Minn. Lawmakers To Debate Growing State Prison PopulationMinnesota's top corrections experts are looking at ways to ease the strain on the state's overcrowded prisons. Minnesota has one of the fastest-growing prison populations in the country, despite a drop in the crime rate.
Lawmaker Challenging Mall Of America's Gun Policy After ThreatA Republican state lawmaker says the al-Shabaab threat against the Mall of America means gun holders with permits should be able to take their weapons into the mall.
Cornish Weighs Challenge Of Walz In 2016Republican State Rep. Tony Cornish says he may challenge recently re-elected U.S. Rep. Tim Walz in 2016. Cornish says he announced his possible plans early to gauge interest from the Republican Party and donors in running in the 1st District. He plans to make a final decision within a year or so.
Talking Points: Gun Control Bills Debated This WeekThis week is the deciding one for a bill to create universal background checks for gun sales in Minnesota.
Despite Favorable Poll, Background Check Bill In Trouble At MN CapitolA bill supporting universal background checks for Minnesota gun purchases is in trouble at the Capitol -- despite a new poll showing overwhelming statewide support.
Tony Cornish On Gun IssuesRep. Tony Cornish joined Chad to discuss the latest statistics on defensive shootings.
'Castle Doctrine' Supporter: Smith's Actions Go Beyond ProtectionRep. Tony Cornish is a former police chief. But he differs with many former and current police chiefs when it comes to the "Castle Doctrine," the measure that allows homeowners to use deadly force to defend their property.
Representatives Comment On Voter ID PlanThe Minnesota House passed a proposed constitutional amendment to make voters show a photo ID at the polls. Here is a small sample of some of the things said by representatives during the nine-hour debate.
Bill Aims To Expand Rights To Use Deadly ForceThe Minnesota Legislature opens hearings on a bill Thursday expanding the right of Minnesotans to use deadly force against intruders in their home, sometimes called the "Castle Doctrine."
Minn. House Votes For Stiffer Dog Abuse PenaltiesThe Minnesota House has voted to toughen a state law to deter people from harming or killing public safety dogs like those police use.
Rep. Cornish Wants Level 2 Sex Offenders Listed OnlineOne state representative would like to see more sex offenders listed online.