2015 Explanatory Reporting, Medium Newsroom finalist

Climate Change in Minnesota


About the Project

The special online report “Climate Change in Minnesota” is the result of more than six months of reporting by MPR News. It’s an effort to explore the reality of climate change in Minnesota and how people are adapting to it. It included an examination of voluminous data and interviews with scores of scientists, state and local officials, farmers, foresters, health experts, weather observers, policy makers and residents.

We launched our reporting efforts by convening informal panels and interviewing scientists and others to guide our initial work.

Our work includes data visualization, a unique video that explains how a changing climate makes wet climates wetter and dry climates drier, a podcast, radio stories delivered online, and more.