Jeffrey Thompson

Jeffrey Thompson

Photography / Multimedia
Minnesota Public Radio

Jeffrey Thompson was a multimedia producer at MPR News. He joined Minnesota Public Radio in July 2009. He is a graduate of the University of St. Thomas, earned a master's degree from the University of Missouri School of Journalism, and has worked as a staff photographer for various newspapers across the Midwest including the Star Tribune in Minneapolis. Jeffrey has also taught photojournalism at the University of St. Thomas as adjunct faculty. Jeffrey's work has been recognized by several organizations including Pictures of the Year International, Best of Photojournalism and the Society of Professional Journalists. When Jeffrey isn't documenting Minnesota, he is spending time exploring the outdoors with his wife and two children.

Jeffrey Thompson Feature Archive

U.S. Bank Stadium
At just over a year to completion, the new Vikings stadium is starting to look like -- a stadium. The sign, naming it the U.S. Bank Stadium, went into place Monday. The roof is creeping across, and the seat risers are in place. (07/20/2015)
Bridge inspection
The bi-annual inspection of the Lowry Avenue bridge in Minneapolis continued Friday with the help of a unique tool -- a 34-foot, 19,000-pound pontoon boat. (07/17/2015)
Cyclists stayed warm before competing.
Midway through the competition, older athletes are proving themselves in 21 sports. Take a look at the competition in animated GIFs. (07/10/2015)
The show is expected to draw about 100,000 people from across the United States, Canada and even a few folks from overseas who shipped their cars to take part. (06/19/2015)
Friday began a special legislative session unlike any other. Locked out of the State Capitol because of construction, lawmakers argued, caucused and voted in the confines of the Senate Office Building. (06/12/2015)
Segments of pre-cast concrete are being hoisted onto piers over the St. Croix River. (05/22/2015)
For 23 years, Chuck and Hope Lea, both 87, have tended to bluebird nest boxes in hopes of rebuilding the songbird's population in the St. Croix Valley. (05/18/2015)
The Minnesota Zoo will be the only public viewing area for the endangered monk seal outside of Hawaii. (05/13/2015)
Wednesday morning, workers lifted the charioteer -- who symbolizes prosperity -- back into position behind the golden horses on top of the Minnesota State Capitol. (04/29/2015)
Leif Pettersen, a 2014 silver medalist at the World Juggling Championships, takes a stab at teaching MPR News host Tom Weber some juggling tricks. And they talk juggling philosophy. Honest. (04/13/2015)
The $273 million renovation project, which will include everything from adding public gallery spaces to more bathrooms, is scheduled to completed in 2017. (03/27/2015)
Starting as steel skeletons, segments of the new bridge over the St. Croix River are being cast at a plant in Cottage Grove. Soon, they'll head downriver to be lifted in place to begin to form the deck of the bridge. (03/18/2015)
Deep down, we know it's not truly spring, but the warm weather has brought on a serious case of spring fever around the state. (03/13/2015)
The Upper Midwest is home to a number of events featuring kiteboarding. (02/18/2015)
Hundreds of teams will be playing on 25 rinks over the course of three days for the U.S. Pond Hockey Championships on Lake Nokomis. (01/16/2015)