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Minnesota surveillance camera ruling a victory for nursing home residents

Mary Ann Papp, 75, said she was harassed by staff at Neilson Place, a nursing home in Bemidji, after her family installed a surveillance camera to monitor her care. Lisa Papp-Richards, her daughter, said she decided to install the camera after her mother developed unexplainable sores and complained of maltreatment. May Ann Papp, front, was seen in the nursing home with her daughter Lisa Papp- Richards Tuesday, March 21, 2017, in Bemidji, MN.] DAVID JOLES ï david.joles@startribune.com A Bemidji nursing home that repeatedly pressured a 74-year-old woman, and double amputee, to remove a surveillance camera from her private room was found responsible for emotional abuse by state health authorities. The decision by the state Department of Health is considered the first of its kind to affirm the right of Minnesota residents to put hidden cameras in their rooms without harassment. Mary Ann Papp installed the video camera in her room because she became concerned that the nursing home staff was not providing adequate treatment for her amputed legs. However, once the camera was installed, nursing home staff persistently pressured the elderly woman to remove the camera, and even removed the device at one point, causing her mental anguish, the state found.**Mary Ann Papp,Lisa Papp- Richards ,cq

Resident of a Bemidji nursing home wanted to document poor care.

Getting serious about a playground: St. Paul family seeks to turn sorrow into joy

Willa Congiu, 4, was delighted with the ice cream cone and pink lips from artist Monica Milley at the Vivienne’s Joy Foundation gathering on Tuesday.

A daughter's unexplained death becomes a catalyst for a playground.

Maplewood priest cleared of sexual misconduct is dismissed from church

Mark Huberty was tried before jurors in 2014 on one count each of fourth and fifth-degree criminal sexual conduct for allegedly starting a sexual relationship with a married woman he had been counseling.

Minneapolis parks named tops in the nation, and St. Paul comes in second

It's Minneapolis' fifth year at No. 1 in the Trust for Public Land ranking of the 100 large city park systems.

Repeat offender reaches plea deal in Mpls. torture rape, avoids life without parole

However, the 37-year-old defendant could go from prison into confinement into the state's sex offender treatment program.

Mayor Betsy Hodges: Minneapolis is strong but under transformation

Minneapolis is tackling challenges like growth, gun violence, affordability, mayor said in State of the City address.

$4.1 trillion Trump budget plan would reshape aid to Minnesota

The proposal also excludes further federal funding for the $1.9 billion Southwest Light Rail Transit project. Its first hearing is Wednesday before the House Budget Committee, which includes U.S. Rep. Jason Lewis, R-Minn.


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Evening tunnel work will bring delays for Blue Line riders
The Drive

Northbound Blue Line riders can expect trips to take a bit longer on several nights this spring and summer.

May 2, 1954: The Draw Me girl
Yesterday's News

Art Instruction Inc., once located just around the corner from the old Star and Tribune building on the edge of downtown Minneapolis, offered drawing courses by mail for more than a century. Here the Minneapolis Tribune profiles the commercial art school that trained the likes of Charles M. Schulz ("Peanuts") and Carlos de la Vega (who?).


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Eagan teacher collapses, dies during rugged North Shore race

'Extreme alcohol consumption' at Carleton tied to initiation; 13 suspended
Popular Cars and Coffee event moves from Chanhassen to Shakopee
Fugitive wanted in Faribault assault arrested at a Missouri liquor tasting

After shopping in the Otsego Super Target Wednesday afternoon, Geralynn Rhoades of Princeton stepped into the liquor store to pick up some champagne to celebrate the new year.

Target asks Minnetonka to delay vote on liquor store, mulls existing one

Hennepin County Board approves Diversion Solutions to run its diversion program
With rent spike, longtime tenants forced to face cost of living in Edina
Delano students describe bullying and harassment as they support diversity signs

2-story school planned in Blaine near National Sports Center

Hennepin County Board approves Diversion Solutions to run its diversion program
North/East news briefs: Lino Lakes council member apologizes to Emmer for Facebook comment
North/East metro police blotter, May 21

Boaters on the St. Croix near Hudson, Wis., last summer.

Just in time for big boating weekend, 'no-wake' restriction announced for St. Croix River

Maplewood priest cleared of sexual misconduct is dismissed from church
State drastically tightens limits on 3M chemicals in groundwater
Stillwater theater group to buy old Minn. Zephyr depot as part of $6.5M project

Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges gave her State of the City address at Masjid an-Nur mosque in north Minneapolis.

Mayor Betsy Hodges: Minneapolis is strong but under transformation

Minneapolis parks named tops in the nation, and St. Paul comes in second
Developer pitches turning Century Plaza on the edge of downtown Minneapolis into new offices
Hennepin County Board approves Diversion Solutions to run its diversion program

Willa Congiu, 4, was delighted with the ice cream cone and pink lips from artist Monica Milley at the Vivienne’s Joy Foundation gathering on Tuesday.

Getting serious about a playground: St. Paul family seeks to turn sorrow into joy

Minneapolis parks named tops in the nation, and St. Paul comes in second
St. Paul-based Summit Brewing to stop distribution in 6 states
State budget deal could end measure that would block local workplace rules

Just in time for big boating weekend, 'no-wake' restriction announced for St. Croix River

The Washington County Sheriff's Office said the river's anticipated cresting above 683 feet by Wednesday.


St. Paul-based Summit Brewing to stop distribution in 6 states

The state's second-largest brewery said it wants to focus on its core market in the Upper Midwest.


State drastically tightens limits on 3M chemicals in groundwater

New limits, half the level set last year by the E.P.A., mainly affect east metro and Bemidji drinking water.


Patrol looking for man who shot at another driver on I-35E in St. Paul

The shooting occurred about 2 a.m. near University Avenue


Psychologist Marvin Ack, who dies at 93, gave wisdom to parents, voice to troubled kids

A pioneer in children's health care, he had received training in Freud's method of psychoanalysis — even working with Freud's daughter, Anna.


Vulnerable teen missing since Saturday has been found safe

The 15-year-old girl was last seen Saturday at a St. Paul women's shelter.


Minnesota mother's lawsuit against child's gender transition is dismissed

A federal judge in St. Paul rejected the argument that her parental rights were violated.


Roseau man dies in collision with semitrailer truck

Jack Dahl, 42, of Roseau, Minn., was driving east on Hwy. 11 when his Dodge Caravan veered into the westbound lane and struck a semi.


Pohlad Family Foundation to give $1 million in emergency grants to nonprofits hit hard by United Way shortfall

Several nonprofits funded by the United Way were told they would be cut.


Hennepin County Board approves Diversion Solutions to run its diversion program

Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said his office will closely watch the company.