Matt Sepic Feature Archive

Ramsey County, the federal government and other funders spent more than $240 million the past few years to refurbish the train station as a regional transportation hub serving Amtrak, light rail and buses, and the return of passenger rail to downtown St. Paul is being heralded as a major civic event. (05/08/2014)
A new report from the White House on climate change says problems related to global warming will become "increasingly disruptive" across the country, including Minnesota, for the remainder of the 21st Century and beyond. We have some initial reaction to the report's findings. (05/07/2014)
Police say two University of Minnesota students were walking to their home in northeast Minneapolis when a knife-wielding robber stabbed them. (05/05/2014)
Peter Stibal was sentenced to more than 21 years in prison in 2011 for abusing four boys while leading a Boy Scout troop in Burnsville. (05/05/2014)
An English teacher who teaches classes in Minneapolis and Crystal has been named Minnesota's Teacher of the Year for 2014. (05/04/2014)
HIV/AIDS cases dropped 4 percent in Minnesota last year - a change state health officials say is statistically insignificant. (04/30/2014)
Byron Smith has admitted shooting and wounding, then killing the intruders. His attorney had argued that Smith acted in self defense and out of fear for his life when he killed 17-year-old Nicholas Brady and 18-year-old Haile Kifer. (04/29/2014)
Byron Smith is charged with first degree murder in the shooting deaths of two teenaged intruders on Thanksgiving Day of 2012. (04/29/2014)
Police got a report just before 9 a.m. Sunday of a car sinking in the river. It happened under a pedestrian bridge just downstream from the 10th Avenue Bridge. It wasn't immediately clear if anybody was inside. (04/27/2014)
In a rare move, the Minnesota Supreme Court has overturned the civil commitment of a man confined to the Minnesota Sex Offender Program. The ruling does not mean the convicted rapist at the center of case, Cedrick Ince, will walk free immediately. But it may point the way for lawmakers who are trying to overhaul the controversial program. (04/24/2014)
As the Washington State Patrol joins in the search for the leader of a Christian group charged in Minnesota with 59 counts of criminal sexual conduct, a former member of the group's parent organization is shedding new light on 52-year old Victor Barnard. (04/17/2014)
After an independent arbitrator ruled that Minnesota State University, Mankato must reinstate him with back pay, and flanked by his wife and lawyers at a Minneapolis news conference, an often emotional Todd Hoffner said he's glad to have his old job back. (04/16/2014)
Byron Smith faces two counts of premeditated, first-degree murder of two teenagers in a case that rocked Little Falls, Minn. and stirred debate about just how far a person can go to protect one's home from a potential threat. (04/14/2014)
Police in Grand Forks say a five-year-old girl is safe after someone stole her mother's vehicle with the child inside it. (04/09/2014)
A 1998 graduate of Ohio University, new Gopher women's basketball coach Marlene Stollings started her college playing career at Ohio State. Before coming to the U she led VCU, and ha also been an assistant at Mississippi, Saint Louis, Wright State, New Mexico State and Jacksonville. (04/08/2014)