Steven John Feature Archive

The Twin Cities landmark music venue First Avenue is 40 years old. Since opening its doors in December 1970, the former downtown Minneapolis bus depot has hosted some of the biggest names in rock and roll. (12/15/2010)
It's been almost two years since President Obama targeted $19 billion in stimulus money to help medical facilities convert to electronic record-keeping. The technology is intended to improve the quality of care and reduce costs. (12/14/2010)
Winter is a particularly dangerous season for fires, and this year is no exception. Four people died in three separate fires in the Twin Cities since Saturday, and dozens of less serious building and car fires have left emergency crews scrambling in the snow and cold. MPR's Steven John talks with a St. Paul fire official about the higher risk. (12/14/2010)
In spite of challenges and uncertainties, MPR's regular medical analyst Jon Hallberg said there is still reason to be hopeful when it comes to health and wellness this Thanksgiving. (11/24/2010)
To raise awareness about the issue of food insecurity, this week a Minneapolis man is living on the amount of money an individual receives in what used to be known as food stamps. (11/23/2010)
MPR News' political editor Mike Mulcahy takes a look back on the week's political stories, including visits by Vice President Joe Biden and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, updates on the 2010 Minnesota race for governor, and more. (10/08/2010)
One of the oldest black congregations in Minnesota will hold a re-dedication ceremony this weekend. (10/08/2010)
Singer Ruth Moody, the founding member of A Prairie Home Companion favorite The Wailin' Jennys, is out with her first full-length solo album, "The Garden." She spoke with MPR's Steven John. (08/06/2010)
In addition to giant Wall Street firms, the new federal financial reform law will also regulate financial institutions in low-income communities. Payday lenders and predatory mortgage lenders will fall under the oversight of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. (07/19/2010)
Significant road closures are planned for this weekend in and around Minneapolis. (07/09/2010)
Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak remains confident about his city's chances of landing the next Democratic National Convention. (07/09/2010)
State transportation officials are reminding motorists that a busy stretch of freeway will close this weekend in Minneapolis. (06/25/2010)
Motorists traveling Interstate 35W into Minneapolis from the south metro will run into a detour this weekend. (05/14/2010)
To find out how investigators go about pinpointing the cause of a fire, we contacted Denise DeMars with the State Fire Marshal's office. (04/05/2010)
An Elko New Market man was sentenced Wednesday in federal court in St. Paul for diverting more than $300,000 from his employer for his personal use. (03/03/2010)