Renee Jones Schneider | Star Tribune
Photographer

Since photographer Renee Jones Schneider joined the staff of the Star Tribune she has covered assignments ranging from the shootings at Red Lake to the I-35 bridge collapse to stories of personal triumph over adversity. In the past year, Schneider has been producing multimedia stories for startribune.com.



Bikini vs. snowman: Two spring scenes a year apart

These photos taken at Lake Nokomis were shot nearly one year, and 68 degrees apart. Move the slider in the middle of the image to see the differences between these two scenes.


The Vanishing Prairie: A closer look

As this dry summer draws to a close, the prairie seems a monochromatic brown. But look closer and its secrets are revealed …


Everybody's Irish

For the past 47 years, the musically challenged have been given their chance to shine.


Dreaming of Waffles?

If it's March, it's maple syrup time at Elm Creek Park Reserve in Maple Grove.


Jump in the lake? OK

Lots of emotion comes with a youngster's first trip to overnight camp: excitement, yes, but nerves and homesickness, too. "Summer Samplers" offer kids a chance to ease in for three nights, rather than a full week, at YMCA Camp Ihduhapi on Lake Independence.