Rep. Joe Atkins

Rep. Atkins Wants Stolen Smart Phone CutoffsA Minnesota legislator says he'll push a bill next year for mandatory cellphone technology allowing people to remotely disable lost or stolen smart phones. The legislation requiring cellphone cutoff technology is a response to a burst in phone thefts, including some taken in violent attacks in Minnesota.
Lawmakers Join Chorus Protesting Fairview TakeoverTwo lawmakers are joining a growing tide of officials pressuring to keep University of Minnesota hospitals in the state's hands.