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

Review: 'Guantánamo Diary,' by Mohamedou Ould Slahi

NONFICTION: A Guantanamo prisoner’s nightmarish account of torture casts doubt on U.S. interrogation methods.

Updated: May 05, 2015, - 11:57 AM

Minnesota's crackdown on Medicaid fraud yields millions in savings

Stepped-up effort by Department of Human Services to screen providers more than doubles dollars recovered.

Updated: May 02, 2015, - 09:31 PM

April 24: For more low-cost homes, Met Council seeks suburban landlords

Minnesota’s largest housing authority is preparing an ambitious new effort to recruit participants for a federal rental-assistance program that aims to reverse decades of economic and racial segregation in subsidized rental housing in the Twin Cities.

Updated: April 24, 2015, - 09:57 AM

Minnesota senior homes blamed in two incidents of neglect

Incidents involved elderly residents with a history of dementia.

Updated: April 15, 2015, - 12:00 AM

Mom's push to help poor kids with autism brings new federal benefits

The Medical Assistance benefits will expand access to a broad range of one-on-one therapies.

Updated: April 01, 2015, - 09:49 PM

Eligibility for public programs not properly checked, state review finds

A legislative auditor’s report fueled calls to scrutinize enrollees.

Updated: March 24, 2015, - 11:17 PM

Minnesota moves to restructure care for the disabled

Department of Human Services faces $19 million shortfall, but families of disabled adults worry about impact.

Updated: March 21, 2015, - 10:46 PM

Union, workers: Staffing shortage contributed to suicide at state facility

The suicide Sunday night of a mentally ill, chemically dependent patient at the state facility will be investigated by an independent examiner, state officials said.

Updated: March 13, 2015, - 11:47 AM

Rape survivor warns against releasing sex offenders

Tom McCartney, who survived a horrific double rape, says the state should lock away offenders forever — or execute them

Updated: March 12, 2015, - 10:56 PM

Reforms are taking hold in Minnesota's sex offender program, officials testify

State defends its programming in trial challenging treatment center’s constitutionality.

Updated: March 06, 2015, - 07:27 AM

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