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 >>
The Minneapolis-based Public Radio International (PRI) has been purchased by another titan of public media, WGBH in Boston.This means that the company now claims popular radio shows "This American Life" -- as well as a wealth of niche music offerings like "Afropop Worldwide," "The Record Shelf," Jon ... 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 >>
Related:Minneapolis music scene named second-best in the U.S.50 cool facts about the Minnesota music sceneMinnesota Public Radio has just introduced a new feature posing the question, "Is Minnesota Music in a golden age?" MPR reporter Chris Roberts interviewed local figures covering music, booking m ... More >>
This stadium will have to wait until the legislature's New Year's hangover wears off.The Minnesota Vikings are, putting it kindly, not a very special football team right now. Fittingly, the team won't get a special session from the legislature to rule on its new stadium(s?), and will have to wait ... 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
Neil Gaiman vs. Matt DeanMatt Dean, the Republican leader of the Minnesota House, was quoted in Wednesday's Star Tribune hating on famous local author Neil Gaiman and calling him a "pencil-necked little weasel." We left several messages for Dean, but didn't get a response. Gaiman, on the oth ... More >>
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 >>
Keillor plots retirement.Garrison Keillor may well have told Minnesota Public Radio privately about his plans to retire in 2013 from "A Prairie Home Companion." Still, it was a little jarring to hear the news via AARP instead of, say, wrapping his ride into the sunset into an episode of "Th ... 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 >>
Merlot replaces peanuts and cracker jack. After a 16-year run in Minneapolis's fluorescent-lit, warehouse-like Convention Center, Minnesota Monthly's 17th Food & Wine Experience is moving to more chic digs. This March 5 and 6, the Experience will take place at Target Field--but no need to bus ... More >>
Prince, Gayngs, Gigamesh, and many others dot the calendar
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 >>
We've got all your Thanksgiving resources right here.D-I-Y Thanksgiving Already complaining about how much meal prep you have to do? Then read about how Florence and Dave Minar of Cedar Summit Dairy have churned butter, killed a turkey, and grown their own wheat in preparation for Thursday's ... More >>
Not the clear favorite after all.MPR and the Humphrey Institute released a poll the week before Election Day that predicted a victory for Mark Dayton over Tom Emmer in the governor's race. Team Emmer complained and said its own internal numbers show the race a toss-up.
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 >>
Photo by Stacy SchwartzIt's hard to believe that it's almost time for the State Fair again (summer, do you have to leave already?), but the great gathering of fried food, free stuff, and outdoor music is only a few short weeks away. The Current just announced their schedule of live performances a ... 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 >>
(Image by The Cleveland Kid) This week in Freeloader Friday we have artwork by John Lennon, a road trip to Elk River, and tons of weekend festivals.
Kurt Kruize, the Army reservist from St. Cloud who died recently in Iraq, leaves behind four children, ages two to 13.
A Legal Aid attorney claims the governor didn't follow the law when he unilaterally cut funding for social services to the poor.
The long hours, low pay and dismal vibe all contributed to their decisions. All three were elected in 2006.
When the Drudge Report linked to a post about the billboard, his phone began to ring incessantly and comments below the post turned vile.
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.
Police suspect that another Minnesota woman has been killed by her romantic partner.
The shot of her massaging a chicken's foot is a must-see.
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.
That didn't take long. This is only the second day of class at the University of Minnesota and school officials are already reporting dozens of probable H1N1 flu cases on campus
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!
If he planned on avoiding that whole "losing" a recount to a comedian thing, he's out of luck.
Is this the most photographed storm in Minnesota's history? Probably.
Perhaps Bachmann could buy the Tron plane and leave for good?
A new book uncovers the real story of the aggrieved Indians, earth first!ers, idealists, frauds, anarchists, lost souls, and free spirits who fought against highway 55
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