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.”

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.

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

Canadian teen sentenced after "swatting,” "doxxing” across North America

Through his computer in a suburb of Vancouver, the Canadian teenager carried out a yearlong campaign of harassment and mayhem across North America. He targeted…
Local
July 23

Judge throws the book at Twin Cities coin fraudster

The judge said Jay Flynn preyed on elderly victims, stole their savings and refused to answer their calls. The judge then gave the former Twin Cities coin and bullion dealer a stiffer sentence than the prosecutor sought: 52 months in prison.
Local
July 19

Oldest FOIA requests: 20 years, and still waiting

It’s hard to fathom the threat to national security hidden in the files of Vietnam War-era Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Earle Wheeler. Or records…
Local
July 18

Staffing shortages send overtime soaring in sheriff's agencies

Counties are so short-staffed that even handling 911 calls is a struggle.
Local
July 18

State security guard supports dozens with overtime payday

  No state employee works longer hours than Abu Kamara. In the past five years, the 59-year-old “security counselor” at the Minnesota State Security Hospital…
Local
July 18

Wasps deployed in a sting operation against emerald ash borer

The beetle bandit wasp can help find infestations.
Local
July 13

Wayward barrel left in Minneapolis alley remains a toxic enigma

Just like the red stains etched in the pavement, the mystery of the leaking barrel of acid remains an irritant for a north Minneapolis neighborhood.…
Local
July 7

Crooked coin broker admits, "I've hurt people,” gets 12 years

A federal judge sentenced the 54-year-old to more than 12 years in prison.
Local
July 4

In farm country, tainted water is 'just the way it is'

As costs climb to treat water, neighbors avoid blaming farmers.
St. Paul
July 4

Minnesota blogger sued for defamation finds it all a learning experience

St. Paul blogger who questioned the success of the “Trivedi Effect” for years is defending himself from a suit that has taken some remarkable turns.
Local
July 2

Minnesota coin dealer gets 6 years for fraud

Federal judge laments that his $753,000 restitution order likely won’t produce much from habitual fraudster when he completes his 71 month prison term.
Local
June 27

June 27: Three Minnesota coin dealers are headed for the clink

The three Twin Cities dealers preyed on elderly and vulnerable clients, stealing millions over time.
Local
June 27

Shiffer: Data on Minnesota cyberattacks hidden from public

Information tends to emerge only when something goes wrong. Until that happens, anyone trying to find out about the security of the government’s IT systems quickly runs into a firewall of secrecy.
Local
June 24
Rosemary Dosch talked about how she sued jeweler Dan Rohricht in 2008...

Did jeweler loot his own store?

Daniel Rohricht was accused of stealing from his bankrupt business. He admits he is not "lily-white," but he said he is no "mini-Denny' Hecker."
Local
June 22

Anti-hacking bill pits privacy against security

To stop hackers from violating your privacy, the government wants help from big business. Specifically, it wants more information about their vast customer databases, and…
Local
June 20
Former St. Paul and Minneapolis Archbishop John Nienstedt

Nienstedt accused of retaliating over rejected advance

A man who once studied under John Nienstedt to become a Catholic priest told investigators that Nienstedt made a sexual advance toward him and then expelled him from the seminary after being rebuffed.
Local
June 14

Mid-level DWI change in state could put many in handcuffs

The Legislature this year lowered the threshold for a gross misdemeanor drunken driving offense to a blood-alcohol concentration (BAC) of .16 percent.
Local
June 14

Minnesota Legislature exempted itself from sunshine law

Sen. John Marty knows his bill calling for more openness at the Legislature isn’t going anywhere this year. He introduced it at Friday’s special session…
Minneapolis
June 11

Duo's parents knew of plan to join ISIL, feds say

Mohamed Farah's father denied the allegations as prosecutors publicly cite for the first time the ongoing cooperation of a related defendant.
Local
June 6

NSA whistleblower warns of surveillance state

William Binney spent more than 30 years at the National Security Agency designing programs that enabled mass surveillance of foreign terrorists. Weeks after the 9/11…