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Cathy Wurzer
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Morning Edition, with Cathy Wurzer in St. Paul and NPR hosts in Washington and Los Angeles, brings you all the news from overnight and the information you need to start your day. Listen from 4 to 9 a.m. every weekday.

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Rep. McCollum sees VP Harris atop ticket energizing women to back Democrats
U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum, who represents Minnesota’s 4th District, told Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer she’s willing to back Harris and favors Gov. Tim Walz for a running mate.
Growing people, not crops, is the goal of a Moorhead farm
The Red River Valley is well known for large farms growing an abundance of corn, soybeans and sugar beets. But there’s a unique farm near Moorhead that’s finding success by focusing on a very different kind of growth: human skills and knowledge.
New Minneapolis director to oversee civil rights, police reform through ‘equitable lens’
After some administrative turnover, Michelle Phillips took office on Tuesday. She is tasked with investigating discriminatory practices and police misconduct complaints while promoting civil rights understanding throughout the city.
Wildflower Chasers: A brush with bristle on the North Shore
Keeping your nose to the ground can be a great way to find blooming wildflowers. But as Morning Edition’s Wildflower Chasers found out, it’s a good idea to look up once in a while.
From a basement lab to computers worldwide, Concordia College digitizes thousands of species
After languishing for decades — in some cases more than a century — in Minnesota museum collections, more than one million bugs, birds and other specimens are now being offered to a new audience.
Leech Lake band celebrates the transfer of 11,000 acres that represent what was illegally taken
Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe leaders this week celebrated the restoration of more than 11 thousand acres that represent land illegally taken by the federal government decades ago.  
Sven Sundgaard catches up with the pigeon he rescued at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center
If you find an injured animal in the Twin Cities area, there’s one go-to place that can help: the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Roseville. They just had their busiest May-June ever.