Chris Serres | Star Tribune
Reporter | Social Services

Serres writes about issues affecting society's most vulnerable populations, including the poor, elderly, mentally ill and people with cognitive and physical disabilities. He is married and has two children, Dominic, 12, and Emmanuelle, 10. He has been a newspaper reporter for 20 years.

Tenants ordered out of Mpls. apartment building when cracks appear after nearby excavation

Cracks appeared in the building this summer after the start of excavation for a new building nearby. Tenants were given less than 72 hours' notice Friday to vacate the building.

At Mpls. homeless camp, recovering addicts seek refuge amid the squalor

The easy access to drugs makes staying sober difficult.

Minnesota parents claim racial bias in child protection system as federal case begins

Parents, advocates claim racial bias in child protection system.

Trump proposal stokes anxiety among Minnesota immigrants

The rule, announced last weekend, would deny permanent residency to immigrants who have used public assistance in the past or are expected to do so in the future.

3rd death linked to homeless camp raises tensions over drug dealers

Natives Against Heroin razed tents thought to be used by heroin sellers at Mpls. site.

'Doing our best': Health care arrives at Mpls. homeless camp

With backpacks and stethoscopes, mobile medics have treated dozens of people at the camp.

Trial in 'house of horrors' case delayed as judge orders suspect to undergo mental evaluation

Jerry Lee Curry's lawyer has "doubts about his competency."

Twin Cities serial rapist cleared for release after 30 years

A decision by the Minnesota Supreme Court ends a prolonged legal battle over the future of one of the state's most violent sex offenders.

From addict to crusader: A new leader emerges in Minn. Indian community

James Cross has built an army of volunteers prepared to risk their lives to confront drug dealers.

Calls intensify for swift action on health risks at Mpls. homeless camp

A second death linked to homeless camp was drug-related, family says.