Jennifer Ehrlich

Jennifer Ehrlich is a senior editor at MPR News.

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>