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Crime fighters gone rogue

By Terry Sauer June 11, 2009, 11:42 AM

In 2009, the Metro Gang Strike Force was shut down amid state and federal investigations. It was Minnesota's worst law enforcement meltdown in decades. The Star Tribune broke the first stories about the unit's troubles and the newspaper's dogged reporting ultimately showed what led to its demise.

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Amy Senser: The case, the trial, the verdict

By Star Tribune staff April 17, 2012, 03:16 PM

Amy Senser was charged with felony criminal vehicular homicide in the Aug. 23, 2011, death of Anousone Phanthavong, whom she struck and killed as he filled his car with gas on the Interstate 94 ramp at Riverside Avenue just east of downtown Minneapolis.

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Complete coverage: Supreme Court health care ruling

By Dennis J. McGrath June 28, 2012, 02:54 PM

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Complete coverage: Duluth area flooding

June 21, 2012, 11:43 AM

Roiling waters fueled by torrential rains made history across northeastern Minnesota on June 20, buckling roads, displacing residents, drowning zoo animals and destroying property on a stretch of Lake Superior's North Shore.

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Complete coverage: North Minneapolis tornado

May 23, 2011, 08:12 AM

Two days of threatening skies turned furious over the Twin Cities on May 22, unleashing at least three tornado touchdowns in the metro area, killing one person in Minneapolis, injuring at least 30 others, knocking out power to thousands and leading to a curfew and school closings in north Minneapolis.

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Smashed: The toll of driving drunk in Minnesota

By Star Tribune staff January 22, 2010, 01:26 PM

In Minnesota, drunken drivers who kill someone with their car sometimes get less time behind bars than nonviolent offenders. Read the Star Tribune's in-depth look at the scourge of drunken driving, the victims it claims and the public safety questions it raises.

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Closing the Gap

April 09, 2012, 09:48 AM

This occasional series looks at efforts to close the persistent achievement gap between white students and students of color in Minnesota.

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Vikings stadium: A done deal?

By Emma Carew May 10, 2012, 12:57 PM

After years of debate, the question of whether the state of Minnesota should help fund a new stadium to be used by the Vikings is nearing a resolution.

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THIRD ROUND

By April 07, 2012, 07:29 PM

THIRD ROUND

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Violated

By Terry Sauer June 28, 2011, 02:01 PM

State regulators have failed to protect some of Minnesota's most vulnerable citizens from being victimized by their care givers. Even known criminals have obtained state permission to work in nursing homes and other care settings.

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