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.

State plans online 'report card' for you to gauge assisted-living facilities

Industry is less regulated than nursing homes.
State + Local
February 22
Rep. Tom Emmer hold his first town hall of the year in Sartell.

Rep. Tom Emmer's town hall proves largely Minnesota Nice

An overflow crowd raised questions but not voices at Sartell meeting.
State + Local
February 20

GOP critics at Capitol take aim at Met Council structure

They say the Met Council isn't accountable enough to citizens it represents; critics say the proposal would create conflicts of interest.
State + Local
January 31
PolyMet Mine in Hoyt Lakes, Minn. has been mired in a permitting battl...

Suit claims swap with PolyMet grossly undervalued public land

Environmental group says 6,650 National Forest acres were grossly undervalued.
State + Local
January 31

New savings account lends stability to disabled Minnesotans

Minnesota on Tuesday will announce the launch of new savings accounts that could lift hundreds of people with disabilities out of poverty by allowing them…
State + Local
January 26

Dayton seeks $8 million to rebuild child psychiatric hospital in Willmar

Site only one that serves children and teens with severe mental illnesses.
January 25

Republicans propose changes to Electoral College rules

Instead of winner take all, bills in Minnesota and Virginia would assign one electoral vote to each of the state's congressional districts.
State + Local
January 24

Itasca County counselor sexually abused 15-year-old runaway

Girl, 15, was missing 2 ½ months before being found hiding in a garage.
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
January 11

Reports of abuse and neglect among vulnerable Minnesotans rise sharply

A new hotline makes reporting easier, but advocates fear the state is not keeping up with complaints.
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.