Jessica Mador Feature Archive

Studies show that deployment stress affects parenting and may result in behavior and emotional problems in children. Now, a new U of M study aims to help Guard families with school-age kids weather deployment. (04/29/2011)
Congress slashed the $75 million HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing voucher program by a third for 2011, meaning less help is available for this high risk group just when the need is growing. (04/25/2011)
Attorneys for Toyota are asking a Minneapolis federal judge to dismiss many of the claims in a case filed by a St. Paul man. (04/19/2011)
Lee and the victims' families have joined together to pursue a lawsuit against Toyota, alleging problems with Lee's Toyota caused the accident. (04/18/2011)
How do you prepare for a year at war? The Munoz family, in the north metro, is struggling with that question. Staff officer Freddy Munoz will soon deploy to Kuwait as part of the drawdown of U.S. troops from Iraq, along with about 2,400 other Minnesota National Guard soldiers. (04/15/2011)
The latest snapshot from foreclosure research firm Realtytrac shows foreclosure filings fell 15 percent over the last quarter of 2010, and foreclosure activity in the first quarter was down 27 percent over the same period last year. (04/14/2011)
Lawmakers agreed to eliminate federal funding for housing counseling as part of last weekend's federal budget negotiations. (04/13/2011)
An increase in immigrants and other diverse communities is contributing to population growth in some second and third ring suburbs in the Twin Cities metro. (04/07/2011)
Gov. Mark Dayton participated in a deployment ceremony at the Bloomington National Guard Armory Wednesday for 22 Minnesota Army National Guard soldiers leaving for Afghanistan. (03/31/2011)
A new study showed the Twin Cities had the biggest decline among 20 major cities across the country in January, with sales dropping 7.6 percent that month as compared to the same period last year. (03/29/2011)
Minnesota Housing announced a freeze Thursday on new admissions to some rental assistance programs as a reaction to anticipated budget cuts. (03/24/2011)
Since it launched in 2008, deal-a-day provider Groupon has attracted more than 70 million subscribers. But now, the service is the subject of multiple lawsuits, including at least one here in Minnesota, alleging the company's business model is deceptive. (03/24/2011)
Investigators are trying to determine what caused an explosion and fire Thursday morning at a gas line near a major highway intersection. (03/17/2011)
St Paul city officials say they are communicating with residents and businesses in flood-prone areas and coordinating with emergency responders on plans. (03/15/2011)
Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson is warning consumers to beware of mortgage refinancing scams. (03/14/2011)