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Minnesota Now with Cathy Wurzer is journalism that doesn’t take itself too seriously. It’s reporting that puts people first with live, down-to-earth, unscripted interviews that aim to inform and entertain. Tune in to Minnesota Now weekdays at noon on the radio or the live audio stream at mprnews.org.

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V3 Sports aquatic, recreation center looks to bridge racial gap in north Minneapolis
V3 Sports will hold its grand opening on Saturday. The aquatics and recreation center is one of the largest private investments ever in north Minneapolis at $126 million.
Twins look to come out on top in series against Rays, Willie Mays’ Minneapolis connection
The Minnesota Twins are in a tough series against the Tampa Bay Rays. Baseball legend Willie Mays has died, and the beginning of his career brought him to Minneapolis. Plus, we’ll take a look at the Minnesotans vying to be in Paris this summer for the Olympics.
St. Louis County declares state of emergency amid flooding, city of Cook underwater
The St. Louis County Board has declared a local disaster in response to flooding and other damage resulting from recent torrential rain that swept across the region. In downtown Cook, homes and businesses are under several feet of water with flooding from the Little Fork River.
Thank You, Stranger: In northern Minnesota, a man’s motorcycle broke down in the exact right spot
Matt Stanton’s motorcycle broke down in rural northern Minnesota. His bike stopped right in front of the only driveway for miles. And the man who owned that house, couldn’t have been the more perfect stranger to help him out.
In Grant County, more than 280 grazing goats provide sustainable solution to buckthorn
Each month, MPR senior economics contributor Chris Farrell takes us inside a local business. This time he visited a farm in Grant County that is using their goats in a unique way.
Newly awarded Bush Fellow to work on cancer care for Latino families
The fellows receive up to $150,000 to learn and expand on their work. They have a wide variety of work including art, food, housing, racial justice and more.
Summer festival spotlight: Farmington Dew Days
According to the soda company, in 1979 Farmington consumed more Mountain Dew per capita than anywhere in the country. Mountain Dew helped them celebrate the news. Fast-forward to the annual summer festival, 45 years strong.
A sneak peak at Rondo’s Juneteenth
St. Paul’s Rondo neighborhood will hold its fourth annual Juneteenth celebration at the Rondo Commemorative Plaza on Wednesday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
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