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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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Sahan Journal provides readers multilingual information on COVID-19 vaccines
Sahan Journal, a digital news organization that serves immigrant commutes and people of color in Minnesota, produced a series of videos in different languages to provide more clarity. Ben Hovland and Joey Peters joined Cathy Wurzer to talk about their effort to combat misinformation and connect with readers in their first language.
Artist and curator on new installation at Wall of Forgotten Natives
There's a new art installation in Minneapolis at the former site of the Wall of Forgotten Natives, a homeless encampment so named because many of the people staying there in 2018 were Native American. The artist and the curator behind the installation sat down with host Cathy Wurzer to discuss the project.
Monday’s Song of the Day on Minnesota Now came from Isaac Yanta, the program director at KQAL, the independent radio station run out of the Winona State University.
RISE for Youth works to address racial disparities for young people
RISE for Youth, a new collaboration between Mayo Clinic and the Rochester, Minn., branch of the NAACP, is working to create equitable pathways for Black and underrepresented students.
Public comment extended on proposal to expand Lutsen Mountain's ski area
The owners of Lutsen Mountain's ski area have asked the U.S. Forest Service for permission to expand 500 acres into the Superior National Forest. Residents now have until Dec. 9 to submit their comments.
What to know about daylight savings time and the science of sleep
Here’s your twice-yearly reminder to mess with your clocks this weekend. Turn them an hour because daylight savings time is ending. The shift takes a physical, mental and even financial toll. That’s why there’s a growing movement to “lock the clock” – to stop the twice yearly move forward and back and just stick with one time system. 
What to know about testing for chronic wasting disease ahead of deer hunting opener
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has reported the first suspected case of chronic wasting disease in a wild deer along the state's western border. The news comes as the state’s firearm deer hunting opener starts Saturday.