Chris Serres

Reporter | Social Services
Phone: 612-673-4308
Chris Serres covers social services for the Star Tribune. He writes about issues affecting society's most vulnerable populations, including the poor, elderly, mentally ill and people with cognitive and physical disabilities. He is married and has two children, Dominic, 12, and Emmanuelle, 10. He has been a newspaper reporter for 20 years.

Recent content from Chris Serres

Senior home in Fairmont, Minn., at fault after resident freezes to death

The victim was found outside a memory care unit that was not properly locked, a state investigation said.

Updated: April 16, 2014, - 09:44 PM

Minnesota's uninsured get public aid at historic levels

Nearly 99,000 Minnesotans have signed up for subsidized coverage through Medical Assistance, the state’s version of Medicaid, since MNsure’s launch six months ago.

Updated: April 13, 2014, - 09:28 PM

Obituary: WWII vet James Gooley was master storyteller

James P. Gooley would sit with a Muriel cigar in his mouth and a history book on his lap and...

Updated: April 12, 2014, - 07:04 PM

Caregiver, victim reach $10 million settlement in senior home rape case

Caregiver will pay victim $10 million only if he’s found guilty or liable in a new rape or abuse case.

Updated: April 08, 2014, - 08:02 PM

Convicted rapist destroyed sexually explicit 'fantasy logs'

Sex offender Thomas Duvall destroyed sexually explicit “fantasy logs” that could have been used as evidence against his release.

Updated: April 07, 2014, - 11:04 PM

Senior's rape throws light on problems in assisted-living homes

Frail seniors sometimes victims in the lightly regulated, fast-growing industry.

Updated: March 27, 2014, - 01:33 PM

Minn. mental health center shuts down, stranding thousands

Riverwood Centers, which serves some 3,000 clients in five counties of east-central Minnesota, said county funding cuts forced it to shutter five clinics and an emergency home-visiting service for people suffering from psychiatric crises such as severe anxiety or suicidal thoughts.

Updated: March 17, 2014, - 10:50 PM

March 6: Rape has Hermantown senior home residents on edge

Residents demanding to know more about assault say home canceled meeting.

Updated: March 06, 2014, - 03:43 PM

State report finds deep flaws in care for mentally ill

Star Tribune exclusive: Patients with nowhere to go have Anoka facility in crisis, says agency in charge.

Updated: March 03, 2014, - 09:59 AM

Feb. 28: Lawmakers demand investigation into rape at senior home

Lawmakers want Health Department to explain response to attack on 89-year-old woman. Policy changes may be sought, they said.

Updated: February 28, 2014, - 10:27 AM

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