Madeleine Baran Feature Archive

State Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Tom Landwehr called on lawmakers Thursday to approve an increase to hunting and fishing licenses (04/19/2012)
The legal battle over the conviction of Alfonso Rodriguez Jr. for the fatal kidnapping of college student Dru Sjodin is unlikely to be resolved any time soon, recent court documents indicate. (04/18/2012)
A 59-year-old man died at the Minnesota Security Hospital on Sunday, the Minnesota Department of Human Services and the Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office confirmed Tuesday. (04/17/2012)
A new report claims U.S. Bank and Wells Fargo are preying on low-income customers by offering short-term loans with steep fees. (04/17/2012)
A proposal to move up Minnesota's walleye fishing opener by a week is expected to be voted down today in the state senate. (04/17/2012)
A concern about worker safety has prompted the Minnesota Occupational Safety and Health Administration to inspect the Minnesota Security Hospital, a state-run facility that provides psychiatric treatment for nearly 400 adults deemed mentally ill and dangerous. (04/13/2012)
State officials say the former head of the state's largest facility for people deemed mentally ill and dangerous is still receiving a state paycheck. (04/12/2012)
Kansas Highway Patrol investigators are still trying to determine what caused a motor home crash on April 1 that killed five members of a Minnesota family and injured 13 others. (04/11/2012)
The St. John's University board has chosen economics professor Michael Hemesath as its new president, marking the first time a non-clergy member has held the top position at the 155-year-old institution. (04/10/2012)
Here are some answers to questions about recreational vehicles under Minnesota law. (04/02/2012)
The Office of the Legislative Auditor has launched a review of the hiring policies of the Minnesota Department of Human Services after an MPR News report found lapses in the hiring of David Proffitt to head the state's largest facility for the mentally ill and dangerous. (04/02/2012)
If the Department of Human Services had conducted a more rigorous search, it could have uncovered a trail of employee complaints, licensing violations, questionable educational credentials, and an arrest for domestic violence. (03/30/2012)
A patient at the Minnesota Security Hospital, the state's largest facility for the mentally ill and dangerous, died yesterday, state officials confirmed Thursday. (03/29/2012)
David Proffitt, the controversial former administrator of the state's largest facility for the mentally ill and dangerous, agreed to resign yesterday after an investigation found he made comments that staff found inappropriate and threatening. (03/28/2012)
David Proffitt, the head of the state's largest hospital for the mentally ill and dangerous, has resigned at the request of the Minnesota Department of Human Services, the agency said Tuesday. (03/27/2012)