Dave Hage | Star Tribune
Team leader | Health care, the environment, social issues

Dave Hage has written about labor, economics and medicine for more than 30 years at publications including the Star Tribune, the New York Times, the Nation and US News & World Report. As an editor or reporter, he has been a Pulitzer Prize winner once and a finalist twice.

Hage has written or co-written three books, including "No Retreat, No Surrender,'' a chronicle of American labor in the 1980s, and "Reforming Welfare by Rewarding Work,'' a book about poverty and welfare reform in the 1990s. He lives with his wife, Therese, in St. Paul, with grown children in New York, Minneapolis and Washington, D.C. He got his start in journalism as a jazz critic and eagerly awaits the next new Coltrane record.

Former adviser takes a fresh look at Jimmy Carter in new biography

NONFICTION: A tough-minded and clear biography concentrates on ex-president's stumbles as well as successes.

Review: 'Rising,' by Elizabeth Rush

NONFICTION: Elizabeth Rush brings a literary touch to a scientific tragedy with "dispatches" from across the U.S.

Minneapolis native's 'Ghost' is a gripping bio of a CIA spy hunter

NONFICTION: Minneapolis native recounts life of legendary chief of counterintelligence James Jesus Angleton.

A weekend in Amsterdam? Yes, please

Yes, you can spend a long weekend in this Dutch gem, with the help of direct flights and walking shoes. But it may leave you wanting more.

Can we save bison by eating them?

A small but growing number of bison producers — including billionaire-turned-philanthropist Ted Turner — want to preserve the great landscapes of the west by changing how America gets its protein.

Yellowstone's purebred bison arrive in NE Montana

The Yellowstone herd is highly prized because it is genetically pure and the animals are descended from the continent's original wild bison.

Norway on foot and fjord

A family travels to Norway with the ultimate tour guide: a Richfield man who was so struck by the country's beauty, he had to share it with others.

Budget squeeze hits public health

Minnesota has fallen to 43rd nationally in state funding for public health, according to a nonprofit advocacy group.

2 more deaths from H1N1 are reported in Minnesota

Health officials still urging public to get vaccinated.

Nearly 1 in 4 Minnesotans without health insurance in 2007-08

Nearly one in four Minnesotans went without health insurance for some period during 2007-2008, a national advocacy group said Tuesday, a sign that rising costs are putting medical coverage beyond the reach of more consumers and employers.