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Throughout 2017, we're celebrating 50 years on the air by sharing highlights from our archives, connecting Minnesota's past to its present.

Hear Gordon Parks' advice to aspiring black artists in the 1980s and then peruse more stories from our MPR News archives.

    Minnesota's Water


    From Minnesota has 2,669 troubled bodies of water, draft list says:

    The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is proposing to add more lakes and streams to the state's list of impaired waters.

    As the MPCA continues testing water bodies across the state, more are being added to the list due to water quality problems such as excess nutrients, mercury, salt and bacteria.

    Under the federal Clean Water Act, Minnesota must update its list of impaired waters every two years. About 40 percent of Minnesota's lakes, rivers and streams do not meet water quality standards.

    Read the whole feature on MPR News, and turn to American Public Media's The Water Main to make sense of the complex world of water and what it means to you.

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    Minnesota is preparing to make a pitch a day ahead of deadline for what Amazon calls its second headquarters.

    The Current

    Triple Rock Social Club announces plans to close on Nov. 22


    The Triple Rock Social Club has announced plans to close on Nov. 22, after 15 years in operation in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis. A post on Facebook thanks “all the customers, bands, and artists who have been a part of this place over the years.” Tributes are already coming in from artists like the…

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    Daily Download: Antonio Vivaldi - Autumn: I. Allegro

    Antonio Vivaldi - Autumn: I. Allegro

    Get a free MP3 of Antonio Vivaldi - Autumn: I. Allegro, performed by Capella Istropolitana; Takako Nishizaki, violin.