Police shooting deaths go unchecked by state

Dan Bauman and Tad Vezner The Saint Paul Pioneer Press 🔗 A Pioneer Press database: The people shot and killed by police in Minnesota since 2004 Three years ago, a St. Paul teen was shot multiple times and killed by Woodbury police during a tense standoff. A tragic case of mistaken identity, police confused Mark



Accompanying story: Minnesota’s dual-language immersion programs serve growing student needs —————————————————— Accompanying story: At one suburban school, a 380% increase in poverty – and they’re not alone

St. Paul paid out $10.4 million in staff overtime in 2014

Dan Bauman The Saint Paul Pioneer Press 🔗 St. Paul overtime payouts, in charts and graphics Overtime for St. Paul city workers topped $10.4 million in 2014, continuing a five-year upward trend. A Pioneer Press review of the city’s payroll data found overtime payouts rose last year more than 11 percent, from $9.3 million in

Legislator to lobbyist — a short leap in Minnesota

Dan Bauman and Rachel E. Stassen-Berger  The Saint Paul Pioneer Press 🔗 Legislators to lobbyists: A database of their clients and cash 🔗 What other legislative bodies do The revolving door at Minnesota’s Capitol moves so quickly, it can be dizzying. Longtime Rep. Jim Abeler pushed through this year. On Jan. 6 he ended his 16-year run

Shaken baby deaths

Dan Bauman The Medill Justice Project 🔗 Contributions to Shaken Science, a Washington Post major investigation U.S. SHAKEN BABY SYNDROME DATABASE Below is a visualization containing more than 3,000 U.S. shaken-baby syndrome cases, gathered and verified by The Medill Justice Project.

Tanks and grenade launchers on campus


Dan Bauman The Chronicle of Higher Education 🔗 The Equipment 117 Colleges Have Acquired From the Dept. of Defense 🏆Awards and recognition for this story National Finalist — 2014 Mark of Excellence Awards: In-Depth Reporting (Large) 10,000+ Students Finalist — EWA 2014 National Awards for Education Reporting: Data Journalism – Medium Newsroom Winner — 2015

U.S. Colleges Enjoy Jump in Gifts From Abroad


Dan Bauman The Chronicle of Higher Education 🏆Awards and recognition for this story Finalist — 2015 Region 7 SPJ Mark of Excellence Award: General News Reporting (Large Schools) An “accidental businessman.” That’s how Christopher Lund describes the turn his life took more than five decades ago. With degrees in literature—a bachelor’s from the University of