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.


Hunger strike takes toll on detainees at Minn. sex offender treatment center

Three detainees have been hospitalized since the strike began a week ago.


Minnesota to phase out unequal pay jobs for people with disabilities

Move could affect 8,000 employees in Minnesota's sheltered workshops.


Kevin Ehrman-Solberg, social justice activist and co-founder of Mapping Prejudice Project, dies at 33

Ehrman-Solberg excelled at digital mapmaking.


Four drown, 2-year-old hurt in Minnesota lakes, rivers over weekend

On Sunday evening, a 9-year-old was reported missing at Carver Lake Park Beach in Woodbury. A police officer dove into the lake and found the child, who was later pronounced dead.


Janice L. Lindstrom, champion for American Indian legal rights and family preservation, dies at 75

Lindstrom helped tribes and counties across the nation to develop programs to ensure that federal law was followed and Indian children were not forcibly removed.


Minnesota kids languish in ERs while waiting for psych beds

Parents of children as young as 7 or 8 describe agonizing waits in emergency departments that are not equipped to treat people with serious mental illness and where prolonged stays can be traumatic.


Many Minnesota nursing home workers still refuse vaccines

Facilities are ramping up efforts to persuade workers to embrace the vaccines.


State bets big on fairgrounds in push to inoculate hardest-hit

Thousands of Twin Cities residents are benefiting from a highly coordinated campaign to expand COVID-19 vaccinations to minority communities hardest hit by the pandemic. At the center of the initiative is the State Fairgrounds.


'You can feel the joy': One nurse's race to vaccinate as many Minnesotans as she can

"It's like we're all on the Titanic and trying to get everyone we can on the lifeboats as fast as we possibly can," said Chris Runyon, who works for Hennepin Healthcare.


Psychologist at Minnesota sex offender program charged with sexually assaulting two clients

Minn. Sex Offender Program psychologist assaulted two male clients, charges say.