Good Question: What Are The Ethics Rules For Minn. Lawmakers?A lawyer who helped write Minnesota's medical marijuana law is going to work for a company that sells it. Jamie Olson is the third public official to join LeafLine Labs. She helped the Minnesota House craft the law that legalized medical cannabis last year.
Minn. Lawmaker To Work For Medical Marijuana ManufacturerA state lawmaker who advocated for Minnesota's medical marijuana law is now working for one of state's medical marijuana manufacturers. Rep. Dan Schoen will be a security consultant for LeafLine Labs.
Lawmakers Looking To Ban Gun-Shaped iPhone CasesLawmakers in Minnesota are looking to ban gun-shaped cell phone cases.
Bill Seeks To Keep Police Body Cam Footage PrivateBody cameras are quickly becoming part of the uniform for several police forces across the country and in Minnesota. But there is some concern about what should happen to all the video.
Dayton To Sign Bill Aimed At Heroin Overdoses The Minnesota on Wednesday overwhelmingly passed a bill to try to slow down a surge in state heroin deaths on Wednesday. The bill, called "Steve's Law," makes it easier to call 911 without penalty if there's a heroin overdose. And it distributes a heroin antidote for overdose emergencies.
Minn. Lawmakers Object To Data-Breach Bill Objections to a bill that would expand the victim-notification process after a retail or wholesale business data breach were strident and frequent during a hearing Tuesday afternoon of the Minnesota House commerce committee.
Cops, Lawmakers Not Seeing Eye-To-Eye On Medical Marijuana The fight over legalizing medical marijuana in Minnesota again faces fierce opposition from law enforcement agencies. Gov. Mark Dayton has said he won't support a law unless police departments sign off on it first.
Bill Would Let Minn. Hockey, Hoops Fans Buy Beer After a season of liquor sales at TCF Bank Stadium, a state lawmaker wants to allow hockey and basketball fans at the University of Minnesota to buy beer and wine.
Dayton Must Sell Sales Tax Change To Fellow DFLers State Rep. Ben Lien is a freshman Democrat from Moorhead, where clothing merchants enjoy an advantage over competitors in Fargo just across the river because Minnesota doesn't have a sales tax on apparel.