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St. Paul, Minnesota
Host, Morning Edition — Minnesota Public Radio
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Heard on the radio. (Mn. Public Radio's Morning Edition host) Seen on TV. (TPT's Almanac program) Author. Filmmaker. Lover of horses, history and road trips.

What's up with the colorful sound barrier on I-94?

mprnews.org — Some motorists think the colorful new sound barrier panels on Interstate 94 between Minneapolis and St. Paul look like a throwback to the 1970s.

Alzheimer's patients connect with others through singing

mprnews.org — Mary Margaret Lehmann loves Wednesdays. It's the one day when she and her husband will be in each other's presence. Together, they sing with Giving Voice Chorus, a Minneapolis-based choir of Alzheimer's patients and their caretakers. Lehman is a caretaker for her husband, who has shown signs of the disease for nearly two decades.

Top transportation lawmakers say gas tax outdated

Behind the scenes in Minnesota's grandest homes

mprnews.org — In previous books like "Lost Twin Cities" and "Once There were Castles,"" Larry Millett reflected on some of the great Minnesota homes and buildings that now exist only in photographs. But in his new book, "Minnesota's Own: Preserving Our Grand Homes," Millett and photographer Matt Schmitt bring us into 22 houses from around Minnesota that have been restored and preserved.

Bruce Kramer sets his sights on a 'good death'

mprnews.org — The death of 29-year-old Brittany Maynard, a terminally ill woman who chose to take a lethal dose of medication prescribed by a doctor, has sparked a national discussion about the right to die according to one's own wishes. One person who is not questioning Maynard's decision is Bruce Kramer.

Electronic poll books tested today in Minnesota

mprnews.org — Electronic poll books are taking the place of paper binders in ten voting precincts across the state this Election Day. The pilot project involves voting precincts in Blue Earth, Ramsey, Dakota, Crow Wing, Hennepin and St. Louis counties.

Q&A: Wealth, elitism dominate Minnesota campaign ad themes

mprnews.org — Here's a look at some of the political ads flooding the airwaves this campaign season, and whether there's any truth behind them.

How the Twin Cities handled the smallpox outbreak of 1924

With free holiday shipping, Target jockeys for position

mprnews.org — For the first time, Target is offering free shipping this holiday season. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with RSR Research retail analyst Paula Rosenblum about the develeopment

Minn. nurses don't feel ready to meet Ebola threat, union chief says

mprnews.org — "We do not feel we have the information we need to care for patients," Minnesota Nurses Association President Linda Hamilton tells MPR News.
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Dec 17, 2014

I'm going outside after I get off the air to stumble through the streets of downtown St. Paul with my face skyward, enjoying the sunshine.

Dec 17, 2014

@vsnorwood Strib reports 3 months salary @ $47,500 + consulting contract of $12K/month for transition.

Dec 17, 2014

Big backups! Big headaches for motorists. @mndotnews says 694 will stay closed btwn 35W and 35E for another 2 hours due to police activity.

Dec 17, 2014

NewsBitz: Police close 694 between 35W-35E in Shoreview due to overnight shooting/chase. Mpls schools super resigns. Some sun today!

Dec 16, 2014

It's late. (For me) I'm baking spekkuchen for an event tomorrow. Somewhere, my late Grandma Wurzer is laughing. I'm a terrible baker.

Dec 16, 2014

Highway on and off ramps appear slickest. Only about an inch of snow in metro, just enough to slow a.m. commute!

Dec 16, 2014

RT @HowThisEndsbook: "No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are raise your sights and see possibilities." Norman Vincent Peale pic.twitter.com/LweB3iR0NP

Dec 16, 2014

ICYMI: Mn. resident/Tour de France champ @GregLemond has a new book about the science of exercise. Good stuff. mprnews.org/story/2014/12/…

Dec 16, 2014

That cold front? It's blowing through. Yesterday a.m. in metro? 51 degrees. Same time this a.m? 23 w/snow. Roads slippery.

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