Minnesota Now - Jan. 31, 2023

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MPR News host Cathy Wurzer

An elder statesman of Minnesota has died. We'll hear about the life and career of former US Senator Dave Durenberger.

Gov. Tim Walz is scheduled to sign a law protecting the right to an abortion. We'll hear what it does and does not do for Minnesotans and our neighbors.

Many of us are still wrapping our brains around the tragic death of Tyre Nichols at the hands of Memphis police. We'll talk with therapist and best-selling author Resmaa Menakem about how to process this tragedy.

You've likely heard of books on tape, but 54 years ago, a service in Minnestoa first began reading newspaper articles on the radio for people who are blind. We'll hear how that got started.

MPR reporter Cat Richert has tips for those of us who want to try our hand at dog sledding.

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