State reports sharp drop in backlog of senior home abuse complaints

State reports sharp drop in backlog of senior home abuse complaints

Health Dept. greatly accelerated review of outstanding maltreatment allegations.
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Chasing a better flu vaccine, with science and guesswork

February 19
Chasing a better flu vaccine, with science and guesswork
In their first assessment of this season's influenza vaccine, federal health officials said last week that the current vaccine is 36 percent effective overall.
Local

Study: American Indian women in Mpls. disproportionately drawing police attention

February 19
Study: American Indian women in Mpls. disproportionately drawing police attention
Detainments are out of proportion to population, St. Kate's research shows.
Local
February 19
Several people were injured in a vehicle crash that occurred at a slic...

Wintry mix ices up roads, causing hundreds of accidents in state

At least two deaths were reported; a second round of nasty weather looms Tuesday.
Local
February 19

Nolan says family concerns largely drove retirement decision

He says it's time to "give something back to my family."
Local
February 19
Students took part Monday in a “lie-in” on the road outside the White House for 3 minutes at a time in an effort to symbolize how long it took Nikolas Cruz to gun down his victims in Parkland, Fla., last week.

Advocates turn to Legislature for gun-law changes in Minn.

The Florida school shooting that killed 17 students and teachers last week has galvanized gun-control groups, who are urging Minnesota legislators to bolster background checks and gun violence prevention. Second Amendment advocates, meanwhile, want lawmakers to reconsider gun-rights bills that fell by the wayside last year.
Local
February 19

Minnesota man's plea means no prison for fatal shooting of girlfriend

A 32-year-old central Minnesota man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the shooting death of his girlfriend as she held their baby daughter.
Local
February 19

Foul play doubted in death of pregnant northern Minn. woman

Authorities said Monday they do not suspect foul play in the death of a pregnant woman whose body was found in a northern Minnesota forest…
Local
February 19

Bloody red shrimp found in Lake Superior raises worry of invasive species

A single bloody red shrimp found in Twin Ports Harbor.
West Metro
February 19

Edina doesn't intend for its new water treatment plant to be run-of-the-mill

Edina is looking to build a water treatment plant at Southdale Center that would improve the city's water taste and clarity.
Local
February 19

Man killed in north Minneapolis identified

Authorities on Monday released the identity of a man killed in an argument-turned-shooting last week on Minneapolis' North Side.Anthony Clark, 42, was found shot…
Local
February 19
Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, shown at an event in 2012, received strong support from big-time donors at an event last week.

Pawlenty finds 'A-list' support as he mulls return to Minn. politics

A group of about 100 of Minnesota's richest, most politically engaged Republicans filed into a common room last week. The host was former Gov. Tim Pawlenty. He was offering an opportunity to get in on his own potential comeback bid in a gubernatorial race shaping up as the most significant and wide open in years.
Senior homes residents abused and ignored across Minnesota
Special Report Senior homes residents abused and ignored across Minnesota
updated 6 hours 27 mins. ago
Each year, hundreds of Minnesotans are beaten, sexually assaulted or robbed in senior care homes. Their cases are seldom investigated, leaving families in the dark.
Local
February 19

Obituary: David Zwick, a "Nader Raider" and clean water pioneer, dies

David Zwick was a student at Harvard Law School in the early 1970s when he joined a group of promising attorneys working with consumer activist Ralph Nader. He wound up heading a groundbreaking study of the nation's water pollution and launching the first grass-roots clean water movement.
Local
February 19

A Presidents' Day Snow-fari at the Como Park Zoo

The event, held at Como Park Zoo and Conservatory in St. Paul, ran over Presidents' Day weekend and included stations for kids to explore the biomes of Africa.
Local
February 19

Rosemount man wins $25,000, pontoon boat with 120-foot putt at Golf Show

"I could not do that again," says first person to win Golf Show contest.
TV & Media
February 19

KARE's McNiff leaving 'Sunrise' for new duties at station

He's being replaced by a morning show anchor from Calgary.
North Metro
February 19

Driver in Hwy. 65 crash recounts fatal shooting of knife-wielding man

A driver who had stopped to help shot the knife-wielding man as he assaulted others involved in the crash, police and witnesses say.
Local
February 19

Watch police respond to SUV enveloped in large plastic tarp

A motorist traveling on Hwy. 55 in Inver Grove Heights last Wednesday had quite the unusual experience. A large piece of heavy-duty plastic flew off a dump truck and wrapped around his SUV.
Guide to best of Minnesota biking trails
Special report Guide to best of Minnesota biking trails
updated 2 hours 20 mins. ago
More than 1,500 miles of bike trails line railroad beds and cross public lands.
Local
February 19

Pregnant woman missing for 2-plus weeks found dead in N. Minn. woods

A 27-year-old pregnant woman missing for more than two weeks has been found dead in the woods in northern Minnesota, authorities said Sunday.
Local
February 19

Plastic tarp flies off truck on Hwy. 52, envelops SUV driving behind

A motorist traveling on Hwy. 52 in Inver Grove Heights last Wednesday had quite the unusual experience. A large piece of heavy-duty plastic flew off a dump truck and wrapped around his SUV.
Local
February 19

Threat of deportation hangs over wrongful firing lawsuit

Immigrant plaintiff asks to testify via live video.
Local
February 19

What's open on Presidents' Day

A look at what's open and closed on the holiday.