Prisoners are punished with long periods of isolation, often for minor offenses, that can cause lasting mental health problems. Other states are moving to limit the practice.
The program has quietly become a powerful tool to control waste in the multibillion-dollar Medical Assistance program while improving patient care -- and saving taxpayers at least $7 million a year in unnecessary medical costs.
One thing you can count on during inauguration season in Washington: People of all stripes will find a reason to show up — whether it's to celebrate or commiserate.
Thousands of veterans join those already opposing oil pipeline; law enforcement hopes protest remains peaceful.
Two others hit by the wrong-way motorist also are in critical condition Sunday. A third, a 2-year-old boy, is also hospitalized.
All parts of the metro experienced crashes and spinouts. Sharp temperature drop on the way.
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At one point, after a crowd gathered by the side of the road, tensions rose and 911 was called.
You can't say Chuck Turchick didn't warn them.
The DFL insiders came for the free lunch at U.S. Bank Stadium and ended up buying the timeshare.