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John Calvin Rezmerski, one of Minnesota’s best-known poets and storytellers and a longtime professor at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minn., died Saturday of…
The controversy has been a major distraction for Starkey, which is now also embroiled in several related lawsuits.
Four of the five business executives accused of stealing more than $20 million from Starkey Hearing Technologies pleaded not guilty to criminal fraud charges Friday.
The case involved a form of home insurance called lender- or force-placed.
A 39-year-old man with a lengthy criminal record has been arrested and booked with probable cause murder in the slaying of Travis Washington of Minneapolis,…
Two cars were crushed by a falling tree near Lake Calhoun.
Another man tried in vain to save the 56-year-old.
A new state program provides money for farmers to upgrade old tractors.
Judge signals that cases seeking "false profits" off scheme are fair game.
Judge OKs distribution of $172 million collected after fraud case.
Action follows 160 fires, one fatal, and involves 133,000 off-highway vehicles
A possible $2 million trim in agriculture spending could leave state short in funding.
Record crop yields helped cushion what could have been worse trouble.
Lawmakers increasing efforts to prevent deaths in Minnesota this session
The rollover protection program would help retrofit equipment with safety bars.
After the event, the California Association for the Deaf called on Starkey to change its marketing practices and stop engaging in what the association calls "inspiration porn."
A few days before Christmas, 1,400 employees of Starkey Hearing Technologies gathered on the company’s Eden Prairie campus for a pep talk. It had been…
The grocery store outlets will be replaced with ATMs.
Some victims say too much of long-awaited compensation is going to lawyers and others.
Legislators and state officials hope to replicate Wisconsin's record on farm safety
Almost half of the Minnesotans who died in farm accidents in the past decade were 65 or older, according to a Star Tribune review of more than 200 death investigations.
Farm deaths jump in Minnesota and neighboring states as government backs away from safety.
PLYMOUTH, MASS – The showroom at Pilgrim Power Sports is sparse if you’re looking for an all-terrain vehicle. Only three new ATVs are on…
Project leaders chose to launch Minnesota's health insurance website knowing it was plagued by bugs. Managers and auditors said for months that the project was falling woefully behind and that critical system tests came too late or had to be curtailed
Some ATV enthusiasts are gambling with their children's lives. Instead of buying off-road vehicles specifically designed for young riders, many parents are letting their children drive adult-sized ATVs that can exceed 60 miles per hour and are as difficult to control as a car.
Some call for added features, but the industry says riders who follow the warnings already in place will be safe.
Some have imposed tough laws for children to ride, but others leave age minimum open.
For years, federal regulators, doctors and the all-terrain vehicle industry have agreed: Children should not ride ATVs designed for adults. But in most states, the practice is legal.
Project management work on the troubled insurance exchange website shifts to an IT company.
The consulting firm's task would be to fix flaws in the health insurance exchange.
The state's legislative auditor says he will conduct a time-consuming investigation, with results that won't come until after the fall elections.
As Republicans press for answers on troubled rollout of state insurance exchange, Dayton blocks access to key state officials.
The insurance exchange appears to be turning a corner and had signed up 92,498 people as of this past weekend.
A major boost in manpower is still weeks away at MNsure's overwhelmed call center, which continues to keep customers on hold for 30 minutes or more.
Minnesota leads the U.S. in its rate of black students labeled with emotional and behavioral problems, prompting calls for change.
Disabled students get punished for disruptive outbursts with severe forms of discipline — from forceful physical restraint to extended solitary confinement — that are either banned or more restricted in other states.
Loose Minnesota rules enable students who wouldn't qualify in other states to get services, straining budgets. All voices in the fight are certain they are acting in the best interests of schools and their students.
One boy's struggle with "Mr. Angry" highlights a growing dilemma: Thousands of kids with mental problems rely on schools for care.
New legislation will alert Minnesota home buyers to pros, cons of such sales.
Across the Twin Cities, many homes sold through contract for deed have been beset by inflated prices, high interest rates and other terms that almost guarantee the buyer will default, according to a Star Tribune investigation.
As Minnesota scrambles to educate more high-needs students, teachers say the job is increasingly dangerous.
Minnesota school districts are spending a growing chunk of their general education funds on special education, and the Legislature should consider options to relieve that burden, a new report finds.
A sharp rise in students diagnosed with major disabilities is forcing many schools to take difficult and at times divisive new steps to tailor classrooms to the disabled students' needs, no matter how expensive that gets.
Four are charged more than a year after local officials identified the store as a key source of synthetic drugs in Minnesota.
Lenders slap struggling homeowners with sky-high insurance rates.
Mortgage lenders are misinterpreting new FEMA maps to require homeowners to buy expensive, unwanted coverage.
In a state where homeowners have long been averse to buying flood insurance, the risks of going without have never been starker.
Minnesota's relaxed attitude in regulating the government's tutoring program burdened school districts with questionable companies. | With state waiver, schools get ready to dump program
In a tutoring market dominated by companies with high prices and questionable track records, Gary Davison stands apart.
A decade of problems has failed students, schools and taxpayers.
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