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St. Paul unit to tackle Social Security probes.
State system has evolved into the only mandatory, online financial reporting system for conservators in the country.
Can a nation built on the principle of “one person, one vote” function when the gulf between the haves and the have-nots is so wide?…
The search warrants for up to 10 Twin Cities facilities remain sealed.
A bankrupt Twin Cities roofing contractor who tried to reinvent himself during the Great Recession by selling gold and silver coins has been barred for…
The raids follow insurance company complaints about staged accidents and fraudulent billing. "This has been like 10 years in the making," Insurance Federation of Minnesota official says.
Federal agencies can't agree on man's ID.
At least 10 young Somali-American men from Minnesota allegedly conspired to join ISIL.
Payments for booze, parties and hair stylists were among improper receipts found, but investigators say there is little evidence of sexual harassment at the U's athletics department during Norwood Teague's tenure.
The judge cited a pattern of dishonesty in rejecting request to pay off debts over five years.
Regents say they were kept in the dark initially as sexual harassment complaints led to resignation of Norwood Teague.
The reports include a review into sexual harassment in the athletics department and an internal financial audit under former athletic director Norwood Teague.
Costly scheme targeted immigrants seeking help in Minnesota and Florida.
Bankruptcy trustee objects to debt relief plan for attorney who filed "nuisance lawsuits."
Mike Ellis has been on voluntary leave at the U's request since late August pending an investigation into unspecified complaints against him.
Bankruptcy trustee is investigating Jonathan Aanestad's petition for relief.
Details of 2014 consultant's review of athletics department have never been publicly released
As prosecutions dip, feds cite complexity of crimes, stretched resources.
A family-owned vegetable farm is at the center of an alleged conspiracy to bring in workers with false papers from the Dominican Republic, force them to pay illegal fees and threaten them to keep them quiet.
Between May and August, the university received four complaints against Scott Studham accusing him of rigging contracts, hiring friends without competitive bids, using university funds for personal expenses, and other misconduct.
An associate athletic director at the University of Minnesota is on leave pending an investigation into five anonymous complaints against him in the wake of Athletic Director Norwood Teague's resignation.
A former adviser to police and fire pension funds in Minneapolis faces a federal indictment for allegedly bilking mutual fund investors out of $1.2 million.
The IRS sent an undercover agent to meet with a Minnesota options trader and author suspected of tax evasion and fraud.
An Associated Bank executive allegedly facilitated a scheme that defrauded 700 investors out of $194 million.
Business owners try to head off expensive lawsuits described as a "cash cow."
The judge said Jay Flynn preyed on elderly victims, stole their savings and refused to answer their calls. The judge then gave the former Twin Cities coin and bullion dealer a stiffer sentence than the prosecutor sought: 52 months in prison.
Workers in metro county sheriff's departments top the list of county employees earning the most overtime as a percent of their total earnings.
Counties are so short-staffed that even handling 911 calls is a struggle.
No state employee works longer hours than Abu Kamara. In the past five years, the 59-year-old “security counselor” at the Minnesota State Security Hospital…
A federal judge sentenced the 54-year-old to more than 12 years in prison.
Federal judge laments that his $753,000 restitution order likely won't produce much from habitual fraudster when he completes his 71 month prison term.
The three Twin Cities dealers preyed on elderly and vulnerable clients, stealing millions over time.
The Legislature this year lowered the threshold for a gross misdemeanor drunken driving offense to a blood-alcohol concentration (BAC) of .16 percent.
The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected the appeal of a former janitor at a Minneapolis mosque who was sentenced to 20 years…
As federal money for research declines, scientists are facing difficult questions.
Minneapolis police said two other people were wounded in the holiday afternoon gunfire.
Labor secretary will promote issue during visit to Twin Cities.
Randy Miland had been found trustworthy after earlier fraud convictions.
The U's project will focus on 8-year-olds in Ramsey and Hennepin counties.
A surgeon at Gillette in St. Paul reinvented the way he rebuilds babies' skulls to limit the risk of bleeding and complications.
Specialists at Mayo determined that a rare disease prompted his immune system to attack his brain cells, resulting in as many as 60 seizures a day.
Essentia seeks to improve care when services are few and far between.
Suit against Associated Bank reinstated in Trevor Cook scam.
Advocates say it would bring better care to rural areas while cutting health care costs
Consumers continue to pursue nontraditional therapies to complement Western medicine
An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but a low-dose aspirin a day could keep thousands of Minnesotans out of the emergency room by helping to prevent a first heart attack or stroke.
The study found that people who met for sex through the popular online personal ads increased their risk of infection.
Jian-Ping Wang, a world leader in the cutting-edge field of "spintronics," says he came to the University of Minnesota with a vision to create an industry that would rival California's Silicon Valley.
It's now ranked in the top 25 of U.S. public research universities, and it's churning out patents and pulling in federal funding.
Researchers say it could shake up the standard of care for an estimated 2 million American peripheral artery disease (PAD) patients. The U researchers collaborated with Fairview Health System rehabilitation specialists on the program, which has spread to seven cardiac-rehabilitation clinics in the Twin Cities.
Norovirus is an unwanted visitor to Minnesota this holiday season, causing outbreaks in schools, restaurants, nursing homes and gatherings. Health officials urge caution, like washing hands, to prevent its spread.
Stacy Erholtz, 50, was out of conventional treatment options for blood cancer last June when she underwent an experimental trial at the Mayo Clinic that injected her with enough measles vaccine to inoculate 10 million people. The Pequot Lakes mother is now part of medical history.
The same lawyer had sued more than two dozen proprietors — including an 84-year-old widow who runs an antique store in Marshall — using a handful of disabled clients and then demanding out-of-court settlements.
A judge has reopened a handful of cases to determine if their purpose was fraudulent.
Porn copyright lawyer's clients in coupon lawsuit include his wife and his associates.
The Mayo Clinic Care Network is an ambitious effort by the Rochester-based health system to expand its reach and secure its place in an era of rapid changes in health care.
Legislature might revisit whether Medicaid should pay for the procedure
The U is planning to spend $500,000 in a two-year test to see whether stool transplants could forestall one of the nation's most costly and crippling diseases.
Bird flu and Ebola have alerted researchers to links among humans, animals, environmental factors.
Mayo Clinic has been chosen to participate in a set of federal research projects that could help unlock a broad set of related brain disorders, including Alzheimer's disease.
Hundreds applied to help staff Minnesota nonprofit's first clinic in remote Liberian town.
Medical records may be private information, but a patient's genes belong to the entire family. And that raises a quandary for medical researchers.
Federal grant will fund training programs for overlooked minorities.
Study of U.S. hospitals finds inexplicably wide variations in rates.
A new federal study says there is no good research to guide doctors on the risks or effectiveness of their long-term use.
Sara Perlich Bye could dress up for a Symphony Ball fundraiser one day, then switch to camo and go duck hunting with her family the…
Planning for a local case of deadly African virus began long before first U.S. case emerged in Dallas.
A St. Paul nursing home offering free hospice care to cancer patients has expanded its mission.
Clinics in Minnesota get $3.6 million in Affordable Care Act funds to spend in the areas of greatest need.
Planned Parenthood pilot offers video counseling, STD kits in Minnesota and Washington.
More than 300 new automatic cardiopulmonary resuscitation devices will be distributed to emergency rooms and ambulances around the state through a $4 million grant, an initiative that could help save the lives of patients requiring extensive cardiac care, the Minnesota Department of Health said Friday.
Bitter infighting among members of a state task force on autism has led to the cascading resignations of three of its chairs, causing it to cease operations.
If the study succeeds, the medication, called allopurinol, could be to diabetic kidney disease what baby aspirin is to heart attacks, said an endocrinologist helping to oversee the study at the U.
It's the first time the 150-year-old Minnesota medical giant has earned top honors in the magazine's annual ranking of adult care across 16 medical specialties.
Minnesota's Tibetan community lost an influential educator and cultural mentor Saturday when Wangyal T. Ritzekura died after a series of strokes. He was 61.Born in…
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