Managing Editor Steve Murphy has worked at WCCO Radio News for 30 years and still loves his job even though it requires getting to work at 4 am! A native of Virginia, Murphy dabbled in radio while serving in the US Navy and anchored the news at his campus radio station at Rutgers University, where he obtained a BA in History. He worked at radio stations in Winona, MN and Cedar Rapids, IA before coming to WCCO in 1980.
Murphy says he feels lucky to have worked for many years with such talented journalists. And he says WCCO’s loyal listeners – many of whom provide feedback and frequent news tips – make the job especially worthwhile. Murphy and his wife Monica have three grown children, four grandchildren, a dog and several alarm clocks.
Want to hear some good news about gas prices for a change? It looks like gas prices in the Twin Cities have peaked.
With ten days to go in the 2013 session, DFL legislative leaders held budget talks with Governor Mark Dayton Friday to hammer out their differences on tax and budget issues, including a Senate proposal to extend the state’s sale tax to clothing.
There’s good news regarding Minnesota’s drought: It’s easing up considerably.
Can anesthesia from surgery cause dementia in elderly patients? That question was the subject of a recent Mayo Clinic study. The findings were released Wednesday.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation is once again urging motorists to “do the zipper merge” in construction zones.
Members of the Minnesota Senate will decide whether to require drug tests for lawmakers to qualify for their pay and benefits.
Would you donate your kidney to a stranger? A growing number of people are willing to do just that.
Rep. Michele Bachmann said it was a “privilege” to attend the funeral of Margaret Thatcher. Congresswoman Bachmann was one of three members of the U.S. House to attend the funeral in London.
Yes, it feels like winter today. But if you need more proof that spring is coming, consider this — April 1 is the last day for declaring snow emergencies in Minneapolis.
A tax on pacemakers and other medical devices made in Minnesota may be going away. Since January there’s been a 2.3 percent tax on medical device sales with the revenues earmarked to help pay for the new national health care reform law.
March Madness basketball brackets aren’t the only office pools underway this Thursday. Powerball players also are pooling their money to buy blocks of tickets for a $320 million jackpot.
A Minnesota congressman wants thousands of military discharges reviewed, saying a lot of veterans may have been misdiagnosed.
A new University of Minnesota study should put the minds of many pregnant women who are still on the job full-time at ease.
Scientists report a drop of nearly 60 percent in the number of Monarch butterflies making it to their winter home in Mexico this year — the lowest level since record-keeping began 20 years ago.
Kids who avoid scary situations are more likely to have anxiety problems.