Jackson Forderer

Freelance photographer
Minnesota Public Radio

Jackson Forderer is a freelance photographer in south-central Minnesota.

Jackson Forderer Feature Archive

Sign at the entrance to the Mall of America Sat.
Protesters from the group Black Lives Matter staged a demonstration on one of the busiest shopping days of the year at the Mall of America. (12/20/2014)
Clearing the driveway
Southern Minnesota got socked with snow Wednesday while plows struggled to keep roads clear for people getting ready for Thanksgiving. Others got out and enjoyed the white stuff. (11/26/2014)
Rock alignment at Blue Mounds State Park.
Photojournalist Jackson Forderer covered the bison roundup last week. Then he turned his camera around to capture the rest of the park as it neared peak fall color. (09/29/2014)
The bison herd at Blue Mounds State Park were rounded up on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014 for their annual physicals — blood tests, branding, and checkup. It's a physically challenging day for everyone involved. (09/25/2014)
Classes started Wednesday for United South Central Schools' students in the southern Minnesota town of Wells. The new academic year means the celebration of a new building as well as an opportunity to honor memories at the old. (09/04/2014)
For Nevaeh Hoffman, 12, and Gabrielle Dow, 11, learning doesn't stop in the summer months. The two friends from Redwood Falls, Minn., have spent their past few summers attending the Dakota Wicohan camp where they learn and practice aspects of their Native American culture, including riding, language and their favorite -- hoop dancing. (08/01/2014)
Pipestone hosted its 15th Annual Pow Wow this weekend. It began as a reunion of students from the Pipestone Indian School, and has grown to include dancing and drumming, a native food cook-off, and hand-crafted art. (07/28/2014)
On Saturday nights during the summer in Pipestone, Minnesota, a Ghost Walk tour meets on Saturday at twilight at the Pipestone County Museum to walk through the city, hear stories of hauntings and bizarre incidents, and learn a little history along the way. (07/28/2014)
Luverne, Minnesota held its 52nd annual Hot Dog Night on Thursday evening, where it's all about the dog. The festival included wiener dog races, a wiener dog beauty contest, a hot dog inspired art contest, music, and free hot dogs. (07/19/2014)
Steeped in many German traditions, the city of New Ulm held two of its colorful annual festivals over the weekend: Bock Fest, on the grounds of the August Schell Brewing Company, and Fasching events took place at Turner Hall, where German food was served and the masked Narren group encouraged others to join them in dancing to polka and German music. (03/03/2014)