Rupa Shenoy

Rupa Shenoy

Reporter
Minnesota Public Radio
rshenoy@mpr.org


Rupa Shenoy is a general assignment reporter for MPR News. An Iowa native, Shenoy joined MPR in August 2009. She came most recently from the Associated Press' Chicago bureau, where she covered the arrest of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, among other major events. She worked for three years at the Daily Herald, the third-largest Illinois newspaper. Before that she was an investigative reporter at the monthly magazine The Chicago Reporter, where she was awarded the Society of Professional Journalists' Lisagor award. Shenoy has a master's degree from Northwestern University's Medill School.

Rupa Shenoy Feature Archive

Angel Gaddy lights a candle to honor her father.
This month marks the one-year anniversary of Victor Gaddy's death. St. Paul police shot him while trying to box his car in and detain him on suspicion of selling drugs. A Ramsey County grand jury later found the police officers' actions were justified. (10/29/2013)
Mandy Matula
Eden Prairie Police say they're received confirmation from the Ramsey County Medical Examiner that human remains found Saturday are those of Mandy Matula. (10/27/2013)
The resort has been in owner Bruce Kerfoot's family for more than eight decades. The 74-year-old says he has no one to pass the business on to. He and his wife hope to find a buyer who will pay an asking price of $6.7 million and be willing to preserve the resort's traditions. (10/27/2013)
The patients range in age from 15 months to seven years and are from the Twin Cities metro area. They all had contact with animals at Dehn's Pumpkins in Dayton, Minnesota. (10/26/2013)
Target Vice President Jim Rowader says the company is planning to work with a Minneapolis-based group Council on Crime and Justice to increase the company's hiring of ex-offenders. (10/25/2013)
Liberty Diversified International's chairman and CEO informed the city of Brainerd Tuesday the company was no longer interested in buying the plant, citing environmental concerns. (10/20/2013)
Dayton spoke to about 300 college students Saturday at the Minnesota State College Student Association Leadership Summit. (10/19/2013)
The Reverend Kevin McDonough resigned from the board on October 4. His departure came amid growing concern over McDonough's handling of clergy sexual abuse cases in the church. (10/19/2013)
Isanti County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Chris Caulk said the boy was riding his bike near the airport in Cambridge Township when he was struck. (10/17/2013)
The department's current contract with Corizon Health expires at the end of the year. The new two-year contract of $67.5 million with Centurion Managed Care begins the next day. Centurion's services will cost the department an additional $5 million dollars per year. (10/17/2013)
Reports of possible cover-ups and extra payments to clergy suspected of sexual misconduct have put the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis under intense scrutiny in recent weeks. We spoke with some Catholics at Mass on Sunday about their reaction to the news. (10/14/2013)
The Minnesota Lynx have won their second WNBA basketball championship with a three-game sweep of the Atlanta Dream. And the Riverview Theater in Minneapolis was packed last night for a free viewing of the third match in the best-of-five WNBA championship series. (10/11/2013)
A task force created by the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis to investigate clergy misconduct includes a psychologist who works on sex offender management, a computer forensics expert and a former St. Paul police sergeant. Members say their work will be independent of the archdiocese they're investigating. (10/09/2013)
A 9-year-old Minneapolis boy was able to get through security and on a plane at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport without a ticket. (10/06/2013)
"I am hopeful my decision to step aside at this time, along with the formation of a new task force can help repair the trust of many, especially the victims of abuse," the Rev. Peter Laird said in a prepared statement. He will continue to serve in a variety of roles within the archdiocese. (10/03/2013)