Jennifer Simonson

Photographer
Minnesota Public Radio

Jennifer Simonson is a visual journalist for MPR News.

Jennifer Simonson Feature Archive

Cooking sauerkraut
For more than 80 years, Henderson's Sauerkraut Days has celebrated pickled cabbage. The week-long festival features two parades, a classic car cruise, a softball tournament and music. It's capped off with a sauerkraut eating contest. (06/29/2014)
Minnehaha Falls kayaker
Professional kayaker Hunt Jennings (backed by his professional safety team) took on the teeming waters of Minnehaha Falls Thursday evening, the same day Minnehaha Creek's water level reached an all-time record high, rising more than a foot and a half. (06/19/2014)
Pit bull puppy
For the first time, the city of Minneapolis is making so-called "power dogs" available for adoption at its animal shelter. This includes Dobermans, Rottweilers and pit bulls. (06/05/2014)
Scientists from the National Park Service are conducting an eagle survey along the Mississippi River and elsewhere, collecting blood and feather samples from eaglets to measure contaminants the eaglets ingest from their prey. (05/20/2014)
Island Station, an old coal-fired power plant on the Mississippi River, was imploded Sunday in St. Paul. (03/16/2014)
An MPR News investigation found the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has dealt with allegations and suspicions of child sexual abuse involving at least 70 clergy members since 1950 -- nearly double the church's official count. Explore an interactive database with details of the allegations against those priests, deacons and monks, along with the locations of their service and their current status. (02/19/2014)
Over the past decade the Minne-Loppet Foundation has helped teach more than 3,000 north Minneapolis elementary students how to ski. (01/31/2014)
Photographer Jennifer Simonson got a chance to visit the Metrodome last week, as seats were being taken out and the turf rolled up. They're getting the dome ready to be deflated this weekend. (01/16/2014)
After 80 years, Seven Corners Hardware, the St. Paul landmark at 216 W. 7th Street, is closing its doors. Seven Corners owner Bill Walsh has decided to close the store and its catalog business and sell off its building, just a block from the Xcel Energy Center. (01/14/2014)
Investigators continue to work at the scene of a fatal fire in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis that started on New Years' Day morning. (01/02/2014)
May snow storms, tall ships, annual rituals and small towns fighting for survival all were part of the stories told with photographs from around the state this year. Here are a few of our favorites. (12/23/2013)
The Splendid Table's Lynne Rossetto Kasper demonstrates how to make an easy, improvised trifle using sweetened ricotta, pound cake and fresh whipped cream. It's a beautiful dessert that's perfect for holiday parties. (12/20/2013)
The Splendid Table's Lynne Rossetto Kasper shares some tips to make your holiday party a relaxed, warm affair. (12/18/2013)
The Splendid Table's Lynne Rossetto Kasper shows us two easy appetizer recipes, featuring fresh mozzarella and endive, that can be combined to make a variety of dishes that are perfect for holiday entertaining. (12/13/2013)
Erik Eastman, from the local bitters kit makers Easy & Oskey, shows us how to make a beautiful cocktail in time for holiday entertaining. (12/06/2013)