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
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.
June 16

Allina program offers life lessons for the dying

The LifeCourse program educates patients on how to write a medical directive, how to care for themselves, and even how to make the best of their remaining time — and has achieved striking results in the way people use medical care in their final months.
Local
June 13

State hands company big subsidies, but name is hush-hush

Dear Legislature, please give me at least $60 million in taxpayer money over 10 years to create jobs in a depressed part of the state.…
Local
June 10

U.S. court hammers Minnesota porn troll attorney

Paul Hansmeier and his associates targeted those who downloaded porn.
Local
June 6

Dismissal of defamation lawsuit vs. blogger helps asserting the sacred right to criticize

If you say you’re a guru who has performed thousands of medical miracles around the world, it’s harder to say in court that you’re a…
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…