Melissa Townsend is a senior producer for MPR News who worked with host Cathy Wurzer to design Minnesota Now. Prior to that she produced the Early Risers podcast from MPR and Little Moments Count.
- A doctor answers questions on COVID tests, future variants and more
- Phenomenal phenology reports from young reporters around Minn.
- What's it like to be in high school during the omicron surge?
- As omicron surges, Osseo superintendent faces school staff absences of up to 25 percent
- Reporter Kirsti Marohn on whistleblower case against MN pollution agency
- The longtime director of the NDSU marching band hangs up his whistle
- What it's like to keep a restaurant going during the pandemic
- An 86-year-old organist who fled the Nazis writes his story for the first time
- A leader in the fight against oil pipelines reflects on lessons learned
- Healing in the new year: The full conversation