May 20, 2016 - As part of MPR's “Trouble in the Water” series, MPR’s Mark Steil reports on the pollution problem of when rainfall washes soil and nutrients down from the town of Worthington and thousands of acres of farmland, and into Okabena Lake.
February 27, 2013 - MPR’s Mark Steil investigates DNR records that show scores of water permit holders in Minnesota are illegally using billions of gallons more water then they're supposed to, at a time when drought threatens state water supplies.
March 21, 2012 - MPR’s Mark Steil takes a look back at Sherburn High School Raiders’s win of the 1970 Minnesota Boys Basketball Tournament.
March 26, 2010 - On this Midday program, a collection of reports in which MPR News explores how changing our food culture could help cure obesity.
October 21, 2009 - MPR’s Mark Steil visits potter Pete Landherr as he oversees his kiln firing near Walnut Grove.
March 9, 2009 - Several hundred people attended funeral services for writer Bill Holm Sunday in Minneota. Holm lived most of his life in the small southwest Minnesota community. Minneota mayor Paul Larson says Holm touched many residents in town through his writing and community service.
March 9, 2009 - The town of Minneota, the region and the world said goodbye to Bill Holm on Sunday. The funeral service in southwest Minnesota brought together hundreds of people. All of them touched in some way by the author, musician and teacher.
February 3, 2009 - A nearly century-old oral history of a band of Lakota Indians in South Dakota has been found in the Twin Cities. It's one of the oldest examples of a tradition known as the winter count.
February 3, 2009 - A rare, original oral history of Indian life has surfaced in the Twin Cities. It's one of the oldest known examples of it's kind. In 1910, Lakota Chief Martin White Horse dictated stories about his community, located on a reservation in South Dakota. After the oral history, called a winter count, was typed up, the transcript went into storage. There it lay for decades, forgotten about. The descendants of the white woman who typed up the document rediscovered it last summer, and opened up a window to the history of the Lakota and to their own family.
December 23, 2008 - A group of about 50 Native Americans will ride on horseback into the Mankato area later this week. Their arrival will mark the end of a nearly 300 mile trip to mark the 146th anniversary of the largest mass execution in U.S. history. The group has endured blizzards and long stretches of below zero temperatures in their journey from the Missouri River to the Minnesota River. They saddled up again this morning in southwest Minnesota for one of the last legs of what they call a ride of reconciliation. Minnesota Public Radio's Mark Steil reports.