New Minnesota law pushes mental health system to a crisis point
Hundreds of people with severe mental illnesses are languishing for weeks or even months without proper medical treatment, in part because of a law that requires state psychiatric facilities to admit some jail inmates ahead of hospital patients, regardless of clinical need or cost. The longer waits for mental health beds are an unintended consequence of 2013 legislation that was designed to shrink the swelling population of mentally ill people housed in county jails.
Hot Property: Village Shoppes of Chanhassen
Details: A parcel of commercially zoned land, vacant since Chanhassen's Villages on the Ponds mixed-use area was first laid out in the 1990s, is in line for a new multitenant retail building from Solomon Real Estate Group. The Minnetonka -based retail developer submitted plans to erect a 13,652-square-foot building, designed to hold restaurant and service retailing tenants, on a pad site currently shared with the Community Bank at 455 Pond Promenade.
Mother-daughter team top Chanhassen revival of Hello Dolly
Cat Brindisi grew up at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres. In fact, her first time onstage was in the weeks before she was born, as her mother, Michelle Barber, performed at the theater.
Plays and musicals in the Twin Cities: your fall guide
Here's the bad news: Our fleeting and all-too-brief summer is on the way out. Here's the good news: Autumn brings a bevy of stage delights, from comedy to tragedy to musicals to timeless classics.
Ambitious development looms for Chaska
An ambitious development is on the horizon in Chaska, a payoff city officials have been looking for since the Hwy.
Changes Coming to the Heat Index
Chris Franks, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Chanhassen, says the new instruments will make it possible to make the strength of sunlight a factor in determining and reporting safety and comfort information.
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SouthWest Transit may reject Met Council agreement
SouthWest Transit is trying to negotiate with the Metropolitan Council for funds to expand local bus service as part of an agreement over their future joint operation of the SouthWest Station in Eden Prairie.