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Jim Northrup Settles Down

Jul 19, 2016

Ojibwe writer Jim Northrup is dying, but he's okay with it. The author of the popular Fond du Lac Follies, several books, plays, and TV shows says he's helped by his traditional life style on the Fond du Lac Reservation - and his sense of humor. Broadcast on All Things Considered.

Minnesota film aims to help deaf women facing breast cancer

Feb 11, 2011

Learning you have breast cancer is never easy, but for members of the deaf community, the diagnosis can be particularly isolating. Now a group of Minnesota film makers are trying to change that with a documentary called "Signing On." The film will be previewed this weekend in St.

Reimagining Sitting Bull: Tȟatȟáŋka Íyotake

Dec 5, 2010

Every December, the Lakota remember the life and death of Sitting Bull. History has cast him primarily as a warrior, but Krista Tippett discovers in Sitting Bull's living legacy, a very different character from history's celebrity warrior chief who vanquished Custer.

Conferences considers how arts and medicine can be blended

Apr 27, 2010

The 21st Annual International Arts in Healthcare conference is happening now.  It's entitled "Partners in Health", and it runs through Saturday at the Hilton Minneapolis.


Mar 10, 2010

Hour 2 of Midday features Voices of Minnesota and two stories about women in World War II.  A Minnesota woman among female World War II pilots finally honored. Elizabeth Strohfus is among about 1000 women who will receive a Congressional Gold Medal today for their service during World War II.

Voices of Minnesota: Art Aufderheide and Clarke Chambers

Sep 30, 2008

his episode of MPR's Voices of Minnesota features conversations with Art Aufderheide and Clarke Chambers, two detectives of sorts. Aufderheide is world famous for his study of mummies and the diseases that killed them.

Commentator Peter Smith excludes the sauna from good Finnish things

Jul 22, 2008

Finnish music will fill the air in Duluth tomorrow when Finnfest begins. Finnfest is an annual celebration of all thing Finnish. But Commentator Peter Smith feels there is one Finnish tradition that there is no need to celebrate...The Sauna.

Voices of Minnesota: Tom Tipton and Laura MacKenzie

Jun 11, 2008

In this special music edition from Minnesota Public Radio's Voices of Minnesota series, the spotlight shines on Minnesota gospel singer Tom Tipton and Celtic music performer Laura MacKenzie, both musicians who have become famous beyond Minnesota's borders.

Sigurd Olson's historic cabin named to the National Register of Historic Places

May 6, 2008

The cabin in wilderness writer Sigurd Olson's "Listening Point" has been named to the National Register of Historic Places. Olson wrote nine books, including "The Singing Wilderness" and "Listening Point," named after a spot on an island in Burntside Lake.

Jesse Ventura's new book called into question

Jan 3, 2008

A spokesman for the Central Intellegence Agency confirms that agents met with then-Governor Jesse Ventura in 1999. In a new book, Ventura claims 23 CIA agents grilled him about his campaign shortly after taking office. The St.

Jesse Ventura's new book "Don't Start the Revolution Without Me"

Jan 3, 2008

Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura is raising a few eyebrows with claims in a new book about his dealings the Central Intelligence Agency. The St.

Hmong woman interviews her mother about fitting in in America

Dec 7, 2007

She was just days old when her family came to the United States in 1976. They were part of the first wave of Hmong refugees to come to the United States. Now, the family has lived here far longer than they lived in Laos. Pakou fits in quite well in her community.