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
April 22

Public left on the street after White House visitor logs go dark

Last week, the Secret Service banished pedestrians from the south side of the White House after too many unauthorized visitors managed to leap…
Local
April 20
A pediatrician holds a dose of the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine.

2 new measles cases bring total to 11 in recent Minn. outbreak

Two more measles cases were confirmed by Minnesota health officials Wednesday, bringing the total number of infections in the current outbreak to 11. Of those sickened, nine are known to have been unvaccinated for the highly contagious disease.
Local
April 12

Minn. burglar found addresses of victims online before committing crimes

There are 14 situations in which it is legal to view someone else’s driver’s license and motor vehicle registration data. Finding homes to ransack isn’t…
Local
April 12

Project opens the FBI files on the notably dead

For the past 16 months, when a notable person dies, Parker Higgins sends a letter to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Each letter is the same, except for the name, and makes the same request: Hand over the FBI file for the deceased.
Local
April 7
Dentists at Apple Tree Dental in Madelia, Minn., treated 6-year-old Mark Meyer II on Tuesday.

Despite insurance, patients still can't find a dentist

Many dental offices won't accept new patients covered by Medical Assistance — or have dropped out of the program altogether — leaving the state's nonprofit dental clinics overwhelmed with requests. Of the 500,000 children on Medical Assistance, the state estimates that only one-third had seen a dentist in 2015.
South Metro
March 24

Theft charges against Burnsville woman dismissed after bitter family feud

A judge found insufficient evidence in Kandiyohi County, which led a Carver County prosecutor to drop charges there as well.
Local
March 18
At the House of Representative building, Jennifer Parrish , Senators...

Lawmakers propose limiting access to day care enforcement records

Providers want to protect reputations, but families want enforcement data.
Local
March 18

Gov. Walker embraces government sunshine, but it's cloudy in Minnesota

Sunshine Week, the annual celebration of open government and the First Amendment, was heralded by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker with a March 8 proclamation…
Local
March 6

U of M law grad admits guilt in porn-troll scheme

The plea bargain anticipates that attorney John Steele with cooperate with prosecutors against lawyer Paul Hansmeier, who has denied the charges.
Local
March 4

Minnesota law allows driver's license snoopers to stay in shadows

The snooping into Minnesota driver’s license data became a scandal in 2012. Police officers, sheriff’s deputies and others were using the database to check the…
Politics
March 3

Under GOP plan, Minn. could lose billions for health program

State could lose $1.3 billion in 2019 and more in ensuing years, a state analysis shows.
Local
February 28

Chisholm assisted-living facility left man sitting in filth

State report to be released today finds neglect at Chisholm home.
Local
February 18

USDA removes animal welfare records from website

Dogs with sores on their paws and missing fur. Sick rabbits living in a trashy building. A kennel two degrees hotter than the 85-degree legal…
Local
February 11

Details about Trump ban detainees are hard to pry loose

Amid the scenes of tearful reunions and airport protests that followed President Donald Trump’s Jan. 27 executive order on immigration, so much is still unknown…
Local
February 4

Fading voice of an access advocate

When Minnesotans suspect their elected leaders or civil servants are hiding something, they can turn to a tiny state agency for help. The Information Policy…
Local
January 21

Minnesota goes after leakers, too

In one of his last acts as president, Barack Obama commuted the sentence of a high-profile government whistleblower and pardoned another. Obama’s actions last…
Local
January 7

Minnesota tussles over e-mail, and so does everywhere else

“Is e-mail a public document that needs to be preserved?” That question appears in an April 1994 edition of the Star Tribune. A generation and…
West Metro
December 31, 2016

Hennepin County judge: Body-cam footage is off-limits to public

Ivy Bernhardson, the chief judge in Hennepin County, laid down the rules in December on how prosecutors and defense attorneys should handle video footage from…
West Metro
December 28, 2016

Minn. fund adviser sentenced to 5 years in federal prison for fraud

David Welliver was indicted on 14 federal charges in 2015.
Local
December 25, 2016

Feds processing 51 new grape varietals for wine; two are Minnesota made

At least two made-in-Minnesota, cold-weather-tolerant grapes made the cut: Petite Pearl and Chisago.