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“MPR News in Greater Minnesota”

Join us as MPR News travels in Greater Minnesota to these four locations across the state – Brainerd, Rochester, St. Cloud and Duluth.  Angela Davis, host of MPR News with Angela Davis, will be joined by different newsroom talent in each locale – Stephanie Curtis, program director, MPR News, Kirsti Marohn, correspondent, and Catharine Richert, correspondent. They will share their experiences in bringing the news to Greater Minnesota – their memorable stories and interviews, successes, and challenges – and their most coveted interview. Enjoy the conversation, stories and sharing!  

Brainerd, Minn.

MPR Connects will feature MPR News host Angela Davis live on stage with correspondent Kirsti Marohn. They will share their favorite and most memorable stories and challenges and let you know what their most coveted interview would be. It’s free but you need to register, see link below. We hope to see you there!  

Who: Open to the public, registration is required 
When: Thursday, May 23rd, 5:00 – 5:30 pm, check in and social. 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm, event 
Where: Chalberg Theatre at Central Lakes College, 501 W College Dr, Brainerd, MN 56401 
How: Participation is free, but registration is required by visiting here.

Rochester, Minn.

MPR Connects will feature MPR News host Angela Davis live on stage with correspondent Catharine Richert. They will share their favorite and most memorable stories and challenges and let you know what their most coveted interview would be. It’s free but you need to register, see link below. We hope to see you there!  

Who: Open to the public, registration is required 
When: Thursday, June 6th, 5:15 – 6:00 pm, check in and social. 6:00 pm -7:00 pm, event 
Where: The Chateau, located in Peace Plaza, 15 1st St SW, Rochester, MN 55902 
How: Participation is free, but registration is required by visiting here.

St. Cloud, Minn.

MPR Connects will feature MPR News host Angela Davis live on stage with correspondent Kirsti Marohn. They will share their favorite and most memorable stories and challenges and let you know what their most coveted interview would be. It’s free but you need to register, see link below. We hope to see you there!  

Who: Open to the public, registration is required 
When: Thursday, June 13th, 5:15 – 6:00 pm, check in and social. 6:00 pm -7:00 pm, event 
Where: The Great River Regional Library – the Mississippi Room, 1300 W St. Germain St., St. Cloud, MN 56301 
How: Participation is free, but registration is required by visiting here.

Duluth, Minn.

MPR Connects will feature MPR News host Angela Davis live on stage with MPR News Program Director Stephanie Curtis. They will share their favorite and most memorable stories and challenges and let you know what their most coveted interview would be. It’s free but you need to register, see link below. We hope to see you there!  

Who: Open to the public, registration is required 
When: Thursday, June 27th, 5:15 – 6:00 pm, check in and social. 6:00 pm -7:00 pm, event 
Where: The Moorish Room at Greysolon, 231 E. Superior Street, Duluth MN 55802 
How: Participation is free, but registration is required by visiting here.

Archived events

2023 MPR Connects! Presented “Appetites” in Greater Minnesota with Tom Crann, as he talked with four different local “foodies” to bring you hyper-local, regional food & drink news, trends, reviews, flavors, recipes and advice! The archive is available online:

2022 MPR Connects! Presented Domenico Montanaro’s talk with Mike Mulcahy of MPR News about our political climate with topics ranging from the President’s record and approval ratings to the situation in Ukraine, 2022 mid-term elections, the Supreme Court – and more. The archive is available online:

2021 MPR Connects! Presented Peter Sagal’s talk with Tom Crann of MPR News connecting Constitutional civics to everyday life. The archive is available online: