Liala Helal Feature Archive

A bicyclist died Monday night in south Minneapolis after he was hit by a van while riding in the street, police said. (02/04/2014)
The late Charles Chamblis circled his north Minneapolis neighborhood five decades ago with his camera, documenting everything from the smiles of kids on the street to disco dance contests. (01/31/2014)
No one was hurt in the crash, which took place north of Interstate 494, at the rail crossings at 34th Avenue South and Airport Lane, around 11:20 a.m. The train was traveling northbound. The truck traveled westbound through the intersection. (01/30/2014)
As snow falls over parts of the state, it brings the heaviest bands of snow to the Twin Cities this morning, causing a messy morning commute. (01/30/2014)
A 24-year-old Richfield man was charged Monday with second-degree murder in the case of Minneapolis' first homicide of the year. (01/29/2014)
The group aims to show how climate change threatens health, agriculture, urban centers, ecology and recreation. It asks Minnesotans to begin a political discussion with legislators around climate change. (01/25/2014)
The Minnesota Nurses Association, the union that represents 5,000 Allina nurses in the state, had its latest bargaining session with Allina Friday, asking for a pension plan and better health insurance for Allina nurses at Regina Medical Center in Hastings. (01/25/2014)
The State Patrol is investigating the crash and is expected to release more details. (01/25/2014)
How district officials make the often-difficult decision depends on a number of factors. Sometimes it has to do with diesel. At other times it's about gloves. (01/23/2014)
There are a lot of ways to get in an accident driving on winter roads, but most crashes don't involve hitting another car. (01/23/2014)
Minneapolis' Heritage Preservation Commission votes today on whether to recommend a permit to demolish two commercial buildings in the Dinkytown neighborhood to build a six-story hotel. (01/21/2014)
"I feel like I was destined to do this," Zimmer said at Friday morning's press conference. He said he's confident he'll help the Vikings win a Super Bowl. "That is my goal, and that is my drive." (01/17/2014)
A body pulled out of the Chicago River by police this afternoon has been identified as Lauren Li, 21, of Burnsville. (01/15/2014)
Lauren Li is presumed dead, and the search was suspended late Tuesday afternoon. Chicago Police say they'll resume the search when weather and river conditions improve. Around 7 a.m. Wednesday, the temperature in Chicago was 7 degrees below zero. (01/15/2014)
The Cook County, Ill. Medical Examiner confirmed Tuesday that former University of Minnesota student Ken Hoang, 26, of St. Paul died trying to retrieve his phone from Chicago River early Monday. (01/14/2014)