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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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Twin Cities yogi Chance York makes a case for playing outside in 'Outside Chance'
MPR News host Cathy Wurzer talked with Chance York — a yogi, rapper, outdoor enthusiast and host of “Outside Chance.”
Minnesota sports update: The Loons and the Twins are back
Minnesota Now sports experts Wally Langfellow and Eric Nelson joined MPR News host Cathy Wurzer to talk all things Gopher Hockey, the Wild, the Twins, the Timberwolves and Minnesota United.
Spring is standardized testing season, but some students are opting out
Students across the state are gearing up for standardized tests this month. But in some districts, more and more students are opting out of taking the tests. MPR News Host Cathy Wurzer talked with University of Minnesota Dean of Education and Human Development Michael Rodriguez about what data the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments are meant to collect and why some students are reluctant to participate.
After another storm this week, severe winds, flooding on the horizon
Another storm dropped rain, snow, and everything in-between around the state this week. And it has been gusty, with some communities up north seeing extreme winds overnight. Paul Huttner, MPR's Chief Meteorologist joined MPR News host Cathy Wurzer to talk about the latest warnings, how hard the wind will blow, and incoming flood risks.
'Strike!' looks back at the legendary 1970 Minneapolis teacher's strike
You may remember when thousands of Minneapolis teachers went on strike last March. That strike was their first in 50 years. Back in April 1970, public school teachers in Minneapolis went on an illegal, twenty-day strike. A new book recounts those days.
Here's how to grow seeds, grains and spices in your garden, plus other tips from gardener Meg Cowden
Meg Cowden joined MPR News host Cathy Wurzer to talk about how spring snow is affecting her garden; the unusual seeds, grains and spices she’s growing this year; her garden flower lineup; tapping her black walnut trees for syrup and tips for starting a spring garden.