A new study conducted by the University of Minnesota's State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC) finds that last fall's MNsure rollout coincided with a dramatic drop in the number of Minnesotans without health insurance.Between September 30 of last year and May 1, the number of uninsured M ... More >>
The lowdown on a dozen brand-new trucks hitting the streets this summer
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Simley High School teacher sent nude photo
Last week, we told you about Dakota County middle schoolers that got themselves suspended because of smartphone-snapped inappropriate photos. This week, another Dakota County sex scandal has emerged, this one suggesting teachers are equally capable of landing themselves in some very hot water for us ... More >>
There are lots of reasons a person might become involved in criminal activities -- mental illness, depression, desperation, and so forth.But Chris Miller had a pretty unique justification for robbing Bremer Bank on Cahill Avenue in Inver Grove Heights last Wednesday. A former Division 1 college foot ... More >>
TiZA bankruptcy trustee John Hedback announced Friday that he had reached a settlement agreement with the ACLU of Minnesota over attorney's fees and costs. In exchange for the ACLU dismissing its federal lawsuit against Tarek ibn Ziyad Academy, Hedback will pay the ACLU $1,400,000. Attorneys for ... More >>
The controversial charter school was more than just a First Amendment fiasco
TiZA's bankruptcy case rages onTarek ibn Ziyad Academy is closed but its bankruptcy case continues in federal court, and the bankruptcy trustee assigned to the case is considering filing a claim against the school's former landlords. "I am probably going to commence such a proceeding," John ... More >>
Tony Sutton had to beat away the debt collectors.Tony Sutton was apparently as bad with his own money as he was with the Minnesota Republican Party's, according to records obtained by City Pages.Sutton "sold out" of Baja Sol, the Mexican restaurant chain he ran with his wife, Bridget Sutton, in ... More >>
TiZA's 500-some students are moving on to other schools.Tarek ibn Ziyad Academy, the controversial charter school that ran afoul of the Minnesota Education Department and a new state law, is closing its doors permanently.TiZA's board voted Tuesday not to appeal the Education Department's decision ... More >>
Screen grab: WCCOAngelo Salas survived this.We've all been there in our minds, as we cruise underneath a highway overpass, looking skeptically at some shadowy figure evening the traffic and thinking, Hope that guy doesn't heave a rock over the side. For Angelo Salas, such paranoia was well f ... More >>
Time to move the cars again.Just like Snowmageddon in December, the February blizzard is one for the record books. The 13.4 inches of snow that fell at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport starting Sunday was the largest amount ever from a single February storm, according to the National W ... More >>
Ronald Moore and Carlos HarrisCarlos Maurice Harris and Ronald Harold Moore are in even deeper trouble with the law. Both had violent criminal histories the day they allegedly pistol whipped a barista and robbed an Uptown Dunn Bros coffeehouse two months ago. Their felonious pasts, on top ... More >>
Ronald Moore, left, and Carlos HarrisRonald Harold Moore and Carlos Maurice Harris were formally charged today in Wednesday's pistol whipping and robbery at an Uptown Dunn Bros coffeehouse. Moore, 47, and Harris, 38, each face one felony count of first degree aggravated robbery and two count ... More >>
Police across the Twin Cities are piecing together the facts behind one of the more bloody killing sprees in recent local memory: Three people in three different communities were shot and killed Thursday, possibly by the same man: 40-year-old tattoo artist Trace Maxwell. Adding to the myste ... More >>
An automated phone message was sent to parents last night, and this morning the district also added an update to its Web site.
Chad Fjerstad and his pornstar girlfriend move to L.A. to make it in the skin trade
"Relentless" Sutton leading state's GOP out of the wilderness
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St. Paul slaughterhouse lets you watch as your dinner is butchered
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Opponents of a new power line in the suburbs win one, and lose one
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How five loudmouth newsies built an information dynasty.
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