In its editorial, the St. Cloud Times is stating what shouldn’t have to be stated: the obvious. It’s not a time to turn on each other in the wake of the weekend stabbing attack at a mall in St. Cloud. Read more →
Acknowledging that authorities had little choice but to take the report of gunfire seriously, we are nonetheless forced to accept that we’ve entered a new era of fear in America when bubblewrap causes the lockdown of schools. Read more →
The owner of Hillcrest Terrace sued then Star Tribune reporter Paul McEnroe following his April 2013 story that the facility left a man with developmental disabilities and mental illness ‘alone and sitting in filth.’ The story was based on a not-yet-released Minnesota Department of Health report that was leaked to McEnroe. Read more →
If you’re reading news tweets from the hearing for the killer of Jacob Wetterling this afternoon, you might get the sense that we’ve turned another corner in journalism with the removal of another filter. Read more →
In 2014, Mary Cocchiarella gave Donald Driggs $2,400 for the first-month’s rent and security deposit for an apartment in Spring Lake Park. But he told her he still had some work to do on the apartment and she wouldn’t be able to move in for another day. Another day — and many days after that — came and went and still she couldn’t move in.
Is she covered by a Minnesota law offering protections for ‘residential tenants’? Read more →