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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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James Beard nominee Yia Vang tells us what's for lunch
Four chefs and one pastry chef from the Twin Cities have been nominated by the prestigious James Beard foundation for “Best Chef Midwest.” We spoke with chef Yia Vang, founder and owner of Union Hmong Kitchen and the pop up Hmong noodle spot, Slurp.
What's next for a Hastings Veterans home now that 2 top state VA officials have been fired?
Two top leaders at the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs are out. Their firings came weeks after allegations that a toxic workplace culture at the Hastings state veterans home decimated staffing levels and made the facility unsafe.
James Beard nominee Christina Nguyen tells us what's for lunch
Four chefs and one pastry chef from the Twin Cities have been nominated by the prestigious James Beard foundation for “Best Chef Midwest.” Finalists will be announced on March 29. MPR News host Cathy Wurzer talks with Christina Nguyen, chef and co-owner of Hai-Hai and Hola Arepa in Minneapolis.
Twin Cities program connecting LGBTQ youth to mentors to expand to St. Cloud
QUEERSPACE collective matches LGBTQ adults with youth to improve mental health outcomes. MPR News reporter digital Grace Birnstengel wrote a story about the program and she joined MPR News host Cathy Wurzer to talk about it.
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