Projects

Project: Locked in limbo

By Jaime Chismar February 13, 2015, 07:32 PM

Minnesota has civilly committed 554 men and one woman to the Minnesota Sex Offender Program (MSOP), designed to treat paroled sex offenders until they are no longer dangerous. The 2003 killing of Dru Sjodin triggered a surge of commitments. But the system's spiraling cost and lack of measurable success are causing growing unease.

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Project: Beautiful Gardens

By Star Tribune staff November 11, 2008, 07:35 PM

We discover several spectacular private gardens each year in our Beautiful Gardens contest. From October to April, we'll bring you into one Twin Cities garden a month.

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DNR halts pines-to-potatoes conversion in central Minnesota

By Tony Kennedy, Star Tribune February 05, 2015, 08:51 PM

Study could take up to a year and will look at potential threats to groundwater

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Minnesota frac sand project, stalled by environmental issue, resurfaces

By Tony Kennedy, Star Tribune February 03, 2015, 08:57 PM

Minnesota Sands makes $130K payment to fund environmental impact statement.

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Top Workplaces 2012

By Star Tribune staff June 10, 2013, 02:31 PM

An archive of the third annual Star Tribune Top Workplace survey. Employees ranked their workplaces based on leadership, benefits and the company's strategic direction.

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Sleepy Eye moose died from brain worm infection

By Tony Kennedy, Star Tribune January 30, 2015, 08:54 PM

Brain worm infection caused a young moose to wander far south of its normal range late last year, where it...

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Mayo seeks to dominate with data

By Jackie Crosby, Star Tribune January 30, 2015, 07:56 PM

Mayo Clinic sees the emerging field of big data analytics as a crucial strategy to defend and reinforce its standing as an elite medical institution, particularly as health reform efforts and federal belt-tightening change the way doctors get paid.

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Project: Duets

By GAIL ROSENBLUM & JIM GEHRZ January 31, 2012, 10:56 AM

“Duets” is an occasional feature that celebrates unique relationships between two people -- in words by Gail Rosenblum and pictures by Jim Gehrz.

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In protecting wolves, advocates seek middle ground

By Tony Kennedy, Star Tribune January 28, 2015, 09:04 PM

They worry that a court decision made in December will trigger a backlash in Congress.

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String of failures came before suicidal 6-year-old's death

By Paul McEnroe and Brandon Stahl, Star Tribune staff writers January 17, 2015, 05:22 PM

Child protection workers and care providers failed to work together for more than a year to safeguard 6-year-old Kendrea Johnson, despite knowing she was severely mentally ill and living in a chaotic Brooklyn Park foster home, according to records.

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