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The early days at MPR: When music and news shared a call sign

The early days at MPR: When music and news shared a call sign

In celebration of MPR's 50th anniversary, here's a taste of how the news was presented on our airwaves when we were just starting out.

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'Nerf wars' season is here, but cops and school leaders aren't laughing

Jackson Odegard and Daniel Wong demonstrate how they play Nerf wars.

It's a game in which competitors attempt to "assassinate" their opponents with foam dart guns. As matches make their way on to roads and private property, parents and authorities are becoming concerned with safety.

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Friday Five: Pye Luis & Devata Daun, Jessica Manning, and more new Minnesota music videos


Pye Luis & Devata Daun, “Weakening” The Pytch Records family comes together on Pye Luis and Devata Daun‘s new single, “Weakening,” off their forthcoming EP Plastik Boxes. Ryan Olcott (a.k.a. c.Kostra) mixed and mastered the project; Garrison Grouse and Pye Luis (a.k.a. Efren Maldonado) produced it. Adam Dunn directed the video with VFX by Evil Ice Cream…

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Choral Featured Album: 'Black Mountain Songs'

Black Mountain Songs

In its new record "Black Mountain Songs," the Brooklyn Youth Chorus performs a song cycle curated by Bryce Dessner and Richard Reed Parry.