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Uncertainty follows circus elephants’ final act November 13, 2016

After Ringling Brothers & Barnum and Bailey ended the elephant show in May, The Washington Post took an exclusive tour of the Center for Elephant Conservation to see how the circus’s biggest stars were adjusting to life at their new home.

The 106-year-old viral star sees her video for the first time February 29, 2016

The 106-year-old viral star sees her video for the first time Before lunchtime on Monday, Virginia McLaurin hadn't seen herself meeting the president. Watch as she sees the video for the first time. Read her story: http://wapo.st/1TBplh5 Posted by Washington Post on Monday, February 22, 2016

South High – Fighting the Odds March 1, 2013

An undermanned team at a large city high school, the South Tigers were followed on and off the field by Star Tribune videographer McKenna Ewen. This video originally appeared on StarTribune.com on October 23, 2012. Video and Editing: McKenna Ewen Photography: Jerry Holt Reporting: Jason Gonzalez Republished with permission – © StarTribune

Duluth residents cope with flood waters March 1, 2013

Roiling waters fueled by torrential rains made history across northeastern Minnesota, buckling roads, displacing residents and destroying property on a stretch of Lake Superior’s North Shore. © Star Tribune – Republished with Permission. This video originally appeared on StarTribune.com on July 26, 2012: www.startribune.com/video/159835615.html A group of teenagers made the best of a torrential downpour that flooded the Savers parking lot in Duluth. © Star Tribune – Republished with Permission. This video originally appeared on StarTribune.com on July 26, 2012: http://www.startribune.com/video/159813405.html

The making of 'South High: Fighting against the odds' October 31, 2012

Star Tribune reporter Jason Gonzalez (@JGonStrib), photographer Jerry Holt (@jerry_holt) and I followed the South High football team during their 4-4 season. South High: Fighting against the Odds – Watch the full video on StarTribune.com. The South High Tigers weren’t an obvious target. They were an average team in the Minneapolis City Conference. However, there were two important elements that made the story great – access and characters. We knew the head coach, Lenny Sedlock, would be a great character…

Ewen featured in Murphy Reporter January 25, 2012

McKenna Ewen was featured on the front page of the Murphy Reporter, the University of Minnesota’s alumni magazine, in the fall of 2011. The article interviewed several journalism school alumni who are finding new ways to share stories. A link to the story is available here. View magazine

Rybak: A decade in office January 25, 2012

R.T. Rybak led Minneapolis through a decade of victories and hardships as he approached the 10-year anniversary of his inauguration on January 3, 2012. © Star Tribune – Republished with Permission. This video appeared on StarTribune.com on December 31, 2011.

Two lives in one world January 25, 2012

Ray Pearson is a sleepy teen whose depressed lows once brought him to suicide attempts and whose manic hallucinations had him talking to doorknobs and laundry bags. Unlike other children diagnosed with bipolar disorder, Pearson isn’t given to unexpected outbursts. His shifts from depression to mania are as foreseeable as the Titanic — and just as unstoppable. Video by: McKenna Ewen Photography by: David Joles © Star Tribune – Republished with Permission. This video appeared on StarTribune.com on December 19,…

Quamba's townball tradition January 25, 2012

Stan Peterson resurrected the Quamba Cubs amateur baseball team in 1990 after a 24-year absence, bringing baseball back to a town with 98 people. Video by: McKenna Ewen Photography by: Jerry Holt © Star Tribune – Republished with Permission. This video originally appeared on StarTribune.com on June 15, 2011.

Training camp with Uncle Milty January 25, 2012

Milt Toratti, 68, of St. Peter travels to Vikings training camp every year to pump up rookie players and pick up autographs. Toratti says the key to a successful training camp is finding a way to “be different.” © Star Tribune – Republished with Permission. This video originally appeared on StarTribune.com on August 11, 2011.