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
South Metro
August 27

Twin Cities man loses iPad, gains $520 in 'movie money'

What happened to Anthony Darst was a sorry mix of robbery and fraud. Someone ran off with his iPad, and left him holding an envelope…
South Metro
August 23

Daughter charged with exploiting rich mom in Burnsville family feud

A bitter feud with siblings led to audit and charges.
Local
August 22

Transparency takes center stage in campaign for White House

  The last time the White House put out a vacancy sign, both major party presidential candidates talked about transparency so much you’d think they…
Local
August 16

Crow Wing County guardian's duties stripped after neglect allegations

A pattern of unpaid bills, conflict with families.
Local
August 16

Set up to keep leash on spies, U.S.'s most secret court has lost its way

You can be forgiven if you've never heard of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. It's America's most secretive court, and it convenes behind closed, guarded doors in a federal courthouse in Washington.
Business
August 8
University of Minnesota and Fairview Health have worked together for 20 years, ever since the U sold its hospital and clinics to Fairview.

Collapse of Fairview merger leaves U seeking a partner

The collapse left the U looking for a new partner — and a string of questions about the future of the medical school, one of Minnesota's flagship institutions, and its status as a leading research institution.
East Metro
August 1

Concerned about bad PR, Vadnais Heights keeps $12,000 audit confidential

In an interview Friday, the mayor said that he had never seen the audit but that he nevertheless is convinced there's nothing new in it.
Local
July 25

Mug shot sleaze doesn't justify keeping them secret

The mug shot is the star of the voyeur’s internet. Any web search turns up thousands of images of people booked and photographed by police,…
Minneapolis
July 20
Unidentified musicians

Minneapolis photo trove found in garage sparks hunt for IDs

On Tuesday, the Hosmer Library is inviting the public to visit between 10 a.m. and noon to view the pictures and help identify who's in them.
West Metro
July 14

Former investment advisor pleads guilty to securities fraud

David Welliver admits misleading investors as he struggled increase the assets of his struggling mutual fund.
Prince
July 13

Lawyers may have 'potentially relevant' info on Prince heirs

A special administrator overseeing Prince's estate says confidential documents at Henson & Efron could shed light on potential heirs.
Local
July 13

Former Cold Spring Brewing exec charged with bilking $350,000

St. Cloud man allegedly also stole over $330,000 in Ponzi scheme.
Local
July 12
State officials released an online map Tuesday that Minnesotans can use to check radon levels in their area.

Radon map can help homeowners detect risks

Odorless gas is a leading cause of lung cancer.
Local
July 5

Eco-radical punished twice for his jailhouse writings

Daniel McGowan was returning to his cell in the Sandstone, Minn., federal prison when he learned he was shipping out. At first he didn’t know…
Local
July 1

State set a record last year for punishing lawyers

The state Supreme Court disbarred six lawyers and suspended the licenses of 47 others last year.
Prince
June 30

Carver County judge to unseal filings by some of Prince's purported heirs

Documents of those claiming to be Prince's children would remain sealed but those of others may be public.
Local
June 27

Scuttled trout project launches man on crusade

David Holmbeck contacted me this spring with an urgent request. He wanted me to investigate a trout stream restoration project north of Chisholm, Minn., that…
Local
June 21

Who's claiming to be Prince's heirs? It's a secret

The next step will be a hearing on genetic testing rules for determining "heirship" to the estate, which has been valued at $100 million to $300 million.
Local
June 20

In Minnesota, crimes against the elderly are 'doubling year-over-year'

Advocates gather to hash out possible solutions.
Local
June 20

Congress modernizes Freedom of Information Act

Last week, Congress sent the White House a bill to revamp the Freedom of Information Act for the 21st century. In a bitterly divided Washington, support for the bill united Republicans such as Sen. John Cornyn of Texas and Rep. Darrell Issa of California with Democrats such as Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont and Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland.