Chris Serres, Star Tribune

Chris Serres

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Minneapolis, MN, United States

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Past articles by Chris:

Minnesota senior homes are besieged by staff stealing pain medications

More than 11,300 medications have been stolen from residents in the past eight years, study reveals → Read More

Minnesota agrees to improve access to housing for people with disabilities

A lawsuit settlement could end the isolation of hundreds of Minnesotans in group homes. → Read More

Death of Minneapolis toddler ruled a homicide

An autopsy found the boy suffered "multiple blunt force injuries." → Read More

Minneapolis police continue search for missing 10-year-old girl

The girl is described as having black hair and brown eyes, and was last seen wearing a white t-shirt and blue shorts. → Read More

What you need to know about the new 988 crisis support hotline

The new, easy-to-remember number launches Saturday. → Read More

Dial 988: New mental health crisis hotline launches Saturday

The new hotline is expected to send crisis call volumes soaring, prompting some to ask if Minnesota is ready. → Read More

State enforcement action against disability service provider could affect hundreds

Bridges MN has been sanctioned more than 50 times for a wide range of health and safety violations. → Read More

Minnesota's child welfare policies vary widely across state, report finds

The number of children removed from families has dropped sharply in recent years, a report from the legislative auditor has found. → Read More

Minn.'s juvenile justice system failing youth, families, victims

A Star Tribune examination of hundreds of juvenile court records finds that the system is failing to effectively intervene in the lives of Minnesota’s most troubled youth, often despite anguished pleas from parents. → Read More

Man shot during confrontation with carjackers in south Minneapolis

Follow the StarTribune for the news, photos and videos from the Twin Cities and beyond. → Read More

Leon 'Lee' Cook, a 'true man of the people' and lifelong advocate for tribal rights, dies at 82

He died Oct. 13 at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center in Bemidji of a breakthrough COVID-19 infection. → Read More

Minnesota disability agency to boycott State Fair over lack of mask and vaccine mandates

The Minnesota Council on Disability says its safety concerns have been ignored. → Read More

Minnesota to phase out unequal pay jobs for people with disabilities

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

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

Ehrman-Solberg excelled at digital mapmaking. → Read More

Many Minnesota nursing home workers still refusing COVID-19 shots

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

Legislative Auditor finds shoddy oversight of grants at Minesota Department of Human Services

Report issued Monday cites mismanagement, legal violations in grants awarded by Behavioral Health Division from 2017 to 2020. → Read More

Despite hurdles, Minnesota DHS chief continues push to clean up agency's financial mess

Auditor report Monday is expected to reveal new oversight failures. → Read More

Minnesota extends lifeline to foster youth hard hit by COVID-19 pandemic

Many older foster youth have struggled to find stable work and housing. → Read More

Minnesota agencies launch efforts to vaccinate homebound seniors

Home care nurses are going door-to-door to deliver vaccines to homebound seniors. → Read More

'We saved lives': How isolating Minnesota's homeless kept them safe from COVID-19

Statewide effort to house homeless likely saved lives and also brought stability. → Read More