Matt Sepic Feature Archive

Many people in Minnesota, particularly in rural areas, buy hundreds of gallons at a time to heat their homes. But propane is hard to find, so hard that Gov. Mark Dayton on Monday declared a state of emergency because of the shortage. (01/30/2014)
The wage gap between men and women earned a mention in President Obama's State of the Union speech this week. And it will get some attention this morning in St. Paul. (01/30/2014)
A Minnesota DNR wildlife biologist said the number of wolves trapped or shot for preying on livestock fell by more than half between 2012 and last year. (01/28/2014)
Many rural Minnesotans buy hundreds of gallons at a time to heat their homes, and this winter propane is getting harder to find. (01/27/2014)
The problem of dwindling gas supplies is nothing new for the many rural Minnesotans who heat their homes with propane. The blasts of arctic weather the region's been getting this winter have helped drive up prices for propane -- which is already in short supply for a host of other reasons. (01/27/2014)
Schools are closed, the University of Minnesota Minneapolis campus has canceled classes, dozens of roads are closed and travelers were stranded Sunday night as another polar deep freeze descended on Minnesota and the Upper Midwest. (01/27/2014)
The Minneapolis-based company is asking residential customers who use natural gas to heat their homes to turn their thermostats down to 60 and avoid using natural gas appliances. (01/26/2014)
Byron Smith has pleaded not guilty to charges of first degree murder in the deaths of 17-year-old Nicholas Brady and 18-year-old Haile Kifer. (01/23/2014)
A patient at the Minnesota Security Hospital in St. Peter died Wednesday night from injuries inflicted by another patient, the state's Department of Human Services said Thursday morning. (01/23/2014)
New York retail analyst Howard Davidowitz says there could be even more cuts coming down the pike. "If business continues soft, management must react on the expense line. In other words you can't allow overhead to grow out of proportion. Target is a discount business," he said. (01/23/2014)
The DFLer says the ability to remotely disable a stolen phone would both deter theft and help protect users' data, and the measure has the support of law enforcement. But critics say such technology won't work -- and could have some bad consequences. (01/22/2014)
Events started Monday morning at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul with a discussion of the upcoming legislative session sponsored by the Council on Black Minnesotans. (01/20/2014)
The 400 million dollar development is expected to include two office towers, parking for the stadium, housing and a public park. (01/19/2014)
Construction of the Green Line -- also known as Central Corridor -- is almost finished. Metro Transit will announce a launch date for the line on Wednesday. (01/19/2014)
Russian words were found in one of the variants of the virus, and parts of the malware were developed by a Russian criminal, said Tiffany Jones, a senior vice president at iSight Partners, a Dallas company that focuses on cyber threat intelligence. (01/16/2014)