Madeleine Baran Feature Archive

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)
Prosecutors dismissed a drug charge against a St. Paul woman in the first case dropped because of disputed work by the St. Paul Police crime lab. (10/09/2012)
A police search of the home of Accent Signage Systems shooter Andrew Engeldinger found medications commonly prescribed for depression and insomnia, according to a Minneapolis Police Department report. (10/08/2012)
Two employees tried to call 911 in the middle of the deadly shooting at Accent Signage Systems in Minneapolis last week, but the calls did not reach anyone, according to a police report released Friday. (10/06/2012)
A Richfield police officer shot a man at a home on the 6600 block of Park Avenue South Friday morning while responding to a 911 call about a man with a knife. . (10/05/2012)
A memorial service was held Thursday afternoon for UPS driver Keith Basinski, one of the five victims killed by a former employee of Accent Signage Systems in Minneapolis last week. (10/04/2012)
Firefighters hope wintry weather will put an end to the lingering fires that raced across nearly 15 square miles in northwest Minnesota Tuesday. Dry conditions, high winds and warm temperatures fueled nine wildfires in the region Tuesday. Fire fighters extinguished most of the blazes but remain on alert for any flareups. (10/03/2012)
Fire crews are making progress battling several wildfires in northwest Minnesota tonight as the temperature drops and the wind slows down, fire officials said. (10/02/2012)