Experts on disciplining lawyers, including Martin Cole, pictured, say it’s difficult to explain the apparent spikes in bad behavior. Updated May. 13, 2013
Since February, Gloria Bofferding has spent a fair amount of time convincing people she’s not dead. It has been harder...
A river of guns flows through poor urban neighborhoods in the Twin Cities and across the country, guns that constantly swap hands, guns from a shadowy marketplace that's hard for investigators to shut down, guns that are cheap, plentiful and ever more deadly.
The number of children dying in Minnesota's licensed child-care facilities has risen sharply in the past five years, from incidents that include asphyxia, sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and unexplained causes.
Our database will show whether your child care provider has been sanctioned by the State of Minnesota.
They carry names like Bliss and TranQuility, but don't be fooled: Synthetic drugs can be deadly. From a small town in Oklahoma to suburban Minnesota, these products have generated unusual violence and physical suffering. Efforts to control these substances remains a losing battlle.
Each year in Minnesota, about 1,800 convicted criminals become fugitives. Some commit serious crimes while on the run from state and local agencies with few resources devoted to finding them. This series examines the failures of Minnesota's supervised-release program.
Home builders are routinely allowed to break the rules on shoreline development. Polluters are allowed to keep polluting. And clean-up efforts are falling short. While public officials are trying to save Minnesota's iconic lakes, their efforts are undercut by a lack of federal mandates.
In Minnesota, drunken drivers who kill someone with their car sometimes get less time behind bars than nonviolent offenders. Read the Star Tribune's in-depth look at the scourge of drunken driving, the victims it claims and the public safety questions it raises.
Debtors' prisons were abolished in the19th century, but people in Minnesota are routinely being thrown in jail for failing to pay their debts. Such aggressive tactics are typical in today's collection industry, where companies can sue without proof and and sometimes hire ex-cons to collect.
An apartment fire that killed six people in Minneapolis revealed serious flaws in the city's inspection practices and prompted major changes in the system. The apartments, which had multiple fire-code violations, were not inspected for at least 16 years.
Read some of the the nation's best investigative reporting, including last year's Pulitzer Prize winners.
Seattle Times: In Washington state, government wastes millions to indefinitely lock up 280 sex offenders.
Columbus Dispatch: Domestic silence: the truth about abuse in Ohio.
Minnesota Public Radio: Minnesota: Weak on Bullying.
The New York Times: Federal regulators go easy on problems at aging nuclear power plants .
Sarasota Herald-Tribune: Inside Florida's insurance nightmare (2011 Pulitzer winner) .
The Washington Post: The Hidden Life of Guns.
Los Angeles Times: Public officials enrich themselves in California town (2011 Pulitzer winner).
Las Vegas Sun: Do No Harm: Surgical mishaps and preventable injuries plague Las Vegas hospitals.
Chicago Tribune: Deadly Neglect: How 13 children and young adults died at troubled group home.
Bloomberg: Education Inc. - For-profit colleges become $30 billion industry by targeting the vulnerable.
CNN: Investigating misconduct within the FBI.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Cashing in on Kids: Child-care scams in Wisconsin.
St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times: Under the Radar: How a fake charity collected millions by exploiting Navy veterans .
Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald: In Haiti, sexual exploitation of children rises after earthquake.
New York Times: The Burger That Shattered Her Life; Minnesota woman left paralyzed by tainted beef.