Gov. 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.
A 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.
After 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.
Minnesota lawmakers want to put prank callers to 911 emergency lines on notice that future fake calls could come at a price.
A Twin Cities father wants to see stiffer penalties for dangerous dogs after his 5-year-old daughter was bitten by a pit bull.