Reporter | Social Services

Chris Serres is a staff writer for the Star Tribune who covers 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.

Barnett 'Bud' Rosenfield, fierce voice for Minnesotans with disabilities, dies at 57

As an attorney, he won landmark legal advances for people with disabilities.

St. Paul fire captain and union leader Chris Parsons dies at 48

His cause of death listed as cardiac arrest.

Wrong-way driver on I-94 dies in crash with FedEx truck

Another driver was rushed to the hospital after both vehicles burst into flames.

'It was now or never.' After brain injury, Minneapolis woman, 87, wins struggle for bus safety

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The 13-bed treatment center will help people transition back to everyday life after a mental health crisis.

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'Tough love' out, unconditional support in for Minnesotans struggling with addiction

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Minnesota woman with disabilities returns home after legal saga

Cindy Hagen's case had galvanized disability rights advocates.

Tears, hugs and fresh air: Minnesota woman with disabilities returns home after legal saga

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