Analyzing studies conducted by reputable organizations is a crucial part of understanding the topics journalists write about. MinnPost writer Ron Meador takes a look at an environmental study prepared by the U.S. Geological Survey that provides a look at how water quality is being assessed and what pollution levels means about the way we live.
Tensions are rising in Minnesota between people with disabilities and the elderly who are sharing subsidized housing more and more because of efforts to move the disabled out of group homes and institutional settings.
Government clients are pressuring private prison companies to help inmates stay out of prison after returning home.
In Ohio, industries including manufacturing, hotels and real estate are being transformed because of the energy boom from fracking shale.
With opioids killing thousands of Americans every year, Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday announced a drug return program that authorizes hospitals and pharmacies to take surplus drugs.
A program that allows police officers to seize cash and contraband, meant for large sums of money or drugs, is now being used to confiscate thousands of dollars from ordinary citizens. It can take a long and expensive court battle to get the money back from police.
Big profits from illegal insider trading schemes have led to more prison time for offenders. The average sentence from the past five years was up about 30 percent compared to the previous five-year period.
Through an interactive map and a series of stories, explore the effects of climate change and rising sea levels on the Louisiana coastline.
Starker language in this new report to be released in November reveals that a series of irreversible ecological and economic catastrophes will occur if swift action is not taken.