Father, Son, and the Rapture: Lin Enger's American Gospel

Dec 14, 2020

We talk with Minnesota Writer Lin Enger. His new novel is called American Gospel. It's a father-son story told amidst the approach of an impending rapture.

Explore Minnesota with Amy Rea

Jun 9, 2020

Summertime in Minnesota is the perfect time for exploring all that the state has to offer, and especially now during a pandemic, visiting our parks and shorter day trips seem like a great way to get out of the house and spend some time outdoors. So, reach for the newest edition of Explorer’s Guide Minnesota and plan your next trip. It’s "the perfect guide to navigate Minnestoa’s cities, lakes, and everything in between." There’s something for everyone in this book! Hear our interview with author Amy Rea.

One Book One Minnesota: A Statewide Book Club

Apr 26, 2020

Social distancing and sheltering in place has not been easy, but I remain appreciative of the power of books to comfort, to entertain, to take us out of our heads for a while, to allow us to keep learning about ourselves during these tough times. That’s why I was so glad to hear about the One Book/ One Minnesota program.

It was supposed to be a light, funny story, but Minnesotans didn’t see it that way. A data reporter for the Washington Post found some statistics from the USDA which ranked Red Lake County in northwest Minnesota the “worst place to live in America.” He wrote a story about it. It went viral. Minnesotans were not pleased and they let him know it.

Carolyn King

Carolyn King and her sisters have been watching the Miss America Pageant since the 50s.  She's been before, but not like this year, where she's watching rehearsals and getting all the behind the scenes scoop. 

One of the many fun stops at the State Fair is at the corner of Randall and Cosgrove where the Math-on-a-Stick activites cover x number of square feet (please solve for x). We talked to one of the volunteers who share fun math experiences with fairgoers of all ages.

The same guy, Fred Pittroff,who built the giant slide at the State Fair still keeps track of it, having passed off ownership and operation to his son. We were lucky enough to talk to him in the AMPERS booth.

I happened upon Sarah, from Stillwater, just before her shift at Sweet Martha's at the State Fair. She talked about the fun of making millions of cookies for the entire run of the fair.

Haiden stopped by the booth to see what this radio stuff was all about. When she said she was thinking about radio as a careeer, we just had to talk to her.

"Huskies are a lot of work." That's the lesson we learned from talking to some husky owners at the Minnesota State Fair.