Tom Robertson Feature Archive

A northern Minnesota lawmaker wants legislative leaders to consider help for tornado damage during next week's legislative special session. (10/06/2010)
Minnesota is on track to see the lowest number of traffic deaths since the 1940s and many credit stronger seat belt laws and crackdowns on impaired driving. (09/23/2010)
An estimated 100 wolves live on the Red Lake Indian Reservation near Bemidji and tribal leaders want to protect them. So they've adopted a plan to manage the wolves and their habitat on the reservation. (09/22/2010)
A growing number of hospitals are taking unusual steps to cut their losses and still provide care for the poorest of the poor. (09/15/2010)
Students in Wadena, Minn., were back in school today for the first time since a tornado destroyed the town's high school back in June. They're now splitting their time between an elementary school and classroom space offered by the local community and technical college. (09/07/2010)
Minnesota fell 10 spots and now ranks 25th in the nation in state highway performance, according to a report from the Reason Foundation. (09/03/2010)
A new University of Minnesota study shows that drivers are more prone to risk-taking on rural highways, even though that's where most fatal accidents occur. (09/03/2010)
Plagued by poor student performance and still reeling from a 2005 school shooting, the Red Lake School District was stung last spring when two of its schools ranked among the state's lowest performers. But the district is working on improvements, with a turnaround plan that has teachers working with parents to create tailored learning plans for all students. (08/26/2010)
A group of Leech Lake tribal members is protesting a proposed 230 kilovolt power transmission line that will run from Bemidji to Grand Rapids. (08/23/2010)
Aaron White Sr. has yet to be charged for breaking a state law during a fishing protest in May, and some tribal members suspect the political nature of the issue is keeping it on hold. (08/19/2010)
A new state health department program is introducing farmers markets to Minnesota's Ojibwe Indian Reservations. The goal is to provide better access to fresh fruits and vegetables. It's a way to tackle some of the big health challenges in Indian communities, including high rates of diabetes and obesity. (08/12/2010)
The Minnesota DNR wants to stock muskie in five additional lakes in the state. (08/12/2010)
Red Lake officials have partnered with the American Indian Economic Development Fund, a St. Paul-based organization that provides loans and training for start-up businesses in Indian Country. (08/11/2010)
One of the six American aid workers killed in Afghanistan last week had ties to Minnesota. (08/10/2010)
Minnesota's only openly gay Republican legislator faces a tough challenge from his own party in Tuesday's primary. State Sen. Paul Koering of Fort Ripley didn't get his party's endorsement last spring. He's being challenged by former GOP state Rep. Paul Gazelka of Brainerd. (08/05/2010)