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MPR's 50th Anniversary Block Party


Save the date for MPR's 50th Anniversary Block Party!

Head to downtown St. Paul on Saturday, October 7, 3 p.m. - 10 p.m for this free, family-friendly celebration that will feature all of our regional services (MPR News, Classical MPR and The Current) with live music, food trucks, art activities and more.

Get details and plan to join us!

    MPR's Founder, Father Colman James Barry, O.S.B.


    "As part of our 50th anniversary celebration this month, we honor our founding Chairman, Fr. Colman James Barry, former president of St. John's University." - Bill Kling, Co-Founder and President Emeritus, Minnesota Public Radio

    Read Kling's reflections on Father Colman Barry, Order of Saint Benedict

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      Minnesota Vikings players lock arms during the national anthem

      The team stood on the sideline together, arm in arm, during the anthem.

      The Current

      Review and photos: Dan Wilson entertains hometown crowd at the Fitz


      When I see shows billed as “An Evening With” some entertainer, I tend to quirk an eyebrow. The term promises a transportive adventure, in which you’ll be swept off your feet without leaving your seat, lost in the simultaneous intimacy and grandeur of whatever is happening onstage. Although few performers can deliver a living-room experience…

      Classical MPR

      Minnesota Orchestra: Celebrating Finland's Centennial

      Osmo Vanska, conductor

      Led by Osmo Vanska, the Minnesota Orchestra celebrates the 100th year of the Republic of Finland with a concert program featuring Finnish music and Finnish violinist Elina Vahala. In attendance for this concert will be Finnish President Sauli Niinisto and his wife, Mrs. Jenni Haukio. Classical MPR will air the live broadcast of this concert, starting at 8 p.m., on Friday, Sept. 22.