Minnesota Public Radio features by MPR News Staff http://minnesota.publicradio.org/about/people/mpr_people_display.php?aut_id=31295 en-us Copyright 2014 Minnesota Public Radio Mon, 22 Sep 2014 07:35:25 -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 Longest ship on Lake Superior runs aground in Duluth harbor The Paul R. Tregurtha had been departing with a full load of coal when it failed to negotiate the turn toward the Aerial Lift Bridge. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/09/20/longest-ship-on-lake-superior-runs-aground-in-duluth-harbor?refid=0 Sat, 20 Sep 2014 20:16:48 -0500 Hennepin County attorney seeks child protection order for Peterson's son The county attorney's office wants a judge to halt unsupervised contact between the Vikings star and his son. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/09/19/hennepin-county-protection-petersons-son?refid=0 Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:49:35 -0500 Minneapolis eases alcohol restrictions on some eateries Council kills "antiquated" rules that barred some restaurants from generating more than 40 percent of sales from alcohol. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/09/19/minneapolis-alcohol-restrictions?refid=0 Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:57:41 -0500 Vikes owners admit 'mistake,' bar Peterson from team; Nike cuts ties Sponsors and retailers pushed back at the Vikings' Monday decision to let Peterson play while his child abuse case worked its way through the legal system. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/09/17/vikings-deactivate-peterson?refid=0 Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:00:20 -0500 PreferredOne pulls out of MNsure The insurer covered nearly 60 percent of Minnesotans enrolled in health plans through MNsure. Its exit is a major blow to the exchange, which is set to open its next open enrollment period Nov. 15. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/09/16/preferredone-mnsure?refid=0 Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:31:31 -0500 After Peterson revelations, Radisson suspends Vikings sponsorship The Minnetonka-based company said it "takes this matter very seriously particularly in light of our long-standing commitment to the protection of children." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/09/16/vikings-radisson-peterson?refid=0 Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:30:56 -0500 NPR writer takes to social media to discuss corporal punishment Discussing corporal punishment on Twitter, Gene Demby heard the personal experiences of many. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/09/15/gene-demby?refid=0 Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:51:17 -0500 Peterson: I'm no child abuser; Vikings say he'll play Sunday In a statement, the star running back said while he wasn't a perfect parent, "I am, without a doubt, not a child abuser." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/09/15/vikings-peterson-will-play?refid=0 Mon, 15 Sep 2014 10:54:42 -0500 Vikings' Peterson charged in Texas with injuring his son; won't play Sunday Peterson's lawyer confirmed the football star was indicted in Texas for reckless or negligent injury to a child in an incident involving Peterson's son. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/09/12/peterson-legal-situation?refid=0 Fri, 12 Sep 2014 17:18:18 -0500 Zebra mussels found in Cass Lake; first for Bemidji area DNR officials say Cass Lake and many of the lakes near it are now considered zebra mussel infested after the species were recently discovered. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/09/12/zebra-mussels-cass-lake?refid=0 Fri, 12 Sep 2014 13:44:40 -0500 Appetites: Rediscovering hard cider Artisans are rediscovering the craft of hard cider brewing with unique beverages popping up everywhere apples are grown. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/09/10/appetites-hard-cider?refid=0 Wed, 10 Sep 2014 09:19:57 -0500 Heart attack kills 'Miracle on Ice' player Bob Suter Suter was a defensemen on the legendary 'Miracle on Ice' 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team that defeated the Soviet Union. He's the first player on that team to die. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/09/09/bob-suter?refid=0 Tue, 09 Sep 2014 16:52:55 -0500 Minnesota tax officials making phone threats? It's a scam State officials say scammers pretending to be Revenue Department officials are trying to force unsuspecting callers to turn over credit card information. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/09/09/phone-scam?refid=0 Tue, 09 Sep 2014 11:55:42 -0500 Map: Explore Minnesota apple orchards There are 116 apple orchards in Minnesota, according to the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/08/31/map-explore-minnesota-apple-orchards?refid=0 Sat, 06 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0500 Skyway expert says public-private boundary creates confusion Part of the confusion over which skyway spaces are public is that it's different in each of the Twin Cities. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/09/05/skyways-bill-lindeke?refid=0 Fri, 05 Sep 2014 16:20:56 -0500 Authorities ID man killed in St. Paul police confrontation The two officers involved in the shooting were unharmed but believed their lives were in danger, Chief Tom Smith told reporters last week. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/09/02/man-shot-by-officer-identified-st-paul?refid=0 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:28:58 -0500 Police search Blaine airport for accused murderer Law enforcement personnel are looking for Lyle "Ty" Marvin Hoffman, 44, who is charged in the shooting death of attorney Kelly Phillips last month. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/09/02/hoffman-search-blaine-airport?refid=0 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:19:51 -0500 E. coli at Applebee's: Minnesota health officials blame cabbage Fifteen people in Minnesota were sickened by the produce, which was likely contaminated before it was distributed. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/08/29/e-coli-at-applebees-health-officials-blame-cabbage?refid=0 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:45:02 -0500 FBI official: People recently left Minnesota to fight in Syria People living in Minnesota continue to travel overseas to fight for terrorist organizations in Syria, the top FBI official in Minneapolis said Thursday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/08/28/isis-syria-us-fighters?refid=0 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:01:30 -0500 Dylan comes home to Minnesota for November gigs Bob Dylan will return to Minnesota for three concerts in early November. http://blog.thecurrent.org/2014/08/bob-dylan-to-play-three-orpheum-theatre-shows-november-4-6/?refid=0 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:24:22 -0500 Four charged in Fridley stabbings Anoka County prosecutors charged two men and two women in the stabbing of two Fridley men. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/08/26/fridley-stabbing-charges?refid=0 Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:01:04 -0500 Apple announces iPhone 5 battery replacement program Apple announces a program to replace malfunctioning batteries in some of its popular iPhone 5 cellular phones. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/08/26/iphone-battery?refid=0 Tue, 26 Aug 2014 07:39:46 -0500 Pedestrian hurt by Green Line train A witness told MPR News that the victim was a skateboarder trying to cross the tracks. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/08/25/light-rail-incident?refid=0 Mon, 25 Aug 2014 16:40:00 -0500 Gov. Dayton takes the Ice Bucket Challenge The governor accepted the challenge from Twins owner Jim Pohlad. The national craze has raised millions for the fight against Lou Gehrig's disease. http://blogs.mprnews.org/capitol-view/2014/08/gov-dayton-takes-the-ice-bucket-challenge/?refid=0 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:37:45 -0500 DNR won't expand hunting in protected areas The areas are protected because they contain rare native plants and undisturbed shorelines. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/08/19/dnr-wont-expand-hunting?refid=0 Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:22:57 -0500 3 counties, tribal government added to spring storm aid list Roughly $30 million in eligible expenses have been identified in counties applying for aid. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/08/14/counties-added-to-aid-list?refid=0 Thu, 14 Aug 2014 15:05:50 -0500 Your Minnesota weekend: From Japanese lanterns to double dutch Summer is winding down, but there are still plenty of opportunities to enjoy it. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/08/14/your-minnesota-weekend?refid=0 Thu, 14 Aug 2014 14:29:19 -0500 LOL, cats: Internet Cat Video Festival returns this week It's the third year for the popular festival, which will run this Thursday as part of the Walker Art Center's free Open Field series. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/08/11/cat-video-fest?refid=0 Mon, 11 Aug 2014 08:17:58 -0500 Attorney chosen to investigate Al Flowers arrest Attorney Don Lewis will investigate whether officers violated department policy regarding use of force in connection with the arrest, she said. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/08/08/al-flowers-arrest-investigation?refid=0 Fri, 08 Aug 2014 16:32:39 -0500 Your Minnesota weekend: 5 things from baseball road trips to garlic ice cream There is still some summer left to enjoy -- and we've got baseball road trips and blues festivals on our list of things to check out this weekend. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/08/07/your-minnesota-weekend-baseball-road-trips-and-garlic-ice-cream?refid=0 Thu, 07 Aug 2014 10:31:57 -0500 Community outpouring expected for Officer Patrick's funeral Mendota Heights Police Officer Scott Patrick was shot and killed in the line of duty last week, leaving behind his wife and two teenage daughters. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/08/05/officer-patrick-funeral?refid=0 Wed, 06 Aug 2014 05:00:00 -0500 Mosquito numbers down, West Nile virus still a threat The heat of August, paired with the heavy rains and flooding of early summer, have created conditions perfect for mosquitoes carrying the virus. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/08/02/mosquito-threat?refid=0 Sat, 02 Aug 2014 16:36:29 -0500 Weekend road woes: Closures on parts of Crosstown, 35E, 35W Stretches of some major Twin Cities roads will close this weekend, creating more than a few driving hassles. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/08/01/road-closures?refid=0 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:54:56 -0500 Your Minnesota weekend: 5 things to see from performance art to sports films Selfies, sports movies and ping pong ball performances. Weekend fun in and near the Twin Cities. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/08/01/your-minnesota-weekend-?refid=0 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 08:44:36 -0500 W. St. Paul cop shooting suspect in 'serious' condition Fitch, 39, was captured Wednesday night in St. Paul's North End after an eight-hour manhunt ended in a gun battle that wounded him near Rice and Sycamore streets. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/07/31/shooting-suspect-condition?refid=0 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:49:44 -0500 Nienstedt says he will continue as archbishop In a column posted to the archdiocese's website, Nienstedt wrote: "I will continue to listen to those who express concerns about my leadership, but I will also continue serving as I have been called to do." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/07/30/nienstedt-column?refid=0 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:16:47 -0500 Scannell apologizes after sexual misconduct guilty verdict "I have done wrong, and I take full responsibility for those mistakes and the pain that resulted," former Cook County Attorney Tim Scannell said. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/07/26/scannell-issues-apology-after-sexual-misconduct-guilty-verdict?refid=0 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14:38:49 -0500 5 new laws in Minnesota that start Aug. 1 New laws about minimum wage, firearms and synthetic drugs start next week. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/07/25/new-laws-in-minnesota-that-start-aug-1?refid=0 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:08:52 -0500 White House recognizes 'On Being' creator Tippett Krista Tippett has won some of radio's most prestigious awards for her work exploring the complexities of faith and human life. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/07/24/krista-tippett?refid=0 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:56:52 -0500 Your Minnesota weekend: 6 things to do from plays to pow wows Plays, pow wows and lots of food and drink opportunities await you this weekend across Minnesota. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/07/24/your-minnesota-weekend-6-things-to-do-from-plays-to-pow-wows?refid=0 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:11:12 -0500 Your Minnesota weekend: 5 summer festivals The weekend forecast looks like classic summer -- perfect weather to enjoy a festival or two. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/07/18/your-minnesota-weekend-5-summer-festivals-?refid=0 Fri, 18 Jul 2014 08:50:25 -0500 Your Minnesota weekend: All-Star edition It's all about the All-Star game this weekend, but if you can't go, we've got you covered with book suggestions and gardening tips. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/07/11/your-minnesota-weekend-allstar-edition?refid=0 Fri, 11 Jul 2014 12:15:48 -0500 Video: Slow work sliding I-35E bridge into place Despite a snag Wednesday night, construction workers expect to have the Larpenteur Avenue bridge above Interstate 35E in St. Paul in place Friday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/07/10/video-workers-slide-i35e-bridge?refid=0 Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:52:29 -0500 Met Council OKs 'train like' rapid bus route for St. Paul The "arterial bus rapid transit" is projected to make local bus service as much as 25 percent faster without making major changes to the street. It's the first of its kind in the Twin Cities, officials said. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/07/09/met-council-oks-train-like-rapid-bus-route-for-st-paul?refid=0 Wed, 09 Jul 2014 17:47:40 -0500 5 ways to enjoy All-Star fun outside the park There are plenty of ways to join the fun outside the park, starting Thursday and running through Tuesday when Target Field hosts Major League Baseball's mid-summer classic. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/07/09/5-ways-to-enjoy-allstar-fun-outside-the-park?refid=0 Wed, 09 Jul 2014 13:52:57 -0500 Triple shooting in Minneapolis follows police chief's visit Police are looking for suspects in a shooting that seriously injured three women in north Minneapolis early Wednesday, just a day after Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau and Mayor Betsy Hodges visited several neighborhoods hit hard by recent violence. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/07/09/triple-shooting-in-minneapolis?refid=0 Wed, 09 Jul 2014 07:04:53 -0500 DNR declares second Becker County lake infested after zebra mussel found Days after confirming zebra mussels in one Becker County Lake, officials on Thursday acknowledged another lake in the county is infested. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/07/03/dnr-declares-second-becker-county-lake-infested-after-zebra-mussel-found?refid=0 Thu, 03 Jul 2014 13:32:36 -0500 Your Minnesota weekend: Fourth of July edition Independence Day is expected to go off with a bang across Minnesota, even though flooding has shifted some of the festivities around. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/07/03/your-minnesota-weekend-fourth-of-july?refid=0 Thu, 03 Jul 2014 09:05:33 -0500 Ask Dr. Hallberg: How do mosquitoes transmit disease? It's mosquito season in Minnesota and those insects can be more than just a nuisance. They also can be hazardous to your health. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/07/01/ask-dr-hallberg-how-do-mosquitoes-transmit-disease?refid=0 Tue, 01 Jul 2014 14:15:10 -0500 Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges on her first six months Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges now confronts what could be one of her most important decisions as mayor -- what to do about the proposed southwest light rail line. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/06/30/betsy-hodges?refid=0 Mon, 30 Jun 2014 17:44:22 -0500 Your Minnesota weekend: Classic summer edition, with a side of jazz Get ready for a mixed bag weather weekend that should feature a little something for everyone. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/06/27/your-minnesota-weekend-batten-down-the-hatches-more-rain-on-the-way?refid=0 Sat, 28 Jun 2014 01:21:13 -0500 Friday Festivals: Water Ski Days This week's exploration of the upper Midwest's many summer festivals brings us to Lake City, Minn., for the 43rd annual Water Ski Days Festival. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/06/27/friday-festivals-water-ski-days?refid=0 Fri, 27 Jun 2014 11:08:53 -0500 Project 515 ends after same-sex marriage battle won Project 515 got its start in 2006, when states across the country were considering bans on same-sex marriage. It was named for the 515 state laws that treated same-sex couples differently than straight couples. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/06/26/project-515?refid=0 Thu, 26 Jun 2014 15:34:00 -0500 Reporter Damien Cave on what he learned from I-35 The New York Times explored the I-35 corridor in "The Way North." Reporter Damien Cave and photographer Todd Heisler journeyed through the heart of the country reporting on how immigration has changed the landscape. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/06/25/damien-cave?refid=0 Wed, 25 Jun 2014 18:30:49 -0500 State Fair announces new foods for 2014 Gorging on State Fair food is one of Minnesota's guilty pleasures. The fair on Wednesday didn't disappoint when it unveiled new eats for 2014, from chocolate dessert salami to walleye mac & cheese. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/06/25/minnesota-state-fair-food-2014?refid=0 Wed, 25 Jun 2014 13:53:56 -0500 General Mills eyes cost cuts amid poor sales, weak forecast The Golden Valley-based food giant has been struggling to boost its cereal and yogurt sales amid stiff competition. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/06/25/general-mills-eyes-cost-cuts-amid-poor-sales-weak-forecast?refid=0 Wed, 25 Jun 2014 12:13:03 -0500 Appetites: Shore lunch puts freshest fish on menu Beth Dooley, author of "Minnesota's Bounty: the Farmers Market Cookbook," joined MPR News' Tom Crann to talk about shore lunch. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/06/25/appetites-shore-lunch?refid=0 Wed, 25 Jun 2014 09:50:00 -0500 Minn. geology combined with wet soil is recipe for mudslides Satish Gupta, professor at the University of Minnesota's Department of Soil, Water and Climate has his eye on mudslides -- like the one that sent a Mississippi River bank plummeting last week near the University of Minnesota's Fairview Medical Center campus. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/06/24/mudslides?refid=0 Tue, 24 Jun 2014 15:48:11 -0500 Flood updates: Guardsmen leave Int'l. Falls; emergency declaration extended As flood waters around the state keep rising, Gov. Mark Dayton has extended an emergency declaration for 35 counties for another 30 days, saying he expects a new $3 million disaster assistance account will be exhausted. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/06/24/flood-update?refid=0 Tue, 24 Jun 2014 07:03:53 -0500 Blue Line train strikes, kills Minneapolis pedestrian Authorities are on the scene of the accident near the intersection of E. 35th Street and Highway 55 in Minneapolis. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/06/20/blue-line-train-strikes-kills-minneapolis-pedestrian?refid=0 Fri, 20 Jun 2014 16:16:09 -0500 Your Minnesota weekend: From cheese curds to the World Cup It's been a soggy week, but that shouldn't stop you from making weekend plans. From Indian classical singers to doughnuts, we've broken it down for you. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/06/20/minnesota-weekend?refid=0 Fri, 20 Jun 2014 11:32:55 -0500 Friday Festivals: Cheese Curd Festival This week's exploration of the upper Midwest's many summer festivals brings us to Ellsworth, Wis., where they're celebrating cheese curds. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/06/20/friday-festivals-cheese-curd-festival?refid=0 Fri, 20 Jun 2014 10:23:30 -0500 Live updates: Breaking weather news As record rains inundate Minnesota, you can use this live blog to keep up with breaking news about flash flood alerts, road closures and forecasts. http://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/06/19/heavy-rains-cause-traffic-headaches-in-twin-cities-around-the-state#live?refid=0 Thu, 19 Jun 2014 12:08:09 -0500 Storms dampen weekend festivities; more rain on the way Showers and thunderstorms have already dumped heavy rain on portions of southwest Minnesota, with more than an inch reported in Redwood Falls. <a href="v">MPR News meteorologist Craig Edwards says</a> residents in and around the Twin Cities metro area should expect rain and wind throughout the weekend. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/06/14/storms-dampen-festivities?refid=0 Sat, 14 Jun 2014 15:58:09 -0500 Report: Medtronic in talks to combine with Irish rival Covidien A report in The Wall Street Journal says the deal is valued at more than $40 billion and could be announced Monday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/06/14/medtronic-covidien-reportedly-in-talks?refid=0 Sat, 14 Jun 2014 13:46:19 -0500 Throw the switch: Green Line launching with hopes, skepticism aboard There'll be speeches, celebrations, free rides and plenty of fanfare as the Green Line launches Saturday. But the way it all started was kind of boring. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/06/13/green-line-opening-saturday?refid=0 Fri, 13 Jun 2014 18:08:29 -0500 Greg McNeal on Minnesota Somalis traveling to Syria to fight Greg McNeal, an expert on national security law from Pepperdine University, joined MPR News' Tom Crann to discuss the recent news that as many as 15 young Somali-American men from the Twin Cities have traveled to Syria to join radical groups trying to overthrow President Bashar Assad's regime. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/06/13/greg-mcneal?refid=0 Fri, 13 Jun 2014 14:59:18 -0500 St. Louis archdiocese: Reporting on deposition 'has impugned Archbishop Carlson's good name' In a deposition released Monday, St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson said he wasn't sure whether he knew it was illegal for adults to have sex with children when he served as chancellor of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis in the 1980s. The St. Louis archdiocese is contesting the assertion, saying reporting on the remarks has taken them out of context. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/06/11/st-louis-archdiocese-reporting-on-deposition-has-impugned-archbishop-carlsons-good-name?refid=0 Wed, 11 Jun 2014 14:09:39 -0500 Appetites: Eating well in the BWCA a worthwhile challenge Paddling, portaging, hiking, and appreciating natural beauty is what it's all about, good food is also a critical part of the equation. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/06/11/appetites-bwca?refid=0 Wed, 11 Jun 2014 10:33:38 -0500 St. Paul library renamed after former mayor The Saint Paul Central Library on Rice Park was renamed the George Latimer Central Library today, in honor of the man who served as the city's mayor from 1976 until 1990. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/06/10/st-paul-library-renamed-after-former-mayor?refid=0 Tue, 10 Jun 2014 17:33:54 -0500 Your Minnesota weekend: Perfect for staying in or exploring This weekend has a mix of rain and sunshine -- perfect for exploring, cooking over fire or staying in to catch up on "Fargo." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/06/07/your-minnesota-weekend?refid=0 Sat, 07 Jun 2014 11:53:18 -0500 Appetites: Don't play with fire, cook with it The saying "now we're cooking with gas" just doesn't have enough firepower for cookbook author Paula Marcoux. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/06/04/appetites-cooking-with-fire?refid=0 Wed, 04 Jun 2014 14:23:50 -0500 Rep. Tim Walz on Shinseki's resignation Rep. Tim Walz was one of many lawmakers who called for Shinseki to step down. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/05/30/rep-tim-walz-on-shinseki-resignation?refid=0 Fri, 30 May 2014 16:34:01 -0500 Photos: Think the roads are bad now? That's nothing In the early days of Minnesota, roads were not good. The railroad took people long distances and the roads were an afterthought. But with the advent of automobiles and bicylces, the Good Roads Movement took hold in the state, leading to the creation of the State Department of Highways in 1917. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/05/29/minnesota-roads-history?refid=0 Fri, 30 May 2014 04:00:00 -0500 Appetites: A look at America's processed food In the book, "Pandora's Lunchbox: How Processed Food Took Over the American Meal," New York Times writer Melanie Warner takes a look at American food, and its ties to obesity, diabetes, and a host of other health problems. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/05/28/appetites-pandoras-lunchbox?refid=0 Wed, 28 May 2014 16:04:25 -0500 Ask Dr. Hallberg: Treating alcohol abuse with drugs A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that two prescription drugs, acamprosate and oral naltrexone, are "associated with reduction in return to drinking." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/05/27/ask-dr-hallberg-treating-alcohol-abuse-with-drugs?refid=0 Tue, 27 May 2014 18:57:22 -0500 Friday Festivals: Canoe Heritage Day This week's exploration of the upper Midwest's many summer festivals brings us to Spooner, Wis. where they're celebrating the canoe. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/05/23/friday-festivals-canoe-heritage-day?refid=0 Fri, 23 May 2014 17:01:00 -0500 5 iconic toys born in Minnesota Minnesotans had a hand in developing a number of childhood favorites. One St. Paul man invented both Twister and Nerf balls. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/05/22/5-iconic-toys-born-in-minnesota?refid=0 Thu, 22 May 2014 04:00:00 -0500 Appetites: Road trip across Minn. for pie, smoked fish Rachel Hutton, editor of Minnesota Monthly magazine, recommends a variety of regional specialties, from smoked fish to pie, that are worthy of a foodie pilgrimage or two. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/05/21/appetites-road-trip?refid=0 Wed, 21 May 2014 14:13:08 -0500 Researcher Bill Route on how to give a spring checkup to a baby eagle The eagle survey, which began in 2006, enlists professional tree climbers who reach the nests with cameras on their helmets. The tree climber then puts an eaglet in a sack, brings it down to the scientists for blood and feather samples, and then returns it. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/05/20/researcher-bill-route-on-testing-baby-eagles?refid=0 Tue, 20 May 2014 17:59:00 -0500 Minnetonka-based Carlson sells off TGI Fridays chain The chain got its start in 1965 when the first location opened in New York City. Carlson bought it in 1975 when there were only 12 restaurants. Now there are 900 restaurants in 60 countries with sales of $2.7 billion. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/05/20/tgi-fridays-sale?refid=0 Tue, 20 May 2014 16:24:37 -0500 Ask Dr. Hallberg: Sequencing the genome Dr. Jon Hallberg, a physician in family medicine at the University of Minnesota and medical director of the Mill City Clinic in Minneapolis, joined All Things Considered to talk about what he's learning about genome sequencing at the Understand Your Genome Conference and what it tells us about the future of medicine. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/05/20/hallberg-genome-sequencing?refid=0 Tue, 20 May 2014 15:27:16 -0500 Ousted Target CEO to get $16 million in severance The package, disclosed in a federal securities filing Monday comes two weeks after Steinhafel agreed to resign as pressure mounted over the fallout from Target's massive customer data breach and its financial struggles expanding into Canada, which has hurt its reputation among customers and cost the company millions. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/05/19/steinhafel-to-get-16-million-in-severance?refid=0 Mon, 19 May 2014 18:43:24 -0500 Minnesota's US Attorney Luger makes heroin a priority Minnesota U.S. Attorney Andy Luger has only been working at the post a few months, but he's already made heroin a high-profile priority for his office. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/05/19/us-attorney-luger-heroin?refid=0 Mon, 19 May 2014 14:23:20 -0500 Author Damian Fowler discusses one family's quest after a tragic plane crash Damian Fowler is the author of "Falling Through Clouds." He joined MPR News' Tom Crann to talk about his book. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/05/15/author-damien-fowler-discusses-one-familys-quest-after-a-tragic-plane-crash?refid=0 Thu, 15 May 2014 15:01:13 -0500 Q&A with Dr. Hallberg: The effects of ACA in the Doctor's office Dr. Jon Hallberg, a physician in family medicine at the University of Minnesota and medical director of the Mill City Clinic in Minneapolis came by to discuss how the new health care law is playing out in the doctor's office. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/05/13/qa-with-dr-hallberg-the-effects-of-aca-in-the-doctors-office?refid=0 Tue, 13 May 2014 18:39:56 -0500 Polls open today to fill Hennepin County board seat Former state Rep. Marion Greene and St. Louis Park Council Member Anne Mavity are on the ballot for the third district seat that covers St. Louis Park and much of southwest Minneapolis. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/05/13/hennepin-county-board-election?refid=0 Tue, 13 May 2014 10:34:52 -0500 Your Minnesota Weekend: Catch a fish, or train The weekend is finally here. And with that first spring storm under our belt, we're ready to hit the lakes running. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/05/09/your-minnesota-weekend?refid=0 Fri, 09 May 2014 13:40:27 -0500 Police: Man jumped from Minn. bridge as a stunt Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek says the county attorney could seek charges against the man who jumped and the person videotaping him, once they're found. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/05/08/bridge-jump?refid=0 Thu, 08 May 2014 17:04:03 -0500 5 things to know about tornadoes in Minnesota Just how deadly is Minnesota's tornado season? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/05/08/tornado-facts-minnesota?refid=0 Thu, 08 May 2014 10:28:33 -0500 Feds order railroads to warn towns when Bakken oil is near The order also requires railroads to provide state emergency officials at least one railroad contact and advises haulers to share information with emergency responders in the affected communities. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/05/07/feds-order-railroads-to-warn-towns-when-bakken-oil-is-near?refid=0 Wed, 07 May 2014 17:10:29 -0500 Appetites: Spring brings fresh greens, lighter cuisine With such a late winter, you may be surprised to see many farmers' market stalls bursting with produce. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/05/07/appetites-spring-greens?refid=0 Wed, 07 May 2014 09:15:40 -0500 Report: Climate change bringing more severe weather to Minn. Increased heat, extreme rainfall, prolonged drought and their repercussions could put significant stress on existing infrastructure and ecosystems in Minnesota, the report says. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/05/06/climate-change-report?refid=0 Tue, 06 May 2014 09:18:35 -0500 How the Minneapolis Comic Con is like a 'nerd prom' Dispatches from Minneapolis' Comic Con: I came to the Minneapolis event with my 9-year-old son Max, who is a second-generation nerd. I grew up with Darth Vader, Captain Kirk, and Doctor Who's Tom Baker. Max is more familiar with Anakin Skywalker, Captain Jean-Luc Picard, and Doctor Who's Matt Smith. http://blogs.mprnews.org/state-of-the-arts/2014/05/how-the-minneapolis-comic-con-is-like-a-nerd-prom/?refid=0 Mon, 05 May 2014 12:21:17 -0500 Austin, Minn. teen is a Youtube sensation The Minnesota Lynx have invited Molly Kate Kestner to sing the national anthem before their first WNBA pre-season game of the year tonight at Target Center. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/05/05/music?refid=0 Mon, 05 May 2014 09:51:33 -0500 Twin Cities author William Kent Krueger wins Edgar Award The coming-of-age book is set in the fictional town of New Bremen, somewhere in the "broad valley of the Minnesota River." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/05/02/william-kent-krueger-edgar-award?refid=0 Fri, 02 May 2014 06:19:17 -0500 Republican Daudt 'frustrated' with Dayton's call for bonding Republicans say they weren't convinced by Gov. Mark Dayton's suggestions in his State of the State speech to borrow more money for state projects. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/05/01/daudt-state-of-state-response?refid=0 Thu, 01 May 2014 09:31:50 -0500 Dayton: State investments require 'careful' approach DFL Gov. Mark Dayton followed up his State of the State speech by talking with MPR's Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/05/01/dayton-interview?refid=0 Thu, 01 May 2014 08:26:52 -0500 Q&A with Andersen CEO Jay Lund The company plans to spend $18 million on the facility that will employ at least 100 new full-time workers starting sometime next year. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/04/30/qa-with-andersen-ceo-jay-lund?refid=0 Wed, 30 Apr 2014 19:34:12 -0500 Live: Gov. Dayton delivers State of the State address Listen live to Gov. Mark Dayton deliver his annual State of the State address. He will use the opportunity to present his vision for Minnesota. http://live.mprnews.org/Event/Gov_Daytons_State_of_the_State_address?refid=0 Wed, 30 Apr 2014 18:17:43 -0500 Appetites: How to prepare for Minn. Craft Beer Week Look for events across the state, from tastings in Duluth to firkin tappings in Southern Minnesota and plenty of other beer-centric fun in between. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/04/30/appetites-craft-beer-week?refid=0 Wed, 30 Apr 2014 10:51:48 -0500 Ask Dr. Hallberg: What's behind the resurgence of measles and mumps? Dr. Jon Hallberg is a doctor in family medicine at the U of M, and he spoke with MPR News about these two ailments that are included in the same childhood vaccine. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/04/29/ask-dr-hallberg-whats-behind-the-resurgence-of-measles-and-mumps?refid=0 Tue, 29 Apr 2014 15:33:21 -0500 KARE 11 reporter Karla Hult on the latest in the Byron Smith trial It's been a dramatic week in a Little Falls courtroom, where 65-year-old Byron Smith is on trial. Smith is charged with first-degree premeditated murder in the deaths of 17-year-old Nick Brady and 18-year-old Haile Kifer. Karla Hult is covering the trial for MPR News partner KARE 11 and was in the courtroom today. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/04/25/kare-11-reporter-karla-hult-on-the-latest-in-the-byron-smith-trial?refid=0 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 16:56:04 -0500 Deposition of the Rev. Kevin McDonough to be released The deposition was part of a lawsuit brought by a man who says he was sexually abused by the Rev. Thomas Adamson in the mid-1970s. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/04/23/-kevin-mcdonough-deposition?refid=0 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:37:52 -0500 Compromise pushes cell phone tracking bill forward Sen. Branden Petersen told MPR News's Tom Crann that a tracking warrant is still better than the current system, in which law enforcement does not have to establish "probable cause" before collecting ongoing data about people's location. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/04/23/tougher-cell-phone-tracking-bill?refid=0 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:09:25 -0500 Appetites: Cheap eats in the Twin Cities Like many of us, you're probably trying to eke out the most from your food budget &mdash; and have a fun night out every now and then too. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/04/23/appetites-cheap-eats?refid=0 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:29:53 -0500 'Downton Abbey' gets a U of M medical check up An exhibit at the University of Minnesota features medical books and artifacts from the time of Downton Abbey. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/04/22/downton-abbey-medical-stories?refid=0 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 06:15:27 -0500 Archbishop Nienstedt's testimony in clergy abuse case to be released The four-hour deposition marked the first time Archbishop John Nienstedt has had to answer questions under oath about clergy sexual abuse in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis since he was appointed to its helm six years ago. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/04/21/archbishop-nienstedts-sworn-testimony-to-be-released?refid=0 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 21:25:16 -0500 Graywolf editor: Variety key to poetry winning streak Graywolf Press only puts out about 30 books a year, but is racking up an impressive list of awards for the work it publishes -- especially poetry. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/04/16/graywolf-press-awards?refid=0 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:16:10 -0500 Appetites: For all of Lake Superior's food gems, go full circle The world's largest freshwater lake is an obvious source of inland seafood, but its shoreline communities have honed a much broader food culture worth exploring. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/04/16/appetites-lake-superior?refid=0 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:39:04 -0500 Ask Dr. Hallberg: Diseases that travel the world A Minnesota man contracted Lassa fever when traveling in West Africa. He was admitted to the hospital shortly after his arrival at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport earlier this month. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/04/15/ask-dr-hallberg?refid=0 Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:24:01 -0500 New exhibit looks at the controversial genius of John James Audubon John James Audubon set out in the early 1800s with the goal of painting every bird of America, life-sized and in color, and then publishing his work. "Given that he was basically a shopkeeper on the American frontier, to have this idea was kind of ridiculous," said Don Luce, curator of "Audubon and the Art of Birds" running at the University of Minnesota's Bell Museum of Natural History through June 8. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/04/14/audubon-exhibit-bell-natural-history-museum?refid=0 Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:57:10 -0500 Report: Archdiocese has 'serious shortcomings' protecting children from sex abuse Concentrated power, poor oversight and communication breakdowns are among the serious shortcomings inside the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis that opened the door "for some priests to harm children," a panel ordered by the archbishop said Monday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/04/14/archdiocese-report?refid=0 Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:26:02 -0500 Appetites: Smelt are a tasty small fry For people caught between ice and open water fishing, and for Christians observing lent, the local smelt fry is easily the hottest address in town. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/04/09/appetites-smelt?refid=0 Wed, 09 Apr 2014 13:24:49 -0500 Minnesota Public Radio for mobile devices Get the MPR News and MPR streaming apps for your iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad or Android mobile device. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/04/04/about/site/mobile?refid=0 Fri, 04 Apr 2014 15:58:16 -0500 Road construction season's here: MnDOT unveils $1.1 billion in 2014 projects The $1.1 billion program includes 74 projects in the Twin Cities and 194 projects in Greater Minnesota. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/04/03/news/road-work-projects?refid=0 Thu, 03 Apr 2014 10:34:53 -0500 MNsure to announce enrollment estimates MNSure officials say they should know later Tuesday morning how many Minnesotans enrolled in health care plans by last night's deadline. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/04/01/health/mnsure-enrollment?refid=0 Tue, 01 Apr 2014 08:42:48 -0500 Appetites: Taprooms bubble up across Minn. Minnesota is in the midst of a taproom boom. Including open and soon-to-open taprooms, there are about 25 in the greater Minneapolis-St. Paul area, and many more across the state. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/03/26/appetites/tap-rooms-bubble-up-across-minnesota?refid=0 Wed, 26 Mar 2014 15:33:11 -0500 Attorney of former nurse discusses client's overturned conviction The Minnesota Supreme Court has overturned the conviction of a former nurse who advised several people to commit suicide over the Internet. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/03/19/terry-watkins?refid=0 Wed, 19 Mar 2014 20:46:50 -0500 Minnesota food culture well represented among James Beard nominees The James Beard Awards annually recognize the best in food &mdash; from restaurants to cookbooks to writing and programming &mdash; across North America. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/03/18/james-beard-award-nominees-from-minnesota?refid=0 Tue, 18 Mar 2014 12:48:41 -0500 Bemidji woman faces manslaughter charge in 6-year-old's hypothermia death Rachel Downer was charged in court Monday. Law officers and emergency medical personnel found the girl, Mercedes Mayfield, unresponsive outside a Bemidji apartment building last month. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/03/17/regional/bemidji-frozen-child-charges?refid=0 Mon, 17 Mar 2014 12:53:13 -0500 Photos: St. Paul's St. Patrick's Day parade A live photo stream from downtown St. Paul's annual St. Patrick's Day parade. The march begins at noon. http://live.mprnews.org/Event/St_Patricks_Day_2014?refid=0 Mon, 17 Mar 2014 11:34:39 -0500 The winter slog continues: Check radar and road conditions Winter storm watches and warnings are cropping up all over the state for the early part of the week, extending from late Monday night through Tuesday and into Wednesday evening in some places. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/03/17/the-winter-slog-continues-check-radar-and-road-conditions?refid=0 Mon, 17 Mar 2014 10:46:07 -0500 Your Minnesota weekend: Classics, caves and saints (real and imagined) Looking for something to do this weekend? There's plenty happening around the state. A quick guide. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/03/14/your-minnesota-weekend-classics-caves-and-saints-real-and-imagined?refid=0 Fri, 14 Mar 2014 17:34:54 -0500 Election Day for 1,100 Minnesota townships Five counties are also holding special elections, four of which address school building bonds. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/03/11/election-day-for-1100-minnesota-townships?refid=0 Tue, 11 Mar 2014 11:37:57 -0500 This weekend: I-35E to close south of Little Canada The closure will last until 5 a.m. Monday, March 10. Traffic will be diverted to I-94 on the south end of the closure and I-694 on its northern end. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/03/07/this-weekend-i35e-to-close-south-of-little-canada?refid=0 Fri, 07 Mar 2014 15:05:13 -0600 Green Line train derails near Capitol Crews are attempting to dig out a derailed Green Line train in downtown St. Paul. http://blogs.mprnews.org/cities/2014/02/green-line-train-derails-near-capitol/?refid=0 Wed, 26 Feb 2014 17:30:12 -0600 Major winter storm blows through: One death reported, dozens of injuries, and traffic trauma Sixty-four people have been injured and one person has died on state roads and highways since Thursday afternoon as a huge winter storm made its way across Minnesota. Meanwhile, school cancellations and early storm warnings kept many people at home. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/02/21/weather/major-winter-storm-moves-through?refid=0 Fri, 21 Feb 2014 14:19:52 -0600