Jessica Mador Feature Archive

Levels are declining of a suspected carcinogenic chemical found in fish in the Mississippi River, show data from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. (01/28/2013)
The Minneapolis VA has received $217,000 in women's health grants from the Department of Veterans Affairs. (01/27/2013)
The Minnesota National Guard's First Brigade Combat Team is one of nine brigades around the country helping to pilot the Pentagon's new policy lifting the restriction on women in combat. (01/25/2013)
Transit supporters and opponents are reacting to a call by Gov. Dayton for a new quarter cent sales tax for the seven-county metro area. The money raised would go toward funding more transit projects in the region, including light rail and bus lines. (01/23/2013)
An effort to help more military veterans become eligible to bid on state construction projects is ramping up ahead of the spring construction season. The Minnesota Department of Transportation is holding a special workshop for veteran small-business owners at the end of the month. (01/20/2013)
Housing advocates say they are pushing for more affordable housing across the state this session, adding that they hope Gov. Mark Dayton will make preserving affordable housing and building new housing among his top priorities this year. (01/18/2013)
As the recession winds down, consumer advocates say the problem of abusive practices by debt collectors is on the rise. The issue is getting renewed attention here in Minnesota. Attorney General Lori Swanson announced a proposal this week to tighten regulations for companies that buy up debt and to protect consumers from abuse. Both advocates and debt collectors appear to be supporting the proposal. (01/15/2013)
A light rail line planned for the northwest metro inches closer to becoming a reality Monday as Met Council officials meet to take preliminary action on the so-called Bottineau line. (01/14/2013)
Newly-released documents shed light on why the Metropolitan Council rejected URS Corporation for engineering work on the planned Southwest light rail line. (01/10/2013)
A report from an advisory council on transportation is recommending a higher gas tax and more state money for roads and transit. How will those recommendations be received by the legislature? (The Daily Circuit, 01/08/2013)
An intensive effort to help Minnesota's military veterans find civilian jobs is paying off. (01/03/2013)
A transportation task force is calling for higher taxes and fees to improve and maintain the state's transportation system. (12/28/2012)
Military veterans with legal problems or questions can attend a free legal clinic next month. Lawyers who specialize in child support, employment, benefits, debt collection and other issues will be on hand for one-on-one consultations with veterans. (12/24/2012)
The Met Council today approved two firms for engineering and design work on the planned Southwest Light Rail line. A former frontrunner for the contract, URS Corp., was not one of them. (12/19/2012)
A lawsuit alleging some Minneapolis homeowners paid excess property taxes can go forward in tax court, ruled the Minnesota Supreme Court. (12/19/2012)