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
December 5
One of the displays at the new Paisley Park museum is dedicated Prince's performance at the Super Bowl halftime show.

Yet another potential heir emerges in Prince estate case

A potential heir to Prince's massive estate has emerged from New Zealand and could displace the late musician's siblings if genetic tests confirm that Prince…
West Metro
December 3

Creepy but legal: 'Voter shaming' letters showed up in Minnetonka mailbox

The letter arrived at the Guetschow house before Election Day.It included the names and addresses of three of their neighbors in Minnetonka, and a chart…
St. Paul
November 22

Ford site gets transportation plans moving

Transportation study looks at reopening dead-end streets, encouraging mass transit.
St. Paul
November 19

State gives St. Paul school board blessing for secret meetings

The members of the St. Paul school board realized they had a problem, starting with themselves. So as they search for a new superintendent to…
November 14

Hopes, fears for transparency in Trump White House

Given that Donald Trump has described journalists as “scum,” “sleaze” and “horrible people,” it shouldn’t surprise anyone that the president-elect refrained from inviting the…
November 12

A Minneapolis neighborhood improves health from grassroots up

Allina adapts its campaign to improve quality of life in neighborhood.
November 8

Charge: After theft from the till, Minneapolis McDonald's employees stole it back

After a McDonald’s employee stole money from the till, three of his co-workers were determined to get it back. Now one of them has been…
November 5

Shiffer: Ex-nursing student suffers legal setback over Facebook posts

It’s a weird coincidence. Two major First Amendment rulings centered on Facebook rants by university students about plunging sharp objects into other people. And in…
November 1

Crash drove Allina to build a better ambulance

A snowy crash that badly hurt two paramedics led the EMS staff to design its own improved emergency vehicle.
October 24

Data helps local clinics save millions while improving care

By harnessing a huge database of patient records, 10 of the state's safety-net clinics have cut ER use, slowed spending and saved taxpayers millions.
North Metro
October 17

Guilty plea in beer mug assault on Muslim woman at Applebee's

Ramsey resident faces 6 months in jail, probation.
October 15

Minneapolis shines a (partial) light on police misconduct

The mayor called it “exciting” and “an important day for the city of Minneapolis.” The civil rights director said it fulfilled a promise made four…
October 10
Gov. Mark Dayton

E-mail policy in Gov. Dayton's office? Delete them at will

The policy of the office calls for keeping only those e-mail messages that are "records of official transactions." Everything outside of that narrow category can be deleted at will.
West Metro
September 27

Three new cases in Hopkins Legionnaires' disease outbreak

Three new cases of Legionnaires' disease linked to the ongoing Hopkins outbreak were confirmed by state officials Tuesday, bringing the total number of those sickened to 20, including one death.
September 26

Signs can go wild during election season

If you were waiting to put up 50-foot billboards in your yard proclaiming the imminent arrival of extraterrestrials, your moment has arrived. Election season means…
September 19

Months after Jamar Clark case closed, FBI still won't cough up its file

Show us the files. That’s what the Star Tribune said to the FBI immediately after U.S. Attorney Andrew Luger announced that no federal charges would…
September 14

Judge rules against 'blanket' media access to Prince estate case

Carver County District Judge Kevin Eide will decide whether hearings can be recorded on a case-by-case basis.
September 12

Shame on Congress if it grants even more secrecy to Pentagon

An inspector general report at the Pentagon concluded in 2013 that its computer systems were dangerously vulnerable to hackers. At least 49 large military drones…
September 10

Would-be heirs raise constitutional challenge over Prince estate

Attorneys say court-approved procedure for establishing heirship violates equal protection clauses of Minnesota and U.S. constitutions
September 6

Paper trail is a cornerstone of state's election integrity

As more and more of our world goes digital, what important system relies on paper records any more? Democracy, for one. The heart of Minnesota’s…