Marketplace: The spring's the thing
Millions of mattresses are thrown out each year, creating an expensive challenge for waste managers.
MPR: MINNEAPOLIS WINERY TO MAKE BOOZE FROM FORAGED FRUIT
St. Paul couple Jeff and Gita Zeitler are starting their own winery and cider house, but they're taking a particularly creative approach to sourcing ingredients — they want to forage as many of them as possible.
KFAI: LINDA LEGARDE GROVER - POEMS OF OJIBWE LIVES
Linda LeGarde Grover's new poetry collection explores the lives of the Ojibwe people through challenge and resilience, heartache and joy. "The Sky Watched: Poems of Ojibwe Lives" is the author's third work in just six years.
Marketplace: Biking industry keeps pedaling into winter with fat tires
Fat bikes have taken off in the northern Midwest over the last five or so years, driving winter revenue for bike shops that used to largely shut down in the colder months.
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MPR: BLOOMINGTON MAN, 101, REVIVES LOVE SONGS FROM LONG AGO
In the 1930s, David Dole wrote hundreds of love songs to women he knew. Now, with the help of his family and friends, he's dusting off the old notebook and reviving the tunes.
MPR: IN TURN OF EVENTS, GRASS SEEKS COW
Minnesota's prairies have largely been plowed under. Now, some conservationists are turning to cattlemen to preserve what's left.
MPR: The surprising story behind a quirky St. Paul yard
It's actually the yard — not the house — that's remarkable. An excerpt of the first Radio North episode for MPR News.
MPR: Long-held secret revealed, lifetime of questions answered
Growing up in a Scandinavian family in St. Cloud, Minn., Mark Nordling never quite fit in. His olive complexion and jet-black hair stood out against his fairer-skinned relatives. And he always wondered why something was just a little off with his dad. Then, in 2000, his father passed away. And his mom let slip a family secret that would change his life forever.
KFAI: After Living Through 'Hell,' Dropping Happy Beats
As a refugee from "Africa's World War," Zaire Huruku arrived in Minnesota unable to speak English. Years later, he's laying down sweet groves as an aspiring Afro-Beat singer.
KFAI: Farm Noir
During the week, Patrick Judd cleans houses. On weekends, he's snaps photos of dilapidated farms. And sometimes, when he’s peering through his camera lens, images of ghosts flicker across his imagination.
MPR LIVE EVENTS: Ideas for the future of Minnesota's Iron Range
As the economic downturn continues on the Iron Range, northern Minnesota communities are rallying to find new opportunities for the region. Minnesota Public Radio hosted a forum on efforts to diversify the region's economy. Seven community members — including entrepreneurs, a mining expert and an outdoor recreation advocate — pitched their ideas to generate jobs and breathe new life into Range communities.
MPR: Low wages at nursing homes hurting care, operators say
Minnesota's nursing homes say they're caught in a problem of the state's making, and they're asking the legislature to help fix it.
TRANSOM: UNDER WATER
Photographer Bill Scully dives into Cape Cod's many kettle ponds to capture striking, ephemeral images of the world beneath the water's surface. In the process, he grapples with his identity as an artist, and what this pursuit has taught him over the years. This piece was featured on the podcast How Sound in 2015.