Legislative Battle Brewing Over Drug Sentencing ReductionsA legislative game of tug-of-war is brewing over looming reductions to prison sentences for some major drug offenders. The state's sentencing commission passed the changes late last year, slashing sentence guidelines for first- and second-degree possession convictions.
Gang Member Sentenced In Mpls. Shooting That Injured Mother, ToddlerA 28-year-old Minneapolis man has been sentenced in a wild shooting spree that resulted in a mother and child suffering significant wounds.
Man Wrongfully Convicted Of Sexual Abuse May Get $475K From StateA man wrongfully convicted of sexually abusing his stepdaughter will likely receive $475,000 from Minnesota taxpayers -- but the state legislature must still approve the award. In his attorney's office Wednesday, Roger Olsen described how he still has trouble getting a job even a decade after the conviction was tossed.
Franken Working To Change How The Justice System Deals With The Mentally IllSen. Al Franken is hoping this is the year he can get legislation passed to help people suffering from mental illness.
AG: Shakopee Inmate Defrauded Medical Assistance ProgramMinnesota's Attorney General has filed felony fraud charges against a 51-year-old woman. With an aging population and soaring hospital costs, home healthcare delivers efficient medical care.
40-Year Sentence Upheld In Toddler's Suffocation DeathA 31-year-old Duluth man's 40-year prison sentence for suffocating a toddler has been upheld, according to the St. Louis County Attorney's Office.
Mpls. Man Convicted In Serial Killings Dies In PrisonA Minneapolis man convicted of killing three women in the 1980's has died in prison. Billy Glaze was convicted in 1989 of killing Kathleen Bullman, Angelina Whitebird Sweet and Angela Green. They were raped, murdered and mutilated in similar ways.
Minn. Man Gets 25 Years For Making, Possessing Child PornA White Earth man was sentenced on Tuesday to 25 years in prison for making and possessing child pornography.
Top Lawmaker Says Jamar Clark Should Have Been In Jail On Nov. 15A leading state lawmaker and a criminal defense attorney say Jamar Clark should have been in jail on Nov. 15, the day he was shot and killed by Minneapolis police.
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.
Zumberge Gets Life In Prison, Says Neighbor 'Didn't Deserve To Die' The New Brighton man who murdered his neighbor has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Charges: Man Found With 2.5lbs Of Synthetic Pot Intending To DistributeA Ironton man has been sentenced to 54 months in prison after being found with nearly two-and-a-half pounds of synthetic marijuana. Wesley John Hanson, 31, has been charged with possession of synthetic marijuana with intent to distribute.