BCA Update Confirms Spike In Violent Crimes Statewide In 2020, With Murders Up 58%Bias crimes also rose sharply in 2020. There were 223 bias incidents recorded by the BCA, which stands as the highest number seen in 15 years, according to the agency.
Renewed Call To Boost Minnesota's Laws Against Hate CrimesThe group Communities Combatting Hate says reforming Minnesota's "loopholes" in hate crime law is urgent and they're calling on the legislature to take action.
Good Question: How Do Hate Crime Laws Work?On Monday, the Red Wing City Council made a strong statement in support of the police. It passed a resolution saying it supports national efforts to make attacks on police officers hate crimes. So, how do hate crime laws work? Good Question.
Vandalism Suspect: God Wants Me To 'Hurt People'The man police say was responsible for causing more than $7,500 worth of damage to Buffalo area churches says he believes God wants him to "hurt people."
'Person Of Interest' In Buffalo Church Vandalism IdentifiedPolice say a sixth church in Buffalo was apparently another target in a string of vandalism currently being investigated as a possible bias crime. The Buffalo Police chief says damage was discovered at Buffalo United Methodist Church late yesterday afternoon.
Cops: Multiple Buffalo Churches Vandalized In Bias CrimePolice are searching for the person responsible for vandalizing multiple churches in Buffalo, Minn., over the weekend.
Authorities Investigate Cross Burning In BemidjiThe Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a cross burning in Bemidji that happened last Friday.