A state official tells lawmakers that metal handcuffs and seclusion are being phased out at the state hospital. The hospital was fined last year for maltreatment of patients.
Omicron fading in Minnesota? Wastewater detection provides hope
Wastewater samples can help predict a rise or fall in COVID-19 cases.
COVID: Minneapolis, St. Paul vaccine-or-test rule for dining now in effect
Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test are required.
Man crawls to safety before train hits his stuck wheelchair
The incident happened Tuesday on Highway 169.
Sizing up Vikings coaching candidates we know about so far
A closer look at some of the head coaching candidates interviewed by the Vikings
St. Paul: Man called police to report he killed his wife
Police are also investigating a separate fatal shooting in the Frogtown neighborhood.
Timberwolves survive Knicks' second-half barrage to get back to .500
Karl-Anthony Towns' lay-in helped Minnesota get a win in The Garden.
No travel advised: High winds, whiteout conditions in NW MN
Zero visibility in parts of greater Minnesota Tuesday night.
Update: Holy Angels evacuated over bomb threat, school says
Someone left a voicemail early Tuesday suggesting there was an explosive device.
Convicted stalker charged with harassment of another DJ at The Current
He pleaded guilty to similar charges involving the DJ's colleague back in 2015.
Gophers fall below roster minimum, postpone Penn State game
It is "due to internal COVID-19 protocols within the Golden Gopher program."
Psychiatrists flee state hospital in St. Peter
The hospital that treats Minnesota's most dangerous mental patients is nearly devoid of experienced psychiatric staff. Half a dozen psychiatrists have quit recently -- apparently in response to the combative style of the hospital's new administrator. The state will investigate allegations of a hostile work environment.
State has private firm investigating problems at Security Hospital in St. Peter
Employees say problems at the hospital that treats dangerous mental patients have gotten worse under an administrator who started six months ago. They describe a tense and chaotic work environment that's led several psychiatrists to quit. A state official says the hospital is close to losing its license.
Dayton calls for improvements at state hospital in St. Peter
Gov. Mark Dayton toured the hospital that treats some of the state's most dangerous mental patients. He reiterated his call for $40 million in improvements to the facility. He did not discuss claims that the administrator's combative style triggered an exodus of psychiatrists.
Feds probe theft of patient info from Fairview, North Memorial hospitals
Fines or other penalties are possible at the two Twin Cities hospitals. They're on a growing list of institutions that have have had patient records on laptop computers stolen. Experts say hospitals trying to use patient data to cut costs are sharing the information with more consultants -- raising the chances of theft or loss.
Embattled head of St. Peter state hospital forced out
The Department of Human Services asked David Proffitt to step down Tuesday morning. He was hired for the job in St. Peter just seven months ago. In December, the state agency began an investigation following accusations he created a hostile work environment. Proffitt will help with the transition to new leadership.
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