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.

Minn. senator demands greater disclosure on senior abuse, investigations

November 16
Sen. Karin Housley says problems outlined in Star Tribune investigation are "untenable."
Super Bowl LII
November 15
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

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

Competitive pressure could be partly to blame.
State + Local
November 7
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.
State + Local
November 3

Minnesota agencies will get $16.6 million to fight opioid abuse

"Too many lives have been lost already," state commissioner says.
State + Local
November 1

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

Patients under court commitment strain hospital's resources, officials said.
State + Local
October 24

St. Paul mayoral candidates draw cash from donors outside the city

Star Tribune analysis shows which candidates are favored in different St. Paul neighborhoods and what communities outside St. Paul — and outside Minnesota — are financially fueling the race.
State + Local
October 3

Overwatering lawns — and pavement — is the norm in the Twin Cities

A survey of 1,000 homeowners shows thirsty turf is sucking down the metro's water. On average, residents watered 500 square feet of pavement.
State + Local
October 2
Attorneys are urging the U.S. Supreme Court to review the constitutionality of Minnesota's controversial system of confining hundreds of sex offenders after they have already completed their prison terms.

U.S. Supreme Court won't hear Minnesota sex offender program case

Lawsuit had challenged constitutionality of sex offender confinement.
State + Local
August 1

State says 3M is reneging on 10-year-old cleanup deal for polluted water

Drinking water for several hundred homeowners is at stake in recent standoff.
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July 10
Crisis Connection manager and psychotherapist Laura Weber worked with...

Minnesota mental health crisis hot line closing Friday

Crisis Connection service helped 20,000 callers a year, but suffered chronic financial losses.
State + Local
July 10

Minnesota Rep. Omar to appear on 'The Daily Show with Trevor Noah'

The nation's first Somali-American legislator, is scheduled to be on with host Trevor Noah on Thursday.
State + Local
June 28
The temporary art installation near U.S. Bank Stadium explores the effects of climate change on Minnesota's future bird populations.

Sculpture near stadium tells story of birds, climate change

The idea for "Orbacles" was in part inspired by the bird controversy at U.S. Bank Stadium, which looms over the sculptures on the east side the park.
State + Local
June 20

U scientists say Trump is overhauling EPA advisory panel

Members of key science advisory panel told to reapply for posts when their term ends.
State + Local
June 6
Gov. Mark Dayton announced Monday that he has signed onto the U.S. Climate Alliance, a coalition launched last week when Trump announced that he plans to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord. Above: Dayton at a May 30 news conference at the Capitol.

Dayton signs Minnesota to pact that honors Paris accord

A dozen other governors have pledged to uphold their own version of the Paris accord.
State + Local
May 30

Twin Cities mental health agency to pay $4.5M in federal fraud case

Mental health services company is accused of overbilling for client care.
State + Local
May 19
Attorneys are urging the U.S. Supreme Court to review the constitutionality of Minnesota's controversial system of confining hundreds of sex offenders after they have already completed their prison terms.

Minn. sex offenders petition U.S. Supreme Court

Lawsuit claims Minnesota's sex offender program violates the Constitution.
State + Local
May 3
As fellow students walked in shorts, freshmen Julie Kurth worked on a...

Would cutting out student fees make college in Minnesota more affordable?

In light of state legislation to make student fees optional, we analyzed data on tuition and fees at Minnesota's public colleges and universities.
State + Local
April 26

Feds seize $2 million from mental health agency accused of bilking Medicaid

Rare forfeiture move follows evidence of a suspicious wire transfer.
State + Local
April 21
Thomas Duvall left the Dakota County Judicial Center in Hastings, Minn...

Psychologist: Serial rapist obsessed with deviant thoughts, not ready to leave program

Expert witness appears on fourth day of Thomas Duvall's discharge hearing.
State + Local
April 21
Thomas Duvall left the Dakota County Judicial Center in Hastings, Minn...

Minn. serial rapist testifies about violent history and fantasies

In tearful testimony, Thomas Duvall describes his violent past and pleaded to be released.