Recent content from MaryJo Webster
New plans in mix as more than 300,000 Minnesota seniors seek new coverage.
Inadequate training for police who investigate sexual assaults, along with poor staffing and high turnover, plagues many police departments across the state – resulting in fewer charges against suspected offenders.
A Star Tribune analysis of standardized math and reading test scores can determine whether schools are doing better than their demographics would suggest. Look up whether your school made the cut.
New accountability system is designed to give better picture of overall performances.
A Star Tribune analysis reveals that Twin Cities STEM teachers make less than many other kinds of teachers.
POST Board will prepare officer training standards and a model policy for sex assault investigations.
Police are less likely to interview witnesses, assign cases to a detective or forward them to a prosecutor if the victim was drinking, according to a Star Tribune analysis. When cases involving alcohol do reach prosecutors, suspects are much less likely to be charged with a crime or convicted.
Minneapolis mayor was responding to a report showing chronic failings in sex assault investigations in Minnesota.
A Star Tribune examination of more than 1,000 recent sexual assault cases shows pervasive failings by law enforcement — neglecting to interview witnesses, collect crucial evidence, or conduct criminal background checks on suspects. Many cases were never even assigned to an investigator.
More owners of affordable homes rent them out rather than offer them for sale.