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.
Minneapolis teen charged in carjacking, chase that left 2 dead
Two 16-year-olds died when the SUV they crashed in was split in half.
Minnesota woman who pointed gun at officer sentenced to 10 years in prison
The sheriff's deputy shot the woman multiple times in the incident.
Ex-cop Kueng sentenced to 3½ years in prison in killing of George Floyd
Kueng pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter in October.
Effort to support flu-stricken boy who spent his birthday on ventilator
The 10-year-old has been on a ventilator after complications followed.
What's the latest on next week's major snowstorm system?
The storm is coming. It's just a matter of where the biggest snow totals occur.
School bus carrying 11 students in collision with pickup truck
No students were injured in the collision.
Twin Cities radio host Matt McNeil seriously injured in crash
A post on his social media account says he'll recover.
Marshalls in downtown Minneapolis to close its doors to shoppers
The company confirmed it will be open until mid-January.
Boys aged 12 and 14 arrested after fleeing police in stolen car
The two boys were charged with felony fleeing in a motor vehicle and receiving stolen property.
Heavy snow brings multiple crashes to southern Minnesota roads
The snowfall is expected to end sometime Friday morning.
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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