Minn. Lawmakers To Debate Growing State Prison PopulationMinnesota's top corrections experts are looking at ways to ease the strain on the state's overcrowded prisons. Minnesota has one of the fastest-growing prison populations in the country, despite a drop in the crime rate.
House Panel To Review Synthetic Drug CrackdownA legislative panel will review a set of proposals intended to crack down on the sale of synthetic drugs. The House Public Safety Committee takes up the legislation Wednesday.
House Panel Passes Background Checks At Gun Shows A House panel will finally cast a vote on legislation revising the state's gun laws.
Minn. House Eyes Limits To Gun Access, OwnershipA half dozen police chiefs and sheriffs argued Tuesday in a packed Capitol hearing room that Minnesota isn't doing enough to protect against gun violence, kicking off three days of hearings on a host of new proposed limits on firearm ownership.
Minnesota Responds To NRA Conference Protesters twice interrupted the head of the NRA as he proposed armed security guards in every school in the United States.
Bill Aims To Expand Rights To Use Deadly ForceThe Minnesota Legislature opens hearings on a bill Thursday expanding the right of Minnesotans to use deadly force against intruders in their home, sometimes called the "Castle Doctrine."

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