Dayton Calls For Felony-Level Penalties Against PoachersGov. Mark Dayton wants to crack down on poachers with tougher criminal penalties and longer license revocations. The governor on Friday proposed a new felony-level penalty for poaching, and revoking game-and-fish privileges for up to 10 years. Current law only goes up to a gross misdemeanor penalty for poaching, and license revocations of up to only five years.
Lawmakers Seek Tougher Penalty For Repeat DWIsA pair of Minnesota state Republican lawmakers wants the Legislature to strengthen the maximum penalty for repeat drunk-driver offenders. Rep. Chris Swedzinski and Sen. Gary Dahms appeared at a news conference with the parents of a 5-month-old boy whom a drunk driver killed in July 2012.
Snatching Your Neighbor's Recycling In Mpls? That's IllegalAfter you put out your recycling bin, thieves may be stealing your aluminum cans. The city of Minneapolis said it's losing $135,000 a year because of thefts from recycling bins.
Pranking 911? Minn. Bill Would Stiffen Penalties Minnesota lawmakers want to put prank callers to 911 emergency lines on notice that future fake calls could come at a price.
Father Seeks Stiffer Penalties For Dogs After Daughter Bitten A Twin Cities father wants to see stiffer penalties for dangerous dogs after his 5-year-old daughter was bitten by a pit bull.