Matt Sepic Feature Archive

A western Minnesota man is facing felony drug charges after authorities say they found 32 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated quarter-million dollars in his home. (03/06/2013)
The Ramsey county attorney charged a 17 year old Maplewood boy Tuesday with second degree murder in the death of Anna Hurd, 16. She was found stabbed in a park. (03/05/2013)
A Minneapolis City Council committee hearing Thursday morning will discuss a long-delayed proposal to burn more trash at the Hennepin Energy Recovery Center downtown. (02/27/2013)
A man who suffers from schizophrenia is suing Hennepin County, claiming he did not receive proper care while in jail. (02/26/2013)
Today on the MPR News Update: Lawmakers consider new restrictions on frac sand mining, Minnesota Republican lawmakers who support same-sex marriage are targeted for defeat by a conservative group, and DFLers at the state Capitol hope to ease restrictions on illegal immigrants who want to attend state colleges and universities. (02/26/2013)
Twin Cities office security guards threaten to strike, Minnesota schools could take a hit if federal budget cuts kick in this week, and we take a look at whether the Mayo Clinic can bring in enough cash to finance its planned $6 billion expansion. (02/25/2013)
About 4,000 Twin Cities janitors have reached a tentative contract agreement with about a dozen office cleaning companies, averting a possible strike. (02/24/2013)
Minneapolis Police say they've found an abducted 8-month-old boy and that a suspect is in custody. (02/20/2013)
Family, friends and neighbors of 9-year-old Devin Aryal and his family gathered Tuesday night in Oakdale to remember the fourth-grader who loved playing soccer and dreamed of flying in space. "What now? What now?" said the pastor leading the service. (02/13/2013)
Today on the MPR News Update: President Obama brings his gun control message to Minneapolis. State lawmakers introduce measures aimed at improving the state's mental health system. And the St. Paul Police Department investigates one of its own after a photo on Twitter shows him dressed like a Muslim woman. (02/05/2013)
Today on the MPR News Update: President Obama visits north Minneapolis to talk about guns. Twin Cities homebuyers are finding surprisingly few homes for sale as the housing market recovers. And Minnesotans have a chance to comment this week on whether moose and other animals should be considered endangered species. (02/04/2013)
Welcome to the MPR News Update. In the news today, a Minnesota judge orders the Boy Scouts to release more secret files about sexual abuse, advocates for immigration reform gather at the state Capitol, the walleye population in Lake Mille Lacs reaches its lowest level in decades, and Minnesota's two U.S. senators will take part in the first congressional hearings today on gun control following the school massacre in Newtown, Conn., last month. (01/30/2013)
It's the MPR News Update. In the news today, Minnesota state workers are getting closer to their first pay raise in more than three years. St. Paul considers shutting down drug evidence testing at its troubled police crime lab. Sen. Amy Klobuchar introduces a plan to make it easier for American companies to hire skilled foreign workers. And Edina schools will start before Labor Day. (01/29/2013)
In the news today, freezing rain and snow has greased up the roads in the southern third of the state. Minnesota lawmakers begin sifting through the details of Gov. Mark Dayton's budget proposal. A Twin Cities business finds new uses for unwanted city trees. And medical experts wonder about the business of saving people who can't, or won't, help save themselves. (01/28/2013)
When crews must cut down trees after an infestation, the wood is normally chipped up and burned. But some are being salvaged and reused along with many other unwanted urban trees at Wood from the Hood in Minneapolis, another outpost in the trend toward all things local. (01/28/2013)