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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

Minnesotans' verbal abuse, intimidation halts COVID-19 door-knocking survey

Minnesota Department of Health leaders said the agency’s workers along with those from the CDC were subjected to verbal abuse and intimidation multiple times in southeastern and south-central Minnesota. This is your MPR News afternoon update for Sept. 25, 2020. Hosted by Nina Moini. Our theme music is by Gary Meister.

4 min2 d ago
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Minnesotans' verbal abuse, intimidation halts COVID-19 door-knocking survey

Candidate’s death prompts special election in 2nd Congressional District

Legal Marijuana Now Party candidate Adam Weeks died unexpectedly on Monday, according to his obituary. Weeks was challenging Democratic incumbent Angie Craig and Republican nominee Tyler Kistner in the 2nd Congressional District race. State election officials say the seat will now be filled in a February special election. This is a morning news update for Friday, September 25, 2020. Hosted by Cathy Wurzer. Our theme music is by Gary Meister.

4 min2 d ago
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Candidate’s death prompts special election in 2nd Congressional District

After a summer of unease, Minnesotans go for their guns

After a summer of unease, Minnesotans go for their guns and permit applications soar. But gun safety and mental health advocates worry. This is an evening news update from MPR news, hosted by Tim Nelson. Music by Gary Meister.

4 min3 d ago
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After a summer of unease, Minnesotans go for their guns

Pence due in Minnesota to show solidarity with police

There’s no letup in the presidential campaign attention being paid to Minnesota. Vice President Mike Pence was scheduled to make a quick stop Thursday for an event focused on showing support for police officers. The “Cops for Trump” listening session at a Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport hotel. President Donald Trump’s eldest daughter, Ivanka Trump, is due to join Pence on the stop. It’s less than a week after Trump campaigned in Bemidji while his Democratic challenger Joe Biden appeared in and around Duluth. This is an MPR News morning update for Thursday, September 24, 2020. Hosted by Cathy Wurzer. Our theme music is by Gary Meister.

4 min3 d ago
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Pence due in Minnesota to show solidarity with police

Hospitaliations top 300 again, as COVID raises more alarm

Hospitaliations top 300 again, as COVID raises more alarm among state health officials, who say social gatherings are a major driver. This is an evening update from MPR News, hosted by Tim Nelson. Music by Gary Meister.

4 min4 d ago
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Hospitaliations top 300 again, as COVID raises more alarm

State opens first COVID-19 saliva testing facility in Duluth

Until this week, getting tested for COVID-19 in Minnesota has meant a bit of discomfort. Most tests statewide are conducted by a PPE-clad medical professional, swabbing a sample from deep in a patient’s nose or far in the back of their throat. It’s not terrible, but it’s also not comfortable. But starting Wednesday, Minnesota residents can be tested by spitting into a tube. Health officials are opening the state's first COVID-19 saliva testing site in Duluth. This is an MPR News morning update for Wednesday, September 23, 2020. Hosted by Cathy Wurzer. Our theme music is by Gary Meister.

4 min4 d ago
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State opens first COVID-19 saliva testing facility in Duluth

The prospect of a conservative Supreme Court raises the stakes for state legislative races

The prospect of a conservative Supreme Court raises the stakes for state legislative races if Roe v. Wade is overturned. Lawmakers are already bracing for the battle. This is an evening update from MPR News, hosted by Tim Nelson. Music by Gary Meister.

4 min5 d ago
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The prospect of a conservative Supreme Court raises the stakes for state legislative races

Minnesota ramping up free saliva testing ties

State health officials on Monday said they would be setting up a walk-up saliva testing facility soon at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center. “Testing is free and you will not be required to have an ID or insurance. It is open to anyone who feels they need to be tested, whether or not you have symptoms, but especially if you have been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID,” Dan Huff, an assistant state health commissioner, told reporters Monday. This is an MPR News morning update for Tuesday, September 22, 2020. Hosted by Cathy Wurzer. Our theme music is Gary Meister.

4 min5 d ago
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Minnesota ramping up free saliva testing ties

Fall sports get a do-over in Minnesota high schools

Fall sports get a do-over in Minnesota high schools as high school league reverses plan to move them to spring and start next week. This is an MPR News evening update hosted by Tim Nelson. Music by Gary Meister.

5 min6 d ago
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Fall sports get a do-over in Minnesota high schools

Record daily increase in COVID-19 cases

Minnesota health officials reported more than 2,200 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases over the weekend — including a single-day record increase of 1,318 cases in Sunday’s report, pushing the state's total past 90,000. This is an MPR News morning update for Monday, September 21, 2020. Hosted by Cathy Wurzer. Our theme music is by Gary Meister.

4 min6 d ago
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Record daily increase in COVID-19 cases

Latest Episodes

Minnesotans' verbal abuse, intimidation halts COVID-19 door-knocking survey

Minnesota Department of Health leaders said the agency’s workers along with those from the CDC were subjected to verbal abuse and intimidation multiple times in southeastern and south-central Minnesota. This is your MPR News afternoon update for Sept. 25, 2020. Hosted by Nina Moini. Our theme music is by Gary Meister.

4 min2 d ago
Comments
Minnesotans' verbal abuse, intimidation halts COVID-19 door-knocking survey

Candidate’s death prompts special election in 2nd Congressional District

Legal Marijuana Now Party candidate Adam Weeks died unexpectedly on Monday, according to his obituary. Weeks was challenging Democratic incumbent Angie Craig and Republican nominee Tyler Kistner in the 2nd Congressional District race. State election officials say the seat will now be filled in a February special election. This is a morning news update for Friday, September 25, 2020. Hosted by Cathy Wurzer. Our theme music is by Gary Meister.

4 min2 d ago
Comments
Candidate’s death prompts special election in 2nd Congressional District

After a summer of unease, Minnesotans go for their guns

After a summer of unease, Minnesotans go for their guns and permit applications soar. But gun safety and mental health advocates worry. This is an evening news update from MPR news, hosted by Tim Nelson. Music by Gary Meister.

4 min3 d ago
Comments
After a summer of unease, Minnesotans go for their guns

Pence due in Minnesota to show solidarity with police

There’s no letup in the presidential campaign attention being paid to Minnesota. Vice President Mike Pence was scheduled to make a quick stop Thursday for an event focused on showing support for police officers. The “Cops for Trump” listening session at a Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport hotel. President Donald Trump’s eldest daughter, Ivanka Trump, is due to join Pence on the stop. It’s less than a week after Trump campaigned in Bemidji while his Democratic challenger Joe Biden appeared in and around Duluth. This is an MPR News morning update for Thursday, September 24, 2020. Hosted by Cathy Wurzer. Our theme music is by Gary Meister.

4 min3 d ago
Comments
Pence due in Minnesota to show solidarity with police

Hospitaliations top 300 again, as COVID raises more alarm

Hospitaliations top 300 again, as COVID raises more alarm among state health officials, who say social gatherings are a major driver. This is an evening update from MPR News, hosted by Tim Nelson. Music by Gary Meister.

4 min4 d ago
Comments
Hospitaliations top 300 again, as COVID raises more alarm

State opens first COVID-19 saliva testing facility in Duluth

Until this week, getting tested for COVID-19 in Minnesota has meant a bit of discomfort. Most tests statewide are conducted by a PPE-clad medical professional, swabbing a sample from deep in a patient’s nose or far in the back of their throat. It’s not terrible, but it’s also not comfortable. But starting Wednesday, Minnesota residents can be tested by spitting into a tube. Health officials are opening the state's first COVID-19 saliva testing site in Duluth. This is an MPR News morning update for Wednesday, September 23, 2020. Hosted by Cathy Wurzer. Our theme music is by Gary Meister.

4 min4 d ago
Comments
State opens first COVID-19 saliva testing facility in Duluth

The prospect of a conservative Supreme Court raises the stakes for state legislative races

The prospect of a conservative Supreme Court raises the stakes for state legislative races if Roe v. Wade is overturned. Lawmakers are already bracing for the battle. This is an evening update from MPR News, hosted by Tim Nelson. Music by Gary Meister.

4 min5 d ago
Comments
The prospect of a conservative Supreme Court raises the stakes for state legislative races

Minnesota ramping up free saliva testing ties

State health officials on Monday said they would be setting up a walk-up saliva testing facility soon at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center. “Testing is free and you will not be required to have an ID or insurance. It is open to anyone who feels they need to be tested, whether or not you have symptoms, but especially if you have been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID,” Dan Huff, an assistant state health commissioner, told reporters Monday. This is an MPR News morning update for Tuesday, September 22, 2020. Hosted by Cathy Wurzer. Our theme music is Gary Meister.

4 min5 d ago
Comments
Minnesota ramping up free saliva testing ties

Fall sports get a do-over in Minnesota high schools

Fall sports get a do-over in Minnesota high schools as high school league reverses plan to move them to spring and start next week. This is an MPR News evening update hosted by Tim Nelson. Music by Gary Meister.

5 min6 d ago
Comments
Fall sports get a do-over in Minnesota high schools

Record daily increase in COVID-19 cases

Minnesota health officials reported more than 2,200 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases over the weekend — including a single-day record increase of 1,318 cases in Sunday’s report, pushing the state's total past 90,000. This is an MPR News morning update for Monday, September 21, 2020. Hosted by Cathy Wurzer. Our theme music is by Gary Meister.

4 min6 d ago
Comments
Record daily increase in COVID-19 cases
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