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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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Harry Colbert of North News on elections in Minneapolis
Host Cathy Wurzer checked in with Harry Colbert, editor-in-chief of North News, about interest in the election. The local paper covers north Minneapolis, which is one of the most racially diverse and lowest-income parts of the city.
It’s time to sing in your car! Tuesday’s Song of the Day on Minnesota Now came courtesy of Marie Rock, the morning show host at KOJB The Eagle, which broadcasts from the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe.
A Long Prairie doctor reflects on being pregnant during the pandemic
Host Cathy Wurzer spoke with a family practice physician about what it was like to be both pregnant and a doctor in greater Minnesota during the pandemic.
The latest on COVID-19 reinfection rates in Minnesota
The Minnesota Department of Health on Monday released new data showing more than 8,000 COVID re-infections. Host Cathy Wurzer asked a Mayo Clinic infectious disease specialist about it.
How St. Paul parents view this year's school board election
In many statewide school board races, the hot points are COVID-19 precautions and how to talk about race. But in St. Paul — the second largest school district in the state — families have different priorities.
The pros and cons of releasing juror names and information
Susan Gaertner, former Ramsey County Attorney, spoke with Cathy Wurzer on Minnesota Now on Monday morning when Judge Peter Cahill released the names and questionnaires of jurors in the Derek Chauvin trial.
A new PBS show hosted by Minnesota's Ian Grant explores culture through the lens of art
Discovering the world’s cultural beauty through the lens of community artisans is the goal of Ian Grant’s new show, airing on PBS stations this fall.
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