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Minnesota Today

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Minnesota Today

Minnesota Today

Minnesota Public Radio

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Minnesota Today from MPR News brings you the most important stories from around the state, on your schedule. Get updated on the latest news from in just five minutes, every weekday morning and evening.

Latest Episodes

Supporters of Biden, Trump show in Bemidji ahead of president's visit

Former Vice President Biden appeared in Duluth, President Trump was scheduled to arrive in Bemidji later Friday evening. This is your MPR News afternoon update for Sept. 18, 2020. Hosted by Nina Moini. Our theme music is by Gary Meister.

3 min16 h ago
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Supporters of Biden, Trump show in Bemidji ahead of president's visit

Trump, Biden visit Minnesota

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is planning a stop at a union training center in Duluth on Friday afternoon. President Trump will hold a rally at a Bemidji airport hangar on Friday evening. MPR News morning update for September 18, 2020. Hosted by Cathy Wurzer. Our theme music is by Gary Meister.

4 min1 d ago
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Trump, Biden visit Minnesota

Added unemployment assistance for Minnesotans ends

The $300 additional weekly benefit ran for six weeks. Minnesota Employment and Economic Development commissioner Steve Grove said he asked for a seventh, and was denied by federal officials. This is an MPR News afternoon update for Sept. 17, 2020. Hosted by Tim Nelson. Our theme music is by Gary Meister.

4 min1 d ago
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Added unemployment assistance for Minnesotans ends

Minneapolis stops pursuit of a temporary 3rd Precinct space in S. Mpls.

City officials say Minneapolis has ended lease negotiations for a new temporary headquarters for the 3rd Precinct police station which was burned down earlier this year. In August, a council committee had agreed to pursue an agreement for a space along Hiawatha Avenue which used to house a printing company. However, some residents of the neighborhood pushed back, saying the process was rushed and didn't give them enough time to weigh in on the temporary police station. And the council agreed to a delay. This is an MPR News morning update for Thursday, September 17, 2020. Hosted by Cathy Wurzer. Our theme music is by Gary Meister.

4 min2 d ago
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Minneapolis stops pursuit of a temporary 3rd Precinct space in S. Mpls.

Football is back at the University and maybe the rest of Minnesota, too

Football is back at the University and maybe the rest of Minnesota, too, as sports officials reverse their plans to cancel the seasons. This is an MPR News evening update hosted by Tim Nelson. Music by Gary Meister.

5 min2 d ago
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Football is back at the University and maybe the rest of Minnesota, too

Minnesota State High School League to consider football and volleyball, again

The board of the Minnesota State High School League meets later this week. Members could decide to start football and volleyball seasons this fall, reversing the decision to postpone those sports until the spring. This is an MPR News morning update for Wednesday, September 16, 2020. Hosted by Cathy Wurzer. Our theme music is by Gary Meister.

4 min3 d ago
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Minnesota State High School League to consider football and volleyball, again

Now, some Minneapolis officials want cops back

Now, some Minneapolis officials want cops back, saying increase in crime needs a response from the city. This is an MPR News evening update for September 15, 2020, hosted by Tim Nelson. Music by Gary Meister.

5 min3 d ago
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Now, some Minneapolis officials want cops back

Still walking the 'edge of the cliff'

Despite some recent hopeful trends in Minnesota’s COVID-19 data, state health officials are still prepping Minnesotans to expect a long road back to normalcy. Hospitalizations are down and daily death counts are moderate. But new cases have been growing significantly for weeks, raising concerns that new cases now will create more severe health problems later. This is an MPR News morning update for Wednesday, September 15, 2020. Hosted by Cathy Wurzer. Our theme music is by Gary Meister.

4 min4 d ago
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Still walking the 'edge of the cliff'

Sheriff: Multiple fatalities in small plane crash in Washington county

Three people are believed dead in a plane crash in the southeast Twin Cities metro. Authorities said a small plane had taken off from Fleming Field in South St. Paul and apparently crashed into a water-filled quarry beside the Mississippi River on Sunday. This is an MPR News evening update for Sept. 14, 2020. Tim Nelson hosts. Our theme music is by Gary Meister.

4 min4 d ago
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Sheriff: Multiple fatalities in small plane crash in Washington county

Federal jury trials set to resume

After months of closed federal courtrooms in Minnesota due to COVID-19, federal jury trials are set to resume on Monday. The last time a defendant faced a federal jury in Minnesota was in early February, when jurors convicted 50-year-old Dwight Frederick Barnes of distributing methamphetamine. This is an MPR News morning update for Monday, September 14, 2020. Hosted by Cathy Wurzer. Our theme music is by Gary Meister.

3 min5 d ago
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Federal jury trials set to resume

Latest Episodes

Supporters of Biden, Trump show in Bemidji ahead of president's visit

Former Vice President Biden appeared in Duluth, President Trump was scheduled to arrive in Bemidji later Friday evening. This is your MPR News afternoon update for Sept. 18, 2020. Hosted by Nina Moini. Our theme music is by Gary Meister.

3 min16 h ago
Comments
Supporters of Biden, Trump show in Bemidji ahead of president's visit

Trump, Biden visit Minnesota

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is planning a stop at a union training center in Duluth on Friday afternoon. President Trump will hold a rally at a Bemidji airport hangar on Friday evening. MPR News morning update for September 18, 2020. Hosted by Cathy Wurzer. Our theme music is by Gary Meister.

4 min1 d ago
Comments
Trump, Biden visit Minnesota

Added unemployment assistance for Minnesotans ends

The $300 additional weekly benefit ran for six weeks. Minnesota Employment and Economic Development commissioner Steve Grove said he asked for a seventh, and was denied by federal officials. This is an MPR News afternoon update for Sept. 17, 2020. Hosted by Tim Nelson. Our theme music is by Gary Meister.

4 min1 d ago
Comments
Added unemployment assistance for Minnesotans ends

Minneapolis stops pursuit of a temporary 3rd Precinct space in S. Mpls.

City officials say Minneapolis has ended lease negotiations for a new temporary headquarters for the 3rd Precinct police station which was burned down earlier this year. In August, a council committee had agreed to pursue an agreement for a space along Hiawatha Avenue which used to house a printing company. However, some residents of the neighborhood pushed back, saying the process was rushed and didn't give them enough time to weigh in on the temporary police station. And the council agreed to a delay. This is an MPR News morning update for Thursday, September 17, 2020. Hosted by Cathy Wurzer. Our theme music is by Gary Meister.

4 min2 d ago
Comments
Minneapolis stops pursuit of a temporary 3rd Precinct space in S. Mpls.

Football is back at the University and maybe the rest of Minnesota, too

Football is back at the University and maybe the rest of Minnesota, too, as sports officials reverse their plans to cancel the seasons. This is an MPR News evening update hosted by Tim Nelson. Music by Gary Meister.

5 min2 d ago
Comments
Football is back at the University and maybe the rest of Minnesota, too

Minnesota State High School League to consider football and volleyball, again

The board of the Minnesota State High School League meets later this week. Members could decide to start football and volleyball seasons this fall, reversing the decision to postpone those sports until the spring. This is an MPR News morning update for Wednesday, September 16, 2020. Hosted by Cathy Wurzer. Our theme music is by Gary Meister.

4 min3 d ago
Comments
Minnesota State High School League to consider football and volleyball, again

Now, some Minneapolis officials want cops back

Now, some Minneapolis officials want cops back, saying increase in crime needs a response from the city. This is an MPR News evening update for September 15, 2020, hosted by Tim Nelson. Music by Gary Meister.

5 min3 d ago
Comments
Now, some Minneapolis officials want cops back

Still walking the 'edge of the cliff'

Despite some recent hopeful trends in Minnesota’s COVID-19 data, state health officials are still prepping Minnesotans to expect a long road back to normalcy. Hospitalizations are down and daily death counts are moderate. But new cases have been growing significantly for weeks, raising concerns that new cases now will create more severe health problems later. This is an MPR News morning update for Wednesday, September 15, 2020. Hosted by Cathy Wurzer. Our theme music is by Gary Meister.

4 min4 d ago
Comments
Still walking the 'edge of the cliff'

Sheriff: Multiple fatalities in small plane crash in Washington county

Three people are believed dead in a plane crash in the southeast Twin Cities metro. Authorities said a small plane had taken off from Fleming Field in South St. Paul and apparently crashed into a water-filled quarry beside the Mississippi River on Sunday. This is an MPR News evening update for Sept. 14, 2020. Tim Nelson hosts. Our theme music is by Gary Meister.

4 min4 d ago
Comments
Sheriff: Multiple fatalities in small plane crash in Washington county

Federal jury trials set to resume

After months of closed federal courtrooms in Minnesota due to COVID-19, federal jury trials are set to resume on Monday. The last time a defendant faced a federal jury in Minnesota was in early February, when jurors convicted 50-year-old Dwight Frederick Barnes of distributing methamphetamine. This is an MPR News morning update for Monday, September 14, 2020. Hosted by Cathy Wurzer. Our theme music is by Gary Meister.

3 min5 d ago
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Federal jury trials set to resume
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