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  • KARE 11 Investigates: Double Billing the Badge - The Patrol Car Payback

    KARE 11's groundbreaking multi-year investigation "Double Billing the Badge - The Patrol Car Payback" exposed a complex scheme to overcharge hundreds of police agencies on thousands of squad cars. It led to a criminal conviction, reforms in state procurement policies, and a massive refund of taxpayer dollars.
  • KARE 11 Investigates: “Double Billing the Badge – The Patrol Car Payback”

    “Double Billing the Badge – The Patrol Car Payback” exposed a complex scheme to overcharge hundreds of police agencies on thousands of squad cars. It has prompted a criminal conviction, reforms in state procurement policies, and a massive refund of taxpayer dollars.
  • KARE 11 Investigates: “A Pattern of Denial”

    KARE 11’s two-year investigation exposed a systemic nationwide pattern of veterans having their emergency medical bills improperly denied and often turned over to collection agencies. VA whistleblowers revealed to KARE that government quotas for processing claims – and a computer system that made it easier to deny claims than to approve them – were to blame for many denials. The improper denials could total billions of dollars.
  • IT WAS A HELL HOLE

    KARE 11 documented how eight special needs children were left to live in filth – at taxpayer’s expense – while local and state agencies ignored repeated warnings about their welfare. Our meticulous reporting and detailed follow-ups helped change state law, reform child protection practices, open two state investigations, and resulted in a criminal conviction. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUYedyNjRTA
  • INVISIBLE WOUNDS

    KARE 11’s yearlong investigation documented how the Department of Veterans Affairs was using unqualified doctors and inadequate tests to improperly deny benefits – and access to medical care – promised to the nation’s veterans. Our groundbreaking reports prompted official federal investigations and helped spur reforms nationwide. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLi0111Ywj0
  • KARE 11 Investigates: Minneapolis VA

    As the VA wait time scandal unfolded nationally, local officials initially denied there were secret wait lists at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center, then widely considered a national model of excellence. But in September, 2014, KARE 11 News disclosed how lives may have been put at risk by record falsification in Minneapolis. KARE 11’s investigation detailed allegations of VA whistleblowers that went far beyond being pressured to keep secret wait lists to cover up serious appointment delays.
  • Prying Eyes

    After a tip from a woman who was the victim of a window peeper, KARE 11 News began surveillance of her condominium and successfully documented the peeper's appearance at her window three times in a matter of days, virtually undressing on one occasion. KARE also examines the connection between stranger rape and window peeping, helping to dispel the myth that window peeping is a harmless crime. (Nov. 17-18, 1996)
  • Rites of Passage

    Though students consider hazing a fun way to initiate underclassmen at their new school, this KARE 11 News report shows that in some cases the fun can get out of hand. Students are taped to trees, while others are shown being ridiculed and covered in catsup, honey, chocolate syrup and eggs. (Nov. 7, 22, 1996)
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    KARE 11 News goes inside the crime-infested Phillips Neighborhood of Minneapolis. An interview with a drug dealer off the street makes clear the ease and fearlessness with which these felons go about their business. The governor orders state-level law enforcement into the area. However, residents believe that city officials have chosen to ignore their cries for help and make the neighborhood a containment area for criminals. (Nov. 10-11, 1996)