Liala Helal

Minnesota Public Radio

Liala Helal is an MPR News reporter. A Twin Cities native, she has worked as a reporter for the Star Tribune, Patch and The Journal in International Falls.

Liala Helal Feature Archive

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the tip line at 612-692-TIPS (8477) or send a text to 847 411 and enter MPD and the tip. All texts are anonymous, according to police. (08/15/2014)
Sha-kym Adams' parents
The teen, who was with a group of about seven friends, was swimming out to join his friends on a platform in the lake when he began to show signs of distress. (08/07/2014)
The ordinance amendment was sponsored by St. Paul City Council member Amy Brendmoen. (08/07/2014)
The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office received the report of the missing swimmer at 10:16 a.m. and the body was found at 11:19 a.m., according to the sheriff's office. (08/06/2014)
The crash took place at 2:31 a.m., according to the Minnesota State Patrol. The driver has not been identified. (08/04/2014)
The Hennepin County Medical Examiner has not released the identity of the victim or details on cause of death. (07/25/2014)
Police found the man at North 26th Avenue and Penn Avenue North. (07/25/2014)
Michelle Larson was most recently the deputy director of the MDH Office of Statewide Health Improvement. She also previously worked for the MDH Office of Emergency Preparedness. (07/23/2014)
Storms and high winds in northern and central Minnesota Monday night downed trees and left thousands without power. (07/22/2014)
The map includes MnDOT's complete road network and most of its trails. But bicyclists can edit the map to add more routes as the bicycle network expands. (07/21/2014)
Most of those arrested have been charged with selling drugs --- all felony offenses. They range from low-level felony of fifth-degree sale, up to first-degree sale. (07/18/2014)
Kluwe alleged in a Deadspin article in January that he was released by the Vikings for being an outspoken advocate for gay rights, and that his special teams coach had openly made homophobic comments and slurs intended to intimidate Kluwe. (07/15/2014)
This is the second year the children are holding the event. Last year the trio's goal was $30 and they raised nearly $2,000 by the end. (07/15/2014)
Creeping Charlie, also called Ground Ivy, thrives in shade and high-moisture environments. The recent heavy rainfall has not helped in that scenario to lessen moisture from soil. (07/14/2014)
Falkner said you don't have to stand anywhere special to see a Supermoon. "The moon will just look big," he explained. (07/11/2014)