MPR News provides up-to-date, in-depth coverage of important developments in our region, including stories, photos and videos on politics, business, education, health, weather and the environment.

What's New

Version 3.2.4

- Fixed a bug with the lock screen controls
- Fixed crashing bugs
- Added better crash reporting to speed up any future fixes

Customer Reviews

3 out of 5

28 Ratings

28 Ratings

Good app & content; one annoyance

Edge 554

MPR News produces great content, and this app makes it easy to access without a radio. Indeed, their journalism isn’t limited to audio. I mostly use this app to *read* news stories of local interest. Photos too.

MPR provides a news service — accessible with this app — that goes above & beyond the apps provided by the local TV news & newspaper companies, and it rivals paywall-based news sites. Oh yeah, and there are NO ADS!

One complaint, though. If I’m listening to something on my iPhone (music, podcast, etc.), and then open this app, whatever I was listening to will stop. Annoying! The designers may have assumed that I came to the app to listen to their content and that I want to stop listening to my own. This would be an incorrect assumption, though. If I want to play content from the app, I’ll tap a play button.

As an aside, if you like this FREE app, I suggest that you show your financial support; become a member of MPR or your local public radio station.

Lacks basic zoom function!

Cerebral Paulee

The app is fine for text stories but lame if there are graphics involved. I have it on an iPhone 6s and there is no pinch to zoom function, nor will the app switch to landscape mode if the phone is turned sideways. A recent article on Twin Cities road closures included an annotated map which I could not even read due to this shortcoming.

Great App!


Not sure why this has such a low overall rating, but we have this on all the iPads and iPhones in the house and use it daily. Whether it's listening to the news, classical or the current, we love it.


Minnesota Public Radio
15.5 MB
Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
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