Minnesota Public Radio

Federal Agency Hears Testimony on Fate of Gray Wolves

The proposal would return management of the predators to the states, potentially subjecting them to hunting and trapping.

BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) _ Federal officials are weighing testimony from the only public hearing in the country on the government’s latest attempt to take gray wolves off the endangered and threatened species list. The proposal would return management of the predators to the states, potentially subjecting them to hunting and trapping. It most states it’s illegal to kill a wolf…

Raccoon Climbing UBS Tower In St. Paul Stops Traffic And Goes Viral

A crowd gathered to watch it while others commented on Twitter

ST. PAUL, Minn. — It’s the social media event that stopped people from working in the Twin Cities. A stranded raccoon was generating a lot of social media interest as it scaled an office building in downtown St. Paul. Minnesota Public Radio branded the errant raccoon with the hashtag #mprraccoon . A crowd gathered to watch it while others commented…

More Details Released Behind Harassment Allegations Against Garrison Keillor

PR says Keillor was accused by one woman of dozens of sexually inappropriate incidents over several years

  MINNESOTA — Minnesota Public Radio is providing additional details of allegations of sexual harassment against humorist Garrison Keillor. MPR says Keillor was accused by one woman of dozens of sexually inappropriate incidents over several years. They allegedly included requests for sexual contact and explicit sexual communications and touching. The statement disputes Keillor’s assertion in November that MPR terminated its…

Keillor Says MPR Fired Him Without a “Fair Investigation”

It says they alleged "multiple incidents,'' though only one claimed the behavior was directed at her

  MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Minnesota Public Radio insists it “carefully investigated” complaints from two people of “inappropriate behavior” by Garrison Keillor before it terminated its contracts with the creator of “A Prairie Home Companion.” MPR said the complaints came from two people formerly associated with the show. It says they alleged “multiple incidents,” though only one claimed the behavior was…

President of MPR Claims “Multiple Allegations” Brought Against Garrison Keillor

Jon McTaggart held an off-the-record meeting with employees a week after Keillor's dismissal

  MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — The president of Minnesota Public Radio has told employees the decision to cut business ties with Garrison Keillor resulted from “multiple allegations” over an extended period of time. Jon McTaggart held an off-the-record meeting with employees a week after Keillor’s dismissal. Reporters from Minnesota Public Radio News did not attend because the meeting was declared off-the-record,…

MPR Facing Backlash with Decision to Cut Ties with Garrison Keillor

Some say they will no longer support MPR

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — Outraged Garrison Keillor fans are mad at Minnesota Public Radio. On Wednesday, MPR cut ties with Keillor, former host of the popular public radio show “A Prairie Home Companion,” over an allegation of workplace misconduct. Some say they will no longer support MPR, one of the nation’s largest public radio operations, which depends on financial…

Garrison Keillor Says He’s Been Fired Over Allegations of Improper Behavior

Keillor told The Associated Press of his firing in an email. In a follow-up statement, he says he was fired over ``a story that I think is more interesting and more complicated than the version MPR heard.''

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) _ Garrison Keillor, the former host of “A Prairie Home Companion,” says he’s been fired by Minnesota Public Radio over allegations of improper behavior. KeillorĀ told The Associated Press of his firing in an email. In a follow-up statement, he says he was fired over “a story that I think is more interesting and more complicated than the version…

LIVE: MPR Celebrates 50th Anniversary In Moorhead

MPR Broadcasting All Day From Rourke Art Museum

  Ali Lozoff, director of Minnesota Public Radio’s 50th Anniversary, joins Adam Ladwig to talk about a day-long celebration in Moorhead. The station is broadcasting from the Rourke Art Museum from 9-6 on September 28th. Several local choirs and orchestras are also being featured. Lozoff talks about the importance of public radio stations in any community. The public is welcomed…