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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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Minnesotans on flood watch during an unusually wet week
Minnesotans are on flood watch this week. After a two year drought and an abnormally dry winter, we’ve been hit with weeks of rain that’s got soil saturated and rivers rising.
Minnesota Now and Then: A union-member‘s granddaughter recounts the 1934 trucker‘s strike
90 years ago, one of Minnesota’s first unions was formed for truckers. Their first strike resulted in injury and death to some union members. But it also was a turning point for the labor movement.
How Minnesota has led the way for rural community pride events despite pushback
Itasca Pride in Grand Rapids will be hosting its first ever pride event this weekend. A vocal minority has voiced opposition, but pride organizers say that isn’t new and they hope to provide representation for rural queer Minnesotans.
‘It was life-changing:’ How new bill is helping Minnesota families eliminate medical debt
Monday afternoon Gov. Walz will ceremonially sign a bill into law what’s known as the Minnesota Debt Fairness Act. The bill will ban medical providers from withholding care from patients with unpaid medical bills. It also requires that thousands of Minnesotans be forgiven medical debt that was transferred onto a spouse after death or whose bills have errors in them.
Boys and Girls State Minnesota instills civics in students who create a government in a week
Boys State and Girls State are separate, weeklong programs run by the American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary, respectively and they are a crash course on the inner workings of government.
Lynx off to a sizzling start, Twins debut new uniforms and other sports headlines
The Minnesota Lynx are first in the Western Conference with a 9-3 record to start the season. And the Minnesota Twins have wrapped up their series against the Colorado Rockies with more home runs than they've made in a single game this season.
Breaking down findings of Minnesota Department of Education audit over Feeding our Future fraud
A report from the Minnesota Legislative Auditor’s office finds that ”actions and inactions” by the Minnesota Department of Education created opportunities for fraud in two taxpayer-funded child nutrition programs.
’Deeply troubling:’ Professors send letter, petition over hiring process of U Holocaust and Genocide Center director
The University of Minnesota has put its search for a new director of the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies on hold after its job offer to a Israeli historian drew strong objections from two professors and some members of the Twin Cities Jewish community. Professors at the University of Minnesota and nationwide say the decision violates academic freedom.
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