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
Local
May 28

Plain language center says it's winning war on gobbledygook

The Minnesota Department of Revenue was honored for the direct and clear way in which it educated consumers about how to get their money back.
Local
May 23

Body camera video: In Minnesota, for police eyes only

Police across the nation are going Hollywood, but in Minnesota, don’t expect to get invited to a screening any time soon. A bill setting policy…
Local
May 16

After federal data breach, red tape snarls victim's search for answers

In order to work on a U.S. Department of Energy contract, Joe Stoebner had to obtain top-secret, Q-level security clearance. If he or anyone in…
Local
May 9

Lawsuit aims at Commerce Department's culture of secrecy

Timothy Vande Hey’s lawsuit against his former employer, the state of Minnesota, features lurid allegations of sexual harassment by a deputy Commerce commissioner. Yet that’s…
Prince
May 7
Prince's star on the wall of First Ave. was painted gold sometime over...

Judge authorizes DNA testing of Prince's blood for any heir claims

The Carver County judge overseeing Prince’s estate issued an order Friday giving the special administrator permission to conduct DNA tests of the late musician’s blood,…
Local
May 2

Hennepin County fined for violating records law

Tony Webster wanted to know whether the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office was using newfangled technology to track people through their faces, fingerprints and irises. So…
North Metro
April 29

Minnesota conservator admits stealing demented woman's money

A woman who stole $4,230 from an elderly dementia patient whose finances she was managing was sentenced last week in Anoka County to a year…
West Metro
April 25

At least 12 sports cars reach 'well over' 100 mph on I-394

The drivers of a dozen or more high-end sports cars were cited for reckless driving Saturday after a state trooper clocked them at more than…
Local
April 25

Panama Papers shed light on corporate secrecy at home

It took a massive leak of secret records from a Panama City law firm to reveal the global scope of tax evasion, profit offshoring and…
Local
April 20
Giants Ridge in Biwabik, Minn., has been heavily subsized by the Iron Range's economic development agency, the IRRRB.

Scathing audit questions Iron Range agency's accountability

The audit also found that from 2006 to 2014, the IRRRB has subsidized Giants Ridge operations by $17.4 million, averaging $1.7 million a year.
Local
April 18

Minnesota tax cheats sanctioned by judge — again

While awaiting sentencing for an illegal income tax scheme, a Prior Lake couple violated the conditions of their release by helping counsel clients at their…
West Metro
April 18

Chanhassen youth sports association bars mother from attending games

With four of her children playing basketball, baseball and softball in the Chanhassen Athletic Association, Mary Valentine's life revolves around youth sports. These days, though, she doesn't dare go to a game or a practice.
South Metro
April 15
PHOTO BY DAN BROWNING/STAR TRIBUNE. Search warrants unsealed Tuesday i...

Minnesota couple facing prison for tax fraud busted again

The couple had pleaded guilty in November to a multimillion-dollar income tax refund scheme that preyed mostly on immigrants.
Local
April 8

Suit alleges kids stole $24M from Champlin mom with dementia

The Engels Construction heiress, 79, has dementia; allegations focus on one son.
Local
April 7

Walleye rules for Mille Lacs

Walleye rules for Mille Lacs • All walleyes caught on Mille Lacs must be released immediately. • Live bait allowed.• Hooking mortality counts against state…
Local
April 4

How 'transparency' became a hot word in divisive Jamar Clark case

Thanks to the public outrage over Jamar Clark’s death, “transparency” is suddenly the hottest word in Minneapolis. Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman used the word…
North Metro
March 28

Shiffer: Promises made on police videos, but few released

In December, the Star Tribune requested the body camera video of the an encounter from the city of Columbia Heights. City Attorney James Hoeft said no. Last week, the Star Tribune made a formal request to the state to declare the video a public record.
Local
March 25

Embattled lawyer faces new fraud allegations, challenge from bankruptcy trustee

Trustee seeks to deny Paul Hansmeier bankruptcy protection, alleging improprieties.
South Metro
March 23

Dakota County scrambles for guardians as firm quits

Meridian Services cites "business reasons" for exiting county services.
East Metro
March 21
The St. Croix Crossing bridge under construction in November.

Censorship or bad writing? Behind MnDOT's scuttled book deal on St. Croix bridge

Needed: A new history of the Stillwater Lift Bridge. Willing to pay: $50,000. Requirement: A happy ending. The Minnesota Department of Transportation is looking for…