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The miniature houses, just a few hundred square feet each, would be cheap to build and highly affordable, appealing to the growing number of low-income people shut out of the metro area's housing market.
The death of Argentina Taylor has renewed calls to improve security at the camp.
An intensive effort has helped some people at the large south Minneapolis homeless encampment land housing.
Investigators say the alleged abuser offered her $700 to abort the pregnancy.
Doctors seek to fill a gap in the medical system by treating opioid addiction in the emergency room.
Cracks appeared in the building this summer after the start of excavation for a new building nearby. Tenants were given less than 72 hours' notice Friday to vacate the building.
The easy access to drugs makes staying sober difficult.
Parents, advocates claim racial bias in child protection system.
The rule, announced last weekend, would deny permanent residency to immigrants who have used public assistance in the past or are expected to do so in the future.
Natives Against Heroin razed tents thought to be used by heroin sellers at Mpls. site.
With backpacks and stethoscopes, mobile medics have treated dozens of people at the camp.
Jerry Lee Curry's lawyer has "doubts about his competency."
A decision by the Minnesota Supreme Court ends a prolonged legal battle over the future of one of the state's most violent sex offenders.
James Cross has built an army of volunteers prepared to risk their lives to confront drug dealers.
A second death linked to homeless camp was drug-related, family says.
Minneapolis city leaders want to relocate hundreds of people living at a large and growing homeless encampment in south Minneapolis to one or more provisional shelters with medical and social services by early October.
Alissa Skipintheday's sudden death highlights urgent needs at the swelling encampment, Indian leaders said.
Instead of driving everyone off, a coalition of agencies has flocked in to help, reflecting the unusual approach city officials and American Indian leaders are taking at the tent city near Hiawatha and Cedar.
Hope drove Nuria Arias, 32, and her three children to the Minneapolis home of the Rev. Ry Siggelkow and family.
Many people called Laubignat, who was a fixture at Nancy's Landing restaurant in Waconia, "the Professor."
Mayor Jacob Frey pledged to eliminate the encampment, which as doubled in size in recent weeks, by the end of September.
Patient was found unresponsive and died.
"Unprecedented" effort will offer assistance on housing, medical care, drug treatment.
The camp dwellers say they feel safer watching over each other in a large group than living scattered on the streets; they are determined to remain despite repeated attempts by the state to clear them out.
State reviewed and closed more than 3,000 unresolved cases alleging maltreatment in senior facilities.
A legal immigrant could be denied a temporary visa or permanent residency through a green card if they use Medicaid, food stamps, low-income tax credits and other state and federal social service programs, local officials warn.
This is the second death in 8 months tied to neglect at the assisted-living residence.
Nancy Omondi says she was fired three days after she filed a formal complaint alleging a pattern of harassment.
Prosecutors say Jerry Lee Curry's family history points to a "pattern of abuse" toward female relatives.
With a greenhouse and soccer fields, it is the first of three youth treatment centers designed to fill a critical gap in Minnesota's mental health system.
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The Department of Homeland Security cites ongoing dangers, saving 500 from deportation risk.
The decision could upend the lives of the Somali immigrants, with a majority of those affected in Minnesota.
One of the most violent sex offenders in state history has been locked up more than 30 years.Human Services Commissioner Emily Piper said she will appeal the ruling.
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The new job board should help alleviate a critical shortage of caregivers.
The Minnesota Health Department concluded that Volunteers of America failed to complete updated individual abuse-prevention plans for both residents.
Raymond Traylor was transferred to a state psychiatric facility Thursday.
The judge cited the woman's vulnerability and the "deep wounds" caused by the abuse by the drug treatment center's top administrator.
Now-compliant facility is no longer at risk of losing millions in funding.
They have pleaded with immigration officials that they be allowed to stay together.
The cuts will go into effect Sunday and could imperil services for thousands.
The first in an expected surge of unaccompanied minors, forcibly removed from their parents, are making their way to distant relatives in Minnesota and surrounding states.
With fellowship and discipline, former convicts go the distance to find community and rebuild their lives.
An investigation found the caregiver violated several safety protocols.
State investigators said that a nurse failed to check his ventilator overnight.
Inspectors found 200 violations at senior day centers in state, federal audit shows.
His 50-plus years as a Presbyterian minister came with a faith in the power of a single individual to change the world.
The class-action lawsuit says 7 percent state funding cut will cause "irreparable harm."
Office workers, restaurant servers, business owners, and city officials, among others, are busy preparing alternate plans to avoid what are shaping up to be epic traffic jams through the summer.
At Open Streets, city unveils five new works along 29th in Uptown.
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A group of parents escalates a legal fight against what they call "legal kidnappings."
It would help make services available to more low-income people who have been disproportionately affected by the escalating opioid epidemic.
Weeks of intense negotiation involving Dayton, GOP legislators and a coalition of senior organizations over a bipartisan deal collapsed over the weekend.
Past misdeeds of day-care providers fed mistrust, legislative inquiry
Legislators requested probe after TV report.
Key lawmaker calls a report of pilfered money going to overseas terrorists "extremely troubling."
Ruling will aggravate the state's shortage of youth psychiatric care.
Shortage of home health workers pushes the disabled into nursing homes and assisted-living facilities.
An emerging coalition of black parents, civil rights activists and state legislators is pushing for stronger parental rights and greater oversight of social service agencies.
In the civil rights suit, attorneys for a group of parents allege that Minnesota's child protection laws are overly broad.
The legislation is in direct response to a court decision earlier this year that permitted the full discharge of a 51-year-old sex offender who has admitted to molesting more than 30 boys and girls.
Appeals panel to decide if Thomas Ray Duvall is no longer a public danger.
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Police say male caregiver admitted to the assault.
It would correct what many child welfare advocates see as a long-standing gap in Minnesota's decentralized system for protecting vulnerable children.
The $20 million project was hailed by mental health advocates, state officials and many nearby residents, who packed a City Council hearing Monday to voice their support
Coalition swarms Capitol to push legislators to act.
The situation has reached a crisis point, officials said, with heating systems, roofs and other critical infrastructure failing at several centers.
In a report issued this week, state investigators determined that June Alice Thompson had died in her room last October, but her body was not found for two days because staff at her assisted-living facility — the Commons on Marice — failed to perform daily wellness checks as promised.
Expanded service in Minnesota to provide instant crisis counseling.
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