July 31, 2019 - MPR’s Elizabeth Shockman reports on racist incidents at Metcalf Middle School in Burnsville. Students and staff recount multiple experiences of racial slurs at school, including offensive words spoken by principal Shannon McParland.
September 21, 2018 - MPR’s Nina Moini reports on Jim Knoblach, a high-ranking republican state representative, who is abruptly ending his re-election campaign. MPR News was preparing to publish detailed accusations from his daughter of inappropriate behavior toward her since childhood.
May 4, 2016 - MPR’s Laura Yuen followed Diamond Syas, a Black student at Kennedy High School in Bloomington, for the course of a school year to see what it would take for her to make it to graduation day.
September 21, 2015 - MPR’s Laura Yuen and Mukhtar Ibrahim profile Amir Meshal, a Bloomington man who is under both U.S. government and community scrutiny. They present a complicated story.
July 30, 2015 - MPR’s Brandt Williams reports on tensions between the police and many people of color, who say they're being targeted by officers. Some black residents of north Minneapolis appreciate the extra attention their area gets from police…others resent it.
November 24, 2014 - MPR’s Curtis Gilbert reports on the cost and hassle of mattress disposal in Minneapolis, and how the city is looking for ways to best deal with recycling and costs.
September 30, 2014 - A months-long MPR News and KARE 11 reporting project on football head injuries found hundreds of high school players have been pulled from games and practices, game rules have changed, and parents have been involved more fully in what their teenage players are experiencing.
October 25, 2012 - Minnesotans are involved in a passionate debate about marriage during 2012 election season. The two sides began squaring off more than 40 years ago. This project draws from MPR's extensive audio archive to explore the origins of this election day showdown over same-sex marriage.
May 4, 2012 - MPR’s Brandt Williams profiles a group of Minnesota parents as they reflect on the 40th anniversary of their efforts on school desegregation.
January 27, 2010 - As part of MPR News series “Civil War Kids: Young Somalis in Minnesota,” MPR’s Laura Yuen reports on how countless young Somalis in Minnesota are succeeding, despite grim statistics in their community.