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Review Of Mpls. Police Dept. Calls For More Transparency

Over the last few years, the Minneapolis Police Department has faced much public scrutiny. A new review from the Department of Justice highlights the work that needs to be done.

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Wisconsin DOJ Didn’t Track Gay Marriage Case Hours

The state Department of Justice says it doesn’t have any records of how many hours it spent defending Wisconsin’s gay marriage ban, making the full cost of fighting the case impossible to determine. A group of gay couples filed a lawsuit last year challenging the marriage ban.

01/26/2015

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Somali Group Wants State Cash To Fight Terror Recruitment

A Somali youth group wants more than $4 million in state funding for workforce training, arts initiatives and after-school programs to fight international terrorist recruitment across Minnesota.

01/08/2015

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Wis. DOJ Says No Rape Evidence Testing Without Consent

The state Department of Justice is recommending police don’t submit evidence from sexual assault exams to the state crime lab unless victims have consented to cooperate with investigators.

12/13/2014

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Federal Spending Bill Has Bonus For Medical Marijuana

A small section inside the 1,600-page funding bill that would keep the federal government open is comforting Minnesota officials worried about a crackdown on the state’s medical marijuana program.

12/12/2014

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Madison Man Charged With Human Trafficking

Prosecutors have charged a Madison man with human trafficking and sexual assault.

11/03/2014

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Pet Blog: Rally Aims To End Dog Shootings By Police

The group “Freeze Don’t Shoot” plans to hold a rally at every state capitol Saturday to highlight officer-involved shootings of family pets. The Minnesota chapter was formed in July. Julie Whalen, the administrator of the Minnesota Facebook page, says the local group has about 130 members, and about 50 plan to attend Saturday afternoon’s rally in St. Paul to address what they call an “epidemic” of shootings.

10/24/2014

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Minnesotan Implicated In National Guard Bribery Scheme

Six people were implicated Wednesday in contract-rigging schemes involving the bribery of National Guard officials, and three individuals have pleaded guilty, prosecutors said. The Department of Justice unveiled the charges the individuals face in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Court documents show the schemes involved two businesses headed by retired National Guardsmen, one from Minnesota and another from Virginia.

10/01/2014

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Franken Asks DOJ To Address ISIL Recruitment

Senator Al Franken wrote a letter to the Department of Justice (DOJ) asking them to address recruitment efforts of the terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

09/03/2014

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Minnesota Power Reaches Deal On Coal-Fired Plants

The company will install the technology to help settle allegations it violated the federal Clean Air Act by failing to get permits and installing less-than-best pollution control technology at its plants.

07/16/2014

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Rochester Man Gets 17 Years For Possessing, Trying To Sell Meth

A 45-year-old Rochester man was sentenced to more than 17 years in prison Thursday for possessing meth with the intent to sell it, the Department of Justice said.

07/11/2013

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Gov’t Tells Big Brothers Big Sisters To Keep Better Track Of Its Money

The Big Brothers Big Sisters organization provides one-on-one mentoring programs for about 200,000 children. But the government says the group needs to keep better track of its money.

06/25/2013

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Coon Rapids Man Accused Of Distributing, Possessing Child Porn

A 54-year-old Coon Rapids man faces multiple child porn charges after a federal indictment was unsealed this week, the Department of Justice said.

06/06/2013

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Maplewood Felon Gets 15 Years For Having Revolver

A 35-year-old Maplewood man, with a history of felonies, was sentenced Tuesday to 15 years in prison after admitting to being a felon in possession of a firearm, the Department of Justice said.

05/28/2013

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Hastings Man Admits To Making Child Porn

A 24-year-old Hastings man could face up to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty Tuesday to producing child pornography, the Department of Justice said.

04/09/2013

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