One of the most heavily pushed bills lawmakers will take up this session is whether or not to restore voting rights to convicted felons.
A Brooklyn Center man is pleading guilty to first-degree criminal sexual conduct after he impersonated a police detective, abducted a woman and sexually assaulted her, according to the criminal complaint. Gideon Charles Arrington, 36, posed as a detective on the afternoon of Nov. 23 and approached a woman on the street near the 6400 block of 5th Street NE in Fridley, according to the Anoka County Attorney’s office.
The first firearms bill introduced in the Minnesota Legislature this session would make it harder for convicted felons who’ve served their time to regain the right to own a gun.
More than 200 people who registered to vote at the polls in Milwaukee on the first day of in-person early voting were not checked against a list of felons ineligible to vote. The mistake was discovered Monday, the first day of in-person early voting in the state.
The head of the Minnesota County Attorneys Association says a GOP request to investigate alleged voter fraud by felons in 2008 is costing prosecutors time and effort with little to show for it.