Jeffrey Thompson Feature Archive

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)
Chad Revier of New London, who's grown the largest pumpkin in the state, says he's motivated by the pursuit of breaking his personal record. (10/18/2011)
Surly Brewing Co. is inspiring smaller breweries to take a chance and help build Minnesota's burgeoning craft brewing scene. (10/10/2011)
With the recent discoveries of a bighead carp and DNA of silver carp in the St. Croix River, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has stepped up its efforts to find more evidence of the invasive Asian carp species in the river. (08/23/2011)
President Barack Obama stopped in Cannon Falls on Monday, Aug. 15 as part of a three-day bus tour in the Midwest that focused on jobs and the economy. (08/15/2011)
The Minnesota Fringe Festival is underway, with hundreds of performances taking place at venues throughout Minneapolis. The 10-day festival runs through next Sunday. Photographer Jeffrey Thompson captured some scenes of the first few days of the Fringe. (08/07/2011)
Hundreds of people turned out in downtown Minneapolis Monday for the dedication of a remembrance garden, in memorial of the 35W bridge victims and survivors. (08/02/2011)
The Minnesota State Capitol was the center of activity on Thursday, June 30, 2011, as Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican legislative leaders tried all day to come up with a last-minute budget agreement to avert a government shutdown. Their efforts failed, even as state employees and others gathered outside to urge them to reach a deal. (07/01/2011)
North St. Paul's Colton Barrett raced in the Fixed Gear Classic last weekend in Blaine. "One twitch of your handle bars that's over-exaggerated and you're down -- and so is everybody else," he said. (06/15/2011)
Performers with Project Bandaloop danced on the exterior of the Lawson building in downtown St. Paul today. The San Francisco-based group performs on urban and natural environments around the world. (06/01/2011)
North Minneapolis is still reeling from the tornado that struck on Sunday, May 22, 2011, that killed one person, injured 33 others, downed power lines and damaged homes. On Monday, the slow process of assessing damage and cleanup began. (05/23/2011)
Minneapolis' Youth Performance Company actors bring their own experiences to the stage for the production "Mean," a play about bullying in school. (05/16/2011)