Rupa Shenoy Feature Archive

Hundreds of East Side residents in St. Paul packed a church basement and leveled some harsh questions at city officials Thursday night after the shooting death of one man and the severe beating of another. (08/16/2013)
Ray Widstrand tried to walk through what police say was a gang fight at about 11:30 p.m. on August 4th. He was beaten and kicked, and left with near fatal brain swelling. (08/15/2013)
A man has been arrested in a beating that left a 26-year-old St. Paul resident in Regions Hospital with potentially fatal brain swelling. (08/10/2013)
A night of drinking, using racial slurs and demanding preferential treatment by two off-duty Minneapolis officers led to a tenuous partnership between the Green Bay and Minneapolis police departments, e-mails provided to MPR News this week show, as officials in Wisconsin tried to hold the Minneapolis officers accountable while maintaining good relations with the Minneapolis Police Department. (08/10/2013)
The move may make a proposed vote on replacing Xcel with a city-run utility unnecessary. The commitments were outlined in an exchange of letters between Mayor R.T. Rybak and the utility. (08/09/2013)
Police Chief Janee Harteau said Wednesday that a new committee of community leaders will help draft an action plan in coming weeks to address the root causes of community dissatisfaction with the department. (08/07/2013)
The Minnesota Department of Human Services says a 45-year-old man in the Minnesota Sex Offender Program's Moose Lake facility took his own life this weekend -- the first successful suicide attempt in the program's history. (08/05/2013)
Some of Minnesota's most notable authors are featured on a new map of the state that highlights its legacy of literature. (08/05/2013)
The University of Minnesota-based National Center for Food Protection and Defense has signed an agreement with Chinese officials to increase security of the food supply. (08/04/2013)
More than 100 local emergency responders reacted to a simulated bomb threat and staged mass shooting Saturday as part of a large-scale training exercise. (08/04/2013)
The CEO of the Uptown Art Fair, taking place in Minneapolis this weekend, said the improving housing market is helping artists. Increased homebuying is leading to increased demand for art. (08/04/2013)
Minneapolis Police Department is investigating a bar fight involving three of its officers in Apple Valley last November. (08/02/2013)
While there are cameras watching the edges of Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, officials say there's no substitute for eyes and ears. Police at some world airports, including MSP, are recruiting volunteers to help boost security against possible attacks. (07/15/2013)
For decades the federal government has banned blood donation by men who have sex with men. Now some of them want to show the Food and Drug Administration how much blood would be collected if they were allowed to donate. (07/12/2013)
The Hennepin County Attorney's Office has charged two men with three counts each of felony intentional murder in the second degree and two counts each of second-degree assault in connection with a fatal shooting in south Minneapolis Monday night. (07/11/2013)