Madeleine Baran Feature Archive

Two employees tried to call 911 in the middle of the deadly shooting at Accent Signage Systems in Minneapolis last week, but the calls did not reach anyone, according to a police report released Friday. (10/06/2012)
A Richfield police officer shot a man at a home on the 6600 block of Park Avenue South Friday morning while responding to a 911 call about a man with a knife. . (10/05/2012)
A memorial service was held Thursday afternoon for UPS driver Keith Basinski, one of the five victims killed by a former employee of Accent Signage Systems in Minneapolis last week. (10/04/2012)
Firefighters hope wintry weather will put an end to the lingering fires that raced across nearly 15 square miles in northwest Minnesota Tuesday. Dry conditions, high winds and warm temperatures fueled nine wildfires in the region Tuesday. Fire fighters extinguished most of the blazes but remain on alert for any flareups. (10/03/2012)
Fire crews are making progress battling several wildfires in northwest Minnesota tonight as the temperature drops and the wind slows down, fire officials said. (10/02/2012)
Funeral services are being held this evening for Ronald Edberg, one of five people killed by a fired employee at Accent Signage Systems in Minneapolis last week. (10/02/2012)
Several northern Minnesota communities are threatened by wildfires driven by strong winds today. (10/02/2012)
Andrew Engeldinger, the man who opened fire on his former co-workers at a Minneapolis company last week, was arrested in 1997 for leading a police officer on a high-speed chase. (10/01/2012)
A newly released timeline shows that two employees at Accent Signage Systems fought for their lives and tried to grab a gun from former co-worker Andrew Engeldinger. (10/01/2012)
Human services officials are working quickly to find a replacement for a Duluth methadone clinic that provides treatment for about 400 patients. (09/25/2012)
The state is revoking the license of a Duluth methadone clinic due to serious and chronic licensing violations, according to an order issued Monday. (09/24/2012)
As questions about the St. Paul police crime lab spread to fingerprint evidence, top defense attorneys say the lab needs to shut down entirely until it can prove that its work is reliable. (09/20/2012)
The St. Paul police crime lab's drug testing has been shut down, and an independent review is being conducted regarding problems at the lab. MPR News' Madeleine Baran walks us through the lab and the questions that remain. (09/20/2012)
Ira Glass, the host of public radio's "This American Life," will be at the newly renovated Uptown Theatre in Minneapolis this weekend for screenings of "Sleepwalk With Me," a new comedy he co-wrote and co-produced with comedian Mike Birbiglia. (09/14/2012)
With recent polls showing that the economy is one of the biggest issues in the upcoming election, MPR News reached out to contacts in our Public Insight Network to find out how the economy is affecting them. (09/13/2012)