Minnesota Now: Sept. 18, 2023

Minnesota Now podcast art

The City of Minneapolis and union representing Minneapolis police officers are negotiating a new contract and there are more eyes on the process than ever before. We have more on those contract negotiations and what one member of the community commission on police oversight hopes will come of them.

A fierce free speech debate gained national attention last year at Hamline University. Today, a regional symposium in St. Paul aims to better understand free speech issues.

And historic Fort Snelling is the intersection of painful stories in Minnesota history. There’s a new exhibit capturing all of it.

Plus, a Minnesotan is first pick in the first-ever women's hockey league draft. We have the latest.

And as winter moves in, birds are on the move, too. We talk bird migration with the University of Minnesota’s Raptor Center.

Use the audio player above to listen to the full conversation.

Subscribe to the Minnesota Now podcast on Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotify or wherever you get your podcasts.   

Grow the Future of Public Media

MPR News is supported by Members. Gifts from individuals power everything you find here. Make a gift of any amount today to become a Member!