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Minnesota counties 'screen out' most child abuse reports

startribune.com — Minnesota's counties received nearly 68,000 reports of child abuse or neglect last year but closed most of those cases without investigation or assessment. A review of state and federal data by the Star Tribune shows that the number of child abuse reports being screened out without any protective action rose last year to the third-highest rate in the country.
An inconvenient truth? Minnesota counties 'screen out' most child abuse reports | Star Tribune zite.to/1jV7Q7J
“Most Minnesotans assume we have systems in place to help families and keep kids safe. We don’t.” startribune.com/local/25588825…

Wild returns to St. Paul reeling, down 2-0 to Colorado Avalanche

Minnesotans strong for Boston: Marathoners are back in the race

startribune.com — The world's most revered marathon will run Monday from the idyllic New England village of Hopkinton to the heart of downtown Boston, just as it does every April. This time, the spirit of the race also will run through Minnesota.
RT @StribSports: Special project by @rltimm - Minnesotans Strong for Boston: Marathoners are back in the race strib.mn/1nhV0DY

Wild caught flat-footed in loss to Avalanche

startribune.com — Speed kills, and arguably the fastest skater in the NHL is slaughtering the Wild's playoff hopes. One game after Colorado Avalanche star Nathan Mac-Kinnon assisted on three goals in a Game 1 victory, the Wild again had no answer for the teenager.


startribune.com — STAPLES, Minn. - Trains have traveled through this part of Minnesota for just under 150 years, and as the small town of Staples grew around their tracks, railroads were virtually the only source of jobs for decades.

Wild Minute: Wild looks to regroup after tough Game 1 loss

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Looking beyond Whistleblower after six years, 7,000 tips

startribune.com — Six years ago this month, Whistleblower launched online and in your Sunday paper as a way for readers to tell us what the Star Tribune should investigate. Oh, did you deliver. We received over 7,000 tips since then, ranging from overbilling by cellphone companies to contractor horror stories to conservators taking money from the vulnerable.

Woman says beau she met online stole her Yorkshire Terrier, flat-screen TV on their 1st date

startribune.com — DOVER, N.J. - No stolen hearts on this first date. Instead, a New Jersey woman says a man she met on a dating website stole her dog and her flat-screen TV. Dover police tell the Daily Record of Parsippany (http://dailyre.co/1f8Kwz4) that the pair went out for the first time Thursday night.
I had some bad first dates, but not this bad: Woman says man stole her dog, flat-screen TV on their first date. strib.mn/1izTrhq

Wild-Avs playoff notes: Roy stands by aggressive strategy

startribune.com — Zach Parise said he had never seen such a thing. Erik Johnson said he didn't realize it until a linesman told him. Same thing for Paul Stastny, who was told by teammate Ryan O'Reilly that Colorado Avalanche coach Patrick Roy pulled goalie Semyon Varlamov for an extra attacker with 3 minutes left in Thursday's Game 1.
RT @Russostrib: #mnwild and #avs notes: Patrick Roy stands by pull-goalie strategy; Haula on near empty-netter; Bryz struggling >>> http://…
#mnwild and #avs notes: Patrick Roy stands by pull-goalie strategy; Haula on near empty-netter; Bryz struggling >>> strib.mn/1jgbo13

Ohio couple who held hands at breakfast even after 70 years of marriage die 15 hours apart

startribune.com — NASHPORT, Ohio - A couple who held hands at breakfast every morning even after 70 years of marriage have died 15 hours apart. Helen Felumlee, of Nashport, died at 92 on April 12. Her husband, 91-year-old Kenneth Felumlee, died the next morning.
RT @StarTribune For 70 years, Ohio couple held hands at breakfast each morning. Last week, they died 15 hours apart strib.mn/1qZrhzb

Yelp filtered me out -- a legit customer

startribune.com — It's now clear that Yelp really does take down legitimate customer reviews - or at least it did once. The positive review of Lee S. of St. Paul on the Woodbury bakery Sugar Love has been "filtered" and it's no longer on the bakery's page on Yelp.
Nagging question for many: Does Yelp filter out legit customer reviews? It happened to the mighty @LeeASchafer. strib.mn/1jevGrM

Federal documents: GM delayed power steering recall despite thousands of consumer complaints

startribune.com — DETROIT - General Motors waited years to recall nearly 335,000 Saturn Ions for power steering failures despite getting thousands of consumer complaints and more than 30,000 warranty repair claims, according to government documents released Saturday.
Another day, another report revealing a GM recall being delayed despite thousands of consumer complaints. strib.mn/1jj2q3g

Wild aims to even up first-round series with Colorado

Nancy Brataas helped build the state GOP

startribune.com — Nancy Brataas, who died Thursday at 86, secured her place in state history when a 1975 special election in Rochester sent her to the state Senate. Only one other woman had served there, a widow who succeeded her husband in 1927 and left 40 years before Brataas arrived.
RT @amyklobuchar: Nancy Brataas was a groundbreaker! Thoughts & prayers w/her family. Nancy Brataas helped build the state GOP http://t.co/…