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Bill Curbing Access To Police Body Camera Footage AdvancesA Minnesota bill that would limit public access to video footage from police body cameras cleared its first legislative hurdle Friday, advancing the debate over how to responsibly deploy devices that can provide a revealing look into law enforcement.
Rules For Law Enforcement Drones Fly To Senate FloorA bill barring warrantless aerial drone use by Minnesota law enforcement except in certain emergency situations is headed to the Senate floor. The Senate Judiciary Committee on Friday endorsed a bill that has been the subject of intense negotiations with civil liberties groups and law enforcement agencies.
ND Mulls Several Measures Aimed At Curbing Sex TraffickingNorth Dakota lawmakers are considering several measures aimed at combating sex trafficking in the state.
Witnesses Say Apps Increase Stalkers' Capabilities Stalking victims face new threats in an era of smartphones and mobile apps and Congress should regulate them more closely, witnesses at a congressional hearing said Wednesday.
Minn. AG Backs Bill Surrounding Lawmaker ImmunityMinnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson is advising the Legislature to forge ahead with a bill making clear that lawmakers can't avoid arrest for drunken driving or other crimes during the months of session. But Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Ron Latz responded Thursday that he's not convinced that a new law is required to resolve what he sees as a misunderstanding of current law.
Target Says Hackers Stole Credentials From Vendor Target said Wednesday that investigators have found that hackers stole credentials from a vendor to access the retailer's systems and pilfer about 40 million debit and credit card numbers as well as personal information for another 70 million people.
Obama's ATF Nominee Gets Senate HearingPresident Barack Obama's nominee to lead the agency charged with enforcing national gun laws said Tuesday the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives was "in distress" when he it took over on an interim basis in 2011.
Franken 'Very Well Aware Of' NSA Tracking Phone RecordsUS Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., says he's not surprised by revelations that federal security agencies collect phone and computer data on American citizens.
Improving Gun Background Checks Could Be CostlyLawmakers' plans to improve Minnesota's existing background check system for gun sales will come at a cost.
Senate Panel Kills Bill To Reveal Reserved Tickets The number of tickets that are actually available for purchase by the general public for major concerts like Beyonce or Kenny Chesney will remain a mystery in Minnesota.
Minn. Bill Would Disclose Concert Ticket HoldbacksMinnesota lawmakers are considering a bill to make sellers of concert tickets publicly reveal how many tickets are held back from sale to the public.
Senate Panel To Take Up Guns, Background ChecksA Senate panel is set to vote on changes to Minnesota's gun laws, including whether to require background checks for all gun purchases.
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