Minnesota Public Radio features by Bill Wareham http://minnesota.publicradio.org/about/people/mpr_people_display.php?aut_id=71 en-us Copyright 2018 Minnesota Public Radio Fri, 22 Jun 2018 15:23:08 -0500 Minnesota Public Radio features by Bill Wareham http://minnesota.publicradio.org/standard/images/mpr003/logo_mpr.gif http://minnesota.publicradio.org/?refid=0 Rivers of Oil, Episode 2: The largest inland spill This story isn't just about the risks of transporting huge amounts of oil through pipelines. It's also about the reward that oil provides. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/06/20/rivers-of-oil-podcast-line3-pipeline-ep2-spill?refid=0 Wed, 20 Jun 2018 00:02:00 -0500 Rivers of Oil podcast, Episode 1: Pipes Pipelines are everywhere, 2.5 million miles of them, forming a web under our feet, our rivers, our roads. And today, nearly every time a new pipeline is proposed, it's met with protest. Now, the battle over those pipelines -- with all its costs and its chaos -- looks to be headed for Minnesota. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/06/19/rivers-of-oil-podcast-line3-pipeline-ep1-pipes?refid=0 Tue, 19 Jun 2018 00:02:00 -0500 DNR: No walleye keepers, no mid-summer walleye fishing on Mille Lacs The walleye restrictions are intended to help rebuild the fishery on the iconic lake, state officials said. But they're likely to anger resort owners and outfitters who depend on walleye business. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/21/no-walleye-keepers-this-season?refid=0 Tue, 21 Mar 2017 11:03:45 -0500 'Remembrance, hope and healing': Thousands turn out for Wetterling memorial "We wouldn't have survived the past 27 years without the love and support of all of you," Patty Wetterling told the crowd. "Every prayer, every candle lit, every flower, every porch light, every hug, every kind note — each and every one has provided us with the courage to move forward." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/25/jacob-wetterling-memorial?refid=0 Sun, 25 Sep 2016 03:00:00 -0500 U of M not investigating reported dorm rape as criminal case University officials weren't saying Thursday why the investigation has ended, but the school's statement said "there is no immediate or ongoing threat to public safety related to this case." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/05/07/university-rape-case?refid=0 Thu, 07 May 2015 17:33:49 -0500 Health officials: Mesothelioma found in 21 more ex-Iron Range miners The new cases of the rare cancer were discovered among 69,000 mine workers tracked by the Health Department, which said it expects to find new cases. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/02/17/mesothelioma?refid=0 Tue, 17 Feb 2015 12:32:07 -0600 U backs off plan for 'sustainable' town at UMore Park The University of Minnesota will significantly scale back its vision to develop the 5,000 acre property it owns near Rosemount and keep the site focused instead on agricultural research. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/02/13/umore?refid=0 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 15:39:06 -0600 Minnesota climate change by region Weather observations show the slow drift of climate change. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/02/02/climate-change-zones?refid=0 Mon, 02 Feb 2015 00:01:00 -0600 U renames children's hospital after $25M Masonic Charities gift The money will go toward advance research in neurobehavioral development, rare and infectious diseases, and other areas, the university said. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/10/14/u-renames-childrens-hospital-after-25m-masonic-charities-gift-?refid=0 Tue, 14 Oct 2014 11:42:08 -0500 Police look for fugitive murder suspect after bank robbery Though the robbery suspect got away, the sheriff's office believe both he and the money have been tainted with red dye. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/09/01/lyle-hoffman?refid=0 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 14:59:24 -0500 Teacher on leave after compromising photos of kids found Detectives believe some of the thousands of photos "are criminal in nature," according to a press release from the sheriff's office. They began a criminal investigation on May 15, after the teacher was seen with a young student on his lap. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/06/17/teacher-on-leave-after-compromising-photos-of-kids-found-?refid=0 Tue, 17 Jun 2014 14:31:53 -0500 Census: Hennepin County shows largest net population growth in Minnesota While Minnesota has experienced net population growth since 2010, that growth has been largely concentrated in the Twin Cities region, according to county population estimates released Thursday by the U.S. Census. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/03/27/census-hennepin-county-shows-largest-net-population-growth-in-minnesota?refid=0 Thu, 27 Mar 2014 13:49:28 -0500 Church leaders used hidden funds to cover for abusive priests Internal financial reports show the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis for years spent millions of dollars dealing with clergy misconduct. It created a system that allowed church leaders to remove priests accused of misconduct without attracting attention. But it also left the church vulnerable to embezzlement. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/collections/catholic-church/2014/01/23/secret-accounts-kept-clergy-misconduct-quiet-but-left-archdiocese-finances-exposed?refid=0 Thu, 23 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0600 Chart: Child poverty stubbornly high in Minnesota New data from the U.S. Census Bureau show Minnesota is one of only two states in which the percentage of people in poverty fell in between 2011 and 2012. But child poverty remains stubbornly high, with 14.6 percent of Minnesota children living below the poverty level. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2013/09/povertycensus/childpoverty.shtml?refid=0 Thu, 19 Sep 2013 07:00:00 -0500 Violent storms leave thousands without power Western and northern parts of the Twin Cities metro bore the brunt of power failures Tuesday night after heavy thunderstorms moved through the central part of Minnesota, knocking down trees. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/08/07/weather/power-outages-follow-tuesday-night-storms?refid=0 Wed, 07 Aug 2013 06:00:25 -0500 Monsignor Jerome Boxleitner dies Monsignor Jerome Boxleitner has died. The one-time parish priest was the founding force behind what is today known as Catholic Charities. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/03/15/news/monsignor-jerome-boxleitner-dies?refid=0 Fri, 15 Mar 2013 20:54:03 -0500 Breakdown of Minnesota's voting record on amendments How do non-votes factor into proposed amendments to the Minnesota Constitution? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/10/30/politics/breakdown-vote-record-amendment?refid=0 Tue, 30 Oct 2012 04:00:00 -0500 Interactive map: Redistricting Minnesota Find out what the new Minnesota political boundaries mean for you. Enter your address to see your new congressional and state legislative districts and compare them to your old districts. You can also see where incumbent lawmakers find themselves on the new maps. /features/2012/02/redistricting_map/?refid=0 Tue, 21 Feb 2012 15:56:39 -0600 Fanfare for the regular guy What Gary Eichten brought to MPR was a critical ability to connect with its audience. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/01/20/wareham?refid=0 Thu, 19 Jan 2012 10:52:11 -0600 In defense of U2 The TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis is the venue for a huge concert Saturday by the Irish rock band U2. When the concert came up in conversation in the newsroom today, it exposed a deeper-than-expected cultural divide. On one side, there was open derision of U2 as dated, overblown and overrated. On the other side, you heard almost sheepish defense of Bono and company from those who have tickets to the concert. /collections/special/columns/news_cut/archive/2011/07/defending_u2_against_the_cynic.shtml?refid=0 Thu, 21 Jul 2011 16:16:29 -0500 Opponents to changes in state pension laws lose a round Minnesota public employee retirees have lost a round in their effort to turn back pension changes made by lawmakers last year. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/06/30/state-pension-contract?refid=0 Thu, 30 Jun 2011 19:35:25 -0500 Sviggum must choose between regents and teaching job A committee at the University of Minnesota has decided that Steve Sviggum faces a conflict of interest serving as a regent and holding teaching position at the university. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/03/30/sviggum-regent-conflict?refid=0 Wed, 30 Mar 2011 16:46:11 -0500 1989: the Trashmen More than a surfin' bird. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/01/31/1989-trashmen?refid=0 Sun, 06 Feb 2011 13:10:24 -0600 New American Community Survey data The U.S. Census Bureau today provided its most detailed look at Americans in about 10 years. It comes in the form of survey data that drills down to the neighborhood level -- almost down to what's happening on your block in some cases. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/12/14/american-community-survey?refid=0 Tue, 14 Dec 2010 22:07:28 -0600 Exit poll shows Iraq factors in Democrats success The Iraq effect was certainly apparent in the state's U.S. Senate race, and it may well have affected local races too. Ultimately, though, it wasn't strong enough to push Gov. Tim Pawlenty from office. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/11/08/exit_poll?refid=0 Wed, 08 Nov 2006 04:11:54 -0600 KNOW Exit Poll: Presidential vote in Minnesota was referendum on Iraq Exit poll data suggests John Kerry's victory in Minnesota was more a rejection of President Bush than an affirmation of the Democratic challenger. Read the full exit poll results and listen to voters explain why they voted the way they did. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2004/11/03_warehamb_exitpoll/?refid=0 Tue, 02 Nov 2004 23:00:00 -0600 A Bad State of Mind: Minnesota's fractured mental health system Minnesota has one of the highest teen suicide rates in the nation. Families in crisis may have to wait months for treatment of mental health diseases, and health care organizations are closing mental health treatment facilities even as the rates of mental health disease soar. Some mental health experts say the state is "a basket case" when it comes to providing proper treatment. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/projects/2004/02/mentalhealth/?refid=0 Mon, 09 Feb 2004 10:00:00 -0600 Poll Shows Playboy Interview Cost Ventura Polling done this week by Minnesota Public Radio and the St. Paul Pioneer Press supports the notion that Governor Jesse Ventura's popularity has taken a hit in the wake of his Playboy magazine interview. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/199910/08_warehamb_venturapoll/?refid=0 Fri, 08 Oct 1999 12:00:00 -0500 Legislative Committee Seeks to Leverage MPR to Sell KSJN 99.5 A Minnesota House committee voted to withhold state money from Minnesota Public Radio unless the network sells its KSJN broadcast frequency to a group of minority broadcasters. Minnesota Public Radio's Bill Wareham reports. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/199704/17_warehamb_legislature/?refid=0 Thu, 17 Apr 1997 12:00:00 -0500