Jennifer Ehrlich

Jennifer Ehrlich is an online and radio editor at MPR News, where she oversees the morning news operations. She has spent about 15 years as a reporter and editor in print, digital and public radio news. Before joining MPR, she worked as an online news editor at Boston.com/The Boston Globe, and as a producer at WBUR Boston. She was a reporter at The St. Paul Pioneer Press, The South China Morning Post and spent several years living in Belgium covering immigration and integration issues in Europe. Her journalism career started at The Aspen Times where she covered cops, courts, schools, and skied a lot. She studied Chinese language, history, and population studies at Hampshire College, Beijing University and The People's University in Beijing. She resides in St. Paul with her family.

Stories by Jennifer Ehrlich

University of Minnesota cracks down on cyclists

<p>Can too many bikes  be too much of a good thing? The Minnesota Daily reports that bike congestion has gotten so bad in the University of Minnesota area that a crackdown on cyclists is underway. Biking on the sidewalk will get you fined $98, and the school is looking into ways to limit bike parking. <a class="more-link" href="http://blogs.mprnews.org/cities/2013/10/university-of-minnesota-cracks-down-on-cyclists/"><span>Read more</span> &rarr;</a></p>

Publication of Vince Flynn’s last crime novel is on hold

<p>Fans of Minnesota crime writer Vince Flynn should not expect to read his final book anytime soon. Plans for publishing &#8220;The Survivor&#8221; have been put on hold indefinitely. The best-selling author died in June.  Flynn&#8217;s  publisher posted this statement on Facebook today&#8211;and the publisher&#8217;s assistant noted that the spelling error in her title was left in as <a class="more-link" href="http://blogs.mprnews.org/state-of-the-arts/2013/07/publication-of-vince-flynns-last-crime-novel-is-on-hold/"><span>Read more</span> &rarr;</a></p>

Free children’s bike helmet giveaway at three Twin Cities parks today

<p>Children&#8217;s Hospitals and UnitedHealthcare will be giving out 700 free children&#8217;s bicycle helmets and reflectors this afternoon at three Twin Cities parks and some Boys &amp; Girls Club camps. Children&#8217;s Hospitals, which last week was designated a Level I pediatric trauma center, is trying to prevent common injuries in children. Here&#8217;s the schedule: Lake Nokomis Park <a class="more-link" href="http://blogs.mprnews.org/cities/2013/06/free-childrens-bike-helmet-giveaway-at-3-twin-cities-parks-today/"><span>Read more</span> &rarr;</a></p>

3 tips for dealing with coyotes in St. Paul

<p>The city of St. Paul outlined some practical tips for residents if they spot a coyote. Coyotes sightings have recently increased and spring is the season when they are &#8220;most aggressive,&#8221; the city warned in a press release issued Friday. Here are the basic rules the city suggests for dealing with coyotes: 1. Don&#8217;t provide <a class="more-link" href="http://blogs.mprnews.org/cities/2013/04/3-tips-for-dealing-with-coyotes-in-st-paul/"><span>Read more</span> &rarr;</a></p>

10 things to love about Minnesota summer…if it ever comes

<p>Even the most enthusiastic winter lovers are getting a little tired of this&#8230; (Auto dealership on March 5, 2013, in Bloomington, Minn./AP photo) Here are are 10 things to look forward to as you wait out the coming storm&#8230;feel free to add to the list &nbsp; 1. That day it&#8217;s obvious spring has arrived (Lyndale <a class="more-link" href="http://blogs.mprnews.org/cities/2013/04/post-17/"><span>Read more</span> &rarr;</a></p>