Reporter | Social issues

Marissa Evans writes about social issues for the Star Tribune.


Gov. Walz announces halt to eviction proceedings amid coronavirus

The governor said in a news conference call from self-imposed quarantine that landlords and financial institutions cannot start eviction proceedings during the state's peacetime emergency for the virus.


Two men shot, wounded at Oakdale's Hilton Garden Inn

Two people involved in the shooting have been arrested.


Courts suspend some housing actions amid coronavirus concerns

Housing actions can bring dozens of people through a court house, making it a potential place for the virus to spread.


Minnesota eviction numbers see dramatic decline in past decade

The number statewide has dropped 33% since the foreclosure crisis.


Minneapolis council member's call to slow repairs on scattered-site housing defeated

Residents' advocacy group had raised concerns about the effect of renovations.


Do you struggle with debt collection from a Minnesota hospital? Tell us about it.

It's the call no one wants to get after a hospital visit: the collection agency. The soaring cost of health care means millions of Americans…


Abdi Warsame chosen to lead Minneapolis public housing agency

The Minneapolis City Council member received unanimous approval Wednesday to lead the agency.


Minneapolis elected officials urge delay in renovation plan for 640 houses

Council member, state senators want assurances no families will be displaced by the "scattered site" work.


New Minnesota rule locks in rents for some low-income tenants

The one-year lock, which applies to units getting a federal housing credit, aims to stabilize rents for low-income residents.


Minneapolis City Council passes tenant relocation assistance ordinance

Minneapolis landlords who have license revoked will have to pay for tenants' move