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Foster youth and their advocates are pushing to ban the practice — which they say is tantamount to theft.
Hundreds of people with disabilities have been in limbo since Bridges MN had its license revoked in June.
Thousands of dollars were transferred out of resident accounts, state health officials allege.
The case challenges a law meant to protect American Indian children from being removed from their families.
A storm system will move in this week that should bring some relief to drought-stricken parts of the state.
Thousands of home caregiving jobs are going unfilled, jeopardizing the health of people with disabilities.
As youth detention centers close, Minnesota runs out of places to rehabilitate kids who commit serious crimes.
One of the state's largest voting blocs is seeking to build momentum through a new wave of organizing.
A grieving mother described the 146-square-foot home as "an act of love."
A sharp increase in rent has galvanized tenants struggling to get by on fixed incomes
Several Republican legislators repeated their call to split up the massive agency.
The state on Friday announced $10.5 million in grants for employment service providers.
The Estates at St. Louis Park has been cited nearly 50 times in recent years for violating federal health standards
There are several ways to learn more about such sites in Minnesota.
She testifies a week after the Office of the Legislative Auditor released a critique of the agency.
The Minnesota Department of Human Services failed to provide adequate oversight while awarding tens of millions of dollars of grants to support the homeless and others in need of housing assistance, according to a report.
Guardians have broad immunity from claims of negligence, an appellate panel ruled.
Hundreds of Minnesotans with physical and mental disabilities are experiencing prolonged waits for crucial social services because county governments are failing to keep pace with a surge in demand amid a workforce shortage.
Each day, Minnesota judges and prosecutors make life-altering decisions about children who break the law. Most kids end up entangled in the county court system, but some youth are offered an alternative, known as diversion. A child's future can hinge on the path that is chosen.
More than 11,300 medications have been stolen from residents in the past eight years, study reveals
A lawsuit settlement could end the isolation of hundreds of Minnesotans in group homes.
Investigators are working to develop a chronology of what occurred, police said.
An autopsy found the boy suffered "multiple blunt force injuries."
Madison 'Madi' Meyer went hunting with her dad, attended prom and joined her school cheerleading squad, refusing to be limited by her condition.
The new hotline is expected to send crisis call volumes soaring, prompting some to ask if Minnesota is ready.
The new, easy-to-remember number launches Saturday.
Hundreds of Bridges MN clients are in limbo while provider appeals state enforcement action.
Bridges MN has been sanctioned more than 50 times for a wide range of health and safety violations.
The number of children removed from families has dropped sharply in recent years, a report from the legislative auditor has found.
An expansive new study found that rates of vaccination among Minnesotans who are homeless or in jail are drastically lower than in the general population, suggesting they are not getting equal access to the shots despite aggressive outreach.
A volunteer effort more than 5,000 miles away in Minnesota ships crucial supplies to the front lines.
More than 3,500 adults with disabilities await openings in day and employment programs, according to an industry survey.
A Star Tribune examination of hundreds of juvenile court records finds that the system is failing to effectively intervene in the lives of Minnesota's most troubled youth, often despite anguished pleas from parents.
One person was taken to the hospital with injuries.
More than 100 Ukrainian Minnesotans rallied in Minneapolis on Sunday, the fifth time in as many weeks that community members have taken to the streets to call for peace.
NONFICTION: An intimate look at the volatile work of union organizing.
Successful marketing executive at H.B. Fuller died in a shooting that St. Paul police called random.
A man was hospitalized after being shot Thursday night during an apparent carjacking attempt in south Minneapolis.Officers from the Minneapolis Police Department's Third Precinct responded…
A man who was allegedly armed with a machete in public was fatally shot Thursday night by police in Austin after a standoff that lasted…
Across Minnesota, county agencies and nonprofits that do outreach are increasingly embracing a "housing first" strategy, in which everyone who is identified as homeless is offered a stable home without preconditions such as sobriety or employment.
He died Oct. 13 at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center in Bemidji of a breakthrough COVID-19 infection.
Minnesota officials say the online platform should help prevent people from losing their benefits unnecessarily and falling deeper into poverty for failure to meet burdensome paperwork requirements.
New Ramsey County effort aims to rehabilitate teens, but sheriff says it lets dangerous youth go free.
A former administrator at St. Therese of New Hope alleges she was fired for speaking out about the violations.
The Minnesota Council on Disability says its safety concerns have been ignored.
Nearly 55,000 seniors in assisted living gain sweeping protections.
Three detainees have been hospitalized since the strike began a week ago.
Move could affect 8,000 employees in Minnesota's sheltered workshops.
Kevin Ehrman-Solberg, social justice activist and co-founder of Mapping Prejudice Project, dies at 33
Ehrman-Solberg excelled at digital mapmaking.
On Sunday evening, a 9-year-old was reported missing at Carver Lake Park Beach in Woodbury. A police officer dove into the lake and found the child, who was later pronounced dead.
Lindstrom helped tribes and counties across the nation to develop programs to ensure that federal law was followed and Indian children were not forcibly removed.
Parents of children as young as 7 or 8 describe agonizing waits in emergency departments that are not equipped to treat people with serious mental illness and where prolonged stays can be traumatic.
Facilities are ramping up efforts to persuade workers to embrace the vaccines.
Thousands of Twin Cities residents are benefiting from a highly coordinated campaign to expand COVID-19 vaccinations to minority communities hardest hit by the pandemic. At the center of the initiative is the State Fairgrounds.
"It's like we're all on the Titanic and trying to get everyone we can on the lifeboats as fast as we possibly can," said Chris Runyon, who works for Hennepin Healthcare.
Minn. Sex Offender Program psychologist assaulted two male clients, charges say.
The measures being considered at the State Capitol are designed to reduce stress and provide some income stability.
Report issued Monday cites mismanagement, legal violations in grants awarded by Behavioral Health Division from 2017 to 2020.
Auditor report Monday is expected to reveal new oversight failures.
Nearly 40% of the patient population of the Minneapolis and St. Cloud VA health systems has received a first dose of the coronavirus vaccine — a rate that has far outpaced the rest of the state.
Rick Cardenas, a towering figure in Minnesota's disability rights community, whose decades of relentless advocacy helped redefine how many Minnesotans think of people with disabilities,…
Gov. Tim Walz's administration earlier this month imposed a moratorium on youth being discharged from foster care through September, while allowing those who aged out during the pandemic to return to care.
Home care nurses are going door-to-door to deliver vaccines to homebound seniors.
Statewide effort to house homeless likely saved lives and also brought stability.
Many homes had placed strict limits on visitation nearly a year ago as the virus spread across the state.
New federal guidelines are likely to increase pressure on senior homes to reopen.
Uncertainty about when COVID-19 vaccine shots will be available has given rise to a booming new form of travel, known as "vaccine tourism." More than 15,000 Minnesotans have left the state to get vaccines elsewhere.
A dramatic plunge in new coronavirus cases, combined with an aggressive rollout of vaccines, has injected new life into senior communities.
A federal court in St. Paul will review whether the program is "unconstitutionally punitive."
"Vaccine chasers" pool their intel on Facebook, with tips on where to get the shots on short notice
State health officials say there are promising signs the COVID-19 vaccine is reducing infections.
The bill already has aroused strong passions and sets the stage for a showdown this legislative session.
DHS officials promised to meet with the sex offenders and explore changes to the state program.
Advocates say Minnesota's vaccine plan discriminates against vulnerable populations who live on their own: "We feel forgotten."