Warren Wolfe

Reporter | Aging and health-care policy
Phone: 612-673-7253
At the Star Tribune, Warren Wolfe has been a copy editor, assistant city editor, team leader and roving state feature writer and covered agriculture before moving to the aging beat. He has written extensively about caregiving, nursing homes, Medicare, Medicaid, and state and national policies on health care and aging.

Recent content from Warren Wolfe

The personal costs of budget cuts

The new budget holds out the hope of major reforms -- but first thousands who are aged or disabled must absorb another round of cuts.

Updated: August 16, 2011, - 09:59 PM

Berglin to leave Minnesota Senate

Over 38 years, Linda Berglin helped develop many of the state's safety net programs. The DFLer said she felt "underutilized" of late.

Updated: July 25, 2011, - 09:30 PM

Scrabble fan, 112, is state's oldest

"Super-centenarian" Ruth Anderson marks milestone with another game.

Updated: July 22, 2011, - 10:19 PM

Tapping retirees to tackle problems

The volunteers have matched St. Cloud elders and second-graders who read to each other, expanded fresh foods at an emergency food shelf in Lakeville and created a website to help people reduce energy consumption.

Updated: July 22, 2011, - 11:03 AM

Elbow grease ahead for budget bill

Legislators face a huge pile of work before shutdown can end.

Updated: July 15, 2011, - 11:05 PM

Elders at risk during hot spell

A cadre of volunteers will fan out across Minneapolis and St. Paul Saturday morning to visit about 185 very frail elders. They'll bear flowers, cookies, puzzles and other gifts -- and offering health checks as temperatures head toward 100 in the next few days.

Updated: July 14, 2011, - 11:05 PM

Money flows again for child care

Ramsey County District Judge Kathleen Gearin reinstated about $16 million in monthly child care assistance payments for thousands of working, low-income families.

Updated: July 14, 2011, - 01:05 AM

Retroactive pay likely for some House members

Although 48 Minnesota state representatives chose to forgo their $2,590 paychecks for July because of the state shutdown, some of them likely will collect their money.

Updated: July 13, 2011, - 10:00 PM

150 registered nurses start 3-day strike in Hibbing

At issue is staffing and organization, they say. A tentative agreement was rejected last month.

Updated: July 11, 2011, - 07:18 PM

138 legislators are collecting paychecks during shutdown

Forty-eight representatives and 14 senators turn down pay.

Updated: July 10, 2011, - 04:16 PM

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