Jeffrey Thompson Feature Archive

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)
Family members of Anthony Titus discuss how they are dealing with the loss after he was fatally shot last year. (03/22/2011)
Stolen guns often wind up in the property and evidence unit of the Minneapolis Police Department. The room is a death row for recovered guns. If they aren't claimed, the guns are melted down and turned into rebar -- the steel bars that reinforce sidewalks and roads. (03/22/2011)
Jiyaad Copeland is currently serving a 40-month prison sentence for being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm. In an interview with MPR News he reflected on his past and what led him to his crime. (03/22/2011)
The last remnants of the 2011 St. Paul Winter Carnival were reduced to large piles of snow Thursday, as heavy equipment demolished the snow sculptures that had been created at the Minnesota State Fair Grounds in St. Paul. (02/10/2011)
The Jayhawks performed "She Walks in So Many Ways" live on Midmorning with Kerri Miller Monday, Jan. 31, 2011. It's a new song the band is including on its upcoming album, which will be released in June. (01/31/2011)
The St. Paul Winter Carnival is underway, featuring dozens of activities to help celebrate the cold, snow and ice of the season. MPR photographer Jeffrey Thompson captured some of the action. (01/29/2011)
The Minnesota Legislature convened Tuesday under full GOP control for the first time in 38 years. (01/04/2011)
Bundled up Vikings fans wait outside TCF Bank Stadium at the University of Minnesota for Monday night's game against the Chicago Bears. (12/20/2010)
Gov.-elect Mark Dayton discusses the election and his future as Minnesota's next governor. (12/08/2010)
For the first time in decades, Republicans will own the majority in the both the Minnesota House and Senate -- and with that shift in power comes a change in locations. Senate Republicans are moving from the cramped quarters of the State Office Building to State Capitol offices and Democrats are taking their place in the State Office Building. Members of the House are shifting floors in the State Office Building. The move continues through next week. (12/01/2010)
The Scandanavian dish takes center stage during Norsefest in Madison, Minn. Every November, "Lutefisk Capital USA" celebrates its heritage with a community supper at the VFW, talent show and lutefisk eating contest. (11/30/2010)
Author and filmmaker Nora Ephron talks with Kerri Miller about Ephron's ability to remember things during Talking Volumes at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Minn. Nov. 17, 2010. (11/22/2010)
The Fisher House has been a source of shelter and comfort for families of veterans since it was built adjacent to the Minneapolis VA Medical Center in 1995. The 10-bedroom shelter is one of 55 such houses around the world that serve families of military or VA medical center patients. In addition to a free room to stay, the Fisher House provides food, laundry and computer access to those visiting their loved ones. Perhaps the most valued benefit is the fellowship shared by the families. A second 20-room Fisher House is currently under construction next door and will open in February. (11/11/2010)