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Dave Hage

Team leader | Health care, the environment, social issues
Phone: 612-673-7108
Location: Minneapolis
Other languages: None

Dave Hage has written about labor, economics and medicine for more than 30 years at publications including the Star Tribune, the New York Times, the Nation and US News & World Report. As an editor or reporter, he has been a Pulitzer Prize winner once and a finalist twice.


Hage has written or co-written three books, including "No Retreat, No Surrender,'' a chronicle of American labor in the 1980s, and "Reforming Welfare by Rewarding Work,'' a book about poverty and welfare reform in the 1990s. He lives with his wife, Therese, in St. Paul, with grown children in New York, Minneapolis and Washington, D.C. He got his start in journalism as a jazz critic and eagerly awaits the next new Coltrane record.
Recent content from Dave Hage
A crowd gathers outside bars and restaurants on Aug. 7, in downtown Nashville, where masks are required by law and signs encourage social distancing.

How great a killer is COVID?

Some comparisons show what we face.
Amid the pandemic, people’s responses differ. This south Minneapolis household provided a table of food that people might need as grocery stores str

Albert Camus helps us understand our responses during this crisis

In his short novel "The Plague," his characters have their courage and moral principles tested, much like we're experiencing now.
A street entertainer just off the Royal Mile during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Smaller-scale performers will give free street performances to adve

Tips for making the most of the Edinburgh International Festival and the larger Fringe that it spawned

How to bring order to the chaos of the Edinburgh International Festival and its concurrent Fringe.
A high Yorkshire fell rises behind the River Wharfe and the five-arch bridge, a well-known landmark in Burnsall.

Walking through the Yorkshire countryside on a very British vacation

On the path of cozy pubs and classic landscapes in Yorkshire.
FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 20, 1977 file photo, President Jimmy Carter waves to the crowd while walking with his wife, Rosalynn, and their daughter

Former adviser takes a fresh look at Jimmy Carter in new biography

NONFICTION: A tough-minded and clear biography concentrates on ex-president's stumbles as well as successes.
Elizabeth Rush Photo by Stephanie Alvarez Ewens

Review: 'Rising,' by Elizabeth Rush

NONFICTION: Elizabeth Rush brings a literary touch to a scientific tragedy with "dispatches" from across the U.S.
Jefferson Morley, author of "The Ghost."

Minneapolis native's 'Ghost' is a gripping bio of a CIA spy hunter

NONFICTION: Minneapolis native recounts life of legendary chief of counterintelligence James Jesus Angleton.
Tour boats await passengers in downtown Amsterdam. Amsterdam's canals criss-cross the old city making it easy to see it by boat. The traditional house

A weekend in Amsterdam? Yes, please

Yes, you can spend a long weekend in this Dutch gem, with the help of direct flights and walking shoes. But it may leave you wanting more.
On Ted Turner’s vast Flying D Ranch in Montana, bison graze much as they did before the arrival of European settlers. Turner is the largest private

Can we save bison by eating them?

A small but growing number of bison producers — including billionaire-turned-philanthropist Ted Turner — want to preserve the great landscapes of the west by changing how America gets its protein.
Though they weigh up to 2,500 pounds, bison can be remarkably nimble.

Yellowstone's purebred bison arrive in NE Montana

The Yellowstone herd is highly prized because it is genetically pure and the animals are descended from the continent's original wild bison.
The Flam Valley is one of Norway's most scenic spots and is traversed by what many consider the most beautiful train ride in Europe.

Norway on foot and fjord

A family travels to Norway with the ultimate tour guide: a Richfield man who was so struck by the country's beauty, he had to share it with others.
Krystal Woods held her five-month-old daughter Me'yah Becker as nurse Barb Lentz checked on her prescriptions on a recent home visit.

Budget squeeze hits public health

Minnesota has fallen to 43rd nationally in state funding for public health, according to a nonprofit advocacy group.

2 more deaths from H1N1 are reported in Minnesota

Health officials still urging public to get vaccinated.

Nearly 1 in 4 Minnesotans without health insurance in 2007-08

Nearly one in four Minnesotans went without health insurance for some period during 2007-2008, a national advocacy group said Tuesday, a sign that rising costs are putting medical coverage beyond the reach of more consumers and employers.

Many in state doing without medical coverage, group says

Families USA says such numbers prove health insurance is becoming unaffordable.