Little Richard's hometown celebrates his birthday
The singer turns 85 Tuesday.
The singer turns 85 Tuesday.
Water and sewer pipes are reaching the end of their expected life spans in many places across Minnesota, and there's not enough state or federal funding to meet the needs -- especially for small cities.
Government entities across Minnesota are required to disclose discipline and settlement information on sexual harassment and similar cases. The one exception: The Minnesota Legislature.
Rosalie Wahl goes down in history as the first woman to serve on the Minnesota Supreme Court. In a 1995 interview for the Voices of Minnesota series, she explained how she couldn't have done it without the support of her fellow women.
The Senate's Select Committee on Ethics has opened its inquiry into sexual misconduct allegations against Sen. Al Franken. MPR News asked several experts about how the process works. Here's what they said.
The Washington County sheriff's office says a large water main break caused the sinkhole Sunday morning. MnDOT will likely close four miles of the interstate between I-94 and Highway 36 for several days.
Why so glum? The Lynx captured their fourth WNBA championship in seven years. The Twins made the playoffs after finishing last a season ago. The Timberwolves are on track to be a playoff team for the first time in many years. The Vikings are in first place. And the University of Minnesota men's basketball team is nationally-ranked.
Jim Nabors died Thursday at the age of 87. His beautiful baritone singing voice made him a popular attraction in Las Vegas, but he's best known for a character he played on television.
The first half of November was very cloudy in Minnesota while the second half was quite sunny. The first two weeks of the month were the coldest since November of 1995 and the rest of the month was unseasonably mild.
People in Freeport Thursday morning said they were surprised, incredulous -- and most didn't know exactly what to think, when high-profile misconduct cases in the headlines comes home.
Garrison Keillor and Minnesota Public Radio grew up and prospered together in a nearly 50-year relationship that propelled public radio across the nation. It unraveled Wednesday.
Energy bills are poised to rise as temperatures fall. Minnesotans can ease the financial pain by checking the insulation in their home and looking for ways they can update around the house. And the Minnesota Center for Energy and the Environment wants to help.
This week, the Art Hounds recommend Walking Shadow's feminist rock musical "Hatchet Lady," Christmas music at Gustavus Adolphus and a benefit for Puerto Rico.
While recording "Incense and Peppermints," the Strawberry Alarm Clock band members didn't like their sound, so they asked 16-year-old Greg Munford to sing it, and that's the version they released.
U.S. Sen. Al Franken returned to work this week while he awaits a Senate Ethics Committee investigation. More than 60 DFL women have said Franken should not resign, including Minnesota Sen. Sandy Pappas of St. Paul.
Straddling the Minnesota-South Dakota border, Lake Hendricks is a fishing and boating destination. Some residents, however, say plans for a 4,000-cow dairy farm on the South Dakota side may wreck the lake. A key court hearing comes in January.
The St. Anthony City Council on Tuesday night approved a settlement of $675,000 and disclosed an additional $125,000 settlement reached on behalf of the city of Roseville.
Gov. Mark Dayton said in an interview with MPR News' Morning Edition on Tuesday that the two men did not discuss the possibility of Franken's resignation when they spoke more than a week ago.
In 1995, then-"Morning Edition" host Bob Potter learned how to look and, with a little training, how to sound like Santa Claus.
"Mony Mony" by Billy Idol was number one on the Billboard pop chart 30 years ago today. It was the second straight cover of a song first recorded by Tommy James and Shondells to top the charts. The previous week Tiffany had a number one hit with the Tommy James song "I Think We're Alone Now." Ritchie Cordell had a hand in writing both of them. He says the title for this one was inspired while he was in Manhattan and saw the Mutual of New York building. It was adorned with the company's initials: M-O-N-Y.