A coalition of members of the Minnesota hip-hop community have spoken out against a proposed event intended to be a celebration of the local scene. On Monday, an open letter to Minnesota Public Radio and Twin Cities Public Television was distributed requesting that the May 10 event be postponed. Upd ... More >>
DJs, local artists, and the music community muse about what makes the radio station so revolutionary
In recent months, MPR has been all over the unfolding Twin Cities Catholic church sex scandal, breaking story after story about priests who have been accused of sexual abuse and possible cover-ups by church officials.RELATED: Archbishop John Nienstedt steps aside amid allegation he touched boy's but ... More >>
This afternoon, American Public Media, the parent company of MPR, announced it has sold Greenspring Media Group, publisher of Minnesota Monthly magazine, to the Detroit-based publishing company Hour Media LLC.SEE ALSO: Twin Cities Metro Magazine shutting down; editor says news "wasn't a surprise" [U ... More >>
The increasingly popular Minnesota Public Radio show Wits has just announced that they will be putting on their first ever fall season of the highly enjoyable comedy-music-conversation program. The well-liked events pair an eclectic mix of talented comedians, actors and musicians along with host Joh ... More >>
Last week former City Pages food editor and recent transplant to Mpls/St. Paul magazine, Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl, took to Facebook to express her disappointment and announce that Minnesota Public Radio was pulling her from the air. Here's her status update in full:So, so sad -- MPR just told me we'r ... More >>
MPRYuen's three-part series details the struggles of Somali immigrants in the Twin Cities.Minnesota Public Radio just picked up a prestigious award for its in-depth coverage on the Somali community in Minneapolis. The Society of Professional Journalists announced yesterday that MPR's three-p ... More >>
Kling built MPR from a small station in Collegeville, Minnesota.Bill Kling has come a long way since he started what is now Minnesota Public Radio 45 years ago. He's now the outgoing CEO of one of the most financially sustainable and commercially successful radio empires in the country -- whi ... More >>
Republicans suggest government can't afford nonprofit radio
We thought we'd killed this bit of pseudoscience. But it won't die.This is getting ridiculous. Nearly a month ago City Pages ran a cover story thoroughly debunking the child sex trafficking statistics being shopped around by the Women's Funding Network. We also called out the major news or ... More >>
Star Tribune: Out with the old, in with the new.The Star Tribune finally launched its long-promised website redesign overnight, offering readers something more relaxed and better organized than "All the news that's fit to cram into every last pixel on the homepage." It's the next stop on a journ ... More >>
These ladies came prepared A bottleneck quickly formed at the first wine table. "If you go up a little further, there are a lot more options," Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl tipped off those at the end of the long line. Minnesota Monthly's annual Food & Wine show to benefit Minnesota Pub ... More >>
Photos by Cindal Lee HeartIn true Minnesota fashion, the temperature was in the single digits and no one seemed to care. The MPR Listener Appreciation Party was exceptionally appreciative last night at the Varsity, giving out goodie bags full of CDs, coupons, passes, and other surprises to every ... More >>
Photo by Clarity via flickr.comIf you have lived through even just one winter here, you are probably familiar with those mittens that resurface during a melty day as deformed and soggy after a few weeks in an iced over snow bank. Minnesota is not only a land of 10,000 lakes, but of 10,000 tales l ... More >>
Bill Kling's moving onBill Kling, the founder of Minnesota Public Radio and the only CEO it has known since 1966, says he's stepping down. Under his leadership, MPR grew into a behemoth of public broadcasting. It also spawned American Public Media, a production house that distributes a raft ... More >>
After raw milk left eight people sick with E.coli in May and June, the state's investigation into the raw milk trade is widening.
For the uninitiated, Radio Heartland is a HD radio station that MPR created in 2008, playing music consistent with the title -- "acoustic and Americana" -- starting each day with "The Dale Connelly Show"...until this Friday morning, when Connelly will make his final broadcast. A 34-year veteran o ... More >>
Kurt Kruize, the Army reservist from St. Cloud who died recently in Iraq, leaves behind four children, ages two to 13.
The long hours, low pay and dismal vibe all contributed to their decisions. All three were elected in 2006.
Seemed like a good idea at the time, but that was before Minneapolis Park Police showed up.
Thanks to a hip replacement, Klobuchar says she's used to extra screening precautions at airports.
SaveWCAL waited too long to begin its legal action against the sale of a once-popular St. Olaf College radio station.
Former online Stribber Matt Thompson is among the key hires.
When Minnesota Public Radio starts their pledge drive, you can almost hear the statewide collective groan as we switch our radios to KDWB hump tunes or oldies.
Despite their attempt to scare us with their full day of eating and calorie counting at the "Great Minnesota Get-Together" they actually gave us the greatest state fair news yet!
Is this the most photographed storm in Minnesota's history? Probably.
The river was at 38.5 feet this morning and could reach 41 feet this weekend. That would exceed the 1897 record by almost a foot and beat the 1997 flood numbers by 1.5 feet.
At least a dozen young men who attend a Minneapolis mosque have been called to testify before a federal grand jury.
Coleman spoke to Minnesota Public Radio about why he took the buyout, his career at the Star Tribune and the current state of journalism.
The basic rule: If it looks like something you would do while moaning and naked in a bedroom, don't bother trying it on the dance floor. It's totally vomit-worthy.
After over 25 years, MPR's The Morning Show will call it quits with a final broadcast on December 11.
The radio station advocates requested yesterday that the Rice County District Court declare the sale to MPR void and return the cash from the $10.5 million sale.
You best get your bow tie to cleaners Minnesota. The Online News Association just announced the finalists for the 2008 Online Journalism Awards, and two local news outlets made the cut.
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Chris Dykstra was initially amused when he learned last summer that the web site that he runs, Gatheroo.com, was being threatened with a lawsuit for trademark infringement. Gatheroo was created by Minnetonka-based software company Warecorp after the popular online networking site, meetup.com, began ... More >>