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 added 9,100 jobs in December, bringing unemployment rates in the state down to levels not seen since before the financial crisis of 2008.
There is another mile-marker for the newly-restored Union Depot in St Paul. Starting on Monday, Jefferson Lines is providing bus service to and from the majestic station.
Bad as it may seem, this flu season doesn’t rank among the most severe.
Extra security is now in place with students resuming class in Sleepy Eye and New Ulm Monday. The action was taken after a teenager was arrested for allegedly posting threats on Facebook.
State health officials are sampling water at several buildings in downtown Minneapolis to make sure it’s safe following Thursday’s massive water main break.
Todd Hoffner is fighting to get his job back as head football coach at Minnesota State University-Mankato.
It’s been a nice holiday present to have gas prices dip below $3 a gallon, but what will happen in the new year?
It looks like milk prices won’t be going up. U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar says the fiscal cliff compromise approved after midnight would extend the farm bill along with current prices for milk.
Our cold spell is one more incentive for a winter getaway and the nation’s biggest travel agency is seeing an increase in bookings.
The effort by Russia’s parliament to ban Americans from adopting Russian children brings back anxious memories for a Twin Cities couple.
The founder of Best Buy reportedly is close to making a formal offer of $5 to $6 billion for the Richfield-based electronics retailer.
A daylong celebration is planned Saturday for the reopening of St Paul’s Union Depot.
Stalking by smartphone. It’s a growing problem, and a Minnesota lawmaker wants to stop it.
The two grand-prize-winning Powerball tickets were sold in Arizona and Missouri, but seven tickets sold in Minnesota qualified as nice consolation prizes.
The Pine Bend Refinery is planning a major upgrade with the promise of 500 construction jobs.