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Past articles by jana:

Mayor for hire: Small town seeks mayor after no one ran for office

Whalan, Minnesota is a town of just 67 people, and it's in need of a mayor after nobody chose to run for office. → Read More

Why does Kris Lindahl always pose with his arms stretched out? Jana got the answer

After hearing that the Twin Cities realtor wants to trademark his signature stance, Jana Shortal got to the bottom of why he poses like that in the first place. → Read More

What's the deal with April weather?

Outdoor fun and games sort of have to hit pause because, well, Spring is in a holding pattern. We look back on past Aprils with meteorologist Ben Dery. → Read More

Sleep specialist discusses impact of daylight saving time

While Dr. Howell isn't sold on this one hour being a complete takedown on our sleep, he does think it's time to stay on one time, year-round. → Read More

Serving with pride: National Guard sergeant shares journey as a gay woman in the military

Sgt. 1st Class Lina Knox has served three deployments in nearly 15 years with the Minnesota National Guard. → Read More

Teen Line helps struggling teenagers connect with other teens

The non-profit service has been around for 40 years, but has become a modern lifeline for many teens during the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

Chain reaction of kindness spans over 900 vehicles at Brainerd Dairy Queen

Store Manager Tina Jensen says one man paid for the car behind him, spawning a chain of kindness that spanned nearly two and a half days, across over 900 vehicles. → Read More

Minnesota sneaker designer helps Vikings players highlight important causes

Minnesota sneaker designer Salvatore Marcum hand-made 29 pairs of cleats for Vikings players to wear as part of the NFL's "My Cause, My Cleats" campaign. → Read More

St. Therese nurses reflect on their COVID-19 outbreak, concerns for other care facilities

The staff and residents at St. Therese went through a nightmare this past spring when 38 staff were sickened, and 60 residents died of COVID-19. → Read More

Obadiah agrees with Coach Zimmer – We can’t start winning until we stop losing

MINNEAPOLIS — Obadiah also believes the Vikings aren’t a bad team but they are playing badly. → Read More

Shelters, families look to change shelter policy asking people to pay for their stay

The decades-old policy asks families at two major shelters to pay for their stay at the shelter. → Read More

Former Nazi guard found guilty of 5,232 counts of accessory to murder

A survivor of that camp, Judy Meisel, was a witness and her testimony was a part of the evidence to convict him. → Read More

USA Today Creates: What Time Is It - A unique way to think about when a COVID-19 vaccine is Coming

It's a simple way to take a look at when a panel of experts predict the U.S. will see a widespread vaccine. → Read More

One Last Thing: Jana reflects on Supreme Court's ruling that LBGTQ people can't be fired for who they are

A decision in June, much like last time, changes lives for LGBTQ people. → Read More

'My Mother's Words': A black teenager has something to say about racism in America

Josh Nkhata said he was watching Instagram stories during the nights of unrest in Minneapolis and it reminded him of 'the talk' his mother had with him over and over → Read More

Why are the birds singing so loud in the morning?

The birdsong marks the arrival of a season and the arrival of those who have returned. Springtime around here, is hearing that birdsong LOUD and clear. → Read More

A high school senior, says goodbye to his final year

For a Prior Lake High School Senior, he saw this coming, but it doesn't make the hurt any less real. → Read More

An anonymous donor gives an entire town a gift no one saw coming

Earlham, Iowa is a town that sticks together, and a gift from someone among them has the whole town extremely grateful. → Read More

"The one thing I have is my craft..." Why a local photographer is doing distant portraits for free

Dave Puente loves life behind the lens, so when business dried up, he decided to keep working. → Read More

MPS Superintendent answers questions about possible major changes ahead for all students

Jana sits down with Minneapolis Public School Superintendent Ed Graff to talk about the Comprehensive Design Plan. → Read More