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.

Services for thousands of Minnesotans with disabilities are at stake in vote on GOP health bill

March 23
GOP 'repeal and replace' plan would slash Medicaid for thousands.
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March 23
Marcus Bachmann applauded as wife Michele told the crowd she beilived...

Marcus Bachmann's counseling center sanctioned for violating state rules

Clinic stirred up controversy during Michele Bachmann's last campaign.
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March 20
The upper Mississippi River between its headwaters in Itasca State Par...

Auditor asks: Did $761 million produce cleaner lakes and streams for Minnesota?

Auditor says state is just starting to track water quality improvements.
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March 11

'Voice banks' help keep chronically ill from falling silent

For thousands of Minnesotans with neurodegenerative diseases, losing one's ability to speak is one of the most devastating consequences.
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March 6

As grasslands shrink, a rural war rages over mowing ditches

But cutting the grass could deplete much-needed wildlife habitat, state says.
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March 2

Troubled St. Cloud center for children to close residential treatment

The decision comes weeks after state regulators cited the facility for severe safety violations.
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February 23

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

Industry is less regulated than nursing homes.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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…
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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…
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December 31, 2016

A great river, at risk

Story by Josephine Marcotty • Photos by Aaron Lavinsky • Star Tribune staff
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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.
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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.
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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.