Statewide Blog

Editor’s notebook: Covering the environment in 2014
Water, copper-nickel mining and climate change were the top environmental topics for MPR News in 2014. Concerns about pipelines carrying crude oil, the decline in pollinators and the anniversary of the Wilderness Act that created the BWCA are also on the list.
Best of Minnesota Scenes from 2014
Minnesota is a fine place for photographers to hone their skills. As 2014 draws to a close, we selected one photograph for each of the past 12 months to highlight.
‘Fargo’ takes home two Emmys
The FX television adaptation of ‘Fargo,’ which we chronicled every week here, won an Emmy on Monday night for best miniseries, and Adam Bernstein won an Emmy for best direction of a miniseries. Related: The Emmys: Past winners trump new shows Here’s the full list of winners presented by the Academy of Television Arts &…
‘Fargo’ recap, season finale: Wolf at the door
Quick recap: Prey becomes predator and vice versa, as the finale proves that what goes around comes around. • Complete season recaps Real good? An outstanding conclusion to the series. Most long-form stories — particularly morality plays, as this has inevitably turned out to be — have to choose between being unpredictable and being satisfying.…
Snow, icebergs, deluge: 5 weirdest days this spring
There’s nothing quite like spring in Minnesota, when the elements conspire to ruin your outdoor parties, delay your home projects, kill your baseball and, occasionally, attempt to kill you.