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Mark Vancleave

Video Journalist | Everything
Phone: 612-655-2362

Mark Vancleave is a photojournalist and video producer covering investigative projects, craft cocktails and everything in-between.

Vancleave joined the Star Tribune in 2013 and graduated from the University of Minnesota, where he now teaches photojournalism. His award-winning work includes investigations into abuses in Minnesota's elder care system, working conditions for people with disabilities, access to medical marijuana and immigrant experiences. Despite being a life-long Minneapolitan, Vancleave enjoys exploring Minnesota's rural gems and escaping to our state's natural wonders.
Recent content from Mark Vancleave

Photos: Storm dumps several inches of snow onto Twin Cities

The cruelest April Fools joke was played on the Twin Cities where several inches of snow fell overnight.
The line moves outside the north entrance as the mall opens for Black Friday shopping Friday, Nov. 25, 2022 at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Min

Shoppers flock to retailers around Twin Cities for Black Friday

Black Friday shopping kicked off at malls and retailers around the Twin Cities on Friday, Nov. 25.
Minnesota Gophers quarterback Athan Kaliakmanis (8) rushes the ball for a gain of six yards during the first half of an NCAA football game Saturday, N

Gopher football hosts Iowa Hawkeyes in last home game of season

The Minnesota Gopher football team faced off against the Iowa Hawkeyes on Saturday, Nov. 19 at Huntington Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.
Vice President Kamala Harris visits St. Paul

Vice President Kamala Harris visits St. Paul

Harris joined Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan and podcast host Emily Tish Sussman to discuss abortion access and reproductive rights at Metro State University on Saturday.

Friday night football: Woodbury vs. Burnsville

Burnsville High School took on undefeated Woodbury at Woodbury High School on Friday, September 23, 2022.

Dome demolished at Upper Harbor Terminal

Crews began demolishing the concrete domes at the Upper Harbor Terminal on Friday, Sept. 2, 2022 in Minneapolis.

En Garde: USA Fencing Championships held in Minneapolis

The championship featured sisters Courtney and Kelley Hurley, both Olympians for Team USA.

Vet creates art from service uniforms

Art by Jeffrey Stenbom will be unveiled at the San Antonio International Airport. This latest piece is a 25-foot by 12-foot American flag woven out of 100 military uniforms worn in conflicts all the way back to World War I.
Still frames from police body camera footage of the shooting of Amir Locke.

Breaking down the police bodycam video of the Amir Locke shooting

A second-by-second look at what the footage shows and what it doesn't.
Attorney for man cleared of returning fire at Mpls. police during riots releases evidence, body camera footage

Attorney for man cleared of returning fire at Mpls. police during riots releases evidence, body camera footage

Jaleel Stallings was acquitted of eight counts in connection with the incident.

Student reporters tackle racial health equity at TV camp

The camp teams up high school students with Twin Cities journalists

Leneal Frazier remembered

Family and friends honored the life of Leneal Frazier at Shiloh Temple International Ministries on Monday, July 19, 2021 in Minneapolis
Walter Mondale: In his own words (1928-2021)

Walter Mondale: In his own words (1928-2021)

Former Vice President Walter Mondale reflects on his accomplishments and legacy as a Minnesota statesman. Filmed in June, 2017.

More than 100 rally for police accountability

More than 100 people rallied and marched in downtown Minneapolis late Friday to call for an end to police mistreatment of people of color.

Day 21: The trial of Derek Chauvin

Violent words in St. Paul: When does free speech become terroristic threat?

Violent words in St. Paul: When does free speech become terroristic threat?

Getting married on Valentine's Day

Twelve Fourth Judicial District judges will unite 36 couples in matrimony at no charge on Valentine's Day.

A community conversation about gun violence in St Paul

St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter, St. Paul Police Chief Todd Axtell, and other state and federal officials answered questions about gun violence at a community forum

Meet Vienna, the show dog of the Fitzgerald Theater

Vienna, a 9-pound rescue mutt, is stealing the show at St. Paul's Fitzgerald Theater.

Couple and baby lose home in Drake fire, cling to hope

Jamal Jones and Alliyah Ross survived two years of homelessness before finding refuge at the Francis Drake Hotel apartments with their baby girl Chanel until a Christmas Day fire swept away their home.

Twin Cities comic Nick Swardson performs at Comedy Corner

Nick Swardson tested out new material on a sold out show at the Comedy Corner on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019 in Minneapolis.

Impeachment rally at the Hennepin County Government Center

About a hundred people have braved 20-degree weather to call for President Trump's removal from office before the House impeachment vote Tuesday. The Minneapolis rally was one of hundreds scheduled across the country by progressive action group MoveOn.

Minneapolis distillery features bike racing

Royal Foundry Craft Spirits, a Minneapolis distillery and cocktail bar, has built what it's founders says is the only operating cycle speedway track in the country.

Football on the futbol pitch: Tommies-Johnnies at Allianz Field

St. John's bested St. Thomas 38-20 on the new turf at Allianz Field Saturday, ahead of the Loons playoff game Sunday against LA Galaxy.

The investigation continues after a fire destroyed a Duluth synagogue.

Duluth police and fire departments are investigating what caused the early Monday morning fire that destroyed a 117 year-old synagogue, Adas Israel Congregation.

Brandi Carlile at the State Fair

Headliner Brandi Carlile and legend Maris Staples played the Minnesota State Fair Grandstand Saturday.

'The lake is the boss' at the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

Forged by the waves of Lake Superior as the Ice Age glaciers melted, the Apostles are among the last truly remote places in the Midwest.

Loons play host to Premier League's Aston Villa in friendly

Minnesota United played the Aston Villa at Allianz Field.

Minnesota United wins a second victory in a row beating San Jose

The Loons win 3-1 over San Jose.

Spring bikepacking in the Driftless Area in photos

A late-May roll, touching the ancient landscape through southeast Minnesota, northeast Iowa and southwest Wisconsin delivers challenges and hundreds of miles. But there was sublime beauty, too, for five cyclists hitting gravel and pavement and looking for adventure. Read the related story at

A new look for Peavey Park

Park and neighborhood leaders celebrated the renovated Peavey Park at Franklin and Chicago avenues in south Minneapolis on Friday

Snow at Target Field and Allianz Field

Snow fell at Target Field and Allianz Field on Friday, April 12, 2019. Several inches of wet snow have postponed Twins games at Target Field. Meanwhile, Minnesota United FC and New York City FC play on Saturday.
A worker used a hose to clear snow and ice Friday at Target Field in Minneapolis. The Twins postponed Friday's game because of the weather.

Sometimes it snows at Target Field in April, but there's baseball to be played

The Twins are vowing to play their games Saturday and Sunday against Detroit. Here's some of what they're doing to prepare.

Twin Cities nonprofits gives out 7,500 meal bags to families

Winter break can be a hungry time for children who rely on free and reduced-price school lunches. That's why three Twin Cities nonprofits have joined forces to give away 7,500 meal bags that families can pick up at YMCA branches.

Class 1A boys soccer quarterfinals: Blake 1, Duluth Denfeld 0

Class 1A boys soccer quarterfinals: Blake vs. Duluth Denfeld

Class 1A girls soccer quarterfinals: Orono 2, Duluth Marshall 0

Class 1A girls soccer quarterfinals: Orono vs. Duluth Marshall

Uptown transit station gets colorful transformation

Metro Transit commissioned Ashley Mary to paint the Uptown transit hub, which the agency dubs the "Color Pop Bus Stop." The idea is to provide something bright and whimsical for the 2,500 riders who use the transit station each day and for those who pass by, said Kathy Graul, Metro Transit's social media strategist.

Photos: Candidates debate in two of Minnesota's most competitive races

The candidates in two of the most competitive races in Minnesota met to debate Friday on Almanac. Rep. Jason Lewis and Democratic challenger Angie Craig responded to questions first followed by Rep. Erik Paulsen and challenger Dean Phillips.

Sever's Corn Maze

Sever's corn maze offers activities and attractions including the extreme corn pit, zip lines, tire mountain, jumping pillows, pumpkin blaster, hayride, food trucks and more every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through October 28.

Carp removal from Lake Minnetonka

The work kicked off an effort by the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District and other agencies to remove the destructive fish from the Lake Minnetonka headwaters.

Longtime tradition of baseball in Milroy

Milroy, Minn., has two town ball teams: the Yankees and the Irish, a split caused by a family spat. Now the teams play at separate ballparks 7½ miles apart.

Historic Fort Snelling offering daily activities with historical interpreters

Historic Fort Snelling opened it's doors to dozens of school groups Friday, May 25. Memorial Day weekend is the beginning of the Fort's public season.

24-hour watch at the Law Enforcement Memorial

A candlelight vigil ended a 24-hour watch by members of the Minnesota Law Enforcement Memorial Association on Tuesday at the Minnesota State Capitol.

Vikings cheerleader tryouts

Mall of America hosted the Minnesota Viking Cheerleader 2018 Final Audtions in the Rotunda Monday, April 23.

Twins, Boston at spring training

The Boston Red Sox played the Minnesota Twins at Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers, Florida on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018.

Twins 5, St. Louis 4

The Twins beat the Cardinals 5-4 at Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers, Fla., on Monday.

Twins, Baltimore spring training

The Minnesota Twins played the Baltimore Orioles at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, Florida on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018.

Twins at Boston spring training opener

The Minnesota Twins played the Boston Red Sox at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers, Florida on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018.

Twins vs. Gophers in spring training exhibition

The Minnesota Gophers played the Twins at Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers, Florida on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018.

Twins' full-squad workouts at spring training

Monday was the first day of full-squad workouts at Twins spring training in Fort Myers, Fla.

Twins pitchers and catchers day 4

Saturday was day four for pitchers and catchers at Minnesota Twins spring training.

Twins Spring training; Day 3 highlights

Highlights from the third day of pitcher and catcher workouts at Twins spring training in Fort Myers, Florida on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018.

Twins' first day of pitcher and catcher workouts

Wednesday was the first day of pitcher and catcher workouts at Twins spring training in Fort Myers, Florida.
Super Bowl LII panorama looking west

Super Bowl LII panorama looking west

We took this 2.9-billion-pixel panorama during the first quarter of Super Bowl LII.
Super Bowl LII panorama looking east

Super Bowl LII panorama looking east

We took this 4.4-billion-pixel panorama during the first quarter of Super Bowl LII.

Shooting at Minneapolis City Hall

A bloody scene erupted inside police headquarters at Minneapolis City Hall Wednesday evening, when Minneapolis police officers shot a man in an interview room, Chief Medaria Arradondo said at a brief news conference, Monday, Dec. 18, 2017.

Santa arrives at Mall of America

Santa Clause paraded through the Mall of America led by members of the Rosemount High School marching band Thursday.

Ahmed Eyow remembered by friends and family

Friends and acquaintances from Ahmed Eyow's professional, religious and personal life, gathered Sunday at Dar Al Farooq Islamic center to remember the Bloomington father of three who was killed along with over 300 others in a bombing in Mogadishu earlier this month.

Saying goodbye to a stranger

Three years after a man's body was found in a shed near Rosemount, he was buried at a grave with no name during a small funeral on Friday. Hennepin County held the funeral for the unknown man, a rare cold case for the medical examiner's office, which does autopsies for Dakota and Scott counties.

Graduation numbers increase in Richfield

Graduation rates continue to climb in Twin Cities schools, including Richfield High School.
Minneapolis Police investigated the scene of a shooting Monday afternoon. ] Mark Vancleave - * A shooing left one man d

1 dead in north Mpls. shooting after neighborhood dispute

Minneapolis police said two other people were wounded in the holiday afternoon gunfire.
Behind the scenes of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'

Behind the scenes of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'

Get a sneak-peak at the Guthrie's latest production.