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Nolan Won’t Run Again In Minnesota

Rep. Rick Nolan (D-MN) announced that he will not run for re-election when his term ends in 2018, the Minneaspolis Star Tribune reports. Minnesota Public Radio: “It’s a stunning change of heart for Nolan. In June, he told reporters he [...]

Minnesota Public Radio Begins Somali-Language Service

2 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Walking the walk in terms of serving underserved communities, MPR has beta-launched an online local-and-global-news channel for Minnesota's 31,400 Somalis, the state's second-largest group of foreign-born residents.

Bachmann: God Doesn’t Want Me In The Senate

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Minnesota Public Radio reports: Former Minnesota Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann has ruled out a run for U.S. Senate seat next fall, MPR News has confirmed. Bachmann’s reasoning: She didn’t have any “sense from the lord” that she should...Show More Summary

Minnesota Republicans lose their minds when Muslim voters train for participation in caucuses

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

When Muslim voters attempted to learn how to participate in the GOP caucus, members of the Republican party lost their minds. According to a report from Minnesota Public Radio, the GOP accused Muslim voters of attempting to infiltrate their party. They weren’t, but they certainly might be...

Pawlenty Signals Interest in Governor’s Race

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R) is actively considering a political comeback, Minnesota Public Radio reports. “Pawlenty is weighing a campaign for his old job and is convening a group of Republican donors and political movers this month as he [...]

The NFL kneeling protests: On MPR

(Scott Johnson) Minnesota Public Radio (91.1 FM in the Twin Cities) will broadcast the University of Minnesota Humphrey School symposium on the NFL kneeling protests tomorrow at noon and 9:00 p.m. Moderated on campus yesterday by Professor...Show More Summary

Garrison Keillor's "inappropriate behavior" detailed in new report

An investigation from Minnesota Public Radio turned incidents of alleged inappropriate behavior beyond the one Garrison Keillor cites as leading to his termination. Continue reading…

Garrison Keillor investigation detailed as Minnesota Public Radio defends decision to fire him

Minnesota Public Radio has released further information about its investigation into former “A Prairie Home Companion” host Garrison Keillor, rebutting claims by its onetime associate that he was fired for putting his hand on a woman’s bare back while comforting her. In a long letter addressed...

Garrison Keillor Responds to Allegations After New Details Are Released

Garrison Keillor, the former host of Minnesota Public Radio’s “A Prairie Home Companion,” answered allegations of sexual impropriety after MPR, which severed ties with Keillor back in November, released new details about the allegations against him. “MPR said in a...

Minnesota Public Radio Disputes Fired Star Garrison Keillor’s Back-Patting Claim

Garrison Keillor was not fired from Minnesota Public Radio merely for patting a grieving female colleague on the back, says MPR president Jon McTaggart. In a lengthy note to MPR members and listeners, detailing incidents of sexuallyShow More Summary

Minnesota Public Radio would like you to know that what Garrison Keillor did was a lot worse than you probably thought.

A letter from MPR president Jon McTaggart. In the main part of the letter, he responds to questions that he frames for the purpose of explaining and justifying MPR's actions. Sample:"Did MPR overreact to a single incident of Garrison...Show More Summary

What Did Garrison Keillor Really Do? Minnesota Public Radio Does Deep-Dive Report On Misconduct Allegations

"An investigation by MPR News" - which included interviews with more than 60 people who had dealt professionally with Keillor - "has learned of a years-long pattern of behavior that left several women who worked for Keillor feeling mistreated, sexualized or belittled."

Radio host Garrison Keillor fired over ‘dozens’ of incidents: network

last monthNews : The Raw Story

Minnesota Public Radio ended its contracts with “Prairie Home Companion” host Garrison Keillor over multiple accusations of sexual misconduct by a woman who had worked on the show and not a single incident, the network’s president said on Tuesday. In a posting to members and...

MPR Reveals New Details of Keillor Allegations

Minnesota Public Radio provided additional details of allegations of sexual harassment against humorist Garrison Keillor on Tuesday, saying his alleged conduct went well beyond his account in November of accidentally touching a woman's bare back. MPR said in a statement that Keillor was accused by a woman who worked on...

Garrison Keillor, Horn Dog

(John Hinderaker) One of the many prominent men swept up in sex-related scandals in the past few months was Garrison Keillor, long a fixture on Minnesota Public Radio and a favorite of liberals nationwide. MPR fired Keillor, but until...Show More Summary

Garrison Keillor faces dozens more claims of sexual harassment

last monthNews : NY Daily News

Minnesota Public Radio says Garrison Keillor's alleged conduct went well beyond his account of accidentally touching a woman's bare back.

Minnesota farmers skeptical of free nitrate tests

A south-central Minnesota county has rejected the Department of Agriculture's offer for free nitrate well tests. Minnesota Public Radio reports that Brown County rejected the program in December after residents … Click to Continue »

MPR News reassigns host due to relationship with candidate

Minnesota Public Radio News is reassigning a prominent host after he disclosed his relationship with a Democratic politician. The St. Paul-based radio station said Friday it was removing Tom Weber … Click to Continue »

The Kennedy Center cancels its Garrison Keillor event

Public radio icon Garrison Keillor, who was dropped by Minnesota Public Radio after a co-worker accused him of inappropriate behavior, will not appear in the Kennedy Center’s Concert Hall on May 11, the arts center said Monday. Ticket holders will be contacted about refunds for the Keillor concert, according to an arts center spokeswoman. Tickets […]

“AL FRANKEN HAS OFFICIALLY RESIGNED HIS SENATE SEAT, effective as of noon central time Tuesday. A …

“AL FRANKEN HAS OFFICIALLY RESIGNED HIS SENATE SEAT, effective as of noon central time Tuesday. A top Franken staffer said the senator submitted his resignation letter to Gov. Mark Dayton Tuesday morning,” Minnesota Public Radio reports.

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