Two agencies granted thousands of exemptions to people convicted of disqualifying offenses, allowing them to work with state's most vulnerable people.
Updated: December 12, 2011, - 01:57 PM
The state is pursuing waiver from No Child Left Behind, but lagging schools must still comply with what some call unfair sanctions.
Updated: September 30, 2011, - 09:41 PM
Teachers say the new state exam was much more rigorous. Reading scores were more encouraging.
Updated: September 15, 2011, - 06:47 AM
About 40 percent of Minnesota convicts who are let go from prison on supervised release either run from authorities or commit new crimes, a Star Tribune analysis of state corrections data shows.
Updated: April 20, 2011, - 07:28 PM
Even if convicts have fled supervised release before, Minnesota law requires them to be released on it again.
Updated: April 20, 2011, - 04:45 PM
U.S. Bancorp of Minneapolis, TCF Financial Corp. of Wayzata, Home Federal Savings Bank of Rochester, Stearns Bank of St. Cloud and Highland Bank of St. Michael borrowed directly from the Fed's emergency-lending tool.
Updated: March 31, 2011, - 11:02 PM
125 businesses got subsidies tied to job creation but didn't deliver.
Updated: March 30, 2011, - 09:23 AM
Minnesotans struggling with debt have their bank accounts and pay seized with no judicial oversight. Fourth in a series of articles examining the new breed of debt collectors.
Updated: March 24, 2011, - 05:32 PM
Many convicts on supervised release abscond and commit more crimes.
Updated: March 23, 2011, - 04:49 PM