes on everything from Putin to blues musicians One song is based on the true story of blues harmonica player and singer John Lee Curtis who called himself Sonny Boy Williamson. After he died in in 1948, another blues musician named Alex Miller started using the name. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/01/randy-newman-out-with-new-album?refid=0 Tue, 01 Aug 2017 08:14:40 -0500 Photos: Looking back at the I-35W bridge collapse Even for those who were nowhere near the bridge when it collapsed, it was an "I remember where I was when..." moment in state history. Take a look back at that fateful day. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/01/looking-back-photos-of-the-bridge-collapse?refid=0 Tue, 01 Aug 2017 06:00:00 -0500 Aspen Ideas Festival: Can DNA help us grapple with the past? An exploration of how genetic testing and ancestry research may allow us to learn our racial identity, our history, and our humanity. Former NPR host Michele Norris and sociologist Alondra Nelson offer some answers to the question, "Can DNA help us grapple with our past?" http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/01/dna-and-our-past?refid=0 Tue, 01 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Hodges, Arradondo outline future of Mpls. 'public safety and public trust' Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges and acting police chief Medaria Arradondo will outline to reporters "their vision for public safety and public trust" in the city. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/31/hodges-arradondo-minneapolis-police-conference?refid=0 Mon, 31 Jul 2017 15:20:04 -0500 Manilow's 'Looks Like We Made It' topped charts 40 years ago The song was used in a TV ad during the 2012 Super Bowl. That was the year that some people believed the Mayans predicted the world would end. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/31/manilows-looks-like-we-made-it-tops-charts-40-years-ago?refid=0 Mon, 31 Jul 2017 08:55:11 -0500 Aspen Ideas Festival: Living in the surveillance economy What are the pros and cons of living in what people are calling a "surveillance economy?" A lot of data collection is going on via public cameras, our smart phones, web browsing, and even some home appliances. Who gets to know this information, and can they sell it? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/31/the-surveillance-economy?refid=0 Mon, 31 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Police identify victim in Mendota Heights homicide Police say Beverly Cory, 48, was killed Saturday afternoon. Police continue to search for a suspect. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/30/police-identify-victim-in-mendota-heights-homicide?refid=0 Sun, 30 Jul 2017 16:45:58 -0500 What your interactions with robots say about your character NPR's Shankar Vedantam talked with Kate Darling of MIT about how we interact with machines. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/28/hidden-brain-humans-and-robots?refid=0 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Chic and Earth, Wind and Fire bring the '70s back to Xcel Today's Morning Edition music is from "Le Freak" by Chic. According to guitarist Nile Rodgers, the song was conceived on New Year's Eve, 1977 when Rodgers and another member of the band could not get into the hottest disco club in New York, Studio 54. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/27/chic-and-earth-wind-and-fire-bring-back-the-seventies?refid=0 Thu, 27 Jul 2017 07:58:01 -0500 Five GOP governors share ideas on health care, education and more Five Republican governors from the central U.S. offered their ideas on health care reform, the opioid crisis, education and the security of our election systems. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/27/gop-governors-at-aspen?refid=0 Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Appetites: Aging whiskey in a hurry For smaller craft distilleries, keeping up in the whiskey game is expensive. So, some are turning to new methods for aging whiskey. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/26/appetites-rapid-aged-whiskey?refid=0 Wed, 26 Jul 2017 17:09:53 -0500 New policy expands required use of body cams by Mpls. cops The policy mandates that officers turn on their cameras as soon as they are dispatched on a call. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/26/new-policy-expands-required-use-of-body-cams-by-mpls-cops?refid=0 Wed, 26 Jul 2017 11:26:14 -0500 Rapper Skepta appears to be working with Jagger Today's Morning Edition music is from the British rapper Skepta with his new single "Hypocrisy." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/26/skepta-may-be-working-with-jagger?refid=0 Wed, 26 Jul 2017 07:43:28 -0500 Aspen Ideas Festival: Job skills for now, and the future Three speakers at the Aspen Ideas Festival considered their lengthy experiences in government and the private sector and then looked into the crystal ball to determine which job skills and attributes will be in highest demand now, and in the workforce of the future. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/26/jobs-of-the-future?refid=0 Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0500 74 Seconds podcast: The shooting of Justine Ruszczyk On July 15, the Twin Cities had its third high-profile police shooting in less than two years. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/26/74-seconds-podcast-episode21-ruszczyk?refid=0 Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0500 A look back at the first woman vice-presidential candidate On July 12, 1984, a Minnesota politician made history. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/25/history-geraldine-ferraro-mondale-running-mate?refid=0 Tue, 25 Jul 2017 10:00:00 -0500 Everly Brothers' first hit was previously rejected by other artists Today's Morning Edition music is from "Bye Bye Love" by the Everly Brothers which was number one on the Billboard country chart 60 years ago today. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/25/everyly-brothers-hit-rejected-by-other-artists?refid=0 Tue, 25 Jul 2017 08:24:04 -0500 Police reform at the center of Minneapolis mayoral race A recent officer-involved shooting has put police culture reform at the forefront of this year's mayoral race in Minneapolis. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/25/policing-culture-at-the-center-of-minneapolis-mayoral-race?refid=0 Tue, 25 Jul 2017 07:48:16 -0500 Sen. Al Franken on what he's learned serving Minnesota Minnesota's Sen. Al Franken discusses his new bestselling book, "Al Franken, Giant of the Senate." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/24/senator-al-franken-at-commonwealth-club?refid=0 Tue, 25 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Quiz: What's your Minnesota ag IQ? How much do you know about where your food comes from? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/24/quiz-whats-your-minnesota-ag-iq?refid=0 Mon, 24 Jul 2017 17:00:00 -0500 Kerri Miller talks with experts, listeners about police shootings What do the Castile, Clark and Ruszczyk shootings say about who we are as Minnesotans? MPR News host Kerri Miller talked to guests about police shootings in Minnesota. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/24/special-on-police-shootings?refid=0 Mon, 24 Jul 2017 12:17:47 -0500 The hit "Windy" was number one 50 years ago Today's Morning Edition music is from "Windy" by the Association which was number one on the Billboard pop chart 50 years ago today. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/24/windy-was-number-one-50-years-ago?refid=0 Mon, 24 Jul 2017 09:00:48 -0500 Harteau says she's 'overwhelmed' by support, asks people to back new chief In a statement posted on Facebook Harteau asks people to support Medaria Arradondo,"Please show him the love, support and partnership you have shown me. We can only become better together!" http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/23/harteau-says-shes-overwhelmed-by-support-asks-people-to-support-new-chief?refid=0 Sun, 23 Jul 2017 11:50:28 -0500 Witness comes forward in shooting death of Justine Ruszczyk A witness who was bicycling near the scene when a Minneapolis police officer shot Justine Ruszczyk has talked with state investigators. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/22/witness-comes-forward-in-shooting-death-of-justine-ruszczyk?refid=0 Sat, 22 Jul 2017 13:49:22 -0500 Listen: Mpls. mayor Betsy Hodges addresses resignation of Chief Harteau Listen as Minneapolis mayor Betsy Hodges talks about the decision to ask police chief Janee Harteau to resign. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/21/listen-live-mayor-betsy-hodges-addresses-resignation-of-chief-harteau?refid=0 Fri, 21 Jul 2017 19:30:00 -0500 Twin Cities weekend driving woes: not bad, and Monday is better A Highway 61 reroute looks to be the biggest addition to MnDOT's weekend road hassles map. The agency notes life around the Lowry Tunnel might be a little easier Monday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/21/twin-cities-weekend-traffic-woes-not-bad-monday-better?refid=0 Fri, 21 Jul 2017 15:45:00 -0500 30 years since the Twins' first World Series win and other sports news It's Friday. That means MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Star Tribune Digital Sports Editor Howard Sinker. They talked about the four Minnesota Lynx players who will be at the WNBA All Star Game tomorrow in Seattle. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/21/30-years-since-the-twins-first-world-championship-and-other-sports-news?refid=0 Fri, 21 Jul 2017 08:52:39 -0500 Aspen Ideas Festival: Prescriptions for a better health future An Aspen Ideas Festival discussion featuring two doctors with ideas about how to improve our health care system, regardless of what Congress may or may not do. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/21/prescriptions-for-the-future?refid=0 Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Carleton College football player charged with assault A Carleton College football player has been charged with one count of third-degree sexual assault. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/20/carleton-college-student-charged-hazing-sexual-assault?refid=0 Thu, 20 Jul 2017 18:58:06 -0500 I-494 shut down at Portland Avenue bridge "Law enforcement activity" has closed both directions of Interstate 494 between Minnesota Highway 77 and Interstate 35W at Portland Avenue. The Minnesota Department of Transportation is warning drivers to expect delays. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/20/i494-shut-down-at-portland-avenue-bridge?refid=0 Thu, 20 Jul 2017 17:15:47 -0500 Minn. jobless rate steady at 3.7 percent in June; 4,400 jobs added State officials said Minnesota's unadjusted job count passed 3 million for the first time ever in June. The unemployment rate remains significantly below the U.S. rate. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/20/minnesota-jobless-rate-steady-june?refid=0 Thu, 20 Jul 2017 11:01:30 -0500 Homecoming: Experiences of Korean-American adoptees who returned to Korea to live Two women shared their experiences traveling back to the country of their birth. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/20/experiences-of-korean-american-adoptees-who-returned-to-korea-to-live?refid=0 Thu, 20 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Appetites: Nonprofit-led farmers markets giving out free food Some nonprofits are setting up farmers markets to give fruits and vegetables away to people who may not otherwise be able to afford them. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/19/appetites-nonprofit-farmers-markets?refid=0 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 15:42:20 -0500 911 call: Woman shot by Mpls. cop heard female yelling help Worried a woman was being attacked outside her Minneapolis home, Justine Ruszczyk called the police at 11:27 p.m. Saturday night, 911 transcripts released Wednesday show. Minutes later, a responding officer shot and killed her. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/19/woman-called-911-twice-before-fatal-shooting?refid=0 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 12:27:49 -0500 Hippies came to Minneapolis 50 years ago Today's Morning Edition music is from the Electric Prunes with "I Had Too Much to Dream Last Night." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/19/hippies-come-to-minneapolis?refid=0 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 08:55:28 -0500 Uncertainty from Washington hampering health care in Minnesota It appears that Obamacare will remain the law of the land for the foreseeable future. Senate Republicans couldn't find enough votes for their repeal and replace bill, and they don't have enough votes for a repeal-only proposal. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/19/health-care-roiling-in-washington-affecting-minnesota?refid=0 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 07:58:27 -0500 Aspen Ideas Festival: Rural realities, problems and opportunities Three speakers suggest ways small communities can find a better future: Molly Hemstreet of Morganton, North Carolina, Rob Riley of New Hampshire, and Kelly Ryan of Wisconsin Rapids. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/19/aspen-rural-realities?refid=0 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Cassidy and Jones only mother and son to hit number one Today's Morning Edition music is from "Da Doo Ron Ron" by Shaun Cassidy which was number one on the Billboard pop chart 40 years ago today. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/18/shaun-cassidy-da-do-ron-ron-hit-number-one?refid=0 Tue, 18 Jul 2017 08:57:08 -0500 Aspen Ideas Festival: Stopping the violence in America's cities A discussion from the Aspen Ideas Festival about how to stop the violence in America's cities. A Chicago pastor, the Cook County Sheriff and a former high school principal turned philanthropist share their insights. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/18/aspen-stopping-violence-in-cities?refid=0 Tue, 18 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Lawyer IDs Minneapolis officer who shot 911 caller Thomas Plunkett, an attorney representing Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor, confirmed Noor was the officer who shot Ruszczyk. Plunkett said Noor expressed condolences to Ruszczyk's family and friends. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/17/lawyer-ids-mpls-officer-who-shot-woman-who-called-911?refid=0 Mon, 17 Jul 2017 16:39:16 -0500 I-94 east Mpls. closure pushed back to Thursday night The Minnesota Department of Transportation says it will close Interstate 94 east at the Portland Avenue tunnel at 11 p.m. Thursday. It has rescheduled the shutdown several times. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/17/i94-east-mpsl-closure-pushed-back-to-thursday-night?refid=0 Mon, 17 Jul 2017 09:46:30 -0500 The Beatles released "Baby You're a Rich Man" in the U.S. 50 years ago Today's Morning Edition music is from "Baby You're a Rich Man" by the Beatles which was released in the U.S. 50 years ago today. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/17/beatles-baby-youre-a-rich-man?refid=0 Mon, 17 Jul 2017 08:56:03 -0500 Aspen Ideas Festival: Has democracy run its course? At an Aspen Ideas Festival event, three panelists tried to answer one question: has democracy run its course? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/17/aspen-has-democracy-run-its-course?refid=0 Mon, 17 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0500 74 Seconds Podcast: To be black and armed in Minnesota 'There's this fear about a black man with a gun,' said Lucky Rosenbloom, a firearms trainer &mdash; who says he's likely the only black trainer in the state of Minnesota. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/14/74-seconds-podcast-episode20-to-be-black-and-armed-in-minn?refid=0 Fri, 14 Jul 2017 17:00:54 -0500 Charges: Crystal man killed his wife, called son to tell him The Hennepin County Attorney's office on Friday charged Dennis Sandland with second-degree murder for the alleged killing of his wife. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/14/charges-crystal-man-killed-his-wife-called-son-to-tell-him?refid=0 Fri, 14 Jul 2017 17:00:20 -0500 NFL suspends Vikings' Floyd for 4 games over alcohol violation While on house arrest toward the end of his recent DUI sentence, Floyd tested positive for alcohol, which he said came from drinking Kombucha tea. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/14/nfl-suspends-vikings-michael-floyd-4-games-alcohol?refid=0 Fri, 14 Jul 2017 16:09:35 -0500 X Games closures top Twin Cities weekend road woes The X Games will be awesome this weekend in Minneapolis unless you're trying to drive around U.S. Bank Stadium. Here's your guide to the weekend driving hassles. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/14/xgames-closures-top-twin-cities-weekend-road-woes?refid=0 Fri, 14 Jul 2017 12:00:50 -0500 Twins embark on tough stretch of games after All-Star break The Minnesota Twins start the second half of their surprisingly good season Friday night in Houston against one of baseball's best teams, the Astros. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/14/twins-start-second-half-against-tough-team?refid=0 Fri, 14 Jul 2017 08:54:29 -0500 Rain missing in some parts of Minnesota The western and northwestern parts of the state are particularly dry. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/14/some-parts-of-minnesota-are-dry?refid=0 Fri, 14 Jul 2017 08:00:18 -0500 Study indicates surgery not always needed for some prostate cancer patients Sometimes treatments like surgery and radiation, especially for cancers detected early, can do more harm than good, the study found. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/14/prostate-cancer-does-not-automatically-mean-surgery?refid=0 Fri, 14 Jul 2017 07:58:07 -0500 Queen, with Lambert in for Mercury, playing the X Original guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor are joined by lead singer Adam Lambert, who was the runner-up on season 8 of "American Idol." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/14/lambert-in-for-mercury-when-queen-plays-the-x?refid=0 Fri, 14 Jul 2017 07:55:20 -0500 Aspen Ideas Festival: StoryCorps founder David Isay on the importance of listening Four hundred thousand people people have recorded their stories for radio and the Library of Congress via StoryCorps and Isay says it's important to tell the truth about who we are as human beings, in order to reduce fear and increase hope. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/14/david-isay-storycorps-at-aspen?refid=0 Fri, 14 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Ramones release deluxe edition of 'Leave Home' 40 years after the original It features new remixed versions of the songs, previously unreleased rough mixes and a live show recorded at CBGB's in 1977. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/13/ramones-release-deluxe-edition-of-leave-home?refid=0 Thu, 13 Jul 2017 09:00:42 -0500 MPR 50th anniversary: Live broadcast from Ely, Minn. A special MPR 50th anniversary broadcast live from Ely with Minnesota Public Radio News host Tom Weber. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/13/mpr50-broadcast-from-ely?refid=0 Thu, 13 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Missing Stearns County girl found safe A Stearns County teen who left home Sunday and became the subject of a law enforcement search has been found safe, authorities said Wednesday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/12/missing-stearns-county-girl-found-safe?refid=0 Wed, 12 Jul 2017 17:16:47 -0500 Appetites: The summery tastes of Laos Christina Tia, host of the YouTube show "House of X Tia," joined All Things Considered host Tom Crann to guide us through some of her favorite dishes. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/12/appetites-the-summery-taste-of-laos?refid=0 Wed, 12 Jul 2017 13:28:17 -0500 Health officials ramping up effort to fight syphilis in Mille Lacs County There are currently 43 cases linked to that outbreak, which is concentrated among the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/12/syphilis-outbreak-in-mille-lacs-county?refid=0 Wed, 12 Jul 2017 07:06:03 -0500 The Thread Book Hour with Dani Shapiro and Jeff VanderMeer Memoirist Dani Shapiro spoke to host Kerri Miller about her latest, "Hourglass," and the fragile strength of marriage. Jeff VanderMeer discussed his influences for his sci-fi hit, "Borne." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/11/mpr-news-presents-dani-shapiro-jeff-vandermeer?refid=0 Wed, 12 Jul 2017 01:00:00 -0500 Anonymous alumni commit $40 million to Gustavus Adolphus It's the largest-ever donation to Gustavus Adolphus College and one of the largest ever made to a Minnesota college. The St. Peter school said the money will go to scholarships and to renovating its science building. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/11/gustavus-adolphus-college-40-million-anonymous-gift?refid=0 Tue, 11 Jul 2017 11:30:38 -0500 Aspen Ideas Festival: Bill Bishop on why we live with people just like ourselves An Aspen Ideas Festival program that ponders the implications of an America where the places we live are increasingly crowded with people who live, think and vote just like we do. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/11/why-we-live-where-everyone-thinks-like-us?refid=0 Tue, 11 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Chisago Co. suspect dead after confrontation with police A man who had his 7-year-old in the car is dead following an alleged carjacking and confrontation with police in east-central Minnesota. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/10/chisago-mn-county-suspect-dead-police-confrontation?refid=0 Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:58:49 -0500 MnDOT postpones Tuesday's I-94 east shutdown in Minneapolis After making another change Tuesday afternoon, MnDOT says the closure beginning at the Portland Avenue tunnel will now take place next week, from 11 p.m. July 19 to 5 a.m. July 20. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/10/i94-east-shutdown-tuesday-night-minneapolis?refid=0 Mon, 10 Jul 2017 10:49:22 -0500 Natalie Merchant's new album features old songs, updated Merchant says she and the songs have evolved since she first recorded them after leaving the band 10,000 Maniacs. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/10/natalie-merchant-updates-songs?refid=0 Mon, 10 Jul 2017 08:57:30 -0500 Aspen Ideas Festival: David Brooks on 'The Second Mountain' Every year New York Times columnist and NPR commentator David Brooks gives an hour-long lecture, and he titled this one, "The Second Mountain: The Next Big Challenge in Your Life." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/10/david-brooks-on-the-second-mountain?refid=0 Mon, 10 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Video shows Minneapolis officer shooting dogs, police say they're investigating Video of the incident was posted on Facebook by the home's owner. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/09/minneapolis-police-say-theyre-investigating-video-of-officer-shooting-dogs?refid=0 Sun, 09 Jul 2017 20:44:30 -0500 74 Seconds podcast: The anniversary of the shooting On July 6, 2017, Philando Castile's family and friends marked one year since the traffic stop when he died. Plus: What's coming next from the 74 Seconds team. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/07/74-seconds-podcast-episode19-anniversary-vigil?refid=0 Fri, 07 Jul 2017 17:36:55 -0500 Minn. mental health hotline closing next week Crisis Connection is shutting down July 14, ending a service that took some 18,000 mental health, addiction and abuse calls last year. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/07/minn-crisis-connection-mental-health-hotline-closing-next-week?refid=0 Fri, 07 Jul 2017 17:34:29 -0500 I-35W shutdown tops Twin Cities weekend driving woes We warned you earlier this week about the I-35W closure between Burnsville and Bloomington. Now, it's just hours away. Here's a look at the rest of the metro area's weekend construction hassles. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/07/i35w-shutdown-tops-twin-cities-weekend-driving-woes?refid=0 Fri, 07 Jul 2017 11:01:27 -0500 Adele, Dolly Parton take on Brandi Carlile's 'The Story' Carlile is performing Friday night at the Basilica Block Party in downtown Minneapolis. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/07/brandi-carlile-the-story-reinterpreted?refid=0 Fri, 07 Jul 2017 08:59:43 -0500 Lynx's playing style has changed The Minnesota Lynx travel to Chicago Saturday to take on the Sky. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/07/lynx-playing-style-has-changed-with-the-times?refid=0 Fri, 07 Jul 2017 08:42:32 -0500 July warmer and wetter so far MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with University of Minnesota climatologist Mark Seeley about July's warmer and wetter start, including storms with very localized rains. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/07/july-starts-hot?refid=0 Fri, 07 Jul 2017 07:52:16 -0500 Talking Volumes 2017 season guide The 2017 season includes Sherman Alexie, Amy Tan, Jacqueline Woodson, Ron Chernow and Dan Brown. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/05/books-talking-volumes-2017-guide?refid=0 Fri, 07 Jul 2017 06:01:00 -0500 Aspen Ideas Festival: How presidents prepare for Armageddon Journalist and historian Garrett Graff talks about his new book, "Raven Rock: The Story of the U.S. Government's Secret Plan to Save Itself -- While the Rest of Us Die." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/07/how-presidents-prepare-for-armageddon?refid=0 Fri, 07 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Castile, a year later: 'Tragic doesn't begin to cover it' A judge, a police chief and a legislator find areas of agreement, and otherwise. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/06/castile-year-later-reflections-on-policies-laws?refid=0 Thu, 06 Jul 2017 15:00:00 -0500 60 years ago, John Lennon met Paul McCartney. The rest is history Thursday marks the anniversary of when a 16-year-old John Lennon and a 15-year-old Paul McCartney met for the first time. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/06/lennon-and-mccartney-meet-for-first-time?refid=0 Thu, 06 Jul 2017 08:55:27 -0500 Why are trees moving west? Ecologists report that more and more trees are popping up west of where they'd typically grow. The study's authors hypothesize it has to do with moisture, not temperature. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/06/trees-are-moving-west?refid=0 Thu, 06 Jul 2017 08:34:02 -0500 Aspen Ideas Festival: Why millennials work the way they do Two authors sat down with Katie Couric to discuss the reason some millennials are struggling in the current job market and what they're doing to change workplace cultures. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/06/aspen-ideas-festival-millennials-in-the-workplace?refid=0 Thu, 06 Jul 2017 04:00:00 -0500 'We want to know why': Family reeling after drive-by killing in Richfield Jonathan O'Shaugnessy, 24, was killed Monday in a drive-by shooting in Richfield, Minn. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/05/richfield-drive-by-shooting?refid=0 Wed, 05 Jul 2017 19:00:19 -0500 Appetites: Food halls are swarming the Twin Cities The European tradition that has become popular in bigger coastal cities is catching on in the Twin Cities. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/05/appetites-food-halls-are-swarming-the-twin-cities?refid=0 Wed, 05 Jul 2017 17:34:30 -0500 Heads-up: Key stretch of I-35W closing this weekend Starting Friday night, chunks of I-35W between Burnsville and Bloomington will be closed until Monday morning as MnDOT crews do paving and bridge removal. Here's what you need to know. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/05/i35w-burnsville-bloomington-closing-this-weekend?refid=0 Wed, 05 Jul 2017 13:53:36 -0500 Dustbowl Revival to play 'hot, spontaneous, engaging' show at Dakota They'll be playing Wednesday night at the jazz club in Minneapolis. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/05/dustbowl-revival-plays-hot-spontaneous-show?refid=0 Wed, 05 Jul 2017 08:54:22 -0500 Aspen Ideas Festival: The social downside to technology Awkward conversations may be painful to stumble through, but they are a part of building connections with others. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/03/aspen-ideas-the-social-downside-to-technology?refid=0 Wed, 05 Jul 2017 01:00:00 -0500 David McCullough on American history and values Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David McCullough says we've become a nation of spectators, and need to remember that there are actually four branches of government: the judiciary, the congress, the president and the people. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/12/david-mccullough-on-american-spirit?refid=0 Tue, 04 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0500 'Rocky' theme song 'Gonna Fly Now' was No. 1 40 years ago Originally, the movie was going to feature a song written by Sylvester Stallone's brother Frank, but composer Bill Conti was hired to write something that fit the film better. He brought in lyricist Carol Connors. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/03/rocky-theme-song-gonna-fly-now-hit-number-one?refid=0 Mon, 03 Jul 2017 09:09:50 -0500 Aspen Ideas Festival: 'Listening to America' 1A host Joshua Johnson moderates a panel of three journalists who discuss the best way to bridge political divides -- listening. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/03/aspen-ideas-festival-listening-to-america?refid=0 Mon, 03 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0500 St. Paul police chief: 'public health crisis' on gun violence The city of St. Paul and Chief Todd Axtell are responding to a wave of violence that has plagued the city in the first half of this year. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/02/st-paul-police-chief-public-health-crisis-on-gun-violence?refid=0 Sun, 02 Jul 2017 11:25:24 -0500 74 Seconds podcast: The documents and the juror We dig into the case's investigative files and what they tell us about the night of shooting. Plus: One of the jurors in the trial sits down for an extended interview, to offer more insight into deliberations. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/30/74-seconds-podcast-episode18-documents-juror?refid=0 Fri, 30 Jun 2017 19:56:19 -0500 July Fourth weekend driving woes? Yes, it could be worse Twin Cities driving this holiday weekend has to be better than last week's misery, and it is, kind of. MnDOT says it won't start any new projects, but that doesn't mean it will be easy. Here's your guide. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/30/july-fourth-weekend-driving-woes-yes-it-could-be-worse?refid=0 Fri, 30 Jun 2017 12:45:39 -0500 Twins and Lynx have big games while Wolves wheel and deal with free agents The Minnesota Twins and Lynx are set for big matchups this weekend. Meanwhile, the Timberwolves are hoping to sign some new free agent players, with the help of new player Jimmy Butler who arrived in a trade last week. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/30/twins-lynx-wolves-in-action-or-trying-to-sign-free-agents?refid=0 Fri, 30 Jun 2017 08:43:32 -0500 Marvin Gaye reluctantly gave in to the disco craze Until he put "Got To Give It Up" out, Gaye had resisted recording a song to cash in on the disco craze of the 1970s. He was not a fan of the genre and the lyrics to this song are written as a parody of the typical disco dance floor story line. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/30/marvin-gaye-finally-cashed-in-on-disco?refid=0 Fri, 30 Jun 2017 08:18:41 -0500 June warmer than normal in Minnesota It was a change from May, which broke a long string of warmer than normal months for Minnesota. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/30/june-warmer-than-normal?refid=0 Fri, 30 Jun 2017 08:14:51 -0500 Aspen Ideas Festival: 'Examining the Rule of Law' Former Attorney General Sally Yates gained notoriety for her decision to not defend President Trump's travel ban. She discussed that at the Aspen Ideas Festival with law professor Geoffrey Stone and Supreme Court lawyer Neal Katyal. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/29/aspen-ideas-living-by-the-rule-of-law?refid=0 Fri, 30 Jun 2017 01:00:00 -0500 Aspen Ideas Festival: What you need to know about Martin Luther King Clarence B. Jones worked along side Martin Luther King Jr. during the Civil Rights movement. He recounted the amazing stories behind some of King's most famous speeches and writings. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/28/aspen-clarence-jones-and-michele-norris?refid=0 Thu, 29 Jun 2017 23:00:00 -0500 What's at stake for Minnesota in the Senate health care bill It's up in the air exactly what GOP senators could put to a vote, but here's where things stand for Minnesota under the most-recent proposal. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/29/whats-at-stake-for-minnesota-in-the-senate-health-care-bill?refid=0 Thu, 29 Jun 2017 14:33:38 -0500 How has Philando Castile's shooting death affected your community? The 74 Seconds podcast team would like to know. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/29/74-seconds-how-has-castile-yanez-case-affected-your-community?refid=0 Thu, 29 Jun 2017 14:28:08 -0500 Minnesota's long road to Sunday alcohol sales July 2 is the first Sunday that Minnesotans won't need to run across any neighboring state's border for booze. Here's how our liquor laws have changed since Prohibition. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/28/minnesotas-long-road-to-sunday-alcohol-sales?refid=0 Thu, 29 Jun 2017 10:00:00 -0500 The Monkees hit No. 1 while trying to prove themselves After being ridiculed as a fake band created by TV producers, the Monkees used their popularity to take control of their music. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/28/monkees-prove-themselves-with-number-one-album?refid=0 Wed, 28 Jun 2017 07:53:20 -0500 Aspen Ideas Festival: Conservatism in the Trump era Two well-known conservatives, William Kristol of the Weekly Standard and Ramesh Ponnuru of the National Review are joined by author and journalist McKay Coppins of The Atlantic to explore conservatism and the future of the Republican party in the era of President Donald Trump. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/28/aspen-conservatism-and-trumps-gop?refid=0 Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0500 What's happening with President Trump's travel ban? The U.S. Supreme Court has decided to hear arguments later this year on whether President Trump's travel ban should stand. They also have allowed parts of the ban to take effect. What is the current status of the ban? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/27/future-of-the-travel-ban?refid=0 Tue, 27 Jun 2017 10:27:31 -0500 The Suburbs and Summit team up on a new beer The Suburbs New Wave Ale! is described as having inviting aromas of pear and fruit punch, moderate hop bitterness, and a nutty malt profile with touches of pie crust and graham cracker. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/27/suburbs-summit-team-up-on-new-beer?refid=0 Tue, 27 Jun 2017 08:18:29 -0500 The early crusade for LGBT rights in Minnesota The right to marry was far from the only battle the LGBT community has had to fight in Minnesota. The struggle against legal discrimination was waged in force from the 1970s all the way to the early '90s. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/27/mpr-50-the-crusade-for-gay-rights-in-minnesota?refid=0 Tue, 27 Jun 2017 07:55:44 -0500 Aspen Ideas Festival: Norman Lear and Khizr Khan on American values and the Constitution Television producer Norman Lear bought a version of the Declaration of Independence and toured it around the country to promote American values. Khizr Khan is an American citizen from Pakistan who says we must always stay true to the rights and privileges outlined in our Constitution. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/27/norman-lear-and-khizr-khan?refid=0 Tue, 27 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0500 74 Seconds podcast: An inventory of Philando Castile's car The car Castile was driving became a central piece of evidence in the case. It was towed away by authorities, photographed for the investigation.The things in his car, when you look through them, are all about another: Another dinner. Another day at work. Another flat tire. Another winter. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/26/74-seconds-podcast-castiles-car-episode17?refid=0 Mon, 26 Jun 2017 18:48:00 -0500 One of the greatest guitarists of all time to play Monday night in Minneapolis Robert Fripp, who has been with King Crimson since its inception nearly 40 years ago, ranks No. 62 on Rolling Stone's list of the greatest guitarists of all time. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/26/king-crimson-to-play-state-theatre?refid=0 Mon, 26 Jun 2017 09:05:11 -0500 A rural hospital CEO's take on the Senate health care bill If passed, rural hospitals would be among those hardest hit because their patients tend to be older and poorer. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/26/rural-hospital-ceo-take-senate-health-care-bill?refid=0 Mon, 26 Jun 2017 08:38:28 -0500 Infant survives car backup accident in Anoka Co. Deputies say a baby girl just shy of her first birthday was hit and partially pinned beneath the tire of a car driven by her grandmother, who'd accidentally backed up over her. She's expected to live. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/23/infant-survives-car-backup-accident-in-anoka-co?refid=0 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:08:45 -0500 Uh, boy: Twin Cities weekend road hassles will not be fun MnDOT's road construction map is packed this weekend with road and ramp closures. That includes the shutdown of a key stretch of eastbound I-94, starting tonight. Take a deep breath and read on. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/23/twin-cities-weekend-traffic-woes-will-not-be-fun?refid=0 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:58:48 -0500 Pride Fest leaders apologize, invite cops to march in parade Criticized for saying they would not allow uniformed, off-duty police officers to be part of this year's Minneapolis parade, Pride Fest leaders on Friday changed course. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/23/pride-fest-leaders-change-course-allow-cops-parade?refid=0 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:48:01 -0500 Fleetwood Mac made "Rumours" amidst rifts Today's Morning Edition music is from "Dreams" by Fleetwood Mac which was number one on the Billboard pop chart 40 years ago today. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/23/fleetwood-mac-made-a-historic-album-amid-turmoil?refid=0 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:58:33 -0500 Minnesota Timberwolves land Butler in blockbuster trade The Minnesota Timberwolves made a big trade during the NBA draft last night. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/23/minnesota-timberwolves-make-big-trade-for-jimmy-butler?refid=0 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:43:43 -0500 A cool spell hits Minnesota MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley about cooler-than-normal temperatures across Minnesota this week. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/23/cool-temperatures-hit-minnesota?refid=0 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:01:22 -0500 Yanez juror: 'Nobody was OK with it' A week after a jury found officer Jeronimo Yanez not guilty on second-degree manslaughter and felony weapons charges, one of the jurors has given MPR News the first detailed account of what took place during deliberations. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/23/74-seconds-yanez-juror?refid=0 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 04:00:00 -0500 Aspen Ideas Festival: Spotlight on health The host of the PBS Newshour Judy Woodruff interviews speakers on the opening day of the Aspen Ideas Festival's "Spotlight on Health." They discuss the proposals from the congress and the Trump administration to replace the Obama administration's Affordable Care Act. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/23/aspen-ideas-festival-on-health-reform?refid=0 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0500 ACLU calls for probe of violent arrest in Worthington Dashcam video shows a "brutal attack" by a southwestern Minnesota drug enforcement agent, the ACLU said Thursday. Law enforcement officials urged patience and said the video shows only part of the incident. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/22/aclu-calls-for-probe-of-violent-arrest-in-worthington?refid=0 Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:15:34 -0500 Listen: Why are job and wage growth so slow? Within the first month of his presidency, Donald Trump said he was prioritizing "getting Americans back to work." But what is it actually like to work in the U.S. right now? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/22/can-president-trump-bring-back-jobs?refid=0 Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:44:42 -0500 Poison hemlock spreading in SE Minnesota, officials warn The weed is flourishing now in the St. Charles and Lanesboro areas and is highly poisonous to people and livestock, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture says. Here's how to identify it and stay safe. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/22/poison-hemlock-spreads-minnesota-officials-warn?refid=0 Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:54:35 -0500 Terrance Blanchard among those playing Twin Cities Jazz Festival The festival runs through Saturday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/22/twin-cities-jazz-festival-this-weekend?refid=0 Thu, 22 Jun 2017 08:58:27 -0500 Minnesota farm and ag delegation in Cuba amid changing U.S. policy Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith is in Cuba week with a delegation of Minnesota officials, farmers, and agribusiness leaders. The trip is meant to help spur agricultural sales to the country and has been in the works for months. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/22/lt-governor-tina-smith-in-cuba?refid=0 Thu, 22 Jun 2017 07:45:02 -0500 Dr. Mae Jemison on the need for science literacy Physician, astronaut and engineer Dr. Mae Jemison says everybody needs to be "science literate" to think their way through the day, and be a contributing member of society. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/22/mae-jemison-on-science-literacy?refid=0 Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Expert on police behavior discusses key part of juror instruction Police behavior expert, David Harris, sat down with MPR News to discuss a key part of the instructions that the Yanez jury received -- related to the "reasonable use of force" by police officers. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/23/expert-on-police-behavior-talks-juror-instruction?refid=0 Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Use-of-force experts analyze Castile shooting video On Tuesday, the dashcam video from the night St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez shot and killed Philando Castile was released. MPR News asked two use-of-force experts to analyze what happened in the video. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/21/use-of-force-experts-analyze-castile-yanez-shooting-video?refid=0 Wed, 21 Jun 2017 23:00:00 -0500 Appetites: Amazing food in unassuming places The best bites in the food world are often found in the most unassuming places, according to food critic Mecca Bos. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/22/appetites-amazing-food-in-unassuming-places-?refid=0 Wed, 21 Jun 2017 17:03:24 -0500 Fentanyl overdose death brings Hennepin County murder charge A Minneapolis man was charged with third-degree murder in the heroin overdose death of one of the people who bought heroin from him, according to the Hennepin County Attorney's Office. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/21/minn-fentanyl-overdose-death-brings-murder-charge?refid=0 Wed, 21 Jun 2017 12:57:35 -0500 The Kinks' Ray Davies works with the Jayhawks on new album His new solo album "Americana" features the Minneapolis-based Jayhawks as his backing band. On the album Davies, who is British, explores his perceptions of America. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/21/kinks-davies-works-with-jayhawlks?refid=0 Wed, 21 Jun 2017 08:57:21 -0500 74 Seconds podcast: The dashcam video Four days after the verdict, investigators released the video: It's the first time those 74 seconds have been shown outside the courtroom. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/20/74-seconds-podcast-dashcam-video-episode16?refid=0 Tue, 20 Jun 2017 23:35:39 -0500 KC and the Sunshine Band's hit was a nod to a DJ Robert Walker was first disc jockey to play the band's breakthrough single "Get Down Tonight" on the radio. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/20/kc-and-the-sunshine-band-nodded-to-a-dj?refid=0 Tue, 20 Jun 2017 08:01:11 -0500 Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel at the National Press Club A former chief aide to President Obama, Rahm Emanuel has been Chicago mayor since 2011. He speaks about all the problems facing America's big cities, and suggest ways to solve these problems. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/20/rahm-emanuel-national-press-club?refid=0 Tue, 20 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Heads-up: Downtown Minneapolis light rail shutting down for 11 days Scheduled track maintenance will shut down light rail operations in downtown Minneapolis for 11 days, starting Thursday. That could make it harder to navigate the Twin Cities Pride Festival and Parade and other events. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/19/downtown-mpls-light-rail-shutting-down-11-days?refid=0 Mon, 19 Jun 2017 15:39:06 -0500 Yanez dashcam video, other evidence set for Tuesday release Gov. Mark Dayton said he hopes for calm amid Tuesday's planned release of dashcam footage and other evidence in the trial of officer Jeronimo Yanez, who was acquitted of manslaughter in the shooting of Philando Castile. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/19/yanez-trial-evidence-castile?refid=0 Mon, 19 Jun 2017 15:08:10 -0500 Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff speaks at National Press Club The nation's top military leader answers questions at the National Press Club about the fight against the Islamic State and other terrorist groups, the situation in Afghanistan and North Korea, and the strength of U.S. alliances. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/19/jt-chiefs-chairman-at-national-press-club?refid=0 Mon, 19 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Woman hits and kills 3-year-old son during driving lesson St. Paul police say Wah Has Paw, 39, was driving in the Harding High School parking lot when she hit the car's accelerator instead of the brake. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/18/woman-hits-and-kills-3-yearold-son-during-driving-lesson?refid=0 Sun, 18 Jun 2017 08:30:56 -0500 74 Seconds podcast: After the verdict We already know the outcome. But even though the trial has come to an end, for a lot of people, this story is not over. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/17/74-seconds-podcast-afterverdict-episode15?refid=0 Sat, 17 Jun 2017 16:02:40 -0500 The aftermath: 18 arrested in peaceful protests following the verdict Eighteen people were arrested after a march that blocked Interstate 94 in St. Paul late Friday night and into early Saturday morning. Marchers were protesting the acquittal of a police officer who shot and killed a black driver. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/17/74-seconds-coverage-arrests?refid=0 Sat, 17 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0500 74 Seconds podcast: The verdict On the fifth day of deliberation, the jury in the trial of Jeronimo Yanez reached a verdict: Not guilty on all counts. We called reporter Riham Feshir, at the courthouse, in the minutes after the verdict was announced. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/16/74-seconds-podcast-day14-episode14?refid=0 Fri, 16 Jun 2017 17:34:51 -0500 Photos: Grief, anger, arrests after Yanez found not guilty News that jurors found St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez not guilty on all counts in the shooting death of Philando Castile brought out raw emotions for his family and activists in the community. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/16/photos-yanez-castile-verdict-reaction?refid=0 Fri, 16 Jun 2017 16:08:31 -0500 Don't make me turn this car around! Father's Day weekend traffic woes MnDOT's Twin Cities and statewide weekend road construction maps aren't that terrible. Still, maybe dad should let someone else drive. Here's your guide. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/16/twin-cities-weekend-driving-hassles-fathers-day?refid=0 Fri, 16 Jun 2017 11:04:11 -0500 Twins in surprising showdown with Cleveland Friday night at Target Field in Minneapolis, the first place Minnesota Twins begin a four-game series against Cleveland, the team right behind them in the American League Central. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/16/twins-in-surprising-showdown-with-cleveland?refid=0 Fri, 16 Jun 2017 08:46:41 -0500 A bumpy weather week included heavy rain, strong winds and hail University of Minnesota slimatologist Mark Seeley says Minnesota has just recorded the second warmest first half of June in history. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/16/weather-bumpy-and-warm-so-far-in-june?refid=0 Fri, 16 Jun 2017 07:44:46 -0500 Thread Book Hour: Sheryl Sandberg on post-traumatic growth Kerri Miller's interview with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg. Sandberg's husband, Minneapolis native Dave Goldberg, died unexpectedly two years ago. To cope with her grief, Sandberg reached out to her friend, psychologist Adam Grant. Together, they wrote "Option B," a new book about surviving tragedy and building resiliency. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/16/sheryl-sandberg-on-resilience?refid=0 Fri, 16 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0500 While the jury in the Yanez case deliberates, a look at how juries work As deliberations continue in the trial of Jeronimo Yanez, here's what you need to know about juries. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/15/74-seconds-yanez-jury-deliberations-explain?refid=0 Thu, 15 Jun 2017 17:14:20 -0500 Minn. jobless rate improves to 3.7 percent in May; employers cut jobs Minnesota's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was the best since the end of the great recession, although May also saw 7,200 jobs eliminated, state officials said Thursday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/15/minn-may-jobless-rate-improves-may-jobs-cut?refid=0 Thu, 15 Jun 2017 10:43:06 -0500 The evolution of LaFarge's 'Riot in the Streets' Pokey LaFarge, who lives in St. Louis, wrote the song in response to the riots in Ferguson, Mo., after Michael Brown was killed by a police officer. He says "the song started getting written about Ferguson, but it is overall touching on a national issue." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/15/lafarge-riot-in-the-streets-evolution?refid=0 Thu, 15 Jun 2017 09:01:37 -0500 Flying horses: Steeplechase racing comes to Canterbury this weekend Canterbury Park is hosting a charitable exhibition of the sport on Saturday with hopes that it can host a professional race in the future. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/15/steeplechase-horse-racing?refid=0 Thu, 15 Jun 2017 08:26:58 -0500 Beyond the Border: The Future of U.S.-Mexico Relations The relationship between the United States and Mexico has been strained since the 2016 presidential election campaign, and remains so. This hour, audiences in Mexico City and Washington D.C. discuss the current situation, and hopes for the future. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/15/us-mexico-relations?refid=0 Thu, 15 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0500 74 Seconds podcast: Jury at an impasse The judge re-read jurors a portion of the instructions he'd given them on Monday. "You should not hesitate to reexamine your views and change your opinion if they become erroneous, but you should not surrender your honest opinion simply because other jurors disagree or merely to reach a verdict." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/14/74-seconds-podcast-trial-day12-episode13?refid=0 Wed, 14 Jun 2017 17:23:19 -0500 Appetites: Recipes fresh from the 10,000 lakes Food writer Keane Amdahl has a new book all about cooking with freshwater fish. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/14/appetites-freshwater-fish?refid=0 Wed, 14 Jun 2017 16:38:01 -0500 Aretha Franklin transformed an Otis Redding song into a feminist anthem Redding's version is about a man who works all day to support his family and all he wants when he comes home is the respect of his woman. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/14/aretha-franklin-transformed-a-redding-song-into-respect?refid=0 Wed, 14 Jun 2017 08:56:09 -0500 IQ2 debate: Tech companies, private data and law enforcement A new debate from the Intelligence Squared series. Four experts debate if tech companies should help law enforcement gain access to your private digital data. Perhaps it could prevent or solve crimes, or protect national security. But isn't personal data supposed to be private? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/14/tech-companies-and-law-enforcement?refid=0 Wed, 14 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Your severe weather survival guide MPR News has compiled this guide for staying safe in warm-weather storms. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/13/severe-weather-safety-guide?refid=0 Tue, 13 Jun 2017 16:00:00 -0500 MMMBop inspired 'SNL' skit "MMMBop" got so much airplay when it first came out that it inspired a skit on "Saturday Night Live." In it, the brothers were held hostage in an elevator and forced to listen to the song repeatedly until they snapped. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/13/mmmbop-was-a-hit-20-years-ago?refid=0 Tue, 13 Jun 2017 08:57:26 -0500 Ely says 'no' to Sunday liquor sales Ely Mayor Chuck Novak said owners of the city's three liquor stores were against opening on Sundays. "They want a day off," he said. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/13/ely-will-not-allow-sunday-liquor-sales?refid=0 Tue, 13 Jun 2017 07:45:07 -0500 APM Reports: Thurgood Marshall Before the Court Listen to an APM Reports documentary, "Thurgood Marshall Before the Court." Marshall was nominated to the Supreme Court fifty years ago today, June 13, 1967, by President Lyndon B. Johnson. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/13/thurgood-marshall-documentary?refid=0 Tue, 13 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0500 74 Seconds podcast: The jury deliberates The defense and prosecution made their final arguments. The judge issued detailed instructions. Now the case is in the hands of the jury. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/12/74-seconds-podcast-episode11-day10?refid=0 Mon, 12 Jun 2017 21:32:54 -0500 Stevie Wonder honored Duke Ellington in a song that hit No. 1 In a 1977 speech at UCLA, Wonder said, "I knew the title from the beginning but wanted it to be about the musicians who did something for us. So soon they are forgotten. I wanted to show my appreciation. They gave us something that is supposed to be forever." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/12/stevie-wonder-honored-duke-ellington-in-hit-song?refid=0 Mon, 12 Jun 2017 08:58:46 -0500 What to watch for in the MLB draft; Twins get first pick For the first time since 2001, the Minnesota Twins have the first overall pick. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/12/twins-first-pick-mlb-draft?refid=0 Mon, 12 Jun 2017 08:06:15 -0500 Sunday morning storms leave thousands without power; downed trees and hail reported A line of strong thunderstorms swept across central and southern Minnesota Sunday morning, knocking out power to thousands. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/11/sunday-morning-storms-leave-thousands-without-power-downed-trees-and-hail-reported?refid=0 Sun, 11 Jun 2017 12:53:41 -0500 74 Seconds podcast: Jeronimo Yanez takes the stand "I thought I was going to die," he told the jury. "I had no other choice." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/10/74-seconds-podcast-episode10-day9?refid=0 Sat, 10 Jun 2017 01:06:15 -0500 Twin Cities traffic woes: Weekend's not bad, then comes Monday The Minnesota Department of Transportation's construction map adds only a few hassles this weekend. But the road and ramp closures mushroom after that. Here's your guide. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/09/minnesota-weekend-road-construction-map-june9?refid=0 Fri, 09 Jun 2017 11:48:26 -0500 Cloud Cult to play during screening of 'The Seeker' In addition to composing the music, Cloud Cult leader and Duluth native Craig Minowa co-wrote the screenplay. It's the story of a woman who goes on a pilgrimage after a reminder from her past changes how she views her life. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/09/cloud-cult-to-play-during-screening-of-the-seeker?refid=0 Fri, 09 Jun 2017 08:55:47 -0500 Lynx looking sharper as winning streak rolls on The Lynx have won their first seven games so far this season. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/09/lynx-playing-better-as-season-goes-on?refid=0 Fri, 09 Jun 2017 08:42:06 -0500 Parts of Minnesota hit by drought University of Minnesota climatologist Mark Seeley's weekend forecast calls for a heat index up to 100 degrees. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/09/drought-hits-parts-of-minnesota?refid=0 Fri, 09 Jun 2017 07:54:16 -0500 Amory Lovins on the future of personal mobility An exploration of the ways we'll get around in the future. The transformation from horse-and-buggy to automobiles was nearly complete in a little more than a decade. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/09/future-of-personal-mobility?refid=0 Fri, 09 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0500 74 Seconds podcast: The prosecution rests, the defense begins By the fourth day of testimony, the prosecution has rested, the defense has moved for acquittal and we expect to hear soon from Jeronimo Yanez himself. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/08/74-seconds-podcast-episode9-day8?refid=0 Thu, 08 Jun 2017 21:34:06 -0500 DNR: Minnesota's largest invasive carp captured near Redwood Falls "The news of this capture is somewhat alarming, given the size and location," a DNR official said. The carp was found 80 miles upstream from the only other bighead carp captured in the Minnesota River. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/08/giant-invasive-carp-caught-in-western-mn-dnr?refid=0 Thu, 08 Jun 2017 10:59:36 -0500 Chuck Berry's final album out Friday Berry died in March at the age of 90. This is his first studio album since 1979. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/08/chuck-berry-out-with-new-music-posthumously?refid=0 Thu, 08 Jun 2017 08:57:10 -0500 A history of the FBI and former American presidents Exploring the relationship between the FBI and past presidents in U.S. history: A constitutional lawyer and two historians share their insights - they also take a look at President Truman's dramatic firing of General Douglas MacArthur. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/08/history-of-the-fbi-and-the-presidents?refid=0 Thu, 08 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Appetites: A simpler way of preserving Take all your old notions of preserving and throw them away, says Beth Dooley. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/07/appetites-canning-preserving?refid=0 Wed, 07 Jun 2017 17:33:25 -0500 Prince stopped celebrating birthdays. Here's why In the '80s Prince threw some big birthday bashes for himself, but later in his life he stopped celebrating his birthday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/07/prince-stopped-celebrating-birthdays?refid=0 Wed, 07 Jun 2017 08:55:12 -0500 Documentary: 'Little War on the Prairie' Although Mankato native and former MPR reporter and documentary producer John Biewen grew up in Mankato, he heard next to nothing about the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 during his childhood there. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/07/little-war-on-the-prairie-documentary?refid=0 Wed, 07 Jun 2017 04:00:00 -0500 74 Seconds podcast: Yanez's partner testifies On the second day of testimony, two of the witnesses closest to the shooting -- Diamond Reynolds and police officer Joseph Kauser -- take the stand. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/06/74-seconds-podcast-episode8-daysix?refid=0 Tue, 06 Jun 2017 22:02:55 -0500 The tricky business of diagnosing adult ADHD Traditionally, ADHD is diagnosed during childhood. But now, more adults are thinking they have ADHD despite not being diagnosed as a child. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/06/hallberg-adult-adhd?refid=0 Tue, 06 Jun 2017 18:42:08 -0500 Now you can watch SPCO concerts live online for free The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra's season finale this weekend is sold out, but for those who still want to see the show, you're in luck. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/06/spco-launches-concert-livestream?refid=0 Tue, 06 Jun 2017 08:12:58 -0500 74 Seconds podcast: The dashcam and Diamond Reynolds In our latest podcast episode, the jury is seated, the defense and prosecution have made their opening statements, and the first of the witnesses take the stand. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/06/74-seconds-podcast-episode7-dayfive?refid=0 Tue, 06 Jun 2017 00:34:32 -0500 Thread Book Hour: Eddie Glaude Jr. on what it means to be American Part 2: Princeton professor Eddie Glaude Jr. explores that it means to be American, in conversation with MPR's Kerri Miller for the "Thread" book series. He's the author of "Democracy in Black." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/06/pt2-eddie-glaude-jr?refid=0 Tue, 06 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Thread Book Hour: Eddie Glaude Jr. explores what it means to be American Princeton professor Eddie Glaude Jr. explores that it means to be American, in conversation with MPR's Kerri Miller for the "Thread" book series. He's the author of "Democracy in Black." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/05/eddie-glaude-jr-on-democracy-in-black?refid=0 Mon, 05 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0500 6-year-old girl dies after being pulled out of the water in Lake Elmo Deputies responded to reports of a girl who wasn't breathing after she had been pulled from the water at Washington County Park reserve swimming beach. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/04/six-yearold-girl-dies-after-pulled-out-of-the-water-at-a-lake-elmo-beach?refid=0 Sun, 04 Jun 2017 16:37:08 -0500 17-year-old girl killed in shooting on St. Paul's East side St. Paul Police say Keyira Nunn of St. Paul was shot while riding as a passenger in a car near the intersection of Third Street East and Van Dyke Street, near White Bear Avenue. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/03/17-yearold-girl-killed-in-shooting-on-st-pauls-east-side?refid=0 Sat, 03 Jun 2017 15:35:10 -0500 Amber Alert canceled: Cops find abducted baby, mom safe Authorities say they were taken early Friday afternoon while leaving a Coon Rapids doctor's office. The baby's father was the alleged abductor. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/02/cops-seek-baby-mom-abducted--octor-office?refid=0 Fri, 02 Jun 2017 16:01:49 -0500 Wetterlings sue to delay investigation records release A judge on Friday agreed to stop the expected Monday release of documents tied to the 1989 abduction and murder of Jacob Wetterling. His parents say the investigative file holds personal information they expected would stay private. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/02/wetterlings-sue-to-stop-investigation-records-release?refid=0 Fri, 02 Jun 2017 15:03:00 -0500 Twins' recent losing streak raises doubts On Friday night, the Minnesota Twins play game two of their four-game series against the Angels in Anaheim. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/02/twins-saw-bullpen-implode-last-week?refid=0 Fri, 02 Jun 2017 08:50:37 -0500 Booker expresses fear over racism in the song 'Witness' Benjamin Booker's new album is out Friday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/02/booker-expresses-fear-song-witness?refid=0 Fri, 02 Jun 2017 08:27:39 -0500 May broke a streak of 20 warmer-than-normal months MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley about May 2017 breaking a streak of 20 straight warmer-than-normal months in the Twin Cities. He also talks about the impact President Trump's decision on withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement will have on research into the issue. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/02/may-colder-than-normal?refid=0 Fri, 02 Jun 2017 08:25:16 -0500 Dr. Vivek Murthy says emotional health key to physical health Some health advice from the outgoing Surgeon General. Dr. Vivek Murthy says our emotional well-being is central to our physical health, and if we're not emotionally well, our educational achievement, workplace productivity and civic engagement are all imperiled. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/02/dr-vivek-murthy-on-emotional-health?refid=0 Fri, 02 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Mankato professor: 'Scaffold' inspires shock, anger and hope Gwen Westerman, a professor at Minnesota State University, Mankato, discusses "Scaffold" and why its arrival in Minnesota was met with public outcry. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/05/scaffold-inspires-shock-anger-hope?refid=0 Fri, 02 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Searchers find overdue canoeists in BWCA Rescue crews have found two people reported overdue in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area of northeastern Minnesota. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/01/searchers-looking-for-overdue-canoeists-in-bwca?refid=0 Thu, 01 Jun 2017 19:16:33 -0500 Ex-Chanhassen High principal pleads guilty to child porn charges Timothy Dorway pleaded guilty on Thursday to seven counts of possession of child pornography in a deal that will require him to serve a five-year sentence. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/01/ex-chanhassen-high-principal-guilty-in-child-porn-case?refid=0 Thu, 01 Jun 2017 16:59:44 -0500 Outtakes a part of 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' deluxe edition The album was released 50 years ago and is considered by many to be the greatest rock album of all time. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/01/sgt-peppers-deluxe-contains-outtakes?refid=0 Thu, 01 Jun 2017 08:59:10 -0500 Who says religion and politics don't belong in polite conversation? There are two subjects etiquette rules say we shouldn't talk about in polite conversation: religion and politics. But political science professor Amy Black of Wheaton College says it's both valuable and essential to discuss our political and religious world views. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/01/amy-black-on-religion-and-politics?refid=0 Thu, 01 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Appetites: Minnesota's best waterside patio dining Because it's far too nice to eat inside. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/31/appetites-minnesota-best-waterside-patio-dining?refid=0 Wed, 31 May 2017 18:06:11 -0500 Diablo Cody adapting Alanis Morissette's 'Jagged Little Pill' into musical The musical will revolve around a multi-generational family and their complex dynamics, touching on issues of gender identity and race. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/31/alanis-morissette-music-to-be-made-into-musical?refid=0 Wed, 31 May 2017 09:00:17 -0500 'America Abroad:' Global approaches to climate change From the "America Abroad" series, a look at the approaches various countries around the world are taking to address climate change: China, India, Canada and Morocco. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/31/global-approaches-to-climate-change?refid=0 Wed, 31 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500 74 Seconds podcast: Jury selection begins In the first of our trial updates, 50 potential jurors are sworn in, given questionnaires and instructed in the basics of the case against Yanez. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/30/74-seconds-podcast-trial-day-one?refid=0 Tue, 30 May 2017 22:03:48 -0500 Influential DJ knew Young Rascals song would be a hit The song was inspired by the realization that musicians typically have to work on Fridays and Saturdays, so Sunday afternoons are usually the best time to get together with a sweetheart. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/30/disc-jockey-felt-young-rascals-song-would-be-a-hit?refid=0 Tue, 30 May 2017 08:56:05 -0500 NPR Kelly McEvers 'Embedded' special on police videos An NPR special by Kelly McEvers about the proliferation of videos of police encounters, and their affect on life in America, and police-community relations. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/30/embedded-police-video-impact?refid=0 Tue, 30 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Walker Art Center's sculpture garden to reopen later, following 'Scaffold' controversy The Walker Art Center is delaying the reopening of its famed sculpture garden in the wake of controversy over one of the new works. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/29/walker-delays-sculpture-garden-open-scaffold?refid=0 Mon, 29 May 2017 14:37:40 -0500 On JFK's 100th birthday, 'We Knew JFK: Unheard Stories from the Kennedy Archive' A Memorial Day remembrance of World War II Navy veteran and former President John F. Kennedy, on what would have been his 100th birthday. "We Knew JFK: Unheard Stories from the Kennedy Archive." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/29/we-knew-jfk?refid=0 Mon, 29 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Crystal police shoot man in park; BCA investigating Four Crystal officers are on standard leave after shooting an 18-year-old man in Bassett Creek Park. Authorities say the man pointed a weapon at the officers, which was later found to be an airsoft gun. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/25/crystal-police-shoot-man-in-park?refid=0 Fri, 26 May 2017 16:29:57 -0500 Twin Cities weekend traffic woes: not bad, but then comes Tuesday Just two new traffic impacts hit the Twin Cities for Memorial Day weekend. But come Tuesday, three new closures begin. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/26/weekend-traffic?refid=0 Fri, 26 May 2017 14:12:21 -0500 Sex Pistols caused a stir in Britain 40 years ago Today's Morning Edition music is from "God Save the Queen" by the Sex Pistols which was released 40 years ago this week. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/26/sex-pistols-caused-a-stir?refid=0 Fri, 26 May 2017 08:54:52 -0500 Minnesota Twins: True contender or still a pretender? The first place Minnesota Twins begin a three-game series against Tampa Bay tonight at Target Field. Fourty-three games into the season, the Twins have spent more time in first place than any other team in the American League Central. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/26/twins-improving-playing-above-expectations?refid=0 Fri, 26 May 2017 08:44:05 -0500 Wet weather breaks some records in Minnesota MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley about a recent spell of wet weather in Minnesota, with some locations breaking precipitation records. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/26/wet-weather-hits-minnesota?refid=0 Fri, 26 May 2017 08:08:45 -0500 James McGregor says one word describes the Chinese people: Ambition Duluth, Minnesota native James McGregor has lived and worked as a journalist and businessman in China for 30 years, and says one word describes the Chinese: ambition. They're all about making China great again. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/26/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Fri, 26 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500 74 Seconds podcast: 'The whole world is watching Minnesota' After Philando Castile's death, people marched, they chanted, they camped out in front of the governor's mansion. But no one was sure what would happen next. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/26/74-seconds-podcast-episode4-the-aftermath?refid=0 Fri, 26 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Soundset mystery: Will Lauryn Hill show up? Today's Morning Edition music is from the Fugees featuring lead singer Lauryn Hill with their version of "Killing Me Softly." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/25/lauryn-hill-may-show-at-soundset?refid=0 Thu, 25 May 2017 08:57:13 -0500 Fond du Lac 'Water in a Time of Climate Change' event Scientists, elders and community members from the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa spoke recently at a gathering entitled, "Water in a Time of Climate Change." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/25/water-in-time-of-climate-change?refid=0 Thu, 25 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500 74 Seconds podcast: The traffic stop What we know -- and what we don't know -- about those 74 seconds, and the Facebook video that made millions of people witnesses to Philando Castile's final moments. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/25/74-seconds-podcast-episode3-the-stop?refid=0 Thu, 25 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Appetites: What happens when you give a girl a knife? That question is answered in food writer Amy Thielen's new book. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/24/appetites-amy-thielen?refid=0 Wed, 24 May 2017 15:39:00 -0500 Former President Barack Obama speaks about courage At the JFK Presidential Library in Boston, President Obama said we need the courage to listen to one another, to seek common ground, and to embrace principled compromise. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/24/barack-obama-on-courage?refid=0 Wed, 24 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Justin Townes Earle's modern roots music A new album by Justin Townes Earle called "Kids in the Street" comes out later this week. On the track called "Champagne Corolla" he admires a woman who is driving by because of the fuel efficiency of her car. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/23/justin-townes-earle-modern-roots-music?refid=0 Tue, 23 May 2017 08:58:41 -0500 Jane Goodall on resilience of nature and the indomitable human spirit Jane Goodall wonders why humans, such intellectual creatures, would destroy our only home. But says she has hope for the future because of the enthusiasm of young people, the resilience of nature and the indomitable human spirit. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/23/jane-goodall-on-resilience?refid=0 Tue, 23 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500 74 Seconds podcast: An officer charged When he pulled over Philando Castile, Jeronimo Yanez was working the night shift, patrolling three small Twin Cities suburbs. His law enforcement career was largely unremarkable. Now, he's about to go on trial. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/23/74-seconds-podcast-episode2-police-officer-jeronimo-yanez?refid=0 Tue, 23 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Elvis co-wrote his hit 'All Shook Up' The song was No. 1 on the Billboard pop chart 60 years ago. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/22/elvis-wrote-all-shook-up?refid=0 Mon, 22 May 2017 09:01:08 -0500 What happens if there's no deal at the Capitol? With time running out before the Legislature must adjourn, top legislative leaders and the governor seem unable to reach agreement on a new two-year budget to keep Minnesota's government functioning. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/22/politics-what-if-legislature?refid=0 Mon, 22 May 2017 04:50:26 -0500 74 Seconds podcast: Who was Philando Castile? In the first episode of MPR News' new podcast, meet Philando Castile, the elementary school cafeteria worker whose name became a chant and whose face became a symbol. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/22/74-seconds-podcast-episode1-philando-castile?refid=0 Mon, 22 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Coming soon: '74 Seconds,' a podcast about the trial of Jeronimo Yanez Reporters from MPR News will follow the case from the traffic stop last summer when Philando Castile died to the courtroom where Jeronimo Yanez is set to go on trial. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/19/74-seconds-podcast-castile-yanez-coming-soon?refid=0 Fri, 19 May 2017 18:41:00 -0500 Minnesota court confirms 6 Prince heirs, no will A Minnesota court has determined that Prince's six siblings are the lawful heirs to his fortune and that the Minnesota music icon left no will before his death last year. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/19/prince-estate-minnesota-court-confirms-6-heirs-no-will?refid=0 Fri, 19 May 2017 11:00:16 -0500 Elephant-strength opioid blamed for 5 more Minn. overdose deaths The overdoses brought total carfentanil-related deaths to 10, Hennepin County authorities said Friday. New to the state, carfentanil is 10,000 times more potent than morphine and used as a tranquilizer for elephants and other large animals. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/19/elephant-strength-opioid-blamed-for-5-more-minn-deaths?refid=0 Fri, 19 May 2017 10:09:49 -0500 Elvis Costello's 'Alison' inspired by a real woman In a 2015 autobiography, he explained that he wrote the song "after seeing a beautiful checkout girl at the local supermarket. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/19/elvis-costello-alison-based-on-a-real-person?refid=0 Fri, 19 May 2017 08:58:14 -0500 Sinker: 'Lynx fans have real reason to feel good about things so far' The Minnesota Lynx will strive to remain undefeated when they take on the Wings in Dallas on Saturday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/19/minnesota-lynx-2-0?refid=0 Fri, 19 May 2017 08:42:28 -0500 Mondale and Durenberger: 'When Politics was Not a Blood Sport' Former Vice President Walter Mondale and former U.S. Senator David Durenberger talk about the need to restore civility in politics and seek the common good. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/19/walter-mondale-david-durenberger?refid=0 Fri, 19 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500 New law ends worry over Minn. driver's licenses, boarding planes Gov. Mark Dayton's signature on a bill Thursday means Minnesota driver's licenses and identification cards will comply with federal security standards. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/18/minnesota-drivers-licenses-plane-boarding-worries-over?refid=0 Thu, 18 May 2017 11:26:35 -0500 Minnesota April jobless rate steady at 3.8 percent; 15K jobs added The monthly jobs gain was the biggest in nearly four years, state officials said. However, Minnesota's one-year job growth rate was slower than the nation's. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/18/minnesota-april-jobless-rate-steady-3-8-percent?refid=0 Thu, 18 May 2017 10:21:45 -0500 Chastity Brown out with new album "Silhouette of Sirens" is out Friday. A release party will be held at the Fitzgerald Theater on June 2. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/18/chastity-brown-new-album?refid=0 Thu, 18 May 2017 08:55:04 -0500 Big league dreaming: Here's who's made it from St. Paul Saints to MLB St. Paul Saints players prepping for the team's 25th season home opener today know it's a long way from Lowertown to Major League Baseball. Twenty players, though, have made it to the big league after playing for the Saints. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/18/stpaul-saints-baseball-players-who-made-it-to-mlb?refid=0 Thu, 18 May 2017 04:00:00 -0500 NYT Frank Bruni on 'Media in the Age of Misinformation' New York Times opinion columnist Frank Bruni says the limitless variety of media options is allowing Americans to live in a "customized cocoon" of news and this is a threat to our democracy. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/18/frank-bruni-westminster-forum?refid=0 Thu, 18 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Appetites: Is craft beer the new wine? Breweries are pushing into new markets with more complex, ambitious beers. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/17/appetites-beer-wine-sour-new-markets?refid=0 Wed, 17 May 2017 19:18:08 -0500 Considering 'America First' before Trump's first foreign trip President Trump will visit Saudi Arabia, Israel, Brussels and the Vatican on his first trip abroad. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/17/president-trumps-first-trip-abroad?refid=0 Wed, 17 May 2017 11:30:26 -0500 The Supremes hit No. 1 with 'The Happening' before changing their name The group became Diana Ross and the Supremes. The song was also the last single released while founding member Florence Ballard was part of the group. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/17/supremes-last-hit-before-changing-their-name?refid=0 Wed, 17 May 2017 08:56:41 -0500 IQ2 debate: Will video games make us smarter? Some people say video games teach valuable skills and improve problem-solving ability. Others say the multi-billion dollar gaming industry desensitizes its users to violence and encourages anti-social behavior. The Intelligence Squared debate motion is: "Video games will make us smarter." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/17/video-games-make-us-smarter?refid=0 Wed, 17 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500 One dead, dozens injured after tornado hits trailer park in western Wisconsin Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald says one man has died, and and estimated 25 others were injured in an area between Cameron and Chetek. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/16/tornado-hits-trailer-park-near-chetek-in-western-wisconsin?refid=0 Tue, 16 May 2017 19:41:30 -0500 Report: Medical marijuana aiding most Minnesota patients "Minnesota's approach is providing many people with substantial benefits, minimal side effects and no serious adverse events," the state Health Department said Tuesday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/16/medical-cannabis-aided-minnesota-patients-first-year?refid=0 Tue, 16 May 2017 12:12:00 -0500 'Frankie' featured in TV documentary series 'American Epic' The three-part documentary series debuts Tuesday night on PBS. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/16/frankie-featured-documentary-series-american-epic?refid=0 Tue, 16 May 2017 08:07:36 -0500 Louise Erdrich's '94 novel was an early story on big-time casinos MPR News has followed the career of Erdrich since 1984 when she published her first novel, "Love Medicine." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/16/history-louise-erdirch-bingo-palace?refid=0 Tue, 16 May 2017 04:00:00 -0500 Former Minn. Supreme Court Justice Alan Page on life, education, football and the law Former Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Alan Page was the first African-American on Minnesota's high court. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/16/gary-eichten-and-alan-page?refid=0 Tue, 16 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Unreleased songs by Prince to appear on deluxe edition of 'Purple Rain' That re-issue is scheduled to come out on June 23. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/15/roadhouse-garden-unreleased-prince-song?refid=0 Mon, 15 May 2017 08:01:50 -0500 Russia: friend, foe or ??? Two Russia experts explore answers to the question, "Is Russia a friend, foe, or something else?" They say the challenges in the U.S.-Russia relationship are acute, the potential for miscommunication is rising, and the stakes are high. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/15/russia-friend-or-foe?refid=0 Mon, 15 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Can you catch a walleye in the Twin Cities? You betcha Minnesota's fishing season is underway, and much of the attention turns to the hot spots for anglers in greater Minnesota, but a growing number of people are fishing on smaller lakes in the Twin Cities metro. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/13/can-you-catch-a-walleye-in-the-twin-cities-you-betcha?refid=0 Sat, 13 May 2017 16:34:57 -0500 9/11 Commission lawyer on probes, power and Trump Minnesota native Michael Hurley led CIA and U.S. Special Forces in Afghanistan right after 9/11 and was senior counsel on the 9/11 Commission. He spoke with MPR News on the challenges of government investigating itself. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/12/911-commission-lawyer-on-probes-trump-truth?refid=0 Fri, 12 May 2017 17:19:00 -0500 I-94 work tops Twin Cities weekend road hassles list Trying to get out of the metro area this weekend for the fishing opener and or Mother's Day? Take it slow. Here's a guide to MnDOT's lane and road closures. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/12/i94-work-tops-twin-cities-weekend-road-hassles-list?refid=0 Fri, 12 May 2017 14:18:09 -0500 How Chance the Rapper is giving back to his hometown Chance will be performing at a sold-out show Friday night at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/12/chance-the-rapper-in-saint-paul?refid=0 Fri, 12 May 2017 08:56:33 -0500 Sinker: Gophers softball team having an 'extraordinary' season On Friday morning, the University of Minnesota women's softball team takes on Northwestern in the Big Ten tournament. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/12/gopher-softball-team-extraordinary-season?refid=0 Fri, 12 May 2017 08:45:35 -0500 The weather forecast for the fishing opener: Just terrific University of Minnesota climatologist Mark Seeley also says the weather has recently shaped up for farmers and gardeners to get into the fields and gardens to plant. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/12/fishing-opener-weather-looks-great?refid=0 Fri, 12 May 2017 08:12:59 -0500 La Santa Cecilia on NPR's First Listen The group's new album will be released Friday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/11/la-santa-cecilia-featured-on-first-listen?refid=0 Thu, 11 May 2017 08:57:19 -0500 Thread Book Hour: Kao Kalia Yang Award-winning author Kao Kalia Yang speaks about her books and the Hmong experience in Minnesota. Her book, "The Song Poet: A Memoir of My Father" won a 2017 Minnesota Book Award and was a 2017 National Book Award finalist. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/11/thread-hour-kao-kalia-yang?refid=0 Thu, 11 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500 The creative economy in Duluth's craft district Chris Farrell's "Conversations on the Creative Economy" series comes this time from Duluth, featuring three people who founded small businesses in Duluth. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/12/chris-farrell-on-creative-economy?refid=0 Thu, 11 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Health care worker sickened with measles was vaccinated As the number of measles cases ticked up by 1, the Children's Minnesota health system acknowledged a vaccinated clinical care was among the three infected adults in the current outbreak. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/10/health-care-worker-sickened-with-measles-was-vaccinated?refid=0 Wed, 10 May 2017 17:27:38 -0500 St. Olaf College president: Racist note was a hoax A racist note that rocked St. Olaf College was a fabrication written by a student apparently to draw attention to campus climate concerns, the college said Wednesday, adding other incidents remain under investigation. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/10/racist-note-hoax-st-olaf-college-president-says?refid=0 Wed, 10 May 2017 17:02:21 -0500 MN health chief: $5M needed now to stem measles, other outbreaks The state's health commissioner wants lawmakers to build a $5 million emergency fund into their final budget deal to help fight measles, tuberculosis and syphilis outbreaks that are straining the state's public health system. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/10/mn-to-seek-5-milion-emergency-aid-measles-outbreak?refid=0 Wed, 10 May 2017 10:07:08 -0500 The Suburbs to play as part of MPR 50th anniversary celebration in Mankato MPR is at the Kato Ballroom Wednesday as part of its 50th anniversary programming. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/10/suburbs-to-play-at-mpr-50-celebration-in-mankato?refid=0 Wed, 10 May 2017 09:03:41 -0500 Economist says early childhood education spending has big payoff Economist Arthur Rolnick says we're under-investing in our most vulnerable kids, and that paying for early childhood programs is not just morally right, it's economically smart. Rolnick believes it's the very best public investment we can make. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/10/arthur-rolnick-early-childhood-ed-pays-off?refid=0 Wed, 10 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500 When Frank and Nancy Sinatra topped the charts "Somethin' Stupid" was the first and only duet by a father and daughter to top the charts. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/09/when-frank-nancy-sintra-topped-charts?refid=0 Tue, 09 May 2017 08:55:49 -0500 Hmong farmers adapted to cold climate, unwelcoming people and thrived While Hmong farmers have found a great deal of success in farmers markets around Minnesota today, in the 1980s many struggled with learning American farming techniques and were greeted with opposition in the rural community they tried to make home. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/09/hmong-farmers-in-minnesota-in-the-1980s?refid=0 Tue, 09 May 2017 04:00:00 -0500 A civil conversation on politics, race, religion and character Cornel West calls for a commitment to what he calls "soul craft." Ross Douthat says we need to live our lives courageously without falling into a "palsy of anxiety and victimization" when bravery and heroism are called for. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/09/cornel-west-and-ross-douthat?refid=0 Tue, 09 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Allina restricting kid hospital visits amid measles outbreak Allina Health said Monday it doesn't want kids under 5 to come to its hospitals and clinics unless they need medical care. The move is an attempt to keep the measles outbreak at bay. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/08/allina-curbs-kid-hospital-visits-amid-measles-concerns?refid=0 Mon, 08 May 2017 10:47:58 -0500 The Eagles' Henley says 'Hotel California' isn't about a real place Don Henley says it's actually "about the dark underbelly of the American dream and about excess in America." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/08/hotel-california-not-about-a-physical-place?refid=0 Mon, 08 May 2017 08:56:20 -0500 A music festival for 'when words end' Violinist Pekka Kuusisto will perform this weekend at a St. Paul Chamber Orchestra event named for the Finnish composer Sibelius. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/05/pekka-kuusisto-where-words-end-festival-spco?refid=0 Fri, 05 May 2017 15:44:11 -0500 How your members of Congress voted on the health care bill In a House vote yesterday that pushed through a repeal of much of President Barack Obama's health care law, Minnesota representatives voted along party lines. Here's what they had to say about their votes, and the new legislation. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/05/how-your-house-representatives-vote-don-the-health-care-bill?refid=0 Fri, 05 May 2017 11:58:05 -0500 Book your summer: 13 great picks for young readers A librarian, a bookseller and an 11-year-old bookworm share their favorite reads of the moment, from picture books to young adult novels. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/05/kids-books-picks?refid=0 Fri, 05 May 2017 08:55:13 -0500 Twins beating expectations, so far The Minnesota Twins begin a three-game series against the Red Sox tonight at Target Field. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/05/twins-exceeding-expectations-so-far?refid=0 Fri, 05 May 2017 08:41:58 -0500 Suicide Commandos out with first new album since 1979 In the 1970s the Suicide Commandos were influential trailblazers in the Minnesota punk scene. They broke up in 1979 and until now have only come together for occasional reunion shows. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/05/suicide-commandos-out-with-new-album?refid=0 Fri, 05 May 2017 08:06:21 -0500 The rise of populism and the threat to the EU and NATO Timothy Garton Ash of Oxford and Steve Erlanger of the New York Times explore the prospects for a united Europe in the face of a wave of nationalism and populism, internal divisions and the struggle to integrate nineteen diverse economies. Can the EU and NATO survive? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/05/eu-trouble-in-paradise?refid=0 Fri, 05 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500 BCA agent identified in shooting after manhunt The 49-year-old suspect was taken to a hospital, after he was caught. He is believed to be involved in a death of a woman in Crookston, Minn. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/04/bloomington-police-search?refid=0 Thu, 04 May 2017 19:14:00 -0500 Report: Kars4Kids raised $3M in Minn. but spent little on kids here The New Jersey-based charity with the well-known radio jingle overstates its charitable work, Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson said Thursday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/04/kars4kids-raised-millions-spent-little-minn-ag-says?refid=0 Thu, 04 May 2017 14:29:36 -0500 Minnesota measles outbreak spreads to Crow Wing County Minnesota's now dealing with 41 confirmed cases of measles, and more cases are likely, state health authorities said Thursday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/04/minnesota-measles-outbreak-spreads-to-crow-wing-county?refid=0 Thu, 04 May 2017 11:42:57 -0500 Franken says 'terrible' GOP health care bill won't pass Senate The bill is a bipartisan creation, which has both Democrats and Republicans claiming victory. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/04/senator-franken-budget-health-care?refid=0 Thu, 04 May 2017 08:09:53 -0500 Richard Haass at Westminster Town Hall Forum A broadcast from the Westminster Town Hall Forum featuring diplomat Richard Haass, the president of the Council on Foreign Relations. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/04/richard-haass-westminster-forum?refid=0 Thu, 04 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Kinky Friedman and Willie Nelson redo a Nelson oldie "Bloody Mary Morning" appears on Friedman's latest album. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/03/kinky-friedman-willie-nelson-redo-nelson-oldie?refid=0 Wed, 03 May 2017 09:00:21 -0500 Mayo searching for way to screen for multiple kinds of cancer at once Two research teams at the Mayo Clinic are working on parallel efforts to develop a simpler way to screen for multiple kinds of cancer. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/03/mayo-searching-screening-multiple-cancers-at-once?refid=0 Wed, 03 May 2017 07:48:44 -0500 Former CDC chief says we're losing focus on public health priorities Dr. Julie Gerberding says there's a lot of consensus about how to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. We know what to do, but we don't do it. She thinks "alternative facts", and the dominance of social media are partly to blame. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/03/gerberding-on-pandemics-and-priorities?refid=0 Wed, 03 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500 St. Olaf president says intensive effort underway to find people behind racist messages David Anderson says the investigation is generating leads and that he's "optimistic" they'll catch the perpetrator, or perpetrators. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/02/saint-olaf-president-on-racism-on-campus?refid=0 Tue, 02 May 2017 08:44:52 -0500 Rep. Omar disappointed state money to fight measles in Somali-American community denied On Monday, state Rep. Ilhan Omar introduced an emergency bill to secure $500,000 to help curb the outbreak. That effort failed in the house, in part because those funds wouldn't be available for weeks. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/02/somali-lawmaker-pushing-for-measles-funding?refid=0 Tue, 02 May 2017 07:59:29 -0500 'I make the decisions,' said '80s Mpls. police chief One of the more colorful and controversial public figures we have covered over the last 50 years is former Minneapolis police chief Tony Bouza, who led the department from 1980 to 1989. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/02/history-minneapolis-police-tony-bouza?refid=0 Tue, 02 May 2017 04:00:00 -0500 Mental health and the criminal justice system: Can Minnesota do better? Sue Abderholden of the National Alliance on Mental Illness/Minnesota, Corrections Commissioner Tom Roy, and Dr. Eduardo Colon of HCMC suggest various ways Minnesota can do better, through early diagnosis and effective treatment, better crisis intervention, reducing stigma, and providing transitional help. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/02/mental-health-criminal-justice-system?refid=0 Tue, 02 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500 See it: Minnesota Zoo's new Amur tiger cub April didn't go out like a lamb, and May began with a tiger. The Minnesota Zoo on Monday announced the birth of an endangered female Amur tiger cub. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/01/minnesota-zoo-amur-tiger-birth?refid=0 Mon, 01 May 2017 15:19:10 -0500 DNR warns Minnesota dog owners of disease spread by raccoons Minnesota is seeing a rising number of cases of canine distemper contracted by dogs and spread by raccoons, state conservation officials said Monday. Here's how to keep your pet safe. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/01/dnr-warns-minn-dog-owners-disease-spread-raccoons?refid=0 Mon, 01 May 2017 12:09:01 -0500 Newseum event explores politics of climate change A panel discussion was held at the Newseum on the day of the People's Climate Movement March in Washington. They discussed the politics of climate change in Washington DC today. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/01/newseum-panel-on-climate-change?refid=0 Mon, 01 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Students protest racist threats at St. Olaf, plan campus boycott A student reported receiving a threatening note left on her car. The note used a racial slur and read, "I am so glad you are leaving soon." Other students have reportedly found similar notes on their cars in recent weeks. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/30/students-protest-racist-threats-at-st-olaf-plan-campus-boycott?refid=0 Sun, 30 Apr 2017 14:55:09 -0500 3 counties now hit by measles outbreak; 32 cases confirmed Health officials on Friday confirmed the first case of measles in Ramsey County for the current outbreak. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/28/3-counties-now-hit-by-measles-outbreak-32-cases-confirmed?refid=0 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:16:04 -0500 The Jam was popular in the UK and with critics in the U.S. Saturday is the 40th anniversary of their first single, "In the City." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/28/the-jam-saw-critical-success-in-america?refid=0 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:55:27 -0500 After no first-round pick, Vikings eye talent in the second and beyond The Minnesota Vikings get their first chance to select players in this year's NFL draft when the second round begins Friday night. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/28/vikings-eyeing-draft-talent?refid=0 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:45:29 -0500 Louis Johnston and Chris Farrell on the economy under Trump MPR's Gary Eichten asks economists Louis Johnston and Chris Farrell to size up the condition of the economy at the 100 day point in the Trump administration. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/28/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Measles outbreak at 29 cases, spreads to Stearns Before a new case was confirmed in Stearns County, the outbreak had been confined to Hennepin County. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/27/measles-outbreak-29-cases-spreads-stearns-county?refid=0 Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:49:20 -0500 Minnesota State Fair adds Usher to grandstand lineup Here's the full list of performers slated for the Great Minnesota Get-Together. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/27/state-fair-music-lineup?refid=0 Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:20:40 -0500 How Trump's tax plan could affect Minnesota companies It's Congress's turn to respond to President Trump's tax proposal that calls for tax cuts across the board. It's short on details, but one item that potentially has bipartisan support is lowering the corporate tax rate. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/27/how-trumps-tax-plan-could-affect-mn-companies?refid=0 Thu, 27 Apr 2017 08:38:09 -0500 Demme directed iconic rock film with the Talking Heads Demme died Wednesday at the age of 73. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/27/demme-directed-talking-heads-movie?refid=0 Thu, 27 Apr 2017 08:10:37 -0500 GOP state Rep. Matt Dean announces run for governor He said that as governor, he would focus on improving conditions for working Minnesotans. He also said dismantling MNsure would among his top priorities. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/27/matt-dean-announces-run-governor?refid=0 Thu, 27 Apr 2017 07:43:48 -0500 Big Lake OKs yearbook photo of trapshooting team with guns Team members had initially been told the yearbook photo would not be included because of the school's policy against against showing firearms in photos. Some parents were considering bringing the issue to the school board. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/27/trapshooting-team-photo-showing-guns-nixed-from-yearbook?refid=0 Thu, 27 Apr 2017 06:52:25 -0500 Climate change means too much water for some, too little for others This APM Reports documentary explores some of the most salient problems and solutions regarding water by visiting two countries where water issues are critical: India and Israel. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/27/apm-reports-thirsty-planet?refid=0 Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Scarsella gets 15 years for shooting 5 at Jamar Clark protest "I don't believe for a second you wore a mask that night because it was cold," the judge told Allen Scarsella as she sentenced him for shooting five black men protesting the 2015 police killing of Jamar Clark. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/26/jamar-clark-protest-shooter-scarsella-gets-15-years?refid=0 Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:58:33 -0500 Happy birthday to Replacements' Chris Mars Mars left the band in 1990 and released several solo albums, before dropping out of the industry to devote himself full time to painting. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/26/chris-mars-celebrates-birthday?refid=0 Wed, 26 Apr 2017 08:56:26 -0500 How we got into a nuclear standoff with an impoverished dictatorship A look at the possibilities of diplomacy and the sobering military problem of a nuclear-armed North Korea. Experts say the options are complicated and the consequences are great. Three experienced foreign policy pros share some insights. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/26/north-korea-nuclear-standoff?refid=0 Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Taking thyroid meds? You might just be tired A new study has found that a commonly prescribed drug for hypothyroidism symptoms isn't effective. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/25/hallberg-thyroid-medication?refid=0 Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:35:00 -0500 History professor says Russia is gaining influence Over the years one of the more interesting experts MPR has featured on our airwaves is Nick Hayes, a history professor at the College of St. Benedict and St. John's University. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/25/russia-influence-gaining?refid=0 Tue, 25 Apr 2017 10:42:29 -0500 Music from monks and students at St. John's University Music is big at St. John's University. Singing has been an integral part of the monastic life since its earliest days. And that tradition continues on the campus with the Gregorian Chant Schola of Saint John's Abbey and University. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/25/scholatwo-music?refid=0 Tue, 25 Apr 2017 10:40:08 -0500 St. John's University president declares MPR Day St. John's University President Michael Hemesath has declared April 25, 2017 MPR Day on campus. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/25/saint-johns-president-declares-mpr-day?refid=0 Tue, 25 Apr 2017 10:34:44 -0500 Students of color look toward the future in Stearns County Stearns County where MPR began 50 years ago is 94 percent white, but that's changing faster than the rest of the state. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/25/demographics-changing-in-stearns-county?refid=0 Tue, 25 Apr 2017 10:27:46 -0500 The history of where MPR began The bells atop the Abbey and University Church ring throughout the day on the St. John's campus. The church, which is a striking structure built out of reinforced concrete, has been the centerpiece of the campus since it was completed in 1961. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/25/history-of-saint-johns-area?refid=0 Tue, 25 Apr 2017 10:23:23 -0500 The pub named for a very popular monk William Borgerding was such a popular fixture at Saint John's that the university decided it would name a bar for him. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/25/saint-johns-brother-willies-pub?refid=0 Tue, 25 Apr 2017 09:30:00 -0500 Communist Daughter members met at Saint John's pub Two members of the band, Adam Switlick and Johnny Solomon, met at Brother Willie's. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/25/communist-daughter-met-at-saint-johns?refid=0 Tue, 25 Apr 2017 09:13:50 -0500 Thread Book Hour: David Grann on 'Killers of the Flower Moon' In "Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI," David Grann tells a gripping tale of greed, prejudice, and callousness. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/25/david-grann-thread-book-hour?refid=0 Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Minneapolis Mayor Hodges: I was sexually abused as a child Mayor Betsy Hodges used "Break the Silence Day" to say publicly on Monday she was abused by "adults unrelated to me for many years," starting when she was 8 years old. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/24/minneapolis-mayor-hodges-i-was-sexually-abused-as-a-child-?refid=0 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:43:00 -0500 Hennepin County measles outbreak jumps to 20 kids State health officials are asking parents and health care providers to be vigilant for symptoms now that 20 cases of measles have been confirmed among children in Minnesota's Somali community. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/24/measles-cases-jump-to-20-kids-hennepin-county?refid=0 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:50:48 -0500 Streisand rebelled by dropping an 'A' from her name A 1967 biography reports that "the spelling of her first name is an instance of partial rebellion: she was advised to change her last name and retaliated by dropping an "a" from the first instead." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/24/barbra-streisand-dropped-a-letter-from-first-name?refid=0 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 08:56:20 -0500 The early days at MPR: When music and news shared a call sign In celebration of MPR's 50th anniversary, here's a taste of how the news was presented on Minnesota Public Radio when we were just starting out. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/24/early-days-at-mpr?refid=0 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 04:00:00 -0500 Holocaust Remembrance Day: Elie Wiesel on what makes us moral On Holocaust Remembrance Day, the words of the late Elie Wiesel, the Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize winner who remained firm in his belief that we simply cannot be indifferent to the suffering of others. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/24/elie-wiesel-holocaust-remembrance-day?refid=0 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500 How to be less of a jerk to the environment Earth Day is Saturday, so MPR News' digital team asked our environment reporters for some simple tips on how we can be better to the planet. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/21/earth-day-tips?refid=0 Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:39:00 -0500 The Revolution to deejay on The Current on 'Prince Day' At 4 p.m. on our sister station The Current, members of the Revolution will become the DJs for an hour, introducing their favorite Prince songs in a special Theft of the Dial segment. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/21/the-revolution-the-current-prince-day?refid=0 Fri, 21 Apr 2017 08:56:43 -0500 Minnesota Wild return home, looking for momentum in playoffs The Wild trail the Blues 3-1 in that best-of-seven series. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/21/minnesota-wild-still-down-to-the-blues?refid=0 Fri, 21 Apr 2017 08:45:07 -0500 Northern and western Minnesota are dry while the south is wet It's having an impact on farmers, some of whom are itching to get going on planting. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/21/minnesota-unusually-wet-or-dry-depending-on-location?refid=0 Fri, 21 Apr 2017 08:02:47 -0500 Jane Goodall on resilience of nature and the indomitable human spirit Jane Goodall wonders why humans, such intellectual creatures, would destroy our only home. But says she has hope for the future because of the enthusiasm of young people, the resilience of nature and the indomitable human spirit. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/21/jane-goodall?refid=0 Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Slow ride: Here's MnDOT's newest map of Twin Cities traffic woes A week after unveiling its $1 billion summer road work plan, MnDOT on Thursday offered a more detailed look at some immediate hassles metro area drivers will face, starting Monday. Take a look. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/20/mndot-twin-cities-weekend-road-hassles?refid=0 Thu, 20 Apr 2017 17:07:45 -0500 Appetites: The Chicago burger that's shaking up Twin Cities dining A simple cheeseburger from Au Cheval restaurant is pushing the local burger scene back to its basics. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/20/appetites-au-cheval-burger?refid=0 Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:06:13 -0500 Gonorrhea, syphilis, drug-related infections jumped last year in Minn. Minnesota's health commissioner called the rise in sexually transmitted diseases "alarming" and warned of a trend in STD cases among drug users, particularly those using heroin, prescription opiates and methamphetamine. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/20/minnesota-gonorrhea-syphilis-drug-related-infections-up?refid=0 Thu, 20 Apr 2017 11:33:50 -0500 Minnesota jobless rate dips to 3.8 percent in March; 5,300 jobs added The state's unemployment rate remained significantly below the national jobless rate. And for the first time in more than two years, its 1-year job growth rate also outpaced the nation. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/20/minnesota-unemployment-rate-dips-in-march?refid=0 Thu, 20 Apr 2017 10:24:13 -0500 Prince protege Shelby J out with new music She'll be performing Thursday night at the Dakota Jazz Club in Minneapolis. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/20/prince-protege-sheila-j-new-music?refid=0 Thu, 20 Apr 2017 07:22:25 -0500 BCA: Man killed in Ramsey Co. police shooting had disarmed deputy A confrontation on Sunday between Darren Robert Jahnke and sheriff's deputies in an RV in Vadnais Heights ended after Jahnke disarmed a deputy and another deputy fired, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension said Thursday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/20/authorities-say-man-killed-by-deputy-disarmed-another-officer?refid=0 Thu, 20 Apr 2017 07:14:31 -0500 Washington Post reporter calls Trump-Russia story 'astonishing' Longtime reporter Tom Hamburger says the Trump-Russia story is astonishing, and unlike anything he's covered before. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/20/tom-hamburgeron-trump-russia?refid=0 Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Comedy show aims to make it easier to talk about death Few of us like to talk about death and dying, but a comedy show in the Twin Cities is trying to make that conversation easier. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/19/comedy-show-aims-to-make-it-easier-to-talk-about-death?refid=0 Wed, 19 Apr 2017 08:26:49 -0500 100 years later: What America learned in WWI "The War That Changed Us - Songs and Stories of World War I America," is a show created by Minnesota musician and writer Dan Chouinard, featuring an all-star cast of local performers. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/19/the-war-that-changed-us?refid=0 Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Lawmakers return from break with much to do about a lot of things There are five weeks to go before the Minnesota Legislature reaches its constitutional deadline for adjourning the session. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/18/state-lawmakers-back-at-capitol?refid=0 Tue, 18 Apr 2017 08:19:52 -0500 Health officials confirm 9th measles case in Hennepin County outbreak They all involve young children and none of them were vaccinated against the disease. A health official believes there will be additional cases. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/18/health-department-addressing-measles-outbreak?refid=0 Tue, 18 Apr 2017 08:17:07 -0500 Prince's suit from 'Purple Rain' on exhibit again It's part of a special Prince exhibit that will only be up through Sunday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/18/prince-display-back-up-at-historical-society?refid=0 Tue, 18 Apr 2017 08:11:56 -0500 100 years ago: Music and movements from WWI America "The War That Changed Us - Songs and Stories of World War I America," is a show created by Minnesota musician and writer Dan Chouinard, featuring an all-star cast of local performers. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/18/wwi-the-war-that-changed-us?refid=0 Tue, 18 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500 1 dead after shooting in St. Paul The shooting was the first of two incidents of gunfire in St. Paul on Monday, and it marks the city's ninth homicide of the year. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/17/green-line-shots-report?refid=0 Mon, 17 Apr 2017 17:11:04 -0500 Watch: 4-year-old covers Messersmith's 'Everybody Gets a Kitten' and it's too cute The singer/songwriter encouraged fans to record themselves performing music from "11 Obscenely Optimistic Songs for Ukulele" and then post the videos on YouTube. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/17/jeremy-messersmith-everybody-gets-a-kitten-cover?refid=0 Mon, 17 Apr 2017 09:03:41 -0500 ABBA's 'Dancing Queen' topped charts 40 years ago It's the only ABBA song to ever top the charts in the United States. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/13/abbas-dancing-queen-tops-charts-40-years-ago-today?refid=0 Mon, 17 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500 A story half told: Looking at the genocide in Cambodia 42 years later MPR's Greg Barron reported from the refugee camps on the Thai-Cambodia border and produced a 1979 documentary titled, "Trampled Grass." He revisits that story in his new documentary, "Follow the Moon." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/17/follow-the-moon-cambodia-documentary?refid=0 Mon, 17 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500 United Way faces $6 million shortfall for some programs Despite the organization exceeding its fundraising goal by $2.2 million, many donations were specified to certain nonprofits. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/14/united-way-funding?refid=0 Fri, 14 Apr 2017 17:34:52 -0500 Authorities to unseal search warrants in Prince death inquiry The documents are set to be made public on Monday, Carver County officials said Friday. The investigation into the Minnesota music icon's death continues. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/14/prince-death-investigation-documents-release?refid=0 Fri, 14 Apr 2017 12:10:26 -0500 Minnesota Wild face off against St. Louis in second game of series The Minnesota Wild face off again against the St. Louis Blues tonight for the playoffs. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/14/minnesota-wild-face-off-against-st-louis-in-second-game-of-series?refid=0 Fri, 14 Apr 2017 08:51:44 -0500 Finnegans CEO and co-founder talks turning beer into food Jacquie Berglund, the co-founder and CEO of Finnegans beer is Chris Farrell's guest for his series, "Conversations on the Creative Economy." Part of the company's mission is to help people in need. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/14/jacquie-berglund-finnegans-beer?refid=0 Fri, 14 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500 MPR names St. Paul headquarters for founder Bill Kling The downtown St. Paul complex will be called the Kling Public Media Center. The move is timed to MPR's 50th anniversary. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/13/mpr-names-st-paul-headquarters-for-founder-bill-kling?refid=0 Thu, 13 Apr 2017 14:29:15 -0500 Orange cone season: MnDOT unveils $1B in 2017 road projects State transportation officials rolled out their big list of Minnesota seasonal road and bridge construction projects on Thursday and pleaded for patience amid lane closures and detours. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/13/minnesota-2017-road-construction-projects-unveiled?refid=0 Thu, 13 Apr 2017 11:52:54 -0500 Experts debate: Does Walmart help or hurt America's economy? Walmart is the country's largest private-sector employer. Does the big-box retailer push out small businesses and use cheap foreign labor? Or does it provide lots of American jobs and sell affordable goods to consumers? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/13/iq2-is-walmart-good-for-america?refid=0 Thu, 13 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500 John Warren Geils of The J. Geils Band dies at 71 Today's Morning Edition music is from the J. Geils band with "Hard Drivin' Man" from their 1972 live album "Full House." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/12/j-geils-dies?refid=0 Wed, 12 Apr 2017 10:46:54 -0500 Wild and Boudreau hope to put past playoff angst behind them The Wild enter the postseason after compiling the best regular season record in franchise history. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/12/minnesota-wild-start-playoffs?refid=0 Wed, 12 Apr 2017 09:00:55 -0500 In rural Wisconsin, researcher found roots of Trump's revolution Professor Katherine Cramer heard rural voices saying, "we are not getting our fair share" of attention, resources and respect. It was fertile political ground for someone like Donald Trump. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/12/politics-of-rural-resentment?refid=0 Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Listen: What the 'princess effect' means for young women Marketing campaigns have the so-called 'princess market' down to a science, but what's the science behind how that shapes the behavior of young girls? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/11/the-princess-effect?refid=0 Tue, 11 Apr 2017 14:32:44 -0500 Child abuse reports jump dramatically in Minnesota Nearly 40,000 children were suspected of being abused or neglected in 2016, 25 percent more than 2015, state officials said Tuesday in a worrisome report that also noted a huge jump in maltreatment investigations. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/11/child-abuse-reports-jump-dramatically-minnesota?refid=0 Tue, 11 Apr 2017 11:30:04 -0500 Turtles wanted to be Tyrtles but record company said no It was an effort to emulate the creatively-spelled animal band names like the Beatles and the Byrds. However, the record company thought that was a bit too cute and told them to switch to the conventional spelling. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/11/turtles-not-the-tyrtles-hit-number-one?refid=0 Tue, 11 Apr 2017 08:55:59 -0500 Family-run Iowa newspaper takes on Big Ag, wins a Pulitzer Art Cullen's editorials challenged powerful agricultural interests for their role in polluting Iowa's water. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/11/small-iowa-paper-wins-a-pulitzer?refid=0 Tue, 11 Apr 2017 08:08:24 -0500 Rev. Otis Moss on ways to build community Rev. Otis Moss III discusses the best ways to support community advancement, civil rights, environmental justice and economic equality. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/11/otis-moss-westminster-town-hall-forum?refid=0 Tue, 11 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Paisley Park Prince4Ever tribute fence open for fans Monday is the last day that the Paisley Park lot is open to all fans who want to leave a message on the Prince4Ever tribute fence. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/10/paisley-park-prince4ever-tribute-fence-open-for-fans?refid=0 Mon, 10 Apr 2017 09:06:36 -0500 President Trump's approach to the Middle East Middle East and national security scholars analyze President Trump's approach to the multiple problems in the Middle East, including Syria, Iran, Israel and ISIS. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/10/trumps-strategy-in-middle-east?refid=0 Mon, 10 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Heads-up: Buses, not trains this weekend on parts of Blue, Green lines Metro Transit will run buses in place of trains from Friday evening until early Monday morning on stretches of Twin Cities light rail lines so it can complete scheduled maintenance. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/07/buses-not-trains-this-weekend-blue-green-lines?refid=0 Fri, 07 Apr 2017 13:37:39 -0500 Jack Klatt to play in honor of Spider John Koerner The Cactus Blossoms, Willie Murphy, Spider John himself and others will be performing at the show. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/07/jack-klatt-to-be-part-of-concert-to-honor-koerner?refid=0 Fri, 07 Apr 2017 09:01:40 -0500 Minnesota Twins see very early success The Twins are 3-0 so far this season, their best start in 10 years. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/07/minnesota-twins-see-early-succes?refid=0 Fri, 07 Apr 2017 08:50:28 -0500 Januarys starting to trend warmer than average University of Minnesota climatologist Mark Seeley also has a forecast that includes the potential for thunderstorms in southern Minnesota this weekend. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/07/januarys-getting-warmer-in-minnesota?refid=0 Fri, 07 Apr 2017 08:47:55 -0500 Dad, 2 daughters killed in St. Paul shooting; 1 suspect dead, another arrested The shooting happened around 1 a.m. Three of the victims were pronounced dead at the scene. Police say preliminary information indicates this was not a random incident. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/07/3-killed-1-injured-st-paul-shooting?refid=0 Fri, 07 Apr 2017 06:24:57 -0500 Speakers: Here's how to build trust between police, public Four guests with varying views on police-citizen relations answered questions recently in St. Paul about the divide between communities of color and the police, and to bridge the gap. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/07/the-human-potential-police-community-relations?refid=0 Fri, 07 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Merle Haggard celebrated in Nashville and Minnesota The country music legend, who died a year ago, would have turned 80 Thursday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/06/merle-haggard-celebrated-today?refid=0 Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:15:51 -0500 Spies, armed militia and suspended civil rights in WWI Minnesota In 1917, the state created the Commission on Public Safety, an all-powerful body that reported only to itself. The members suspended civil rights, set up an armed militia and created a network of spies. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/06/spies-armed-militia-and-suspended-civil-rights-in-wwi-minnesota?refid=0 Thu, 06 Apr 2017 00:14:00 -0500 The 'enemies among us' in World War I Minnesota An historian explores the social context for World War I, a time when Minnesotans cast a suspicious eye on immigrants who might be disloyal. It's a story of fear, and a story of "us versus them," from a hundred years ago. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/06/fear-of-immigrants-in-wwi-minnesota?refid=0 Thu, 06 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Appetites: Afro Deli chef wants you to dine out for Somalia Twin Cities restaurants are teaming up to raise money to support relief efforts in Somalia, which is facing a major food crisis and drought. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/05/appetites-afro-deli-chef-wants-you-to-dine-out-for-somalia?refid=0 Wed, 05 Apr 2017 17:32:52 -0500 Kathleen Ridder, philanthropist and feminist with MN ties, dies at 94 Kathleen Ridder, a native New Yorker who moved to Minnesota, was active in GOP politics and the women's rights movement. In 1998, she spoke with MPR News about her support for the Equal Rights Amendment. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/05/kathleen-ridder-dies-at-94?refid=0 Wed, 05 Apr 2017 14:09:46 -0500 Hall and Oates' 'Rich Girl' was inspired by a rich man The song is based on stories Daryl Hall heard about Victor Walker, whose father owned a chain of fast food restaurants in Chicago. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/05/rich-girl-inspired-by-rich-man?refid=0 Wed, 05 Apr 2017 08:06:50 -0500 Photos: Two brothers capture stories from the U.S.-Mexico border Twin Cities resident Yonathan Moya and his brother Jordan recently spent nine days traveling along the U.S.-Mexico border, taking pictures and talking to people along the way. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/05/photos-2-brothers-capture-stories-from-border?refid=0 Wed, 05 Apr 2017 06:30:00 -0500 The Thread Hour: Authors Molly Brodak and Paul Auster MPR's Kerri Miller interviews author Molly Brodak about her memoir, "Bandit: A Daughter's Memoir" and MPR's Euan Kerr interviews Paul Auster about his latest novel, "4 3 2 1." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/05/thread-hour-molly-brodak-and-paul-auster?refid=0 Wed, 05 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Trash talk: St. Paul vows to speed up roadside garbage cleanup St. Paul officials admit it took too long to respond to a squalid downtown site near Interstate 94. Angry residents cleaned up the site over the weekend and left the trash in bags at City Hall. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/04/stpaul-vows-faster-roadside-garbage-cleanup-homeless?refid=0 Tue, 04 Apr 2017 10:33:12 -0500 Sweden ruled against naming baby 'Metallica' 10 years ago Officials determined that Metallica was "inappropriate" because it's the name of a heavy metal band and is too closely related to the word "metal." After an international outcry, Swedish officials reversed their decision two weeks later. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/04/baby-name-metallica-rejected-in-sweden-10-years-ago?refid=0 Tue, 04 Apr 2017 08:56:53 -0500 AFL-CIO president talks best ways to create jobs AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka answers questions at the National Press Club about the best ways to create jobs, reduce income inequality and improve the economy and the lives of the working people of America. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/04/afl-cio-president-trumka-at-national-press-club?refid=0 Tue, 04 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Wrongly suspected, Wetterling neighbor explains suit against sheriff In his first broadcast interview since suing the investigators in the Jacob Wetterling case, Dan Rassier tells MPR News that authorities ruined his reputation trying to tie him to Jacob's abduction and still haven't publicly cleared him. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/03/dan-rassier-interview-wetterling?refid=0 Mon, 03 Apr 2017 16:00:09 -0500 Understanding King's complex legacy five decades later Martin Luther King Jr. remains one of the most vivid symbols of hope for racial unity in America. But that's not the way he was viewed in the last years of his life. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/03/apm-reports-kings-last-march?refid=0 Mon, 03 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Man killed in tractor accident in central Minnesota The Morrison County Sheriff's Office reported that James Nelson, 72, of Motley, was backing up a tractor when he struck a tree. He was knocked off the tractor to the ground. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/31/motley-man-dies-in-tractor-accident?refid=0 Fri, 31 Mar 2017 10:34:41 -0500 Solar storm brings the northern lights Across the northern half of Minnesota the northern lights are lighting up the sky. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/31/watching-northern-lights?refid=0 Fri, 31 Mar 2017 09:58:53 -0500 Hendrix burned his hands when he lit his guitar on fire He repeated the stunt at the Monterey Pop Festival. In 2008, the scorched Fender Stratocaster guitar that Hendrix burned that night sold for more than $450,000 at auction. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/31/hendrix-lit-his-guitar-on-fire?refid=0 Fri, 31 Mar 2017 08:56:45 -0500 Playoffs look out of reach for Twins this year The Twins open the regular season at home on Monday against Kansas City. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/31/playoffs-look-out-of-reach-for-twins?refid=0 Fri, 31 Mar 2017 08:11:02 -0500 March warmer but drier than normal March had less than normal precipitation for most of the state, but University of Minnesota climatologist Mark Seeley says that won't be much of an issue for farmers going forward. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/31/march-warmer-than-normal?refid=0 Fri, 31 Mar 2017 08:07:50 -0500 BBC in Minneapolis 'Somalis in America: A Community Under Pressure' A BBC Newshour Extra, "Somalis in America: A Community Under Pressure." An event hosted by the BBC's Owen Bennett Jones, held March 29, 2017 at Augsburg College in Minneapolis. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/31/bbc-somalis-in-america?refid=0 Fri, 31 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Club Noveau's 'Lean On Me' was No. 1 30 years ago It was the fifth song to reach the top of the charts by two different artists. Bill Withers, who wrote the song, had a No. 1 hit with it in 1972. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/30/lean-on-me-cover-number-one-30-years-ago?refid=0 Thu, 30 Mar 2017 08:56:41 -0500 Franken on why he's voting 'no' on Gorsuch "The question is, do we want him to sit on the Supreme Court? We had our hearings, and I came to the conclusion I don't want him," Franken said. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/30/franken-voting-against-gorsuch?refid=0 Thu, 30 Mar 2017 08:08:05 -0500 The real history of America's 'working class' Historian William Jones explores how the American workforce has been transformed over the past hundred years, and what "the working class" really is. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/30/history-of-americas-working-class?refid=0 Thu, 30 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Appetites: A guide to warm-weather wine The senior editor of Growler Magazine offered a guide to rose wine, broken down by region, style, taste and food pairings. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/29/appetites-rose-wine-guide?refid=0 Wed, 29 Mar 2017 17:01:34 -0500 Author: How the Mall of America could become 'as toxic and uninhabitable as Chernobyl' In his new book, "Deadliest Enemy," epidemiologist Michael Osterholm argues that we are more vulnerable to an infectious disease outbreak now than at any other time in history. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/28/books-deadliest-enemy?refid=0 Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:37:56 -0500 IQ2 debate: Is Universal Basic Income the safety net of the future? What if the government gave everyone a $600 check every month as a base level of income? Would it combat poverty and help workers in an ever-changing economy? Or would it take away the incentive to work? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/29/iq2-debate-universal-basic-income?refid=0 Wed, 29 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Lennon's unusual stamp on 'Good Morning Good Morning' John Lennon says a jingle from a Kellogg's ad inspired a song that he wrote for the Beatles. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/28/lennon-unusual-inspiration-for-song?refid=0 Tue, 28 Mar 2017 09:25:33 -0500 Immigrants share their stories, hopes for the future People from a dozen states and every corner of the world talk about how they got to America, and what they hope for. Why do people want to come here? And what are their experiences? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/28/the-response-americas-story-immigration?refid=0 Tue, 28 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500 The race for governor: Who's in, who's out Minnesota DFL Gov. Mark Dayton has announced he will not seek re-election in 2018. Here's a look at who is in the running for the open seat. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/27/who-is-in-who-is-out-minnesota-governors-race-2018?refid=0 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 11:39:06 -0500 Elvis Costello customized 'Less Than Zero' lyrics for American listeners The song is about Oswald Mosely, but when performing in America, Costello would change the lyrics so that it would be about Lee Harvey Oswald. He assumed Americans had never heard of Oswald Mosely. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/27/elvis-costello-lyrics-changed?refid=0 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 08:56:42 -0500 If you could make your own holiday, what would it celebrate? March 26 was National Make Up Your Own Holiday Day. It's an opportunity to reflect on the things in life that are worth celebrating -- whether it's the importance of voting, kindness or hairdos. Here are some ideas from members of our Public Insight Network. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/27/make-your-own-holiday?refid=0 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 08:49:41 -0500 Dylan reveals his favorite song that includes his name in the lyrics An interesting interview with the singer was posted this week on his website. He talks about his current fascination with old songs and the differences between northern and southern Minnesota. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/24/dylan-names-song-he-likes-with-his-name-in-lyrics?refid=0 Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:55:10 -0500 Minnesota Wild lose again, this time to Flyers It was their sixth loss in the last seven games. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/24/minnesota-wild-losing-again?refid=0 Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:43:50 -0500 CEOs of Minnesota's global stars There are two entities that have made Minnesota famous around the world: Mayo Clinic and Cargill. Their CEOs spoke recently about two of our most important needs: health and food. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/24/john-noseworthy-and-david-maclennan?refid=0 Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Lowry Tunnel traffic hassles expected into April One of the Twin Cities' worst traffic spots is about to get worse. Get ready for up to three weeks of lane reductions on Interstate 94 near the Lowry Tunnel in Minneapolis. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/23/lowry-tunnel-i-94-closures?refid=0 Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:27:19 -0500 Minnesota jobless rate steady at 4 percent in February The state's jobless rate remained significantly below the 4.7 national unemployment rate, but Minnesota's 12-month job growth continued to lag the nation, state officials reported Thursday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/23/minnesota-jobless-rate-steady-at-4-percent-in-february?refid=0 Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:29:57 -0500 Chuck Berry's final album to be released in June Berry, who passed away on Saturday, had been working on the album for several years. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/23/chuck-berry-song-new-album?refid=0 Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:01:10 -0500 Pfizer CEO Ian Read speaks on health care costs and reform Ian Read, the CEO of pharmaceutical giant Pfizer, speaks and answers questions at the National Press Club about prescription drug costs and health insurance reform. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/23/pfizer-ceo-at-national-press-club?refid=0 Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Local nonprofit raising funds for impending famine in Somalia UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres is warning the world that Somalia, Sudan and the Horn of Africa region are on the verge of dire famine conditions, and a local group is trying to help. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/22/minnesota-nonprofit-aids-somalia-sudan-famine?refid=0 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:08:07 -0500 On the Irish identity in modern America James Silas Rogers' new book asks: Is there still a distinct Irish identity in America? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/22/irish-american-autobiography?refid=0 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500 New York Times columnist talks Trump, news and how we protect our biases Longtime New York Times columnist Frank Bruni talks about trust in the media and how we use technology to protect our biases. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/22/frank-bruni-media-and-misinformation?refid=0 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Klobuchar, Franken question Supreme Court nominee Gorsuch On day two of Neil Gorsuch's Supreme Court confirmation hearings, Minnesota Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken were up to question the nominee. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/21/klobuchar-franken-question-supreme-court-nominee-gorsuch?refid=0 Tue, 21 Mar 2017 17:17:39 -0500 Time-lapse video of Fargo-Moorhead area fits 4 years of shots into 4 minutes It's a time-lapse video four years in the making, and it lasts about four minutes. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/21/fargo-moorhead-time-lapse-video?refid=0 Tue, 21 Mar 2017 15:36:11 -0500 Hennepin Co. on DHS list for rejecting immigrant detainer requests The Trump administration has ratcheted up pressure on sanctuary jurisdictions by publicizing the first weekly list of cities and counties that have ignored federal requests for cooperation. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/20/npr-dhs-publishes-list-of-jurisdictions-that-rejected-immigrant-detainer-requests?refid=0 Mon, 20 Mar 2017 17:08:08 -0500 Lyrics for Spice Girls hit 'Wannabe' took just 30 minutes to write The hit, about value of female friendships, was no. 1 on the U.S. pop chart 20 years ago. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/20/lyrics-spice-girls-wannabe-took-30-minutes-write?refid=0 Mon, 20 Mar 2017 09:02:35 -0500 Parting thoughts: Called to fix long-term care Dr. Robert Kane devoted his life to improving how people live as they get older. He was especially concerned with those needing long-term care. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/20/parting-thoughts-called-to-fix-longterm-care?refid=0 Mon, 20 Mar 2017 08:25:43 -0500 FBI's James Comey at House Intelligence Committee hearings Hear FBI director James Comey and NSA director Mike Rogers testify before the U.S. House Intelligence Committee about Russia and the US. http://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/20/npr-live-house-intel-hearing-russian-interference-election?refid=0 Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500 A final goodbye to Macy's in downtown Minneapolis The downtown store closes its doors for good Sunday night. The company announced in January it would close its iconic Nicollet Mall location-- once a flagship Dayton's department store. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/19/a-final-goodbye-to-macys-in-downtown-minneapolis?refid=0 Sun, 19 Mar 2017 14:49:03 -0500 Lt. Gov. Smith won't run for Minnesota governor in 2018 Tina Smith, who served as Gov. Mark Dayton's chief of staff before becoming lieutenant governor in Dayton's second term, was widely expected to run for governor next year. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/17/tina-smith-wont-run-minnesota-governor-2018?refid=0 Fri, 17 Mar 2017 15:08:25 -0500 Dayton to meet Delano family hurt by racist graffiti Gov. Mark Dayton on Friday called threats and graffiti left on the home of a black family in Delano "un-Minnesotan," and said they would lunch with him Saturday at the governor's residence. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/17/dayton-meeting-delano-mn-family-hurt-by-racist-graffiti?refid=0 Fri, 17 Mar 2017 14:13:42 -0500 Music lovers have plenty of live concert options tonight Miranda Lambert, Huey Lewis, Blue Oyster Cult and P.O.S. all have shows around the Twin Cities Friday night. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/17/music-lovers-have-plenty-live-concert-options?refid=0 Fri, 17 Mar 2017 08:55:01 -0500 EPA cuts debated in Minnesota The proposed federal budget submitted this week by President Trump would eliminate many federal agencies and substantially cut the budgets of others. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/17/debating-epa-cuts?refid=0 Fri, 17 Mar 2017 08:08:24 -0500 APM Reports: The living legacy of black colleges in the 21st Century Before the civil rights movement, African-Americans were largely barred from white-dominated institutions of higher education. So black Americans, and their white supporters, founded their own schools, which came to be known as Historically Black Colleges and Universities. http://www.americanradioworks.org/documentaries/the-living-legacy/?refid=0 Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500 DNR: Invasive silver carp found for first time in St. Croix River Conservation officials called the recent discovery of a silver carp and a bighead carp near Prescott, Wis., disappointing but said there's no evidence of an established population of either in the St. Croix. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/16/invasive-silver-carp-found-stcroix-river?refid=0 Thu, 16 Mar 2017 13:57:21 -0500 CaringBridge CEO on keeping the customer first MPR economics commentator Chris Farrell speaks with Liwanag Ojala. She's the CEO of CaringBridge, which offers free personalized websites for the family and friends of people facing health challenges. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/16/chris-farrell-liwanag-ojala-caringbridge?refid=0 Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Appetites: Stop wasting your food (or at least do it less often) For food author Beth Dooley, a lot of food waste can be avoided with just a little imagination. She shared some tips on All Things Considered. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/15/appetites-avoiding-food-waste-beth-dooley?refid=0 Wed, 15 Mar 2017 15:07:19 -0500 Women's national hockey team to sit out world championships Citing a need for "significant progress" on issues of pay and equitable treatment, the U.S. women's team said Wednesday it will not play in the upcoming International Ice Hockey Federation Women's World Championship. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/15/womens-national-team-boycott-over-pay-treatment?refid=0 Wed, 15 Mar 2017 10:17:13 -0500 Sly Stone turns 74 Filmmaker Michael Rubenstone says seeing Stone's performance in the documentary about Woodstock was the start of his fascination with the reclusive music icon. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/15/sly-stone-turns-74?refid=0 Wed, 15 Mar 2017 08:22:35 -0500 Health plans managing uncertainty from federal and state lawmakers Insurance companies are now trying to work out what to charge for coverage next year. They need to send those estimates to state regulators in the next few months. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/15/health-plans-manage-uncertainty?refid=0 Wed, 15 Mar 2017 08:16:51 -0500 Writer says NCAA is a cartel making billions On the eve of the NCAA basketball tournament, Joe Nocera concludes that the NCAA is nothing more than a cartel whose rules are fundamentally designed to ensure that the players have no money, no rights and no power. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/15/joe-nocera-on-ncaa?refid=0 Wed, 15 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Nikki Lane on being a woman in the music industry Lane will be performing Tuesday night at the Turf Club in St. Paul. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/14/nikki-lane-on-being-a-woman-in-music-industry?refid=0 Tue, 14 Mar 2017 08:07:48 -0500 How government policy disfavors the young Economist Diana Furchtgott-Roth says millennials will have a more difficult time achieving success than young people had in the past because government policies benefit older people and leave the young with few choices and a mountain of debt. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/14/diana-furchtgott-roth-disinherited?refid=0 Tue, 14 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Exploring the death, and life, of the Great Lakes Journalist Dan Egan dives into the history of the Great Lakes and the problems facing the natural resource. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/13/books-the-death-and-life-of-the-great-lakes?refid=0 Mon, 13 Mar 2017 13:41:55 -0500 Frampton's talkbox featured in Bon Jovi's number one hit Today's Morning Edition music is from "Livin' on a Prayer" by Bon Jovi which was number one on the Billboard pop chart 30 years ago today. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/13/bon-jovi-livin-on-a-prayer-used-frampton-talkbox?refid=0 Mon, 13 Mar 2017 10:50:44 -0500 Health care, state budget: What to watch at the Capitol this week Lawmakers are voting on plans to shore up the individual insurance market. And they're starting to come forward with the tax-and-spending framework that will comprise the next two-year budget. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/13/health-care-state-budget-what-to-watch-capitol?refid=0 Mon, 13 Mar 2017 08:10:51 -0500 Teaching artificial intelligence to behave is challenging, but crucial Entrepreneur and Stanford researcher Jerry Kaplan says machines are already doing what used to require human attention or intervention, but we need to figure out a way to make these machines - or robots - act in a socially appropriate way when they're around humans. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/13/jerry-kaplan-on-artificial-intelligence?refid=0 Mon, 13 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Debate over driver's licenses for unauthorized immigrants tangles Real ID bill Republicans and Democrats in the Minnesota legislature are blaming each other for holding up passage of Real ID legislation. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/12/drivers-licenses-for-unauthorized-immigrants-remains-a-flashpoint-in-real-id-debate?refid=0 Sun, 12 Mar 2017 18:07:08 -0500 Surdyk's opens on Sunday, faces $3,500 in citations The city of Minneapolis is in the process of issuing $3,500 in citations and in a statement said it will pursue sanctions, based on "the owner's clear disregard of the law." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/12/surdyks-opens-this-sunday-ahead-of-the-law-legalizing-sales?refid=0 Sun, 12 Mar 2017 13:13:55 -0500 Minnesota AG yet to decide whether to join new travel ban lawsuit Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson says she continues to review the president's revised travel ban order and has yet to decide whether to join other states in filing a new complaint against it. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/12/minnesota-ag-has-yet-to-decide-whether-to-join-new-travel-ban-lawsuit?refid=0 Sun, 12 Mar 2017 10:32:20 -0500 Rick Evans named new stadium authority CEO Interim Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority chair Kathleen Blatz said in a statement that Evans "will bring a fresh perspective and stability to the authority." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/10/rick-evans-minnesota-sports-facilities-authority-ceo-executive-director?refid=0 Fri, 10 Mar 2017 10:44:01 -0600 Atmosphere to be first act at remodeled Palace Theatre Over $15 million was spent to renovate the 101-year-old former vaudeville house. There are seats in the balcony, but all the seating on the main floor have been taken out and replaced with a large general admission area in front of the stage. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/10/atmosphere-opens-remodeled-palace-theatre?refid=0 Fri, 10 Mar 2017 08:59:53 -0600 Big Ten tournament a big opportunity for Gopher men's basketball This time around, they're one of the top teams in the tournament. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/10/gopher-men-could-make-a-splash-in-big-ten-tournament?refid=0 Fri, 10 Mar 2017 08:47:04 -0600 Rep. Paulsen makes the case for health care overhaul Minnesota U.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen, a Republican, wants to see the House pass the health care plan that members of his party unveiled this week. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/10/paulsen-makes-case-health-care-overhaul?refid=0 Fri, 10 Mar 2017 08:38:52 -0600 Universities confront painful past and ties to slavery Writer Ta-Nehisi Coates and the president of Harvard University Drew Gilpin Faust say universities and other institutions need to come to terms with their complicity in slavery, and seek ways to make amends. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/10/how-to-make-amends-for-slavery?refid=0 Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Notorious B.I.G's death still unsolved Twenty years ago, he was killed in a drive-by shooting while leaving a party in Los Angeles. The rapper, also known as Biggie Smalls, was just 24 years old. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/09/notorious-big-died-20-years-ago?refid=0 Thu, 09 Mar 2017 08:55:41 -0600 Satire sees a comeback under Trump administration But satire is a tricky form that requires a delicate balance and an understanding between those who are doing the skewering and those who are getting skewered. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/09/satire-sees-a-comeback-under-trump-administration?refid=0 Thu, 09 Mar 2017 07:55:08 -0600 Are charter schools the answer to America's public education challenges? The new education secretary is a champion of charter schools. Are charter schools the answer to America's public education challenges? A new debate from the Intelligence Squared series explores the issues. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/09/iq2-debate-are-charter-schools-overrated?refid=0 Thu, 09 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 A mother reflects on her fugitive son: 'The connection is still there' Charlene Briner was hopeful when her son was released from prison last year. Seven months later, she found herself sending him a text: "Turn yourself in." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/08/mother-reflects-on-her-fugitive-son?refid=0 Wed, 08 Mar 2017 16:37:54 -0600 Appetites: Where is all the Lao cuisine in the Twin Cities? Local Lao food expert and popular YouTube host Christina Tia talks about what it means to order your food "Lao style" and shares a few of her favorite recipes. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/08/appetites-where-is-the-lao-food-in-the-twin-cities?refid=0 Wed, 08 Mar 2017 12:06:07 -0600 Patti Smith to perform iconic album at Northrop Rolling Stone placed "Horses" at No. 44 on its list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/08/patti-smith-to-perform-iconic-album?refid=0 Wed, 08 Mar 2017 08:55:44 -0600 The impact of poverty on the goals of public education "The View from Room 205." A documentary about the impact of poverty and societal disfunction on the goals of public education. It was produced by public radio station WBEZ in Chicago. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/08/the-view-from-room-205?refid=0 Wed, 08 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Monday tornadoes were the earliest in Minnesota's history Two confirmed tornadoes touched down in Minnesota Monday night. They were earlier in the season than any on record. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/07/tornado-earliest-on-record-for-minnesota?refid=0 Tue, 07 Mar 2017 15:01:16 -0600 From the archives: The sounds of the 1973 Wounded Knee occupation For 10 weeks, about 200 members of the American Indian Movement and Oglala Lakota tribe members occupied the site of an 1890 massacre of Lakota at the hands of the U.S. Army. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/07/history-wounded-knee?refid=0 Tue, 07 Mar 2017 09:00:00 -0600 How the U.S.-Mexico border was created, changed and enforced Historian Rachel St. John gives some context for the deepening controversy over the sovereignty of the US borders, in particular the border with Mexico. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/07/rachel-st-john-on-us-mexico-border?refid=0 Tue, 07 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 What to watch this week at the state Legislature Bill backers have to get their legislation through at least one committee by week's end to keep the measures viable. The Legislature will also take more action on Real ID and the Vikings stadium management. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/06/what-to-watch-mn-legislature?refid=0 Mon, 06 Mar 2017 08:22:41 -0600 Children make perilous journey to Mexico-U.S. border in search of their mothers A Twin Cities talk given by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Sonia Nazario, the author of "Enrique's Journey." The story of a young Honduran boy's hair-raising effort to find his mother in the United States. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/06/sonia-nazario-on-immigrants-plight?refid=0 Mon, 06 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Minnesota Democrats re-elect Ken Martin as chair Ken Martin will serve his fourth two-year term. He was challenged by former party associate chairwoman Donna Cassutt. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/04/minnesota-democrats-reelect-ken-martin-as-chair?refid=0 Sat, 04 Mar 2017 17:02:24 -0600 One arrested after fatal shooting at park and ride in Minnetonka Minnetonka police say a man is dead after being shot in the head at a park and ride ramp on Wayzata Boulevard Friday night. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/04/man-killed-at-park-and-ride-in-minnetonka-one-arrested?refid=0 Sat, 04 Mar 2017 10:32:57 -0600 Diamond Reynolds, girlfriend of Philando Castile, accused of assault with a hammer The Washington County Attorney said the 27-year-old West St. Paul woman and two others attacked a woman, hitting her with fists and a hammer. Reynolds gained worldwide attention for live streaming the aftermath of the shooting of Philando Castile by a police officer last summer. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/03/diamond-reynolds-girlfriend-philando-castile-accused-assault-with-hammer?refid=0 Fri, 03 Mar 2017 19:00:00 -0600 Metal shredding operation to pay pollution fine, leave Minneapolis Northern Metal Recycling has agreed to pay $2.5 million to settle pollution allegations and leave north Minneapolis, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency said Friday. The company will move to Becker, Minn. in 2019. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/03/northern-metal-pollution-fine-leave-minneapolis?refid=0 Fri, 03 Mar 2017 12:31:42 -0600 Klobuchar calls on Sessions to testify again Attorney General Jeff Sessions agreed Thursday to recuse himself from an investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/03/klobuchar-sessions-uproar?refid=0 Fri, 03 Mar 2017 08:44:00 -0600 Common ground on climate change? Some in GOP say yes Republicans need to accept the effects of regulations on the economy and Democrats must be pragmatic about working with businesses toward solutions, three GOP analysts said in a discussion airing recently on MPR News. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/03/gop-on-climate-change-doubt-deny-or-defend?refid=0 Fri, 03 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Police seek 2 missing Wisconsin teens who may be in Twin Cities Authorities say Makayla Hanson-Wall, 13, and Candus Jean Flodin, 14, left their foster care home Tuesday to go to school but never arrived. St. Croix Falls, Wis., police are asking for the public's help finding them. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/02/missing-wisconsin-teens-search-twin-cities?refid=0 Thu, 02 Mar 2017 13:35:11 -0600 Global food in a 'farm-to-table' world MPR's Chris Farrell leads a conversation on food security and sustainability with representatives from Cargill, Ecolab and the University of Minnesota Institute on the Environment. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/02/global-food-in-a-farm-to-table-world?refid=0 Thu, 02 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Appetites: Finding those elusive international ingredients and spices If you're seeking out a hard-to-find taste of home or just broadening your food culture, ethnic grocery stores are essential. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/01/appetites-raghavan-iyer?refid=0 Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:34:22 -0600 President Donald Trump's address to Congress President Donald Trump's addressed a joint session of Congress, given on February 28, 2017. Followed by the official Democratic response. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/01/president-trump-address-to-congress?refid=0 Wed, 01 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Adrian Peterson era over? Vikings won't pick up 2017 option The Minnesota Vikings said Tuesday the team will not exercise its option on Peterson's contract, which makes him an unrestricted free agent on March 9. Officials said they would continue discussions with Peterson's agents. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/28/adrian-peterson-minnesota-vikings-no-contract?refid=0 Tue, 28 Feb 2017 11:45:40 -0600 Science wunderkind urges making science beneficial to humanity Taylor Wilson astounded the science world when he built a bomb at age 10, and at age 14 became the youngest person in history to produce fusion. The young nuclear scientist is still only 22, and he believes science can potentially solve some of the most important problems of our time. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/28/talylor-wilson-on-science-and-society?refid=0 Tue, 28 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Racist, anti-Semitic graffiti found in Lakeville South High School The Lakeville school district says a student will face discipline for putting racist and anti-Semitic graffiti on bathroom stalls at Lakeville South High School. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/27/lakeville-south-hate-graffiti?refid=0 Mon, 27 Feb 2017 21:03:44 -0600 Free speech and the 'weaponization' of political correctness Experts discuss the importance of expanding your horizons, listening to "the other side" and avoiding fake news when forming political opinions. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/27/jane-kirtley-guy-benson-free-speech-and-press?refid=0 Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Gopher men's basketball riding high After a miserable season last year, the Gopher men's basketball team has managed quite a turnaround. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/24/gophers?refid=0 Fri, 24 Feb 2017 08:41:51 -0600 Author talks 'Hidden Figures,' contributions of Black women to American innovation Margot Lee Shetterly, author of "Hidden Figures" was the Distinguished Carlson Lecturer at the University of Minnesota February 21, 2017. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/24/margot-lee-shetterly-on-hidden-figures?refid=0 Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600 3 reasons why the white working class feels marginalized Author Justin Gest said he wanted to find out how a demographic that's enjoyed relative wealth and power could feel marginalized. He told the audience at the Center for Freedom and Community at St. Olaf College recently what his research revealed. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/23/white-working-class-politics?refid=0 Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Parting thoughts: Be kind to all that live Despite being forced into an internment camp during World War II, Helen Tsuchiya never harbored anger or ill-will. Instead, she practiced understanding and compassion. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/22/parting-thoughts-be-kind-to-all-that-live?refid=0 Wed, 22 Feb 2017 09:14:36 -0600 U.S.-Asia relations: The view from Tokyo and Honolulu A Honolulu-Tokyo town hall meeting was held shortly after President Donald Trump took office, focusing on U.S.-Asia military alliances, trade deals and an unstable North Korea under President Donald Trump. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/22/international-town-hall-in-tokyo-and-honolulu?refid=0 Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Charges: U law prof stalked, sexually assaulted ex-girlfriend Prosecutors say Francesco Parisi in January drove his car up onto a sidewalk and nearly hit the woman and had allegedly sexually assaulted her two years earlier. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/21/university-minnesota-law-professor-charged-sexual-assault?refid=0 Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:26:59 -0600 The legacy of the CIA in Laos Joshua Kurlantzick's new book, "A Great Place to Have a War," explores the CIA's role in military operations in Laos in the 1960s and 70s. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/21/books-great-place-to-have-a-war?refid=0 Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:19:59 -0600 The story of Dorothy Day, her 'disorderly years' and her possible sainthood A new biography of social justice advocate Dorothy Day, written by her granddaughter, reveals the life story of the woman whose legacy lives on in dozens of homeless shelters. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/21/books-dorothy-day?refid=0 Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:01:40 -0600 Dangerous passage: Refugees in Minnesota risk death to reach Canada Dozens of mostly African refugees are streaming to the Minnesota-Canadian border this winter to seek asylum in Canada. It's a perilous journey that has immigration and security officials increasingly worried. But it shows no signs of stopping. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/21/dangerous-passage?refid=0 Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:04:44 -0600 Minnesota churches get ready to become sanctuaries for immigrants These religious institutions have committed to housing undocumented immigrants in order to shield them from deportation. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/20/mn-churches-prepare-to-become-sanctuary-churches?refid=0 Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:00:00 -0600 Tracing African-American history, success following slavery This episode of the APM Reports "Historically Black" series shares the stories of some ancestors of slaves prospering in the years that followed emancipation. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/21/apm-reports-historically-black?refid=0 Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600 St. Paul Jewish Community Center evacuated following bomb threat St. Paul Police say they did not find any bombs or dangerous devices at the center in Highland Park. A little after noon, squads began clearing the scene. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/20/st-paul-jewish-community-center-evacuated-following-bomb-threat?refid=0 Mon, 20 Feb 2017 10:57:31 -0600 Presidents' Day opportunity to eavesdrop on three former presidents A Presidents' Day broadcast of the APM documentary, "White House Tapes: The President Calling." http://americanradioworks.publicradio.org/features/prestapes/?refid=0 Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Murder charge for Chicago Amtrak officer who shot Minnesota man Chad Robertson, 25, was shot by the officer in an on-duty incident near Chicago's Union Station Feb. 8 and later died. Authorities Friday said they charged the officer with first-degree murder. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/17/murder-charge-chicago-amtrak-cop-shot-minnesota-man?refid=0 Fri, 17 Feb 2017 11:18:37 -0600 Do the differences between the U.S., Saudi Arabia make them friends or foes? The U.S. has had a close relationship with Saudi Arabia for more than 70 years. However, the 9/11 attacks, human rights concerns, U.S. oil development and diverging interests in the Middle East have strained this relationship. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/17/iq2-debate-us-saudi-arabia?refid=0 Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600 St. Cloud teen hits big time at New York Fashion Week, and keeps her hijab on Halima Aden, a 19-year-old of St. Cloud, made a splash for competing in the Miss Minnesota USA competition wearing a hijab. This week, she got a new level of exposure at New York Fashion Week. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/16/halima-aden-new-york-fashion-week-minnesota-hijab?refid=0 Thu, 16 Feb 2017 18:34:05 -0600 At news conference, Trump says White House 'fine-tuned machine' Hear President Donald Trump's wide-ranging news conference, held today at the White House. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/16/iq2_debate_us_saudi_arabia_relationship?refid=0 Thu, 16 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Appetites: Lam looks ahead to Splendid Table hosting gig Renowned food journalist Francis Lam is taking over as host of The Splendid Table. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/15/appetites-francis-lam-splendid-table?refid=0 Wed, 15 Feb 2017 17:15:56 -0600 How "moral courage" can help fix polarization in politics, faith Irshad Manji, founder of the Moral Courage Project at the University of Southern California, spoke Tuesday in Minneapolis at the Westminster Town Hall Forum about how to heal to heal polarization in the U.S. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/15/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600 How to clean up after norovirus outbreak Some 20 million people are sickened by the contagious norovirus in the U.S. each year, and they experience symptoms like vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal cramps. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/14/hallberg-norovirus-cleanup-?refid=0 Tue, 14 Feb 2017 17:49:04 -0600 Four women share their struggles with racial identity From the APM Reports series, "Historically Black," an exploration of black identity and a spotlight on African American love stories. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/14/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Tue, 14 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Humans of Minneapolis: The stories all around us Stephanie Glaros stops strangers on the street to get their stories -- and their pictures. Now, the portraits are available in a new book. The name is a nod to the popular project Humans of New York. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/13/books-humans-of-minneapolis?refid=0 Mon, 13 Feb 2017 13:56:44 -0600 3 things to watch at the Minnesota Legislature this week A special election is being held to fill a vacant seat in the North Branch area. Meanwhile, lawmakers will be talking about sports stadium management and shrimp farming. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/13/3-things-to-watch-mn-legislature?refid=0 Mon, 13 Feb 2017 09:15:59 -0600 City officials say Blaine's water safe to drink again Late Monday night, the city lifted a boil water advisory that had been in effect since Sunday, when residents noticed a big drop in pressure at their taps. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/13/blaine-residents-boil-water-system-outage-schools-closed?refid=0 Mon, 13 Feb 2017 06:04:42 -0600 'The Unbanking of America': When banks aren't the best option The traditional banking system is no longer meeting the needs of Americans who live paycheck-to-paycheck, Lisa Servon argues in her new book. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/13/books-unbanking-of-america?refid=0 Mon, 13 Feb 2017 02:57:35 -0600 Cultural impact of the Indian Adoption Project still felt today A new documentary follows the cultural, emotional impact the government's Indian Adoption Project had in the decades after World War II. It's called "Stolen Childhoods." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/13/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Mon, 13 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600 AG Swanson: Minnesota will continue lawsuit against Trump Minnesota will continue with the suit, attorney general Lori Swanson said, though she's not sure what the Trump administration will do next. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/10/ag-swanson-minnesota-will-continue-lawsuit-against-trump?refid=0 Fri, 10 Feb 2017 18:23:34 -0600 Mild winter melts hope for Apostle Islands ice caves visit Rangers at the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore on Friday threw cold water on hopes for Wisconsin's Lake Superior coast freezing enough to let hikers walk to and through the caves this season. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/10/apostle-islands-ice-caves-trek-unlikely-mild-winter?refid=0 Fri, 10 Feb 2017 11:45:31 -0600 Obamacare architect shares recommendations for a new system Some suggestions to improve our health care system from Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, an oncologist and key architect of the Affordable Care Act. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/09/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Thu, 09 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Minnehaha Academy closes high school campus after dozens report illness On Wednesday, 50 - 60 students and several adults reported similar symptoms at Minnehaha Academy. An administrator says the health department suspects norovirus. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/08/minnehaha-academy-suspected-norovirus-closes-school?refid=0 Wed, 08 Feb 2017 19:28:01 -0600 Appetites: Destination dining across the St. Croix To many Minnesotans, Eau Claire, Wis., is a low-key college town about 90 minutes drive east of the Twin Cities. But a recent downtown revitalization has turned it into a hip food and beverage destination. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/08/appetites-eau-claire-restaurants-attractions?refid=0 Wed, 08 Feb 2017 18:44:29 -0600 Forest Lake police K-9 dies after traffic stop Ranger suffered a medical emergency immediately following the incident and was pronounced dead at a veterinary hospital. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/08/forest-lake-k9-dies?refid=0 Wed, 08 Feb 2017 08:41:55 -0600 Bill banning cell phone use behind the wheel has bipartisan support A new bill could make Minnesota the 15th state to ban drivers from using their cell phones while behind the wheel. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/08/ban-cell-phone-use-behind-the-wheel?refid=0 Wed, 08 Feb 2017 08:35:09 -0600 "What just happened?" - A closer look at President Trump's travel ban "This American Life" explores President Trump's executive order on immigration and refugees. What happened, how was it implemented, and why was it ordered? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/08/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Wed, 08 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600 From the archives: Story of 1992 Super Bowl protest could have been written today When Super Bowl XXVI was held at the Metrodome in 1992, it drew thousands of protesters who objected to the nickname of one of the teams playing in the game. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/07/history-1992-super-bowl-mascot-protest?refid=0 Tue, 07 Feb 2017 20:01:11 -0600 Old pictures, cherished items reveal stories of African-American life The Washington Post last year asked people across the country to submit photographs of family objects that connect them personally to black history. Then journalists worked to tell the stories behind them. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/07/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Tue, 07 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Athletes deliver life lessons for kids in 'Middle School Rules' Sean Jensen wasn't thrilled with the "naughty" characters that turned up in his young son's books, so he decided to tap his sports reporting experience to write books featuring real-life role models. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/06/books-middle-school-rules-life-lessons?refid=0 Mon, 06 Feb 2017 09:19:09 -0600 Experts debate: Is giving President Trump a chance open-minded or dangerous? In President Trump's first month in office, four people debate the motion, "We should give Trump a chance." Does Trump represent the will of the American people, or a threat to the ideals of American democracy? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/06/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Mon, 06 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Former official on refugees, migration talks Trump's orders For more insight and analysis of President Trump's order on immigration and refugees, Eric P. Schwartz visited the MPR News studios to share his expertise. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/01/q-a-eric-schwartz-immigration?refid=0 Wed, 01 Feb 2017 09:44:45 -0600 Photos: Thousands protest immigration ban in downtown Minneapolis It was the second large protest of President Trump's immigration order in the Twin Cities this week. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/31/trump-protest-downtown-minneapolis?refid=0 Tue, 31 Jan 2017 16:45:30 -0600 From the archives: The joys of ice fishing For Jay King and his wife, ice fishing is a game of cribbage, a thermos of coffee, and a long afternoon in their cabin-sized fish house on Lake Mille Lacs. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/31/history-ice-fishing?refid=0 Tue, 31 Jan 2017 10:29:14 -0600 Paul Simon hit came from when someone called him "Al" Today's Morning Edition music is from Paul Simon with "You Can Call Me Al" off his album Graceland. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/31/paul-simon-mistakenly-called-al?refid=0 Tue, 31 Jan 2017 08:14:12 -0600 Stray bullet hits home of Dakota County sheriff Authorities believe the bullet that hit Sheriff Tim Leslie's house Saturday morning came from an incident several blocks away from Leslie's Mendota Heights home and that he was not a target. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/30/stray-bullet-hits-home-dakota-county-sheriff-leslie?refid=0 Mon, 30 Jan 2017 14:18:59 -0600 Trump's immigration order: Minnesota lawmakers respond Since the president's order Friday temporarily restricting travel for immigrants and refugees from seven Muslim-majority countries, members of Minnesota's delegation to Washington, D.C., have issued responses, many of which cross party lines. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/30/minn-lawmakers-response-trump-immigration-orders?refid=0 Mon, 30 Jan 2017 14:01:15 -0600 Attorneys poised to help international travelers at Twin Cities airport Lawyers from around the Twin Cities will head to the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport again Monday. They're volunteering in shifts to help those affected by President Donald Trump's executive order concerning immigration. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/30/immigration-lawyers-helping-at-twin-cities-international?refid=0 Mon, 30 Jan 2017 08:29:50 -0600 Gov. Dayton's budget, health key topics at the state Capitol Things should be a bit quieter in St. Paul politics after a busy stretch last week. But you can expect attention to be on DFL Gov. Mark Dayton's budget proposal, and on his health. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/30/dayton-budget-health-key-topics-at-capitol-this-week?refid=0 Mon, 30 Jan 2017 08:27:00 -0600 Hundreds rally at MSP to protest Trump immigration curbs Some 1,000 people gathered Sunday at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport to denounce the president's order temporarily barring citizens from Somalia and six other largely Muslim countries, as well as refugees, from the U.S. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/29/msp-rally-against-trump-immigrant-visa-curbs?refid=0 Sun, 29 Jan 2017 16:30:22 -0600 All-clear after pipeline protest shuts key Mpls.-St. Paul bridge About 150 demonstrators stopped traffic for about an hour on the Lake Street Bridge crossing the Mississippi River between the cities. Police say no arrests were made and the road is open. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/27/dakota-access-protest-shuts-key-minneapolis-stpaul-bridge?refid=0 Fri, 27 Jan 2017 16:27:03 -0600 Black Market Brass part of The Current's 12th birthday celebration at First Ave. Today's Morning Edition music is from Black Market Brass with "Chuck Wu." The Minneapolis-based group will be playing tonight at The Current's 12th birthday celebration at First Ave. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/27/black-market-brass-part-of-current-celebration?refid=0 Fri, 27 Jan 2017 08:58:20 -0600 Americans to Trump: Here's what you need to know The BBC and American Public Media recently asked Americans in Minnesota and other states what they wanted the new president to know about their lives. Here's what some of them said. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/26/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Thu, 26 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Appetites: Local greens in a Minnesota winter? It's certainly not peak season for Minnesota-grown veggies, but new technologies make it possible to grow in any weather. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/25/appetites-local-greens-winter?refid=0 Wed, 25 Jan 2017 15:42:20 -0600 Charges: Man gunning for gang rival shot, killed Mpls. grandmother Prosecutors say Joshua Chiazor Ezeka, 20, sprayed gunfire on a north Minneapolis street trying to shoot a gang rival when he hit Birdell Beeks, an innocent woman in her minivan with her granddaughter. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/24/charges-man-targeting-gang-rival-killed-birdell-beeks?refid=0 Tue, 24 Jan 2017 13:20:00 -0600 Latest Rogue Valley album took three years to complete Today's Morning Edition music is from Minneapolis-based Rogue Valley with "Bury Your Heart." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/24/rogue-valley-took-three-years-to-make-latest-album?refid=0 Tue, 24 Jan 2017 08:55:04 -0600 Physician lawmaker quickly reacted to help Dayton Gov. Mark Dayton collapsed during his State of the State address Monday night, ending the speech early. A news release from the governor's office Monday night said the governor "quickly recovered, walked out of the Capitol and returned home." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/24/senator-and-doctor-scott-jensen-helped-governor-dayton-who-collapsed?refid=0 Tue, 24 Jan 2017 08:07:49 -0600 Gov. Dayton OK after collapsing in middle of State of the State speech Gov. Mark Dayton collapsed during his State of the State address Monday night, ending the speech early. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/23/mark-dayton-speech-collapse?refid=0 Mon, 23 Jan 2017 20:06:43 -0600 Chronic wasting turns up in another SE Minnesota deer Despite the discovery, state officials say they believe they're dealing with a localized cluster and that the infection may be relatively recent. The next step: letting a select group of landowners kill deer on their properties. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/23/chronic-wasting-disease-minnesota-deer-response?refid=0 Mon, 23 Jan 2017 14:19:20 -0600 Special: 50th anniversary of Minnesota Public Radio MPR hosts Tom Crann and Cathy Wurzer mark the 50th anniversary of Minnesota Public Radio with archive coverage of history-making events and special guest interviews. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/23/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600 On day one of President Trump, Minnesotans feel apprehensive and hopeful MPR News reporters fanned out across the state to gauge the thoughts, hopes and feelings of Minnesotans on day one of the Trump administration. Here's what they found. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/20/minnesota-reaction-trump-inauguration?refid=0 Fri, 20 Jan 2017 17:28:26 -0600 A note to our listeners: 'Indivisible' and '1A' coming to your radio dial Both shows show intend to bring listeners from across America together in an exploration of what connects -- and what divides -- us. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/20/programming-note-1a-indivisible?refid=0 Fri, 20 Jan 2017 17:12:37 -0600 Inauguration Day protests planned throughout Twin Cities Thousands of people are expected to protest the inauguration of President Donald Trump at events throughout the Twin Cities on Friday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/19/inauguration-protests-planned-throughout-the-twin-cities?refid=0 Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:20:55 -0600 Photos: 40 years ago, a Minnesotan was sworn in to the White House On Friday, America's 45th president will be sworn into office. Forty years ago &mdash; on Jan. 20, 1977 &mdash; Minnesota's Walter Mondale was sworn in as President Jimmy Carter's vice president. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/19/tw-history-walter-mondale-inauguration-1977?refid=0 Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:00:00 -0600 MN December jobless rate ticks up to 3.9 percent; 12K jobs added The state's seasonally adjusted jobless rate remained below the 4.7 percent national rate, but the nation continued to outpace Minnesota in one-year job growth. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/19/mn-unemployment-rate-dec-3-9-percent-uptick-jobs-added?refid=0 Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:24:40 -0600 Pickup hits Rogers High students at bus stop; driver arrested Three 15-year-old students were hit in Otsego while the school bus was stopped with its stop arm out. All three are at Hennepin County Medical Center; two are listed in critical condition. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/19/pickup-strikes-rogers-high-students-bus-stop?refid=0 Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:01:01 -0600 This Russia expert thinks Trump is being blackmailed Russia expert and history professor Nick Hayes shed some light on the recent allegations concerning Russia and the 2016 presidential election. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/19/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Appetites: The Chicagofication of the Twin Cities food scene The flavor of Chicago is pressing into the Twin Cities food scene. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/18/appetites-minnesota-chicago-food-influence?refid=0 Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:14:14 -0600 Budget pick Mulvaney acknowledges payroll tax lapse It was not immediately clear the effect that the lapse would have on the confirmation of Mulvaney, a staunch conservative elected in the 2010 tea party wave. A hearing before the budget panel is scheduled for next week. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/18/budget-pick-mulvaney-acknowledges-payroll-tax-lapse?refid=0 Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:06:17 -0600 The incredible story of two brothers kidnapped by the circus Beth Macy's book, "Truevine," explores the century-old story of a pair of brothers who were forced into work as sideshow exhibits, and of their mother who tried to get them back. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/18/books-truevine?refid=0 Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:53:16 -0600 Statistics and experiences clash in debate on bias in policing Does criminal behavior drive law enforcement's use of deadly force, or is there racial bias among police officers? In a new debate from the Intelligence Squared series, two former cops and two lawyers explore the recent incidents, the statistics and the public controversy. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/18/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600 A memoir of a father's grief When Thomas Harding's teenage son was killed in a bicycling accident, Harding began writing -- about his son, about the accident, about his grief. Those writings have become a powerful new memoir. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/17/books-kadian-journal?refid=0 Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:29:10 -0600 Bugs from China hiding in your furniture? Take a look Minnesotans who've purchased rustic log furniture should look for signs of insect damage, the state Agriculture Department said Tuesday. Critters can live in your furniture for two years or more. Here are the signs. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/17/insects-hiding-rustic-furniture?refid=0 Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:50:45 -0600 Apostle Islands ice caves frozen enough to visit? Not yet The caves off Wisconsin's Lake Superior coast are breathtakingly beautiful in the winter, but the weather is not cooperating so far this season. Officials say the ice is still too dangerous to venture out. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/17/apostle-island-ice-caves-ice-not-safe-for-visit?refid=0 Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:14:01 -0600 President and press: the roots of a feisty, complex relationship A new BBC documentary details how the relationship between the president of the United States and the press has expanded and changed throughout the country's history. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/17/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600 As Finland marks a century, a look at Finns' lives on the Iron Range A look back at the history of Finns who came to northeastern Minnesota for jobs in the iron mines and the chance to homestead a farm of their own. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/14/history-documentary-finns-in-minnesota?refid=0 Sat, 14 Jan 2017 12:39:03 -0600 Climate One series: The Trump administration and climate change From the Commonwealth Club of California's Climate One series: "Political and Climate Disruption." How do businesses, Democrats, Republicans and environmentalists view the climate change debate with Republican control in Washington and a new political reality? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/13/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600 5 lessons (so far) from the Trump transition What does the future hold for American politics? Political reporter Gabriel Debenedetti took on the question following President-elect Donald Trump's news conference Wednesday. Here's what he had to say. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/12/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Appetites: A dream future for the downtown Macy's Food writer Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl of Minneapolis-Saint Paul Magazine has some ideas for what to do with the old store: Make it a showcase of Minnesota food. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/11/appetites-a-dream-future-for-the-downtown-macys?refid=0 Wed, 11 Jan 2017 17:40:18 -0600 Franken undecided how he'll vote on Sessions attorney general confirmation Before making a decision, Sen. Al Franken said he'll look at the Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions whole record -- including on civil rights. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/11/franken-unsure-sessions-attorney-general-confirmation-vote?refid=0 Wed, 11 Jan 2017 15:47:46 -0600 President Obama's farewell and President-elect Trump's news conference Yesterday President Barack Obama gave his farewell address. Today President-elect Donald Trump gives his first formal news conference. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/11/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Wed, 11 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Maybe babies should have food with peanuts after all Introducing kids to peanut-containing foods early in life can protect them from developing peanut allergies. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/10/hallberg-kids-peanut-allergy-prevention?refid=0 Tue, 10 Jan 2017 18:41:53 -0600 Here's where your electronic waste is landing. It's not pretty The Center for Investigative Reporting followed the global trail of America's electronic cast-offs. Here's what they found. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/10/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Tue, 10 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600 'Dry rules in dusty books need to make sense in life': A father advises his young Muslim sons In "Letters to a Young Muslim," Omar Saif Ghobash writes to his sons about the importance of exploring, and questioning, one's religion. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/09/books-letters-to-a-young-muslim?refid=0 Mon, 09 Jan 2017 13:22:55 -0600 How the Twin Cities can attract and retain professionals of color A survey collected by Greater MSP asked professionals of color what they like and, more importantly, what they don't like about living in the Twin Cities in order to understand why minorities are leaving the community. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/09/retaining-professionals-of-color?refid=0 Mon, 09 Jan 2017 11:41:37 -0600 U's Kaler readies legislative funding pitch amid football scandal MPR News host Cathy Wurzer spoke with University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler about the future of Gophers football and about how the latest scandal could affect funding from the state. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/09/university-of-minnesota-president-football-budget-funding-request?refid=0 Mon, 09 Jan 2017 08:39:31 -0600 Outgoing HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell talks future of Obamacare Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell spoke at the National Press Club in Washington about the likely repeal of the Affordable Care Act, and what it means for health care in America. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/09/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Mon, 09 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600 More officers added to Warehouse District following weekend gun violence Minneapolis police chief Janee Harteau says violent, often chronic offenders, have been using weapons without regard to police presence. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/08/more-officers-added-to-warehouse-district-following-weekend-gun-violence?refid=0 Sun, 08 Jan 2017 16:00:00 -0600 Minneapolis reports first homicide of the year Police say a man and woman were shot in the city's downtown area shortly before 2:30 a.m. The male victim died at the scene. The female victim was taken to the hospital. She's expected to recover. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/08/minneapolis-reports-first-homicide-of-the-year?refid=0 Sun, 08 Jan 2017 11:07:40 -0600 Water service returns to Blaine; schools closed and residents told to boil water Blaine schools are closed on Monday and residents should boil their drinking water for the next 24 hours. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/08/blaine-residents-without-water-sunday-morning?refid=0 Sun, 08 Jan 2017 10:05:05 -0600 5 killed in shooting at Florida airport; shooter traveled through Twin Cities An Army veteran who complained that the government was controlling his mind drew a gun from his checked luggage on arrival at the Fort Lauderdale airport Friday and opened fire in the baggage claim area, authorities said. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/06/shooting-fort-lauderdale-airport?refid=0 Fri, 06 Jan 2017 12:31:42 -0600 Franklin D. Roosevelt and the meaning of freedom The State of the Union address given 75 years ago today by President Franklin D. Roosevelt became known as the "Four Freedoms" speech. In it FDR said people everywhere in the world deserve freedom of speech and worship, freedom from want and freedom from fear. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/06/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Fri, 06 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Ilhan Omar sworn in as first Somali state lawmaker Ilhan Omar was been sworn in as the first Somali state lawmaker in the United States on Tuesday. On her first day, she chatted with All Things Considered host Tom Crann. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/03/ilhan-omar-sworn-in?refid=0 Thu, 05 Jan 2017 14:40:55 -0600 Newborn found abandoned but safe inside Cathedral of St. Paul The baby was found in healthy condition, wrapped in blankets. Authorities aren't considering it a criminal matter. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/05/newborn-found-abandoned-safe-cathedral-stpaul?refid=0 Thu, 05 Jan 2017 11:33:04 -0600 University of Minnesota disciplinary hearing: Here's how it works Ten suspended University of Minnesota football players accused of sexually assaulting a student could face disciplinary hearings this month. The panel of faculty, students and staff will decide guilt and any punishment. Here's what to expect. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/05/gopher-football-sex-assault-what-happens-disciplinary-hearings?refid=0 Thu, 05 Jan 2017 08:54:24 -0600 5 steps to growing 'originals' in an organization People who stand out and speak up for their ideas and principles are the ones that move the world forward. Hear a key researcher's thoughts from the Aspen Ideas Festival on encouraging innovation. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/05/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Thu, 05 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Appetites: A beginner's guide to East African food City Pages food writer Mecca Bos has noticed a rise in East African restaurants cropping up around the metro. She joined All Things Considered host Tom Crann to offer newcomers a guide to the various food styles and offered some restaurant picks, too. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/04/appetites-a-beginners-guide-to-east-african-food?refid=0 Wed, 04 Jan 2017 16:02:11 -0600 Macy's will sell and close downtown Minneapolis store The century-old store's location on the Nicollet Mall made it one of the most visible retail properties in Minnesota, and one of four that the chain described as its "legacy" stores. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/04/macys-downtown-minneapolis-closing-building-sold?refid=0 Wed, 04 Jan 2017 14:58:32 -0600 How's your relationship with money? Claudia Hammond's new book, "Mind Over Money," looks at the psychology of how we relate to money. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/04/books-mind-over-money?refid=0 Wed, 04 Jan 2017 13:53:20 -0600 The tide may be turning against ISIS Harnessing the power of social media, ISIS cells are spreading around the world. But journalist Joby Warrick says as more Islamic leaders call for tolerance, the battle for public opinion is beginning to turn. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/04/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Wed, 04 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600 'The Unnatural World': How innovation could reshape the environment David Biello's new book looks at how technological innovations could rewrite our environmental future. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/03/books-the-unnatural-world?refid=0 Tue, 03 Jan 2017 15:41:42 -0600 Hallberg's Picture of Health: What our genes can tell us about medicine Dr. Jon Hallberg discusses pharmacogenomics, which studies what our genes can tell us about certain medications' effects. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/03/hallberg-health-pharmacogenomics?refid=0 Tue, 03 Jan 2017 14:21:52 -0600 Photos: Minnesota State Capitol rises, 1896-1905 The Minnesota State Capitol has reopened following a multiyear, $310 million restoration. Here's what it all looked like more than 110 years ago when it was first built. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/03/photos-minnesota-capitol-construction?refid=0 Tue, 03 Jan 2017 12:07:56 -0600 How humans can get to Mars, and why we'd want to go Pascal Lee and Andy Weir talk about the promise and peril of humanity's first in-person exploration of an alien planet: Mars. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/03/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Tue, 03 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Tips to help you become a wiser, better you in 2017 The beginning of the year is a great time to focus on becoming a wiser, better you. Experts share some tips on how to do it. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/02/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Mon, 02 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Pipeline protesters unfurl banner during Vikings game During Sunday's Vikings game, pipeline protesters hung a banner from the rafters in U.S. Bank Stadium with the bank's logo and the message, 'DIVEST and #NODAPL.' http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/01/pipeline-protesters-unfurl-banner-during-vikings-game?refid=0 Sun, 01 Jan 2017 13:38:32 -0600 Prince remembered: Looking back on the year we mourned his death and celebrated his legacy In an hour-long special, MPR News host Tom Weber looks back on the year we lost Prince: his busy final months, the day of his tragic death, and the avalanche of tributes and celebrations that followed. What does 2017 have in store for Prince's legacy and estate? http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/12/31/prince-remembered?refid=0 Sat, 31 Dec 2016 12:10:00 -0600 MPR News entry for RTDNA Murrow Award for Overall Excellence MPR News spent 2016 reporting on the stories that impact not only Minnesotans, but the nation and the world. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/31/2016-rtdna-overall-excellence?refid=0 Sat, 31 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Prince remembered: The days leading up to the music icon's death -- and what's happened since As the news spread across the globe that afternoon, it spurred memorials, concerts and tributes all over the world. Buildings, fountains and bridges shone purple. MPR News host Tom Weber explored the days leading up to the Minnesota icon's death, what's happened since and what's ahead. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/30/tw-prince-retrospective?refid=0 Fri, 30 Dec 2016 17:55:09 -0600 Vikings: Peterson won't play in season finale against Chicago Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson will not play in the team's final game of the season this Sunday against the Chicago Bears. His future with the team is unclear. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/30/vikings-peterson-out-for-nfl-season-finale-chicago?refid=0 Fri, 30 Dec 2016 14:54:36 -0600 St. Paul cops warn of poisoned bread meant to lure dogs Police in the city's western patrol district say someone has been throwing bread laced with poison into yards, apparently intending to kill dogs. They're asking for the public's help. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/30/stpaul-cops-warn-bread-poisoned-to-kill-dogs?refid=0 Fri, 30 Dec 2016 11:38:27 -0600 Chef Jeremiah Towers explains why manners matter in the modern world Award-winning chef Jeremiah Tower thinks it's important on all occasions not to lose "the essence of good manners." He says says it's all about respect for other people. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/30/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Fri, 30 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 U.S. Steel to restart Iron Range plant, call back workers in January In a hopeful sign for northern Minnesota's mining industry, U.S. Steel said Thursday it will reopen the Keetac Plant in Keewatin after recently securing deals to supply iron ore pellets. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/29/us-steel-reopening-keetac-minnesota-plant?refid=0 Thu, 29 Dec 2016 16:29:27 -0600 Seed art saved Lizz Winstead's 2016 Comedian Lizz Winstead, co-creator of "The Daily Show" and a Minnesota native, has a lot of thoughts about the year as we bid it goodbye. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/29/2016-year-in-review?refid=0 Thu, 29 Dec 2016 15:40:00 -0600 On the anniversary of Wounded Knee, a reading list On Dec. 29, 1890, U.S. soldiers killed more than 100 members of the Lakota tribe in South Dakota. These books offer perspective on the massacre and the scars that remain. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/29/books-wounded-knee-reading-list?refid=0 Thu, 29 Dec 2016 12:35:30 -0600 The Jackie Tapes: 1964 interviews, daughter provide intimate look at Kennedy years In March 1964, a few months after President Kennedy's assassination, Arthur Schlesinger recorded many hours of interviews with Jacqueline Kennedy. On the 50th anniversary of JFK's presidency, the tapes were released in a book and CD collection, with daughter Caroline Kennedy writing the forward, sharing her favorite moments in a 2011 speech. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/29/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Thu, 29 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Appetites: The future of farm-to-table Experts at both ends of farm-to-table dining discuss the food movement's future. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/28/appetites-the-future-of-farmtotable?refid=0 Wed, 28 Dec 2016 15:32:05 -0600 2016 in reading: Favorite books of the year "There's so much you get from a book that you can't get from anyplace else," said Lisa Lucas, executive director of the National Book Foundation. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/28/books-year-end-picks?refid=0 Wed, 28 Dec 2016 12:06:19 -0600 Hallberg's Picture of Health: Minnesota's year in health news MPR News' regular medical analyst Dr. Jon Hallberg took a look back on the top health stories of 2016. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/27/hallberg-years-top-health-stories?refid=0 Tue, 27 Dec 2016 17:25:06 -0600 10 ways to make a change at work in 2017 Labor market conditions point to 2017 being a great year to make a change at work, from asking for a raise to changing companies. Marketplace editor Chris Farrell joins a career coach and a business journalist to offer suggestions. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/27/cf-ways-to-make-change-at-work?refid=0 Tue, 27 Dec 2016 16:17:03 -0600 Memorable stories of 2016 A look back at some of the stories MPR News' reporters, editors and producers have chosen as their most memorable, if not headline-making pieces of the year. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/24/mpr-memorable-stories-of-2016?refid=0 Tue, 27 Dec 2016 04:00:00 -0600 Francis Ford Coppola talk is "an offer the audience can't refuse" Legendary director Francis Ford Coppola speaks about his life and career in moviemaking, on the occasion of the release of his new book, "The Godfather Notebook." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/27/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Tue, 27 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Before 'Fences,' August Wilson was a poet -- and a St. Paulite "Fences" is making its silver screen debut this week. But before it was adapted by Hollywood, "Fences" began on the stage, penned by two-time Pulitzer prizewinner -- and one-time St. Paulite -- August Wilson. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/23/archives-august-wilson-fences-film-lou-bellamy?refid=0 Fri, 23 Dec 2016 14:37:28 -0600 Bill Holm shares memories, music from Minnesota Christmas past In 1997 writer Bill Holm collected his memories of Christmas in Minnesota, and in his ancestral homeland of Iceland, in a book called "Faces of Christmas Past." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/23/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Fri, 23 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 The story of the 'Peek-A-Boo weatherman' Legendary weatherman Barry ZeVan told Generation Radio project producer Wesley Early that he still sees himself as a communicator, and always has. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/22/barry-zevan-peek-a-boo-weatherman-story?refid=0 Thu, 22 Dec 2016 14:18:05 -0600 Why did Andrew Carnegie give it all away? A biographer of the industrialist disputes the idea that he wanted to atone for poor working conditions in the steel industry. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/22/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Thu, 22 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 In the Dark's final episode: The Truth Danny Heinrich's confession should have resolved the Jacob Wetterling kidnapping, but many questions are still unanswered. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/22/in-the-dark-final-episode?refid=0 Thu, 22 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Appetites: How some eateries are dealing with big expenses The costs are steep to build a kitchen and dining room, and that's pushing restaurants to innovate. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/21/appetites-restaurant-two-in-one?refid=0 Wed, 21 Dec 2016 15:59:27 -0600 Communication issues surround the U of M football team boycott Ten U of M football players were suspended following the investigation of an alleged sexual assault. The University of Minnesota's Humphrey School of Public Affairs Tuesday hosted a forum about the school's response to the football team threatening a bowl game boycott. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/21/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Wed, 21 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 The protests at Standing Rock: Oil, water, race and treaty rights MPR News with Tom Weber devoted Tuesday's show to exploring the dispute in North Dakota over the proposed pipeline. The show included new reporting and updates, plus thoughts and reflections from some of the key players in the story. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/20/tw-standing-rock?refid=0 Tue, 20 Dec 2016 15:00:00 -0600 Hallberg's Picture of Health: What makes a good physical Dr. Jon Hallberg, MPR News' regular medical analyst, joined the program to tell us more about what goes into a physical. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/20/hallbergs-picture-of-health-what-makes-a-good-physical?refid=0 Tue, 20 Dec 2016 13:23:01 -0600 The best movies of 2016 Biopics, sci-fi tales and wildly original dramas fill the Cube Critics' best-of list. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/20/best-movies-of-2016?refid=0 Tue, 20 Dec 2016 11:58:43 -0600 For some, climate change cuts off access to clean water Around the world climate change is making drought worse in some places, even as it triggers torrential rain and flooding in others - cutting off some people's access to clean water. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/20/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Tue, 20 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Do we need a different word for 'mansplaining'? The term was created to identify women's frustrations of being interrupted and underestimated, but it has come under fire from critics who claim it is sexist. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/19/mansplaining-as-a-term?refid=0 Mon, 19 Dec 2016 15:00:11 -0600 Experts: Nationalism, nuclear weapons pose clear danger The rise of nationalism together with the expansion of nuclear arms production and testing poses a growing threat to the world, experts said during a recent Minnesota forum. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/19/rising-nationalism-and-the-new-arms-race?refid=0 Mon, 19 Dec 2016 08:49:29 -0600 U president stands by football suspensions; urges team to play bowl University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler refused to back down Friday on the suspensions of 10 football players, saying the U would not "change our values" for the sake of a holiday bowl game. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/16/u-president-stands-by-minn-football-suspensions?refid=0 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:51:36 -0600 'Porn troll' suits were a shakedown, U.S. attorney says U.S. Attorney Andy Luger on Friday announced an 18-count fraud indictment against two notorious attorneys. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/16/porn-troll-suits-were-a-shakedown-us-attorney-says?refid=0 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:30:00 -0600 Counter Stories: The year that was, and hopes for 2017 Counter Stories hosts look back on 2016, a year that included the deaths of Prince and Philando Castile, opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline, a black Santa at the Mall of America, and the presidential election. The team discussed the year that was and their hopes for 2017. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/16/counter-stories-the-year-that-was-and-hopes-for-2017?refid=0 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 15:30:33 -0600 U of M administrators and players at loggerheads over suspensions of players University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler and Athletic Director Mark Coyle say they're willing to meet with Gopher football players, following the suspensions of 10 players. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/16/gopher-football-players-threaten-boycott?refid=0 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 09:15:42 -0600 Should the U.S. Constitution be amended? The U.S. Constitution is used in many of America's greatest debates &mdash; the fairness of the Electoral College, how to handle the national budget and what constitutes legal campaign spending. But does the key to solving these problems lie in amending the Constitution? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/16/aspen-ideas-convention-to-amend-the-constitution?refid=0 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 09:01:47 -0600 The best kid's books to give this year Two children's book experts share their favorites reads for everyone from toddlers to young adults. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/15/books-childrens-book-recommendations?refid=0 Thu, 15 Dec 2016 15:22:53 -0600 Bill of Rights beloved now, but not so much in 1791 America this week celebrates the 225th anniversary of the Bill of Rights, the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution. But while revered today, the Bill of Rights wasn't a big deal in its first 100-plus years. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/15/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Thu, 15 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Appetites: What's in a good bottle of wine? The wine world can be daunting, but one expert offered his tips for how to navigate it. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/14/appetites-whats-in-a-good-bottle-of-wine?refid=0 Wed, 14 Dec 2016 18:22:59 -0600 Peterson practices with Vikings; game status unclear Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson returned to the active roster and took part in a walk-through practice session Wednesday, the first since suffering a torn meniscus in a Sept. 18 game. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/14/adrian-peterson-practices-vikings-game-status-unclear?refid=0 Wed, 14 Dec 2016 12:00:30 -0600 Parting thoughts: Navigating ups and downs with white gloves and a smile Mildred "Millie" DeZiel had big eyes, a wide smile and brilliant red hair. A native of northeast Minneapolis, she died on November 23, 2016. She was 90 years old. Her daughter, Paula, shares some stories from her mother's life. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/14/parting-thoughts-deziel?refid=0 Wed, 14 Dec 2016 10:00:56 -0600 Trump, Putin could remake U.S.-Russian relationship Animosity toward the U.S. has helped Vladimir Putin's stock in Russia. Will he change the game when Donald Trump becomes president? Here's what experts told the documentary radio program "America Abroad." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/14/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Wed, 14 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Hallberg's Picture of Health: Why e-cigs' popularity is causing alarm Vaping is surging in popularity, and that's a big deal for the Surgeon General. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/13/hallberg-e-cigarettes-surgeon-general-report?refid=0 Tue, 13 Dec 2016 16:16:05 -0600 Chanhassen High principal arrested on child porn suspicion Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension agents on Tuesday took Timothy Scott Dorway into custody on suspicion of possessing pornography involving minors. The BCA says charges are pending. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/13/chanhassen-high-principal-arrested-on-child-porn-suspicion?refid=0 Tue, 13 Dec 2016 13:11:52 -0600 Thomas Friedman talks slowing down, staying optimistic at Minneapolis forum MPR News Presents a broadcast of the Westminster Town Hall Forum featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, discussing his new book: "Thank you for Being Late." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/13/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Tue, 13 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Political Junkie: Russian hack controversy and intelligence briefs (or lack thereof) Political Junkie Ken Rudin was ready to talk about the news from the weekend, including Russia's influence in the U.S. presidential election, and President-elect Donald Trump's take on intelligence briefings. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/12/political-junkie-russia-and-intelligence-briefs?refid=0 Mon, 12 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Rep. John Kline looks back on his military, Congressional career U.S. Rep. John Kline will retire this January after 14 years in Congress. He spoke with MPR News host Tom Weber about his time with the U.S. House and what's next. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/12/rep-john-kline-on-his-military-congressional-career?refid=0 Mon, 12 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Groundbreaking today, expansion draft tomorrow for MN's new MLS team Soccer journalist Brian Quarstad joined MPR News host Tom Weber for an update on the stadium and the MLS expansion draft, which takes place Tuesday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/12/mn-united-stadium-groundbreaking-mls-draft?refid=0 Mon, 12 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 'War on Cops' author: Criminals emboldened, police are backing off Heather Mac Donald says in recent years police are backing off, and criminals are emboldened in a phenomenon she's dubbed "The Ferguson Effect." Mac Donald spoke in Minneapolis about the dangers of anti-police sentiment. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/12/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Mon, 12 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Revisiting the limits on free speech Our nation has long held the notion that, "I may not like what you say, but I defend your right to say it." But what if the result is more violence? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/12/revisiting-limits-of-free-speech?refid=0 Mon, 12 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Why sci-fi and fantasy matter Sci-fi and fantasy stories "can short-circuit our assumptions about the world around us," says author Ann Leckie. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/12/truths-revealed-in-sci-fi-and-fantasy?refid=0 Mon, 12 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Judge Miles Lord remembered as the 'people's judge' Lord died Saturday at the age of 97. He served nearly 20 years as a federal judge, was one of the founders of the state's DFL party and also served as state attorney general. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/10/mileslorddeath?refid=0 Sat, 10 Dec 2016 15:49:14 -0600 Eagan security guard, man he shot worked for same company Authorities say a man who was fatally shot by a security guard in a Twin Cities suburb worked for the same security company. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/09/eagan-security-guard-man-he-shot-worked-for-same-company?refid=0 Fri, 09 Dec 2016 15:00:20 -0600 What might the economy look like in the Trump era? What will the future of America's economy look like? Will trade deals be dissolved? Will manufacturing jobs return? Will wages and interest rates go up - or down? And will Americans ever believe what economists tell them? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/09/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Friday Roundtable: Republican hopes for the incoming president After a contentious and dividing election, how can the Republican Party move forward? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/09/republican-roundatble?refid=0 Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Wy Spano, longtime DFL commentator, politico and educator, nears retirement Spano shared his thoughts on the current political climate with MPR News host Tom Weber. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/09/wy-spano-retires?refid=0 Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 St. Paul, Worthington mayors clear up confusion over 'sanctuary cities' Mayors Chris Coleman and Mike Kuhle say their cities are not harboring criminals or illegal immigrants. They're cities with police departments that will provide assistance to residents -- without asking about immigration status. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/09/st-paul-worthington-mayors-talk-sanctuary-cities?refid=0 Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 A look at the unraveling and the reclaiming of Somalia Andrew Harding's new book, "The Mayor of Mogadishu," explores what it means to flee your country -- and to return decades later to rebuild. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/08/books-mayor-of-mogadishu?refid=0 Thu, 08 Dec 2016 14:11:13 -0600 Four experts debate Obama's accomplishments, failures in foreign policy Four experts debate the accomplishments and failures of President Barack Obama's 8 years conducting America's foreign policy. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/08/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 What Trump's Cabinet picks says about his presidency President-elect Donald Trump is wasting no time making his Cabinet nominations and they could reveal the direction of his coming presidency. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/08/what-trumps-cabinet-says-about-his-presidency?refid=0 Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Climate Cast: How is global warming changing the Arctic food chain? Rising sea temperatures impact the algae populations in the Arctic, which, in turn, impact large animals who feed on the algae. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/08/climate-cast-how-is-global-warming-changing-the-arctic-food-chain?refid=0 Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 'Terrible, Thanks for Asking': A podcast on honesty in grief Author Nora McInerny Purmort married and lost the man she loved in just three years. She talks to others who have experienced immense grief in the the new podcast, "Terrible, Thanks for Asking." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/08/terrible-thanks-for-asking-apodcast-on-honesty-in-grief?refid=0 Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Reflecting on the Tea Party's legacy in Minnesota The Minnesota Tea Party has won and lost a few battles since its inception. But what's the future of the Tea Party? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/08/reflecting-on-the-tea-partys-legacy-in-mn?refid=0 Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Minnesota GOP says it won recount, state Senate control Republican Jerry Relph remains the winner of the Senate District 14 race, GOP Senate leader Paul Gazelka said Wednesday. While not yet official, the win would give the GOP a 34-33 seat majority. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/07/minnesota-gop-says-it-won-recount-senate-control?refid=0 Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:56:37 -0600 Somali-Minnesotan lawmaker: DC cab driver threatened me Ilhan Omar made history on Nov. 8 when she won a Minnesota House seat to become the nation's first Somali-American legislator. On Wednesday, she said she was the victim of Islamophobic hate. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/07/somali-mn-lawmaker-says-dc-cab-driver-threatened-her?refid=0 Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:28:33 -0600 Brace for it: Minnesota headed for single-digit, below-zero temps Hope you enjoyed that nice long warm fall, Minnesota. National Weather Service forecasts show some bitter cold descending on the state next week. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/07/minnesota-single-digit-below-zero-temps-coming?refid=0 Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:02:51 -0600 Morrison County Sheriff: hunter's death a homicide Investigators are seeking the public's help locating a gun believed to have been stolen during the incident that led to Terrence Brisk's death in a wooded area of central Minnesota. There's a $20,000 reward. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/07/hunter-death-homicide-morrison-county-mn-says?refid=0 Wed, 07 Dec 2016 11:54:37 -0600 Three views: Reporters share updates from Italy, Russia and South Korea An on-the-ground view of international issues affecting three countries. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/07/three-views-italy-russia-south-korea?refid=0 Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 New Ulm, Minn. experiences World War II Some residents of New Ulm, Minn., served in the Pacific and in Europe during World War II. Coming from a town with deep roots in Germany, New Ulm residents share their struggles and experiences from the draft to the end of the war. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/07/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 ScreenTime: Holiday favorites Movie Maven Stephanie Curtis joined MPR News host Euan Kerr in the studio to talk about favorite holiday movies. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/07/screentime-holiday-movies?refid=0 Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Minneapolis city budget would add 15 police officers Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges wants to add 15 police officers to the city's police force, but there is criticism from the community. Star Tribune reporter Adam Belz shared why. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/07/mayor-hodges-minneapolis-budget-adds-15-police-officers?refid=0 Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 SPLC: Minnesota had 34 incidents of hate in days after election The Southern Poverty Law Center has documented an uptick in hate crimes since Nov. 8 -- the day Donald Trump became president-elect. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/07/update-on-post-election-hate-crimes?refid=0 Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Obesity numbers show some wins for Minnesota Dr. Ed Ehlinger of the Minnesota Department of Health explained the reasons for Minnesota's low rate of obesity in children in low-income families, and the decrease in adult obesity. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/07/obesity-in-children-and-adults-fall?refid=0 Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Hallberg's Picture of Health: The season of SAD It's that time of year again where people with seasonal affective disorder are battling a form of depression. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/06/hallberg-seasonal-affective-disorder?refid=0 Tue, 06 Dec 2016 14:10:45 -0600 Controlling parasites may not be as good as it sounds Two University of Minnesota scientists discussed our complex relationship with nature, our attempts to control it and the potential side effects. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/06/parasite-control-has-consequences?refid=0 Tue, 06 Dec 2016 11:35:49 -0600 How the world is fighting Zika and future epidemics The WHO announced that Zika is no longer an official "global health emergency," but America's chief of infectious diseases says it's too early to downgrade the emergency status. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/06/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 The future of the Supreme Court under Trump Will President-elect Donald Trump nominate almost half of the Supreme Court, if given the opportunity? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/06/the-supreme-court-future?refid=0 Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Op-ed: President-elect's foreign businesses create disqualifying conflicts Former White House ethics attorney Richard Painter believes that President-elect Donald Trump shouldn't own businesses with ties to foreign countries while serving as president. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/06/oped-president-business-trump-conflicts-disqualifying?refid=0 Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Update from the pipeline: Weather stops exiting protesters in their tracks For some, the protests at the Dakota Access pipeline are winding down, but attempts to leave the camps have been halted by a harsh winter storm. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/06/dakota-access-pipeline-protest-blizzard?refid=0 Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 How the songs you love most were really made Marc Myers's new book, "Anatomy of a Song," reveals how 45 milestone songs in modern music history came together. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/06/books-anatomy-of-a-song?refid=0 Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Protesters: We aren't going anywhere without assurance pipeline won't be built Many Dakota Access oil pipeline protesters said Monday that they aren't going anywhere until they get assurances that the structure won't be built. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/05/protesters-staying-at-standing-rock?refid=0 Mon, 05 Dec 2016 18:47:37 -0600 The West St. Paul woman who became a McDonald's billionaire Joan Mansfield met Ray Kroc while playing the organ in a swanky St. Paul restaurant. Their relationship turned her into one of America's most influential philanthropists. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/05/books-ray-and-joan?refid=0 Mon, 05 Dec 2016 15:29:03 -0600 'Time to go home,' tribal chair tells Dakota Access protesters With federal officials stopping the controversial pipeline for now, Standing Rock Tribal Chair Dave Archambault is urging protesters to disband for the winter. It's not clear if they will. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/05/tribal-chair-urges-dakota-access-protesters-to-leave?refid=0 Mon, 05 Dec 2016 11:59:28 -0600 Photos: Life inside the Dakota Access pipeline protest MPR News photographers captured these scenes from Camp Oceti Sakowin, the largest of several camps that are housing the demonstrators. Here's a look at what they saw. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/05/photos-dakota-access-pipeline-camp-oceti-sakowin?refid=0 Mon, 05 Dec 2016 07:50:09 -0600 Best books of 2016 to give -- and receive: Children's and middle-grade favorites From magic watches to made-up languages to big sisters and bigger dreams, here's a look at The Thread's favorite books for young readers. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/05/books-children-and-middle-grade-picks?refid=0 Mon, 05 Dec 2016 06:00:00 -0600 Journalism in a post-truth era Since the election of Donald Trump to the presidency, some members of the media have revived the notion that we're in a post-truth era of politics &mdash; one driven by emotion and disconnected from policy. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/05/journalism-in-the-post-truth-era?refid=0 Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Political Junkie: Trump's cabinet picks and meetings with foreign leaders Ken Rudin, the self-proclaimed Political Junkie, discussed the weekend's surprising cabinet additions and President-elect Donald Trump's meetings with foreign leaders. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/05/political-junkie-cabinet-appointments-meetings?refid=0 Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Protesters react to Standing Rock tribal chair's request to go home Protesters are being told they can go home, but they're conflicted about leaving the the camp. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/05/protesters-react-standing-rock-go-home-message?refid=0 Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Reflecting on five years since the Occupy movement On Wednesday, Neighborhoods Organizing for Change will hold an event to mark the anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/05/reflecting-five-years-since-occupy?refid=0 Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 After war, veterans with PTSD enter new battle at home Former Jt. Chiefs chairman Mike Mullen says we should drop the D in PTSD. It's not a disorder, it's a normal response you'd expect from the horror of war. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/05/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Does the DFL have a future in rural Minnesota? The 2016 election brought widespread losses for Democrats across the state in rural areas. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/05/does-the-dfl-have-a-future-in-rural-mn?refid=0 Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Military vets head to Standing Rock to help camp prepare for winter Once there, they plan to help with logistics as the camp prepares for winter, including construction and gathering firewood. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/02/standing-rock-update-dakota-access?refid=0 Fri, 02 Dec 2016 18:03:40 -0600 Downtown Twin Cities investments displace low-income renters The University of Minnesota released a new study finding that investments in downtown St. Paul and Minneapolis have caused gentrification and forced out low-income residents. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/02/gentrification-pushes-out-low-income-residents?refid=0 Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:11:59 -0600 Man killed, woman saved in Sioux Falls building collapse The vacant building collapsed Friday morning, spilling a mound of debris into a street in downtown Sioux Falls. The cause of the collapse is not yet clear. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/02/building-collapses-in-sioux-falls-2-may-be-trapped?refid=0 Fri, 02 Dec 2016 11:37:11 -0600 What are the chances the Vikings will make the playoffs? The Minnesota Vikings nearly beat the NFL's best team, the Dallas Cowboys, but came up a little short last night. The final score was 17-15. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/02/vikings-comeback-falls-short?refid=0 Fri, 02 Dec 2016 08:42:15 -0600 After warmer than normal fall, winter cold is on the way University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley says this year had the warmest September through November on record. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/02/below-average-temperatures-on-the-way?refid=0 Fri, 02 Dec 2016 07:36:31 -0600 Top non-partisan political analyst unsurprised by election results Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report says she's not entirely surprised by the election results, because the anxiety about globalization and cultural, demographic and technological change made many Americans constantly uneasy. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/02/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Pipeline protesters: 'Indigenous people are here to stay' Thousands of people protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline project are promising to remain at their camp about 50 miles south of Bismarck, N.D. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/02/pipeline-protesters-indigenous-people-here-to-stay?refid=0 Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Vikings: Zimmer won't coach Thursday game The team is taking a day-by-day approach following Head Coach Mike Zimmer's emergency eye surgery Wednesday night, the team said. Special teams coordinator Mike Priefer will coach Thursday night's game against Dallas. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/01/zimmer-sidelined-vikings-dallas-game-eye-surgery?refid=0 Thu, 01 Dec 2016 10:22:55 -0600 How Albert Lea's Cochran influenced Lennon and McCartney Today's Morning Edition music is from Albert Lea native Eddie Cochran with "Twenty Flight Rock." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/01/eddie-cocheran-influenced-lennon-and-mcartney?refid=0 Thu, 01 Dec 2016 08:56:08 -0600 Minnesota firefighter helps battle Tennessee wildfires Firefighter Brian Pisarek has been in Knoxville, Tennessee now for two-weeks helping local firefighters battle what are being called the worst wildfires in that state in a century. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/01/pisarek-goes-to-tennessee-to-fight-fires?refid=0 Thu, 01 Dec 2016 08:12:14 -0600 An ethical dilemma: Commercializing marijuana Marijuana sales are expected to hit $23 billion by 2020, according to USA Today. But how much do state governments make from marijuana revenue? And how should business opportunities balance with ethical or philosophical objections to legalizing marijuana? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/01/commercializing-marijuana?refid=0 Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Climate Cast: A poet's response to climate change Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner, a poet and climate advocate from the Marshall Islands, uses her writing to educate others about the threats facing her home. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/01/climate-cast-poets-response-to-climate-change?refid=0 Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 The middle-aged men missing from America's workforce Why are men of "prime age" missing from the workforce? And what does it mean for the economy? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/01/middle-aged-men-missing-from-workforce?refid=0 Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Conservative talk show host Charlie Sykes on the future of conservatism Conservative radio host Charlie Sykes is retiring, but not before making it very clear that he will never be a Trump supporter. He shared his take on the future of the GOP with MPR News host Tom Weber. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/01/conservative-talk-show-host-says-never-trump?refid=0 Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Nut goodie thumbprints: This year's Star Tribune cookie contest winner Star Tribune food critic Rick Nelson reveals the winning recipe for the paper's annual holiday contest. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/01/nut-goodie-2016-cookie-winner?refid=0 Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Appetites: Ready or not, here's another feast After last week, you not be prepared for it, but there is a big two-day feast going on in Rochester. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/30/appetites-rochester-feast?refid=0 Wed, 30 Nov 2016 15:39:14 -0600 Mpls. hit-and-run victim's family pleads for driver to step forward Barbara Mahigel was struck and killed Sunday walking across Nicollet Avenue South at 43rd Street. Her son on Wednesday begged the driver to "rectify your mistake." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/30/minneapolis-hit-run-victim-family-pleads-help-solving-case?refid=0 Wed, 30 Nov 2016 14:57:55 -0600 How America's 'pursuit of happiness' is making us feel worse "I think in America, our expectations of what happiness should look like are very, very high," says Ruth Whippman, author of "America the Anxious." "Some might even say unrealistic." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/30/books-america-the-anxious?refid=0 Wed, 30 Nov 2016 13:40:31 -0600 Minnesota Zoo's oldest tiger dies at 16 The Minnesota Zoo's oldest tiger, named Molniy, has passed away. He was 16 years old. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/30/minnesota-zoo-oldest-tiger-dies?refid=0 Wed, 30 Nov 2016 09:06:44 -0600 Supremes hit was a hit for others too Today's Morning Edition music starts with the first notes in the song that was number one on the Billboard pop chart 50 years ago today. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/30/supremes-hit-was-a-hit-for-others-too?refid=0 Wed, 30 Nov 2016 08:58:53 -0600 Are we in a new era of African-American athletic activism? Sports, race, politics and social change. LeBron James, Colin Kaepernick, Serena Williams... are more African-American athletes speaking out on race and other social issues? Or is it reminiscent of earlier eras with Muhammad Ali, Paul Robeson and Jesse Owens? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/30/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 What we know about Trump's plans for national security Two experts talked about national security in the Trump administration. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/30/trumps-plans-for-national-security?refid=0 Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Surgeon General seeks to tackle drug, alcohol abuse The U.S. Surgeon General has announced plans to tackle drug and alcohol abuse. Two health care experts discussed how these proposals work on a state level. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/30/surgeon-generals-report-outlines-effects-of-addiction?refid=0 Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Surviving the blowout and explosions on Deepwater Horizon Deepwater Horizon survivor Mike Williams is in town to speak at the Heroes Among Us lecture series. He shared his story about the explosion of the offshore oil rig. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/30/surviving-the-explosion-of-the-deepwater-horizon?refid=0 Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 How to live with grace What does grace mean? Is it a physical, emotional or spiritual trait? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/29/how-to-live-with-grace?refid=0 Tue, 29 Nov 2016 16:24:26 -0600 Pioneer Press reporters seek new owner for newspaper Pioneer Press reporter Dave Orrick talked about the future of the paper in light major job cuts and the prospect of more. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/29/pioneer-press-reporters-seek-new-owner?refid=0 Tue, 29 Nov 2016 15:01:37 -0600 Views on the presidential transition from Trump supporters We opened the phone lines to hear from voters of President-elect Donald Trump. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/29/trump-supporters-on-presidential-transition?refid=0 Tue, 29 Nov 2016 14:52:04 -0600 Analyzing Keith Ellison's chances for DNC Chair Political reporter Jonathan Easley talked about Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison's chances of being elected to chair the Democratic National Committee. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/29/analyzing-ellison-chances-dnc?refid=0 Tue, 29 Nov 2016 14:45:00 -0600 Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison states his case for DNC chair Democrats won't vote until February on the next leader of their party, but the race for chair of the Democratic National Committee is already well-underway. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/29/keith-ellison-makes-his-case-for-dnc-chair?refid=0 Tue, 29 Nov 2016 08:49:33 -0600 Henry Ford's influence in Minnesota From the oldest Ford dealership in the world to the ruins of the St. Paul assembly plant, Minnesota is home to a lot of Ford history. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/29/books-ford-century-in-minnesota?refid=0 Tue, 29 Nov 2016 06:00:00 -0600 Police training: How do officers make sound judgments in the field? Two former police officers joined the program to discuss the psychological training that officers undergo, and they talked about how biases and other psychological factors play into policing. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/29/policing-psychology-training?refid=0 Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 In Cuba's history, a family divided Derek Palacio's new novel, "The Mortifications," offers a timely glimpse at the families torn apart by the U.S.-Cuba rift. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/28/books-the-mortifications?refid=0 Mon, 28 Nov 2016 11:51:31 -0600 The song "Reet Petite" boosted Motown Today's Morning Edition music is from "Reet Petite" by Jackie Wilson, a song which was co-authored by Berry Gordy and released in 1957. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/28/reed-petite-helped-berry-gordy?refid=0 Mon, 28 Nov 2016 09:00:09 -0600 Humankind documentary: Compassionate Nurses The documentary, "Compassionate Nurses" examines the art of listening to patients and the challenge of avoiding "compassion fatigue" in a crucial health care profession. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/28/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Mon, 28 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 After Castro, what's the future of U.S.-Cuba relations? Following the death of Cuban leader Fidel Castro, we looked at the future of U.S.-Cuban relations. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/28/us-cuba-relationship-post-castro?refid=0 Mon, 28 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 This is how U.S. government decisions are actually made Who actually makes decisions in the U.S. government? Is it the politicians we elect? Or is it the army of bureaucrats that serve under them? Two experts explained. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/28/us-government-decision-making?refid=0 Mon, 28 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Political Junkie: Tweets and recalls Political Junkie Ken Rudin discussed President-elect Donald Trump's accusations that millions of illegal votes were cast in November and the push for recounts in three states. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/28/political-junkie-tweets-recalls?refid=0 Mon, 28 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Rep. Emmer: Castro's death is even more reason to lift embargo Following the death of Fidel Castro, Minnesota Congressman Tom Emmer discussed the future of our relationship with Cuba. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/28/emmer-castro-death-need-to-lift-embargo?refid=0 Mon, 28 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Explaining the new numbers on homelessness in Minnesota A recent study found 9,312 people experiencing homelessness in the state, a 9 percent decrease from the previous study in 2012. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/28/new-numbers-on-homelessness-in-mn?refid=0 Mon, 28 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Body found in Mendota Heights identified as missing man Joseph Michael Hernandez had been reported missing earlier this month. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/27/hernandez-mendota?refid=0 Sun, 27 Nov 2016 13:12:58 -0600 'This Chair Rocks' In a culture obsessed with eternal youth, Ashton Applewhite is stubbornly defiant. Applewhite is out with a new book that celebrates growing older. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/25/this-chair-rocks?refid=0 Fri, 25 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 The growing mentoring movement Founder and CEO of Encore.org, a San Francisco-based organization leading efforts in mentoring, Marc Freedman and MPR's senior economics contributor, Chris Farrell, discussed the mushrooming mentoring movement. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/25/mentoring-movement?refid=0 Fri, 25 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Pert Near Sandstone performs pert near MPR studios Bluegrass band Pert Near Sandstone joined the program for a performance you don't want to miss. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/25/pert-near-sandstone?refid=0 Fri, 25 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 MPR documentary: 'Blessings of the Fields' An MPR documentary by Mark Heistad explores old-fashioned farming with horses, and how machinery and technology have remade American farms and transformed rural society itself. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/25/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Fri, 25 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Anti-Trump protesters march down Lake St. in Minneapolis About 200 people gathered around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Nicollet Avenue and Lake Street, eventually heading east down Lake in a peaceful fashion. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/23/antitrump-protest-lake-street-minneapolis-?refid=0 Wed, 23 Nov 2016 18:08:59 -0600 Police searching for man they say shot his ex-wife Police are searching for a man who allegedly shot his ex-wife at her workplace Wednesday afternoon in North St. Paul. They warn that John Bruce Steurer of Anoka is armed and dangerous. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/23/police-searching-for-man-they-say-shot-his-exwife?refid=0 Wed, 23 Nov 2016 17:47:23 -0600 More 'Rad Women': Worldwide role models Kate Schatz returns with a second collection highlighting powerful and influential women who don't always make the history books. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/23/books-rad-women-worldwide?refid=0 Wed, 23 Nov 2016 15:22:43 -0600 Appetites: Potato tips from a cook who's obsessed with them Raghavan Iyer says he has a life-long "addiction" to potatoes, and he has no desire for "recovery." That inspired his new book, which he calls a celebration of potatoes. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/23/appetites-potato-tips?refid=0 Wed, 23 Nov 2016 14:56:26 -0600 Eric Dayton hates skyways and thinks you should, too The skyway systems in Minneapolis and St. Paul are a blessing and a curse, and really more of a curse to Eric Dayton. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/23/eric-dayton-hates-skywalks?refid=0 Wed, 23 Nov 2016 14:33:55 -0600 2 Minn. lawmakers want to change the Electoral College Republican Rep. Pat Garofalo and DFL Rep. John Lesch talked about their proposed changes to the Electoral College. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/23/electoral-college-changes?refid=0 Wed, 23 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 The most dangerous streets for pedestrians Eric Roper, reporter at the Star Tribune, talked about his investigation into pedestrian safety in the Twin Cities. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/23/pedestrian-safety?refid=0 Wed, 23 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Aspen Ideas Festival: Do We Need to Rescue the Humanities? Many college students will be returning to their homes this weekend to share a meal with those who might be helping pay for that education, their parents. Both might be asking themselves, what makes a good education? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/23/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Wed, 23 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Mpls. woman who hanged 1-year-old 'couldn't take it anymore' Nataliia Karia was charged with attempted murder for hanging a child in her day care, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said Tuesday. The child was rescued and survived. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/22/mpls-mn-woman-charged-attempted-murder-hanging-child?refid=0 Tue, 22 Nov 2016 17:21:17 -0600 Muslim leaders: Wash. Co. 5th-grader threatened Somali child with air gun Minnesota Muslim leaders are calling for increased protection of Muslim students in state schools after they say an Afton-Lakeland Elementary fifth-grader tried to bring an air pistol to school after threatening to shoot a Somali-American third-grader. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/22/muslim-leaders-wash-co-mn-5th-grader-threatened-somali?refid=0 Tue, 22 Nov 2016 15:45:13 -0600 Prosecutors: Drug deal triggered Anoka Co. store shooting, chase The Anoka County Attorney's Office on Monday charged Castle Rogers Ahlbeck on suspicion of shooting a man in East Bethel, then leading police on a harrowing car chase that ended when an officer wounded Ahlbeck. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/22/suspect-shot-by-cop-after-anoka-co-chase-charged?refid=0 Tue, 22 Nov 2016 14:41:24 -0600 'Not Just Jane': The women authors history overlooked Jane Austen was a fierce talent, but she wasn't alone in her era. "You couldn't swing a petticoat without knocking over authoresses young and old," Shelley DeWees writes in a new book. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/22/books-not-just-jane?refid=0 Tue, 22 Nov 2016 14:00:46 -0600 In post-election disarray, where do Democrats go now? Two Democratic strategists discussed the future of the party and the dimly lit path they are on for the next two years before midterm elections. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/22/the-democratic-party-in-disarray?refid=0 Tue, 22 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 'Media blackout' at the Standing Rock protests Two independent, Native American journalists discussed a lack of media coverage of the protests over the Dakota Access Pipeline and what role the media plays as independent observers of civil unrest. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/22/media-blackout-standing-rock?refid=0 Tue, 22 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Op-ed: Zuckerberg and Facebook must defend the truth New York Times media columnist Jim Rutenberg believes that Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg has an obligation to crack down on the fake news on his site. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/22/facebook-must-defend-truth-oped?refid=0 Tue, 22 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Careful, Minnesota: It's eagle-in-the-road season The DNR is reminding Minnesota drivers that roadkill draws eagles to the roads and the creatures are not good at flying off when a car approaches. Here are some tips on handling eagle-car encounters. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/21/minnesota-eagle-car-roadkill-collision-safety?refid=0 Mon, 21 Nov 2016 17:34:00 -0600 Political Junkie: A confluence of policy and politics Political Junkie Ken Rudin shared his concerns with MPR News host Kerri Miller about President-elect Donald Trump's inability to separate his business affairs with his presidential duties. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/21/junkie-confluence-policy-politics?refid=0 Mon, 21 Nov 2016 13:36:51 -0600 A closer look at President-elect Donald Trump's economic plan Donald Trump has made a lot of promises to make America's economy "great again." But which of his plans and promises do economists think will actually work? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/21/president-elect-economic-plan?refid=0 Mon, 21 Nov 2016 13:25:16 -0600 Boston's Scholz took his time finishing band's lone No. 1 song "Amanda" was Boston's first and only No. 1 hit. The song was on their third album, which took Boston leader Tom Scholz seven years to complete. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/21/boston-amanda-number-one?refid=0 Mon, 21 Nov 2016 08:56:25 -0600 Meet a couple new Minnesota lawmakers Two newly-elected members of the Minnesota Legislature, joined the program to talk about what issues they want to address while they're in office. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/21/meet-the-new-lawmakers?refid=0 Mon, 21 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Task force targets delays in mental health care system Emily Johnson Piper laid out the recommendations made by the state's mental health task force last week. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/21/task-force-targets-delays-in-mental-health-system?refid=0 Mon, 21 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Intelligence Squared debate: Gerrymandering is destroying the political center An Intelligence Squared debate about our politically divided country. Does Gerrymandering result in a "rigged" election? The motion is "Gerrymandering is destroying the political center." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/22/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Mon, 21 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 A photojournalist's view from Standing Rock Richard Tsong-Taatarii, a staff photographer for the Minneapolis Star Tribune, was at Standing Rock documenting the Dakota Access pipeline protests over the weekend. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/22/a-photojournalists-view-from-standing-rock?refid=0 Mon, 21 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 What are the Cube Critics watching Thanksgiving weekend? Cube Critics Stephanie Curtis and Euan Kerr shared which movies are will bring your family together this Thanksgiving. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/18/cube-critics-thanksgiving-movie-recommendations?refid=0 Fri, 18 Nov 2016 14:06:13 -0600 Photos: Minnesotans greet the first winter storm of the season After a warmer-than-usual fall, Minnesota has finally gotten its first snowfall. With western and northern Minnesotans bearing the brunt, here's a look at what people are seeing around the state. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/18/photos-minnesota-meets-first-winter-storm?refid=0 Fri, 18 Nov 2016 08:50:56 -0600 Winter is here: Your guide to the season's first snow Our lovely, lingering, longer-than-usual fall is over, Minnesota &mdash; and winter is off to a fierce start. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/18/first-snow-winter?refid=0 Fri, 18 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Norm Ornstein: We're beset by 'angry populism' and 'partisan tribalism' Norm Ornstein, one of the country's most respected Washington observers and a Minnesota native, was back home this week to speak about our politically divided country and what the future holds. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/18/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Fri, 18 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 A reporter's recap of the Minnesota ISIS trials Reporter Laura Yuen shared what she knows about the young men who were sentenced this week for attempting to join ISIS. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/18/recapping-mn-isis-trials?refid=0 Fri, 18 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Could Danny Heinrich scuttle ideas for reforming Minnesota's sex offender program? State lawmakers are taking a hard look at the Minnesota Sex Offender Program, or MSOP, and there are talks of reform. However, will the Jacob Wetterling case end those talks? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/18/msop-reform-may-be-halted-because-heinrich-case?refid=0 Fri, 18 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Police end lockdown at St. Cloud mall The Crossroads Center mall in St. Cloud was on lockdown for about two hours Thursday night. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/17/st-cloud-mall-lock-down?refid=0 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 17:44:36 -0600 A post-election reading list The election has left people with a lot of questions. This reading list is aimed at sharing perspectives, offering insight and building understanding. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/17/books-a-post-election-reading-list?refid=0 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 13:49:06 -0600 Remember what it's about: Tips for celebrating the holidays without going broke It's the season of giving, and for those who give too much, the season of debt. Financial expert Ruth Hayden shared her tips on how to have a happy holiday without draining your bank accounts. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/17/ruth-hayden-on-surviving-the-holidays-financially?refid=0 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 12:51:21 -0600 Gun discharges in St. Paul elementary; no one hurt A gun brought to school by a first-grader discharged into the floor of a classroom Thursday at St. Paul's Crossroads Elementary. "Today, we got lucky," St. Paul police said. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/17/shot-fired-crossroads-elementary-stpaul?refid=0 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 11:43:53 -0600 Minn. drops 12.5K jobs in October; jobless rate steady at 4 percent Minnesota's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remains better than the 4.9 percent national rate but the state continues to lag the nation in job growth. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/17/mn-drops-12k-jobs-october-jobless-rate-4-percent?refid=0 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 10:25:43 -0600 Charges in Castile shooting may be first against officer in Minnesota Despite the hundreds of times police officers shoot and kill people while on duty, it's rare they face murder or manslaughter charges. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/17/charging-officers-rare-philando-castile?refid=0 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 04:00:00 -0600 Presidential historian Timothy Naftali: 'We Have a New President: Now What?' Presidential historian Timothy Naftali has studied many U.S. presidents and shares his insights about presidential leadership and decision making. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/17/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Police conduct in the Philando Castile case Conversations and changes around police conduct have been evolving nationwide. How does fear play a role in an officer's decision to fire a weapon? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/17/police-conduct-castile-shooting?refid=0 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Climate Cast: Government faces lawsuit over effects of greenhouse gases A group of 21 young people are suing the federal government for failing to protect them from the harmful effects of greenhouse gas emissions. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/17/climate-cast-government-lawsuit-greenhouse-gases?refid=0 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 New book focuses on debunking painful myths about Native Americans Two authors of a new book, "All the Real Indians Died Off": And 20 Other Myths about Native Americans," visited MPR News to discuss the stigmas they face. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/17/debunking-painful-myths-about-native-americans?refid=0 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Counter Stories: Reflecting on the election Three members of the Counter Stories team discussed what they're seeing and hearing in their communities after last week's election. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/17/counter-stories-reflecting-on-the-election?refid=0 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Colson Whitehead, Rep. John Lewis win National Book Awards Colson Whitehead's reimagining of the Underground Railroad took home the award for fiction. Rep. John Lewis, who collaborated on a graphic novel about his work with the Civil Rights movement, won in the Young People's Literature category. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/16/books-national-book-award-winners?refid=0 Wed, 16 Nov 2016 21:47:49 -0600 Appetites: A former Brooklyn foodie revels in Grand Forks farm life Molly Yeh is a Julliard-trained musician from Chicago. What happens when she meets Nick, a trombonist with North Dakota roots? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/16/appetites-molly-yeh-on-the-range?refid=0 Wed, 16 Nov 2016 16:18:36 -0600 'Payoff': What we don't understand about motivation There are some clear motivators in life: money, love, revenge. But there's more to motivation than these obvious factors, according to a new book from Dan Ariely. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/16/books-payoff?refid=0 Wed, 16 Nov 2016 01:10:47 -0600 Reaction: Charges filed against officer involved in Philando Castile shooting Ramsey County Attorney John Choi announced Officer Jeronimo Yanez would face felony charges for the shooting of Philando Castile. Several members of the community reacted, and experts provided legal analysis. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/16/reaction-choi-charging-yanez-castile-shooting?refid=0 Wed, 16 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Thread live event: Jeffrey Toobin on 'American Heiress' Jeffrey Toobin spoke with MPR's Kerri Miller about his latest book, "American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/16/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Wed, 16 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 What are the consequences of legalizing marijuana? Voters in California, Nevada, Maine and Massachusetts voted last week to legalize recreational use of marijuana. What are the consequences of legalizing marijuana? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/16/legalizing-marijuana?refid=0 Wed, 16 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 'The Art of Waiting': What is your fertility story? Belle Boggs spent five difficult and painful years trying to get pregnant. In her new book, she shares what she learned about the longing and the business of trying to become a parent. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/15/books-art-of-waiting?refid=0 Tue, 15 Nov 2016 13:28:19 -0600 The next election to pay attention to is in Somalia Somalia will elect a president at the end of November, and that election will have a large impact on the Somali population in Minnesota http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/15/presidential-election-somali-2016?refid=0 Tue, 15 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Have recent protests been effective? In a week of protests around our region MPR News and guests examined the importance of protests in American politics. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/15/are-protests-effective?refid=0 Tue, 15 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Trump election raises concerns for Minnesota immigrants President-elect Donald Trump's campaign promises have immigrants concerned about their future. John Keller and Irma Marquez Trapero of the Immigrant Law Center in Minnesota joined MPR News to talk about what questions they're hearing. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/15/trump-election-mn-immigrants?refid=0 Tue, 15 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Why one Minnesota county voted Republican for the first time since 1928 Itasca County has voted Democratic back to every election dating back to 1928. Donald Trump broke that winning streak for Democrats this election. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/14/why-one-minnesota-county-voted-republican-for-the-first-time-since-1928?refid=0 Mon, 14 Nov 2016 14:28:54 -0600 'The Mothers': One of the most raved-about books of fall In crafting her novel, Brit Bennett said she wanted to trace "how girls become women without mothers to guide them through that transformation." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/14/books-the-mothers?refid=0 Mon, 14 Nov 2016 11:43:59 -0600 Trump wants to repeal and replace the ACA, but with what? Assuming that President-elect Donald Trump goes to Congress to repeal and replace Obamacare, what will the replacement look like? Sally Pipes and Steve Parente discuss. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/14/replace-aca-with-what?refid=0 Mon, 14 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Political Junkie: Everything (almost) conventional political wisdom got wrong Political Junkie Ken Rudin recapped the surprising results of the 2016 presidential election. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/14/political-junkie-what-happened-216-election?refid=0 Mon, 14 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Supt. Ed Graff discusses vision for Minneapolis district Superintendent Ed Graff joined MPR News to talk about all the things affecting the Minneapolis Public Schools http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/14/ed-graff-on-mpls-school-district?refid=0 Mon, 14 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Louis Johnston: What does the election mean for the economy? Economics professor Louis Johnston explores what the election of Donald Trump and a Republican Congress might mean for the economy. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/14/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Mon, 14 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Friday Roundtable: Who are we as a nation after this election? MPR News host Kerri Miller and her guests talk about how to leave the tumult of the 2016 election behind. Everyone knows there's work to be done, but how do everyday citizens get down to it? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/11/friday-roundtable-who-are-we-post-2016-election?refid=0 Fri, 11 Nov 2016 18:00:00 -0600 The late Leonard Cohen wrote music to the end Today's Morning Edition music is from Leonard Cohen with "It Seemed the Better Way" from his final album "You Want It Darker" which was released last month. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/11/leonard-cohen-dies-at-82?refid=0 Fri, 11 Nov 2016 08:57:08 -0600 Gopher football team faces tough test with Cornhuskers The University of Minnesota football team will be in Nebraska tomorrow night for a key Big Ten match up. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/11/gophers-play-tough-nebraska?refid=0 Fri, 11 Nov 2016 08:43:36 -0600 Gen. John Vessey and Lt. Avis Schorer remembered on Veterans Day We remember two Minnesota veterans who died this year &mdash; Gen. John Vessey and Lt. Avis Schorer. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/11/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Fri, 11 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Thousands in Minneapolis take to I-94, protesting Trump's win Thousands of protesters blocked the westbound lanes of I-94 near Cedar Avenue, not far from downtown Minneapolis. Both directions of the interstate were shut down for about an hour and a half, with dozens of law enforcement vehicles on the scene. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/10/i94-shut-down-by-antitrump-protest-elsewhere-protests-continue?refid=0 Thu, 10 Nov 2016 20:00:00 -0600 A hospice chaplain shares what dying taught her about living Kerry Egan has sat at the bedside of many patients at the end of their lives, and she shares what she's learned in her new book, "On Living." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/10/books-on-living?refid=0 Thu, 10 Nov 2016 15:58:53 -0600 The story of organizing Twin Cities janitors Maricela Flores shared her story of bringing a janitor's union to Target, Macy's and Best Buy. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/10/forces-behind-twin-cities-janitor-unionizing?refid=0 Thu, 10 Nov 2016 15:06:01 -0600 50 years ago: Monkees's Nesmith told music producers that they'd crossed a line Today's Morning Edition music is from the song "Take a Giant Step" by the Monkees, the flipside of their first single, "Last Train to Clarkesville," which was number one on the Billboard pop chart 50 years ago today. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/10/monkees-tv-persona-versus-musicians?refid=0 Thu, 10 Nov 2016 09:09:14 -0600 GOP Sen. Benson open to lame duck session on health care State GOP lawmakers plan to meet today to choose new leadership after they won control of the Senate but lost their leader. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/10/senator-benson-open-to-session-on-health-care?refid=0 Thu, 10 Nov 2016 09:05:54 -0600 Budget, early child education and health care top priorities for Dayton Gov. Mark Dayton and state DFLers still have a number of major goals on their agenda, all of which require heavy investment in transportation, health care, and infrastructure. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/10/dayton-lays-out-priorities?refid=0 Thu, 10 Nov 2016 09:02:34 -0600 Trump's immigration reform, what can we expect? One of the most urgent issues that President-elect Donald Trump promises to address is immigration reform. Two guests joined the program to outline what the Republican-led House might deal with first. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/10/what-to-expect-from-trump-on-immigration?refid=0 Thu, 10 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Climate Cast: What is Trump going to do about climate change? Reporter Rebecca Leber describes what she believes will be President-elect Donald Trump's plan on climate change. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/10/climate-cast-what-will-trump-do-as-president?refid=0 Thu, 10 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Sen. Al Franken hopes President Trump is different than Candidate Trump Democratic Sen. Al Franken talked about this week's election -- and what it means for Congress and his work in Washington. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/10/al-franken-on-trump-and-the-future?refid=0 Thu, 10 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 After election, racist graffiti hits suburban high school In Maple Grove yesterday, racist graffiti was scrawled on a bathroom wall at Maple Grove Senior High, including one where "#whitesonly" was written just above another word: Trump. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/10/racist-comments-at-schools-across-minnesota?refid=0 Thu, 10 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 2016 Election reactions: Candidates and experts weigh in MPR News host Tom Weber spoke with experts and candidates across parties to get their reaction to some of the surprising, and not so surprising, results of the 2016 elections. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/09/2016-election-reaction?refid=0 Wed, 09 Nov 2016 16:06:43 -0600 2016 Election reaction: What can we do with such a divided country? Several guests joined the show to talk about the surprising result, President-elect Donald Trump, and what we can anticipate moving forward. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/09/2016-election-reactions-from-the-experts?refid=0 Wed, 09 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Minn. congressional races: Lewis becomes Minn.'s newest member of Congress Minnesota's incumbent members of Congress kept their seats, while Republican Jason Lewis defeated DFLer Angie Craig to replace retiring Rep. John Kline. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/08/third-district-paulsen?refid=0 Tue, 08 Nov 2016 22:53:48 -0600 Republicans take full control of Minnesota Legislature The Republican wave that poured over Minnesota and other states on Election Day appeared to buoy local GOP candidates in greater Minnesota. Anger over health insurance costs may have also played a role in Republican victories. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/08/david-hann-gop-leader-minnesota-senate-defeated?refid=0 Tue, 08 Nov 2016 21:34:21 -0600 Omar wins MN House seat; nation's first Somali-American lawmaker Minneapolis organizer Ilhan Omar made history Tuesday when she won a Minnesota House seat and prepared to become the nation's first Somali-American legislator. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/08/first-us-somali-lawmaker-ilhan-omar-elected-mn-house?refid=0 Tue, 08 Nov 2016 20:25:55 -0600 Trump wave rolls across Minnesota politics Donald Trump showed unexpected strength across Minnesota outside the Twin Cities. That muscle helped Republicans keep the Minnesota House and take control of the state Senate. DFL U.S. Reps. Rick Nolan and Tim Walz survived the Republican wave. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/08/minnesota-state-national-elections-roundup?refid=0 Tue, 08 Nov 2016 19:13:15 -0600 Blaine toddler dead, child missing; man wanted for questioning Authorities are asking for help locating an "endangered" 5-year-old in the company of Nelson Geovanny Soto-Lopez, 24, who's being sought for questioning in the Tuesday death of a toddler. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/08/blaine-toddler-dead-police-seek-endangered-girl?refid=0 Tue, 08 Nov 2016 17:52:57 -0600 Photos: Minnesota voters head to the polls Voters across Minnesota headed to the polls Tuesday morning, many of them standing in long lines well before their polling places were scheduled to open. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/08/photos-minnesota-election-day-2016?refid=0 Tue, 08 Nov 2016 10:37:40 -0600 Minneapolis felon tries to trace his life's path in new memoir Zeke Caligiuri grew up in Minneapolis just as the city was earning the nickname "Murderapolis." He wrote his memoir behind bars, where he is serving a 34-year sentence for robbery and murder. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/08/books-this-is-where-i-am?refid=0 Tue, 08 Nov 2016 04:00:00 -0600 Soothing stories from A Beautiful World This election season has brought into the spotlight plenty of things that are wrong with the world. As Election Day brings the contentious contest to a close, take a listen to some of the things that are going right. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/08/a-beautiful-world-roundup?refid=0 Tue, 08 Nov 2016 02:00:00 -0600 Understanding savvy news consumerism Two media experts talked about the nature of modern media and how news consumers can become more informed about the type of content they're relying upon. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/08/being-a-savvy-media-consumer?refid=0 Tue, 08 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Elections chief answers how-to voting questions Ramsey County Elections manager Joe Mansky joined MPR News to talk about elections, voting - and to answer listener questions large and small. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/08/elections-chief-answers-questions?refid=0 Tue, 08 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Election update: On voting problems A look at issues facing Minnesotan and national voters. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/08/2016-election-day-issues?refid=0 Tue, 08 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 An Iraqi-American's first time voting Fadi Fadhil, an Iraqi-American who now lives in Minneapolis, told his story of escaping the Saddam Hussein regime and getting to the U.S. Tuesday marked his first time voting as an American citizen. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/08/first-time-voter?refid=0 Tue, 08 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 The condition that can make sleep dangerous About 1.5 million Americans have REM sleep behavior disorder, a condition in which the body refuses to go into lockdown while the brain is creating physically active dreams. Here's the story of one couple affected by it. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/07/the-condition-that-can-make-sleep-dangerous?refid=0 Mon, 07 Nov 2016 17:25:44 -0600 Political Junkie: On the eve of the 2016 election, emails and Trump in MN Political Junkie Ken Rudin joined the program on the eve of the 2016 presidential election to talk about more emails, Trump's rallies, and the votes coming from the African-American and Latino communities. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/07/political-junkie-eve-of-elections-2016?refid=0 Mon, 07 Nov 2016 14:49:18 -0600 Is mandatory civil service a good idea? Most people don't argue about the value of civic and volunteer service. But should it be mandatory? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/07/mandatory-would-it-work?refid=0 Mon, 07 Nov 2016 14:19:58 -0600 Would you learn a second language for love? When Lauren Collins fell for a Frenchman, she didn't speak French. They could communicate in English, but she couldn't help but wonder: What was she missing? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/07/books-when-in-french?refid=0 Mon, 07 Nov 2016 12:45:37 -0600 Gary Eichten's 'MPR Election Preview Special' Gary Eichten hosts an MPR Election Preview Special, with political editor Mike Mulcahy and MPR commentators Todd Rapp and Maureen Shaver. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/07/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Mon, 07 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 'One day more': A final look at races in Minnesota Brian McClung, former director of communication for Tim Pawlenty, and Katharine Tinucci, former campaign manager for Governor Mark Dayton, analyzed races from the top of the ticket to the bottom. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/07/one-day-more-eve-of-elections?refid=0 Mon, 07 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Trump to stop in Minnesota today Donald Trump is promising to take his campaign into traditional Democratic territory, including a visit to the Twin Cities Sunday afternoon. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/06/trump-to-stop-in-minnesota-today?refid=0 Sun, 06 Nov 2016 08:22:51 -0600 St. Paul woman remembers great-grandfather's civil rights legacy Esau Jenkins -- a notable figure in the civil rights movement -- has a permanent installation in his honor at the new National Museum of African American History and Culture. His great-granddaughter was there to see it open. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/04/st-paul-woman-remembers-greatgrandfathers-civil-rights-legacy?refid=0 Fri, 04 Nov 2016 18:20:54 -0500 As construction season wraps up, weekend road woes ease up Finally, waiting in all that construction traffic is paying off as road projects wrap up and regular routes open in the Twin Cities. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/04/weekend-road-woes?refid=0 Fri, 04 Nov 2016 11:21:09 -0500 Photos: The Minneapolis music scene, from the 1980s to now Music photographer Daniel Corrigan got his start at the U and went on to document the golden age of Minneapolis music. A collection of his photography is now available in a new book: "Heyday." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/04/books-heyday-35-years-of-music-in-minneapolis?refid=0 Fri, 04 Nov 2016 04:00:00 -0500 Chef's Friday Roundtable: How food unites us We took a break from the divisions of the election to talk about something that unites us - food. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/04/chefs-friday-roundtable?refid=0 Fri, 04 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Author Colson Whitehead: 'I'm on a very odd streak' "Unfortunately it's too late to become a lawyer or a vet or something useful," Colson Whitehead joked at Talking Volumes. "So I'll just keep writing." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/04/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Fri, 04 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 MN Supreme Court race: Candidate Q&As Incumbent Justice Natalie Hudson and attorney Michelle MacDonald joined the program to talk about why they should be on the Minnesota Supreme Court. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/04/mn-supreme-court-race-qa?refid=0 Fri, 04 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Wells Fargo employees face the wrath of the U5 Chris Arnold, NPR Planet Money correspondent, on his investigation into the situations of Wells Fargo employees http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/04/wells-fargo-employees-u5?refid=0 Fri, 04 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Is Wonder Woman the right choice for a U.N. ambassador? The United Nations named the comic book character its new Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls. Does it matter that she's fictional? Should it matter what she wears? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/03/wonder-woman-as-un-ambassador?refid=0 Thu, 03 Nov 2016 17:13:45 -0500 Criminal justice expert takes reins at Minneapolis NAACP Jason Sole, a Hamline University adjunct faculty member, was elected president of the Minneapolis NAACP, succeeding Nekima Levy-Pounds. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/03/jason-sole-criminal-justice-expert-takes-reins-at-minneapolis-naacp?refid=0 Thu, 03 Nov 2016 14:55:14 -0500 PolyMet files for permit to build northern Minn. copper mine PolyMet's formal application for a permit to build a controversial copper-nickel mine is a key next step that triggers an extended review process of the company's finances and the mine's potential environmental impact. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/03/polymet-officially-seeks-permit-minnesota-copper-mine?refid=0 Thu, 03 Nov 2016 13:13:40 -0500 Twins tap Rangers exec as new general manager Thad Levine, 44, will serve under recently appointed chief baseball officer Derek Falvey. They'll be the core executives tasked with returning the Minnesota Twins to baseball glory. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/03/minnesota-twins-baseball-new-gm-thad-levine?refid=0 Thu, 03 Nov 2016 11:27:57 -0500 DNR to open Mille Lacs for winter walleye, allow some keepers After months of catch-and-release only, anglers on Lake Mille Lacs will be allowed to keep some walleye during a winter fishing season that starts Dec. 1, state conservation officials said Thursday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/03/mille-lacs-walleye-winter-fishing-season?refid=0 Thu, 03 Nov 2016 10:52:39 -0500 Climate Cast: Parts of MN experience a record-breaking growing season The Twin Cities are about to break the all-time records for the latest freeze and longest growing season on record in the area. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/03/climate-cast-record-breaking-season?refid=0 Thu, 03 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Battleground states: What to look for in PA, OH, FL and NC Political reporters in key states shared what indicators they'll be tracking on election night. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/03/battleground-states-2016-campaign?refid=0 Thu, 03 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 'Democracy for Realists' co-author speaks on what influences our political decisions Larry Bartels, co-author of "Democracy for Realists," spoke this week about what influences our political behavior. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/03/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Thu, 03 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Appetites: Eating your way down the Green Line, Part II Earlier this year, a team of two writers, a photographer and an illustrator set out to document 75 independent restaurants along the path of the Green Line light rail system. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/02/appetites-eating-your-way-down-the-green-line-part-ii?refid=0 Wed, 02 Nov 2016 15:39:33 -0500 What can Minnesota do about rising health care costs? In Minnesota, people who buy individual or family health plans are facing huge price increases this coming year. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/02/lawmakers-talk-high-insurance-premiums?refid=0 Wed, 02 Nov 2016 14:30:50 -0500 Vikings offensive coach Norv Turner quits; no friction, says Zimmer The move follows two games where the Vikings offense fell flat after a 5-0 start. Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said he was "very, very surprised" by Turner's resignation. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/02/vikings-offensive-coordinator-norv-turner?refid=0 Wed, 02 Nov 2016 10:02:04 -0500 Study finds rent costs rising for more people The study says that since the Great Recession, the number of Americans who find it difficult to pay their rent has risen to historically high levels. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/02/rent-costs-up-in-relation-to-incomes?refid=0 Wed, 02 Nov 2016 08:42:09 -0500 Talking with kids about sexual assault and consent This presidential campaign has been full of surprises, but few anticipated that it would prompt a national conversation on sexual assault. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/02/talking-about-consent-with-your-children?refid=0 Wed, 02 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Analyzing the fallout from Clinton's emails Three guests provided analysis, context and speculated about what the second round of Clinton emails might mean for her, and for FBI director James Comey. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/02/three-views-on-second-round-of-clinton-emails?refid=0 Wed, 02 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Fan voices: Game 7 brings World Series to historic close tonight MPR News host Tom Weber opened the phone lines to talk about the final game in the World Series. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/02/game-7-in-the-world-series?refid=0 Wed, 02 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Hallberg's Picture of Health: Handling insurance changes Open enrollment began Tuesday for MNsure, and at many workplaces. So what happens when you're getting care from one doctor or clinic and your coverage changes? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/01/hallbergs-picture-of-health-handling-insurance-changes?refid=0 Tue, 01 Nov 2016 15:28:48 -0500 Our evolving relationship with microbes Microbes live both in and around us, but our relationship with the microbial world is complicated, changing and sometimes fraught. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/01/microbes-and-us?refid=0 Tue, 01 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 What the next president will actually be able to accomplish Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are making promises about what they will do if granted access to the White House. What can they realistically accomplish in the first term of their presidency? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/01/what-a-president-might-get-done-or-not?refid=0 Tue, 01 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 5th District Congressional debate: Frank Drake and Keith Ellison DFL incumbent Keith Ellison and Republican challenger Frank Drake joined us in studio for a debate moderated by MPR News host Tom Weber. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/01/fifth-congressional-debate?refid=0 Tue, 01 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 'Who's In Your Wallet? Hamilton, Jackson, Tubman and the Presidential Election' The event "Who's In Your Wallet?" used recent controversy over changes to the $10 and $20 bills in America as a backdrop for analyzing this year's similarly contentious presidential election. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/01/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Tue, 01 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 State Dept.'s rep to Muslim communities talks diplomacy Shaarik Zafar, the U.S Department of State's Special Representative to Muslim Communities, spoke in Minneapolis Tuesday evening. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/01/state-depts-rep-to-muslim-communities-talks-diplomacy?refid=0 Tue, 01 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Bad debt, charity care costs fall for Minnesota hospitals The growth in Minnesotans with health coverage has helped drive down uncompensated care costs for hospitals to an eight-year low, the Minnesota Department of Health said Monday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/31/minnesota-hospitals-bad-debts-charity-care-costs-down?refid=0 Mon, 31 Oct 2016 11:08:43 -0500 Election laws still in flux in many states The requirements for getting a ballot have always varied state by state. This year rules seem to be changing weekly nation-wide as courts and legislators push and pull over what kind of restrictions are allowed. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/31/election-laws-in-flux-nation-over?refid=0 Mon, 31 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Dayton: Rebate is fastest way to address premium increases Gov. Mark Dayton joined MPR News to talk about soaring health insurance premiums in Minnesota, and what to do about it. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/31/dayton-rebates-quickest-way-address-insurance?refid=0 Mon, 31 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Who should control the Legislature? Party leaders make their case All 201 seats in the Minnesota Legislature will be on the ballot on Nov. 8, and the results of those races matter. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/31/party-leaders-case-for-legislative-control?refid=0 Mon, 31 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Why we shouldn't leave those judicial elections blank They haven't made as many headlines, but judicial races will be on the ballot when Minnesotans go to the polls on Nov. 8. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/31/judicial-elections-dont-leave-ballot-blank?refid=0 Mon, 31 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Obamacare is on life support The Affordable Care Act is at a crisis point in many states around the country. Two guests talked about which issues are the most urgent to solve and if the problems with Obamacare reflect overall problems with the American health care system. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/31/obamacare-on-life-support?refid=0 Mon, 31 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Political Junkie: More email news Political Junkie, Ken Rudin, talks about the FBI's decision to re-open its investigation into Hillary Clinton's e-mails and whether the constant drip of stolen e-mails from Wikileaks will erode Clinton's recent gains in swing states. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/31/political-junkie-more-emails?refid=0 Mon, 31 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500 What role do witnesses play in police arrests? If you witness a police arrest - would you get involved or would you walk by? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/28/the-role-of-the-witness?refid=0 Fri, 28 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500 St. Paul police: Boy missing after fishing trip found safe St. Paul police say a 9-year-old boy missing since he went fishing Wednesday night at Beaver Lake on the St. Paul-Maplewood border was found safe near the lake. Authorities are investigating what happened. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/27/boy-missing-fishing-maplewood?refid=0 Thu, 27 Oct 2016 18:38:01 -0500 Glennon Doyle Melton on becoming a 'Love Warrior' The writer behind the popular Momastery blog leaves nothing back in her memoir on parenting, her marriage and her mental health. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/27/books-glennon-doyle-melton-love-warrior?refid=0 Thu, 27 Oct 2016 12:41:09 -0500 Judge tosses suit challenging Minn. teacher tenure rules The suit was filed by a group of parents who charged the laws protected ineffective teachers from layoffs. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/27/judge-tosses-suit-challenging-teacher-tenure-rules?refid=0 Thu, 27 Oct 2016 05:50:44 -0500 Climate Cast: Solutions to America's water crisis Which cities and which corporations are stepping up their water conservation? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/27/solutions-to-americas-water-problem?refid=0 Thu, 27 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Elaine Kamarck on 'Why Presidents Fail' Elaine Kamarck of Brookings speaks about her new book, "Why Presidents Fail and How They Can Succeed Again." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/27/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Thu, 27 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Photographer captures the world's rarest cats in amazing ways Steve Winter knew from age 7 that he wanted to take photographs for National Geographic. For the last 25 years, he has lived out that dream, shooting wildlife photos all around the globe. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/27/steve-winter-takes-amazing-photos-of-the-worlds-rarest-big-cats?refid=0 Thu, 27 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500 What to do when language fails us When we use the gender-neutral pronouns they and them, instead of he or she, is this political correctness or is there a fundamental problem with language? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/27/when-language-fails-us?refid=0 Thu, 27 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500 When does free speech become hate speech? Anti-Islam speakers have been making the rounds in northern Minnesota, calling on people to oppose Muslims where they live. Some people consider this type of rhetoric to be hate speech, but is it illegal? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/26/when-does-free-speech-become-hate-speech?refid=0 Wed, 26 Oct 2016 16:28:34 -0500 Appetites: Halloween isn't the same for everyone In other countries, this time of year brings much different traditional treats from the American Halloween. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/26/appetites-halloween-treats-in-other-countries?refid=0 Wed, 26 Oct 2016 15:38:41 -0500 7th District debate: Collin Peterson and Dave Hughes Candidates running for Congress in Minnesota's 7th District came to MPR's Moorhead studio to debate on the issues facing the country and their constituents. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/26/7th-district-candidates-debate?refid=0 Wed, 26 Oct 2016 15:31:04 -0500 'The Smaller Evil' dives into the dark plot of a cult-like retreat Stephanie Kuehn's childhood taste for horror novels and her doctorate in clinical psychology both get put to work in her new mind-bending YA thriller. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/26/books-smaller-evil?refid=0 Wed, 26 Oct 2016 15:21:18 -0500 McCollum and Ryan square off over the rising cost of tuition and insurance Fourth District incumbent Betty McCollum and challenger Greg Ryan were in studio for a debate. They talked about health care, policing and race, and the economy. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/26/4-4-district-congressional-debate?refid=0 Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Hallberg's Picture of Health: How'd the vampire myth start? Dr. Jon Hallberg joined All Things Considered host Tom Crann to talk about what could be behind the vampire myth. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/25/hallberg-scientific-explanation-vampire-myth?refid=0 Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:22:43 -0500 Voter's digest: Reads to get you ready before Election Day If you want to be an informed voter but don't have a lot of free time for research, here are some quick hits from Election 2016 that might help you out on Election Day. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/25/round-up-what-you-need-to-know-before-you-vote?refid=0 Tue, 25 Oct 2016 10:13:40 -0500 Op Ed: Christian women speak out against Trump While many male evangelical leaders are supporting the U.S. Republican nominee for president, their female counterparts are speaking out. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/25/op-ed-christian-women-vs-trump?refid=0 Tue, 25 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Money and politics in Minnesota. Who's getting what? Bob Collins followed political money backing Minnesota House races. He looked at who's getting big money donations and asks the question, "Does money influence the outcome of elections?" http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/25/money-and-politics-in-minnesota?refid=0 Tue, 25 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500 America's trust in the media continues to decline CNN Worldwide correspondent Brian Stelter and NYU journalism professor Pamela Newkirk talked about why only 32 percent of Americans say that they have a "great deal" or "fair amount" of trust in the media. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/25/americas-trust-in-media-declines?refid=0 Tue, 25 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Conversations on the Creative Economy: Jo Ann Jenkins discusses the creative challenges of aging clients AARP is the world's largest nonprofit, nonpartisan, social welfare organization. How can they keep up when the definition of "getting older" keeps changing? CEO Jo Ann Jenkins answered that question and more. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/25/mpr-news-presents?refid=0 Tue, 25 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Ann Patchett: 'Guess what, folks? We judge books by their covers' Author Ann Patchett wrote her latest novel because she couldn't find any other book that captured "the big messiness that is modern family." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/24/books-ann-patchett-talking-volumes?refid=0 Mon, 24 Oct 2016 14:00:13 -0500 10 deaths, one day: A look at the youngest victims of gun violence On average, seven children and teens are killed by guns each day in the U.S. Reporter Gary Younge picked one day -- Nov. 23, 2013 -- and profiled the ten boys who died on that date. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/24/books-another-day-in-the-death-of-america?refid=0 Mon, 24 Oct 2016 12:39:32 -0500 NDSU to kick off 2019 football season at Target Field Minnesota Twins fans will be hoping their team's playing meaningful baseball in August 2019. If not, they can switch to football when North Dakota State opens its season in Minneapolis at a reconfigured Target Field. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/24/target-field-football-ndsu-2019-season?refid=0 Mon, 24 Oct 2016 12:19:54 -0500 Political Junkie: Looking back on debates and the Dems path to majority MPR News host Kerri Miller spoke to Ken Rudin, the Political Junkie, about the three presidential debates and what races might push the Democrats into the majority. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/24/political-junkie-looking-back-on-debates?refid=0 Mon, 24 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Mpls. police: Internal probe clears cops in Jamar Clark shooting The two Minneapolis officers involved in the Nov. 15 shooting of Jamar Clark did not violate department policy and will not face discipline, Police Chief Janee Harteau said Friday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/21/jamar-clark-minneapolis-police-shooting-internal-investigation?refid=0 Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:40:00 -0500 Who looks out for utility consumers in Minnesota? Annie Levenson-Falk, the head of CUB (Citizens Utility Board) Minnesota, talked about how CUB will focus on consumers' utility bills in Minnesota and how to lower them or at least keep them from going up. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/21/how-to-lower-minnesota-utility-bills?refid=0 Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Terry Olson, the man who would be free Terry Olson was released from prison after 11 years for a crime he says he didn't commit. He and his attorney, David Schultz told his story. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/21/terry-olson-released-from-jail?refid=0 Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500 On the ballot: How should lawmakers get pay raises? When Minnesota voters go to the polls on Nov. 8, they'll be asked to consider question that hasn't received much attention this political season: Who should decide how much state legislators get paid? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/21/lawmakers-pay-raises-ballot-question?refid=0 Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500 IQ2 debate: Is "Big Pharma" to blame for rising health care costs? An Intelligence Squared debate on the motion: "Is 'Big Pharma' to blame for rising health care costs?" http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/21/mpr-news-presents?refid=0 Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Feds see cooler-than-normal winter coming for Minnesota December through February may feel a bit more like an old-school winter. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's new seasonal outlook expects below-average temperatures across the state with above-average snow up north. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/20/noaa-see-cooler-winter-minnesota-la-nina?refid=0 Thu, 20 Oct 2016 13:05:47 -0500 Minnesota jobless rate steady at 4 percent; 1,900 jobs added Minnesota's unemployment rate remained at a seasonally adjusted 4 percent in September as the state added jobs. Minnesota's year-over-year job growth continues to lag the nation. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/20/minnesota-september-jobless-rate-steady-4-percent?refid=0 Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:36:43 -0500 Takeaways from the final debate The third and final presidential debate of 2016 is over. Two professors discuss what the candidates said. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/20/takeaways-from-final-debate?refid=0 Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Climate Cast: World leaders agree to limit planet-warming hydrofluorocarbons World leaders met in Rwanda to discuss a plan to reduce hydrofluorocarbons in the atmosphere, which could stop the atmosphere from warming nearly a whole degree by the end of the century. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/20/climate-cast-hydrofluorocarbons?refid=0 Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500 What it means to be an American: Artists, musicians and activists speak Influential thinkers from around the country reflected on the American identity in the modern age. Naaima Khan, Pakou Hang and Brian Rosenberg to reflected on the series and added their own perspective on what it means to be an American. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/19/what-it-means-to-be-an-american?refid=0 Wed, 19 Oct 2016 15:58:04 -0500 Appetites: Mexican food's African origins A five-course event in Minneapolis will illustrate the African origins of Mexican foods with the help of chef Dora Careaga. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/19/appetites-afro-mexican-food?refid=0 Wed, 19 Oct 2016 15:21:27 -0500 'Just words'? Picking apart the language of the 2016 election From "bigly" to "basket of deplorables," what do the candidates' ways of speaking say about them? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/19/the-language-of-the-2016-election?refid=0 Wed, 19 Oct 2016 14:20:12 -0500 Dakota Access pipeline protesters consider moving encampment Protesters of the Dakota Access pipeline are considering moving their biggest encampment several miles south for winter, near a town on the Standing Rock reservation. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/19/dakota-protesters-consider-moving-protest?refid=0 Wed, 19 Oct 2016 09:42:00 -0500 A look at school tax referendums in Minneapolis, statewide School districts are seeking operating levies or bond referendums this year to help increase funding. Donald McFarland and Greg Abbott talk about what's going on the ballots. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/19/school-tax-referendums-2016?refid=0 Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Jim Hagedorn looks to bump Tim Walz from 1st District Republican Jim Hagedorn is up against incumbent DFLer Tim Walz in the 1st congressional district. Walz declined to appear for a debate, so Hagedorn joined the program for a question-and-answer session. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/19/congressional-qa-hagedorn-1st-district?refid=0 Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500 What is the future of Wells Fargo? James Koren, bank and finance journalist for Los Angeles Times, explored the problems with bank regulations and looked at what a class action lawsuit could cost Well Fargo. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/19/future-of-wells-fargo?refid=0 Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Hallberg's Picture of Health: Mixing politics and medicine When everyone's talking about the election, is the clinic a politics-free zone? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/18/hallberg-doctors-politics?refid=0 Tue, 18 Oct 2016 13:36:14 -0500 'Body of Water': What fishing teaches us about being human Chris Dombrowski's two great passions are fishing and poetry. His new book explores the life of a legendary bonefishing guide in the Bahamas, and the wisdom the man has earned from his time at sea. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/18/books-body-of-water?refid=0 Tue, 18 Oct 2016 05:00:00 -0500 Political Junkie: Another week to remember Political Junkie Ken Rudin joined the program to review an unprecedented week in presidential election politics. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/17/political-junkie-what-a-week-last-debate?refid=0 Mon, 17 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Is America finally having an honest discussion about rape culture? Kelly Oxford sent a Tweet encouraging women to share an account of their first sexual assault. Fifty tweets per minute came back to her. That movement inspired a conversation about sexually motivated assault. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/17/is-america-finally-having-honest-discussion-about-rape-culture?refid=0 Mon, 17 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Photos: The fall colors of Minnesota -- on Instagram Leaf-peepers, you have done well. We asked our Instagram followers to share photos of the fall colors in their area and they delivered. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/13/fall-colors-minnesota-instagram?refid=0 Thu, 13 Oct 2016 16:02:17 -0500 Appetites: How to boost your cooking game with science Dan Souza and Molly Brinbaum, executive editors for Cook's Science, are pros at using the scientific method for improving recipes. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/12/appetites-improve-cooking-with-science?refid=0 Wed, 12 Oct 2016 16:39:48 -0500 Listen: Theater Latte Da reviving 'Ragtime' Theater Latte Da is keeping E.L. Doctorow's surprisingly relevant conversations about capitalism, police brutality, and immigration going with a staging of "Ragtime." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/11/ragtime-theater-latte-da?refid=0 Tue, 11 Oct 2016 12:22:21 -0500 Striking nurses, Allina reach tentative deal The Minnesota Nurses Association says its strike against Allina Health will end Tuesday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/11/allina-striking-nurses-tentative-deal?refid=0 Tue, 11 Oct 2016 06:00:28 -0500 Divided along gender lines: Where do men and women stand this election? We're hearing a lot about Trump, what he thinks of women, and what women think of him. But, how divided are male and female voters feeling? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/11/women-voters-2016?refid=0 Tue, 11 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Inside the Dakota Access Pipeline protest A 19-year-old has taken on the role of activist and gotten involved in the protests to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline's construction. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/10/update-protests-dakota-access-pipeline?refid=0 Mon, 10 Oct 2016 14:09:53 -0500 Q&A: 3rd district candidate, Terri Bonoff Terri Bonoff, a DFL House candidate, joined the program to talk about what she's done to earn the right to lead the 3rd congressional district. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/10/qa-bonoff-3rd-congressional-2016?refid=0 Mon, 10 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Highlights and reaction from the second presidential debate Two politically savvy experts poured over the second presidential debate and gave our listeners some insight. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/10/highlights-second-presidential-debate?refid=0 Mon, 10 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Political Junkie: If your candidate loses, will you give the winner a chance? Callers shared their views on supporting opposing candidates. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/10/will-voters-support-opposing-candidate?refid=0 Mon, 10 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500 I-694, marathon, Vikes top Twin Cities weekend traffic woes A chunk of westbound I-694 will close this weekend. Officials are also reminding drivers to watch for closed roads Sunday tied to the Twin Cities Marathon and the Vikings game in Minneapolis. Here's your guide. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/07/marathon-vikes-game-top-twin-cities-weekend-road-woes?refid=0 Fri, 07 Oct 2016 12:35:18 -0500 North American undersecretary visits Minneapolis, dispelling myths of Mexico In light of Donald Trump's remarks on Mexican immigrants, undersecretary for North America, Paulo Carreno, is traveling to U.S. cities to dispel the negative image of Mexico. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/07/undersecretary-mexico-visit-minneapolis?refid=0 Fri, 07 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Will Backpage.com CEO's arrest help curtail sex trafficking in Minnesota? Ramsey County Attorney John Choi talked about the significance Carl Ferrer's arrest, the CEO of Backpage.org, an adult classified website. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/07/backpage-ceo-arrest?refid=0 Fri, 07 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500 How film can grow to feature more black actors In the 88-year history of the Academy Awards only 14 black actors have won Oscars. Erika Howard and Gil Robertson discussed the ways film has evolved and where there is still room to grow. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/07/african-americans-featured-in-filams?refid=0 Fri, 07 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Mills and Nolan battle it out over Minnesota's 8th District DFL incumbent Rick Nolan discussed pressing issues that impact the large and diverse 8th congressional district. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/07/congressional-debates-2016-8th-district?refid=0 Fri, 07 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Friday Roundtable: Rethinking the way we see design Three experts discussed how they use design to solve problems at work, in neighborhoods and at NASA's jet propulsion laboratory. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/07/roundtable-rethinking-design?refid=0 Fri, 07 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Fringe Festival director is stepping down Jeff Larson, executive director of the Minnesota Fringe Festival, has announced that he is leaving the theater and performing arts festival after 18 years as an employee and three years as its director. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/06/fringe-festival-director-stepping-down?refid=0 Thu, 06 Oct 2016 17:32:49 -0500 Fall and winter outdoor adventures Gear Junkie Stephen Regenold talked about what gear they need to enjoy the great outdoors when the weather outside is frightful. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/06/fall-winter-adventures?refid=0 Thu, 06 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Rental crisis? Report details increasing sales of rental buildings in the Twin Cities With few rental properties to choose from, tenants are now forced into paying more for rent, or move farther out of the city. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/06/housing-crisis-twin-cities?refid=0 Thu, 06 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Using science to unlock flavor in the kitchen MPR's All Things Considered host Tom Crann was in to talk with Molly Birnbaum and Dan Souza, editors of "Cook's Science: How to Unlock Flavor in 50 of our Favorite Ingredients". http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/06/using-science-to-unlock-flavor?refid=0 Thu, 06 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Idea to combat invasive species: Create fresh water preserves in Minnesota lakes At an aquatic invasive species conference this week, University of Minnesota researcher Peter Sorensen presented an idea for protecting Minnesota waters: Create "fresh water preserves" or "stewardship areas." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/06/protected-lakes-marine-reserves?refid=0 Thu, 06 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500 The fight for clean power Former White House counselor Jody Freeman talked about the Clean Power Plan and the future climate regulations. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/06/clean-power-plan-appeal?refid=0 Thu, 06 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Winston Churchill's great escape Candice Millard's new book, "Hero of the Empire," dives into the early life and adventures of Winston Churchill, before he became a household name and world leader. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/05/books-hero-of-the-empire?refid=0 Wed, 05 Oct 2016 17:48:07 -0500 Appetites: A memoir, but for food Cookbook author Bea Ojakangas discussed her new food memoir and shared a recipe for almond cardamom scones. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/05/appetites-bea-ojakangas?refid=0 Wed, 05 Oct 2016 16:22:45 -0500 Army Corps presses Red River flood project despite permit denial The U.S Army Corps of Engineers said Wednesday it will soon award its first contract for a massive Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion plan despite the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources' refusal to sign a key construction permit. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/05/red-river-flood-plan-ok-without-permit-army-corps?refid=0 Wed, 05 Oct 2016 10:37:10 -0500 The first and only vice-presidential debate, analyzed The Huffington Post's Amanda Terkel gave detailed analysis of the vice-presidential candidates' performances. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/05/vice-president-debate-analysis?refid=0 Wed, 05 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Fixing the 'emergency situation' in MN's individual health care market Health care plans will have rate hikes of as much as two thirds. This prompted the state's top insurance regulator Mike Rothman, to call this "a real emergency situation." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/05/health-insurance-rates-hike?refid=0 Wed, 05 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Matthew could be first hurricane in a decade to ravage Florida's east coast Hurricane Matthew is a big, dangerous Category 4 storm packing winds over 120 miles per hour, several feet of storm surge and waves up to 30 feet high. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/05/hurricane-matthew?refid=0 Wed, 05 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Hallberg's Picture of Health: Do fitness trackers work? Millions of people are using wearable fitness tracker, but a new study found that people without them actually lost more weight than those who used one. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/04/hallberg-do-fitness-trackers-work?refid=0 Tue, 04 Oct 2016 16:11:28 -0500 Bobo, stay home! Farmington chief offers clown a jail cell lunch Cops don't want to feed into the scary-clown-roaming-town hysteria, but it's pretty clear they're tired of it. Law enforcement in several Minnesota towns took to social media Tuesday to tell people to knock it off. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/04/farmington-police-clown-threat?refid=0 Tue, 04 Oct 2016 12:07:02 -0500 What the Republicans (and Democrats) must do to win the election As part of the Broadcast Journalist Series, conservative columnist Ed Morrissey talked politics. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/04/bjs-morrissey?refid=0 Tue, 04 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Political Junkie: Trump's taxes and the forgotten vice presidents As usual, Political Junkie Ken Rudin covered a lot of ground after a busy and surprising weekend. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/03/forgotten-vps-trump-taxes?refid=0 Mon, 03 Oct 2016 15:43:43 -0500 Fall is Minnesota's deadliest season for pedestrians Pedestrian deaths are up significantly from two years ago, the Minnesota Department of Transportation said Monday. Shorter days and longer nights make the autumn months particularly dangerous. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/03/fall-minnesota-deadliest-pedestrian-season?refid=0 Mon, 03 Oct 2016 15:17:26 -0500 'Wolf Boys': The American teenagers turned cartel assassins Dan Slater's new book charts the descent of American teenagers into the brutal violence of the drug war. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/03/books-wolf-boys?refid=0 Mon, 03 Oct 2016 13:44:51 -0500 New era set as Falvey takes over Twins baseball operations After another dismal season, the Twins hope Derek Falvey will put the team back on the path to success. The Twins formally announced his hiring Monday. He replaces fired general manager Terry Ryan. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/03/minnesota-twins-baseball-new-era-derek-falvey?refid=0 Mon, 03 Oct 2016 10:36:40 -0500 Hamline president on proposed changes to curriculum, staffing Hamline president Fayneese Miller spoke about the future of the school while reexamining its curriculum and staffing. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/03/hamline-president-future-of-school?refid=0 Mon, 03 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500 What's the future look like for wilderness and wildlife? This week, three University of Minnesota experts will gather to talk about how humans are affecting the wild. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/03/where-the-wild-things-arent?refid=0 Mon, 03 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500 'Conspiracy theories are for losers': Why those on the outside turn to them From the death of JFK to the "birther" movement, conspiracy theories have saturated American politics for decades. Some may roll their eyes at the idea of a second shooter, but our experts say conspiracy theories do serve a purpose. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/03/conspiracy-theories-2016-election?refid=0 Mon, 03 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Big cat: Lynx coach Reeve named WNBA coach of the year Cheryl Reeve has already led the Lynx to three WNBA championships and has them primed to win a fourth. This is her second time being named WNBA coach of the year. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/30/minnesota-lynx-coach-reeve-wnba-coach-year?refid=0 Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:08:15 -0500 Minneapolis police investigate after 3 killed, 1 hurt Three people were killed -- a man and two teenagers -- and a fourth was injured in an apparent homicide in south Minneapolis. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/30/minneapolis-homicide?refid=0 Fri, 30 Sep 2016 10:15:05 -0500 'Sky Blue Water' collection sparks controversy with its foreword The collection showcasing stories for young readers by authors from around the state had to be reprinted after a line in its foreword referenced Christopher Columbus' "discovery" of America. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/30/sky-blue-water?refid=0 Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Minnesota's labor trafficking problem is getting worse A new report sheds light on underlying causes of labor trafficking and how we can stop this modern form of slavery. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/30/labor-trafficking-mn?refid=0 Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Friday Roundtable: Foreign Policy This is the show where we invite three smart people into the studio for a discussion about the week's news or a big idea. Today, we're considering the foreign policy challenges that will face the next president. Barbara Frey, Nicholas Hayes, and Bou Nassif were in the studio. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/30/roundtable-foreign-policy?refid=0 Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Hey Minnesota, northern lights may put on a show Thursday, Friday night A geomagnetic storm may deliver a potentially awesome northern lights display the next couple of nights. If skies are clear, Thursday night's viewing across Minnesota could be something. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/29/minnesota-northern-lights-show?refid=0 Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:24:31 -0500 The invisibility of black women Author Mychal Denzel Smith had some interesting things to say on the invisibility of black women on a previous show. He came back, and was joined by Rhonda Vonshay Sharpe, president of the Women's Institute for Science, Equity and Race, to talk about the challenges facing black women in America. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/29/invisibility-black-women?refid=0 Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 'American Heiress:' The Minnesota members of the Symbionnese Liberation Army Legal analyst and writer Jeffrey Toobin spoke at the Westminster Presbyterian Church about his book "American Heiress," which chronicles the Patty Hearst kidnapping and everything that followed. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/29/american-heiress?refid=0 Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 How our slang and language are evolving There was a time when if you said the word "hepcat" or "happy cabbage" or "fly rink" people would know what you meant. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/29/slang-and-language-evolution?refid=0 Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 In The Dark: The Circus In the fourth episode of the podcast, the APM Reports team looks at the national attention the Jacob Wetterling investigation received. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/29/in-the-dark-episode-4?refid=0 Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Minnesota police chiefs work to make Mogadishu safer Two local police chiefs are are making a difference in the local and international Somali communities. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/29/protecting-somali-communities-here-abroad?refid=0 Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 'Children of the New World' offers a glimpse into a tech-obsessed future Alexander Weinstein's collection of stories examines what happens when technology outpaces ethics. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/28/books-children-of-the-new-world?refid=0 Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:07:40 -0500 Appetites: Minnesota's best hot sauces The Twin Cities hot sauce scene is growing, says City Pages food writer Mecca Bos. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/28/appetites-twin-cities-best-hot-sauces?refid=0 Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:25:51 -0500 The $41 million Wells Fargo clawback New York Times writer Ben Protess joined the program with an update on the CEO of Wells Fargo, John Stumpf forfeiting 41-million dollars in stock awards. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/28/wells-fargo-clawback?refid=0 Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 What does environmental justice look like in Minnesota? The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has formed a grassroots Environmental Justice Advisory Group to help guide policy with the goal that all Minnesotans will have equal access to clean water and air. MPR News asks: How will the group do that? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/28/environmental-justice?refid=0 Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Can compost harm the environment? Environmentally-aware gardeners should be warned that their compost may contain a kind of earthworm that can decimate forest areas. Ryan Hueffmeier, junior scientist at the Natural Resources Research Institute, talked about his research on the Asian worms as exotic invaders in Minnesota's woods. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/28/invasive-worms?refid=0 Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 The presidential temperament: It's not the same as being a CEO In the first presidential debates of the 2016 campaign, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton exchanged barbs on whether or not they had the necessary "temperament" for the presidency. We asked a historian and a political scientist to offer historic examples of presidential temperament and suggest how voters can see past the stereotypes and hyperbole to get to a candidate's credentials. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/28/presidential-temperment?refid=0 Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Novelist Carl Hiaasen: You can scream about injustice or you can use humor Author Carl Hiaasen discusses his new novel, "Razor Girl," and why humor is an effective weapon against injustice. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/28/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Hallberg's Picture of Health: Chlamydia tops infectious disease list The sexually transmitted disease chlamydia topped the list of infectious diseases reported to the state Department of Health last year. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/27/hallberg-chlamydia?refid=0 Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:56:15 -0500 Man dies after officer-involved shooting in Burnsville A man died following an officer-involved shooting Monday night in Burnsville. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/27/officer-involved-shooting-burnsville?refid=0 Tue, 27 Sep 2016 06:59:15 -0500 The power of music to manage pain and illness Andrew Schulman, a medical musician, has written a book on the power of music to help patients manage pain and recover from illness. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/27/books-waking-the-spirit?refid=0 Tue, 27 Sep 2016 05:34:04 -0500 Historically Black: A new podcast from APM Reports With the opening of the new National Museum of African American History and Culture comes a new podcast from APM Reports and the Washington Post, Historically Black. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/27/apm-washington-post-new-historically-black-podcast?refid=0 Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 The first presidential debate: What we learned Brown University's Wendy Schiller and Vann R. Newkirk II of The Atlantic analyzed the first debate between Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/27/first-debate-of-2016?refid=0 Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 In 'Reputations,' a powerful political cartoonist questions his influence Juan Gabriel Vasquez left Colombia when he was 23 to escape the violence -- and to write. Now, he's back with the first book he's written since moving home to Bogota. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/26/books-juan-gabriel-vasquez-reputations?refid=0 Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:10:14 -0500 Jackie Robinson's son continues dad's legacy David Robinson's path in life didn't take him to the baseball diamond, but he is carrying on his famous father's legacy of social change. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/26/david-robinson-interview?refid=0 Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:08:05 -0500 Millennial women are ditching feminism, or are they? Are some types of feminist rhetoric luring young women in or chasing them away to from the feminism tent? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/26/millennials-feminism?refid=0 Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Analysis: Minnesota's record suicide numbers in 2015 Suicide rates overall have increased by 24 percent from 1999 to 2014, according to a CDC report. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/26/minnesota-record-suicides?refid=0 Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Are for-profit colleges on the way out? Ashley Smith, an Inside Higher Ed reporter, talked about how for-profit colleges target poorer communities and veterans, and she discussed the changes to their funding. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/26/for-profit-universities?refid=0 Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Political Junkie: The first presidential debate Political Junkie Ken Rudin discussed the expectations for Hilary Clinton's and Donald Trump's first debate. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/26/political-junkie-first-debate?refid=0 Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 St. Paul I-35E shutdown tops Twin Cities weekend road woes More north-south pain for drivers trying to get through St. Paul this weekend. Interstate 35E is closing again. Here's your guide to the biggest highway traffic hassles. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/23/i35e-shutdown-stpaul-weekend-road-hassles?refid=0 Fri, 23 Sep 2016 10:11:58 -0500 Friday Roundtable: Voter's guide to the debates Monday marks the first presidential debate of the election and we invited three smart people into the studio for a voter's guide to debunking the debates. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/23/roundtable-voters-guide-2016?refid=0 Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 How do you prevent abductions without terrifying parents? Robert Lowery, from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, joined Tom Weber to talk about how the Wetterling case - and it's resolution - affected the country. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/23/prevent-abduction?refid=0 Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Listen: Somali-Americans criticize media coverage of St. Cloud attack FBI investigators continue to piece together details of Saturday's stabbing at Crossroads Center Mall in St. Cloud. Two Somali-Americans talk about their reactions to the media coverage of the incident. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/23/stcould-reaction-stabbing?refid=0 Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Police body cam captures water rescue of man near Mississippi The footage shows Minneapolis police officers and a paramedic pulling a man to safety from a storm sewer that drains into the Mississippi River. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/22/minneapolis-police-water-rescue?refid=0 Thu, 22 Sep 2016 16:43:12 -0500 Vikings-Panthers still on for Sunday despite Charlotte unrest The NFL said it expects the Carolina Panthers and Minnesota Vikings to play Sunday in Charlotte. Charlotte's been reeling from two days of public protests over the police shooting of a black man. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/22/nfl-vikings-panthers-security-charlotte-protests?refid=0 Thu, 22 Sep 2016 10:18:42 -0500 Race and policing in wake of Tulsa and Charlotte shootings Professor David Thomas joined MPR News to talk about the shootings of Terence Crutcher and Keith Lamont Scott. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/22/tulsa-charlotte-shootings?refid=0 Thu, 22 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Trump: U.S. generals "reduced to rubble." Is that true? Author, Rosa Brooks and military expert, David Barno spoke to MPR News host Kerri Miller about the condition of the U.S. military in light of comments from presidential candidate Donald Trump. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/22/state-us-military?refid=0 Thu, 22 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 What makes a good financial adviser? Author and financial consultant Ruth Hayden answered caller questions about everything from financial advisers to managing your own funds. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/22/ruth-hayden-managing-money-choosing-financial-adviser?refid=0 Thu, 22 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Broadcast Journalist Series: Justin Ellis of ESPN the Magazine As part of Minnesota Public Radio's Broadcast Journalist Series Justin Ellis, Senior Editor of ESPN the Magazine, joined MPR News host Tom Weber to talk about covering sports - the challenges, the ethics, and the compelling stories. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/22/bjs-ellis?refid=0 Thu, 22 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Climate Cast: What the U.S. presidential candidates say about climate change Shawn Otto, co-founder and chair of Science Debate, spoke with MPR News host Kerri Miller about what our presidential candidates are saying about climate change. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/22/climate-cast-presidents-climate-change?refid=0 Thu, 22 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Appetites: Pears, or 'apples 2.0' For lots of Minnesotans, fall is a time for all things apples. But there's another tree fruit that doesn't get as much attention as maybe it should. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/21/appetites-pears?refid=0 Wed, 21 Sep 2016 17:03:21 -0500 Charges: Former Starkey execs and associates stole more than $20M from company Five people, including three former Starkey executives, controlled "sham companies and dummy entities" that they used to siphon money from Starkey, the Minnesota U.S. Attorney said in a statement. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/21/starkey-executives-charged-stealing-from-company?refid=0 Wed, 21 Sep 2016 16:52:09 -0500 Vikings' Peterson faces surgery Thursday; return unknown Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson will have surgery Thursday to deal with a torn meniscus in his left knee and it's not clear when, or if, he'll return to play this season. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/21/vikings-adrian-peterson-surgery-return-unclear?refid=0 Wed, 21 Sep 2016 11:49:46 -0500 Wells Fargo revelations remind us that big banks aren't 'fixed' Three personal finance and banking experts reflected on the notion that big banks are still running amok with our money and our trust. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/21/wells-fargo-accountability?refid=0 Wed, 21 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Hallberg's Picture of Health: The many varieties of hepatitis Hepatitis outbreaks linked to food around the country have put the infection back in the news lately. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/20/hallberg-hepatitis?refid=0 Tue, 20 Sep 2016 17:13:47 -0500 FAQ: What is Legionnaires' disease? The Minnesota Department of Health has confirmed 12 cases of the disease in people who live or work in a Twin Cities suburb. Here's how the disease affects the body and how it's contracted. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/20/what-is-legionnaires-disease?refid=0 Tue, 20 Sep 2016 16:41:26 -0500 'Into the Sun': Tracing the ripples of the war in Afghanistan Deni Ellis Bechard's new novel drops readers into Kabul, where a car bomb kills three expats working in the city. The friend they leave behind attempts to unravel the forces that caused their death. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/20/books-into-the-sun-deni-bechard?refid=0 Tue, 20 Sep 2016 14:40:16 -0500 Listen: Rick Nolan and Stewart Mills in 8th District congressional debate Democrat Rick Nolan, the incumbent, and his Republican challenger Stewart Mills squared off in a debate Monday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/20/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Tue, 20 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 The difference between those who vote and those who don't According to the New York Times, for every 10 U.S. adults, 6 vote and 4 don't. Rob Griffin and Jan Leighly explained who is voting, who isn't, and what divides them. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/20/do-dont-vote?refid=0 Tue, 20 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Op-ed: What the MN Somali community is doing to help combat homegrown radicalism Mahmoud Noor, executive director of the Confederation of Somali Community in Minnesota joined the program to talk about what the MN Somali community is doing to help people assimilate and to combat homegrown radicalism. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/20/oped-radicalism?refid=0 Tue, 20 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 SCSU interim president discusses students' reactions to St. Cloud knife attack Ashish Vaidya, the interim president of St. Cloud State University, spoke about the how the mall attack has affected the mood on campus and what needs to happen to bring the community together. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/20/scsu-response?refid=0 Tue, 20 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 'Playing Dead': Can you fake your death in the 21st century? Elizabeth Greenwood dove deep into the world of death fraud while researching her book. She even managed to obtain an "up to snuff" death certificate from the Philippines. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/19/books-playing-dead?refid=0 Mon, 19 Sep 2016 14:12:40 -0500 'Concerned but very hopeful': Reactions to the stabbing in St. Cloud Gov. Dayton met this morning with community leaders in St. Cloud, where over the weekend a man wielding a knife attacked shoppers at a St. Cloud shopping mall. Before the Governor's meeting, Tom Weber talked with several people in St. Cloud about what happened - and how it's affecting the community. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/19/stcloud?refid=0 Mon, 19 Sep 2016 13:19:41 -0500 St. Cloud chief: 'Lone attacker' drove mall stabbing rampage The motive of the attack is still unclear, but the FBI said that the stabbings were being investigated as a "potential act of terrorism." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/19/st-cloud-mall-stabbing?refid=0 Mon, 19 Sep 2016 09:08:14 -0500 Political Junkie: Tragedies as political events and the role of moderators Political Junkie, Ken Rudin on Trump's response to the bombing in New Jersey, and the role of moderators in debates. Should they question the candidate's statements? Or is that the job of the opponent? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/19/political_junkie_tragedies?refid=0 Mon, 19 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Talking Volumes: Elizabeth Alexander on 'The Light of the World' As part of the 2016 Talking Volumes series, Kerri Miller talks with Pulitzer Prize finalist Elizabeth Alexander, author of "The Light of the World." The event was held September 15, 2016 at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/19/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Mon, 19 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 'Hero' cop stops knife-wielding attacker's rampage at St. Cloud mall An off-duty police officer shot a man suspected of stabbing nine people non-fatally in a St. Cloud mall Saturday evening. The suspect's family has released his name. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/18/st-cloud-mall-stabbings?refid=0 Sun, 18 Sep 2016 06:07:44 -0500 Guthrie offers a young woman's view of 'Sensibility' The classic novel has been adapted by a playwright who thinks women in theater need more opportunities, onstage and off. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/16/guthrie-offers-young-womans-view-of-sensibility?refid=0 Fri, 16 Sep 2016 14:11:06 -0500 Stevie Wonder and Prince played "Superstition" together on stage Today's Morning Edition music is Stevie Wonder performing "Superstition" live in Paris in 2010, from a home video recorded by a member of the audience. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/16/stevie-wonder-and-prince-once-played-together?refid=0 Fri, 16 Sep 2016 09:00:29 -0500 Friday Roundtable: The role of music today Today on the Friday Roundtable we invited three smart people into the studio to talk about music. How do you get people to pay for it? How does the way we listen color our experiences? And what is the role of music today? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/16/musics-role-today?refid=0 Fri, 16 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 How did he get here? Meet Minnesota's newest invasive pest The red swamp crayfish has been found for the first time in a Minnesota lake, the DNR said Thursday. The agency suggested the creatures could be castoffs from a classroom aquarium or crawfish boil. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/15/minnesota-newest-invasive-species-red-swamp-crayfish?refid=0 Thu, 15 Sep 2016 14:29:39 -0500 Lynx extend Whalen, Augustus contracts The Minnesota Lynx said Thursday the team signed guards Seimone Augustus and Lindsay Whalen to multi-year contract extensions. Details, including the length of the extensions, were not disclosed. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/15/lyn-extend-whalen-augustus-contracts?refid=0 Thu, 15 Sep 2016 12:55:55 -0500 MN jobless rate ticks up to 4 percent in August; 1,500 jobs lost Minnesota's jobless rate rose to 4 percent in August as employers cut 1,500 jobs, state officials said Thursday. It was the first time in more than two years that Minnesota's rate touched 4 percent. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/15/minnesota-unemployment-ticks-up-with-august-job-losses?refid=0 Thu, 15 Sep 2016 10:22:13 -0500 Nurses strike: The reasons behind the picket lines Nurses at Alina hospitals have been on strike for 11 days, here is a look at the dispute with leaders on both sides of the picket line. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/15/nurses_strike?refid=0 Thu, 15 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 White flight isn't an issue of the past America is becoming re-segregated in the post-Civil rights era, argues author Jeff Chang. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/15/white_flight?refid=0 Thu, 15 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 How to ask for a raise, effectively New research on women in the workplace asserts both men and women ask for raises, but men are more often given raises. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/15/how-to-ask-for-a-raise?refid=0 Thu, 15 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Climate Cast: Warming waters threaten walleye habitat As global warming heats up the water in the Upper Midwest, it could begin to impact some of our most beloved fish species. Notably, Minnesota's state fish, the walleye. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/15/warm-waters-walleye?refid=0 Thu, 15 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Just can't win: Women seen either as too meek or too aggressive as leaders Sometimes, women are caught in two extremes when they take on leadership roles. They're either portrayed as weak or too assertive. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/14/double-blind?refid=0 Wed, 14 Sep 2016 15:35:04 -0500 Minn. woman killed while cycling in Georgia Police say a driver in Georgia who struck and killed Ashley Block, 25, was under the influence of drugs and distracted when the incident happened. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/14/minneapolis-bicyclist-killed-georgia?refid=0 Wed, 14 Sep 2016 14:53:55 -0500 'In the Dark': The story of the boy abducted 10 months before Jacob Wetterling In the third episode of the In the Dark podcast, Jared Scheierl tells his story. Scheirel was assaulted by Danny Heinrich ten months before Jacob Wetterling disappeared. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/14/in-the-dark-jared-scheirel?refid=0 Wed, 14 Sep 2016 13:54:05 -0500 The narcissism epidemic Are we surrounded by narcissists, or is that just our perception? Kerri Miller spoke with a journalist and a professor with conflicting views on whether or not this is a narcissist's world, and we're just living in it. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/14/narcissism_epidemic?refid=0 Wed, 14 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Sunken treasure: One of the many Great Lakes shipwrecks, found Ken Merryman of the Great Lakes Shipwreck Preservation Society, joined MPR News host Tom Weber to share what it's like to stumble upon a shipwreck when you're not looking for it. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/14/shipwreck-antelope?refid=0 Wed, 14 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 FAQ: The Dakota Access pipeline and protest The Dakota Access Pipeline river crossing in North Dakota has spawned legal battles and protests across the U.S. Here are answers to some basic questions about the $3.8 billion project and the pushback. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/13/dakota-access-pipeline-frequently-asked-questions?refid=0 Tue, 13 Sep 2016 15:43:11 -0500 Hallberg's Picture of Health: What pneumonia does to a body Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton says she was diagnosed with pneumonia on Friday, and she has canceled campaign events to rest on the advice of her doctor. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/13/hallberg-pneumonia-legionnaires-hillary-clinton?refid=0 Tue, 13 Sep 2016 15:17:36 -0500 The rise of parent shaming and the psychology behind it It's never been easier to shame a parent: Post one video online and people seize upon it, berating the parenting skills of people they've never met. What has made people so eager to shame? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/13/the-psychology-behind-parent-shaming?refid=0 Tue, 13 Sep 2016 13:44:40 -0500 Op-Ed: A case against elderly voters Too old to vote? A Time magazine columnist says older voters aren't good at creating positive election outcomes. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/13/oped_old_voters?refid=0 Tue, 13 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Why do so many rape kits go untested? 3,482 rape kits sat in police storage last year according to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/13/untested_rape_kits?refid=0 Tue, 13 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 'Grief Is the Thing with Feathers': Weaving mourning and magic In Max Porter's debut novel, a crow arrives on the doorstep of a family stricken with grief. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/12/books-grief-is-the-thing-with-feathers?refid=0 Mon, 12 Sep 2016 13:57:15 -0500 Political Junkie: Clinton's health, transparency and comments about Trump's supporters Ken Rundin, the political junkie, joined MPR News host Kerri Miller to talk about Hillary Clinton's health and her comments about Donald Trump's supporters. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/12/clinton-health?refid=0 Mon, 12 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 MN politics update with Brian Bakst What's up with the special session and the DFL's attempt to get Trump off the Minnesota ballot? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/12/politics_bakst?refid=0 Mon, 12 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Money in politics equals unprecedented access for big spenders Questions about donations to the Clinton Foundation sparked a new debate this election cycle regarding money and access in politics. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/12/money_politics?refid=0 Mon, 12 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 MN officials confirm 5 Legionnaires' disease cases in Hopkins State health officials said Friday they are investigating the source of the outbreak in a cluster of people who live or work in Hopkins. Three remain hospitalized. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/09/minnesota-legionnaires-disease-cases?refid=0 Fri, 09 Sep 2016 18:16:29 -0500 State moves to stop operations at Globe, MN School of Business A court ruling said the schools defrauded students who enrolled in training for law enforcement jobs. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/09/globe-university-school-of-business-operations-halted-lawsuit?refid=0 Fri, 09 Sep 2016 18:13:29 -0500 A real duck dynasty: Minnesota brothers dominate stamp contest Call them the New York Yankees of the Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest. Minnesota brothers Joe, Bob and Jim Hautman talked with MPR News about their long, winning history in the federal stamp art competition. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/09/real-duck-dynasty-hautman-brothers?refid=0 Fri, 09 Sep 2016 14:32:30 -0500 I-35E closure tops Twin Cities weekend road woes No need to agonize this weekend about the speed limit on that stretch of I-35E south of downtown St. Paul. It will be closed. Here's your guide to the weekend's driving hassles. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/09/i35e-closure-tops-twin-cities-weekend-road-woes?refid=0 Fri, 09 Sep 2016 13:18:15 -0500 How the Jacob Wetterling case transformed Minnesota's way of life MPR News recently asked Minnesotans how the abduction and killing of Jacob Wetterling affected them and how their lives may have changed. Here are some of the responses. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/08/minnesotans-jacob-wetterling-react?refid=0 Fri, 09 Sep 2016 10:00:00 -0500 Wetterlings set example for dealing with ambiguous grief For nearly three decades, Dr. Pauline Boss said the Wetterling family was essentially living in limbo with their grief, a condition she calls ambiguous loss. She said human resilience is an amazing thing. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/08/wetterlings-set-example-ambiguous-grief?refid=0 Thu, 08 Sep 2016 18:00:00 -0500 Allina says more nurses crossing picket line Allina Health System said the number of nurses union members signing up to work is nearly quadruple the number who crossed the picket line during the week-long strike in June. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/08/allina-says-more-nurses-crossing-picket-line?refid=0 Thu, 08 Sep 2016 15:03:29 -0500 Life and terrorism after 9/11 MPR News host Kerri Miller spoke with national security experts Amos Guoira and David Schanzer about how September 11th changed the way the United States thinks about, plans for and fights terrorism. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/08/life_after_911?refid=0 Thu, 08 Sep 2016 13:16:55 -0500 Minnesotans with roots in Laos watch Obama's historic visit Chanida Phaengdara Potter, founding editor and publisher of Little Laos on the Prairie online magazine, spoke to MPR News host Tom Weber about changes to the Lao economy and the millions of U.S. dollars committed to help clear landlines. She also reflected on what it means to have the world's media spotlight focused on Laos. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/08/mn-loas?refid=0 Thu, 08 Sep 2016 13:06:07 -0500 National Geographic photographer Annie Griffiths on life behind the camera Griffiths, a Minnesota native and one of the magazine's most celebrated photographers, credits her mother with instilling a love of travel. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/08/photographer-annie-griffiths?refid=0 Thu, 08 Sep 2016 12:27:08 -0500 'In the Dark': What did the Wetterling investigation miss in those first few hours? 'In the Dark' reporters tracked down as many of Jacob Wetterling's neighbors as they could find, to talk about their memories of Oct. 22, 1989. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/08/in-the-dark-jacob-wetterling-investigation?refid=0 Thu, 08 Sep 2016 11:36:33 -0500 Climate Cast: Coastal flooding due to global warming has already begun MPR meteorologist Paul Huttner and host Kerri Miller spotted a New York Times story about what is called "sunny day flooding" along the coasts of the United States. Reporter Justin Gillis wrote "Flooding of Coast, Caused by Global Warming, Has Already Begun" for the New York Times and he joined them to talk about the article. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/08/coastal-flodding?refid=0 Thu, 08 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Appetites: Dinner time, for the whole family? Few topics can polarize a conversation more quickly the question of whether small children belong in restaurants -- and if they do, which ones? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/07/appetites-kids-at-restaurants?refid=0 Wed, 07 Sep 2016 18:44:50 -0500 An eerie road trip novel that mixes marriage and madness Hannah Pittard's new novel digs at an uncomfortable truth: Sometimes the one you love can drive you crazy. Hours in a car on tornado-ravaged roads doesn't help things. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/07/books-listen-to-me?refid=0 Wed, 07 Sep 2016 16:28:30 -0500 University of Minnesota fires wrestling coach after drug probe The move comes months after the team was roiled by allegations that J Robinson knew wrestlers were improperly using the anti-anxiety drug Xanax. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/07/u-minnesota-fires-wrestling-coach-amid-drug-probe?refid=0 Wed, 07 Sep 2016 15:35:53 -0500 Heads-up: I-35E in St. Paul closed this weekend Twin Cities drivers caught a break over the Labor Day weekend with few road construction hassles. But a big one's coming this weekend: I-35E closes Friday in both directions through St. Paul. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/07/i35e-closed-weekend-stpaul?refid=0 Wed, 07 Sep 2016 10:53:41 -0500 'In the Dark': Why did it take so long to find Jacob Wetterling? Daniel Heinrich, who confessed this week to killing Jacob Wetterling, was questioned by police as early as 1990. A new podcast asks: Why did it take so long to solve one of Minnesota's most infamous crimes? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/07/jacob-wetterling-in-the-dark-podcast?refid=0 Wed, 07 Sep 2016 10:28:04 -0500 Luger makes case for the deal with Heinrich in Wetterling case "If we passed up this opportunity ... I'm not sure I could sleep with myself," U.S. Attorney Andrew Luger told MPR News Wednesday. "This was too important to the family. Too important to Minnesota." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/07/plea-deal-for-heinrich-defended?refid=0 Wed, 07 Sep 2016 08:53:15 -0500 The process behind negotiating a plea Plea deal negotiations led to the discovery of Jacob Wetterling's remains last week. MPR News host Kerri Miller asked CBS legal editor Andrew Cohen how interrogations and plea deals come together to lead to these sorts of revelations and convictions. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/07/negotiating-plea?refid=0 Wed, 07 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Gig economy: Is America's social safety net failing our current labor market? Why do voters seem so angry and anxious this year? Part of the answer might have something to do with the gig economy. MPR News host Kerri Miller and two guests discussed the future of work in America. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/07/gig-economy?refid=0 Wed, 07 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 How charges in the Wetterling case came together Stearns County Attorney Janelle Kendall joined All Things Considered host Tom Crann to talk about her office's involvement in the Jacob Wetterling case. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/07/stearns-county-attorney-wetterling-case?refid=0 Wed, 07 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Timeline: 27 years of agony in Jacob Wetterling case Jacob Wetterling was missing for 27 years before authorities found his remains and a man confessed to the kidnapping, sexually assaulting and killing the boy. Here's a snapshot of what happened since Jacob was taken. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/06/timeline-jacob-wetterling-danny-heinrich?refid=0 Tue, 06 Sep 2016 16:11:21 -0500 A 911 dispatcher tells all Caroline Burau's book, "Tell Me Exactly What Happened," runs through the terrifying, boring and hilarious moments of her career as a 911 dispatcher. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/06/books-tell-me-exactly-what-happened-dispatches-from-911?refid=0 Tue, 06 Sep 2016 15:19:21 -0500 'Another Brooklyn': Award-winning author Jacqueline Woodson delivers for adults Jacqueline Woodson, who won the National Book Award for "Brown Girl Dreaming," has written her first book for adults in twenty years. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/06/books-another-brooklyn?refid=0 Tue, 06 Sep 2016 11:44:15 -0500 Political Junkie: What to expect this fall from debates to swing states Political Junkie Ken Rudin gave MPR News host Kerri Miller the rundown of what to expect over this election season. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/06/political-junkie?refid=0 Tue, 06 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Met Council chair discusses stopgap funding for Southwest light rail Adam Duininck, head of the Metropolitan Council, joined MPR News host Tom Weber to talk about the future of the controversial Southwest light rail project. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/06/met-council-chair-on-southwest-light-rail-future?refid=0 Tue, 06 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Education levels and the electorate Two reporters who look at voting patterns shared their insight on how education can be a powerful political predictor. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/06/voters-education?refid=0 Tue, 06 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Stearns County: Jacob Wetterling's remains have been found "Our hearts are broken. ... I have no words," said Patty Wetterling. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/03/jacob-wetterling-remains?refid=0 Sat, 03 Sep 2016 09:36:25 -0500 Invasive lake algae surface in Itasca, Beltrami, Stearns counties Starry stonewort infestations have been found in three more lakes, including Lake Winnibigoshish, which flows into the Mississippi River. The DNR is weighing next steps to fight the invader, which could wreak havoc on boaters. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/02/invasive-lake-algae-surface-central-northern-mn?refid=0 Fri, 02 Sep 2016 13:05:28 -0500 Twin Cities Labor Day weekend road woes: not so terrible The weekend's road hassles report is more about stuff being open, including all lanes on I-94 from St. Cloud to Collegeville. Here's your guide. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/02/twin-cities-labor-day-weekend-road-woes-not-so-bad?refid=0 Fri, 02 Sep 2016 10:20:44 -0500 Documentary recommendations: What are the Cube Critics watching? Cube Critics Euan Kerr and Stephanie Curtis spoke to Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Director, Deirdre Haj about the documentaries that define the genre. Then, they aired an interview with Fredrick Wiseman about how the James Sewell Ballet in Minneapolis is adapting his classic 1967 documentary, "Titicut Follies" into a classical ballet. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/02/cube-critics-documentaries?refid=0 Fri, 02 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 International adoptions are decreasing Rates of adoptions from overseas have fallen by over 70 percent in the past decade. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/01/number-of-international-adoptions-on-the-decline?refid=0 Thu, 01 Sep 2016 13:41:51 -0500 Boon or disaster: Unpacking the TPP What would this deal mean for the American economy? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/01/understanding-the-tppd?refid=0 Thu, 01 Sep 2016 12:27:28 -0500 Minnesota politics at the State Fair Two former leaders of the Minnesota Legislature joined MPR News host Tom Weber out at the State Fair to talk politics. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/01/mn-politics-at-state-fair?refid=0 Thu, 01 Sep 2016 12:21:52 -0500 Minnesota sees 'significant' decline in obesity rate Minnesota was the only state in the Upper Midwest to keep its adult obesity rates below 30 percent, the state Health Department said Thursday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/01/obesity-rate-declines-significantly-minnesota?refid=0 Thu, 01 Sep 2016 11:34:22 -0500 Court: $15 minimum wage, insurance for cops won't appear on Minneapolis ballot A Minnesota Supreme Court ruling means Minneapolis voters won't get a chance to vote this fall on whether to raise the city's minimum wage to $15 an hour or to require police to carry professional liability insurance. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/31/minnesota-supreme-court-minimum-wage-police-insurance?refid=0 Wed, 31 Aug 2016 15:24:56 -0500 John Dickerson says past presidential campaigns can help us understand this one John Dickerson, host of Face the Nation, joined MPR News host Tom Weber to discuss his new book "Whistlestop," a history of presidential campaigns. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/31/john-dickerson-says-past-presidential-campaigns-can-help-us-understand-this-one?refid=0 Wed, 31 Aug 2016 15:06:50 -0500 Appetites: Look inside the State Fair's roasted sweet corn operation Everybody loves a sweet ear of corn, especially when it's roasted at the fair. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/31/appetites-state-fair-sweet-corn-roast?refid=0 Wed, 31 Aug 2016 14:18:33 -0500 A stunning look at America's first national park To celebrate the centennial of America's national parks, National Geographic has compiled an in-depth look at Yellowstone. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/31/books-yellowstone?refid=0 Wed, 31 Aug 2016 13:36:21 -0500 Dr. Jon Hallberg live at the Minnesota State Fair Dr. Jon Hallberg is a regular contributor to All Things Considered on Tuesdays. This week he joined All Things Considered host Tom Crann for a special, hour-long segment live at the Minnesota State Fair. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/30/hallberg-fair?refid=0 Tue, 30 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Sen. Amy Klobuchar at the Minnesota State Fair Gary Eichten interviews Minnesota's senior senator in front of a live audience at the Minnesota State Fair. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/30/sen-amy-klobuchar-at-the-minnesota-state-fair?refid=0 Tue, 30 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0500 If you lose everything you've written, start a new novel Nathan Hill's novel "The Nix" is a mother-son story at heart, but it spins through everything from video games to Norwegian folklore, and the 1968 Chicago riots to the Occupy Wall Street movement. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/29/books-the-nix?refid=0 Mon, 29 Aug 2016 17:43:34 -0500 Sports round-up: Rio's Paralympic money woes and the new Vikings stadium Two reporters offer their perspectives on the Olympics and upcoming Paralympics in Rio. Listeners also share their reviews of the new Vikings stadium. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/29/sports-round-upparalympics-vikings-stadium?refid=0 Mon, 29 Aug 2016 14:13:04 -0500 Meet Minnesota's teacher of the year As another school year gets underway, Minnesota's Teacher of the Year, Abdul Wright, reflects on education issues and challenges. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/29/teacher-of-year?refid=0 Mon, 29 Aug 2016 09:15:13 -0500 What's next for Minnesota's Sex Offender Program? Eric Janus, former president and dean of William Mitchell College of Law, discusses the recent developments in, and future of, Minnesota's Sex Offender Program. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/29/whats-next-for-minnesota-sex-offender-program?refid=0 Mon, 29 Aug 2016 08:58:39 -0500 Victim in fatal stabbing near U identified Sean Mwangi Maina was found mortally wounded in a car in Dinkytown. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/28/victim-in-fatal-stabbing-near-u-identified?refid=0 Sun, 28 Aug 2016 16:00:00 -0500 St. Paul Miss. River bridge closure tops weekend road woes Trying to get to the airport from St. Paul this weekend? Forget Minnesota Highway 5. It's the biggest hassle for Twin Cities drivers this weekend. Here's your guide. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/26/stpaul-miss-river-bridge-closure-tops-weekend-road-woes?refid=0 Fri, 26 Aug 2016 11:21:49 -0500 Somali-American mom talks anti-terror recruitment, profiling Mothers Against Youth Recruitment and Hate Crime hosted a town hall forum on Thursday to talk about the continual attention focused on Minnesota's Muslim community. An organizer talked with Tom Crann. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/26/somali-mom-talks-profiling-antirecruitment-engagement?refid=0 Fri, 26 Aug 2016 11:19:00 -0500 Friday Roundtable: Creating a culture of health By many measures the American population is unhealthy, but our healthcare experts say it doesn't have to be that way. A physician, nutritionist and gym owner talk about how to create and sustain a healthy lifestyle. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/26/creating-and-sustaining-a-healthy-lifestyle?refid=0 Fri, 26 Aug 2016 09:30:23 -0500 The Weather Lab with Paul Huttner: Florida braces for possible new storm Forecast models conflict about whether a storm forming in the Atlantic could hit Florida as a tropical storm or worse. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/26/the-weather-lab-with-paul-huttner-florida-braces-for-possible-new-storm?refid=0 Fri, 26 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Longtime Star Tribune arts reporter Graydon Royce to retire Star Tribune theater critic and arts reporter Graydon Royce is retiring after nearly four decades at the paper. He spoke with MPR News host Tom Weber about his career and the Minnesota theater scene. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/25/longtime-startribune-arts-reporter-graydon-royce-to-retire?refid=0 Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:43:14 -0500 Crime and Walmart: Why shoplifters are hitting the big-box store Shannon Pettypiece, co-author of an article "Walmart's Out-of-Control Crime Problem is Driving Police Crazy," explains why shoplifters find the big-box store to be an easy target. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/25/crime-at-walmart?refid=0 Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:22:48 -0500 Heads-up: Major lane closures next week for I-94 in St. Paul Interstate 94 eastbound will close overnight Tuesday into Wednesday and I-94 westbound will close Wednesday night until Thursday morning, state transportation officials said Thursday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/25/interstate-94-closures-stpaul?refid=0 Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:20:12 -0500 Vikings say 2016 home games completely sold out Interest in tickets leaped this year as fans snapped up seats for the Vikings' first season at U.S. Bank Stadium. The team said Thursday it's started a wait list. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/25/minnestoa-vikings-2016-nfl-home-games-sold-out?refid=0 Thu, 25 Aug 2016 10:37:31 -0500 'Rich and Pretty': A summer read with wit and bite Rumaan Alam's debut novel about the intricacies and envies of a longtime friendship comes from years of observation and eavesdropping. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/24/books-rich-and-pretty-rumaan-alam?refid=0 Wed, 24 Aug 2016 17:02:09 -0500 Corrections commissioner Tom Roy on prison reform, county jails and services for inmates Tom Roy, commissioner of Minnesota's Department of Corrections, responds to criticism about services available to inmates. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/24/mn-corrections?refid=0 Wed, 24 Aug 2016 16:20:00 -0500 Zebra mussels found in popular Carver County lake The invasive pests were discovered at the public boat access to Lake Minnewashta in Chanhassen. County and watershed officials say they're working quickly to stop a lakewide infestation. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/24/zebra-mussels-lake-minnewashta-carver-county-mn?refid=0 Wed, 24 Aug 2016 16:12:06 -0500 Appetites: You should dry out your food Stuck with lots of produce you're not sure how to use? Here's how to dry it out using a dehydrator or oven so fruits and veggies last longer. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/24/appetites-dried-foods?refid=0 Wed, 24 Aug 2016 15:53:28 -0500 An update on flooding in northeast Iowa Gary Rustad, Decorah's mayor pro tempore, gives an update on the substantial flood damage and the evacuation of residents. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/24/update-on-flooding-in-northeast-iowa?refid=0 Wed, 24 Aug 2016 14:36:33 -0500 Roundtable: Living conditions in low-rent housing Three guests share their perspective on the conditions in low-rent housing, from the concerns of tenants to how legislators could act to improve standards of living. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/24/living-conditions-in-low-rent-housing?refid=0 Wed, 24 Aug 2016 14:12:23 -0500 Experts: Housing, education discrimination drive minority wealth gap Institutional racism plays a big role in the financial divide between whites and many people of color, two national researchers tell MPR News. Listen to the conversation. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/24/discrimination-drives-minority-wealth-gap-experts-say?refid=0 Wed, 24 Aug 2016 12:44:31 -0500 Northeast Iowa reeling from 'life-threatening' flooding The region experienced "major flooding" after more than 8 inches of rain fell as a series of thunderstorms moved through the area, said Winneshiek County Sheriff Dan Marx. Basements in hundreds of homes in the county were flooded. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/24/northeast-iowa-flooding?refid=0 Wed, 24 Aug 2016 08:59:34 -0500 Hallberg's Picture of Health: A year of infectious diseases The Zika virus is the latest concern for many patients, and average doctors are still learning about it. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/23/hallberg-zika-infectious-diseases?refid=0 Tue, 23 Aug 2016 14:38:58 -0500 Major League Soccer begins in Minnesota this March Soccer writer Brian Quarstad gives an update on Major League Soccer in Minnesota and what fans can expect in the next few months. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/23/mls-in-mn?refid=0 Tue, 23 Aug 2016 13:39:29 -0500 Will millennials flex their muscle on Election Day? "I think there's a very jaded feeling among this generation," author David Cahn tells MPR News. What's keeping millennials out of voting booths and what changes are needed to shift their voting habits? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/23/millennials-political-power-voting-apathy?refid=0 Tue, 23 Aug 2016 13:37:56 -0500 Welfare reform: 20 years later Two decades ago, Republicans and Democrats in Congress came together to make historic changes to our nation's welfare program. What are the lasting impact of those changes? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/23/welfare-reform-20-years-later?refid=0 Tue, 23 Aug 2016 13:22:26 -0500 Bottled water for 80 Wash. County homes after contamination alert "While we believe the immediate health risks for most people exposed to (perfluorochemicals) are low, the latest information from EPA indicates a risk for developing fetuses and infants," Minnesota's health commissioner said Tuesday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/23/bottled-water-80-washington-county-mn-homes-pfc-alert?refid=0 Tue, 23 Aug 2016 11:42:17 -0500 The real story behind 'Cosmo's Factory' The name for Creedence Clearwater Revival's 'Cosmo's Factory' came from the warehouse in Berkeley, California where they rehearsed. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/23/music?refid=0 Tue, 23 Aug 2016 09:00:00 -0500 Update on Dakota Access Pipeline protests Developers of the <a href="http://www.daplpipelinefacts.com/">Dakota Access Pipeline</a>, a pipeline that would move oil from the Bakken oil field past the southwestern tip of Minnesota to Illinois, have agreed to stop construction near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation until a court hearing next week. Tom Weber talked with Lauren Donovan, a reporter with The Bismarck Tribune, for an update on the controversy and the project. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/22/dakota-pipeline?refid=0 Mon, 22 Aug 2016 13:28:07 -0500 3 journalists on UK, Turkey, Venezuela flashpoints Britain, Venezuela, Turkey and Syria remain global hot spots in the news. MPR News reporter Euan Kerr spoke with three reporters covering these areas about what is happening, and what is changing. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/22/uk-turkey-venezuela-crisis-reporting-journalists?refid=0 Mon, 22 Aug 2016 12:20:05 -0500 New Bell Museum will include a walk-through diorama The Bell Museum of Natural History will soon move into a new and bigger home. George Weiblen, one of the museum's curators, shared details on the new facility. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/22/bell-museum?refid=0 Mon, 22 Aug 2016 11:31:18 -0500 'Bought and Sold: The New Fight Against Teen Sex Trafficking' An APM Reports American RadioWorks documentary on sex trafficking looks at what's being done in Minnesota and other parts of the country to help young victims and crack down on traffickers and buyers. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/17/sex-trafficking?refid=0 Mon, 22 Aug 2016 04:00:00 -0500 Amber Alert canceled after child's body found Meeker County authorities say the search for 5-year-old Alayna Ertl has ended after she was found dead Saturday afternoon. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/20/meeker-county-girl-believed-taken?refid=0 Sat, 20 Aug 2016 14:13:32 -0500 MN United begins Major League Soccer games in March More than a year after Minnesota won a Major League Soccer franchise, the actual entry date is official: Minnesota United FC will begin playing in the top league in 2017. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/20/major-league-soccer-in-minnesota-spring?refid=0 Sat, 20 Aug 2016 10:22:28 -0500 Digging into the Ilhan Omar marriage controversy MinnPost staff writer Ibrahim Hirsi spoke with All Things Considered host Tom Crann about the questions Ilhan Omar faced about her marital status this week. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/19/ilhan-omar-marriage-controversy?refid=0 Fri, 19 Aug 2016 16:19:28 -0500 Friday Roundtable: Candidates, constituents and critics This week on the Friday Roundtable three people who have worked on Democratic, Republican and Independent campaigns share their perspectives on this year's race. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/19/friday-roundtable-voters-of-all-stripes?refid=0 Fri, 19 Aug 2016 13:05:07 -0500 Two track and field athletes with Minn. ties race in Rio Two track and field athletes with Minnesota connections will race for Olympic medals Saturday in Rio. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/19/olympics-wrapping-up-soon?refid=0 Fri, 19 Aug 2016 08:38:10 -0500 Summer Music Series: Baby Shel Baby Shel, a rapper from the Red Lake Indian Reservation, joined MPR News host Tom Weber in MPR's Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser studio to talk about his work and play a few songs. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/19/baby-shel?refid=0 Fri, 19 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0500 The time Minnesota almost ruled the internet MPR News host Tom Weber dove into the history of the early internet with Twin Cities writer Tim Gihring. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/19/gopher-internet?refid=0 Fri, 19 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0500 I-94 in Minneapolis reopened following gas leak Authorities shut down Interstate 94 in Minneapolis at the Lowry Tunnel this afternoon following reports of a ruptured gas line. The Minneapolis Fire Department says the gas is now off and the highway and surrounding streets have reopened. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/18/broken-gas-line-shuts-i-94-lowry-tunnel?refid=0 Thu, 18 Aug 2016 13:06:51 -0500 Sex? More millennials are saying 'meh' Despite the "hook-up" narrative millennials are having less sex than the generations before them. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/18/millennials-having-less-sex?refid=0 Thu, 18 Aug 2016 13:06:51 -0500 Minn. jobless rate ticks up to 3.9 percent in July; 11K jobs added Minnesota employers added 11,300 jobs during July. The state's 12-month job growth rate, however, continues to lag the nation, officials said Thursday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/18/minn-jobless-rate-ticks-up-in-july?refid=0 Thu, 18 Aug 2016 10:32:44 -0500 Heavy rainfalls are stressing Minnesota infrastructure High intensity rainfalls are spelling trouble when it comes to flooding of streets and homes. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/18/heavy-rainfall-stresses-infrastructure?refid=0 Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:21:20 -0500 Appetites: A chef's version of ice cream Some people like hot fudge and pecans on their sundaes. But a Minneapolis chef has people lining up in uptown to top their frozen treats with things like curried peanuts and extra virgin olive oil. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/17/appetites-chef-sameh-wadi-milkjam-creamery?refid=0 Wed, 17 Aug 2016 15:31:53 -0500 Candidates' foreign policy views on ISIS and immigration. The presidential candidates have been talking a lot about foreign policy, including how they might handle ISIS and immigration, both separately and together. MPR News host Kerri Miller spoke with two foreign policy experts about the candidates' views for America's role in the world. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/17/isis-immigration?refid=0 Wed, 17 Aug 2016 13:47:45 -0500 How the Burger Court shaped today's conversations on race and crime St. Paul native Warren Burger served as Chief Justice of the United States from 1969 until 1986. Many think of this as a time in which "nothing happened" on the Supreme Court, but a new book explores the Burger Court's lasting influence. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/17/books-the-burger-court?refid=0 Wed, 17 Aug 2016 13:44:01 -0500 The complex legalities of sorting out Prince's estate Tom Weber talked with Star Tribune reporters Emma Nelson and Dan Browning, who have been closely following all the legalities related Prince's estate. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/17/prince-estate?refid=0 Wed, 17 Aug 2016 13:16:26 -0500 Vote keeps funding moving for Orange Line BRT The <a href="http://www.metrotransit.org/metro-orange-line">Orange Line</a> is a planned 17-mile Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line that would connect downtown Minneapolis to Burnville along highway 35W. A vote Wednesday kept the funding process moving. Tom Weber talked with <a href="http://www.metrocouncil.org/About-Us/Who-We-Are/CouncilMembers/Adam-Duininck,-Chair.aspx">Adam Duininck</a>, chair of the Metropolitan Council, about the future of the line. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/17/bus-rapid-transit?refid=0 Wed, 17 Aug 2016 12:52:20 -0500 4 eateries one top Twin Cities chef can't do without Best Thai? Biggest surprise? Good, cheap eats? Sameh Wadi, chef at World Street Kitchen and Saffron Restaurant, shared some of his favorite Twin Cities area dining spots with MPR News. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/17/sameh-wadi-favorite-twin-cities-restaurants?refid=0 Wed, 17 Aug 2016 08:45:00 -0500 Jill Stein, Green Party presidential candidate, talks 2016 race Ahead of a couple appearances in the Twin Cities, Dr. Jill Stein joined All Things Considered host Tom Crann to discuss her campaign for president. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/16/jill-stein-green-party-interview?refid=0 Tue, 16 Aug 2016 18:27:11 -0500 Veterans and the vote Polls show that veterans are dissatisfied with both of the major party candidates for president. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/16/veterans-and-the-vote?refid=0 Tue, 16 Aug 2016 16:27:58 -0500 Hallberg's Picture of Health: Nigeria's polio outbreak, and eradicating the disease Nigeria is dealing with an outbreak of polio, a disease that has been the target of eradication efforts for decades. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/16/hallberg-polio-eradication-nigeria-outbreak?refid=0 Tue, 16 Aug 2016 14:39:23 -0500 St. Paul Central's principal reflects on more than 20 years in her role 72-year-old Mary Mackbee is one of the best-known school principals in Minnesota. She's been at the helm of St. Paul Central High School for more than two decades. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/16/central-principal?refid=0 Tue, 16 Aug 2016 13:45:15 -0500 Study: Half of your friends may not actually be your friends Only half of the people you consider friends think your relationship is mutual, according to a new study from MIT. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/16/study-shows-half-of-your-friends-may-not-be-your-friend?refid=0 Tue, 16 Aug 2016 10:59:56 -0500 A mother prepares for her son's release from prison: 'I'm hopeful, but I'm also realistic' Charlene Briner's son is currently serving the final weeks of a five-and-a-half-year sentence for weapon charges. Selling guns was his way to pay for drugs, she said. She's both excited and apprehensive about his release. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/15/charlene-briner-on-her-sons-release-from-prison?refid=0 Mon, 15 Aug 2016 14:55:51 -0500 'Invisible Man': To be young and black in America Mychal Denzel Smith's new book tears apart the limited cultural narratives that surround black men. Mixing personal stories with political critique, he asks: How can a young black man thrive in this country? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/15/books-invisible-man-got-the-whole-world-watching?refid=0 Mon, 15 Aug 2016 13:28:24 -0500 Interim head of St. Paul schools says safety is top priority After a turbulent year for St. Paul Public Schools, Dr. John Thein joined the district as interim superintendent this summer. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/15/thein?refid=0 Mon, 15 Aug 2016 12:29:40 -0500 Friday Roundtable: How art reflects culture The play 'Disgraced,' which is currently showing at the Guthrie Theater, addresses a number of sensitive subjects: race, religion, identity. This week's roundtable panel discusses how the performance reflects American culture. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/12/friday-roundtable-disgraced?refid=0 Fri, 12 Aug 2016 15:31:51 -0500 Highway 100, 280 closures top Twin Cities weekend road woes It looked like Highway 100 would be closed in both directions this weekend but northbound will keep a single lane open. Here's your guide to the weekend driving hassles. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/12/highway-100-280-closures-top-weekend-road-woes?refid=0 Fri, 12 Aug 2016 11:20:16 -0500 Summer Music Series: Sarah White Minnesota musician Sarah White joined Tom Weber in MPR's Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser studio to talk about her work and play a few songs from her new release, "Laughing at Ghosts." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/12/summer-music-series-sarah-white?refid=0 Fri, 12 Aug 2016 10:30:27 -0500 Minnesota native, track cyclist rides again in Rio this weekend Minnesota track cyclist Kelly Catlin rides again this weekend as part of the U.S. women's team pursuit team. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/12/catching-up-with-olympians-with-minnesota-ties?refid=0 Fri, 12 Aug 2016 09:19:25 -0500 Analyzing Trump's economic plan On Monday, Donald Trump unveiled his economic plan in Detroit. Pieces of the plan stick closely with what Congressional GOP leaders like Paul Ryan have been advocating for, while others strike more of a chord with Democrats, such as paid child care. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/11/trump-economic-plan?refid=0 Fri, 12 Aug 2016 08:12:24 -0500 Reluctant readers: How to get kids to crack a book Convincing the young, reluctant reader in your life to crack a book can feel like an impossible task. How do build a passion for books? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/11/books-how-to-inspire-reluctant-readers?refid=0 Thu, 11 Aug 2016 15:27:33 -0500 Storms drench swaths of Minnesota Heavy downpours overnight drenched many parts of southern and central Minnesota. Tom Weber talked with guests in Willmar and Hutchinson for an update on flooding. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/11/flooding?refid=0 Thu, 11 Aug 2016 13:08:34 -0500 Ghostbusters theme song was the subject of a lawsuit Today's Morning Edition music starts with the original Ghostbusters theme by Ray Parker Jr. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/11/ghostbusters-theme-song-subject-of-a-lawsuit?refid=0 Thu, 11 Aug 2016 08:59:56 -0500 Appetites: Under-the-radar burgers City Pages food writer Mecca Bos talked about some lesser known burgers she knows and loves around the burger-obsessed Twin Cities. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/10/appetites-under-the-radar-burgers?refid=0 Wed, 10 Aug 2016 18:06:24 -0500 Hennepin warns of suburban break-ins tied to garage door openers Thieves are pulling garage door openers from cars parked outside west metro suburban homes, using them to open the garage and gain access to homes, the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office warned Wednesday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/10/hennepin-suburban-breakins-garage-door-openers?refid=0 Wed, 10 Aug 2016 16:32:10 -0500 Is the election really 'rigged,' as Trump and Sanders say? Donald Trump has said the general election will like be 'rigged.' Bernie Sanders supporters expressed concern the Democratic primary election was biased. What do these accusations of foul play mean for voters? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/10/is-the-election-rigged?refid=0 Wed, 10 Aug 2016 14:34:48 -0500 Counter Stories: Live from the Rondo neighborhood The Counter Stories hosts kicked off a conversation on how to create meaningful change in race relations during a live show at Golden Thyme Coffee and Cafe in St. Paul. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/10/counter-stories-live-from-rondo?refid=0 Wed, 10 Aug 2016 14:04:26 -0500 'Here Comes the Sun': A look at the other side of paradise Nicole Dennis-Benn's portrait of Jamaica goes beyond what you'll find on a postcard. "Here Comes the Sun" tells the story of working class women determined to find their own piece of paradise. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/10/books-here-comes-the-sun?refid=0 Wed, 10 Aug 2016 13:32:21 -0500 Op-Ed: The Dangers of Diagnosing Donald Trump Therapist Bill Doherty says mental health professionals should avoid the temptation to speculate on the candidate's behavior. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/10/danger-in-diagnosing-politicians-from-afar?refid=0 Wed, 10 Aug 2016 13:05:36 -0500 Hallberg's Picture of Health: Happy birthday, stethoscope This simple yet invaluable medical device is celebrating it's bicentennial this year. Here's why stethoscopes are so important. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/09/hallberg-stethoscopes?refid=0 Tue, 09 Aug 2016 16:56:49 -0500 'Dog Medicine': Fighting depression with a furry companion Julie Barton's memoir explains how a golden retriever puppy named Bunker brought her back into her life. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/09/books-dog-medicine?refid=0 Tue, 09 Aug 2016 16:25:20 -0500 A preview of the Minnesota primaries Tuesday is <a href="http://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/05/minnesota-primary-guide">primary election day</a> in Minnesota. Three politicians, both active and retired, discussed the particulars of voting, and some of the races around the state to watch. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/09/primary-election?refid=0 Tue, 09 Aug 2016 14:33:37 -0500 Libertarians in the limelight Many on-the-fence voters are considering casting their ballot for a third party presidential candidate this year. Libertarian Gary Johnson is generating the most buzz. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/09/libertarians?refid=0 Tue, 09 Aug 2016 14:22:20 -0500 Prince night to turn Minnesota State Fair purple The second night of the State Fair will honor Prince with special fireworks, music and lots of purple. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/08/prince-state-fair-celebration?refid=0 Mon, 08 Aug 2016 16:22:31 -0500 'South Haven': Loss, grief and clashing cultures in the American suburbs Hirsh Sawhney's new novel, "South Haven," is a coming-of-age story set in uncertain times: the modern American suburb. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/08/books-hirsh-sawhney-south-haven?refid=0 Mon, 08 Aug 2016 14:21:55 -0500 Rape, business robberies up sharply in Hennepin County in 2016 Violent crime in Hennepin County is up 6 percent so far in 2016 compared to 2015, an "alarming trend," Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek said Monday as he appealed for the public's help. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/08/hennepin-county-violent-crimes-up-so-far-2016?refid=0 Mon, 08 Aug 2016 14:10:03 -0500 Politically correct language in public discourse Politically correct language and speech policing on both sides of the aisle are affecting the political discourse this election cycle. What do people mean when they say something is "politically correct?" http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/08/politically-correct-laungauge?refid=0 Mon, 08 Aug 2016 13:56:24 -0500 St. Paul inches closer to passing sick leave ordinance The St. Paul City Council will hold a public hearing next week about a proposed ordinance that would mandate paid sick time for employees. MPR News host Tom Weber spoke with St. Paul City Council member Chris Tolbert about the proposed change. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/08/sick-leave-st-paul?refid=0 Mon, 08 Aug 2016 13:35:28 -0500 What will the health insurance market in Minnesota look like in 2017? Allison O'Toole, who runs the state's health insurance exchange, and University of Minnesota professor Stephen Parente share their perspectives on the future of health insurance across Minnesota. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/08/what-will-minnesota-health-insurance-look-like-in-2017?refid=0 Mon, 08 Aug 2016 13:26:12 -0500 Friday Roundtable: Disparities in Minnesota from the eyes of those who fight them Minnesota has topped many "best of" lists in the past few years, but the perks touted by many articles aren't equally accessible for everyone in the state. Three Minnesotans discussed why the opportunity gap persists. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/05/disparities-in-minnesota?refid=0 Fri, 05 Aug 2016 13:14:12 -0500 Former SPCO cellist cleared on pot charges in Oregon David Huckaby, who left the orchestra in 2013, had been arrested last February. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/04/former-spco-cellist-cleared-on-pot-charges-in-oregon?refid=0 Thu, 04 Aug 2016 17:00:00 -0500 Minneapolis considers minimum wage, police insurance referenda Voters could determine the fate of the proposals in November if the Minneapolis City Council decides to include them on the ballot. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/04/minneapolis-minimum-wage-police-insurance?refid=0 Thu, 04 Aug 2016 13:59:22 -0500 Documentary "The Seventh Fire" explores gang culture on northern MN reservation There's a documentary opening Friday at St. Anthony Main Theatre in Minneapolis that tells a story about gang culture in Indian Country. The movie "The Seventh Fire" has gotten rave reviews at festivals around the world. Tom Weber talked with three guests about it. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/04/seventh-fire?refid=0 Thu, 04 Aug 2016 13:11:04 -0500 How to improve sex education at school, and at home "The talk" should really be multiple talks say Dr. Leslie Walker and sex educator Al Vernacchio. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/04/sex-education-in-us-coming-up-short?refid=0 Thu, 04 Aug 2016 11:56:29 -0500 Appetites: The 'Chipotle-fication' of the Twin Cities For better or for worse, many restaurants are taking world foods and adapting them through a fast-casual, consumer-driven lens. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/03/appetites-fast-casual-restaurant-trends?refid=0 Wed, 03 Aug 2016 18:17:40 -0500 Chasing 'The Muse': A novel searching for the heart of art Jessie Burton's new novel spins between the art world of 1960s London and the revolutionary fervor of 1930s Spain. At the center of it is a stunning painting, by an artist whose death is shrouded in mystery. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/03/npr-books-the-muse?refid=0 Wed, 03 Aug 2016 16:58:57 -0500 Hoverboard triggered west-central Minnesota house fire Minnesota authorities are asking anyone who owns a hoverboard to check if it's on a national recall list after concluding a July fire in Spicer was triggered by a malfunctioning hoverboard. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/03/hoverboard-triggered-west-central-minnesota-house-fire?refid=0 Wed, 03 Aug 2016 14:42:18 -0500 Two Republicans vie for Senate District 32 Two Republican candidates are running for Senate District 32: Sen. Sean Nienow faces a challenge from businessman Mark Koran. Koran won the GOP endorsement this spring. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/03/senate-32?refid=0 Wed, 03 Aug 2016 13:45:50 -0500 There's a new bat in Minnesota An evening bat has been found in Minnesota for the first time ever. It's the first new mammal found in the state in 25 years. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/03/new-bat?refid=0 Wed, 03 Aug 2016 11:40:30 -0500 Stephen Stills "woke up" Ray LaMontagne Ray LaMontagne, who will play the State Theater in Minneapolis tomorrow, credits "Treetop Flyer" by Stephen Stills for turning his life around. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/03/ray-lamontagne-was-inspired-by-stephen-stills?refid=0 Wed, 03 Aug 2016 08:59:22 -0500 St. Paul city council to put the spotlight on sick leave policy change MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with St. Paul City Council member Chris Tolbert about an upcoming vote on an ordinance mandating paid sick time for employees http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/03/saint-paul-considers-sick-leave-policy?refid=0 Wed, 03 Aug 2016 08:31:38 -0500 Hallberg's Picture of Health: Going beyond 12 steps Alcoholics Anonymous and other support programs have worked for many people to overcome alcohol and substance abuse. However, 12-step style programs don't work for everyone. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/02/hallberg-alcoholism-treatment?refid=0 Tue, 02 Aug 2016 17:48:47 -0500 Minnesota BCA agents fatally shoot person in Alexandria The St. Paul Police Department will investigate the officer-involved shooting at the request of the BCA. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/02/alexandria-minnesota-fatal-police-shooting-during-investigation?refid=0 Tue, 02 Aug 2016 17:31:40 -0500 Meet Minnesota's newest Supreme Court Justice When Anne McKeig joins the Minnesota Supreme Court on Sept. 1, she will be the first American Indian to serve in that role. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/02/anne-mckeig?refid=0 Tue, 02 Aug 2016 14:09:17 -0500 Rep. Rick Nolan on supporting Hillary Clinton In the wake of the national political conventions, MPR News host Tom Weber spoke with DFL Congressman Rick Nolan, initially a Bernie Sanders supporter, about why he is now supporting Hillary Clinton -- and why he thinks Minnesotans should vote for her. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/02/rick-nolan?refid=0 Tue, 02 Aug 2016 13:58:23 -0500 'The Geography of Madness': On culturally-specific mental illnesses Frank Bures's new book, 'The Geography of Madness,' explores culture-bound illnesses, from lizard syndrome to carpal tunnel. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/02/books-geography-of-madness?refid=0 Tue, 02 Aug 2016 13:57:06 -0500 Oprah Winfrey's next book club pick: 'The Underground Railroad' Colson Whitehead's novel, 'The Underground Railroad,' imagines that the network of safe houses and passages that helped slaves escape is an actual train. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/02/books-oprah-book-club-picks-colson-whitehead-underground-railroad?refid=0 Tue, 02 Aug 2016 09:53:37 -0500 Ojibwe writer Jim Northrup dies The writer, poet and performer passed away Monday night, friends and family announced on Facebook. He was 73. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/02/jim-northrup-dies?refid=0 Tue, 02 Aug 2016 06:24:29 -0500 Climate Cast: Reasons for hope amid the climate crisis Today's Climate Cast focused on the technologies and practices that are making a difference in the fight against rising global temperatures. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/02/climate-cast-reasons-for-hope-amid-the-climate-crisis-?refid=0 Tue, 02 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0500 More contract talks end fruitless for Allina, nurses union The Minnesota Nurses Association says its rank-and-file members will vote on Allina's latest offer later this month. A super-majority of "No" votes would authorize union negotiators to call a strike and set the time and duration of a walkout. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/01/more-allina-nurses-contract-talks-no-agreement?refid=0 Mon, 01 Aug 2016 17:20:58 -0500 Disparities and air pollution in Minnesota Tom Weber talked with several guests about air pollution and how it is exacerbating existing health disparities. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/01/air-pollution-disparities?refid=0 Mon, 01 Aug 2016 12:56:34 -0500 It's no game when athletes take political, social stands MPR News guest host Marianne Combs spoke Monday with experts about how race, gender and social media play into the conversation over athletes and activism. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/01/athletes-social-stands-gender-race-social-media?refid=0 Mon, 01 Aug 2016 12:27:35 -0500 Rep. Tom Emmer on supporting Trump Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer explains his support for Donald Trump, and why he think thinks Minnesotans should vote for the Republican nominee. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/01/emmer-trump?refid=0 Mon, 01 Aug 2016 12:10:21 -0500 Minnesota family of five killed in western Nebraska crash Authorities have arrested the driver of a semitrailer that was involved in a fiery crash that killed a couple from Minneapolis and their three young children. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/01/trucker-arrested-in-crash-that-killed-5-nebraska?refid=0 Mon, 01 Aug 2016 11:34:39 -0500 U.S. Constitution becomes best-seller after DNC speech The Constitution emerged as a best-seller days after Khizr Khan flashed a pocket Constitution during his speech at the Democratic National Convention. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/01/books-constitution-becomes-bestseller?refid=0 Mon, 01 Aug 2016 10:47:54 -0500 3 die in apparent drownings over weekend A 7-year-old girl and 35-year-old woman were pulled from waters Sunday in Bloomington and Lake Minnetonka. Another woman died after she was found unresponsive Saturday at Long Lake in Orono. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/01/weekend-drownings?refid=0 Mon, 01 Aug 2016 06:56:51 -0500 The surprising side-effects of Pokemon Go Pokemon Go has been praised for getting gamers outside and exercising. MPR News reporter Marianne Combs spoke with guests about the health benefits as well as the social and economic impact of the game. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/02/side-effects-of-pokemon-go?refid=0 Mon, 01 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Friday Roundtable: Did Democratic, GOP conventions sway voters? Vann Newkirk, a writer for The Atlantic, and MPR News reporter Brian Bakst joined host Tom Weber Friday to discuss what strategies both political parties used and the effects they appeared to have on voters. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/29/did-democratic-gop-conventions-sway-voters?refid=0 Fri, 29 Jul 2016 12:54:37 -0500 Advice for couples who disagree about managing money Money is a sore subject for many couples. Money and finance expert Ruth Hayden shares her tips for keeping your money and relationship intact. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/29/couples-and-money?refid=0 Fri, 29 Jul 2016 10:45:46 -0500 Summer Music Series: Fraea "Shadow pop" group Fraea performs for the Summer Music Series. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/29/fraea?refid=0 Fri, 29 Jul 2016 10:36:06 -0500 Choi names outside attorney to aid in Castile police shooting case Ramsey County Attorney John Choi said Friday that ex-Hamline University law school dean Don Lewis will be a "special prosecutor" to help him in making decisions tied to the Philando Castile case. Activists quickly challenged Lewis' independence. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/29/philando-castile-police-shooting-special-prosecutor?refid=0 Fri, 29 Jul 2016 09:51:22 -0500 Win or lose, what's the future of the Democratic party? Hillary Clinton will make history tonight when she accepts the Democratic party's presidential nomination. Is a split coming within the party or can the tenuous unity being touted from the stage in Philadelphia withstand a very public metamorphosis? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/28/future-of-democratic-party?refid=0 Thu, 28 Jul 2016 11:43:29 -0500 2016 Man Booker Prize longlist announced The longlist for one of the world's most prestigious literary prizes is out, and it includes four debut novelists alongside established writers. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/27/books-man-booker-prize-longlist?refid=0 Wed, 27 Jul 2016 16:14:12 -0500 Appetites: The perfect homemade pie Amy Thielen says it's time to get get back to basics with pie-making. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/27/appetites-homemade-pies?refid=0 Wed, 27 Jul 2016 16:03:25 -0500 The U wants your help counting seals in Antarctica No, it doesn't mean a trip to the South Pole. A citizen-science project seeks to use the public's assistance in remotely counting Weddell seals. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/27/university-weddell-seal-counting-project?refid=0 Wed, 27 Jul 2016 15:44:41 -0500 Read up: What books do Trump, Clinton need to read before becoming president? Both major political candidates have packed schedules between now and November, but if they have time to crack one book, what should it be? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/27/what-books-should-clinton-trump-read?refid=0 Wed, 27 Jul 2016 13:46:17 -0500 Nearly 70 arrested in Summit Avenue protests Police arrested 23 protesters early Wednesday for public nuisance and unlawful assembly; on Tuesday night, the St. Paul police reported at least 46 arrests. Parts of Summit remain blocked off but By 8 a.m. Wednesday, no protesters were present. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/27/summit-avenue-protests-arrests?refid=0 Wed, 27 Jul 2016 06:07:11 -0500 Hallberg's Picture of Health: What to know before traveling abroad Before traveling abroad, as more than 1.2 billion people did in 2015, it's important to consider your health. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/26/hallberg-health-traveling-abroad-preparation?refid=0 Tue, 26 Jul 2016 16:06:16 -0500 The power of service dogs to change children's lives 4 Paws for Ability, a service dog academy in Ohio, is matching dogs with children with disabilities including autism, diabetes, fetal alcohol syndrome and more. Author Melissa Faye Greene explores these relationships in her new book, "The Underdogs." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/26/books-the-underdogs?refid=0 Tue, 26 Jul 2016 14:53:44 -0500 What does it mean to be a good ally? Historically, allies have played an important role in pushing social movements forward. But what does it mean to be an ally? Three guests share their perspectives. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/26/ally?refid=0 Tue, 26 Jul 2016 13:28:37 -0500 How a Hillary Clinton administration would compare to Obama's The two Democrats align on many issues, but there are key differences on some policy matters. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/26/how-will-clinton-administration-be-different-from-obama?refid=0 Tue, 26 Jul 2016 12:27:32 -0500 State's mental health task force looks to improve services We wrap up our week of mental health conversations with a look at what the state plans to do on this issue. Tom Weber talks with Emily Johnson Piper, Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Human Services, who is leading that task force. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/25/mental-health-task-force?refid=0 Mon, 25 Jul 2016 13:39:38 -0500 Unemployment disparities and how it shapes policy Unemployment reached 4.9 percent in June, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Two economists shared their views on what unemployment means for the US politically and http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/25/unemployment-disparities?refid=0 Mon, 25 Jul 2016 12:23:41 -0500 Friday Roundtable: Your suggestions for changing the political tone in America Our Roundtable guests evaluate listeners' ideas about the best way to make politics more civil in America. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/22/friday-roundtable-your-suggestions-for-changing-the-political-tone-in-america?refid=0 Fri, 22 Jul 2016 17:19:25 -0500 St. Paul's political convention history: The Prohibition Party's 1916 gathering In 1916, the Prohibition Party gathered in St. Paul. The saloons were particularly quiet, according to writer Jack El-Hai http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/22/st-paul-prohibition-party-1916?refid=0 Fri, 22 Jul 2016 14:40:14 -0500 Summer Music Series: The Honeydogs Indie-rockers The Honeydogs, led by Adam Levy, perform for MPR News' Summer Music Series. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/22/adam-levy?refid=0 Fri, 22 Jul 2016 13:07:27 -0500 I-94 St. Paul shutdown tops Twin Cities weekend road woes Interstate 94 closes in both directions tonight through Sunday afternoon between Lexington Parkway and Interstate 35E. So sigh deeply, then read the rest of the weekend road work hassles. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/22/i94-stpaul-shutdown-twin-cities-weekend-road-woes?refid=0 Fri, 22 Jul 2016 11:06:21 -0500 Reflections on the RNC Political Scientist Lisa García Bedolla shares the insight she's gleaned from the RNC thus far. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/21/reflections-on-the-rnc?refid=0 Thu, 21 Jul 2016 15:24:57 -0500 Minnesota Lynx to call St. Paul home for 2017 season The Minnesota Lynx will play home games at St. Paul's Xcel Energy Center during the team's 2017 season while the Target Center in Minneapolis gets an overhaul, officials said Thursday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/21/minnesota-lynx-play-basketball-stpaul-2017?refid=0 Thu, 21 Jul 2016 15:01:28 -0500 Win or lose: What's the future of the GOP Despite winning the majority of the GOP delegates, Donald Trump is a polarizing force within the party. Three political experts discuss what this rift means for the future of the Republican party. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/21/future-of-the-republican-party?refid=0 Thu, 21 Jul 2016 15:01:19 -0500 Minnesota jobless rate steady at 3.8 percent in June Minnesota's jobless rate was unchanged for the fourth consecutive month; the state's year-over-year job growth continues to lag the nation, officials said Thursday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/21/minnesota-jobless-rate-steady-in-june?refid=0 Thu, 21 Jul 2016 10:54:25 -0500 How modern campaigns manage their message Political messaging from the primary elections to election day morphs and changes depending on the polls, who's running and who's running the campaigns. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/20/how-modern-campaigns-manage-the-message?refid=0 Wed, 20 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Hallberg's Picture of Health: Whooping cough on the rise The highly contagious disease is more serious than the average cold or cough, but there is a vaccination for it. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/19/hallberg-whooping-cough?refid=0 Tue, 19 Jul 2016 16:29:29 -0500 Training police to respond to mental health crises In the first of a series of programs on mental health in Minnesota, Tom Weber looks at role of police in a mental health crisis. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/19/mental-health-police?refid=0 Tue, 19 Jul 2016 13:49:39 -0500 Opinion and Commentary: Living with terrorism, not terror A law professor and former commander in the Israel Defense Forces' School of Military Law reflects on how to continue living in the face of terrorism. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/19/opinion-and-commentary-living-with-terrorism?refid=0 Tue, 19 Jul 2016 12:58:32 -0500 A researcher explains 'Why Diets Make Us Fat' If you've ever dieted but then slowly gained the weight back, what you're seeing is your brain's resistance to weight loss in action, according to author Sandra Aamodt. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/19/books-why-diets-make-us-fat?refid=0 Tue, 19 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0500 'How to Make White People Laugh': A crash course Iranian-American comedian and filmmaker Negin Farsad said there's comedy that comes from "not being ashamed to talk about identity in a world where just the mere mention of the word 'Muslim' is considered political and heated." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/18/books-how-to-make-white-people-laugh?refid=0 Mon, 18 Jul 2016 14:37:02 -0500 Keeping peace in a politically divided family The political lines drawn during this election are particularly stark. MPR News' Kerri Miller hosts a conversation about the etiquette of navigating familial political divides. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/18/politically-divided-families?refid=0 Mon, 18 Jul 2016 14:23:16 -0500 Counter Stories: Is Philando Castile's death Minnesota's "Pettus Bridge" moment? Three of the Counter Stories hosts - Luz Maria Frias, Don Eubanks, and Anthony Galloway - join Tom Weber along with special guest Melvin Carter Jr. They discuss the death of Philandro Castile, and what needs to happen next. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/14/counter-stories?refid=0 Thu, 14 Jul 2016 14:36:35 -0500 Understanding polls and how to use them Polls are often quoted during election season, but their reliability is inconsistent. Three experts discuss polling methodology, the changing nature of polls in the digital age, and how voters can read polls in an informed way. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/14/understanding-polls?refid=0 Thu, 14 Jul 2016 14:08:56 -0500 As protesters change demonstration tactics, St. Paul leaders meet with Obama Wednesday morning marked the second freeway shutdown in the week since Philando Castile was killed by a police officer during a traffic stop. A few hours later, St. Paul's mayor and police chief met with President Obama to discuss criminal justice and community policing. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/14/demonstrators-change-tactics-stpaul-leaders-meet-president?refid=0 Thu, 14 Jul 2016 08:30:00 -0500 Appetites: Three food trucks not to miss this summer Keep your eyes peeled this summer for the, sometimes elusive, restaurants on wheels. Food trucks have begun to roll into the Twin Cities bringing with them unique dishes, old favorites and new experiences. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/14/appetites-food-truck-season?refid=0 Thu, 14 Jul 2016 07:45:26 -0500 'United for Philando': Cathedral service commemorates Castile Thousands of mourners paid their last respects Thursday to Philando Castile, who was shot and killed by a St. Anthony police officer during a traffic stop last week. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/14/philando-castile-funeral?refid=0 Thu, 14 Jul 2016 03:00:30 -0500 Climate Cast: How well is 'clean coal' living up to its promise? President Obama had hoped that a Mississippi power plant would be a shining clean coal win for the administration. Instead, managers covered up problems and cost-overruns, according to a recent New York Times story. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/14/climate-cast-how-well-is-clean-coal-living-up-to-its-promise?refid=0 Thu, 14 Jul 2016 00:39:12 -0500 'Lab Girl': An illuminating memoir of a woman in science Hope Jahren was raised in Austin, Minn., where she escaped to the cornfields as a teenager. Her fascination with plants has continued ever since, to her current role as a geobiology professor at the University of Hawaii. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/13/books-lab-girl-hope-jahren?refid=0 Wed, 13 Jul 2016 16:10:47 -0500 How to fix America's police Norm Stamper, former chief of the Seattle Police Department, joins Tom Weber to discuss his time as an officer - and his new book that details several ways that he thinks policing should be reformed. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/13/policing?refid=0 Wed, 13 Jul 2016 14:22:22 -0500 john a. powell on race in an inclusive society Director of the University of California's Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society john a. powell talks with MPR News host Kerri Miller about the evolving national conversation on race. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/13/john-powell?refid=0 Wed, 13 Jul 2016 14:06:58 -0500 In search of the truth of a kidnapped father After the fall of Qaddafi, Hisham Matar returned to his Libyan homeland after more than two decades to see if he could find his father. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/12/books-hisham-matar-the-return?refid=0 Tue, 12 Jul 2016 14:57:24 -0500 Race relations in the U.S.: Are they broken? As President Obama attends the memorial of five police officers killed in last week's sniper attack in Dallas, Washington Post reporter Wesley Lowery reflects on strained race relations between police and African-Americans. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/12/racerelationsintheusisitbroken?refid=0 Tue, 12 Jul 2016 14:46:35 -0500 Why do most Americans think the economy is 'rigged'? According to a poll conducted by Edison Research and Marketplace, 71% of Americans think the economy is rigged to favor certain groups over others. In this election year, three experts talk with MPR News host Kerri Miller about the implications for candidates and voters alike. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/12/economic-anxiety?refid=0 Tue, 12 Jul 2016 11:57:46 -0500 Politics of police shootings: What candidates are saying about the recent violence Political junkie Ken Rudin talks about the week's shootings in Lousiana, Minnesota and Texas. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/11/political-junkie-police-shootings?refid=0 Mon, 11 Jul 2016 14:46:14 -0500 How efficient are the de-escalation techniques used by police? In light of the recent shootings by police, MPR News host Kerri Miller talks with two experts and former police officers about the efficacy of de-escalation techniques. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/11/police-de-escalation-techniques?refid=0 Mon, 11 Jul 2016 14:25:15 -0500 St. Paul's mayor and police chief respond to protests St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman and Police Chief Todd Axtell reflect on this weekend's protests and how St. Paul will prepare for future conflicts. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/11/mayor-coleman-and-chief-axtell-on-protests?refid=0 Mon, 11 Jul 2016 14:16:48 -0500 Lena Gardner of Black Lives Matter Minneapolis addresses the protests, how to move forward Lena Gardner, of Black Lives Matter Minneapolis, address the violence that broke out at recent protests, and what can be done to move forward. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/11/lena-gardner-black-lives-matter-responds-to-protest?refid=0 Mon, 11 Jul 2016 12:45:44 -0500 Timeline: The shooting death of Philando Castile A St. Anthony police officer shot and killed an African-American man during a traffic stop July 6 in Falcon Heights, with the aftermath apparently captured on Facebook Live. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/07/timeline-philando-castile-shooting?refid=0 Sun, 10 Jul 2016 08:00:00 -0500 Mississippi River bridge closure tops Twin Cities weekend road woes MnDOT gave drivers a break over the July 4 holiday. But construction hassles return in force this weekend. Here's your map. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/08/twin-cities-road-construction-weekend-hassles-july8-10?refid=0 Fri, 08 Jul 2016 12:45:35 -0500 Special coverage: The Philando Castile shooting In the wake of the shooting of Philando Castile, MPR News host Kerri Miller spoke with several guests about the developing situation. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/07/special-coverage-philando-castile?refid=0 Thu, 07 Jul 2016 10:37:12 -0500 Photos: Police shooting in Falcon Heights sparks protests A St. Anthony police officer shot and killed a black man during a traffic stop Wednesday night in Falcon Heights. Protesters gathered at the scene and at the governor's residence in St. Paul. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/07/gallery-officer-involved-shooting-protests?refid=0 Thu, 07 Jul 2016 06:11:15 -0500 Special coverage: The Philando Castile shooting In the wake of the shooting of Philando Castile, MPR News host Tom Weber spoke with several guests about the developing situation. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/07/special-coverage-philando-castile-shooting?refid=0 Thu, 07 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Counter Stories: Reactions to the shooting of Philando Castile The Counter Stories hosts discuss Philando Castile, an African-American man who was shot and killed by a St. Anthony police officer. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/07/counter-stories-special-coverage-philando-castile-shooting?refid=0 Thu, 07 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Officer shoots, kills man at Falcon Heights traffic stop Gov. Mark Dayton on Thursday said he would press for a federal investigation into Wednesday's officer-involved shooting of a black man during a Falcon Heights traffic stop. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/07/reports-officer-involved-shooting-falcon-heights?refid=0 Thu, 07 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Appetites: Turning beer into whiskey The craft brew and distillery scenes are booming in the Twin Cities, and there's one man who is bringing the two worlds together. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/06/appetites-wander-north-whiskey-distilled-from-craft-beer?refid=0 Wed, 06 Jul 2016 18:26:42 -0500 The tricky transition from college to workplace Career counselor Amy Lindgren offers advice on avoiding common pitfalls in your first big job after graduation. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/06/the-tricky-transition-from-college-to-workplace?refid=0 Wed, 06 Jul 2016 16:35:26 -0500 Ask a Vet: Justine Lee takes your questions Veterinarian and author Justine Lee joined Tom Weber in the studio to talk about the life of a crisis care vet and answer all pet-care questions. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/06/pets?refid=0 Wed, 06 Jul 2016 15:19:05 -0500 4 seasons, canoe to adorn new Minnesota license plate After casting more than 30,000 online votes, Minnesotans chose an image of a canoe amid the seasons to represent Minnesota parks and trails on a new license plate. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/06/minnesota-picks-new-parks-trails-license-plate?refid=0 Wed, 06 Jul 2016 14:14:31 -0500 5 things to know about Minnesota storm coverage and claims Surveying the damage from Tuesday's storm? Minnesota insurance officials say here's what you should know about filing claims and not getting ripped off on repairs. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/06/minnesota-storm-coverage-insurance-claims-need-to-know?refid=0 Wed, 06 Jul 2016 13:58:24 -0500 No power? Here are 10 tips to get you through Xcel Energy has said that they expect that "many customers will experience an extended, multiple day outage." For those without power, here are some tips to get by until the lights come back on. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/06/no-power-10-tips-to-keep-you-cool?refid=0 Wed, 06 Jul 2016 13:00:00 -0500 Heads up: MN Highway 5 bridge at Fort Snelling closed this weekend MnDOT said it needs to close the key Twin Cities Mississippi River crossing Friday night through Monday so crews can pour concrete for a new deck and paint sections of the bridge. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/06/stpaul-mississippi-river-bridge-closed-weekend?refid=0 Wed, 06 Jul 2016 12:37:58 -0500 Minneapolis 'does not have any more affordable housing than it did 25 years ago' "We just have a bigger and bigger gap between working people and their ability to pay either rent or a mortgage," said Mary Tingerthal, commissioner of the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/05/affordable-housing-shortages?refid=0 Tue, 05 Jul 2016 15:54:05 -0500 Hallberg's Picture of Health: Medical marijuana and pain A year into Minnesota's medical marijuana program, doctors are getting a new condition for which they can prescribe the treatment: intractable pain. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/05/hallberg-medical-marijuana-intractable-pain?refid=0 Tue, 05 Jul 2016 14:37:58 -0500 A literary thriller that muses on loss and memory in northern Minnesota Peter Geye's novel "Wintering" winds through the wilds of winter and the wilds of memory. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/05/books-wintering?refid=0 Tue, 05 Jul 2016 13:44:46 -0500 2 guilty in Minnesota ISIS trial denied de-radicalization review A federal judge has denied a motion by two Minnesota men convicted of plotting to join the ISIS terror group to be assessed by a German de-radicalization expert prior to sentencing. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/05/isis-defendants-minnesota-barred-de-radicalization-program?refid=0 Tue, 05 Jul 2016 13:20:53 -0500 The key to sustainable travel "We don't want travel that conquers a destination, we want to enhance that destination," said Costas Christ, an editor at large for National Geographic Magazine. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/05/sustainable-travel-tips?refid=0 Tue, 05 Jul 2016 11:14:03 -0500 Sunshine, water, fireworks and your pets: Staying safe on the Fourth The mix of hot sun, alcohol and readily available explosives also make this one of the most dangerous holidays of the year. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/04/july-fourth-safety?refid=0 Mon, 04 Jul 2016 13:59:10 -0500 Police ID man shot and killed in south Minneapolis last week Mario Martell McGee, 27, of St. Paul died of a gunshot wound to the back shortly after 8 a.m. Thursday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/04/mpls-shooting-victim-identified?refid=0 Mon, 04 Jul 2016 13:41:19 -0500 Summer Music Series: Gaelynn Lea We kick off our Summer Music Series with <a href="https://violinscratches.com/">Gaelynn Lea</a>, the fiddler from Duluth who won NPR's Tiny Desk Concert contest earlier this year. She joined Tom Weber in the MPR studios. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/01/gaelynn-lea?refid=0 Fri, 01 Jul 2016 12:07:49 -0500 This weekend's Twin Cities road woes? Not so bad Good weather and mostly open roads? The Twin Cities road hassle map isn't horrible this weekend and all lanes of I-94 are open from St. Cloud to Collegeville. Here's your weekend guide. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/01/twin-cities-weekend-road-construction-not-bad?refid=0 Fri, 01 Jul 2016 10:03:50 -0500 Talking Volumes 2016 season guide The 16th season of Talking Volumes includes interviews with Elizabeth Alexander, Carl Hiaasen, Gloria Steinem, Ann Patchett and Colson Whitehead. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/01/books-talking-volumes-2016-season?refid=0 Fri, 01 Jul 2016 09:00:00 -0500 Creator of 'Fargo' TV show crafts one of the year's best suspense novels Noah Hawley's new novel centers on a private jet carrying a group of wealthy and powerful people that crashes into the Atlantic. But the crash is only the beginning. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/30/books-noah-hawley-before-the-fall?refid=0 Thu, 30 Jun 2016 12:54:41 -0500 Appetites: Duluth as a food destination Minnesota Monthly editor Rachel Hutton says Duluth's food and beverage scene has really taken off in recent years. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/29/appetites-duluth?refid=0 Wed, 29 Jun 2016 16:17:30 -0500 Minnesota OKs next step in Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion plan The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Wednesday signed off on an environmental review of the proposed massive flood project, opening the door to a lengthy dam permitting process. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/29/mn-oks-fargo-moorhead-flood-project-environmental-plan?refid=0 Wed, 29 Jun 2016 14:26:50 -0500 Cancer Moonshot Summits being held across country, including at U of Minnesota Vice President Joe Biden is holding a "<a href="https://www.whitehouse.gov/CancerMoonshot">Cancer Moonshot Summit</a>" in Washington on Wednesday. Tom Weber talked with <a href="https://www.cancer.umn.edu/bio/cancer-center-leadership/douglas-yee">Dr. Douglas Yee</a>, director of the Masonic Cancer Center at the University of Minnesota. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/29/cancer-moonshot?refid=0 Wed, 29 Jun 2016 14:11:55 -0500 After SCSU's president death, new interim leader discusses his goals Ashish Vaidya has taken over as interim president of St. Cloud State University. He was named to the position last week, shortly after president Earl Potter III was killed in a car crash in the Twin Cities. Tom Weber talked with Vaidya about the future of SCSU. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/29/scsu?refid=0 Wed, 29 Jun 2016 14:05:56 -0500 Traveling the Oregon Trail by covered wagon, 170 years later Author Rinker Buck and his brother packed up a covered wagon, wrangled a team of mules, and retraced the 2,000-mile journey across the American west. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/29/books-the-oregon-trail?refid=0 Wed, 29 Jun 2016 13:51:37 -0500 Aspen Ideas Festival: Secretary of State John Kerry A day after meetings in London and Brussels, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry gave a speech at the Aspen Ideas Festival. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/29/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Wed, 29 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Hallberg's Picture of Health: Dealing with PTSD June is awareness month for post-traumatic stress disorder. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/28/hallberg-dealing-with-ptsd?refid=0 Tue, 28 Jun 2016 15:28:17 -0500 Presidential candidates' effect on down ballot candidates Two political experts talk about the effect that presidential candidates have on down ballot candidates. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/28/down-ballot?refid=0 Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:30:29 -0500 Grief is a 'hamster wheel': How a memoir about death can still be funny In the span of seven weeks, Nora McInerny Purmort miscarried, and then watched both her father and her husband die of cancer. Her memoir tackles grief with unflinching humor and honesty. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/28/books-nora-mcinerny-purmort-its-okay-to-laugh-crying-is-cool-too?refid=0 Tue, 28 Jun 2016 12:03:46 -0500 Waziyatawin: Take down Fort Snelling Waziyatawin's book, 'What Does Justice Looks Like?', explores ways the state of Minnesota could make amends for its treatment of Native people. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/28/books-what-does-justice-look-like?refid=0 Tue, 28 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Novelist Richard Wagamese steps beyond barriers Richard Wagamese is a well-known novelist in his native Canada, and with the re-release of two of his novels through Minneapolis publisher Milkweed Editions, he's making his mark further south. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/28/books-richard-wagamese?refid=0 Tue, 28 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0500 How to plant a pollinator-friendly garden "People are really understanding that the key to helping all of the bees and monarchs is getting more flowers in the ground," said Marla Spivak, a professor of entomology at the U of M. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/27/gardens-for-pollinators?refid=0 Mon, 27 Jun 2016 14:48:07 -0500 New Minnesota license plate? Check out the 3 finalists, then vote State officials Monday revealed three designs for a Minnesota state parks and trails license plate to celebrate the park system's 125th anniversary. Vote for the one you like, starting today. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/27/new-minnesota-trails-license-plate-finalists-vote?refid=0 Mon, 27 Jun 2016 12:19:27 -0500 MPR news correspondent Doualy Xaykaothao, on the Hmong-American experience MPR News correspondent Doualy Xaykaothao recently visited Wausau, Wisconsin to see what life is like there for Hmong immigrants and their children, decades after the Hmong fought for the U.S. in Laos and arrived as refugees in Wisconsin. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/24/hmong-wisconsin?refid=0 Fri, 24 Jun 2016 13:59:26 -0500 Highway 100 shutdown tops Twin Cities weekend road woes Minnesota Highway 100 closes in both directions in the west metro starting tonight. It's the Twin Cities biggest hassle this weekend but, oh, there are more. Here's your map. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/24/highway-100-shutdown-tops-twin-cities-weekend-road-woes?refid=0 Fri, 24 Jun 2016 10:19:50 -0500 Silva, board members address firing Valeria Silva has less than a month to lead St. Paul's public schools. The St. Paul school board removed the district superintendent at a tense meeting Tuesday night. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/23/st-paul-schools?refid=0 Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:13:11 -0500 A metaphysical thriller with a dash of dangerous politics Lydia Millet's new novel follows a woman fleeing her husband, who has his eye on a state legislative seat. With her daughter in tow, she crosses the continent from Alaska to Maine and holes up in a remote hotel. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/23/books-sweet-lamb-of-heaven?refid=0 Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:12:14 -0500 Body shaming 11-year-olds? A mother reacts to swimsuit spread "Discovery Girls," a magazine for girls age 8 to 12, sparked controversy last month when it published a feature on how to find "the perfect suit for your body type." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/23/body-issues-for-young-girls?refid=0 Thu, 23 Jun 2016 11:03:46 -0500 Appetites: What's 'authentic' anyway? Thomas Kim, owner of The Rabbit Hole, spoke with All Things Considered host Tom Crann about how he differentiates between authentic and traditional food. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/22/appetites-thomas-kim-rabbit-hole-what-is-authentic?refid=0 Wed, 22 Jun 2016 17:24:54 -0500 Bemidji mystery: Police search for girl, 5, missing after house fire Brittany Rose Balcer was visiting a home that caught fire. Firefighters found an adult dead in the home but did not find Brittany. Police say she is missing and need the public's help finding her. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/22/bemidji-cops-search-for-girl-missing-after-house-fire?refid=0 Wed, 22 Jun 2016 17:07:47 -0500 Screentime: bingeworthy TV Looking for something to watch now that the Game of Thrones is done? MPR News' Stephanie Curtis is here to help. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/22/screentime?refid=0 Wed, 22 Jun 2016 13:32:18 -0500 Campaign advertising in a changing media landscape Two experts talk about hos the changing media landscape is shifting the way candidates craft their campaigns. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/22/political-advertising?refid=0 Wed, 22 Jun 2016 13:03:39 -0500 Ann Friedman on the future of journalism As part of Minnesota Public Radio News' <a href="http://minnesota.publicradio.org/events/ongoing/broadcast_journalist_series/">Broadcast Journalist Series</a>, Tom Weber talked with Ann Friedman. Friedman has a weekly column at NYmag.com and co-hosts the popular podcast, "Call Your Girlfriend." She also contributes regularly to a wide variety of publications, including The Los Angeles Times, The New Republic, and The New York Times Book Review. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/22/friedman?refid=0 Wed, 22 Jun 2016 11:08:56 -0500 Op-Ed: the low-salt diet St. Paul physician and writer Craig Bowron talks about some surprising new findings around the effect of a low-salt diet. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/22/salt?refid=0 Wed, 22 Jun 2016 07:00:42 -0500 Political Junkie: how the gun debate is changing the election Ken Rudin, the Political Junkie, explores how the gun debate is changing the 2016 election. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/22/political-junkie?refid=0 Wed, 22 Jun 2016 06:53:18 -0500 'We were there': Joy Harjo on the forgotten origins of jazz Author Joy Harjo's new play, which is still in progress, explores the origins of American music and how Native Americans have been left out of the story. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/22/books-we-were-there?refid=0 Wed, 22 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Think 'Pride and Prejudice,' with reality TV, in Cincinnati Curtis Sittenfeld's re-imagining of Jane Austen's beloved classic adds a decidedly modern twist to the romance. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/21/books-curtis-sittenfeld-eligible?refid=0 Tue, 21 Jun 2016 16:08:05 -0500 Big fish: DNR's catch-release effort yields first Minn. records Minnesotans love their big fish pictures, and these two are beauties. The giant sturgeon and beefy catfish are also the first catch-and-release records in an expanded state record fish program. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/20/new-minn-dnr-program-yields-first-big-fish-records?refid=0 Mon, 20 Jun 2016 14:53:02 -0500 Understanding coded language and dog whistle politics The coded language politicians often used is sometimes referred to as "dog whistle" politics. MPR News host Kerri Miller talks with two experts about the use of such language and how it affects our thinking about candidates and the issues. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/20/dog-whistle-politics?refid=0 Mon, 20 Jun 2016 14:19:38 -0500 Mayo Clinic: Parkinson's risk appears to be rising Researchers said this is the first study to suggest such an increasing trend. They pointed to environmental and lifestyle changes as potential causes but urged caution in interpreting the findings. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/20/mayo-parkinsons-risk-appears-to-be-rising?refid=0 Mon, 20 Jun 2016 14:01:34 -0500 On the trail of America's first serial killer When a series of gruesome murders struck Austin, Tex., in the late 1800s, the term "serial killer" didn't exist yet. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/20/books-midnight-assassin?refid=0 Mon, 20 Jun 2016 13:59:24 -0500 Minnesota's air quality: What you need to know The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has issued a few air quality warnings already for 2016. Tom Weber talked with two guests about what that means, and whether we're likely to see more. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/20/air_quality?refid=0 Mon, 20 Jun 2016 13:34:32 -0500 Robert Stephens wants to know more Robert Stephens, founder of Geek Squad, is as passionate about reading as he is about tech. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/20/books-thread-podcast-robert-stephens?refid=0 Mon, 20 Jun 2016 06:00:00 -0500 Slow ride: I-35E closures top Twin Cities weekend driving hassles Plotting that weekend getaway from St. Paul? You'll have to figure how to get out of town without I-35E. Here's your map to the region's road construction woes. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/17/i35e-closure-tops-twin-cities-weekend-road-hassles?refid=0 Fri, 17 Jun 2016 10:25:00 -0500 Understanding the lone wolf terrorism threat Stopping hate-filled individuals from acting as "lone wolves" to kill Americans is no easy task for any of the agencies involved. A former CIA and Pentagon official talks about the nature of preemptive investigations around suspicious individuals. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/16/lone-wolf-terrorism?refid=0 Thu, 16 Jun 2016 14:02:21 -0500 Super secret assassins and a mechanical arm make 'Regional Office' a literary thrill Manuel Gonzales drops readers into the underground heart of a super secret organization of female assassins. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/16/books-regional-office-is-under-attack?refid=0 Thu, 16 Jun 2016 13:04:19 -0500 "Brexit" vs. "Bremain" : The British Referendum A look at the social, economic and security issues being raised about the British referendum. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/16/brexit-vs-bremain?refid=0 Thu, 16 Jun 2016 12:54:03 -0500 Minn. jobless rate steady at 3.8 percent; 1,900 jobs cut in May Minnesota's jobless rate held steady in May at a seasonally adjusted 3.8 percent but employers cut jobs and the state's one-year job growth continues to trail the nation, officials said Thursday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/16/minnesota-may-jobless-rate-steady?refid=0 Thu, 16 Jun 2016 11:37:53 -0500 Critically acclaimed Smiths album 'The Queen is Dead' released 30 years ago Today's Morning Edition music is "Frankly Mr. Shankly" by the Smiths. It's from the band's "The Queen is Dead" album, which was released 30 years ago today. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/16/smiths-critically-acclaimed-album-released-thirty-years-ago?refid=0 Thu, 16 Jun 2016 08:56:45 -0500 To be or not to be... a mom Many women in their thirties feel mounting pressure to decide whether or not they're going to have children. But how do you know if motherhood is the right choice for you? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/15/deciding-parenthood?refid=0 Wed, 15 Jun 2016 14:02:44 -0500 The big summer book show: What to read under the sun Summer reading can be breezy and uplifting, but it can also be a season for books that investigate new topics and difficult issues. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/15/books-summer-reading-list?refid=0 Wed, 15 Jun 2016 12:43:01 -0500 Appetites: The real taste of the Twin Cities What represents the real taste of the Twin Cities? That's the question Minneapolis Saint Paul Magazine's Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl set out to answer for her recent piece for the website Serious Eats. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/15/appetites-taste-twin-cities?refid=0 Wed, 15 Jun 2016 11:57:04 -0500 Report: Minnesota teen pregnancy rates at historic lows Pregnancy rates among Minnesota teens ages 15 to 19 fell by two-thirds from 1990 to 2014, the University of Minnesota said Wednesday. Researchers, though, cautioned that sexually transmitted diseases remain a concern. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/15/report-minnesota-teen-pregnancy-rates-at-historic-lows?refid=0 Wed, 15 Jun 2016 10:39:01 -0500 Hallberg's Picture of Health: Syphilis on the rise again At the end of the 1990s, there was talk of eradicating it. Now, syphilis is on the rise again. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/14/hallberg-syphilis?refid=0 Tue, 14 Jun 2016 16:32:09 -0500 'I Will Find You': A journalist investigates the life of her rapist Two decades after the rape, Joanna Connors began to investigate the life of the man who attacked her. Her new memoir, "I Will Find You," documents what she learned. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/14/books-joanna-connors-i-will-find-you?refid=0 Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:55:03 -0500 College affordability for first generation students Navigating the finances of higher education is tough for most families, and even harder for first-generation college students. MPR News host Kerri Miller talks strategies for success with two experts. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/14/college-affordability?refid=0 Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:33:37 -0500 'The Nest': What happens when the family money runs dry "The Nest" follows a set of adult siblings poised to gain access to their trust fund, until the eldest brother puts everything in jeopardy. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/13/books-the-nest?refid=0 Mon, 13 Jun 2016 16:28:28 -0500 Minnesota's LGBTQ community responds to Orlando shooting Six leaders in the local LGBTQ community joined MPR News host Marianne Combs to discuss how the mass shooting in Orlando fits into a long history of struggle. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/13/minnesota-lgbtq-community-responds-to-orlando?refid=0 Mon, 13 Jun 2016 13:13:44 -0500 Bobak Ferdowsi on what drives us to explore Bobak Ferdowsi, and his hair, found fame when he helped land a rover on Mars. He shares how legendary sci-fi author Arthur C. Clarke shaped his thinking. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/13/books-thread-podcast-bobak-ferdowsi?refid=0 Mon, 13 Jun 2016 06:00:00 -0500 Golden Valley gay pride festival remembers victims of Orlando massacre Attendees of a Gay Pride festival in suburban Minneapolis reacted with shock as news of the mass shooting in Florida continues to unfold. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/12/twin-cities-orlando-reaction?refid=0 Sun, 12 Jun 2016 14:36:35 -0500 How one Minnesota judge handles sexual assault sentencing Ramsey County District Judge Judith Tilsen joined All Things Considered host Tom Crann to talk about how judges in Minnesota consider sentences for rape cases and other crimes. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/10/how-judges-handle-sentencing?refid=0 Fri, 10 Jun 2016 16:52:12 -0500 Weather Lab: Active storm season could end decade-long U.S. hurricane drought Paul Huttner talks about how long it's been since a significant tropical hurricane has hit the U.S. and what that means for our preparedness in an already-active tropical storm season. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/10/weather-lab-active-storm-season-could-end-decadelong-us-hurricane-drought?refid=0 Fri, 10 Jun 2016 14:36:47 -0500 Friday Roundtable: Foreign policy challenges that will face the next president Three foreign policy experts on the international challenges that our next president will face. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/10/friday-roundtable-foreign-policy?refid=0 Fri, 10 Jun 2016 12:44:28 -0500 Rise of the radical right in Europe and the U.S. Radical right-wing candidates in Europe are gaining traction, narrowly losing elections. Two experts talk about possible commonalities between Europe's rising right and the Trump tide in the U.S. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/09/radicalism?refid=0 Thu, 09 Jun 2016 13:22:54 -0500 'Smarter Faster Better': Understanding productivity The bestselling author of 'The Power of Habit' returns with new insights on the way we get things done. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/09/books-duhigg-smarter-faster-better?refid=0 Thu, 09 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Nurses set 7-day strike at Allina hospitals The Minnesota Nurses Association says it has told Allina Health executives it plans to strike for seven days starting June 19. Allina says its metro hospitals will remain open if there's a strike. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/08/allina-nurses-call-strike?refid=0 Wed, 08 Jun 2016 19:36:58 -0500 The 'Take It to the Lake' summer fiction series From psychological thrillers to spies stories to complicated coming-of-age tales, here's The Thread's summer reading list. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/08/books-summer-fiction-series?refid=0 Wed, 08 Jun 2016 15:19:21 -0500 Prairie Island Indian Community seeking federal trust for new land The Prairie Island Indian Community, one of Minnesota's federally recognized Native American tribes, has bought a big parcel of land in the East Metro. Now the tribe has applied to put that land, 112 acres in Washington County, into federal trust. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/08/prairie_island?refid=0 Wed, 08 Jun 2016 14:03:15 -0500 Mayo Clinic touts planned bio-research campus Mayo Clinic is starting the process of finding a developer for Discovery Square. It will be a big bio-research campus, part of the Destination Medical Center. Tom Weber talked with Mayo's President and CEO, Dr. John Noseworthy. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/08/nayo_discovery?refid=0 Wed, 08 Jun 2016 13:39:18 -0500 How the results from California will shape the general campaign Two political analysts spoke about the results from California and how the presumptive nominees are shifting toward the general election. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/08/how-california-shapes-campaign-strategies?refid=0 Wed, 08 Jun 2016 13:10:55 -0500 Appetites: Eating your way down the Green Line James Norton's The Heavy Table is undertaking a project to review 75 independent restaurants and bars along the Green Line in St. Paul. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/08/appetites-green-line-checklist?refid=0 Wed, 08 Jun 2016 13:03:19 -0500 Hallberg's Picture of Health: Parkinson's disease Muhammad Ali's death has brought Parkinson's disease back in the spotlight. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/07/hallberg-parkinsons-disease-muhammad-ali?refid=0 Tue, 07 Jun 2016 14:31:19 -0500 The advantages of taking a gap year President Obama's daughter Malia is taking a so-called "gap-year" before heading off to Harvard. It's a trend that's growing, and most experts agree it has many advantages for kids. Two experts talk about the social and academic advantages of taking a gap year. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/07/gap-year?refid=0 Tue, 07 Jun 2016 13:48:25 -0500 On the lack of job prospects for people with disabilities In the U.S., the unemployment rate for people with disabilities is higher than that for those without disabilities. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/07/job-prospects-for-people-with-disabilities?refid=0 Tue, 07 Jun 2016 13:45:05 -0500 Preview of the California primary election Capital Public Radio's Capitol Bureau Chief, Ben Adler, talks about the lead-in to the California primary, including possible record turn-out and a tight race on the Democratic side. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/07/california-primary?refid=0 Tue, 07 Jun 2016 13:11:59 -0500 'The Book of Harlan': Following a black musician caught up in WWII A piece of little-known history inspired Bernice McFadden's new novel: the story of African-Americans imprisoned in concentration camps. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/07/books-book-of-harlan?refid=0 Tue, 07 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Zika Virus: What we know Very little was known about the Zika virus before May 2015. Euan Kerr speaks with two researchers about what we've learned in the fight against Zika. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/06/zika-virus-what-you-need-to-know?refid=0 Mon, 06 Jun 2016 16:56:58 -0500 Judge approves aggressive timeline in Prince estate case A Minnesota judge has approved an aggressive timeline for testing claims of heirship to Prince's estate. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/06/prince-testing-timeline-approved?refid=0 Mon, 06 Jun 2016 16:05:13 -0500 Exploring 'The Story of Autism' A new book, "In a Different Key: The Story of Autism," by John Donvan and Caren Zucker, tracks the history of the diagnosis from 75 years ago to today. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/06/books-in-a-different-key?refid=0 Mon, 06 Jun 2016 14:22:54 -0500 Essayist Sloane Crosley dives into fiction with 'The Clasp' Sloane Crosley launched her writing career in nonfiction, but her debut novel lets her "be free from the constraints of reality," she said. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/06/books-sloane-crosley-the-clasp?refid=0 Mon, 06 Jun 2016 13:54:03 -0500 Scott Frank on relearning to write Scott Frank has written screenplays for years, including for blockbusters like "Minority Report." But when it came to writing his first novel, he felt like a beginner. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/06/books-thread-podcast-scott-frank?refid=0 Mon, 06 Jun 2016 06:00:00 -0500 Counter Stories: Reflecting on the Jamar Clark decision The Counter Stories hosts discuss this week's news that federal prosecutors will not pursue federal civil rights charges against two Minneapolis police officers in the police shooting of Jamar Clark last November. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/03/counterstories?refid=0 Fri, 03 Jun 2016 13:55:20 -0500 Kao Kalia Yang returns with 'The Song Poet' Kao Kalia Yang's new book is a memoir of her father, a song poet in the Hmong tradition. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/03/books-kao-kalia-yang-song-poet?refid=0 Fri, 03 Jun 2016 13:51:32 -0500 Friday Roundtable: Books we lie about reading We're kicking off our "Take it to the Lake" summer reading series with a discussion on the books we pretend to read. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/03/friday-roundtable-books-we-lie-about?refid=0 Fri, 03 Jun 2016 10:51:32 -0500 Clogged artery: I-35W closure tops Twin Cities weekend road woes You'll have to do without I-35W in the north metro, which will shut down Friday night for a bridge demolition. Here's your guide to all the Twin Cities weekend road hassles. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/03/-35w-closure-tops-twin-cities-weeked-road-woes?refid=0 Fri, 03 Jun 2016 10:21:20 -0500 Kroll, Levy-Pounds react to no charges in Jamar Clark shooting Minneapolis police union president Lt. Bob Kroll and Nekima Levy-Pounds talk about race, Minneapolis police and the decision by federal prosecutors not to charge the officers involved in the death of Jamar Clark. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/02/nekima-levy-pounds-bob-kroll-react-jamar-clark-decision?refid=0 Thu, 02 Jun 2016 18:05:39 -0500 Indigenous Book Club Month: Books by Native authors The month of June is Indigenous Book Club Month in Canada, so MPR News host Tom Weber thought, why not have our own in Minnesota? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/02/books-indigenous-book-club-month?refid=0 Thu, 02 Jun 2016 14:56:01 -0500 Future of the vice presidency During the past six presidential terms the office of vice president has taken on more responsibility and sway in the sphere of public opinion. Two experts weigh in on what the future holds for the office and its occupants. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/02/vice-presidency?refid=0 Thu, 02 Jun 2016 14:03:16 -0500 Woman on UCLA shooter's 'kill list' found dead in Brooklyn Park Authorities say a search of Mainak Sarkar's St. Paul home found a "kill list" with the names of Professor William Klug, another UCLA professor and the woman. Sarkar's note at the shooting asked that someone check on his cat. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/02/ucla-shooter-kill-list-brooklyn-park?refid=0 Thu, 02 Jun 2016 11:03:27 -0500 The Minnesota Summer Bucket List Ice cream. Walleye. Barbecues. Bike rides. What are your essential Minnesota summer activities? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/31/minnesota-summer-bucket-list?refid=0 Thu, 02 Jun 2016 06:00:00 -0500 The man behind the spy: Benedict Arnold Benedict Arnold is famous for betraying the American army during the Revolutionary War and defecting to the British. But the story is more complicated than what is in the textbooks, according to Nathaniel Philbrick's new book. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/01/books-valiant-ambition?refid=0 Wed, 01 Jun 2016 15:07:20 -0500 No federal civil rights charges in Jamar Clark police shooting News and analysis of the decision by U.S. Attorney Andrew Luger and the FBI not to pursue federal civil rights charges in the Jamark Clark police shooting case. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/01/jamar-clark?refid=0 Wed, 01 Jun 2016 14:59:32 -0500 Appetites: Magnus Nilsson's 'Nordic' Renowned chef Magnus Nilsson is in Minnesota this week for the debut his exhibit at the American Swedish Institute called "Nordic: A Photographic Essay of Landscapes, Food and People." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/01/appetites-magnus-nilsson-photo-exhibit?refid=0 Wed, 01 Jun 2016 14:57:49 -0500 U wrestling coach placed on paid administrative leave University of Minnesota wrestling coach J Robinson has been placed on paid administrative leave during an investigation of his program, new athletics director Mark Coyle said in a statement Wednesday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/01/gophers-wrestling-coach-j-robinson-administrative-leave?refid=0 Wed, 01 Jun 2016 11:55:21 -0500 Feds: No civil rights charges in Jamar Clark police shooting Federal prosecutors said Wednesday the evidence was insufficient to pursue charges against two Minneapolis police officers for the Nov. 15 fatal shooting of Clark. Activists expressed outrage. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/01/jamar-clark-civil-rights-inquiry?refid=0 Wed, 01 Jun 2016 11:36:04 -0500 Seniors consider co-housing alternatives With more and more older Americans choosing to co-house, two experts discuss the economic and social benefits of the trend both for the co-habitators and communities overall. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/31/co-housing?refid=0 Tue, 31 May 2016 14:34:51 -0500 Update on the body camera bill sitting with Governor Dayton A bill calling for statewide guidelines for the use of law enforcement body cameras sits on Governor Dayton's desk, and he remains unsure if he'll sign it. A voice in favor of the bill and a voice with serious concerns about the legislation weigh in. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/31/body-cameras?refid=0 Tue, 31 May 2016 14:25:45 -0500 E. coli concerns prompt recall of General Mills flour So far the strain in question, E. coli O121, hasn't been found in any General Mills flour or at its manufacturing facility, the company said in a statement on Tuesday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/31/general-mills-e-coli-flour-voluntary-recall?refid=0 Tue, 31 May 2016 14:14:05 -0500 Americans without college degrees left out of improving job market The class of 2016 is entering the best job market in years, but for people without a post-secondary degree the options are slim. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/31/job-market-for-grads-and-non-grads?refid=0 Tue, 31 May 2016 13:04:55 -0500 Kevin Powell on what a woman taught him about being a man Kevin Powell's memoir explores what it means to be a man in today's society. But, he said, he learned a lot of it from a woman: Zora Neale Hurston. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/30/books-thread-podcast-kevin-powell?refid=0 Mon, 30 May 2016 04:00:00 -0500 Minneapolis' vanished history: Life on Skid Row The edge of downtown Minneapolis now known as the Gateway District was once the city's Skid Row. A new book dives into the darker side of local history. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/27/books-king-of-skid-row?refid=0 Fri, 27 May 2016 15:07:09 -0500 A philosophical look at addiction and recovery Peg O'Connor, professor at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, talks about her new book "Life on the Rocks." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/27/life-on-the-rocks?refid=0 Fri, 27 May 2016 15:00:26 -0500 All the single lanes? Your guide to Twin Cities weekend road woes Heading north from the Twin Cities this Memorial Day weekend? Be patient. I-35E is down to a single lane of traffic in both directions. You'll also face single lane hassles on I-94 around Collegeville. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/27/your-guide-twin-cities-memorial-day-road-construction?refid=0 Fri, 27 May 2016 10:18:19 -0500 Twins suspend pitching coach after DWI arrest Minnesota Twins leaders said Thursday the team has indefinitely suspended pitching coach Neil Allen with pay after learning of a pending charge against him of driving under the influence. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/26/twins-suspend-pitching-coach-after-dui-arrest?refid=0 Thu, 26 May 2016 17:22:53 -0500 National Eagle Center's iconic 'ambassador' Harriet dies Beloved by school children and other visitors, Harriet helped put a national spotlight on Wabasha's eagle center and graced Minnesota's Support Our Troops license plate. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/26/national-eagle-center-iconic-harriet-dies?refid=0 Thu, 26 May 2016 12:29:50 -0500 Documentary: 'Voices of Hiroshima' To mark President Obama's historic visit to Hiroshima, we revisit a documentary from the 50th anniversary of the atomic bomb blast there. It features the stories of survivors. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/26/documentary-voices-of-hiroshima?refid=0 Thu, 26 May 2016 00:00:09 -0500 Appetites: The case for goat meat Author and chef Beth Dooley says goat is the most popular meat throughout the world, and it's the most sustainable. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/25/appetites-beth-dooley-goat-cheese?refid=0 Wed, 25 May 2016 16:54:48 -0500 Three views on international hot spots A check in with experts on three international hot spots: Brazil, Great Britain and Kenya. Topics on the docket for discussion are Zika virus fears, the ouster of Brazilian President Rousseff, the "Brexit," and the closing of the world's largest refugee camp. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/25/three-views-international?refid=0 Wed, 25 May 2016 14:38:50 -0500 'Girls & Sex': What's missing from the conversation Peggy Orenstein's new book explores the modern sexual landscape for teenagers, and the mixed messages being sent by parents, peers and the media. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/25/books-girls-and-sex-peggy-orenstein?refid=0 Wed, 25 May 2016 11:19:24 -0500 MPR News Special Report: Minnesota's water quality problem Minnesota is rich in water, so we don't have a supply problem. But regulators say 40 percent of Minnesota's lakes and streams are polluted. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/25/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Wed, 25 May 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Hallberg's Picture of Health: What's making you sneeze? It's the time of year when seasonal allergies can be especially bothersome. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/24/hallberg-seasonal-allergies?refid=0 Tue, 24 May 2016 16:16:51 -0500 Governor Dayton on the legislative session and work that remains Governor Mark Dayton talks about the possibility of a special session and the hectic end to the legislative session. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/24/governor-dayton?refid=0 Tue, 24 May 2016 14:02:39 -0500 Bad at math? Don't tell your kids Math anxiety is a real issue for students -- and parents aren't helping the situation by throwing themselves under the mathematical bus. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/24/stop-saying-youre-bad-at-math?refid=0 Tue, 24 May 2016 12:46:23 -0500 Transgender politics: North Carolina's bathroom law What does North Carolina's bathroom law mean for the national discussion on transgender rights? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/24/hb2-and-transgender-rights?refid=0 Tue, 24 May 2016 12:10:09 -0500 The Twin Cities new Archbishop on plans for the diocese Archbishop Bernard Hebda talks about the challenges ahead for the archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, including the bankruptcy and pending lawsuits. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/24/archbishop?refid=0 Tue, 24 May 2016 12:04:41 -0500 Dayton slams lawmakers for snubbing U, transit, public works While applauding some moves, Gov. Mark Dayton mostly took the 2016 Legislature to task. He told reporters he's not ready to call a special session and wouldn't say what bills he'll sign or veto. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/23/dayton-slams-lawmakers-over-university-rail-public-works-snubs?refid=0 Mon, 23 May 2016 15:26:58 -0500 Prairie gardening: Tips and tricks Only 2 percent of Minnesota's original prairies remain, but gardeners can create spaces for native plants and species in their own backyards. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/23/prairie-gardening-tips?refid=0 Mon, 23 May 2016 14:54:26 -0500 Luke Burbank on coming clean Public radio veteran Luke Burbank is the first to admit he isn't a big reader. But he's taken a cue from Hunter S. Thompson. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/23/books-thread-podcast-luke-burbank?refid=0 Mon, 23 May 2016 06:00:00 -0500 Wheelock Whitney dies at 89 The former Wayzata mayor and moderate Republican was heavily involved in politics, business and sports in Minnesota. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/20/wheelock-whitney-dies-at-age-89?refid=0 Fri, 20 May 2016 15:47:22 -0500 The Okee Dokee Brothers 'Saddle Up' The Minneapolis-based Grammy-winning duo are known for their children's albums based on modes of transportation. Their newest release was inspired by a horseback journey out West. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/20/okee-dokee-brothers-saddle-up?refid=0 Fri, 20 May 2016 14:59:09 -0500 What do we regret? One man sharing his regret of over 60 years inspired MPR Newscut blogger Bob Collins to talk about his own regret with listeners who shared the decisions they wish they could take back as well. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/20/why-do-you-regret?refid=0 Fri, 20 May 2016 12:07:22 -0500 Friday Roundtable: Neuroscience NewsCut blogger Bob Collins spoke with three neuroscientists about how they got into the field, what is known about the brain and what's next the frontier of brain research. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/20/neuroscience-roundtable?refid=0 Fri, 20 May 2016 11:41:47 -0500 Testing Inline Audio This is a test. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/05/19/audio-embed-test?refid=0 Thu, 19 May 2016 15:54:53 -0500 Current conditions in the arctic MPR chief meteorologist discusses the current conditions in the Arctic. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/19/climatecast-arctic?refid=0 Thu, 19 May 2016 15:05:33 -0500 Impact of third party candidates on presidential elections Two experts discuss the history and viability of third party candidates in presidential elections. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/19/third-party?refid=0 Thu, 19 May 2016 14:16:56 -0500 Legislative leaders mark the final countdown of the session Legislative leaders count down to the end of session with a rundown of remaining issues. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/19/end-of-session?refid=0 Thu, 19 May 2016 14:07:59 -0500 Status of the Prince estate bill Mitchell-Hamline law professor Sharon Sandeen talks about the Prince estate bill that stalled in the legislature. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/19/prince-estate-bill?refid=0 Thu, 19 May 2016 14:02:46 -0500 Exploring Shanghai and the 'Street of Eternal Happiness' Shanghai is home to more than 20 million people. Rob Schmitz captures the life of the city by telling the story of just one street, and his neighbors who live there. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/19/books-street-of-eternal-happiness?refid=0 Thu, 19 May 2016 13:27:39 -0500 Officials want north Minneapolis metal shredder permit pulled over pollution The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is pushing to revoke the air quality permit of Northern Metal Recycling, saying the firm has misled the agency and is sending "high levels" of metals into the air. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/19/mpca-says-metal-shredder-polluting-north-mpls-air?refid=0 Thu, 19 May 2016 11:30:00 -0500 Minnesota sees April job surge; jobless rate stays at 3.8 percent Minnesota employers added 15,600 jobs in April, a huge monthly gain. But the state's 12-month job growth continues to lag the nation, state economic officials said Thursday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/19/mn-jobs-surge-april-jobless-rate-holds-steady?refid=0 Thu, 19 May 2016 10:12:18 -0500 On water issues in Minnesota Deborah Swackhammer, co-director of the University of Minnesota's Water Resources Center, and reporters from MPR News and Iowa Public Radio discuss clean water issues across Minnesota. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/18/water-issues-in-minnesota?refid=0 Wed, 18 May 2016 15:31:39 -0500 Minnesota House considers transportation MPR News host Tom Weber spoke with Rep. Tim Kelly, R-Red Wing, about the transportation plans up for debate during the last days of the legislative session. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/18/rep-tim-kelley-on-transportation?refid=0 Wed, 18 May 2016 15:27:32 -0500 Appetites: The Water Bar Northeast Minneapolis' Water Bar aims to share the importance and process behind getting clean tap water to your faucet, on demand. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/18/appetites-water-bar?refid=0 Wed, 18 May 2016 15:25:32 -0500 Jim Brandenburg's '93 Days of Spring' Minnesota photographer Jim Brandenburg's latest work featured in National Geographic Magazine tells the story of spring in 93 photographs. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/17/jim-brandenburg-national-geographic?refid=0 Tue, 17 May 2016 15:02:24 -0500 Hallberg's Picture of Health: Water-related diseases Water is essential to health, but when it's not clean, it can cause serious diseases. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/17/hallberg-water-diseases?refid=0 Tue, 17 May 2016 14:47:57 -0500 Diversity in children's books goes deeper than race "The thing I'm most fascinated by is class," said author Matt de la Pena. "I like to describe it this way: My goal is to show the beauty and grace that exists 'on the wrong side of the tracks.'" http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/17/books-last-stop-on-market-street?refid=0 Tue, 17 May 2016 13:16:14 -0500 Former U coach Jerry Kill named associate AD at Kansas State Kill, a Kansas native, stepped down as head football coach at the University of Minnesota in October over health concerns. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/17/jerry-kill-associate-athletic-director-kansas-state?refid=0 Tue, 17 May 2016 08:39:38 -0500 Op-ed: What the 'woman card' gets you TIME Magazine's Susanna Schrobsdorff argued that the advantages of being a woman on the campaign trail are much more social than they are political. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/17/women-card-clinton?refid=0 Tue, 17 May 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Louise Erdrich on writing: 'Getting older makes you cut to the chase' Louise Erdrich's fifteenth novel opens with a brutal tragedy, and traces the ripples of the act across years and intertwined families. She spoke with Kerri Miller at The Thread Live. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/17/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Tue, 17 May 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Is Hillary good for women? MPR News host Kerri Miller spoke with two experts about Secretary Clinton's record and rhetoric on parental leave and equal pay. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/17/clinton-women?refid=0 Tue, 17 May 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Fix it yourself or call an expert? Spring home repair advice Contractor Samantha J. Strong and home inspector John Trostle explain which projects homeowners can tackle themselves, and which they should leave to the experts. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/16/home-repair-show?refid=0 Mon, 16 May 2016 16:11:19 -0500 What does raising the minimum wage cost? Two economists weigh in on the pros and cons of raising the minimum wage. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/16/15-dollar-minimum-wage?refid=0 Mon, 16 May 2016 14:47:49 -0500 Lea Thau on learning to let down her guard Lea Thau knows how to get people to share their secrets. She started "The Moth Radio Hour," and she currently hosts the podcast "Strangers." But her biggest challenge may have been being honest with herself. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/16/books-thread-podcast-lea-thau?refid=0 Mon, 16 May 2016 06:00:00 -0500 What do labor shortages mean for Minnesota? Minnesota has a labor shortage. Employers in the restaurant industry and other sectors of the economy are having a tough time finding workers. Tom Weber talked with two guests with different perspectives on what this means for the state. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/13/labor-shortage?refid=0 Fri, 13 May 2016 14:13:02 -0500 The surgery that changed baseball Tommy John surgery was pioneered in the 1970s to repair pitchers' arms. But now it's being used on pitchers as young as 15. Jeff Passan's book, "The Arm," explores the issue. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/13/books-the-arm?refid=0 Fri, 13 May 2016 13:09:56 -0500 The Weather Lab with Paul Huttner: Wildfire science and climate refugees On The Weather Lab this week, Paul Huttner, talks with guests about weather and wildfires. Then on Climate Cast, he discussed why the World Bank is worked about water as the global climate changes. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/13/weather_lab_climate_cast?refid=0 Fri, 13 May 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Smelt wrestling, carp trains and other local fish tales Where did lutefisk come from? And why did Congress ship Minnesota carp by the carload? Eric Dregni's book, "Let's Go Fishing!", shares fishy trivia and traditions from around the region. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/12/books-lets-go-fishing?refid=0 Thu, 12 May 2016 06:00:00 -0500 U of M taps Syracuse exec to lead Gopher athletics Mark Coyle, who's served as athletics director at Syracuse University, will be the University of Minnesota's new athletics director, pending Board of Regents approval. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/11/syracuse-u-exec-tapped-to-lead-u-minnesota-athletics?refid=0 Wed, 11 May 2016 11:03:17 -0500 Appetites: A local revolutionary Lenny Russo has been at the forefront of the local food movement for a generation. His new cookbook collects his thinking and recipes in one place. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/11/appetites-lenny-russo-heartland?refid=0 Wed, 11 May 2016 11:00:00 -0500 Hallberg's Picture of Health: What do you call your doctor? A recent medical journal article argues we do away with use of the term "provider" when referring to primary care professionals. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/10/hallberg-primary-care-provider-title-dispute?refid=0 Tue, 10 May 2016 18:22:41 -0500 Tiger dies unexpectedly at Minnesota Zoo Nadya, an Amur tiger living at the Minnesota Zoo, died over the weekend. Zookeepers said the 3-year-old animal had seemed lethargic and was eating less. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/09/nadya-minnesota-zoo-amur-tiger-dies?refid=0 Mon, 09 May 2016 17:15:59 -0500 The best books of 2016 (so far) Before the summer beach reads and big fall releases start piling up, catch up on the best books 2016 has given us. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/09/books-best-of-2016-so-far?refid=0 Mon, 09 May 2016 12:40:00 -0500 Viet Thanh Nguyen on hiding in plain sight Viet Thanh Nguyen, who just won a Pulitzer Prize for his novel "The Sympathizer," shares how Ralph Ellison inspired him to become a writer. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/09/books-viet-thanh-nguyen-thread-podcast?refid=0 Mon, 09 May 2016 04:00:00 -0500 Hottest place in the U.S. is ... Two Harbors? Minnesota's North Shore on Friday morning became the nation's hottest geography, with Two Harbors hitting 90 degrees, the Twin Cities National Weather Service office said. But don't sweat it. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/06/two-harbors-minn-hottest-place-in-us?refid=0 Fri, 06 May 2016 12:48:50 -0500 I-494 ramp, lane closures top Twin Cities weekend road woes There are lots of "closed until" references in the latest road closings map, including one important for anglers heading for the Wisconsin fishing opener. Here's your weekend road construction guide. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/06/weekend-road-construction-closures?refid=0 Fri, 06 May 2016 11:00:56 -0500 Appetites: Talking Minnesota food with a James Beard winner Chef Raghavan Iyer joined Appetites to about the evolution in Minnesota's food culture since moving here in the 1980s and his award-winning video series. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/04/appetites-raghavan-iyer-indian-curries?refid=0 Wed, 04 May 2016 17:58:22 -0500 U.S. attorney, DEA joining probe into Prince's death The U.S. attorney for Minnesota and the federal Drug Enforcement Administration say they are joining the investigation into the death of Prince and will bring expertise about "prescription drug diversion." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/04/npr-feds-joining-probe-into-prince-death?refid=0 Wed, 04 May 2016 15:35:14 -0500 What music albums are essential to you? Our colleagues at 89.3 The Current crowd-sourced a list of 893 essential albums. Here's a sneak peek of some of the selections. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/04/893-essential-albums?refid=0 Wed, 04 May 2016 13:48:02 -0500 Attorney: Prince was to meet drug addiction expert day he died "The hope was to get him stabilized in Minnesota" and get him to a California rehab center, an attorney for the center's founder said Wednesday. Help didn't arrive in time. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/04/prince-sought-out-drug-rehab-experts-day-before-death?refid=0 Wed, 04 May 2016 12:51:18 -0500 Counter Stories: On voter disenfranchisement In this conversation, the hosts explored what it means to celebrate cultural holidays like Cinco de Mayo, and discussed the community anger over voter disenfranchisement. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/04/counter-stories?refid=0 Wed, 04 May 2016 11:52:25 -0500 KARE's Belinda Jensen pens children's books to take the worry out of weather She's created a book series called "Bel the Weather Girl" to help kids understand the science behind tornadoes, clouds and thunderstorms. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/04/books-belinda-jensen-pens-bel-the-weather-girl-book-series?refid=0 Wed, 04 May 2016 05:00:00 -0500 Hallberg's Picture of Health: What's our goal for care? Questioning what health care should accomplish is a tricky, complicated thing to do. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/03/hallberg-goal-of-health-care?refid=0 Tue, 03 May 2016 16:07:00 -0500 A spare and suspenseful novel of family drama "Shelter," Jung Yun's debut novel, follows a young couple who find themselves underwater in their mortgage and their marriage. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/03/books-shelter-jung-yun?refid=0 Tue, 03 May 2016 12:53:20 -0500 Bachelor Farmer chef wins James Beard award for best in Midwest Paul Berglund of Minneapolis' Bachelor Farmer won the prestigious James Beard award for best chef in the Midwest on Monday night in New York City. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/02/james-beard-best-midwest-chef-bachelor-farmer-paul-berglund?refid=0 Mon, 02 May 2016 19:20:07 -0500 R.T. Rybak named CEO and president of The Minneapolis Foundation The former mayor of Minneapolis will lead the 100-year-old institution. With his appointment, the foundation hopes to steer more support to help address racial and economic disparities in the city. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/02/rt-rybak-named-ceo-president-minneapolis-foundation?refid=0 Mon, 02 May 2016 15:31:04 -0500 Babies on board: Minnesota troopers make 2 roadside deliveries Two troopers gave roadside assistance a whole new meaning this weekend, the Minnesota State Patrol said Monday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/02/minnesota-troopers-deliver-2-roadside-babies?refid=0 Mon, 02 May 2016 14:25:12 -0500 Retirement: How to start saving When it comes to retirement, many Americans are unprepared. Two personal finance professionals shared their tips for starting to save. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/02/americans-are-unprepared-for-retirment?refid=0 Mon, 02 May 2016 12:46:10 -0500 Hiker hanging onto tree rescued on Barn Bluff in Red Wing The hiker had apparently fallen or stumbled from a higher trail. The person was not injured. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/02/hiker-rescued-from-red-wing-barn-bluff?refid=0 Mon, 02 May 2016 07:51:55 -0500 Steven Johnson on his hidden influencer Author and television host Steven Johnson explains the debt he owes to Michael Pollan's bestselling book, "The Botany of Desire." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/02/books-thread-podcast-steven-johnson?refid=0 Mon, 02 May 2016 04:00:00 -0500 'A Good Time for the Truth': What it's like to be a person of color in Minnesota In a new book, "A Good Time for the Truth," 16 local writers reflect on what it is like to be a person of color in Minnesota. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/29/books-good-time-for-truth?refid=0 Fri, 29 Apr 2016 16:25:23 -0500 Minnesota state parks opening all campsites to reservations The policy change means hundreds of previously "first come, first served" state park campsites will become reservable starting next week, the DNR said Friday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/29/minnesota-state-parks-make-all-campsites-reservable?refid=0 Fri, 29 Apr 2016 13:50:11 -0500 Friday Roundtable: The week in politics It was a raucous week in politics. A former GOP delegate, a current DFL superdelegate and a political scientist join us to look at this week's news on the campaign trail. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/29/friday-roundtable-politics?refid=0 Fri, 29 Apr 2016 10:30:44 -0500 Poetry Friday: Fifth and final To celebrate National Poetry Month, The Thread is sharing a collection of poetry from local presses every Friday in April. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/29/books-poetry-friday-five?refid=0 Fri, 29 Apr 2016 09:42:19 -0500 St. Paul Mayor Coleman talks about the state of the city St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman joined Tom Weber in the studio to talk about all things St. Paul. They covered safety, downtown development, parking, and many other issues affecting the city. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/28/coleman?refid=0 Thu, 28 Apr 2016 17:36:04 -0500 Tracing America's 'opiate epidemic' This epidemic is different than the crack cocaine epidemic in the 1980s and early 1990s, said author Sam Quinones. His book "Dreamland" explores the roots of the issue. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/28/books-dreamland-quinones?refid=0 Thu, 28 Apr 2016 12:20:18 -0500 From Ebola to Zika: What we're learning about global health crises The medical director for Partners in Health explains what she -- and the world's medical establishment -- learned from the response to the Ebola outbreak in Africa, and whether it's useful in responding to the dangers of the Zika virus. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/27/from-ebola-to-zika-how-to-respond-to-global-health-crises?refid=0 Wed, 27 Apr 2016 17:17:35 -0500 The architectural treasures of Minnesota Victoria Young, a professor of modern architectural history at University of St. Thomas takes us on a journey by looking at the changing landscape of Minneapolis downtown, revealing history behind everyday sights. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/27/architecture-minnesota-history-victoria-young?refid=0 Wed, 27 Apr 2016 13:53:57 -0500 Water around the world: Three views From the Aral Sea in Uzbekistan to the booming cities of China to desalinization plants in Israel, water controversies are global. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/27/water-around-the-world?refid=0 Wed, 27 Apr 2016 13:33:43 -0500 How to talk to your aging parents about money The best financial planning starts early. Being left with unanswered questions and unknown finances when a parent falls ill or dies can complicate an already painful experience. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/27/how-to-talk-to-aging-parents-about-finances?refid=0 Wed, 27 Apr 2016 12:25:56 -0500 Report: Minn. HIV/AIDS cases jump among drug abusers, minorities Minnesota's count of 2015 HIV/AIDS diagnoses stayed about the same as 2014, but data show a worrisome shift toward needle drug abusers and people of color, including African-born women, Minnesota officials said Wednesday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/27/mn-hiv-aids-cases-jump-among-drug-abusers-minorities?refid=0 Wed, 27 Apr 2016 11:16:05 -0500 Cray pulling up St. Paul stakes for Mall of America Ending weeks of speculation, Cray Inc. said Tuesday it will move its St. Paul offices along with some 350 employees into a newly built office complex at the Mall of America. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/26/cray-pulling-up-st-paul-stakes-for-mall-of-america?refid=0 Tue, 26 Apr 2016 16:26:12 -0500 Walking the waterways to raise awareness Sharon Day leads water walks across the country, including in Minnesota, her home state. To raise awareness about pollution, she walked the length of the Mississippi. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/26/sharon-day-water-walks?refid=0 Tue, 26 Apr 2016 16:03:56 -0500 Hallberg's Picture of Health: Picking the right doctor It can be tricky to find the right doctor and avoid the bad ones. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/26/hallberg-picking-the-right-doctor?refid=0 Tue, 26 Apr 2016 15:35:06 -0500 Perspectives on the 'Acela' primaries Five Eastern states hold presidential primaries today. Listen to analysis and perspective from a journalist and two political scientists out East. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/26/eastern-primaries?refid=0 Tue, 26 Apr 2016 14:02:09 -0500 Can deradicalization programs reform 'would be' terrorists? With four Twin Cities men facing federal terrorism charges, U.S. District Judge Michael Davis is hoping that Germany's de-radicalization program will provide some solutions. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/26/deradicalization-program?refid=0 Tue, 26 Apr 2016 13:01:45 -0500 As I Lay Trying: How to read William Faulkner "Believe me, when it comes to finding Faulkner difficult, we've all been there," writes Christopher Rieger, director of the Center for Faulkner Studies at Southeast Missouri State University. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/26/books-advice-for-reading-william-faulkner?refid=0 Tue, 26 Apr 2016 04:00:00 -0500 Can politicians really bring jobs "back" to the U.S.? Candidates for president talk a lot about job creation -- and blame each other for job loses. But many factors are beyond the reach of government. Two experts explain how jobs are gained and lost in the modern economy. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/25/can-politicians-really-bring-jobs-back-to-the-us?refid=0 Mon, 25 Apr 2016 16:43:01 -0500 Political Junkie: Pennsylvania, VP speculation and two good books Ken Rudin, the Political Junkie, lays out the stakes in Pennsylvania's primary and takes a question about a summer reading list. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/25/political-junkie-pennsylvania-vp-speculation-and-two-good-books?refid=0 Mon, 25 Apr 2016 16:27:49 -0500 Police: Waseca historic ballfield fire likely arson Police in Waseca said Monday the fire that destroyed part of a historic ball field earlier this month was intentionally set. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/25/historic-ballpark-fire-intentionally-set?refid=0 Mon, 25 Apr 2016 16:23:48 -0500 A great American novel about a great American crisis Angela Flournoy's debut novel, "The Turner House," follows the fate of a family home on Detroit's East Side during the foreclosure crisis in 2008. The book was a finalist for the National Book Award. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/25/books-turner-house-angela-flournoy?refid=0 Mon, 25 Apr 2016 12:35:15 -0500 Aparna Nancherla on finding her voice Aparna Nancherla has a made a career of telling jokes, but her tastes in literature run toward the serious. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/25/book-aparna-nancherla-thread-podcast?refid=0 Mon, 25 Apr 2016 04:00:00 -0500 Baby dino bones give insight on ancient species The bones come from a baby titanosaur, or Rapetosaurus. They were huge dinosaurs that grew to over 50 feet long. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/22/baby-titanosaur-bones?refid=0 Fri, 22 Apr 2016 18:38:17 -0500 Highway 100 closure tops Twin Cities weekend road woes Yes, Minnesota Highway 100 closes in both directions this weekend in the west metro. But other hassles await Twin Cities drivers. Here's your guide. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/22/highway-100-closure-tops-twin-cities-weekend-road-woes?refid=0 Fri, 22 Apr 2016 17:32:37 -0500 Sheriff: Prince died alone; no signs of trauma, suicide Prince was alone at his Paisley Park studios when he died Thursday and there were no signs of violence or suicide, Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson said Friday. Autopsy results may take weeks. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/22/sheriff-prince-died-alone-no-signs-trauma-suicide?refid=0 Fri, 22 Apr 2016 16:03:26 -0500 Fans share their favorite Prince memories What's your favorite memory of the Minnesota music legend? Listeners shared their favorite songs and favorite moments. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/22/fans-share-favorite-prince-memories?refid=0 Fri, 22 Apr 2016 14:37:01 -0500 Friday Roundtable: The evolution of Prince Three local music experts break down what shaped Prince's revolutionary sound. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/22/prince-roundtable?refid=0 Fri, 22 Apr 2016 14:23:29 -0500 A Prince dance party, and other arts events not to miss this weekend First Avenue will throw open its doors this weekend for all-night dance parties. Catch theater, film and music happenings across the Twin Cities. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/22/arts-events-not-to-miss-this-weekend?refid=0 Fri, 22 Apr 2016 13:29:52 -0500 The legacy of 'Purple Rain' lives on On the 30th anniversary of "Purple Rain," MPR News and The Current produced a documentary on how the movie put Minneapolis on the music map. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/22/prince-purple-rain-documentary?refid=0 Fri, 22 Apr 2016 10:12:13 -0500 Photos: Prince fans party all night long at First Avenue Thursday night, fans gathered at First Avenue for an all-night dance party in honor of the music icon. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/22/prince-fans-party-all-night-first-avenue?refid=0 Fri, 22 Apr 2016 07:33:27 -0500 Encounters with Prince: Friends, fans and colleagues Local Prince stories abound: From his basketball days at Bryant Junior High to his move back to Minnesota after years away, stories of Prince encounters at the drugstore, at venues around town and at the last-minute concerts he's hosted at his Paisley Park studios are everywhere. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/22/prince-encounters?refid=0 Fri, 22 Apr 2016 04:44:58 -0500 Poetry Friday: Take a (line) break To celebrate National Poetry Month, The Thread is sharing a collection of poetry from local presses every Friday in April. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/22/books-poetry-friday-four?refid=0 Fri, 22 Apr 2016 01:36:05 -0500 Study: Tooth decay greater among low-income Minnesota kids State health officials Thursday revealed some stark differences between the dental health of kids at schools serving mostly low-income kids and those serving kids from mostly higher income families. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/21/tooth-decay-greater-among-low-income-minnesota-kids?refid=0 Thu, 21 Apr 2016 12:03:04 -0500 Fans, famous mourn Prince's death Minnesota pop music icon Prince, 57, was found unresponsive in an elevator at his Paisley Park studios in Chanhassen. Tributes poured in almost immediately as the news ricocheted around the world. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/21/officials-death-investigation-at-prince-paisley-park?refid=0 Thu, 21 Apr 2016 11:26:10 -0500 How should schools handle violence Teachers in Minnesota and across the country are talking about the need to rethink our approach to school safety. Two education experts shared their thoughts on the current climate and what can be done. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/21/how-schools-handle-violence?refid=0 Thu, 21 Apr 2016 09:51:43 -0500 'Killing for Coal: America's Deadliest Labor War' In 1914, miners in the Rockefeller-owned Colorado coal fields clashed with the state militia and dozens of men, women and children were killed. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/20/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Wed, 20 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Battling opioid addiction on the reservation Bob Shimek, who leads the Red Lives Matter movement, joined All Things Considered to talk about how Minnesota's opioid epidemic is hitting Native American communities especially hard. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/19/battling-opioid-addiction-native-american-communities?refid=0 Tue, 19 Apr 2016 16:53:16 -0500 Happy 125th birthday, Itasca State Park The 32,000-acre park at the headwaters of the Mississippi became Minnesota's first state park when the legislature established it on April 20, 1891. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/19/itasca-state-park-turns-125?refid=0 Tue, 19 Apr 2016 14:05:20 -0500 When two is the loneliest number: Isle Royale wolf population drops again Neither of the remaining wolves are good candidates for breeding, according to Phyllis Green, the superintendent of Isle Royale. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/19/isle-royale-wolf-population-down-to-two?refid=0 Tue, 19 Apr 2016 13:08:34 -0500 A tender and witty view of life on a family farm Jane Hamilton's new novel, "The Excellent Lombards," explores life on a family-run apple orchard. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/19/books-the-excellent-lombards?refid=0 Tue, 19 Apr 2016 12:35:48 -0500 Can a Trump and Clinton supporter share the same bed? Research suggests that Americans are less and less willing to marry someone from a different party. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/19/politically-mixed-marriages?refid=0 Tue, 19 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Hallberg's Picture of Health: Opioids The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are now telling doctors to stop prescribing the addictive pain-killers for long-term pain management. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/18/hallberg-opioids-cdc-recommendation?refid=0 Mon, 18 Apr 2016 18:14:50 -0500 2016 Pulitzer Prize winners in literature: The Thread interviews The 2016 Pulitzer Prize winners were announced this afternoon. Catch up with the award-winning books. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/18/books-2016-pulitzer-winners?refid=0 Mon, 18 Apr 2016 14:35:46 -0500 How a diverse electorate is shaping the political landscape The 2016 electorate will be the most diverse it has ever been. Nearly one-third of eligible voters are people of color. Two political scientists discussed how these demographics are shaping the discourse. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/18/diversity-in-the-2016-election?refid=0 Mon, 18 Apr 2016 14:24:30 -0500 A mother reflects on the dangers of distracted driving Robert Brau would have turned 23 this year. Instead, his mother Donna Brau will be marking the second anniversary of his death. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/18/dangers-of-distracted-driving?refid=0 Mon, 18 Apr 2016 13:55:49 -0500 Battling depression with 'Reasons to Stay Alive' "It's the biggest cliché in the world to talk about time healing, but it's also the truest," said Matt Haig. His new book details his struggles with depression. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/18/books-reasons-to-stay-alive?refid=0 Mon, 18 Apr 2016 12:51:28 -0500 Roman Mars on wanting to want less On the first episode of The Thread podcast, Roman Mars talks about the fictional character he hated so much, it drove him a new direction. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/18/books-thread-podcast-roman-mars?refid=0 Mon, 18 Apr 2016 10:55:04 -0500 Photos: In quake-devastated Ecuador, loss piles up amid the rubble A 7.8-magnitude earthquake left a trail of ruin along Ecuador's normally placid Pacific Ocean coast. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/18/photos-earthquake-devastated-ecuador-hundreds-dead-thousands-homeless?refid=0 Mon, 18 Apr 2016 09:30:00 -0500 Climate Cast: Why Minnesota corporations are greening up MPR chief meteorologist Paul Huttner asks representatives from a cross-section of Minnesota Fortune 500 companies why they're going green and how it's hitting their bottom line. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/15/climate-cast-why-minnesota-corporations-are-greening-up?refid=0 Fri, 15 Apr 2016 17:16:28 -0500 The Weather Lab: How meteorologists predict severe weather For Severe Weather Awareness Week, three experts reflect on the difficulty of predicting extreme weather events. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/15/how-meteorologists-predict-severe-weather?refid=0 Fri, 15 Apr 2016 15:18:11 -0500 Ideas for the future of Minnesota's Iron Range Community members from northern Minnesota shared their visions for remaking the area's economy at a forum in Hibbing, Minn. on Wednesday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/15/the-future-of-minnesotas-iron-range-forum?refid=0 Fri, 15 Apr 2016 13:36:23 -0500 Poetry Friday: Third time's the charm To celebrate National Poetry Month, The Thread is sharing a collection of poetry from local presses every Friday in April. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/15/poetry-friday-take-three?refid=0 Fri, 15 Apr 2016 04:00:00 -0500 U.S. Rep. Nolan pushes to declassify secret 9/11 documents The Minnesota Congressman has seen classified documents that reportedly describe who likely financed the terrorists who attacked the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/14/congressman-rick-nolan-pushes-declassify-9-11-commission-documents?refid=0 Thu, 14 Apr 2016 14:38:18 -0500 A new spin on 'Cyrano,' and four other arts events not to miss this weekend Theater Latte Da presents a musical reinvention of a big-nosed classic, a murdered poet is remembered through flamenco, and the Minneapolis St. Paul Film Festival continues with more movies than you can possibly watch. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/14/five-weekend-arts-events-not-to-miss?refid=0 Thu, 14 Apr 2016 14:33:47 -0500 Counter Stories: The burden to provide background The Counter Stories hosts discuss when and how they feel a burden to provide historical and cultural background on issues when speaking with people outside their communities. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/14/counter-stories?refid=0 Thu, 14 Apr 2016 12:04:46 -0500 Minnesota March jobless rate holds at 3.7%; businesses cut 2,900 jobs While officials called the long-term trends positive, the state's year-over-year rate of job growth continued to lag the nation. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/14/minnesota-march-jobless-rate-businesses-cut-jobs?refid=0 Thu, 14 Apr 2016 10:03:59 -0500 The untapped potential of non-voters Forty percent of Americans don't vote, according to Ellen Shearer, author of "Nonvoters: America's No-Shows." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/14/non-voters-election?refid=0 Thu, 14 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Appetites: Is downtown Minneapolis in an independent-restaurant massacre? The list of critically acclaimed eateries that have closed up shop in the state's biggest city continues to grow. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/13/appetites-downtown-minneapolis-restaurants-closing?refid=0 Wed, 13 Apr 2016 16:24:03 -0500 Study: Many Minnesotans face long trips to buy fresh food Some 30 percent of Minnesotans don't have easy access to a full-service grocery store, a troubling fact that puts the state among the worst in the nation, researchers said Wednesday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/13/many-minnesotans-face-long-trips-to-buy-fresh-food?refid=0 Wed, 13 Apr 2016 14:51:52 -0500 Reforming the presidential primary system With record turn-out in many states, including Minnesota, the faults with the primary election system were on display. Two experts talk about the problems and possible solutions. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/13/primary-reform?refid=0 Wed, 13 Apr 2016 13:13:17 -0500 How to cover a presidential race Caren Bohan, the deputy U.S. elections editor for Reuters, discusses politics, elections and the logistics of covering the 2016 race. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/13/broadcast-journalist-series-caren-bohan?refid=0 Wed, 13 Apr 2016 12:46:41 -0500 How to make an unlikeable character likeable Genius and addiction clash in Ethan Canin's new novel, "A Doubter's Almanac." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/13/books-ethan-canin-doubters-almanac?refid=0 Wed, 13 Apr 2016 12:07:32 -0500 Hallberg's Picture of Health: The open-notes movement A new movement called OpenNotes proposes that doctors open their personal notes so patients can read what they have to say about their individual health. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/12/hallberg-opennotes-philosophy?refid=0 Tue, 12 Apr 2016 17:55:01 -0500 Unpacking the experience of Korean-American adoptees Minnesota has more Korean-American adoptees per capita than any other state. Kim Park Nelson's new book, "Invisible Asians," explores the adult adoptee experience. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/12/books-invisible-asians?refid=0 Tue, 12 Apr 2016 16:47:07 -0500 Krista Tippett: You don't have to be old to be wise What does it mean to be wise? Krista Tippett, the creator of "On Being," discusses her new book "Becoming Wise." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/12/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Tue, 12 Apr 2016 12:00:00 -0500 Do you have a favorite Shakespeare sonnet? Many people can recite a line or two or twenty from William Shakespeare, but the man himself remains a mystery. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/12/books-shakespeare-sonnets?refid=0 Tue, 12 Apr 2016 11:44:01 -0500 The US role in the refugee crisis "One of the challenges is that everyone has a different agenda," said Nancy Lindborg about why it is so hard for different countries to unite against ISIS. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/12/nancy-lindborg?refid=0 Tue, 12 Apr 2016 10:52:33 -0500 Why the Pope's Lesbos visit matters Pope Francis will visit the Greek island of Lesbos on the 16th of April. Kerri Miller talks with a religion reporter about the visit's significance. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/12/pope-francis-lesbos?refid=0 Tue, 12 Apr 2016 10:45:52 -0500 Op-ed: It's time to reform a damaged Fed The U of M's Larry Jacobs argues that the Federal Reserve showed both its power and its flaws during the Great Recession and that it's time to turn it into a stronger central bank to help weather the next crisis. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/12/oped-its-time-to-reform-a-damaged-fed?refid=0 Tue, 12 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Retiring lawmakers reflect on their time at Legislature There has been a wave of retirement announcements from state lawmakers over the past several months. MPR News host Tom Weber spoke with Rep. Ann Lenczewski (DFL-Bloomington), and Sen. Julianne Ortman (R-Chanhassen), about their tenure in the state legislature. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/11/retiring-lawmakers?refid=0 Mon, 11 Apr 2016 16:11:56 -0500 How North Korea became the world's longest-lasting totalitarian state Blaine Harden's new book weaves together the lives of Kim Il-sung and No Kum-sok -- the Supreme Leader and a famous defector. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/11/books-great-leader-fighter-pilot?refid=0 Mon, 11 Apr 2016 15:43:17 -0500 Political Junkie: Boston Globe, convention math and Paul Ryan This week's chat with the Political Junkie covered the Boston Globe's satirical front page, the elbows candidates are throwing ahead of New York's primary, and whether Speaker of the House Paul Ryan is running for anything in particular these days. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/11/political-junkie-new-york-convention-math-and-paul-ryan?refid=0 Mon, 11 Apr 2016 15:05:09 -0500 2015 a record year for sexually transmitted diseases in Minnesota Increases in chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis are a disturbing trend, state officials said Monday. The data show troubling racial and ethnic disparities among the 26,000 diagnosed STD cases last year. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/11/mn-sexually-transmitted-disease-record-2015?refid=0 Mon, 11 Apr 2016 12:56:39 -0500 Is baseball changing for the better? Will changes to the sport bring in new fans? Or alienate loyal ones? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/11/is-baseball-changing-for-the-better?refid=0 Mon, 11 Apr 2016 10:44:46 -0500 Mesabi Daily News editor on booms and busts along the Iron Range Editor Bill Hanna shared his perspective on the current downturn, and offered a little context: He began his work in newspapers in the middle of an earlier downturn on the Iron Range. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/11/iron-range-bill-hanna-mesabi-daily-news?refid=0 Mon, 11 Apr 2016 08:00:00 -0500 Mpls. daycare operators charged with fraudulently billing the state Two executives with a Minneapolis child care facility has been charged with theft by swindle in bilking the state of Minnesota of at least $103,527, according to charges released by the Hennepin County Attorney's Office Friday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/10/mpls-daycare-operators-charged-with-fraudulently-billing-the-state?refid=0 Sun, 10 Apr 2016 19:15:00 -0500 Pigeons: Majestic creatures? Urban wildlife has bad reputation, whether it's pigeons, squirrels, crows or raccoons. In "Unseen City," Nathanael Johnson uncovers the "discreet charm" of the animals we dismiss. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/08/books-unseen-city?refid=0 Fri, 08 Apr 2016 15:15:32 -0500 Ira Glass on 'Reinventing Radio' Ira Glass will be in Minneapolis on Saturday for his show, "Reinventing Radio," in which he pulls back the curtain on "This American Life" episodes are made. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/08/ira-glass-reinventing-radio?refid=0 Fri, 08 Apr 2016 13:56:29 -0500 Suspect charged in Cathedral Hill homicide The man suspected in killing a young law clerk in an office above W.A. Frost restaurant has been charged with second-degree murder, the Ramsey County Attorney's Office said Friday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/08/stpaul-homicide-suspect-arrested?refid=0 Fri, 08 Apr 2016 06:57:32 -0500 Humor, heart, and twirling batons: Kate DiCamillo delivers a new novel for young readers Ten-year-old Raymie Clarke decides the only way to bring her dad home again is to win the Little Miss Central Florida Tire competition. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/08/books-kate-dicamillo-raymie-nightingale?refid=0 Fri, 08 Apr 2016 06:00:00 -0500 Poetry Friday: Take a (line) break To celebrate National Poetry Month, The Thread is sharing a collection of poetry from local presses every Friday in April. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/08/books-poetry-friday-two?refid=0 Fri, 08 Apr 2016 04:00:00 -0500 Vikings to host Chargers Aug. 28 in new stadium's first NFL game The team's U.S. Bank Stadium era kicks off with a noon preseason game against San Diego in late August followed by a Sept. 1 game against the Los Angeles Rams. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/07/vikings-host-chargers-in-first-new-stadium-game?refid=0 Thu, 07 Apr 2016 16:04:02 -0500 BCA details latest officer-involved Mpls. police shooting State authorities Thursday named the Minneapolis officers involved in Monday's fatal confrontation with a suspect police say was shot while stabbing another man. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/07/bca-details-latest-mpls-police-shooting?refid=0 Thu, 07 Apr 2016 13:35:20 -0500 State GOP chair: Delegate selection matters more than ever this year For years, the nominee has won on the first ballot when delegates are required to vote for a specific candidate. But with possible contested conventions, votes on subsequent ballots could change the race. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/07/why-presidential-delegates-matter-so-much-this-year?refid=0 Thu, 07 Apr 2016 08:12:07 -0500 Climate Cast: Why isn't climate change a bigger campaign issue? Two climate experts discuss why candidates and the media aren't making climate change a bigger focus of the presidential campaign. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/07/climate-cast-why-isnt-climate-change-a-bigger-campaign-issue?refid=0 Thu, 07 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0500 The pivotal role of women in the 2016 election Women are playing a pivotal role in this year's presidential election in many ways. Two experts talk about the role of women in politics, both as voters and as candidates. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/06/women-in-politics?refid=0 Wed, 06 Apr 2016 12:16:17 -0500 Native American ten-minute play festival gets underway The National Native American Ten Minute Play Festival gets underway this week at the Bedlam Lowertown in St. Paul. Tom Weber talked with Rhiana Yazzie, artistic director of the New Native Theater, which is putting on the festival. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/05/native-festival?refid=0 Tue, 05 Apr 2016 15:16:25 -0500 'Pothole Confidential': R.T. Rybak's memoirs from the mayor's office "I wrote this book because I wanted to write a super honest look -- warts and all, including my own warts," former Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak said of his memoir. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/05/books-r-t-rybak-pothole-confidential-memoir?refid=0 Tue, 05 Apr 2016 13:55:13 -0500 Assessing Obama's foreign policy Over the two terms he's held office, President Obama has developed a doctrine on foreign policy that is a stark departure from his predecessors. An emeritus professor and journalist discussed what that doctrine is and what it means for his eventual successor. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/05/obama-foreign-policy?refid=0 Tue, 05 Apr 2016 12:46:22 -0500 One dead in multi-vehicle rush hour crash on I-94 The fatal crash closed eastbound Interstate 94 near where it intersects with Highway 280 for part of Monday night. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/04/highway-94-crash?refid=0 Mon, 04 Apr 2016 18:24:46 -0500 NAACP demands new probe of Jamar Clark police shooting The Minneapolis NAACP head wants a special prosecutor. The woman who was injured the night Clark was shot disputed the prosecutor's narrative justifying the shooting. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/04/naacp-calls-for-new-jarmar-clark-police-shooting-probe?refid=0 Mon, 04 Apr 2016 12:31:14 -0500 How reliable is eyewitness testimony? "People have always known that it's hard to remember the faces of strangers, and that there are problems with eyewitness memory," said Brandon Garrett, law professor at the University of Virginia. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/04/how-reliable-is-eyewitness-testimony?refid=0 Mon, 04 Apr 2016 10:49:07 -0500 Farm income takes a hit Minnesota farm income dropped to a 20-year low in 2015, according to an analysis released last week by Minnesota State Colleges and Universities and the University of Minnesota Extension. Tom Weber talked with Kent Thiesse, a farm management analyst at MinnStar Bank in Lake Crystal. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/05/farm-prices?refid=0 Mon, 04 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Highlights from the metro area spelling bee Several Minnesota students are headed to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. next month. Tom Weber hosted this year's Metro Area Regional Spelling Bee. We broadcast highlights of the event. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/05/spelling-bee?refid=0 Mon, 04 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0500 St. Paul police investigating homicide Police on Monday identified the victim as Gracson Simmons, 42, of St. Paul and said the medical examiner's office determined he died of a gunshot wound and ruled it a homicide. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/03/st-paul-police-are-investigating-a-suspicious-death?refid=0 Sun, 03 Apr 2016 14:30:00 -0500 Governor bans nonessential travel to North Carolina Gov. Dayton says North Carolina's law limiting protections for LGBT men and women violates Minnesota's values and laws. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/02/governor-bans-nonessential-travel-to-north-carolina?refid=0 Sat, 02 Apr 2016 10:45:00 -0500 'Putin Country': The realities of Russia Anne Garrels's new book focuses on Chelyabinsk, a small polluted town a thousand miles east of Moscow. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/01/books-anne-garrels-putin-country?refid=0 Fri, 01 Apr 2016 14:58:52 -0500 Friday Roundtable: A young doctor confronts his own death Paul Kalanithi was in his final year of a neurosurgery residency when he was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer. His memoir asks: What makes life worth living in the face of death? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/01/books-when-breath-becomes-air?refid=0 Fri, 01 Apr 2016 13:00:13 -0500 Poetry Friday: Dip your toe in April 1 marks the beginning of National Poetry Month. Every Friday in April, The Thread will share a collection of poetry from local presses. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/01/books-poetry-friday?refid=0 Fri, 01 Apr 2016 10:21:29 -0500 Minnesota Civil Rights-era activist responds to Jamar Clark decision "My heart and prayers are with Jamar Clark's family and with the community," Josie Johnson said. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/31/josie-johnson-responds-to-jamar-clark-decision?refid=0 Thu, 31 Mar 2016 14:54:41 -0500 The politics of tax inversions This election season, tax inversions have bubbled to the top as a contentious issue on both sides of the political spectrum. Two business leaders dug into the complexities and underlying issues. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/31/tax-inversions?refid=0 Thu, 31 Mar 2016 14:51:32 -0500 How high eviction rates are shaking the country Matthew Desmond embedded himself in Milwaukee, Wis., neighborhoods for over a year to understand the economic and emotional realities of losing your home. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/31/books-evicted?refid=0 Thu, 31 Mar 2016 14:14:27 -0500 Will climate change open up the Arctic to tourism? Both commercial vessels and tourist ships may take advantage of newly accessible passageways in the Arctic. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/31/climate-cast-arctic-tourism?refid=0 Thu, 31 Mar 2016 12:40:27 -0500 'The Violet Hour': How famous writers confronted death Katie Roiphe's new book explores how influential thinkers like Susan Sontag, Sigmund Freud and Maurice Sendak spent their final hours. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/31/books-the-violet-hour?refid=0 Thu, 31 Mar 2016 12:03:16 -0500 No charges for officers in Jamar Clark case. Now what? Many of the players in the drama that has unfolded since Jamar Clark was shot by police in those early hours of Nov. 15 have different ideas about what happens now. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/31/jamar-clark-case-what-next?refid=0 Thu, 31 Mar 2016 04:00:00 -0500 Photos: Protesters take to the streets after Jamar Clark decision Several groups protested in Minneapolis Wednesday after Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced he would not charge the two police officers who fatally shot Jamar Clark. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/30/photos-protests-after-jamar-clark-decision?refid=0 Wed, 30 Mar 2016 18:19:22 -0500 No charges in Jamar Clark case: Analysis, reaction Following Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman's announcement that he would not be charging the officers involved in the shooting death of Jamar Clark, attorneys, community members and Minneapolis mayor Betsy Hodges respond. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/30/special-coverage-jamar-clark?refid=0 Wed, 30 Mar 2016 17:20:03 -0500 Takeaways from the GOP Town Hall Aaron Blake of the Washington Post and Samara Klar from the University of Arizona share their insight from the GOP town hall in Milwaukee, Wis. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/30/gop-town-hall-reaction?refid=0 Wed, 30 Mar 2016 16:55:16 -0500 What should you do about a bad boss? Job search strategist Amy Lindgren shares strategies for handling neglectful or toxic bosses. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/30/tips-for-dealing-with-bosses?refid=0 Wed, 30 Mar 2016 14:30:40 -0500 Prosecutor won't charge cops in Jamar Clark shooting DNA and other evidence showed Minneapolis police officers were justified using deadly force during the 61 second confrontation, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said. Clark supporters immediately cast doubt on the prosecutor's account. Some took to the streets. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/30/prosecutor-no-charges-cops-in-jamar-clark-shooting?refid=0 Wed, 30 Mar 2016 10:10:50 -0500 Decision today on charges against cops in Jamar Clark shooting Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman will announce his decision at 10:30 a.m. on whether two Minneapolis police officers will face charges in the Nov. 15 shooting death of Jamar Clark. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/30/decision-today-charges-against-cops-clark-shooting?refid=0 Wed, 30 Mar 2016 08:47:30 -0500 Viewing violence as a public health issue What if the homicide rate was treated with the same approach as tobacco use or heart disease? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/29/violence-as-public-health-issue?refid=0 Tue, 29 Mar 2016 16:32:02 -0500 Op-Ed: Bush would have chosen Merrick Garland A former legal adviser to President George W. Bush says Merrick Garland would have been an excellent Supreme Court choice for a Republican president, too. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/29/oped-bush-would-have-chosen-merrick-garland?refid=0 Tue, 29 Mar 2016 15:14:28 -0500 Presidential hopefuls weigh in on national security after Brussels Bombings in Brussels last week left 35 people dead, more than 300 injured and reignited fears about potential terror attacks around the world. MPR News host Kerri Miller spoke with two national security experts about viability of presidential hopefuls' counterterrorism plans. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/29/presidential-hopefuls-weigh-in-on-security?refid=0 Tue, 29 Mar 2016 13:45:55 -0500 That baby squirrel may not actually need your help Phil Jenni, executive director of the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota, answered listener questions on how to help injured animals. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/28/tips-for-helping-wildlife?refid=0 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 14:03:45 -0500 Is Sen. Al Franken the logical choice for vice president? Political writer Bill Scher explains his theory on why the comedian-turned-senator should be Hillary Clinton's running mate. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/28/the-case-for-al-franken-as-vice-president?refid=0 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 13:06:51 -0500 Decision in Clark case expected this week Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman is expected to announce whether two police officers involved in the shooting death of 24-year-old Jamar Clark last November will face criminal charges. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/28/jamar-clark-decision-expected-this-week?refid=0 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 08:50:41 -0500 Is climate change affecting fishing in Minnesota? Big, shallow lakes like Mille Lacs can be more sensitive to temperature changes than deeper lakes. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/25/climate-cast-fishing?refid=0 Fri, 25 Mar 2016 15:51:30 -0500 Friday Roundtable: Three college presidents Three college presidents share their views on graduation rates for non-white students, rising tuition and other hot-button topics they deal with each day. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/25/friday-roundtable-college-presidents?refid=0 Fri, 25 Mar 2016 14:27:36 -0500 Metro Transit police use training, policy changes to address bias After an internal review found racial discrimination in citations versus warnings, Metro Transit Police are undergoing bias training and have implemented policies for first-time fare evaders http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/25/metro-transit-police-harrington?refid=0 Fri, 25 Mar 2016 13:49:37 -0500 The Weather Lab with Paul Huttner: Same data, different forecasts This week on the Weather Lab, MPR chief meteorologist Paul Huttner pulled back the curtain on weather modeling and why different agencies can get such different forecasts out of the same underlying weather data. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/25/the-weather-lab-with-paul-huttner-same-data-different-forecasts?refid=0 Fri, 25 Mar 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Small steps you can take to improve your financial outlook Financial adviser Ruth Hayden shares tips for everything from student debt to starter homes to retirement savings. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/24/small-change-financial-tips?refid=0 Thu, 24 Mar 2016 15:35:15 -0500 How philanthropy is changing in Minnesota Listen in on a conversation between three women who lead major philanthropic organizations in Minnesota and are stepping down. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/24/philanthropy-leaders?refid=0 Thu, 24 Mar 2016 13:37:18 -0500 Photos: A snowy start to spring in southern Minn. A spring snowstorm Wednesday socked southern Minnesota, with some places getting nearly a foot of snow. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/24/photo-gallery-spring-snowstorm-southern-minnesota?refid=0 Thu, 24 Mar 2016 07:26:16 -0500 The real lives of the Twelve Apostles Their names are famous: Peter, Matthew, Thomas, John. But who were the men that became known as the apostles of Jesus? Tom Bissell chases that question in his new book, "Apostle." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/23/books-apostle-travels-among-the-tombs-of-the-twelve?refid=0 Wed, 23 Mar 2016 13:05:22 -0500 Photos: Terrorist bombings strike Brussels "What we feared has happened: We were hit by blind attacks," Belgium Prime Minister Charles Michel said Tuesday. Two bombs exploded during rush hour at the international airport and another hit a metro station. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/22/photos-photos-terrorist-bombings-strike-brussels?refid=0 Tue, 22 Mar 2016 10:20:00 -0500 How being busy became a badge of honor How busy is your day? Ann Burnett, a professor at North Dakota State University, studies the modern fast-paced lifestyle. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/21/the-drive-to-be-busy?refid=0 Mon, 21 Mar 2016 14:14:50 -0500 The future of U.S.-Cuba relations Two experts on Cuban history and politics look ahead to the future of U.S.-Cuba relations as restrictions on trade and travel are lifted after decades of mistrust. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/21/us-cuba-relations?refid=0 Mon, 21 Mar 2016 14:08:45 -0500 Warm weather brings Minnesota bears out early, DNR warns State conservation officials say they're already getting bear calls because of the early spring. They're urging Minnesotans who live near bear territory to check their property for food sources that could attract the critters. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/21/warm-spring-brings-minnesota-bears-out-early?refid=0 Mon, 21 Mar 2016 13:43:27 -0500 Music appreciation in the age of robot DJs Mobile technology and music streaming services have given listeners more power than ever over their listening choices. "So what are we going to do with it?" asks music critic Ben Ratliff. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/21/books-every-song-ever?refid=0 Mon, 21 Mar 2016 13:02:21 -0500 DNR: Mille Lacs walleye catch-release only; no live bait There will be no walleye keepers this spring on Lake Mille Lacs. In a stunning move, state conservation officials on Monday banned keeping walleye to try and boost the lake's struggling fishery. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/21/dnr-mille-lacs-walleye-season-catch-release-only?refid=0 Mon, 21 Mar 2016 11:55:00 -0500 What does the Jamar Clark grand jury decision mean for Minnesota? What does the Hennepin County decision mean for Minnesota going forward? MPR News spoke with Derik Fettig, an assistant teaching professor at Mitchell Hamline School of Law former assistant U.S. Attorney in California on the use of grand juries in police shooting cases. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/17/grand-jury-jamar-clark-analysis?refid=0 Thu, 17 Mar 2016 17:43:48 -0500 Mental health remains top public health issue at U of M "Mental health continues to be the number one public health issue on campus," according to a recent survey on the Twin Cities campus. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/15/mental-health-on-campus?refid=0 Tue, 15 Mar 2016 15:17:34 -0500 'Indentured': On the mistreatment of college athletes "All the adults are getting rich, and yet the athletes get nothing," said Joe Nocera, a sports business columnist for the New York Times. "To me, that is fundamentally exploitative and wrong." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/15/books-indentured-rebellion-against-ncaa?refid=0 Tue, 15 Mar 2016 13:45:20 -0500 Authoritarian voters and the rise of Donald Trump How do you explain Donald Trump's meteoric rise? The answer may lie with a particular group of people identified by political scientists as authoritarian voters. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/14/authoritarian-voters-and-trumps-appeal?refid=0 Mon, 14 Mar 2016 13:07:06 -0500 Highway 100 hassles: Road closing overnight Tuesday Minnesota's orange cone season is back. MnDOT says Minnesota Highway 100 will close in both directions in the west metro from 10 p.m. Tuesday to 5 a.m. Wednesday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/14/highway-100-hassles-road-closing-overnight-tuesday?refid=0 Mon, 14 Mar 2016 12:35:12 -0500 Klobuchar, Emmer to join Obama on visit to Cuba Klobuchar is the lead Senate sponsor of legislation to lift the U.S. trade embargo with Cuba. Emmer is leading a similar effort in the House. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/14/klobuchar-emmer-join-obama-cuba-visit?refid=0 Mon, 14 Mar 2016 05:49:51 -0500 How can we improve teacher job satisfaction? Nathan Eklund, author of "How Was Your Day at School?: Improving Dialogue about Teacher Job Satisfaction," spoke with MPR's Tom Weber. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/13/teacher-satisfaction?refid=0 Sun, 13 Mar 2016 13:07:10 -0500 3M unveils $150M research and development lab in Maplewood Company officials say the lab will bring together scientists and researchers to come up with new products. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/11/3m-unveils-research-development-lab-maplewood?refid=0 Fri, 11 Mar 2016 15:15:20 -0600 'Streetfight': How American streets can change for the better Countries around the world are making significant investments in bike-friendly and pedestrian-friendly streets. Can the U.S. keep up? Janette Sadik-Khan, author of 'Streetfight,' shares her ideas. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/11/books-streetfight-city-infrastructure?refid=0 Fri, 11 Mar 2016 14:51:11 -0600 Is the war on invasive species really worth fighting? The country is at war with plants and fish and other species that have spread beyond their original environments. But "non-native" is not the same as "invasive," experts say. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/10/war-on-invasive-species?refid=0 Thu, 10 Mar 2016 15:15:44 -0600 St. Olaf researcher looks to Antarctica for climate history St. Olaf Professor Bob Jacobel is part of a group of scientists across the country looking into the ice sheets of Antarctica to see what we can learn about climate history, and what it might teach us about our own climate future. He talked with MPR's Tom Weber. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/10/ice-sheets?refid=0 Thu, 10 Mar 2016 14:54:29 -0600 Meet the incoming president of the Science Museum of Minnesota The Science Museum of Minnesota will have a new president this spring. Alison Rempel Brown will start in May after a move from San Francisco, where she's been chief of staff at the California Academy of Sciences. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/09/science-museum?refid=0 Wed, 09 Mar 2016 08:24:44 -0600 Attorneys and alcoholism: Exploring the trend Practicing attorneys have relatively high rates of alcohol dependency and depression, according to a recent study from the American Bar Association and Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. Tom Weber talked with Patrick Krill, one of the study's authors, about how we can explain this trend and what's being done to reverse it. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/07/attorneys-stress?refid=0 Mon, 07 Mar 2016 14:55:28 -0600 What single women want from the presidential election What role will single women play in the upcoming election? What issues are most critical for this demographic? Rebecca Traister, author of "All the Single Ladies," shares her perspective. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/07/books-all-the-single-ladies?refid=0 Mon, 07 Mar 2016 13:00:21 -0600 Minnesota's graduation gap: By the numbers Minnesota's failure to graduate its high school students of color on time is among the worst in the nation. A look at the numbers. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/07/graduation-gap-by-the-numbers?refid=0 Mon, 07 Mar 2016 00:02:00 -0600 Minnesota's Graduation Gap: Sources MPR News spent nearly a year exploring the state's gradation gap through data, academic research, and in the classroom. Dive into some of the sources used in this reporting. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/07/graduation-gap-sources?refid=0 Mon, 07 Mar 2016 00:01:00 -0600 Counter Stories: The Oscars, presidential debates and cross-cultural communication The Counter Stories hosts discuss the Oscars, the recent presidential debates and the challenge of conversing across cultures and communities. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/04/counter-stories?refid=0 Fri, 04 Mar 2016 15:16:36 -0600 Friday Roundtable: The most pressing domestic policy issues This week's Friday Roundtable looks at the most important domestic policy issues facing the United States today. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/04/friday-roundtable-domestic-policy?refid=0 Fri, 04 Mar 2016 15:14:16 -0600 Minnesota rail crossing deaths hit historic lows in 2015 Four people died in vehicle-train collisions at Minnesota railroad crossings last year, the second lowest number of deaths since 1970, state transportation officials said Friday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/04/minnesota-2015-rail-crossing-deaths-at-historic-lows-trains?refid=0 Fri, 04 Mar 2016 11:32:51 -0600 New DHS Commissioner on mental health services, 2016 priorities Tom Weber talked with Emily Johnson Piper, the new commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS). http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/03/dhs-commissioner?refid=0 Thu, 03 Mar 2016 14:15:26 -0600 Report: Renewable energy fuels 21 percent of Minnesota's electricity The use of wind, solar, hydro and biomass power has jumped in Minnesota the past decade, and the state is poised to beat its goal for electricity generated by renewables, officials said Thursday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/03/renewable-energy-fuels-21-percent-minnesota-electricity?refid=0 Thu, 03 Mar 2016 12:20:48 -0600 Photos: Scenes from caucus night across Minnesota Minnesotans turned out in droves to precinct caucuses across the state. Here's what it looked like. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/01/photos-caucus-night-across-minnesota?refid=0 Tue, 01 Mar 2016 20:01:37 -0600 Plan to shut three Stillwater schools nears vote A plan to close three elementary schools has the Stillwater school district on edge. Tom Weber talked with the superintendent of the Stillwater Area Public Schools about the plan. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/01/stillwater_schools?refid=0 Tue, 01 Mar 2016 15:18:37 -0600 Debate continues over art at the Capitol A group made up of state lawmakers, historians and others is considering where to place works of art inside the renovated Capitol building when it reopens in 2017. Tom Weber checked in with three of them. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/01/capitol_art?refid=0 Tue, 01 Mar 2016 13:57:40 -0600 Gardening tips for March in Minnesota With warm weather on the way, Minnesota will likely have an early gardening season. Horticulturist Mary Meyer shares her tips for preparing your plot. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/01/spring-gardening-tips?refid=0 Tue, 01 Mar 2016 12:05:00 -0600 The modern science of love What do your brainwaves look like when you're in love? What's the science behind hooking up? Anthropologist Helen Fisher discusses love in the modern age. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/02/29/books-anatomy-of-love-helen-fisher?refid=0 Mon, 29 Feb 2016 13:46:47 -0600 Report: Only 4 percent lack health insurance in Minnesota The percentage of Minnesotans without health insurance is at an all-time low, officials said Monday. A new report cited access to affordable coverage and an improved economy as factors helping cut the uninsured rate. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/02/29/only-4-percent-minnesotans-lack-health-insurance-report-says?refid=0 Mon, 29 Feb 2016 12:52:34 -0600 How to caucus on Super Tuesday In advance of Super Tuesday, Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon talks with Tom Weber about how caucuses work and how to participate. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/02/29/caucus?refid=0 Mon, 29 Feb 2016 10:16:25 -0600 Minnesota probes illness outbreak tied to alfalfa sprouts Nine E. coli cases led officials Wednesday to urge grocers and restaurants not to sell or serve alfalfa sprouts produced by Jack & The Green Sprouts. Consumers should not eat them right now. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/02/24/minnesota-probes-illnesses-linked-to-alfalfa-sprouts?refid=0 Wed, 24 Feb 2016 17:21:38 -0600 Invasive bighead carp discovered in Minnesota River The 25-pound male fish, caught near New Ulm, i