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How MPR unveiled 'A Prairie Home Companion' in 1974

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While making their fundraising pitch to listeners in 1974, morning music program host Garrison Keillor and then-MPR president Bill Kling paused to tease the audience about a new weekly music and comedy program MPR was about to debut. click through to the feature to listen to the audio clip!

74 Seconds: The death of Philando Castile and the trial of Jeronimo Yanez

74 Seconds: The death of Philando Castile and the trial of Jeronimo YanezIn July 2016, officer Jeronimo Yanez shot Philando Castile during a traffic stop in a Twin Cities suburb. The world watched the aftermath, live on Facebook. Yanez has been charged in Castile's death. His trial begins May 30.

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Special session finish in sight?

Minnesota lawmakers were back at the state Capitol Thursday for what they hope is the final day of a prolonged special session.


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A guide to Twin Cities summer block parties 2017

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Summer is right around the corner, and with it comes sunshine, warmer days and — of course — block parties. The numerous festivals and block parties taking place within just a few months’ span in the Twin Cities constitute a virtual summer-long music festival. Here’s a guide to this summer’s not-to-be missed block parties, which kick…


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Daily Download: Robert Schumann - Fantasiestucke: III. Rasch und mit Feuer

Robert Schumann - Fantasiestucke: III. Rasch und mit Feuer

Get a free MP3 of Robert Schumann - Fantasiestucke: III. Rasch und mit Feuer, performed by Karine Georgian, cello; Jan Willem Nelleke, piano.