George Floyd protest updates
May 28, 2020 - 3:22 PM CDTProtests and violence have emerged across the Twin Cities following the death of George Floyd, a black man who died May 25, 2020, while in Minneapolis police custody.
MPR News Soomaali (MPR News Somali)
Feb 5, 2020 - 3:34 PM CDTBBC Ogaal iyo MPR News ayaa dadka reer Minnesota wararka caalamiga ah iyo kuwa gobolada ku siiya Soomaali. (BBC’s Ogaal and MPR News provide global and regional news for Minnesotans in Somali.)
George Floyd protest updates
May 31, 2020Protests and violence have emerged across the Twin Cities following the death of George Floyd, a black man who died May 25, 2020, while in Minneapolis police custody.
Trump comes to Minneapolis
Oct 9, 2019 - 8:42 PM CDTPresident Trump has had a bumpy road to get here, but he's coming to Mpls for the first campaign event since the U.S. House started impeachment proceedings.
How was your voting experience?
Oct 21, 2018Did you vote? MPR News and ProPublica want to know what your voter experience was like. Did something unexpected or negative happen? Was it smooth sailing and fulfilling? Let us know.
Oct 29, 2018Help us celebrate Minnesota's most loved lake by sharing your favorite photo, memory or fact about Lake Superior.
Flyover: Down the Mississippi River
Jul 17, 2018MPR News and The Water Main asked residents of the Mississippi River region about what connects them to the river, and what worries them.
Minnesotans respond to family separation at the U.S.-Mexico border
Jun 21, 2018Administration opponents and allies this week reacted to pictures and sounds of young children traumatized by their separation from their parents at the hands of U.S. authorities. President Trump has since signed an executive order on Wednesday ending his administration's policy. Here's what some Minnesotans had to say.
President Trump campaigns in Duluth
Oct 5, 2018President Trump remains popular in parts of Minnesota. But the backlash to his recent policy moves has some state Republicans treading lightly as they weigh going all-in or keeping some distance during the president's Wednesday visit to Duluth.
GOP state convention
Jun 2, 2018More than 2,000 Republican delegates gather in Duluth to endorse a candidate for two U.S. Senate seats, an open race for Minnesota governor, several other constitutional offices.
DFL state convention
Jun 3, 2018Roughly 1,400 DFL delegates gather in Rochester to endorse a candidate for two U.S. Senate seats, an open race for Minnesota governor, several other constitutional offices.
Travelog: Duluth to Montgomery
Apr 30, 2018Follow along as two MPR News journalists take a bus ride from Duluth, Minn. where three black men were lynched in 1920 to Montgomery, Ala. for the opening of a memorial to honor the thousands of African-American men, women and children that were lynched in America.
What inspired you to caucus on Tuesday?
Feb 7, 2018Political parties held precinct caucuses Tuesday night.Did you attend yours? Tell MPR News about your experience and what brought you out to cast your ballot.
What's happening in Minnesota today
Jan 30, 2019A look at what's going on around the state from MPR News, other trusted news sources and you. Tag your local stories on Twitter with #mntoday and check on this stream for your daily dose of news that affects you.
What would you like to see change in Minnesota?
Sep 17, 2019Minnesotans across the state would like to see things improve. But that improvement can take many different forms. If there is one thing that you would like to see changed in Minnesota to improve our state, what would that be?
MPR News Soomaali (MPR News Somali)
May 31, 2020BBC Ogaal iyo MPR News ayaa dadka reer Minnesota wararka caalamiga ah iyo kuwa gobolada ku siiya Soomaali. (BBC’s Ogaal and MPR News provide global and regional news for Minnesotans in Somali.)
Headline: Can America bridge its racial divide?
Nov 20, 2017This week on Flyover, a crash course on how to have a meaningful conversation about race. 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. "Bias" and "privilege" are mentioned a lot in American discourse, but when is the last time you had an in-depth discussion with a person of another race?
Flyover: How do military veterans fit into American identity?
Nov 12, 2017Support 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? With fewer Americans serving in the armed forces, is there a growing disconnect between veterans and the civilians they serve? This week on Flyover, as we reflect on Veteran's Day weekend, we're talking about where veterans fit into America's national identity.
Election Day 2017
Nov 7, 2017Voters across Minnesota have a chance to vote for mayors, city council and school board members today. Here's a look at what's on the ballot in your area and what's happening at polling places across the state.
Flyover: How do immigrants fit into the 'American Dream?'
Nov 12, 2017In the wake of Tuesday’s deadly attack in New York City, President Trump criticized the diversity visa lottery program that allowed the suspect to live in the U.S. as a green card holder.Trump’s stance on immigration is one of the messages that appealed to many voters in last year’s presidential election.But one year out from the election there’s a lot we still don’t know about his platform: Will there be a wall along our border with Mexico? Are Trump’s immigrations bans legal? This week on Flyover, we’re asking if America’s immigration system is one of our greatest strengths weaknesses.Give us your thoughts by commenting here
St Paul candidates for mayor debate the future of the city
Nov 2, 2017Five of the leading candidates running to be mayor of St Paul meet for a two-hour debate on their vision for the city with MPR News host Tom Weber. Comment here on the live blog or use #stpaulmayor on Twitter to join the conversation.
Flyover: Is American identity shaped by the view from abroad?
Oct 29, 2017President Trump won his office on the promise to always put “America first,” enticing the many people who have personally experienced the downsides of globalization to support him. But not all Americans were keen on pulling back our influence on the global community. This week on Flyover, we’re talking about how America — and Americans — are seen abroad. Does it matter how other nations look at America? Is our identity at home at all shaped by the gaze from abroad?
Flyover: American faith and the rise of the 'nones'
Oct 20, 2017The "nones" are on the rise in America as fewer and fewer identify with a particular faith background. Why is this? And what are people of faith doing to make their beliefs more dynamic, urgent and relevant? Tell us your experience with faith to help inform this week's Flyover.
Flyover: National gun control debate heats up, again
Oct 8, 2017Fifty-nine people were killed and well over 500 were wounded when a man showered bullets into a crowd of concertgoers from the 32nd floor of a nearby hotel. While the number of people affected by this shooting is unprecedented, mass shootings in America are not. The New York Times editorial board framed the aftermath of the tragedy in Las Vegas starkly with this headline: "477 days. 521 mass shootings. Zero action from Congress." The last major push for gun reform fizzled in 2013 on partisan fault lines. The proposed legislation, formed as a reaction to Sandy Hook, was criticized for politicizing the event — a common refrain after many mass shootings. While America is deeply divided on the place of guns in society, there are some gun control proposals that have support from both gun-owning and non-gun-owning Americans alike.So, why do all of our conversations about gun control in the U.S. lead to dead-ends? This week on Flyover, a conversation about the division between Americans who count gun ownership as a fundamental freedom and those who feel that there should be more rules around who has the right to exercise that freedom.
Flyover: Is health care a right or a privilege?
Oct 22, 2017 - 3:00 PM CDTEvery American needs it. Every American uses it. And yet we remain undecided on whether health care and the insurance that covers it is a right or a privilege. That's the essence of what Congress was arguing about in this most recent round of arguments over the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare.Are we hard workers who earn, through the money we make, the privilege of health care security? Or are we a community that supports others through tough times and pools our vast wealth to ensure security for all? Both narratives are at play in other social programs. So which will win out for health care coverage?
Flyover: What’s the American job worth?
Oct 1, 2017We’re talking jobs this week on Flyover. Specifically, tax breaks and other government incentives given to private companies to bring jobs to your communities. Is that a good deal for you? Is this the way to a stronger economy? Tell us how you’re feeling.
Flyover: The politics of white resentment
Sep 24, 2017In conversations about things like affirmative action, immigration reform, or the very phrase “Black Lives Matter,” it’s easy for white Americans to start to feel like they’re losing something when someone else gains. Recent polls show that during the Obama years, whites perceived anti-white discrimination to be on the rise in the U.S., which plays into the notion that racism is a zero-sum game that one side must be losing if another side is gaining. This week on Flyover, we’ll try to understand how white resentment continues to shape our politics and our communities.
Heard on MPR News
Oct 17, 2017 - 9:30 AM CDTLooking for something you heard on MPR News? Here are links or more information from our hosts and producers.
Memories of the I-35W bridge collapse
Apr 24, 2018Ten years ago today, the Interstate 35W bridge collapsed in Minneapolis. Thirteen people were killed and 145 more were injured. Here, Minnesotans share their memories of that day, August 1, 2007.
Annotation: Donald Trump Jr.'s Emails About Russia Meeting
Jul 11, 2017 - 1:24 PM CDTDonald Trump Jr. tweeted images of emails regarding his 2016 meeting with a Russian lawyer on Tuesday. An intermediary said he could connect Trump Jr. with people who had information "that would incriminate Hillary [Clinton]... and would be very useful to your father."
Jul 7, 2017 - 4:30 PM CDTHelp MPR News cover racism and acts of aggression against marginalized communities.
Comey testifies, Trump lawyer denies
Jun 14, 2017 - 8:30 AM CDTFormer FBI Director James Comey told the Senate Intelligence Committee Thursday morning that he was "confused" and "increasingly concerned" about the "shifting explanations" President Trump gave for his firing just over a month ago.
One year later: Remembering Prince
Apr 21, 2017 - 5:49 AM CDTFriday marks the one-year anniversary since Prince died of an accidental painkiller overdose. Gov. Mark Dayton has declared Friday as "Prince Day" across Minnesota to honor the legacy of the homegrown music legend.
What do you think about the U.S. attack on Syria?
Apr 7, 2017 - 10:45 AM CDTPresident Trump has launched airstrikes in Syria in response to deadly chemical attacks allegedly ordered by the country's president, Bashar Assad, against his own people.What do you think about President Trump's decision to attack the air base?
Do you feel like either side should apologize?
Apr 5, 2017 - 8:17 AM CDTThe top Minnesota House Democrat is standing by a remark she made during a debate Monday as Republicans demand an apology.House Minority Leader Melissa Hortman said she hated “to break up the 100 percent white male card game in the retiring room,” as she urged colleagues to listen to speeches from women of color on the House floor.
Neil Gorsuch testifies in Supreme Court confirmation hearing
Mar 22, 2017 - 7:15 PM CDTPresident Trump's pick for the Supreme Court is testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday. It is Day 3, what is expected to be the final day of hearings on Judge Neil Gorsuch's nomination. If confirmed, Gorsuch would fill the high court seat left vacant in February 2016, after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.
How did you get here?
Apr 19, 2017Every family has a story, and every story starts somewhere. For many families in the United States, those origins begin in other countries. Immigration has brought many families to the U.S. throughout the country's history.
Disrupting the School-to-Prison Pipeline
Oct 25, 2016 - 5:11 PM CDTWhy are students of color caught in the school-to-prison pipeline? Join us for the first in a series of face-to-face conversations that tackle timely issues.
Black Lives Matter protests in St. Paul
Aug 10, 2015Marchers organized by Black Lives Matter Minneapolis and the Black Liberation Project walked in St. Paul to mark their support of protesters in Ferguson, Mo.