More than half of $53 million spent in state in recent years came from just three dozen sources. Among the DFL heavyweights are Alida Messinger, above.
Updated: December 30, 2013, - 03:32 PM
Legislators demand donation records be made accurate and transparent.
Updated: December 16, 2013, - 10:58 PM
At least 35 inmates have committed suicide in Minnesota’s county jails since 2000 — nearly a third of them with known psychiatric problems. Another 27 inmates killed themselves in state prisons.
Updated: November 23, 2013, - 03:11 PM
Database errors worth as much as $20 million over past decade make it difficult to track flow of donations.
Updated: November 09, 2013, - 10:42 PM
The state Department of Human Services acted after the Star Tribune presented it with the names of 294 actively licensed nurses who have convictions, ranging from criminal sexual conduct to assault to fraud, that by law would appear to disqualify them from working with patients.
Updated: November 08, 2013, - 07:36 AM
Across Minnesota, help for the acutely mentally ill often means the ER — or jail.
Updated: October 26, 2013, - 06:34 AM
Across Minnesota, judges, attorneys and sheriffs describe a system that, in effect, criminalizes the mentally ill because of backlogs in the state commitment process and a shortage of psychiatric beds.
Updated: September 08, 2013, - 09:41 PM
A Star Tribune analysis shows campaign spending for House and Senate seats have doubled over the past decade, making Minnesota GOP Chairman Keith Downey, above, a living example of what can happen.
Updated: September 01, 2013, - 09:13 AM
Math scores also dip but educators cautioned the scores aren’t easily comparable to last year.
Updated: August 27, 2013, - 01:27 PM