Anissa Stocks

Reporting intern
Minnesota Public Radio

Anissa Stocks Feature Archive

Rare paperbacks
A list of recently released mystery novels being featured at Once Upon A Crime mystery bookstore in Uptown Minneapolis. Some of the authors will be signing copies of their books in upcoming weeks. (04/06/2011)
Helping customers
The tiny, Uptown Minneapolis bookstore crammed with 20,000 mystery titles has developed a strong and loyal following by hosting regular events that give local writers a platform to promote their work among avid mystery readers. (04/06/2011)
Franken and Vinh
Thirty-four years after Dai Vinh thought his Bronze Star was gone forever, Sen. Al Franken presented Vinh with a new medal. (03/25/2011)
Two aid organizations with strong ties to Minnesota have sent supplies and relief teams to Libya over the past two weeks as violence and unrest continue nearly a month after protests against Moammar Gadhafi's regime began. (03/16/2011)
The Minnesota Vikings say its successful lottery scratch-off game might help pay for a new stadium. (02/10/2011)
The Bouncing Girls are one of the most popular features of the annual St. Paul Winter Carnival Torchlight Parade. It's a tradition that's been around for decades, and still attracts thrill-seekers who try out for the squad every year. (02/05/2011)
Republican U.S. Rep. Chip Cravaack, vice chairman of the House Subcommittee on Aviation, questioned the need for invasive security screenings for certain groups, including the military. (01/25/2011)
While many of these names are likely unfamiliar to most people in Minnesota, these 25 people are making an impact in Washington, D.C. The list includes a former senator, advisers to President Barack Obama and members of the media. (01/25/2011)
A breakfast, rally, march and information fair are among the events to be held in Minnesota on Monday, 25 years after a federal holiday was established to remember Martin Luther King Jr. (01/16/2011)
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has unveiled a new logo for projects funded by the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment. (01/04/2011)
Joel Waldfogel, who has conducted more than 15 years of research on holiday spending patterns, said Americans will vaporize $14 billion this year by purchasing gifts that have less value to their recipients than they cost. (12/24/2010)
St. Cloud police are investigating a fraudulent ad after someone claimed a snow blower was free for grabs Wednesday. (12/09/2010)
Democratic Sen. Al Franken said Wednesday he opposes aspects of a deal to extend tax cuts first enacted under the Bush administration. (12/08/2010)
Today marks the 69th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor that brought the United States into World War II. It was a defining moment in American history, and one in which Minnesotans played a role that's still remembered, by young and old. (12/07/2010)
A Mankato-based children's book publisher is donating 300,000 overstock books to a nonprofit group that collects and ships books to African countries. (11/24/2010)