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What is your reaction to Sen. Franken's decision to resign?

Minnesota Democrat Al Franken, facing fresh allegations of sexual misconduct and vanishing support from fellow Democrats, announced today that he will resign from the Senate. MPR News wants to hear your reaction is to his decision.
asked on December 7, 2017

Where do you stand on the socio-economic ladder?

We want to hear from you about your opportunities for — and challenges with — achieving your social and economic goals.
asked on December 6, 2017

Who do you owe an apology to?

Who do you owe an apology to? What are you sorry for? How do you hope saying you’re sorry will change the relationship or situation?
asked on December 4, 2017

'Tis the Season: How, if at all, do you celebrate?

What makes your holiday traditions unique? Whether your December is Santa centric or sans St. Nick, focused on religion or secular, we’re eager to hear from you.
asked on November 28, 2017

What do you remember from your first Ballet West "Nutcracker"?

This year Ballet West's annual traditional holiday show has received a $3 million makeover in sets, props and costumes, designed to add visual whimsy and a storybook feel to Willam Christensen's beloved choreography of the first-in-the-nation story-length "Nutcracker."
asked on November 24, 2017

What do you remember about Dec. 31, 1967?

Think back: How did you mark New Year's Eve 1967? What were you looking forward to in 1968? What were you ready to "say goodbye" to about 1967?
asked on November 1, 2017

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The highs and lows of recreational pot — listeners weigh in December 4, 2017

The sale of recreational marijuana becomes legal in the state of California on Jan. 1, 2018, and that means anybody 21 or older will be able to buy marijuana products from a licensed retailer. We asked listeners: "What does this mean for you?" Not surprisingly, opinions were all over the map. And some were offered reluctantly. Despite its impending legality, recreational pot is still a little taboo. Here's a gauge of how SoCal is feeling.

The power of prayer: Among the St. Louis faithful, many say they’d be lost without it November 23, 2017

Several PIN sources explain why prayer remains important to them at a time when the number of U.S. adults who do not identify with any organized religion is growing?

Strange but true — there are fans who cheer for BYU and Utah September 8, 2017

PIN helped us successfully find and contact a surprising number of people who are fans of both teams in the state's vicious rivalry between BYU and Utah.

Harvey's wrath extends all the way to Minnesota August 31, 2017

We sent a query out to a wide Minnesota audience asking how Hurricane Harvey has affected them and their loved ones. In response we heard from a Minnesotan woman who was stuck there after traveling to Texas on vacation and a woman who was waiting for her son in Texas to come visit Minnesota for the State Fair - a family tradition. Reporter Mark Steil was able to get in contact with both of these families and included their stories in the feature.