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Jeff Baillon

Jeff Baillon is a native Minnesotan and a lead member of the FOX 9 Investigators.

Jeff reports on a wide range of issues which impact our every day lives. Whether its uncovering corruption, exposing government waste, alerting the public to threats to their health and safety, or just standing up for the little guy who's been wronged, his stories get results.

Jeff is dedicated to being a responsible practitioner of the journalism craft. His objective on every assignment is to uncover the truth.

As part of his commitment to excellence in journalism he attended the Poynter Institute, a highly respected school for professional reporters. Jeff has received dozens of national and regional awards including 14 Emmys.

He is married to his college sweetheart and is the proud father of two remarkable daughters.

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  • INVESTIGATORS: Humans still helping emerald ash borer

    INVESTIGATORS: Humans still helping emerald ash borer

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:53 PM EDT2014-07-29 01:53:40 GMT
    It's been 5 years since a bug that threatens to wipe out millions of trees was first discovered in Minnesota, but despite the rules that were put in place to stop the spread, the emerald ash borer is still on the move.
    It's been 5 years since a bug that threatens to wipe out millions of trees was first discovered in Minnesota, but despite the rules that were put in place to stop the spread, the emerald ash borer is still on the move.
  • Young musician debuts procedure with oboe in Mayo Clinic's OR

    Young musician debuts procedure with oboe in Mayo Clinic's OR

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:10 AM EDT2014-07-24 14:10:34 GMT
    Mara Reed is a young, Minnesota musician who had to make a tough choice -- give up her love of an instrument or try something drastic to keep playing. She chose the latter, and this is her story.
    Mara Reed is a young, Minnesota musician who had to make a tough choice -- give up her love of an instrument or try something drastic to keep playing. She chose the latter, and this is her story.
  • INVESTIGATORS: Odometer fraud

    INVESTIGATORS: Odometer fraud

    Tuesday, May 27 2014 9:10 PM EDT2014-05-28 01:10:00 GMT
    An old trick is back with a new spin, and it's triggering a consumer alert for car buyers. Fox 9 Investigator Jeff Baillon explains how crooks are cashing in on the huge demand for used vehicles and what to look out for to avoid becoming a victim of the billion-dollar scam.
    An old trick is back with a new spin, and it's triggering a consumer alert for car buyers. Fox 9 Investigator Jeff Baillon explains how crooks are cashing in on the huge demand for used vehicles and what to look out for to avoid becoming a victim of the billion-dollar scam.
  • INVESTIGATORS: U of M drug study criticism grows

    INVESTIGATORS: U of M drug study criticism grows

    Tuesday, May 20 2014 1:08 PM EDT2014-05-20 17:08:50 GMT

    A man who was recruited for a clinical trial at the University of Minnesota says he was misled about the possible dangers of the drug study and suffered horribly because of it. Now, a former governor is joining the call for an outside investigation of the university's human research programs.

    A man who was recruited for a clinical trial at the University of Minnesota says he was misled about the possible dangers of the drug study and suffered horribly because of it. Now, a former governor is joining the call for an outside investigation of the university's human research programs.

  • INVESTIGATORS: Personal foul

    INVESTIGATORS: Personal foul

    Monday, May 12 2014 9:10 PM EDT2014-05-13 01:10:06 GMT
    It was a case that stunned the nation: A Minnesota college football coach accused of using his own children to make porn videos. It turned out to be false.For the first time, the Fox 9 Investigators can explain how the fiasco unfolded after obtaining secret documents that reveal the tactics used by the prosecutors who went after Todd Hoffner.
    It was a case that stunned the nation: A Minnesota college football coach accused of using his own children to make porn videos. It turned out to be false.For the first time, the Fox 9 Investigators can explain how the fiasco unfolded after obtaining secret documents that reveal the tactics used by the prosecutors who went after Todd Hoffner.
  • INVESTIGATORS: Drones changing life in Minnesota

    INVESTIGATORS: Drones changing life in Minnesota

    Monday, May 5 2014 10:06 PM EDT2014-05-06 02:06:50 GMT

    FOX 9 Investigator Jeff Baillon looks at how drones are going to change life in Minnesota.

    FOX 9 Investigator Jeff Baillon looks at how drones are going to change life in Minnesota.


  • INVESTIGATORS: A life-saving tool

    INVESTIGATORS: A life-saving tool

    Monday, April 28 2014 9:37 PM EDT2014-04-29 01:37:00 GMT

    Seat belts can be the difference between life and death in a crash, but what happens when it jams and leaves a person trapped in the wreckage? The Fox 9 Investigators found a small device can be a life-saver in those situations.

    Seat belts can be the difference between life and death in a crash, but what happens when it jams and leaves a person trapped in the wreckage? The Fox 9 Investigators found a small device can be a life-saver in those situations.


  • CHOKING DISEASE: Living with EoE, afraid to eat

    CHOKING DISEASE: Living with EoE, afraid to eat

    Thursday, April 24 2014 10:18 PM EDT2014-04-25 02:18:07 GMT
    Imagine what life would be like if at every meal food got stuck in your throat, setting off a choking fit. This is a problem for a growing number of people, with some ending up in the emergency room. Fox 9 Investigator Jeff Baillon looks at what's causing this unusual disease.
    Imagine what life would be like if at every meal food got stuck in your throat, setting off a choking fit. This is a problem for a growing number of people, with some ending up in the emergency room. Fox 9 Investigator Jeff Baillon looks at what's causing this unusual disease.
  • INVESTIGATORS: Clerk killer diagnosed, not helped

    INVESTIGATORS: Clerk killer diagnosed, not helped

    Monday, February 24 2014 10:16 PM EST2014-02-25 03:16:25 GMT
    The Michael Swanson people remember is laughing at the news photographer who tripped taking his picture, and it was chilling to see a 17-year-old boy arrested on murder charges acting so giddy.
    The Michael Swanson people remember is laughing at the news photographer who tripped taking his picture, and it was chilling to see a 17-year-old boy arrested on murder charges acting so giddy.
  • Centenarian sisters share secrets to longevity

    Centenarian sisters share secrets to longevity

    Wednesday, February 19 2014 10:17 PM EST2014-02-20 03:17:30 GMT
    For centuries, humans have searched for the secret to living a long and happy life -- and Fox 9 News got some clues atop a hill in Rochester where some very wise, and very old, people live.
    For centuries, humans have searched for the secret to living a long and happy life -- and Fox 9 News got some clues atop a hill in Rochester where some very wise, and very old, people live.
  • INVESTIGATORS: Revenge porn

    INVESTIGATORS: Revenge porn

    Thursday, February 13 2014 10:19 PM EST2014-02-14 03:19:27 GMT
    There will be no chocolates or red roses for some couples this Valentine's Day. Instead, there's a world of hurt triggered "revenge porn," an action some prosecutors say should be against the law in Minnesota.
    There will be no chocolates or red roses for some couples this Valentine's Day. Instead, there's a world of hurt triggered "revenge porn," an action some prosecutors say should be against the law in Minnesota.
  • INVESTIGATORS: Apps and access

    INVESTIGATORS: Apps and access

    Sunday, February 9 2014 11:06 PM EST2014-02-10 04:06:50 GMT
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    Anyone who believes cyber crooks are focused on targeting customer data from big chain stores like Target will want to think again -- a new wave of attacks could be aimed at smart phones and tablets.
    Anyone who believes cyber crooks are focused on targeting customer data from big chain stores like Target will want to think again -- a new wave of attacks could be aimed at smart phones and tablets.
  • Investigators: Overdose antidote

    Investigators: Overdose antidote

    Heroin overdoses are claiming more lives than car crashes these days, but a Minnesota lawmaker who lost her daughter to the deadly drug told the FOX 9 Investigators she has a plan to save lives.
    Heroin overdoses are claiming more lives than car crashes these days, but a Minnesota lawmaker who lost her daughter to the deadly drug told the FOX 9 Investigators she has a plan to save lives.
  • INVESTIGATORS: America's test tube

    INVESTIGATORS: America's test tube

    Monday, December 16 2013 1:22 PM EST2013-12-16 18:22:02 GMT
    Researchers from around the world come to Minnesota to study what ails us and how doctors treat those problems, and that information is leading to some life-saving discoveries.
    Researchers from around the world come to Minnesota to study what ails us and how doctors treat those problems, and that information is leading to some life-saving discoveries.
  • INVESTIGATORS: U of M Senate resolves to review human research

    INVESTIGATORS: U of M Senate resolves to review human research

    Thursday, December 5 2013 9:02 PM EST2013-12-06 02:02:49 GMT
    On Thursday, the University of Minnesota's Faculty Senate took a bold step, passing a resolution that calls for outside experts to review how the school conducts research on human subjects.
    On Thursday, the University of Minnesota's Faculty Senate took a bold step, passing a resolution that calls for outside experts to review how the school conducts research on human subjects.
  • INVESTIGATORS: Bullies behind the wheel

    NVESTIGATORS: Bullies behind the wheel

    Sunday, November 24 2013 10:55 PM EST2013-11-25 03:55:56 GMT
    Many motorists have encountered aggressive drivers, but one Minnesota woman who was seriously injured by one says she believes the state needs to crack down on punishments for behind-the-wheel bullies.
    Many motorists have encountered aggressive drivers, but one Minnesota woman who was seriously injured by one says she believes the state needs to crack down on punishments for behind-the-wheel bullies.
  • INVESTIGATORS: Side-effects of drug study?

    INVESTIGATORS: Side-effects of drug study?

    Sunday, November 17 2013 10:10 PM EST2013-11-18 03:10:01 GMT
    A petition drive is under way, calling on Gov. Mark Dayton to order an investigation of the University of Minnesota. More than 3,000 people -- including prominent medical professionals -- have signed it.
    A petition drive is under way, calling on Gov. Mark Dayton to order an investigation of the University of Minnesota. More than 3,000 people -- including some prominent medical professionals -- have signed it.
  • INVESTIGATORS: Back from the dead

    INVESTIGATORS: Back from the dead

    Wednesday, November 13 2013 10:12 PM EST2013-11-14 03:12:09 GMT
    In a health crisis, the difference between life and death can depend on where catastrophe strikes -- but there is one Minnesota town that leads the nation when it comes to saving people from sudden cardiac arrest.
    In a health crisis, the difference between life and death can depend on where catastrophe strikes -- but there is one Minnesota town that leads the nation when it comes to saving people from sudden cardiac arrest.
  • OPERATION MAGIC: Magician's journey may be best trick of all

    OPERATION MAGIC: Magician's journey may be best trick of all

    Monday, November 4 2013 11:52 AM EST2013-11-04 16:52:53 GMT
    A celebrated magician who now resides in Rochester, Minn. left Hungary to pursue a very different passion, but his journey may have been his best magic trick of all.
    A celebrated magician who now resides in Rochester, Minn. left Hungary to pursue a very different passion, but his journey may have been his best magic trick of all.
  • Thank you, goodbye to canine comfort squad

    Thank you, goodbye to canine comfort squad

    Friday, November 1 2013 1:29 AM EDT2013-11-01 05:29:43 GMT
    It's just the two of them, but they have spent thousands of hours bringing comfort to Minnesotans who are hurting. Now, however, the tables have turned. The team of healers need comfort, and the community is eager.
    It's just the two of them, but they have spent thousands of hours bringing comfort to Minnesotans who are hurting. Now, however, the tables have turned. The team of healers need comfort, and the community is eager.
  • INVESTIGATORS: Food for thought

    INVESTIGATORS: Food for thought

    Thursday, September 26 2013 11:30 PM EDT2013-09-27 03:30:30 GMT
    These days, some public schools are so strapped for cash that teachers are buying classroom supplies with their own money.
    These days, some public schools are so strapped for cash that teachers are buying classroom supplies with their own money. So when we got a tip about one school spending tens of thousands of dollars on food and trips, the FOX 9 investigators started digging.
  • Investigators: Gas blasts, detection

    Investigators: Gas blasts, detection

    Wednesday, July 24 2013 5:59 PM EDT2013-07-24 21:59:35 GMT
    About once a day, someone in the metro calls 911 to report a gas leak. Usually, the response is uneventful, but under the right circumstances, a simple leak can cause a devastating explosion.
    About once a day, someone in the metro calls 911 to report a gas leak. Usually, the response is uneventful, but under the right circumstances, a simple leak can cause a devastating explosion.
  • Investigators: Clothing and skin cancer

    Investigators: Clothing and skin cancer

    Thursday, July 18 2013 7:29 AM EDT2013-07-18 11:29:11 GMT
    Could the type of clothing you wear put you at risk of skin cancer? An expert from the Mayo Clinic tells the FOX 9 Investigators more people need to start asking that question.
    Could the type of clothing you wear put you at risk of skin cancer? An expert from the Mayo Clinic tells the FOX 9 Investigators more people need to start asking that question.
  • Investigators: Gas pump theft gadgets

    Investigators: Gas pump theft gadgets

    Tuesday, July 9 2013 10:20 PM EDT2013-07-10 02:20:05 GMT
    Most people are used to using a credit card to get gas at the pump, but some gadgets found inside card readers in the Twin Cities were linked to a nationwide fraud scheme to swipe millions from swipers.
    Most people are used to using a credit card to get gas at the pump, but some gadgets found inside card readers in the Twin Cities were linked to a nationwide fraud scheme to swipe millions from swipers.
  • In Depth: Life with wolves

    In Depth: Life with wolves

    A motion-detection camera captured a snapshot of a wolf on the prowl at a sheep farm just a stone's throw from the freeway outside Hinckley, Minn. -- but the owner isn't worried.
    Just an hour north of the metro, a motion-detection camera mounted on a tree takes a snapshot of a wolf on the prowl at a sheep farm just a stone's throw from the freeway outside Hinckley, Minn.
  • TEXTING + DRIVING: The lesson of the purple rock

    TEXTING + DRIVING: The lesson of the purple rock

    Friday, June 28 2013 8:49 AM EDT2013-06-28 12:49:02 GMT
    It's tradition in Byron, Minn. for the high school seniors to paint the rock, and it's been purple all year long as a reminder of the dangers of texting and driving.
    It's tradition in Byron, Minn. for the high school seniors to paint the rock, and while Byron High School's colors indicate the rock should be red, it's been purple all year long as a reminder of the dangers of texting and driving.
  • FOX 9 INVESTIGATORS: State yanks license of 3 child care centers

    FOX 9 INVESTIGATORS: State yanks license of 3 child care centers

    Thursday, June 27 2013 10:36 PM EDT2013-06-28 02:36:03 GMT
    The state of Minnesota is revoking the licenses of three child care centers which have been the focus of a FOX 9 investigation.
    The state of Minnesota is revoking the licenses of three child care centers which have been the focus of a FOX 9 investigation.
  • Investigators: The insider

    Investigators: The insider

    Did a former government insider manipulate the system to cash in on millions of your tax dollars? FOX 9 Investigator Jeff Baillon has been digging for three months to uncover this story.
    Did a former government insider manipulate the system to cash in on millions of your tax dollars? FOX 9 Investigator Jeff Baillon has been digging for three months to uncover this story and found evidence of an extensive scheme to pocket huge sums of public money.
  • Z-Z-Z Ball: Gophers baseball and the science of sleep

    Z-Z-Z Ball: Gophers baseball and the science of sleep

    Wednesday, May 22 2013 12:35 PM EDT2013-05-22 16:35:48 GMT
    Everyone has something they'd like to improve on -- their job performance or sporting skills, but Jeff Baillon found one thing anyone can do to make an immediate difference.
    Everyone has something they'd like to improve on -- their job performance or sporting skills, but Jeff Baillon found one thing anyone can do to make an immediate difference.
  • Investigators: Downing diabetes damages

    Investigators: Downing diabetes damages

    Monday, May 6 2013 10:03 PM EDT2013-05-07 02:03:34 GMT
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    The FOX 9 Investigators spoke to a Twin Cities executive whose own health scare prompted her to look at medical costs and care in a new way -- and her response is catching on.
    The FOX 9 Investigators spoke to a Twin Cities executive whose own health scare prompted her to look at medical costs and care in a new way -- and her response is catching on.
  • Investigators: Starting over

    Investigators: Starting over

    Thursday, May 2 2013 8:58 AM EDT2013-05-02 12:58:13 GMT
    A decade ago, a Twin Cities teenager escaped the stranger who kidnapped and sexually assaulted her -- but her life changed dramatically afterward. For the first time, she is sharing her story on TV.
    A decade ago, a Twin Cities teenager escaped the stranger who kidnapped and sexually assaulted her -- but her life changed dramatically afterward. For the first time, she is sharing her story in an exclusive television interview with FOX 9 Investigator Jeff Baillon.
  • In Depth: Early-screening anxiety

    In Depth: Early-screening anxiety

    Monday, March 18 2013 3:54 PM EDT2013-03-18 19:54:36 GMT
    You've probably never heard of Dr. Tim Wilt. He doesn't have a TV show, or an advice column in the newspaper -- but those with cancer concerns probably know of his work.
    You've probably never heard of Dr. Tim Wilt. He doesn't have a TV show, or an advice column in the newspaper -- but any woman wondering about breast cancer or any man with a prostate cancer concern likely knows of his work.
  • Investigators: Cyber Safe Crackers

    Investigators: Cyber Safe Crackers

    Monday, March 18 2013 3:51 PM EDT2013-03-18 19:51:51 GMT
    When millions of dollars are stolen in a sophisticated bank robbery, it can sound like a Hollywood heist -- but those crimes are very real. In fact, they're happening in Minnesota.
    When millions of dollars are stolen in a sophisticated bank robbery, it can sound like a Hollywood heist -- but those crimes are very real. In fact, they're happening in Minnesota and anyone could become a target.
  • Investigators: Child care cash cow?

    Investigators: Child care cash cow?

    Wednesday, March 6 2013 11:19 PM EST2013-03-07 04:19:09 GMT
    The child care business appears to be booming in Hennepin County, but 30 percent increase in assistance over last year has fraud investigators looking into whether swindlers are cashing in.
    The child care business appears to be booming in Hennepin County, but 30 percent increase in assistance over last year has fraud investigators looking into whether swindlers are cashing in.
  • DHS considers creating child care fraud department

    DHS considers creating child care fraud department

    Thursday, February 28 2013 12:16 PM EST2013-02-28 17:16:17 GMT
    One day after the FOX 9 Investigators broke the story of a Twin Cities day care business suspected of committing massive fraud, the Department of Human Services says it wants to crack down on fraud.
    One day after the FOX 9 Investigators broke the story of a Twin Cities day care business suspected of committing massive fraud, the state department that oversees such programs says it wants to crack down on cheaters.
  • Investigators: Meet Molly

    Investigators: Meet Molly

    Wednesday, February 27 2013 10:47 PM EST2013-02-28 03:47:14 GMT
    A new version of an old party drug is attracting the attention of a young crowd, and FOX 9 Investigator Jeff Baillon took a look at what is behind the trend -- and what danger it brings.
    A new version of an old party drug is attracting the attention of a young crowd, and FOX 9 Investigator Jeff Baillon took a look at what is behind the trend -- and what danger it brings.
  • Investigators: Day care deception?

    Investigators: Day care deception?

    Wednesday, February 27 2013 12:11 AM EST2013-02-27 05:11:28 GMT
    What began as an anonymous tip to the FOX 9 Investigators evolved into three months of digging to expose a business that some of its own employees claim is misusing millions of taxpayer dollars.
    What began as an anonymous tip to the FOX 9 Investigators evolved into three months of digging to expose the story of business that some of its own employees claim is misusing millions of taxpayer dollars.
  • IN DEPTH: Life under quarantine

    IN DEPTH: Life under quarantine

    Wednesday, February 20 2013 9:52 PM EST2013-02-21 02:52:19 GMT
    Imagine what life would be like if you spent all your time inside your home day-in, day-out and you couldn't entertain any thought of leaving because it may trigger a potentially-deadly reaction.
    Imagine what life would be like if you spent all your time inside your home day-in, day-out and you couldn't entertain any thought of leaving because it may trigger a potentially-deadly reaction. That's what one Minnesota mother lives year-round.
  • Investigators: Smartphone Secrets

    Investigators: Smartphone Secrets

    Thursday, February 7 2013 10:15 AM EST2013-02-07 15:15:55 GMT
    Have you ever sold an old smart phone after wiping all your private information from it? Many have, but the FOX 9 Investigators found there are still ways to recover those secrets.
    Have you ever sold an old smart phone after wiping all your private information from it? Many have, but the FOX 9 Investigators found there are still ways to recover those secrets.
  • INVESTIGATORS: Dangerous dreams

    INVESTIGATORS: Dangerous dreams

    Thursday, January 31 2013 10:52 PM EST2013-02-01 03:52:28 GMT
    Imagine being fearful of falling asleep because you're afraid of injuring yourself. For thousands of Minnesotans, that's a real concern.
    Imagine being fearful of falling asleep because you're afraid of injuring yourself. For thousands of Minnesotans, that's a real concern.
  • Investigators: Hold the phone

    Investigators: Hold the phone

    Tuesday, November 20 2012 11:30 PM EST2012-11-21 04:30:46 GMT
    With millions of dollars' worth of smart phones being stolen in the U.S. every year, it's become the modern equivalent of purse-snatching -- and the FOX 9 Investigators can show you how it happens.
    With millions of dollars' worth of smart phones being stolen in the U.S. every year, it's become the modern equivalent of purse-snatching -- and the FOX 9 Investigators can show you how it happens.
  • Investigators: Risky road to rescue

    Investigators: Risky road to rescue

    Monday, November 19 2012 11:33 PM EST2012-11-20 04:33:26 GMT
    When an ambulance rushes through traffic with lights flashing and sirens blaring, it can create a wave of confusion among drivers, and some experts argue it can be an unnecessary risk to public safety.
    When an ambulance rushes through traffic with lights flashing and sirens blaring, it can create a wave of confusion among drivers, and some experts argue it can be an unnecessary risk to public safety.
  • Investigators: 'I didn't see the bus…'

    Investigators: 'I didn't see the bus…'

    Saturday, November 17 2012 6:36 PM EST2012-11-17 23:36:54 GMT
    Wallace Hammick Sr. couldn't believe what he was seeing. "I said, 'This guy's going to hit this bus," Hammick recalled, remembering an accident he witnessed last September on northbound Highway 65 in
    When parents send their kids to school on the bus, they want to believe their children will have a safe trip -- but the Minnesota State Patrol and school bus companies tell the FOX 9 Investigators that drivers are smashing into the backs of buses more than ever before.
  • Investigators: Fire safe smokes?

    Investigators: Fire safe smokes?

    Wednesday, November 14 2012 11:34 PM EST2012-11-15 04:34:29 GMT
    FOX 9 Investigator Jeff Baillon found the special cigarette paper that's supposed to "self-extinguish" can still be a smoldering risk, and lawmakers are now looking into it.
    Mysterious house fires are happening a lot more than officials had expected, and so-called "fire safe" cigarettes are a common culprit. FOX 9 Investigator Jeff Baillon found the special paper that's supposed to "self-extinguish" can still be a smoldering risk, and lawmakers are now looking into it.
  • Investigators: No charge, no chance

    Investigators: No charge, no chance

    Tuesday, November 13 2012 11:11 PM EST2012-11-14 04:11:45 GMT
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    These days, most buildings have public defibrillators for use in case of cardiac arrest, but FOX 9 Investigator Jeff Baillon uncovered a problem that's costing some people their lives.
    Sudden cardiac arrest kills more than 250,000 Americans each year, and the only way to jumpstart the heart is to supply an electric shock. That's why so many buildings now have public defibrillators in them, but FOX 9 Investigator Jeff Baillon uncovered a problem that's costing some people their lives.
  • Investigators: Nip, tuck, trouble

    Investigators: Nip, tuck, trouble

    Wednesday, November 7 2012 11:06 PM EST2012-11-08 04:06:44 GMT
    What began with the desire to look better turned into a near-deadly ordeal for a young Minnesota mom who did not know that the world of cosmetic surgery can be dangerous with the wrong doctor.
    What began with the desire to look better turned into a near-deadly ordeal for a young Minnesota mom who did not know that the world of cosmetic surgery can be dangerous with the wrong doctor.
  • Investigators: Invasive species enablers

    Investigators: Invasive species enablers

    Wednesday, September 26 2012 8:23 AM EDT2012-09-26 12:23:18 GMT
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    The land of 10,000 lakes is under attack. Invasive species are spreading and the FOX 9 Investigators examined DNR tickets to see who's responsible and where they're getting caught.
    The land of 10,000 lakes is under attack. Invasive species are spreading from lake to lake, and the FOX 9 Investigators examined DNR tickets to see who's responsible and where they're getting caught.
  • Investigators: The Jacobs file

    Investigators: The Jacobs file

    Monday, September 17 2012 11:27 PM EDT2012-09-18 03:27:37 GMT
    Internal documents obtained by the FOX 9 Investigators show officials at the prestigious Breck School in Golden Valley, Minn., knew they had a child molester on the payroll.
    Internal documents obtained by the FOX 9 Investigators show officials at the prestigious Breck School in Golden Valley, Minn., knew they had a child molester on the payroll.
  • Investigators: Escape at Duluth Zoo

    Investigators: Escape at Duluth Zoo

    Tuesday, July 31 2012 12:51 PM EDT2012-07-31 16:51:04 GMT
    The day before the Lake Superior Zoo in Duluth flooded, Kingsbury Creek was its usual placid self -- but by the time staff returned in the middle of the night, it had turned into a killer.
    The day before the Lake Superior Zoo in Duluth flooded, Kingsbury Creek was its usual placid self -- but by the time staff returned in the middle of the night, it had turned into a killer.
  • In Depth: Root of the problem

    In Depth: Root of the problem

    Monday, July 23 2012 11:14 PM EDT2012-07-24 03:14:19 GMT
    Tens of thousands of Minnesotans are hurting, but it can take weeks to get the kind of medical help they really need. So instead, they're turning to a safety net that's costing the public millions.
    It's the epidemic you haven't heard of before. Tens of thousands of Minnesotans are hurting, but it can take weeks to get the kind of medical help they really need. So instead, they're turning to a safety net that's costing the public millions.
  • In Depth: Canine helps Kaden find calm

    In Depth: Canine helps Kaden find calm

    Wednesday, July 11 2012 11:31 PM EDT2012-07-12 03:31:30 GMT
    Chances are you know a family that's been touched by autism. An estimated one in 88 children has some form of the developmental disorder.
    Chances are you know a family that's been touched by autism. An estimated one in 88 children has some form of the developmental disorder.
  • Investigators: Drowning dangers

    Investigators: Drowning dangers

    Thursday, June 28 2012 11:09 PM EDT2012-06-29 03:09:55 GMT
    As Minnesotans flock to swimming areas to cool down, a spike in drowning has emerged. FOX 9 Investigator Jeff Baillon looked into the critical mistake that can get even the most experienced swimmer in trouble.
    As Minnesotans flock to swimming areas to cool down, a spike in drowning has emerged. FOX 9 Investigator Jeff Baillon looked into the critical mistake that can get even the most experienced swimmer in trouble.
  • Investigators: Tax dollars pay for empty apartments

    Investigators: Tax dollars pay for empty apartments

    Thursday, May 24 2012 12:02 AM EDT2012-05-24 04:02:44 GMT
    A FOX 9 Investigation found thousands of your tax dollars are being wasted on an empty apartment building in the Twin Cities that is owned by the state of Minnesota.
    A FOX 9 Investigation found thousands of your tax dollars are being wasted on an empty apartment building in the Twin Cities that is owned by the state of Minnesota, and Jeff Baillon tracked down how much tax money is being ued to keep it maintained.
  • In Depth: Anything's Pawsible

    In Depth: Anything's Pawsible

    Sunday, May 20 2012 8:13 AM EDT2012-05-20 12:13:39 GMT
  • Investigators: Nursing license loophole

    Investigators: Nursing license loophole

    Monday, May 14 2012 10:03 PM EDT2012-05-15 02:03:35 GMT
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    There is a loophole that can allow people with criminal records to become licensed nurses. It's a simple yes or no answer to this question: "Have you ever been convicted, entered a plea of guilty, no lo
    There is a loophole that can allow people with criminal records to become licensed nurses.
  • Investigators: Under-diagnosing Lyme disease

    Investigators: Under-diagnosing Lyme disease

    Monday, April 30 2012 10:17 PM EDT2012-05-01 02:17:24 GMT
    Now that the area ticks call home is expanding, the risk of getting Lyme disease isn't limited to those who live up north -- and the FOX 9 Investigators found out that means the dangerous illness is under-diagnosed
    Now that the area ticks call home is expanding, the risk of getting Lyme disease isn't limited to those who live up north -- and the FOX 9 Investigators found out that means the dangerous illness is under-diagnosed.
  • INVESTIGATORS: Apple picking, global market

    INVESTIGATORS: Apple picking

    Thursday, February 6 2014 12:00 AM EST2014-02-06 05:00:49 GMT
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