Dave Hage

Team leader | Health care, the environment, social issues
Phone: 612-673-7108
Dave Hage leads a team of reporters who cover health care, the environment, children and families, corrections and social issues. He has been a reporter and editorial writer for the Star Tribune, and has written for the New York Times, the New Republic, the Nation and U.S. News & World Report.

Recent content from Dave Hage

Eight Forest Service workers faced down death last year in BWCA fire

A dramatic new post-mortem on last summer's Pagami Creek forest fire acknowledges that eight U.S. Forest Service employees feared for their lives.

Updated: May 31, 2012, - 11:49 PM

Health beat: Can a tax credit expand coverage?

At her little family freight company in Waterloo, Iowa, ReShonda Young has been offering health insurance to employees for years. She considers it part of being a good employer and a way to retain talented staff.

Updated: May 10, 2012, - 06:47 PM

Health beat: It's time to tailor health law

Mike Leavitt is no fan of President Obama or the massive health care law he signed in 2010.

Updated: March 01, 2012, - 05:51 PM

Norway on foot and fjord

A family travels to Norway with the ultimate tour guide: a Richfield man who was so struck by the country's beauty, he had to share it with others.

Updated: January 14, 2012, - 12:14 PM

Health beat: The state gets its annual checkup

Minnesota, which used to rank No. 1 or 2 on almost any social indicator you could name, has suffered a modest fall from grace in recent years.

Updated: December 08, 2011, - 06:46 PM

Patients bone up on joint surgery

Every class needs a class clown -- even Joint Replacement class at Regions Hospital in St. Paul -- and I had my money on the 40-something mom who sat across the table joking quietly with her teenage daughter.

Updated: May 26, 2011, - 05:53 PM

Nurses set July 6 strike date

The notification came after negotiators for the two sides sat down with a federal mediator Thursday for the first contract talks in almost three weeks.

Updated: June 25, 2010, - 12:06 PM

Businesses worry about health care mandates

Health care legislation under debate in Congress would require employers to offer health insurance - or pay a fee to the government. What do local employers think?

Updated: October 04, 2009, - 09:13 PM

Many in state doing without medical coverage, group says

Families USA says such numbers prove health insurance is becoming unaffordable.

Updated: April 07, 2009, - 08:58 PM

Nearly 1 in 4 Minnesotans without health insurance in 2007-08

Nearly one in four Minnesotans went without health insurance for some period during 2007-2008, a national advocacy group said Tuesday, a sign that rising costs are putting medical coverage beyond the reach of more consumers and employers.

Updated: April 07, 2009, - 02:00 PM

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