Melissa Lewis

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2012

    Highway suicide: Why do people keep lying down in Minnesota traffic?

    ​On a mid-November morning last year, as the sun was still coming up, a woman wearing a long, dark jacket wandered onto Interstate 94.It was a horrifying sight to drivers on their commute to work, many of whom had to veer quickly out of the way to avoid hitting her."Everyone was kind of swerving a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2012

    Teen killed by semi after lying across Highway 212

    ​A 17-year-old died this morning after lying down on Highway 212 in Carver County. Around 7 a.m., before the sun had risen, the teenager wrapped himself up in a dark blanket and lay on the highway, according to the State Patrol. He was struck by a semi-trailer and killed. "We're still investigat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2011

    Melissa Lewis identified as woman killed on I-94 after laying in traffic

    Dougtone, Flickr.Melissa Lewis was hit by several cars and killed after laying down on Interstate 94 Thursday morning.​It was still dark when Steve Feldman headed to work down Interstate 94 Thursday morning. Around 6:30 a.m., the freeway near Seventh Street in Minneapolis was busy with morni ... More >>

  • Arts

    March 21, 2001

    Offender of the Faith

    Filmmaker Jon Springer's bloody liturgy includes incest, stigmata, and stolen communion wine. Heaven can wait.

  • News

    April 12, 2000

    It's a Wrap

    The Mpls/St. Paul International Film Festival swaddles the Cities in cinema

  • Arts

    March 1, 2000

    A Century of Suffering

    Revisiting the AIDS crisis with Angels in America; remembering Anne Frank as a universal optimist