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Continuing series: Frac Sand Fever

By Tony Kennedy November 07, 2012, 01:42 PM

Frac Sand Fever is a periodic Star Tribune series on the sand mining boom in Minnesota and Wisconsin as "hydro-fracking'' revolutionizes the nation's oil and gas industry.

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The Day-Care Threat

May 05, 2012, 09:37 AM

The number of children dying in Minnesota's licensed child-care facilities has risen sharply in the past five years, from incidents that include asphyxia, sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and unexplained causes.

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Top Workplaces 2011

By Star Tribune staff June 06, 2012, 09:03 AM

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

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Target: Going global

January 17, 2013, 09:27 AM

Target, the homegrown retail powerhouse that started as Dayton Hudson, is going global. As the company reaches north to Canada, the Star Tribune examines how it will stand out among the sea of retailers already flooding the nation, as well as appeal to a population with disparate tastes and interests. (Think Quebec.)

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Continuing coverage: Bombings in Boston

By Terry Sauer April 16, 2013, 09:16 AM

Three people were killed, including an 8-year-old boy, and more than 170 injured by two explosions just seconds apart near the Boston Marathon finish line.

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Dwindling frac sand legislation rests on trout stream setbacks

By Tony Kennedy, Star Tribune May 08, 2013, 10:10 PM

Environmental activists are clinging to a fragile game and fish amendment as their last hope to slow the advance of frac sand mining in Minnesota.

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Between Sanford Health and T. Denny Sanford, deep ties

By TONY KENNEDY and JENNIFER BJORHUS, Star Tribune May 04, 2013, 04:32 PM

$600 million in donations isn’t the only string attaching Sanford Health to its major benefactor, T. Denny Sanford.

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Disabled students face dangerous discipline in Minnesota

By JEFFREY MEITRODT, Star Tribune April 27, 2013, 10:03 PM

Disabled students get punished for disruptive outbursts with severe forms of discipline — from forceful physical restraint to extended solitary confinement — that are either banned or more restricted in other states.

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In some schools, cops and cuffs are called in to deal with disruptive students

By JEFFREY MEITRODT, Star Tribune April 27, 2013, 04:30 PM

To maintain order in special education classrooms, some Minnesota schools are turning to police.That strategy unnerves many parents, who have...

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A Lethal Dose: The war on synthetic drugs

By By LARRY OAKES September 01, 2011, 05:23 PM

They carry names like Bliss and TranQuility, but don't be fooled: Synthetic drugs can be deadly. From a small town in Oklahoma to suburban Minnesota, these products have generated unusual violence and physical suffering. Efforts to control these substances remains a losing battlle.

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