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.

St. Cloud center cited for neglect in 'persistent head banging'

October 17
Staff at the treatment center refused to intervene, though teens wound up with concussions and abrasions. It was ordered to pay a $1,000 fine.
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October 19

Election 101: Who, where, when

Everything you need to know about voting in Minnesota.
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October 13

Dayton rolls out new hiring plans for those with disabilities in Minn.

Gov. Mark Dayton announced new hiring initiatives this morning designed to improve the low rate of employment of Minnesotans with disabilities in state government.
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October 13

St. Peter state psychiatric hospital, once secretive, hosts an open house

'We are a treatment environment, not a prison,' director says.
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October 9

Minnesota DFL women denounce Trump

Its leaders say Republicans have embraced him for too long before this video.
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October 8

On Iron Range, employer makes bold gamble on inclusion for people with disabilities

One Iron Range firm makes strides toward inclusivity for people with disabilities.
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October 5

State revokes licenses of two St. Paul youth group homes

Cites assaults, abuse and repeat police calls.
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September 26
Bedrooms in the men's admission and crisis wing of the Minnesota Security Hospital in St. Peter, Minn.

Minn. Security Hospital fined $20,000 for safety violations

The Minnesota Security Hospital, the state’s largest psychiatric facility, has agreed to pay one of the biggest fines ever assessed against a state agency for…
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September 13

Twin Metals sues federal government over right to mine near BWCA

Twin Metals says new concerns don't give regulators the right to revoke long-standing leases.
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September 9
Democratic Rep. Rick Nolan, left, is being challenged a second time by Republican Stewart Mills in Minnesota's Eighth Congressional District.

On the Iron Range, Rick Nolan battles Stewart Mills – and Trump

Stung by the loss of blue-collar jobs, Nolan's northern Minnesota congressional district is a hotbed of Trump support, even among some Democrats.
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September 7

State clears way for first unconditional Sex Offender Program release

The 26-year-old has been confined solely for acts he did as young as age 10.
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September 1

Are Minnesotans becoming complacent when it comes to voting?

Minnesota is known for its high voter turnout, but a look at the data over time shows the number is sinking.
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August 25

26-year-old cleared for release from state sex offender treatment program

Man, 26, who abused as a child, is set to get program's first unconditional discharge.
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August 9

'Known and Strange Things' offers bold, thoughtful essays on art, life and race

NONFICTION: A Nigerian-American novelist reveals the deep roots of his artistic passions in a book of essays.
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August 7
Katelin Ferrell bore the marks from her stay at a purported mental health facility in Anoka County. "From the very beginning, they treated me like a criminal," she said.

Hundreds of Minnesota teens confined, abused for no crime

Troubled children not charged with a crime — whose only offenses might be running away from home or hitting a classmate — account for one-fifth of the population in Minnesota's county juvenile correctional facilities. Between 2009 and 2015, the amount of time that so-called "non-delinquent" children spent in such facilities rose 28 percent, largely because child protection workers and judges have nowhere else to send them.
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July 29
Vice presidential candidate Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., walked on stage Wednesday night at Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

Twitter explodes with dad jokes for VP nominee Tim Kaine

The main response to vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine at the Democratic National Convention last night? He is everyone's dad.
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July 24
Four mothers with sons in the Minnesota Security Hospital in St. Peter prepare to embark to St. Peter for a one of their regular meetings to advocate for their sons who are psychiatric patients at the hospital Tuesday, July 12, 2016, in St. Paul. MN. Among those mothers were, left to right, Lynda Hansen; a mom who didn't want to be named, Sheila Novak and Connie Kishel.

Moms emerge as force for change at Minn. state mental hospital

Parents want more access, more focus on treatment at state security hospital.
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July 20

State addiction facility cited for neglect in star basketball player's suicide

Staff at the St. Peter treatment center failed to take necessary precautions.
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July 18
Brad Teslow, a former gym teacher, pauses at his apartment before head...

Minnesota man with disability wins round in fight for job promotion

A St. Paul man who won a first-of-its-kind lawsuit, said he "just wanted a shot at an interview" for a supervisor position at the Bloomington packaging plant.
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July 12

Jim Metzen, longtime South St. Paul state senator, dies at 72

The DFLer, a lifelong hockey booster, called a true friend.
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July 11

Man who raped girls is latest cleared for release as MSOP changes course

Judges say Dwight Walton, convicted in 1980s, has shown progress in treatment.

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