Madeleine Baran Feature Archive

Two independent consultants hired to review the St. Paul Police crime lab found major errors in almost every area of the lab's work, including the fingerprint and crime scene evidence processing that has continued after the lab's drug testing was stopped in July. (02/14/2013)
The St. Paul City Council released more than a million dollars in funding to fix the troubled St. Paul police crime lab. The lab will not resume drug testing, work which will be outsourced, but instead will focus on fingerprints, crime scene processing, video analysis and reconstructing crash scenes. (02/07/2013)
The troubled St. Paul police crime lab has decided to permanently close its drug testing unit. (02/06/2013)
DFL legislators in St. Paul presented several bills aimed at curbing gun violence at a hearing on Tuesday, and were met by a room filled with gun rights advocates. (02/06/2013)
The Golden Gophers women's hockey goaltender Noora Raty will have the most wins of all time -- if her team beats their arch rival, the UMD Bulldogs, Friday night in Minneapolis. (01/31/2013)
Verso Paper Corp. plans to sell the closed Sartell paper mill to AIM Development (USA) LLC, according to a company statement released Tuesday. (01/29/2013)
St. Paul police may decide to pay the state to conduct all drug analysis rather than resume testing at the troubled St. Paul police crime lab. (01/28/2013)
Gov. Mark Dayton wants counties to pay millions of dollars more to help fund mental health treatment for patients at the Minnesota Security Hospital and the Anoka Metro Regional Treatment Center. (01/25/2013)
A group of sheriffs and court officials is calling for changes to the state's mental health and criminal justice systems that they say will help reduce gun violence. (01/23/2013)
As the cold snap continues, advocates for the homeless say they are worried about the safety of people living without shelter in Greater Minnesota. (01/22/2013)
Public defenders have launched a huge effort to review and potentially challenge thousands of drug convictions that relied on evidence from the troubled St. Paul police crime lab. (01/18/2013)
Four students at Washburn High School are facing scrutiny for hanging a dark-skinned baby doll by its neck with a piece of string, according to a statement released Thursday by the school district. (01/17/2013)
Nearly 700 pages of internal St. Paul Police Department emails offer more evidence that top officials knew about problems with the crime lab's drug testing unit months before it was shut down. (01/17/2013)
President Barack Obama intends to nominate B. Todd Jones, Minnesota's U.S. Attorney, as director of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. (01/16/2013)
The city of St. Paul is looking for a new manager to run the troubled St. Paul police crime lab. (01/14/2013)