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.
Minnesota retailers are hoping Gov. Mark Dayton will reconsider the part of his budget plan that would tax some pieces of clothing.
After taking a lot of heat from the business community, Gov. Mark Dayton is dropping one of his sales tax proposals.
It may be Minnesota’s most notorious murder case and it happened 50 years ago today.
A Mayo Clinic study finds that an implant can control acid reflux.
Gas is now selling for about $3.76 a gallon in the Twin Cities, and motorists aren’t the only ones complaining about big jumps in prices. Independent gas stations are also feeling the squeeze.
There is nothing lovely about this Valentine’s Day for the folks who plow and patrol the roads, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation, nor the week leading up to it.
A bill that would regulate dog and cat breeders in Minnesota has passed its first test in the state legislature.
More than 100 animals, mostly cows, were killed in a barn fire in San Francisco Township early Tuesday morning.
Declaring that he lacks the strength to do his job, Pope Benedict XVI announced Monday he will resign Feb. 28 — becoming the first pontiff to step down in 600 years.
What’s the best chemical for melting ice on our highways? The Minnesota Department of Transportation commissioned a study on the question. The findings suggest we’ve been down this road before.
A new study ranks Minnesota near the top for the way it handles its elections. All 50 states were ranked by the Pew Charitable Trusts.
If you drive a car, you’ve noticed a 30 cent jump in gas prices in recent weeks. But why? The reasons are many, according to the experts.
The women who make up 16 percent of the Minnesota National Guard are waiting to see if they’ll be assigned to combat units.
A new poll finds Gov. Mark Dayton leading the list of possible Republicans who may challenge him in 2014.
Gov. Mark Dayton’s plan to extend the state sales tax to clothing has drawn strong opposition from the Mall of America, which attracts out-of-state visitors with the promise of tax-free purchases.