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.

Reports of abuse and neglect among vulnerable Minnesotans rise sharply

January 11
A new hotline makes reporting easier, but advocates fear the state is not keeping up with complaints.
State + Local
January 12

Police find pot-growing operation in home of Mpls. officer for GOP

The Senate district treasurer is charged with two felony drug counts. Police search turned up guns, too, the charges say.
State + Local
December 31, 2016

Farm by farm, working toward a cleaner river in western Minnesota

TERRACE, MINN. – Truth be told, Dan Jenniges doesn't think much about whether his farm helps or hurts the Chippewa River, which curls slowly…
State + Local
December 31, 2016

A great river, at risk

Story by Josephine Marcotty • Photos by Aaron Lavinsky • Star Tribune staff
State + Local
December 23, 2016
Terry Doyle has been at a nursing home in Robbinsdale since breaking her leg. Sandy O’Connell brought her socks as a Christmas present.

Agencies step up effort to reach lonely, isolated older Minnesotans

"People don't want to impose, and it's difficult to get beyond that," said Tetyana Shippee, a sociologist at the University of Minnesota who studies aging and social isolation.
State + Local
December 22, 2016
The Minnesota Security Hospital, which opened a new $56 million facility to the public in October, marked a turning point this week as regulators lifted licensing restrictions.

State lifts licensing restrictions on St. Peter mental hospital

Licensing restrictions lifted on St. Peter's psychiatric facility.
State + Local
December 21, 2016

Minnesota foster kids to get much-needed therapy under new program

State hopes to cut high rate of children cycling in and out of placements.
State + Local
December 19, 2016

Elderly man found dead after going missing from Oak Park Heights senior home

The man left his assisted living apartment at night in frigid weather.
State + Local
December 14, 2016

As Minnesota State Capitol overhaul nears end, public tours about to resume

The public tours will be back starting Jan. 3, coinciding with the 2017 legislative session.
State + Local
December 7, 2016
Rep. Keith Ellison was re-elected in November to his sixth term in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Rep. Keith Ellison: I will resign my seat if I win DNC chair

U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison will vacate his congressional seat if he wins the chairman job at the Democratic National Committee, and he conceded that a full-time chair is what the party wanted after the losses of the 2016 elections.
State + Local
November 22, 2016

Key Minnesota wait list for disability services gets cleared with help

Medicaid waiver backlog for social services is cut from 1,420 to zero.
State + Local
November 21, 2016
Adults with disabilities worked at nonprofit Opportunity Partners.

Disability rights settlement could open door to regular jobs

In a case that could open doors for thousands of Minnesotans with disabilities, a large disability services provider has settled a state human rights charge and agreed to give its workers a shot at regular jobs.
State + Local
November 17, 2016

Citing burnout, top medical director of Minnesota's state-operated hospitals resigns

Psychiatrist says he's been working 80-hour weeks at Anoka-Metro.
State + Local
November 17, 2016

$59M in overtime at Minn. agency includes $294K for one worker

Overtime expenditures at the department have surged nearly 20 percent in the past three years and now far exceed those at other large state agencies, according to a report by the Office of the Legislative Auditor.
State + Local
November 12, 2016

Disability rights directive could put a bull's-eye on Minnesota

The sheltered workshops that Minnesota relies on likely violate the ADA.
State + Local
November 10, 2016

In south metro, Dakota County, Lakeville certain to see new leaders

Dakota County will see a new county commissioner and Lakeville a new mayor.
State + Local
November 9, 2016

Clinton narrowly wins Minnesota with 46.4% vs. Trump's 45%

Minnesota has backed a Democrat for president every four years going back to 1976, but Trump made a late play.
State + Local
November 9, 2016
Trump supporters Audrey Fresh, left, and Holly Olson cheer during an e...

Trump may not be perfect, Minnesota supporters say, but he promises something new

The Republican nominee is admired in the state for his plainspoken style, his business success and his pledge to shake things up.
State + Local
November 9, 2016

In Stillwater, Arden Hills, Lake Elmo, key decisions

The most contentious race in Washington County was in the Stillwater School District, where the election for three seats became a referendum on whether to…
State + Local
November 8, 2016

New Minneapolis school board members promise change

Fresh faces Bob Walser from the East Isles/Bryn Mawr/downtown District 4 and Ira Jourdain of southwest District 6 were chosen over incumbents Josh Reimnitz and Tracine Asberry.
State + Local
November 8, 2016

North metro incumbents fend off challengers

Brooklyn Park will see its first City Council member of color, while incumbents in several closely watched races in Anoka County staved off opponents to…