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Minnesota Now with Cathy Wurzer is journalism that doesn’t take itself too seriously. It’s reporting that puts people first with live, down-to-earth, unscripted interviews that aim to inform and entertain. Tune in to Minnesota Now weekdays at noon on the radio or the live audio stream at mprnews.org.

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Sen. Amy Klobuchar backs Kamala Harris for president
After President Joe Biden dropped out of the 2024 race on Sunday, a majority of Minnesota’s democratic leaders voiced their support for Vice President Kamala Harris, including Minnesota’s senior senator.
‘There’s a parallel’: Former governor Arne Carlson reflects on his own eleventh-hour race
President Joe Biden’s late-race dropout might feel a little familiar to lifelong Minnesotans. Thirty-four years ago, Minnesota saw a gubernatorial election that had plenty of controversy.
Minnesota delegates react to Joe Biden’s exit from the presidential race
MPR News spoke with all 93 Minnesota delegates. The majority support Harris, but eleven remain uncommitted — that’s the most in any state.
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz doesn’t rule out VP role as presidential nomination race is reset
Gov. Tim Walz told Minnesota Now that he spoke with Vice President Kamala Harris on Sunday and would join the Democratic ticket if it helped improve chances of a win.
Joe Mauer heading into the Hall of Fame, Lynx players preparing for Olympics
Twins fans have a lot to look forward to coming up, a five-game homestand and Joe Mauer being inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Minnesota Lynx are now on an Olympic break with four players competing in Paris.
Thank You, Stranger: A barista never knew one regular's name, but years later reconnected in a special way
Moriah Stephens was a barista at Caribou Coffee for more than eight years in St. Louis Park. More than 10 years after hanging up her apron, she was having coffee when she ran into a regular and reconnected.
New report looks for redress for residents displaced from St. Paul’s West Side Flats
More than 2,000 residents were forced to move in the West Side Flats neighborhood in the aftermath of flooding of the Mississippi River in 1952.
Minnesota delegates at Republican National Convention react to Vance, prepare for Trump speech
MPR News correspondent Mark Zdechlik joined the program live from Milwaukee with reaction from Minnesota delegates in what has been an eventful convention so far.