Jeffrey Thompson Feature Archive

Compare photos of north Minneapolis taken before and after cleanup of the 2011 tornado. (05/22/2012)
After more than eight hours of often impassioned debate Monday night, the Minnesota House of Representatives approved funding for a $975 million Vikings stadium at the site of the Metrodome in Minneapolis. A loud and colorful contingent of Vikings fans were on hand as lawmakers deliberated. (05/08/2012)
Today is graduation day for the fifth class of St. Paul's Emergency Medical Services Academy. Most are students of color. The city program was created to diversify the pipeline of emergency medical technicians in Minnesota, where the field remains largely the province of white men. (04/16/2012)
Baseball fans turn out to see the Minnesota Twins' home opener against the Los Angeles Angels. (04/09/2012)
Signs of spring can be seen several weeks earlier than normal in Minnesota. We visited Battle Creek Regional Park in Maplewood and the Peace Garden in Minneapolis to get a closer look. (03/30/2012)
More than a thousand opponents of a constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriage rallied outside the Capitol Thursday, March 29, 2012. Speakers included lawmakers, clergy, representatives of labor and immigrant groups, and a graduate of Blaine High School who talked about the bullying he endured for being gay. (03/29/2012)
First lady Michelle Obama met with military members and their families during a stop in St. Paul Friday. She also attended a private Democratic fundraiser at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. (03/16/2012)
Abdirizak Mahboub, Sahra Gure and their three children have been living in the traditionally Scandinavian community of Willmar, Minn. for about six months. Like many families in the area, they are learning to navigate the cultural melting pot Willmar has become. (03/14/2012)
Approximately 2,500 families of military servicemen and women serving in Kuwait attend a Serving Our Troops dinner at the Saint Paul RiverCentre in St. Paul, Minn. Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012. (02/25/2012)
New York native Walter Hutzler has more than 40 years of experience judging cat shows, and he brings his expertise to the Saintly City Cat Club's Annual Championship & Household Pet Cat Show in St. Paul. (02/01/2012)
Minnesota Public Radio host Gary Eichten reflects on his 45-year career in radio, as he approaches his retirement on Jan. 20, 2012. (01/19/2012)
With the Iowa caucuses just days away, Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann is traveling by bus to every one of the 99 counties in her home state to rally residents and garner support. (12/30/2011)
With the recent adoption of two girls they've been foster parenting for more than a year, Freddy and Jenny Munoz are still adjusting to life as new parents. However, they are doing so while living apart. Freddy, a member of the Minnesota National Guard "Red Bulls" 34th Infantry Division, is stationed in Kuwait assisting with the drawdown in Iraq as Jenny is home with Eszie, 6, and Emma, 8. This is a look at how the St. Francis, Minn. family is dealing with a deployment on the home front. (12/19/2011)
With the recent adoption of two girls they've been foster parenting for more than a year, Freddy and Jenny Muñoz are still adjusting to life as new parents. However, they are doing so while living apart. Freddy, a member of the Minnesota National Guard "Red Bulls" 34th Infantry Division, is stationed in Kuwait assisting with the drawdown in Iraq as Jenny is home with Eszie, 6, and Emma, 8. This is a look at how the St. Francis, Minn. family is dealing with a deployment on the home front. (12/18/2011)
Every fall the harvest brings the Kaehler family together outside of St. Charles, Minn. Ralph Kaehler is a fifth-generation farmer who raises beef cattle with his wife Mena, and Ralph's brother Ed works the land. The harvest is a ritual that has occurred since the family farm was established in 1880, and Ralph says his sons plan to return to the farm one day to continue the tradition. (10/25/2011)