Issues Remain As Buffers Move From Capitol To CroplandState officials are moving to implement new requirements for setbacks between cropland and waterways passed by the Legislature this year, but concern and confusion among farmers and lawmakers surrounding the new law makes it clear — the buffer battle in Minnesota isn't over.
Minn. Lawmakers Debate Regulations For Police Body CamerasMinnesota lawmakers are struggling to regulate new technology allowing police to wear body cameras and record everyday contacts with the public. The use of body cams is growing rapidly on police forces across the country, including Minnesota. It's raising questions about when, and how, they can be used.
Lawmakers Hold Off On Taking On EPA Over Wood Stove RulesMinnesota lawmakers are waiting to take on the Environmental Protection Agency over new standards for wood-burning stoves and furnaces.
FAA Releases New Drone RegulationsThe Federal Aviation Administration has proposed new rules for commercial drones that weigh up to 55 pounds. The rules state that the drones must remain within sight, must only be flow during daylight hours and must fly below 500 feet and no faster than 100 miles per hour.
More Restrictive Walleye Regulations For Upper Red LakeWalleye regulations will be more restrictive on Upper Red Lake beginning next week because of a record December walleye harvest.
Good Question: What Regulations Do Truck Drivers Have To Follow? The truck driver accused of causing the deadly crash that critically injured actor Tracy Morgan reportedly hadn't slept for more than 24 hours before the accident. Investigators say the Wal-Mart truck driver failed to slow down for traffic in New Jersey early Saturday, tried to swerve at the last minute and smashed into the back of Morgan's limo bus.
Controversial Frac Mining Being Debated At State CapitolHundreds of voices on both sides of the frac sand mining debate crammed into a state capitol hearing room. There were so many, in fact, that a second room was set aside to accommodate the overflow crowd of spectators.
Minn. Regulators Craft Rules On High-Tech GamblingRegulators overseeing a significant gambling expansion to pay for a new Minnesota Vikings stadium are on the verge of adopting requirements for new hand-held devices coming soon to bars and restaurants across the state.
Minn. Bill Aims To Reduce Deer Meat RegulationsMinnesota food shelves aren't getting as much venison as they have in years past. Some lawmakers say that's because tighter rules are making it too difficult for meat processors to donate. So, a new bill has been introduced to reduce those regulations.
FDA Announces New Sunscreen RulesThe Federal Drug Administration is changing the rules for companies who make sunscreen.
Minn. Fishing Rule Changes Take Effect TuesdayNew special fishing regulations for certain Minnesota lakes and other general rule changes for the 2011 fishing season become effective Tuesday.