An ambitious effort to intensify criminal background checks for tens of thousands of Minnesota caregivers will roll out this month as state officials respond to reports that people with criminal histories were caring for the elderly and other vulnerable populations.
Updated: July 19, 2014, - 09:24 AM
Fingerprints and computer checks would bolster a “flawed” system of background checks.
Updated: July 18, 2014, - 11:07 PM
Local authorities and companies across Minnesota are testing ways to transport mental health patients without stigma of flashing lights.
Updated: July 16, 2014, - 10:02 PM
During federal court hearing for a young sex offender, the state commits to “expedited process.”
Updated: July 15, 2014, - 09:36 PM
Witnesses say program fails to give treatment relevant to age, gender and severity of conduct.
Updated: July 14, 2014, - 10:18 PM
The monitor for a 2011 settlement have found that the state’s effort has been beset by bureaucratic inertia and missed...
Updated: July 12, 2014, - 10:59 PM
NONFICTION: The story of how Bassett Furniture Co. adapted – for good and bad – to the global economy.
Updated: July 11, 2014, - 05:10 PM
Expert panel and state can’t agree whether sex offender remains a risk. Federal judge orders an expedited review.
Updated: June 25, 2014, - 11:15 PM
Home health care companies, which deploy more than 100,000 personal care assistants in Minnesota, operate without the kind of oversight that is routinely given to licensed care facilities such as nursing homes, and their workers are often low paid and poorly trained.
Updated: June 22, 2014, - 07:41 AM