Nancy Lebens Feature Archive

Police are investigating several shootings that took place in downtown and south Minneapolis Sunday morning and early Monday morning. All six people who were shot were male and three were shot in the head. (05/31/2011)
Speaking on ABC's "This Week" today, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty talked about his own plans for Medicare, the debt ceiling and vouchers for low-income public school students. (05/29/2011)
The locks are considered unsafe because the high water is flowing too fast. The three locks are the Upper St. Anthony Falls and Lower St. Anthony Falls locks and dams in downtown Minneapolis and Lock and Dam No. 1, next to Minnehaha Park in Minneapolis. (05/24/2011)
Polaris announced the agreement with two U.K. investment firms that control Indian Motorcycle, Stellican Limited and Novator Partners LLP. (04/19/2011)
The FDIC announced at the end of the day Friday that the single bank would become a branch of Central Bank of Stillwater effective Saturday. It's the first Minn. bank failure of 2011. (04/15/2011)
Suspect was 23-year-old Aaron Parson of Brooklyn Park. The Hennepin County medical examiner says Parson was found under the Washington Avenue bridge in Minneapolis with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. (04/11/2011)
Target, along with two other Minnesota companies -- Best Buy and US Bank -- sent email notices to customers warning them not to respond to emails asking for personal information. (04/04/2011)
Health plans reported an operating margin that was much wider than in recent years, which indicates most plans profited in 2010. (04/02/2011)
Here's a roundup of road closures around the state. (03/24/2011)
Road closures threaten commutes in southwest suburbs of the Twin Cities. Legislators consider bonding projects related to floods. (03/23/2011)
A 16-year-old girl and a 17-year-old boy are both dead after a shooting Monday night at their home in western Minnesota. (03/22/2011)
Immigrant farmers are fixtures at farmers' markets in the Twin Cities, but they are not nearly as well represented in other parts of the local food scene. (01/07/2011)
The Food Safety Modernization Act passed by the U.S. House Tuesday strengthens government oversight of food processing facilities and farms, but a controversial part of the bill exempts small farms from most safety oversight. (12/22/2010)
Increasing consumer interest in the presumed health and economic benefits of local food has meant that not only do store like Lunds need to keep up with customer demand, they also have to compete with other retailers like Walmart -- both for customers and for the growers that produce the food. (12/10/2010)
Food service directors say the programs will improve students' health and might lead to better success at school. (12/03/2010)