Rupa Shenoy Feature Archive

The Twin Cities nonprofit Transit for Livable Communities says bike riding in the metro area has increased by more than 50 percent and walking has increased by 20 percent in the past five years. (03/03/2013)
After a one-day strike this week, 2,000 private Twin Cities security guards have voted to ratify a contract with employers. (03/02/2013)
St. Paul officials say a sewer sinkhole collapsed portions of Raymond Avenue in the St. Anthony Park neighborhood on Friday night. (03/02/2013)
Minnesota's first conservation season for snow geese has begun. (03/02/2013)
The Greater Twin Cities United Way says its donations have risen by $800,000 from last year. (03/02/2013)
The Minneapolis police say nine people were hurt Saturday morning when a building in north Minneapolis caught fire. (03/02/2013)
The police in Maplewood say they have made an arrest in the death of a 16-year-old girl found stabbed last Saturday. (03/01/2013)
Minnesota job vacancies rose to their highest level for a fourth quarter in seven years. (02/28/2013)
Gov. Mark Dayton's sweeping proposal to overhaul Minnesota's taxes and raise about $2 billion in new revenue got its first public hearing last Wednesday night. The plan to raise income taxes on top earners and expand the sales tax while reducing property taxes drew passionate reactions. (02/28/2013)
No ice is ever completely safe, according to the Department of Natural Resources. Two-hundred thirty-four people in Minnesota have died in ice-related accidents since 1976. View an infograph to see where incidents have occurred. (02/25/2013)
Nearly two months after their contract expired, 2,500 security guards in the Twin Cities metro area say they'll hold a one-day strike this week. (02/25/2013)
Maplewood police have identified a 16-year-old girl found dead on Saturday. (02/24/2013)
The mayor of Red Wing is reportedly stepping down after being criticized for taking a job with a lobbyist group for the frac sand industry. (02/24/2013)
The Maplewood police say a woman found dead on Saturday morning was probably killed. (02/23/2013)
Minnesota keeps more than 675 people behind bars even though they've served their time because of the possibility they will commit another sex offense. That raises questions over constitutional rights that led to the appointment of two committees charged with recommending reforms to the Minnesota Sex Offender Program. A report shows that the program grew unchecked in 2012. Courts committed people at the same rate. (02/22/2013)