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State bills would limit access to officer body camera videos

March 20, 2015

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — State legislators around the country are pushing to make it much harder for the public to obtain police officer body camera videos, undermining their promise as a tool... more »»

Dayton picks a date for State of the State

March 20, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton still has some time to write his State of the State speech. more »»

Bill curbing access to police body camera footage advances

March 20, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Body camera legislation limiting access to the police-gathered footage has cleared a significant Minnesota Senate hurdl. more »»

Excerpts from recent Minnesota editorials

March 20, 2015

Star Tribune, March 19

Legislature shouldn't be meddling in MnSCU

It's tough for legislators to resist the impulse to fix something they consider amiss in any part of state governmen. more »»

Dayton hits the road to push for statewide preschool funding

March 20, 2015

NEWPORT, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton is taking his pitch to fund statewide preschool on the road. more »»

Minnesota tourist drowns while swimming in Gulf of Mexico

March 20, 2015

DESTIN, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a 44-year-old Minnesota man apparently drowned while swimming in the Gulf of Mexico. more »»

Napa winemaker was unraveling before he shot investor, self

March 20, 2015

NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Robert Dahl came west from Minnesota with a powerful desire to make his fortune in Napa Valley's famed wine country. And it looked like he had succeeded — for a while. more »»

ATF's first Senate-confirmed director resigns

March 20, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — The first Senate-confirmed director for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is leaving the post after less than two years, the agency announced Friday. more »»

Rules for law enforcement drones fly to Senate floor

March 20, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A bill barring warrantless aerial drone use by Minnesota law enforcement except in certain emergency situations is headed to the Senate floor. more »»

Judge: 'Plausible' case hospital mistreated transgender man

March 20, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that a transgender man has a "plausible" case that he was discriminated against and mistreated during a visit at a Twin Cities-area hospital. more »»

Minnesota state parks seek fee bump to maintain services

March 20, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Department of Natural Resources is asking the Minnesota Legislature to raise entrance fees at state parks so it can maintain services at existing levels.

Gov. more »»

Woodbury teen charged in synthetic drug death pleads guilty

March 20, 2015

STILLWATER, Minn. (AP) — The last of five teens charged in the synthetic drug death of a Woodbury girl has pleaded guilt. more »»

Target Corp. cuts 40 HR workers who helped implement layoffs

March 20, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A week after massive layoffs at its Minneapolis headquarters, Target Corp. more »»

Bills that would restrict access to body camera footage

March 20, 2015

Lawmakers in nearly a third of the states have introduced bills to restrict public access to recordings from police officer-worn body cameras. more »»

Eagan woman charged in 2-month-old grandson's death

March 20, 2015

APPLE VALLEY, Minn. (AP) — A 49-year-old Eagan woman has been charged in the 2012 death of her 2-month-old grandson. more »»

5 indicted in alleged synthetic drug ring in Minnesota

March 20, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Federal prosecutors have announced the indictment of five people accused of being members of a multi-million-dollar synthetic drug ring operating in Minnesota.

U.S. more »»

Burglary 101: Don't pocket-dial 911 in the act

March 19, 2015

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — Authorities in Minnesota say three would-be burglars picked the wrong time to pocket-dial 911.

Blue Earth Sheriff's Capt. more »»

Flu-related child deaths rise to 8 in Minnesota this season

March 19, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota health officials say two more children have died of flu this season. more »»

Robbery 101: Don't pocket-dial 911 in the act

March 19, 2015

NORTH MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — Law officers in North Mankato say three would-be robbers picked the wrong time to pocket-dial 911.

Blue Earth Sheriff's Capt. more »»

Jamaica imposes import restrictions on US, Canadian poultry

March 19, 2015

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Jamaica has imposed import restrictions on poultry products from various spots in North America in the wake of a big outbreak of bird flu that has infected stocks. more »»

 
 

 

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