Jessica Mador Feature Archive

The Oak Park Heights City Council Thursday evening voted to clear the way for a new bridge over the St. Croix River between Minnesota and Wisconsin. (08/23/2012)
Even as the existing Stillwater Lift Bridge between Stillwater and Houlton, Wisconsin prepares to close for repairs, the debate over plans for the new $676 million St. Croix River crossing project continues. (08/21/2012)
Four of the biggest life insurance companies that operate in Minnesota will pay $200,000 in fines and change the claim forms they use in the state. (08/18/2012)
State Department of Health officials are urging people to take precautions against West Nile Virus. (08/17/2012)
A new fruit pest is making Minnesota home. State agriculture officials have confirmed the presence of the spotted wing drosophila. (08/16/2012)
Stillwater officials say they'll keep Lily Lake closed for the remainder of the season after tests confirmed a rare amoeba infection killed a 9-year-old boy earlier this month. (08/14/2012)
A federal judge has sentenced two men for their roles in a $50 million bank fraud conspiracy that spanned six states. (08/13/2012)
Two years after Hennepin County launched a Veterans Treatment Court, more than 100 veterans have avoided jail time and gotten the help they needed. The Minneapolis court has become a model -- and now, advocates say something like it is needed outside the metro area to help veterans there. (08/13/2012)
The Twin Cities housing market is showing signs of recovery. A new report from the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors shows home prices have risen for five consecutive months. (08/10/2012)
The bridge is fitted with hundreds of sensors that track how the span reacts to things like weight on the bridge, vibration and temperature. (08/01/2012)
The number of veteran-owned firms eligible to bid on MnDOT projects has fallen to about 30 this year, officials in the department say. (07/23/2012)
For nearly 3,000 Minnesota National Guard soldiers who returned from the Middle East in May, it's been a summer back at home, working and enjoying time with family and friends. The 34th Infantry Division Red Bulls were stationed in Kuwait assisting with the U.S. military drawdown from Iraq. Capt. Freddy Munoz is back from his second deployment. (07/20/2012)
New numbers from the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors show an increase in sales and prices of homes in the metro area. (07/12/2012)
Minnesota natural resources officials fight invasive species with laws, higher fines and more inspections. But that may not be enough. (07/12/2012)
The Minnesota Wild introduced their new star players, Zach Parise and Ryan Suter, on Monday, five days after the team signed the two to long-term contracts. In less than a week, the team has sold 2,000 new season tickets. Wild officials hope the two can also help bring a Stanley Cup to Minnesota. (07/09/2012)