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Minnesota Today from MPR News brings you the most important stories from around the state. All on your schedule. Get updated on the latest news in about five minutes, every weekday morning and evening.

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Minnesota Today from MPR News brings you the most important stories from around the state. All on your schedule. Get updated on the latest news in about five minutes, every weekday morning and evening.

    The battle over vaccine mandates is heating up in Minnesota

    The battle over vaccine mandates is heating up in Minnesota

    The battle over vaccine mandates is heating up in Minnesota, as Senate Republicans ask for Walz to back off and St. Paul police sue over their city’s policy. This is an evening update from MPR News, hosted by Tim Nelson. Music by Gary Meister.

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    How are schools faring as we enter Thanksgiving break? A closer look in Rochester

    How are schools faring as we enter Thanksgiving break? A closer look in Rochester

    There’s been a steady stream of COVID-19 cases in many schools across Minnesota. Some districts are seeing so many cases that they've decided to extend the Thanksgiving break to tamp down the spread of the virus. Substitutes are in short supply, and school positions aren't being filled. This is a stressful time for teachers, staff, students and parents.

    Some districts in the state, including Rochester Public Schools, are adding extra days off in the school calendar in an effort to combat stress. In Rochester, they are being called “planning and wellbeing days.”

    Kent Pekel, Rochester's interim school superintendent, told host Cathy Wurzer how his district is working to overcome the challenges of the pandemic.

    Theme music by Gary Meister.

    • 10 min
    Military personnel training in to help at Minn. hospitals

    Military personnel training in to help at Minn. hospitals

    Nearly four dozen doctors, nurses, and respiratory therapists from the U.S. military are on the ground in Minnesota to ease the strain on the state’s health care system. On Thursday, they'll start providing patient care at two hospitals. This is an MPR News morning update for Wednesday, November 24, 2021. Hosted by Cathy Wurzer.

    Our theme music is by Gary Meister.

    • 3 min
    More Minnesotans will soon have access to monoclonal antibody treatment

    More Minnesotans will soon have access to monoclonal antibody treatment

    State leaders say they’re getting more monoclonal antibody treatments for Minnesotans who have contracted COVID. MPR News evening update for Nov 23, 2021. Hosted by Natasha Senjanovic.

    Our theme music is by Gary Meister. 

    • 4 min
    Republicans and DFLers inch closer to deal on special session

    Republicans and DFLers inch closer to deal on special session

    Minnesota legislative leaders have been going around and around on whether or not there will be a special session this year to address hero pay for frontline pandemic workers, drought relief and nursing home stability measures.

    But on Tuesday, Republican Senate Majority Leader Jeremy Miller told host Cathy Wurzer he's willing to set aside Republican threats to oust health commissioner Jan Malcolm in exchange for other agreements, which DFL House Speaker Melissa Hortman called a big move forward.

    Theme music by Gary Meister.

    • 9 min
    Influential poet and critic Robert Bly dies at 94

    Influential poet and critic Robert Bly dies at 94

    Minnesota poet, teacher and men’s movement founder Robert Bly was a major figure in American literature for decades. He died Sunday. This is an MPR News morning update for Tuesday, November 23, 2021. Hosted by Cathy Wurzer.

    Our theme music is by Gary Meister.

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Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
152 Ratings

152 Ratings

fallpartykate ,

My go to

My go to for local news from NPR, 2x a day, every weekday

Harsh But Fair ,

Needs lots of work

Repeats far too many stories. This is not the radio; we subscribe and listen to every episode. Weather is a waste of time, too, since it tries to cover the entire state, making it generic to the point of useless. Sports are also not useful news; leave that kind of garbage to the people who also “report” lottery numbers and horoscopes.

Update: Now they’re including episodes of another podcast in this feed, meaning you either are getting even *more* repeats if you like that podcast, too, or unwanted stories here if you don’t. MPR needs to hire someone who understands what podcasts are, and I’m very close to unsubscribing completely.

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Mn today

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