Chris Serres | Star Tribune
Reporter | Social Services

Chris Serres covers social services for the Star Tribune.

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.


Wisconsin neighbors help neighbors clear storm mess

Residents expressed overwhelming relief that no one came to harm.


Two Minn. DHS deputies return after Lourey, chief of staff resign

Claire Wilson and Charles Johnson rescinded their resignations.


Minnesota DHS head Lourey resigns abruptly in shake-up

State's Human Services head quits after 2 top deputies resigned.


Two top Minn. Dept. of Human Services officials leave posts

The abrupt departures of two veteran administrators set up an early test of the leadership of Commissioner Tony Lourey.


Daniel I. Moga, a former priest who preached pacifism, dies at 87

Moga and his wife, Moira, who died early this year, emerged as intellectual leaders of the local antiwar movement during the 1960s and beyond.


Landmark law aims to protect elders, but who writes rules?

Minnesota lawmakers have approved the broadest expansion of the state's oversight of the long-term care industry in generations.


Deal reached to protect Minn. seniors from abuse, neglect

A far-reaching agreement is widely expected to become law this session after two years of contentious deliberations, hearings and protests.


Charges could follow alleged abuse at a northern Minnesota senior home

Law enforcement agencies have launched multiple investigations on incidents at a Hill City facility.


Teen boys sexually abused at drug treatment center in Wright County, state says

Investigators determine a female staff member molested three youths.


Minnesota's new mental-health treatment model faces uncertain future

"One stop" services could expand in Minnesota – or lose their funding entirely.