Jeffrey Thompson Feature Archive

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)
Republican Tom Emmer, speaking for the first time since Election Night, said Tuesday that he's waiting for the recount process to take its course in the governor's race. (11/09/2010)
Author Nicole Krauss talks with Kerri Miller about the burden of inheritance during Talking Volumes at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Minn. Oct. 28, 2010. (11/01/2010)
Author Nicole Krauss talks with Kerri Miller about uncertainty during Talking Volumes at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Minn. Oct. 28, 2010. (11/01/2010)
As fall colors set in, we take a ride high above Minnesota to take a bird's-eye view of the seasonal change. (10/05/2010)
Members of the Twin Cities' Somali and Turkish communities gathered together recently in Edina for Iftar, the evening meal when Muslims break their fasts during the month of Ramadan. During the Islamic month of Ramadan, Muslims refrain from eating, drinking and sexual relations from dawn until dusk, which is intended to teach spirituality, self-restraint and humility. (09/08/2010)
Gubernatorial candidates discussed tax reform during a debate moderated by Midday's Gary Eichten at the Minnesota State Fair on Sept. 3, 2010. (09/06/2010)
Gubernatorial candidates discussed their opinions on the option of closing college campuses during a debate moderated by Midday's Gary Eichten at the Minnesota State Fair on Sept. 3, 2010. (09/06/2010)
Gubernatorial candidates discussed federal funding during a debate moderated by Midday's Gary Eichten at the Minnesota State Fair on Sept. 3, 2010. (09/06/2010)
Gubernatorial candidates discussed the budget deficit during a debate moderated by Midday's Gary Eichten at the Minnesota State Fair on Sept. 3, 2010. (09/06/2010)
Long before the streets are buzzing with activity or the buildings are are filled with visitors, the Minnesota State Fair wakes up. (09/01/2010)
Before the crowds, a look at some of the historic architecture of the Minnesota State Fair. (08/25/2010)
The Minnesota State Fair is full of unique architecture. Morning Edition's Cathy Wurzer took a tour of the fair and the buildings that make up its history. (08/25/2010)
Several thousand law enforcement officers from around the state gathered to hear Mahnomen County Deputy Christopher Dewey eulogized as a hero. (08/19/2010)
Dustin Byfuglien hoisted the Stanley Cup for a packed house at Roseau Memorial Arena on Sunday, August 15, 2010. Byfuglien, who grew up in Roseau, won the NHL championship with the Chicago Blackhawks earlier this year, and the Stanley Cup is rotated around to each of winning team's players to have for about a day. (08/15/2010)