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Saint Paul, MN, United States

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Meet the Candidate: Ryan Winkler runs for Hennepin County Attorney

For the first time in 24 years, voters in Hennepin County are voting for a new county attorney. Here, Ryan Winkler speaks with Cathy Wurzer. He is currently the house majority leader and lives in Golden Valley. → Read More

Minnesota nurses vote 'no confidence' in health care execs

Unionized nurses at seven Minnesota hospitals are issuing votes of no confidence in their hospital leadership. No confidence votes were taken at several heath care providers including Fairview Health Services, Children’s Minnesota, North Memorial Health and St. Luke’s Duluth. → Read More

Meet the Candidate: Saraswati Singh runs for Hennepin County Attorney

For the first time in 24 years, voters in Hennepin County are voting for a new county attorney. Here, Saraswati Singh speaks with Cathy Wurzer. She is a prosecutor in the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office. → Read More

Meet the Candidate: Jarvis Jones runs for Hennepin County Attorney

For the first time in 24 years, voters in Hennepin County are voting for a new county attorney. Here, Jarvis Jones speaks with Cathy Wurzer. Jones is a lawyer who has mostly practiced business law. He lives in suburban Edina, Minnesota. → Read More

Meet the Candidate: Mary Moriarty runs for Hennepin County Attorney

For the first time in 24 years, voters in Hennepin County are voting for a new county attorney. There are a record seven candidates running for office and Minnesota Now host Cathy Wurzer is talking to every single one of them. → Read More

Meet the Candidate: Tad Jude runs for Hennepin County Attorney

For the first time in 24 years, voters in Hennepin County are voting for a new county attorney. There are a record seven candidates running for office and Minnesota Now host Cathy Wurzer is talking to every single one of them. → Read More

Remembering the I-35 bridge collapse: One survivor shares her story

Aug. 1 is the 15 year anniversary of the day the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis fell into the Mississippi River during the evening rush hour. The unbelievable tragedy was completely unexpected and took the lives of 13 people. Several drivers were rescued from the river — including Lindsay Walz. Host Cathy Wurzer met Walz at the I-35W Remembrance Garden near the bridge to talk about how she made it… → Read More

Meet the Candidate: Paul Ostrow runs for Hennepin County Attorney

For the first time in 24 years, voters in Hennepin County are voting for a new county attorney. This year there are a record seven candidates running for office and Minnesota Now host Cathy Wurzer is talking to every single one of them. In this installment we hear from Paul Ostrow. → Read More

Meet the Candidate: Martha Holton Dimick runs for Hennepin County Attorney

For the first time in 24 years, voters in Hennepin County are voting for a new county attorney. This year there are a record seven candidates running for office and Minnesota Now host Cathy Wurzer is talking to every single one of them. In this installment we hear from Martha Holton Dimick. → Read More

Minnesota abortion rights activists plan march to Capitol this weekend

The March for Abortion Access, on Sunday, happens after a major victory for abortion rights groups in Minnesota. → Read More

Minnesota's 2020 Teacher of the Year on leaving the classroom

Qorsho Hassan cited teachers of color, like herself, being given what she called “the impossible task” of fighting institutional racism. → Read More

Kinney, Minn. secedes from the U.S.: On this day in history

On this day 45 years ago, Kinney took a stand. → Read More

Minneapolis Council member: State Troopers will bolster Minneapolis Police

Minneapolis City Council Member Michael Rainville called on Mayor Jacob Frey to ask for help from the National Guard to keep the peace. He says Gov. Walz is sending 20 State Troopers to assist. → Read More

Dr. Priya Sampathkumar on monkeypox in Minnesota

The first case of monkeypox has been found in Minnesota. Dr. Priya Sampathkumar is a professor of medicine and infectious disease expert at Mayo Clinic. She joined host Cathy Wurzer to explain what monkeypox is and what people in Minnesota can do to keep themselves safe. → Read More

Gas prices and inflation take a toll on small Minnesota farms

Angela Dawson is a fourth-generation farmer in Sandstone, Minn. and co-founder and president of 40 Acre Cooperative. She joined host Cathy Wurzer to talk more about the impact. → Read More

After 16 years of applying, Chanhassen meteorologist makes it on 'Jeopardy!'

Eric Ahasic, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Chanhassen, has been trying to get on “Jeopardy!” since he was in high school. He finally made it, appearing on the show for the first time on Monday, and he won. → Read More

Possible spring COVID surge? Mayo infectious disease expert shares insights

When you look around, it would appear that many people think the pandemic is over. Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious disease expert at Mayo Clinic, says that’s “a deadly and wrong assumption.” → Read More

Daniel Durant on CODA's Oscar win

Cathy Wurzer caught up with Duluth’s Daniel Durant, co-star of the best picture winning film, “CODA.” → Read More

Dr. Melanie Swift on booster shots, vaccines for kids, and the new COVID variant

COVID is still a hot topic in Minnesota: A new variant, rising caseloads in wastewater, and a new vaccine for kids are just a few of the recent developments of the virus. With so much news, we put out a call for your questions about all things COVID. Dr. Melanie Swift is a public health and infectious disease expert at Mayo Clinic and she answers your questions. → Read More

Chef Amalia Moreno-Damgaard on taking leap into food, entrepreneurship world

Amalia Moreno-Damgaard is well-known in the Twin Cities as an author, chef, TV personality and food consultant. → Read More