Hennepin Co. Sheriff Part Of Coalition Calling For Reduced Incarceration Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek was one of 130 current and former law enforcement officials in Washington D.C. Wednesday taking a stand against the number of people incarcerated in America’s prisons.
Personal Stories Inspire Push For Stricter Sex Crime LawsA Brooklyn Center legislator and prosecutor is pushing for stronger sex crime laws.
New Minnesota Laws Go Into Effect With New YearWith the arrival of a new year comes the start of a number of new Minnesota laws. Here is a rundown of some of the most notable ones. One of the biggest law changes in 2015 means new training requirements for young drivers.
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Parents Push For Tougher DWI Laws After Infant Son KilledA Minnesota family whose 5-month-old son was killed by a drunk driver wants tougher state laws for repeat offenders. Southwest Minnesota State University basketball coach Brad Bigler and his wife, Heather, lost their son, Drake, in a car crash in July of 2012.
'Upskirting' Laws Lag Behind Advances In TechnologyA court ruled that a man who snapped secret pictures up a woman's skirt on a Boston subway train did not violate the state's Peeping Tom law. The practice known as "upskirting" has exposed loopholes in current laws. Minnesota statutes that tackle the issue were written years ago. But that was before everyone had cell phones.
2-25-14 The Morning Take With Blois Olson On The WCCO Morning News With Dave LeeDay one of the 2014 session is here. Listen to Blois preview the session by clicking the link above!
TV Reporter Under Fire For School Security StoryPolice are investigating whether a Fargo-Moorhead TV journalist broke any laws while reporting a story aimed at revealing holes in security at area elementary schools. Valley News Live reporter Mellaney Moore on Wednesday walked around three schools without permission.
Good Question: What Are The Car Seat Laws?The rules for car and booster seats can be confusing for any parent. Car seat laws vary by state. So what are the car seat laws and how do you know when your child should switch from a car seat to a seatbelt? Good Question.
Reality Check: Why Do Legislators Pass Laws They Know They Will Repeal?Repealing taxes that were approved just a couple months ago is highly unusual, but now it just might happen. Especially when it comes to the farm tax -- a tax so unpopular, even Gov. Mark Dayton hates it, and he signed it into law.
MN Now Has One Of Its First Same-Sex DivorcesIt wasn't just same-sex marriage that became legal last week, so did same-sex divorce. "To me, it was like going to Vegas -- you go in, you get your piece of paper," Dawn Tuckner said. "You come home, you have no rights."
Patty Wetterling Discusses Sex Offender LawsPatty Wetterling joins the show to discuss sex offender laws and what could be done to improve them