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."
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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.
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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
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…
St. Paul
November 22, 2016

Ford site gets transportation plans moving

Transportation study looks at reopening dead-end streets, encouraging mass transit.
St. Paul
November 19, 2016

State gives St. Paul school board blessing for secret meetings

The members of the St. Paul school board realized they had a problem, starting with themselves. So as they search for a new superintendent to…
November 14, 2016

Hopes, fears for transparency in Trump White House

Given that Donald Trump has described journalists as “scum,” “sleaze” and “horrible people,” it shouldn’t surprise anyone that the president-elect refrained from inviting the…
November 12, 2016

A Minneapolis neighborhood improves health from grassroots up

Allina adapts its campaign to improve quality of life in neighborhood.
November 8, 2016

Charge: After theft from the till, Minneapolis McDonald's employees stole it back

After a McDonald’s employee stole money from the till, three of his co-workers were determined to get it back. Now one of them has been…
November 5, 2016

Shiffer: Ex-nursing student suffers legal setback over Facebook posts

It’s a weird coincidence. Two major First Amendment rulings centered on Facebook rants by university students about plunging sharp objects into other people. And in…
November 1, 2016

Crash drove Allina to build a better ambulance

A snowy crash that badly hurt two paramedics led the EMS staff to design its own improved emergency vehicle.
October 24, 2016

Data helps local clinics save millions while improving care

By harnessing a huge database of patient records, 10 of the state's safety-net clinics have cut ER use, slowed spending and saved taxpayers millions.
North Metro
October 17, 2016

Guilty plea in beer mug assault on Muslim woman at Applebee's

Ramsey resident faces 6 months in jail, probation.
October 15, 2016

Minneapolis shines a (partial) light on police misconduct

The mayor called it “exciting” and “an important day for the city of Minneapolis.” The civil rights director said it fulfilled a promise made four…
October 10, 2016
Gov. Mark Dayton

E-mail policy in Gov. Dayton's office? Delete them at will

The policy of the office calls for keeping only those e-mail messages that are "records of official transactions." Everything outside of that narrow category can be deleted at will.