Maureen McCarthy

Senior Editor | Metro
Phone: 612-673-7112
Maureen McCarthy supervises the Topics team, including coverage of higher education, religion, philanthropy, transportation, federal courts and cultures and immigration.

Recent content from Maureen McCarthy

Baseball's first king of the mound

Edward Achorn rediscovers the amazing story of one of early baseball's dominant pitchers and the season that made him great.

Updated: May 22, 2010, - 01:56 PM

With cards, like the game, it's about the money

The history of baseball card collecting shows that this kid's hobby was never really child's play.

Updated: May 08, 2010, - 02:37 PM

Author strings together pearls' past and present

"Tears of Mermaids" dives deep to find the connections between pearl divers and the women who wear their finds.

Updated: February 17, 2010, - 12:14 PM

In an instant, family expands

An unexpected phone call from her birth mother prompts the writer to re-examine her definition of family.

Updated: August 26, 2009, - 05:55 AM

Mortgage mess is covered inside out

A New York Times reporter who wrote about the housing bubble also got caught up in it.

Updated: July 03, 2009, - 12:06 PM

The greatest tennis match ever

The U.S.-German match in the 1937 Davis Cup tournament semifinals had significance and meaning beyond the world of tennis.

Updated: May 29, 2009, - 02:04 PM

Microsoft money for Minnesota schools

Minnesota schools got a share of $55 million from the state's Microsoft settlement, based on their population of low-income students. Here's a sample of the metro area payouts.

Updated: October 06, 2006, - 03:06 PM

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