In veto, Dayton blames House GOP for 'insufficient' ed bill

In veto, Dayton blames House GOP for 'insufficient' ed bill

Gov. Mark Dayton on Tuesday blamed the House GOP for a lack of agreement on universal preschool; GOP leaders say they compromised on school funds, early-learning programs

Daudt signs on with Scott Walker for President

August 6, 2015
Minnesota House Speaker Kurt Daudt endorsed Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker for president Thursday, and will be state chairman of his campaign.

Opioid crisis putting strain on Minnesota's child protection setup

January 20
Parental drug abuse forces thousands into foster care.
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January 18

Stras clears Senate committee vote on appeals court nomination

Sen. Amy Klobuchar joined Republicans in favor of the nomination.
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January 9

Serial rapist cleared for release from sex offender program

Thomas Duvall, who was locked up for 30 years for violent rapes of teenage girls in the 1970s and 1980s, is now contrite, a panel of Minnesota judges ruled.
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December 25, 2017
Jo Ann Johnson,59, has been staying at Simpson United Methodist Church's 66-bed shelter for the past eight months. She lost her husband Gary a year ago.

With major gift, homeless shelter dares to 'dream big' about future

For 35 years, the basement of Simpson United Methodist Church in the Whittier neighborhood of south Minneapolis has served as a much-needed sanctuary for people experiencing the trauma and stress of homelessness.
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December 21, 2017

Read Sen. Al Franken's final speech from the U.S. Senate floor

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December 19, 2017

Health commissioner resigns after mishandling of elder abuse

Dr. Edward Ehlinger's resignation comes five weeks after the publication of a Star Tribune series on elder abuse.
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December 17, 2017

State employees say elder-abuse reports tossed in trash due to backlog of cases

Chronic chaos, dysfunction recounted at state office investigating elder abuse.
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December 14, 2017

Minnesota home care workers will get training on detecting hearing loss among seniors

Hearing loss, often undetected, can lead to depression and cognitive decline, new research shows.
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December 12, 2017

Top Minnesota regulator fired, triggering calls for better senior abuse scrutiny

Whistleblower reprisal alleged at Health Dept.'s elder abuse division.
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December 12, 2017
Crews began installing rooftop solar panels on the Minnesota Senate Building at the Capitol complex.

Can Minnesota's government go green, and save big like others?

Gov. Dayton ordered all state agencies to hit aggressive and specific environmental goals in the next decade and a half.
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December 11, 2017

Girl sexually assaulted while on unsupervised leave from treatment facility

Treatment center failed to monitor her contact with an adult.
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December 5, 2017

Minnesotans can now text "911" instead of calling to summon help

Designed for people with hearing and speaking disabilities — or when silence makes a difference.
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November 29, 2017
Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., called for more aggressive action by federal action to prevent and respond to incidents of abuse in senior care facilities.

Klobuchar: More must be done to stop abuse in senior homes

The federal agency that regulates nursing homes must take more aggressive steps to prevent and respond to violent crimes and other forms of abuse in senior care facilities, U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar said Tuesday. In her letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, she cited a five-day, Star Tribune special report.
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November 22, 2017

Male aide gets 1-year sentence in sexual assault of 78-year-old Minnesota woman

Advocates say the case highlights deeper problems with the often-secretive response to elder crimes.
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November 21, 2017
The state’s lawsuit against 3M is scheduled for trial early next year.

State alleges 3M chemicals caused cancer, infertility and seeks $5B

Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson filed suit over groundwater contamination in Oakdale, other suburbs, alleging that the company caused $5 billion worth of health and environmental damages.
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November 16, 2017

Minn. senator demands greater disclosure on senior abuse, investigations

Sen. Karin Housley says problems outlined in Star Tribune investigation are "untenable."
Super Bowl LII
November 15, 2017
At nearly 130 years old, First Covenant Church still stands on the corner of 7th Street and Chicago Avenue S.

Some homeless will be moved outside of Super Bowl perimeter

A current shelter at First Covenant Church is inside the Super Bowl security perimeter.
State + Local
November 7, 2017

Municipal liquor stores saw record sales in 2016, but profits lagged

Competitive pressure could be partly to blame.
State + Local
November 7, 2017
As the polls were about to open for the day at the Brian Coyle Center...

Today's Election Day: Find Minneapolis, St. Paul races and resources here

Not sure who's on your ballot? For major Minneapolis and St. Paul races, you'll get resources like campaign finance reports to help you research.
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November 3, 2017

Minnesota agencies will get $16.6 million to fight opioid abuse

"Too many lives have been lost already," state commissioner says.
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November 1, 2017

Brainerd hospital stops admitting patients with severe mental illnesses, citing state bottlenecks

Patients under court commitment strain hospital's resources, officials said.