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Gophers vs. Penn State
Nov 12, 2019
Coverage from Minnesota's biggest game in years.
Nov 30, 2019
Stories, resources and results
Trump comes to Minneapolis
Oct 9, 2019 - 8:42 PM CST
President 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.
Minnesotans on e-scooters
Oct 17, 2019
For better or worse, how have e-scooters changed your life?
Aug 9, 2019
Share your favorite recipes for cooking outdoors!
Outside in Minnesota!
Jan 17, 2020
Help us inspire other Minnesotans to get out and enjoy the outdoors!
Minnesotans react to Notre Dame Cathedral fire
Jun 3, 2019
Have you been to Notre Dame? What was the experience like?
Filing taxes in Minnesota
Mar 4, 2019
Tax experts were warning it was going to be a tough tax season, has that been your experience?
Minnesota Primary and Amy Klobuchar 2020
Aug 29, 2019
Come help us cover Amy Klobuchar's 2020 plans and Minnesota's 2020 primary election.
Minnesotans on the possibility of legalizing recreational marijuana
Dec 6, 2019
Minnesotans share their opinions on recreational marijuana.
1A Across America with MPR News
Jan 19, 2020
If you have an idea, or even if you just have a question you’d like 1A Across America to try to answer, please let us know
What was the most memorable story of 2018?
Dec 31, 2018
What brings you joy during the holiday season?
Jan 25, 2019
Help us spread some holiday cheer by sharing what brings you joy during the winter season.
What should Minnesota do with its budget surplus?
Feb 4, 2019
After the election: Looking at results
Nov 7, 2018
MPR News' full coverage of the 2018 midterm elections, including the latest breaking news, analysis and results.
Stauber vs. Radinovich: 8th Congressional District debate
Oct 26, 2018
Republican Pete Stauber and Democrat Joe Radinovich are locked in one of the most hotly contested races for Congress in the country this election season.
How was your voting experience?
Oct 21, 2018
Did 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.
Feehan vs. Hagedorn: First District congressional candidate debate
Oct 12, 2018
Democrat Dan Feehan and Republican Jim Hagedorn, candidates in Minnesota's 1st Congressional District race, debate at MPR News on Friday, Oct. 12.
Paulsen vs. Phillips: Third District congressional candidate debate
Oct 5, 2018
Republican Erik Paulsen and Democrat Dean Phillips MPR News debate from 10/5/2018.
Trump rallies Republicans in Rochester
Oct 5, 2018
Full coverage of President Trump's visit to Minnesota.
Hunting and fishing in Minnesota
Feb 14, 2019
Do you have a favorite hunting or fishing story? You can share yours and read some from other Minnesotans here!
Jacob Wetterling case file: breaking news, analysis
Sep 25, 2018
Stearns County is releasing its file from the 27-year investigation of Jacob Wetterling's abduction. Follow this for the latest updates.
Minnesota 2018 Primary Election: Results and Analysis
Aug 15, 2018
Minnesota voters head to the polls to determine who will be on November's general election ballot.
Oct 29, 2018
Help 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, 2018
MPR 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, 2018
Administration 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, 2018
President 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, 2018
More 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, 2018
Roughly 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, 2018
Follow 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.
A drive to Washington for the March for Our Lives
Mar 27, 2018
What can be done to prevent mass shootings?
Feb 21, 2018
What inspired you to caucus on Tuesday?
Feb 7, 2018
Political 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.
Super Bowl LII: Eagles take it!
Feb 8, 2018
The Philadelphia Eagles defeat the New England Patriots at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.
Road salt and icy winter: How do we balance safety and water pollution concerns?
Mar 7, 2018
Minnesota dumps some 730 million pounds of salt on roadways each winter, and it's posing a major risk to the environment. This winter, MPR News explores the issue and what's being done to address it.
What's happening in Minnesota today
Jan 30, 2019
A 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, 2019
Minnesotans 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)
Aug 28, 2019
BBC 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.)
Climate, environment news updates
Dec 14, 2017
What you need to know on climate and the environment, curated by MPR News.
Sen. Franken to resign U.S. Senate seat
Dec 7, 2017
A majority of the Senate's Democrats called on the two-term lawmaker to quit amid new allegations of sexual misconduct.
Sen. Al Franken accused of forcibly kissing, groping woman
Nov 17, 2017
Los Angeles radio host Leeann Tweeden says Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., forcibly kissed and groped her in 2006 during a USO tour.
Headline: Can America bridge its racial divide?
Nov 20, 2017
This 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, 2017
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? 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, 2017
Voters 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, 2017
In 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, 2017
Five 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.
Minneapolis candidates for mayor debate the future of the city
Oct 30, 2017
Five of the leading candidates running to be mayor of Minneapolis 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 #mplsmayor on Twitter to join the conversation.
Flyover: Is American identity shaped by the view from abroad?
Oct 29, 2017
President 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, 2017
The "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, 2017
Fifty-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 CST
Every 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, 2017
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. 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, 2017
In 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 CST
Looking for something you heard on MPR News? Here are links or more information from our hosts and producers.
Flyover: Can you pull yourself up by your 'bootstraps'?
Sep 20, 2017
This week on Flyover from MPR News, we're talking about bootstraps. We want to know if hard work is enough to get by in your corner of America. Tell us here on the blog or call 1-87-FLYOVER-1.
Where is the Real America? More places than you think
Sep 11, 2017 - 2:37 PM CST
This week on Flyover we’re knocking down the myths of “Real America” and discussing the values that tie us together as a nation.
What do you think of the DACA program?
Sep 7, 2017
Minnesotans react to Trump's decision to end the DACA program.
Total solar eclipse crosses the U.S.
Aug 21, 2017
A dark and exciting day.
Memories of the I-35W bridge collapse
Apr 24, 2018
Ten 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 CST
Donald 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 CST
Help MPR News cover racism and acts of aggression against marginalized communities.
Comey testifies, Trump lawyer denies
Jun 14, 2017 - 8:30 AM CST
Former 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.
What song do you want to hear the Mayo Carillonneur play?
May 24, 2017
Mayo Clinic's Carillonneur Austin Ferguson has agreed to play a selection of the most popular songs on this poll. You can watch and listen live at facebook.com/mprnews at 4:40p on Thursday, May 25.
74 Seconds: The trial of officer Jeronimo Yanez
Jan 2, 2018
Do you support the Minn. Senate bill to restrict local labor rules?
Apr 21, 2017 - 8:00 AM CST
Controversial legislation that would stop cities from enacting sick leave ordinances, minimum wage requirements and other rule has cleared the state Senate.
One year later: Remembering Prince
Apr 21, 2017 - 5:49 AM CST
Friday 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 CST
President 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 CST
The 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 CST
President 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.
Did Surdyk's liquor store deserve a penalty?
Mar 14, 2017 - 10:01 AM CST
The Human Potential: Bridging the Divide Between Communities of Color and the Police
Mar 28, 2017 - 1:17 PM CST
Given the recent events in the Twin Cities and nationally, trust and communication between Communities of Color and the Police is at a record low. How do we change that paradigm moving forward?
Has Tar-jay lost its Mo-jho? Here’s what you told us
Mar 1, 2017 - 12:45 PM CST
Target reported a weak quarter, outlook despite uptick in customers.
How did you get here?
Apr 19, 2017
Every 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.
Donald Trump's First 100 Days
Apr 28, 2017
Tracking the start of the Trump presidency
Trump inauguration sparks global march for women
Jan 24, 2017
Live coverage of the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States and related celebrations and protests.
Disrupting the School-to-Prison Pipeline
Oct 25, 2016 - 5:11 PM CST
Why 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.
Twin Cities marathon
Oct 9, 2016 - 5:41 PM CST
Results and reporting from the 2016 Twin Cities marathon.
Nov 2, 2017
Live coverage: Military coup in Turkey
Jul 15, 2016 - 5:03 PM CST
Reports on social media and in local press described tanks in the streets and military planes and helicopters overhead in Ankara.
The shooting death of Philando Castile: Officer to face charges
Nov 30, 2016
A St. Anthony police officer shot and killed Philando Castile, a 32-year-old African-American man, during a traffic stop in Falcon Heights, with much of the aftermath recorded on live video.
Music icon Prince dead at 57
Apr 22, 2016
Building a stronger Iron Range economy
Apr 13, 2016 - 3:53 PM CST
Belgium terror attacks
Mar 23, 2016
Protesters disrupt MOA and MSP airport, several arrested
Dec 23, 2015
President-elect Donald Trump
Jan 9, 2018
Rolling coverage of the transition from President Obama to President Trump from flyover country.
Jamar Clark shooting, one year later
Jul 6, 2017 - 10:03 AM CST
Paris attacks | Agence France-Press
Nov 13, 2015 - 5:00 PM CST
Wetterling family reacts to new developments in the 1989 abduction of their son Jacob
Nov 3, 2015
2015 Twin Cities Marathon
Oct 4, 2015
Live coverage of the Twin Cities Marathon
Pope Francis in the United States
Sep 27, 2015
Up-to-the minute coverage of Pope Francis' trip to the United States, Sept. 22-27 via ABC and MPR News.
Black Lives Matter protests alleged beating of autistic teen
Sep 20, 2015
Black Lives Matter State Fair protest
Aug 29, 2015
Black Lives Matter protests in St. Paul
Aug 10, 2015
Marchers organized by Black Lives Matter Minneapolis and the Black Liberation Project walked in St. Paul to mark their support of protesters in Ferguson, Mo.
What book do you wish had a sequel?
Jun 18, 2015 - 1:06 PM CST
What book has you wishing you knew what happened next?
Special session wraps up
Jun 13, 2015
Gov. Mark Dayton plots veto, special session
May 19, 2015
Who would you invite to your literary dinner party?
Jun 17, 2015
Name the three (and only three!) authors, dead or alive, who you would invite to your literary dinner party.
Who would you invite to your literary dinner party?
May 15, 2015 - 12:20 PM CST
Name the three (and only three!) authors, dead or alive, who you would invite to your literary dinner party.Who would you choose? Chime in on social media @thethreadmpr.The Thread is a new project from MPR News that celebrates books and reading.
Protest at Hennepin County Government Center
May 14, 2015
Black Lives Matter protesters march through downtown Minneapolis
Apr 29, 2015
1 dead, 3 injured in possible shooting near voting site near Los Angeles
Nov 8, 2016
Authorities say one person is dead and three are injured following reports of a shooting near a Los Angeles-area polling site.Los Angeles County...
Minn. counties bracing for long lines on Election Day
Nov 7, 2016
Polling places that saw long lines in the past are adding election judges, new voting machines and ditching paper sign in books this year. In...
Producer's Note, Friday, May 20th
May 19, 2016
Friday, May 20th 9 am Roundtable Today on the Friday roundtable our topic is brains. The human brain is roughly bigger than our two fists. It...
Producer's Note, Thursday, May 19th, 2016
May 18, 2016
9 am Third Parties Hook: Speculation about possible third party bids from both sides of the aisle has reached a fever pitch… Description: Democrats...
Producer's Note, Tuesday, May 17th, 2017
May 16, 2016
9 am Opinion & Commentary: What the "woman card" gets you In a column for TIME Magazine, Susanna Schrobsdorff argues that the “woman...
Producer's Note, Monday, May 15th, 2016
May 13, 2016
9 am Minimum WageThe national minimum wage has remained at $7.25 per hour since 2009. Over half of US states and several cities adjusted their...
Producer's Note, Friday, April 22nd, 2016
Apr 22, 2016
9 am PrincePrince Rogers Nelson, Minnesota’s pop music powerhouse died yesterday at the age of 57. He was found collapsed in his elevator ...
Producer's Note, Thursday, April 21st, 2016
Apr 20, 2016
9 am Evangelicals and Climate ChangeSurveys show evangelical Christians are less likely than most Americans to believe the science around climate...
Producer's Note, Wednesday, April 20th
Apr 19, 2016
9 am School ViolenceDescription: Many school districts around the country hope to prevent school violence in all of its forms by increasing the...
PRODUCER'S NOTE, TUESDAY, APRIL 18th
Apr 18, 2016
9:06 New York Primary Check-inHook: It’s the morning of the New York state presidential primary election…Description: All of the 2016 presidential...
PRODUCER'S NOTE, MONDAY, APRIL 18TH
Apr 17, 2016
9 am Diverse ElectorateThe 2016 electorate will be the most diverse it has ever been. Nearly one-third of eligible voters are non-white. We’ll talk...
Producer’s note for Monday, April 4th
Apr 1, 2016
Producer’s note for Monday, April 4th 9:06 am Eyewitnesses MPR News host Kerri Miller talks with two law professors about the validity of...
PRODUCER'S NOTE, FRIDAY, APRIL 1ST
Mar 31, 2016
9 AM FRIDAY ROUNDTABLE (PRE-RECORDED)It’s time for the Friday roundtable. This week MPR News Host Kerri Miller invited three people to come into...
PRODUCER'S NOTE, THURSDAY, MARCH 31st
Mar 30, 2016
9 am The Politics of Tax InversionsMPR News host Kerri Miller talks with Bill George, Senior Fellow at the Harvard Business School and Washington...
PRODUCER'S NOTE, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29TH
Mar 29, 2016
9 am Bad bosses
Career advice guru Amy Lindgren joins us in studio to talk
about what to do when your boss takes you for granted, or even worse,...
PRODUCER'S NOTE, TUESDAY, MARCH 29TH
Mar 28, 2016
am Europe After Brussels
people are dead (<http://www.cnn.com/2016/03/28/europe/brussels-investigation/index.html>)
Producer's Note for Monday, August 24, 2015
Aug 23, 2015
NOTE: Marianne Combs hosts today at 9am and 10am9:00 a.m. - Corrections OfficersLast week, the NYTimes reported that a correctional facility in...
Producer's Note for Thursday, August 20
Aug 20, 2015
Kerri Miller is out and Paul Huttner hosts at 9am today!9:00 a.m. - MN Weather
Summer is winding down and it
has been one of the most...
Producer's Notes: Friday
Mar 5, 2015
9:00 a.m. The play Thurgood opened
last night. The one man show on stage at the Illusion theater is a tour
de force trip thru the life...
Producers' Notes for Tuesday
Mar 2, 2015
9:00 a.m. Bill Doherty is the author of the new "Cooperative Private Divorce" bill set to go before the Minnesota legislature this session,...
Feb 27, 2015
9:00 a.m. The Wisconsin Senate approved a "right-to-work" bill that will prevent private sector workers who have union contracts from being...
Feb 26, 2015
9:00 Friday RoundtableThis week, three first-generation Minnesotans discuss “Fresh Off the Boat.” It’s the memoir-turned-TV sit-com about immigrant...