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John Reinan

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Minneapolis, MN, United States

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Past articles by John:

Minnesota sees historic drop in child poverty

Child poverty has dropped by historic proportions in Minnesota and across the nation over the past 30 years, newly released U.S. Census numbers show. It's a trend that some state social service leaders credit to welfare work requirements and a strong social safety net of programs they caution need to be saved for the future. In Minnesota, 4.6% of children lived in poverty in 2020, compared with… → Read More

Austin celebration to rekindle fond memories of bygone teen club

The Tower was a hot spot for southern Minnesota teens in the '50s and '60s. → Read More

Huge liquor tab: Excessive drinking costs Minnesota $8 billion a year

Study by Health Department researchers tallied the costs of problem drinking in the state. → Read More

Aitkin County jury finds for pharmacist who declined to fill birth control prescription

The Aitkin County jury awarded $25,000 for emotional harm to the woman who was denied a morning-after pill. → Read More

'I was asking to be excused,' Minnesota pharmacist testifies in contraception trial

George Badeaux said he tried to walk the line between his religious beliefs and his medical duties. → Read More

A returning son creates an artful amenity for his Minnesota hometown

Art in Motion attracts Stearns County locals as well as cyclists on the Lake Wobegon Trail. → Read More

Minnesota appeals court upholds $1.5 million award for care of miniature ponies

A Sherburn, Minn., veterinarian cared for more than 70 ponies after authorities removed them from a breeder's farm. → Read More

Venting on Facebook costs angry Minnesota beekeeper $370,000

A judge ruled that his posts libeled a couple who sold him bees that later died. → Read More

Lake Minnetonka wakesurfing stirs controversy and debate over proposed restrictions

Opponents call for banning wakesurfing within 700 feet of shore while advocates say more education is the answer. → Read More

Minnesota senior bakers are building a community 20,000 cookies at a time

In Eagle Bend, Minn., senior volunteers bake good cookies that do good. → Read More

Shooting victim: 'My God — are we going to die here?'

Victims of Buffalo, Minn., shooting attack testify as alleged killer hides his face. → Read More

Jury selection in Buffalo clinic attack is painstaking, time-consuming and fascinating

Judge, attorneys are spending up to an hour quizzing each prospective juror, one at a time. → Read More

Teen accused of killing Wisconsin girl had a chaotic start in life

Custody battle, father's prison time colored the 14-year-old's experiences. → Read More

Rochester neighbors want woman to tear down her half-built dream home

A divorce halted construction on a couple's dream home. Neighbors call it a dangerous eyesore and want it torn down. → Read More

Suspected Duluth killer confessed to killing family in social media post

He posted a confession and apology before allegedly taking 5 lives, including his own. → Read More

5 people found dead in Duluth home after police asked to make check

Police found the bodies after a welfare check call and said the victims were related. Duluth Police Chief Mike Tusken called the scene an "unimaginable tragedy." → Read More

Man dies in Hugo house fire

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

Bloomington man struck by vehicle, dies

According to police, witnesses said the victim was pulling a trailer and got out of his vehicle to retrieve some items that had fallen before he was hit. → Read More

Tears, anger at latest township meeting over Kanabec County road

Hillman Township board says it will not drop its appeal despite passing a resolution to do so. → Read More

Minnesotans with Ukrainian ties watch Russian invasion with horror

Many are in regular contact with relatives and loved ones in Ukraine, and they feel keenly the pain of what's happening in the country. → Read More