Jeffrey Thompson

Jeffrey Thompson

Photography / Multimedia
Minnesota Public Radio
jthompson@mpr.org

Jeffrey Thompson is a multimedia producer at MPR News. He has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 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

Concrete segments for the bridge deck
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)
Enjoying ice cream
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)
Examining wind
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)
While 2014 held momentous events, it also introduced us to fascinating people across the state. (01/09/2015)
St. Paul's Ordway Center for the Performing Arts on Wednesday moved one step closer to opening its newest space. (01/07/2015)
As the year draws to a close, we took a look back at some of our favorite photographs of year -- images that give us a glimpse into the people, places and events that helped shape life in Minnesota in 2014. (12/30/2014)
The 'destination brewery' has a former Solera restaurant chef cooking in the kitchen, gas-fueled fire pits waiting on the patio and a 58-spot bike rack cyclists outside. (12/19/2014)
At River Bend Education Center in Minneapolis, school social worker Rebecca Stewart uses yoga and other strategies to help children control their emotions. (10/14/2014)
Members of the running club called Mile in My Shoes aim to reach residents at Higher Ground, a Minneapolis homeless shelter. In early morning runs, they're trying to get homeless men on their feet and literally on the road to a better life. (09/29/2014)
Photojournalist Jeffrey Thompson spent the day at the Minnesota State Fair and captured the sights and sounds in six-second Vine videos. There were smells, too, but you'll have to take his word on that one. (08/26/2014)
Since it began in 1938, Potato Days in Barnesville, Minn., is the annual celebration of the spud. The two-day event, held Aug. 22 and 23 this year, attracted thousands of people, and featured more than a dozen potato-centered competitions -- everything from mashed potato wrestling to a strongman contest. (08/24/2014)
Construction on the new Minnesota Vikings stadium started last December. Photojournalist Jeffrey Thompson checked in on how it's going. (08/22/2014)
The Minnesota State Fair kicked off Thursday morning and marked historic changes, an annual parade of new foods (some on a stick!) and the unofficial start to campaign season. (08/21/2014)
The Hoeschler siblings have been log rolling since shortly after they were able to walk. Will, 23, Abby, 27, and Lizzie, 31, learned the sport from their mother, a seven-time world champion, and refined their craft while practicing in a lagoon along the Mississippi River. (07/17/2014)