Jessica Mador Feature Archive

A preliminary damage assessments revealed $16.3 million in cleanup costs and damages. FEMA will pay 75 percent. (06/07/2011)
More than $800,000 in funds for Minnesota from the U.S. Department of Labor will go to state and local homeless veterans and job readiness programs. (06/02/2011)
Minneapolis-based Fairview Health Services is cutting its workforce by 240 positions, due in part to operating losses in the first quarter. (05/26/2011)
City inspectors have completed preliminary inspections on roughly 7,000 properties hit by the tornado. They say as many as 100 are considered unsafe for habitation. But officials expect that number to rise as the recovery continues. (05/26/2011)
Housing is the biggest issues facing the victims of the twister that struck north Minneapolis on Sunday. City officials hope a disaster recovery center opening on Wednesday will help matters. (05/25/2011)
Minneapolis residents continue to clean up the mess left by Sunday's severe storms. At least one person was killed and more than two dozen other people were injured after at least one tornado touched down in the Twin Cities metro area, leaving a wide swath of devastation in its wake. (05/23/2011)
The official goodbye ceremony for 2,400 Minnesota National Guard soldiers deploying to Kuwait was being held today at Fort Snelling. (05/22/2011)
Minnesota National Guard soldiers charged with transporting thousands of soldiers and their equipment have already been working for more than half a year on logistics for the upcoming deployment by the First Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division to Kuwait. (05/20/2011)
The Red Bulls served the longest combat tour of any unit in the Iraq War - and now it's their turn again. For about 40 percent of these soldiers, the deployment means yet another long separation from loved ones. (05/20/2011)
Allina Hospitals and Clinics has fired nearly three dozen employees for violating the federal patient privacy rule, otherwise known as HIPAA. (05/06/2011)
The school district sent out letters to teachers saying they may not have a job in their current building next year. (05/06/2011)
A Spring Lake Park man was charged Wednesday morning in the Sunday kidnapping and sexual assault of a 8-year-old girl. (05/04/2011)
A Metro Transit bus and a passenger vehicle collided Wednesday morning in downtown St. Paul, causing the bus to hit the Alliance Bank Center building, transit police said. (05/04/2011)
St. Paul launched the program to increase diversity in the city's emergency responder pool. (05/03/2011)
For Minnesotans who lost loved ones either in the attacks or in the war that followed, the news that bin Laden had been killed renewed their grief and delivered a long-held desire for justice. (05/02/2011)