Social Work

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2013

    TV news producer detained while tailing 9-year-old stowaway back to Minneapolis

    This weekend, the nine-year-old boy who sneaked onto a plane to Las Vegas and made national headlines returned to Minneapolis along with two bodyguards and a stealthy TV producer, who was detained and questioned here.An NBC station in Nevada says the unnamed producer tried taking a photograph of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2012

    Shattuck-St. Mary's 'discouragingly similar to cases like Penn State,' attorney says

    Shattuck-St. Mary's School is increasingly coming under fire by authorities for the way it handled a series of inappropriate student-teacher relationships. On Monday, former drama teacher Lynn Seibel, 70, was charged with sexual misconduct while employed by the school for allegedly encouraging ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2012

    Bradlee Dean's attorney, Larry Klayman, allegedly sexually abused his own children

    Bradlee Dean has long linked homosexuality and child sexual abuse. For instance, in a blog post from June about Larry Brinken's child porn arrest, Dean wrote, "The news about Brinken's horrific child-pornography crimes followed the conclusion of 'Pride Week,' yet again puling off the mask of the rad ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2012

    Meth-binge mother arrested after putting baby to sleep in bathtub

    ​It'll be a miracle if this child turns out all right.Amanda Rae Hejl was arrested yesterday and charged with child endangerment and neglect after exposing her one-year-old baby to meth and putting the poor youngster to sleep in a bathtub.Hejl, 23 and a Northfield resident, was arrested while tryi ... More >>

  • News

    November 2, 2011
  • Blogs

    May 17, 2011

    Steven Bloom's menstrual texts to student lead to probation

    Steven Bloom gets a year of probation.​Steven Bloom was once a Minnesota School Social Worker of the Year, but now he's just known as the guy who bought lingerie for a high school dropout and who couldn't stop texting a 10th grader about her menstrual periods. Yesterday, his totally inappropriate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2010

    Craigslist censored? There's still plenty of "therapy"

    Craigslist: Censored, sort of​Craigslist tweaked high-minded congressmen and 18 state attorneys general over the weekend, slapping a "Censored" notice over the site's "adult services" category. But in Minneapolis and elsewhere, the marketplace took over: The "therapeutic" services category is ... More >>

  • News

    July 14, 2010

    Ronnie's Kids

    Today, “amnesty” is a dirty word. So what happened to the immigrants given a fresh start by Reagan in 1986?

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2010

    Gabriella Bernabei kept 100 dead cats in a feezer for Wiccan ways

    Photo: daveynin​Why were there 100 dead cats in Gabriella Bernabei's on-the-fritz freezer? She hadn't had time to bury them all. And besides, she says, there were more like 500, not 100. And the freezer was working. Really it was. Also, the Wisconsin woman and her boyfriend are being persec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2010

    Jonathan Sharkey's teen girlfriend taken into custody by Faribault police

    Sharkey is not under arrest, but detectives want to question him regarding his relationship with the girl.

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2009

    Six Minnesotans sue Pawlenty over budget cuts

    A lawsuit filed yesterday challenges the constitutionality of Pawlenty's use of unallotment.

  • Articles

    September 16, 2009
  • Blogs

    July 29, 2009

    Reporter's Notebook: Is targeting chronic offenders ethical?

    This week City Pages highlights ten of the city's chronic offenders -- the people who constantly commit low-level crimes in Minneapolis neighborhoods. These people are police and prosecution targets. But should they be?

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2009

    Craigslist releases statement on Erotic Service

    Each posting will now cost $10, a five dollar increase, and be reviewed manually.

  • Calendar

    April 23, 2008
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    February 13, 2008
  • Calendar

    December 19, 2007
  • Blogs

    November 21, 2006

    Time Waster

    Pre-Black Friday Bah-Humbuggery How long will you be paying for Junior's iPod? The fine folks at Lutheran Social Services' Financial Counseling Service are experts in the art of monetary tough love, and they think you should know: Paying 8 percent in interest and making a minimum payment of $10 a ... More >>

  • News

    December 21, 2005

    Little Court of Horrors

    In Anoka County juvenile court, meth and red tape are playing hell with the fate of children

  • News

    September 22, 2004

    Dwindling Resources, Diminishing Expectations

    Twin Cities teachers talk about how their schools and classrooms have changed

  • Sports

    April 14, 2004

    Mothers and Children

    'Love & Diane' takes a novel approach to documenting family hardship

  • News

    September 5, 2001

    Playing Horse

    Ruby Myhre was 14 when she had her first baby, and 17 when she first used heroin. Now, at 23, she wants a chance to mix sobriety and motherhood.

  • Books

    June 27, 2001

    A Few Gay Men

    The state's HIV task force is supposed to mirror the epidemic's demographics. So why is it filled with straight white women?

  • News

    April 11, 2001

    Family Matters

    Halle France has no idea why she can't tap into state services for the mentally retarded. Neither do the pencil pushers who are sitting on millions earmarked for kids like her.

  • News

    June 21, 2000

    Dim Bulb

    For years the Salvation Army's Harbor Light homeless shelter has been plagued by inept management, insufficient security, and unspeakable acts. And Hennepin County taxpayers are footing the bill.

  • News

    October 20, 1999

    Reading, Writing, and Revenue

    The Edison Project's formula is simple: Take a Minneapolis public school, add some entrepreneurial savvy, and watch the profits roll in. Trouble is, it doesn't add up.

  • Books

    May 26, 1999

    School of Hard Knocks

    After a year's reprieve, the only public school serving St. Paul's homeless children is back on the chopping block.

  • Feature

    April 1, 1999
  • Feature

    November 1, 1998

    As Long as it Lasts

    The story of two mothers, a child, and a fair shot at the foster-care system

  • Books

    August 5, 1998

    The Great TP War

    During his stay at a Catholic Charities boardinghouse, Greg Scott complained about everything from bathroom tissue to medication practices. And he's not done yet.

  • Feature

    February 1, 1998

    Room to Grow

    Kindred spirits: Jeffrey Peterson (left) says John Wertjes gave him the push he needed.