Fondness for spring water overflows in Eden Prairie

Fondness for spring water overflows in Eden Prairie

None of those gathering water seemed perturbed by the city's sign warning that "even though the water is tested, we cannot assure its safety at all times."
Full Disclosure

Shiffer: State reports weed out medical pot growers' 'trade secrets'

December 6, 2014
Shiffer: State reports weed out medical pot growers' 'trade secrets'
LeafLine Labs and Minnesota Medical Solutions proved to the state that they had the financial wherewithal, technical prowess and security procedures to process and sell medical cannabis to patients. But if you want to know the details, you're out of luck.
Full Disclosure

St. Paul artist may be out of options to save house

November 17, 2014
St. Paul artist may be out of options to save house
South Metro
March 24

Theft charges against Burnsville woman dismissed after bitter family feud

A judge found insufficient evidence in Kandiyohi County, which led a Carver County prosecutor to drop charges there as well.
March 18
At the House of Representative building, Jennifer Parrish , Senators...

Lawmakers propose limiting access to day care enforcement records

Providers want to protect reputations, but families want enforcement data.
March 18

Gov. Walker embraces government sunshine, but it's cloudy in Minnesota

Sunshine Week, the annual celebration of open government and the First Amendment, was heralded by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker with a March 8 proclamation…
March 6

U of M law grad admits guilt in porn-troll scheme

The plea bargain anticipates that attorney John Steele with cooperate with prosecutors against lawyer Paul Hansmeier, who has denied the charges.
March 4

Minnesota law allows driver's license snoopers to stay in shadows

The snooping into Minnesota driver’s license data became a scandal in 2012. Police officers, sheriff’s deputies and others were using the database to check the…
March 3

Under GOP plan, Minn. could lose billions for health program

State could lose $1.3 billion in 2019 and more in ensuing years, a state analysis shows.
February 28

Chisholm assisted-living facility left man sitting in filth

State report to be released today finds neglect at Chisholm home.
February 18

USDA removes animal welfare records from website

Dogs with sores on their paws and missing fur. Sick rabbits living in a trashy building. A kennel two degrees hotter than the 85-degree legal…
February 11

Details about Trump ban detainees are hard to pry loose

Amid the scenes of tearful reunions and airport protests that followed President Donald Trump’s Jan. 27 executive order on immigration, so much is still unknown…
February 4

Fading voice of an access advocate

When Minnesotans suspect their elected leaders or civil servants are hiding something, they can turn to a tiny state agency for help. The Information Policy…
January 21

Minnesota goes after leakers, too

In one of his last acts as president, Barack Obama commuted the sentence of a high-profile government whistleblower and pardoned another. Obama’s actions last…
January 7

Minnesota tussles over e-mail, and so does everywhere else

“Is e-mail a public document that needs to be preserved?” That question appears in an April 1994 edition of the Star Tribune. A generation and…
West Metro
December 31, 2016

Hennepin County judge: Body-cam footage is off-limits to public

Ivy Bernhardson, the chief judge in Hennepin County, laid down the rules in December on how prosecutors and defense attorneys should handle video footage from…
West Metro
December 28, 2016

Minn. fund adviser sentenced to 5 years in federal prison for fraud

David Welliver was indicted on 14 federal charges in 2015.
December 25, 2016

Feds processing 51 new grape varietals for wine; two are Minnesota made

At least two made-in-Minnesota, cold-weather-tolerant grapes made the cut: Petite Pearl and Chisago.
December 22, 2016

Federal charges: Minneapolis coin dealer bilked customers of $1.5 million

Another in a growing line of Minnesota coin dealers has been charged with bilking customers looking for a safe investment in the wake of the…
December 17, 2016

State agency calls anti-fraud law a 'nightmare waiting to happen'

The fraud-fighting strategy was supposed to work like this: Someone walks into a money-wiring business asking to send a large amount of cash overseas. The…
December 10, 2016

U.S. House hearing finds federal government overdosing on secrecy

The number of new classified records fell to a record low in 2014, before rising somewhat last year.
December 6, 2016
One of the displays at the new Paisley Park museum is dedicated Prince's performance at the Super Bowl halftime show.

Yet another potential heir emerges in Prince estate case

A potential heir to Prince’s massive estate has emerged from New Zealand and could displace the late musician’s siblings if genetic tests confirm that Prince…
West Metro
December 3, 2016

Creepy but legal: 'Voter shaming' letters showed up in Minnetonka mailbox

The letter arrived at the Guetschow house before Election Day.It included the names and addresses of three of their neighbors in Minnetonka, and a chart…