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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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      MPR's 50th Anniversary Block Party

      October 7, 3:00pm | Saint Paul

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      Contractors work on a replacement for Enbridge's Line 3 pipeline.

      That's the big question facing state regulators as a new round of public hearings begins Tuesday on whether to allow Enbridge Energy to replace its Line 3 pipeline. The state Commerce Department argues it isn't needed, but Enbridge says the need is so critical it's willing to spend over $7 billion to build it.

      The Current

      Review and photos: Joseph and Bailen turn First Avenue into sibling central


      On Saturday evening, it was sibling central at First Avenue. There is something so magical about sibling harmony. It feels effortless, natural, and seamless. The trio Bailen (brothers Daniel and David, and sister Julia) opened for Portland-based Joseph (sisters Natalie, Allie, and Meegan Closner). Having released an EP just a couple weeks ago entitled Stay…

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      Get a free MP3 of Henry Purcell - Chancony, performed by Aradia Ensemble.