Rupa Shenoy Feature Archive

Liberians formerly on temporary residency status in the United States have received a third reprieve from deportation. (03/16/2013)
Minnesota nurses have agreed to relinquish a legislative goal to establish mandated staffing levels in hospitals. The agreement would also mean that hospitals would publicly disclose their staff levels for the first time. (03/16/2013)
The last department store in downtown St. Paul will close permanently on Saturday, and nearby small businesses are anxious to see what the impact on them will be. (03/16/2013)
A Minneapolis restaurant owner and businessman hopes to build a museum to preserve the culture of his homeland. (03/15/2013)
A bill that would require background checks for nearly all gun buyers will get a vote by the full Minnesota Senate after the Judiciary Committee approved it Thursday night. The bill cleared the committee on a straight party-line vote: Five DFLers voted for the bill and three Republicans voted against it. (03/15/2013)
A new survey shows 78 percent of households in Minnesota have broadband Internet service. (03/13/2013)
Minneapolis officials have lifted the evacuation of an area of southwest Minneapolis bounded by 39th and 42nd streets and Upton and Zenith avenues because of a gas leak. Officials say residents can now return to their homes. (03/13/2013)
The head of a task force to recommend changes to the Minnesota Sex Offender Program says if the Legislature doesn't reform the program soon, a federal judge may force the state to act. (03/10/2013)
The Minnesota Department of Health says women have gone from being about 2 percent of Minnesota HIV cases in 1985 to 25 of the state's cases in 2011. (03/10/2013)
Twelve women will compete in Minneapolis on Saturday night for the title of Women of the World Poetry Slam Champion. (03/09/2013)
An 86-year-old St. Peter woman with Parkinson's disease and some dementia is facing charges of voter fraud, rasing a number of questions. MPR News speaks with Secretary of State Mark Ritchie for answers. (03/07/2013)
A federal appeals court has upheld the constitutionality of Minnesota's law banning political messages from polling places. (03/07/2013)
The Twin Cities can expect up to 10 inches of snow to accumulate over the next few days as a winter storm warning goes into effect Sunday night for parts of central and southern Minnesota. (03/03/2013)
Gov. Mark Dayton's proposal to increase income taxes on the state's highest earners has support from a slim 54 percent majority of Minnesotans, according to a new Star Tribune poll. (03/03/2013)
The Minneapolis Passport Agency says it is canceling "Passport Day" on March 9. (03/03/2013)