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Dangerous use of restraints persists at homes for disabled

startribune.com — Minnesotans with disabilities continue to face harsh disciplinary techniques, including life-threatening prone restraints and seclusion, despite promises to end such practices in state-regulated facilities. At a group home in Crystal, for example, a 33-year-old disabled woman was strapped to a restraint chair for up to nine hours a day without food or bathroom breaks, a practice that lasted for months.

Greg LeMond moves forward after '12 years of hell'

startribune.com — It was a Tuesday morning at the Medina home of Greg and Kathy LeMond, and the subject was logistics. A French TV crew would arrive in two days to film "LeMond of Cycling," the monthly documentary that airs in 56 counties, though not the United States.
Oct 25, 2014

Good story: The return of @GregLeMond, the only American ever to have won the Tour de France. strib.mn/1t2Sx1n (he lives in MN now)

Schools name homecoming royalty with special needs

startribune.com — When Rosemount senior Erich Hoffmann was selected by his classmates as homecoming king, it was the realization of a dream. "I've been waiting for this ever since I was a student at Scott Highlands [Middle School]," he said. "I just couldn't believe it. It was exciting for me because everyone just helped me out."
Oct 25, 2014

Shoutout to Rosemount, Blaine,Annandale HS-all voted special needs kids 2 homecoming court- we are all proud of you! startribune.com/local/south/28…

Mike Reilly honored off ice, impressive on it as Gophers sweep Bemidji State

startribune.com — The moment passed without little acknowledgement from Mike Reilly, who was more interested in finishing off the sweep of Bemidji State. A pair of assists and impressive defensive moves from the junior defenseman helped secure a 5-3 victory over the Beavers on Saturday night at Mariucci Arena.

Wild all over Tampa Bay in blowout victory

startribune.com — On blaze orange hunting hat night, the Wild's aim was precise and deadly. At one point in the second period of Saturday's 7-2 shellacking of the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Wild had six goals on 12 shots.

Reusse: Bethel has the answer, and the plays, to handle adversity

startribune.com — Recent seasons of Bethel football have included this mystery: Who will be the featured running back for coach Steve Johnson on this afternoon? St. Thomas was the visitor to Royal Stadium on Saturday and it turned out that Marshall Klitzke, a fierce junior from Annandale and Providence Academy, was going to get the largest share of carries in what became Bethel's 35-24 victory.

Hartman: Gophers lose good vibes with loss to Illini

startribune.com — Saturday’s 28-24 loss at Illinois will turn out to be costly to the Gophers when it comes to their small chances of winning the Big Ten West Division, or being selected to a prestigious bowl game, with an upcoming schedule that includes games against Ohio State, Nebraska and Wisconsin, all games where they will be underdogs
Oct 25, 2014

Hartman: Gophers lose good vibes with loss to Illini strib.mn/1w6wA3L

In nearly two years, Harteau spent 66 days away

startribune.com — Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau has attended at least 22 out-of-state conferences and meetings while on city time in the less than two years she has held the job. That's roughly twice the rate of travel claimed by her predecessor.
Oct 25, 2014

RT @StarTribune: In nearly two years as Minneapolis police chief, Janeé Harteau has spent 66 days away from the city. strib.mn/1tUkfkl

Review: 'The Chain,' by Ted Genoways

startribune.com — When Upton Sinclair wrote "The Jungle" in 1906, he hoped that the horrific conditions he described at Chicago slaughterhouses would shock the nation into helping the "workingmen of America," the people to whom his book was dedicated. Instead, the nation was more appalled by stories of dead rats being shoveled into sausage-grinding machines than worker exploitation.
Oct 25, 2014

RT @TedGenoways: Thrilled by this review of THE CHAIN by @chrisserres in the @StarTribune: "A disturbing exposé"! startribune.com/entertainment/…

From the Locker Room: Wolves ready for season

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Oct 25, 2014

Sorry, this got lost in the ether but better late than... Locker-room video from St. Louis & Bulls' win strib.mn/1rB0nwj

Shots fired on Metro Transit bus in north Minneapolis

startribune.com — An verbal altercation between two adult males turned violent on a Metro Transit bus in north Minneapolis late Saturday morning, police said. A man was shot by an unknown suspect who fled the scene near 17th Avenue and Penn Avenue N., said Metro Transit officials.
Oct 25, 2014

RT @StarTribune: Update: An argment between two men led to gunshots on Metro Transit bus this morning. Suspect is being sought. strib.mn/1w4VbpJ

Halftime analysis: Illinois leads the Gophers 14-3

Oct 25, 2014

Halftime analysis blog: Illinois has stymied David Cobb and leads the #Gophers 14-3: strib.mn/1t2BA76

Local widow of Ebola victim still waiting for survivor's benefits

startribune.com — A transatlantic bureaucratic holdup has delayed Social Security survivor benefits for a Coon Rapids woman who lost her husband to Ebola. Decontee Sawyer's husband, Patrick, a Liberian government official, died during a July trip to Nigeria.
Oct 25, 2014

RT @StarTribune: Coon Rapids widow whose husband died of Ebola still waiting to collect survivor's benefits strib.mn/1tSdRKk

Fire at Wild's offseason retreat almost turned tragic

startribune.com — Chuck Fletcher doesn't know why he woke up. "Fortunately, I wake up a lot these days as I get older," the Wild general manager said. That turn of fortune helped prevent a tragedy of unthinkable proportion in the early morning hours of Sunday, Aug. 24.
Oct 25, 2014

ICYMI: #mnwild having 2 all-volunteer fire depts. at tonight's game vs. #tblightning as a thank you. Here's my story: startribune.com/sports/wild/28…

Oct 25, 2014

RT @CraigMinervini: @Russostrib: Great job by my friend Russo again on frmr #Panthers exec's heroic 'wakeup', #mnwild His STORY>>>> http://…

Oct 25, 2014

Thankfully Chuck Fletcher woke up, but terrifying fire at #mnwild retreat could have been tragic. My STORY>>>> strib.mn/1tSg8p8

Oct 24, 2014

RT @StribSports: Must-read from @Russostrib: Offseason retreat for Wild staff at owner's summer home almost turned tragic due to fire strib.mn/1tSg8p8

Oct 24, 2014

RT @StribSports: Must-read from @Russostrib: Offseason retreat for Wild staff at owner's summer home almost turned tragic due to fire strib.mn/1tSg8p8

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