Minnesota Public Radio News to Air One-Hour Radio Special "What Happened at Red Lake?"; Discovering New Details in Monday’s Tragic School Shooting in Northern Minnesota

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Minnesota Public Radio News to Air One-Hour Radio Special "What Happened at Red Lake?"; Discovering New Details in Monday’s Tragic School Shooting in Northern Minnesota

Program to Broadcast on Public Radio Stations Nationwide Friday

WHAT: Minnesota Public Radio News from American Public Media created a national radio special about the Red Lake Indian reservation shooting in northern Minnesota, a tragedy that reverberated far beyond the boundaries of Red Lake.

The hour-long special will detail the chronology of the shooting, what’s known about the student who killed nine people and himself and what makes this sovereign Indian community different from other communities. The special will also examine Monday’s shooting within the context of other school shootings.

  • Members of Red Lake Indian Reservation community

  • Emergency personnel who responded to the scene

  • Grief counselors who have dealt with similar type situations

WHO: The Minnesota Public Radio News special, from American Public Media, will be produced by Catherine Winter of the documentary unit American RadioWorks. Minnesota Public Radio News’ Cathy Wurzer will host the program.

TUNE-IN: The special will air on Minnesota Public Radio’s news and information stations noon-1 p.m. Friday, March 25, during Midday, and at 10-11 a.m. Saturday, March 26, and can be heard on all Minnesota Public Radio news and information stations, including KNOW 91.1 FM in the Twin Cities.

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