Madeleine Baran Feature Archive

Apparently, reporters around town have been acting like -- get this -- journalists. And the police department isn't too pleased. (11/20/2012)
Police have released the names of a woman and her two grandchildren killed in a fiery crash between a car and a school bus in Inver Grove Heights. (11/19/2012)
At least three people died Friday in a fiery head-on collision between a school bus and a car in Inver Grove Heights, police said. (11/16/2012)
Minneapolis police have given the all clear after they responded to a report of shots fired inside a downtown office building. (11/16/2012)
Prosecutors charged a promoter of the Lumberjack Days festival in Stillwater with 10 criminal counts alleging he transferred more than money into personal bank accounts instead of paying festival contractors. (11/09/2012)
In an emotional and historic contest, Minnesota voters defeated the constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage on Tuesday, striking a blow to same-sex marriage opponents who had succeeded in passing ballot measures in 30 other states. (11/07/2012)
Rep. Michele Bachmann eked out a victory over DFL challenger Jim Graves. Meanwhile, six other incumbents won easily. Reps. Keith Ellison, Erik Paulsen, Betty McCollum, Tim Walz, Collin Peterson and John Kline all won re-election. (11/07/2012)
A Dakota County hearing that exposed problems with drug testing at the St. Paul Police crime lab concluded testimony today. (10/23/2012)
The case is one of more than a hundred in which evidence was sent to the state-run Bureau of Criminal Apprehension lab for retesting after the St. Paul crime lab suspended drug testing in July amid allegations of shoddy science. (10/22/2012)
A trove of some 14,500 pages from the Boy Scouts' so-called "perversion files" have been made public, and the files show that on numerous occasions local officials helped cover up abuse allegations. (10/18/2012)
The path through grief after much of his family died in a plane crash has been difficult, but in recent years, David Wellstone has re-entered public life. (10/17/2012)
A Shattuck-St. Mary's dorm director who killed himself in 2008 had sexual contact for two years with a female foreign student while he and his wife were having marital problems, according to public safety documents. (10/12/2012)
Organizers of the Anoka Halloween Parade denied the request of a gay youth group to walk in the parade, claiming that the maximum number of "walking units" had been reached, but records show organizers did not submit a request for a parade license until today. (10/10/2012)
Two nursing home employees were fired after an investigation found they neglected a patient and lied about a fall that caused the patient's death. (10/09/2012)
Organizers of an annual Halloween parade in Anoka denied a request from a gay youth group to walk in this year's parade. (10/09/2012)