Jessica Mador Feature Archive

A report released Wednesday from national lobbying group Transportation for America rates one in every 17 bridges in the Twin Cities as "structurally deficient." (10/19/2011)
Minnesota racial minority households are less likely to have the means to survive financial crises than white households. (10/18/2011)
The four-block project was chosen for redevelopment because of its high concentration of foreclosure, crime and other problems. (10/17/2011)
A plan to merge two Minneapolis pension funds with statewide funds has received final approval. (10/14/2011)
One in every 336 housing units in Minnesota was subject to a default notice, scheduled auction or bank repossession in the third quarter of this year, reports a research firm. (10/13/2011)
A report shows foreclosures have disproportionately affected low income and poor communities in St. Paul. (10/12/2011)
A new report shows some St. Paul neighborhoods were hit harder by the foreclosure crisis than others. (10/11/2011)
Supporters hope the state will find a way to continue a program funded by the federal stimulus to weatherize more low-income homes and rental properties. (10/07/2011)
City inspectors are trying to determine how many homes in the tornado damage zone remain damaged, so they can assess how to best help those people who still need assistance. (09/28/2011)
MPR News reviewed hundreds of documents on the response to the May tornado in Minneapolis and found some problems with communication. Officials say the response went well overall. (09/27/2011)
Researchers from the University of Minnesota Medical School have been awarded $11 million to improve training for combat medics. (09/21/2011)
A new report shows the number of Twin Cities children and families experiencing homelessness is on the rise. (09/14/2011)
Playoffs begin Friday for the Minnesota Lynx when the team hosts the first-round of the Western Conference semifinals starting against San Antonio. (09/13/2011)
The Minnesota Lynx play their last regular season home game before heading into the playoffs. (09/08/2011)
It's clear the events of Sept. 11, 2001 played a role in many peoples' decisions to join the military. The Minnesota National Guard is still benefiting from a boost in recruitment a decade later. (09/07/2011)