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14 minutes | 12 days ago
How do cities make Mississippi River water safe to drink?
Both Minneapolis and St. Paul draw their drinking water from the Mississippi River. Curious Minnesota host Eric Roper paid a visit to Minneapolis’ water treatment campus in Fridley to understand the complex process that makes river water safe to drink.LINKS:Photo galleryArticle (published in October 2020)
11 minutes | 2 months ago
Will Minnesota join push toward a national popular vote?
A number of states have joined an effort that would effectively bypass the Electoral College in determining America's president. Those states have signed on to the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, which would commit their electoral votes to whoever wins the national popular vote. Will Minnesota participate? Reporter Torey Van Oot joins host Eric Roper to discuss the proposal. Read her story here. The reader question was inspired by a discussion on the New York Times' "The Daily" podcast, which you can listen to here.
14 minutes | 3 months ago
Why do so many Twin Cities malls end in ‘dale’?
Malls ending in the suffix "Dale" are peppered across the Twin Cities. But why "Dale"? Reporter John Ewoldt joins us to discuss the history of the Dales, starting with the landmark mall that started it all — Southdale. Host Eric Roper and Ewoldt discuss how the vision of the Dayton Corporation reshaped retail in the region. Read John's story here.
10 minutes | 4 months ago
Why hasn't Minnesota passed the Equal Rights Amendment?
16 minutes | 5 months ago
What's the latest we know about COVID-19's treatment, transmission?
0 minutes | 6 months ago
When you flush a toilet in the Twin Cities, where does everything go?
13 minutes | 6 months ago
Do the things we recycle all actually get recycled in Minnesota?
21 minutes | 7 months ago
How did Minnesota become one of the most racially inequitable states?
1 minutes | 7 months ago
In wake of George Floyd's death, what does 'reforming' Minneapolis Police mean?
15 minutes | 8 months ago
Why do so many Fortune 500 companies call Minnesota home?
10 minutes | 9 months ago
How did Minnesota become the Gopher State?
17 minutes | 9 months ago
Listener lightning round: 3 answers on history, geography, traditions of Minnesota
12 minutes | 10 months ago
Why is Uptown south of downtown in Minneapolis?
19 minutes | 10 months ago
What you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic
15 minutes | a year ago
How to see the northern lights
13 minutes | a year ago
How did Minnesota settlers make it through the cold, dark winters?
11 minutes | a year ago
Where did the idea for Minneapolis' skyways come from?
10 minutes | a year ago
Why are Honeycrisp apples still so expensive?
14 minutes | a year ago
Why does the Stone Arch Bridge cross the river at such an odd angle?
11 minutes | a year ago
How did the Twin Cities become a hub for Somali immigrants?
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