New Laws Take Effect July 1With the first day of July comes a batch of new laws that are set to take effect in Minnesota.
New Child Support Law Aims To Reduce Parent ConflictThe law changes the formula for how courts adjust the basic child support amount.
Scalia Talks Death Penalty At University Of Minnesota Law SchoolJustice Antonin Scalia says it "wouldn't surprise" him to see the U.S. Supreme Court invalidate the death penalty after moving in recent years to restrict its application.
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.
New Law Limits What Minnesota Bounty Hunters Can Wear, DriveA new state law aimed at reining in Minnesota bounty hunters forbids bail bondsmen from using certain-colored uniforms or vehicles with emblems that the public might mistake for sworn officers.
Good Question: What's The Difference Between First, Second and Third Degree Murder?
Minnesota Walmart Employees Earning At Least $9 An HourEvery Walmart employee in Minnesota is now earning at least $9 an hour. The pay raises for more than 7,700 Minnesotans went into effect last Saturday.
Dayton Signs Bill To Permanently Seal 'Reformed Offender' RecordsGov. Mark Dayton signed a bill into law Wednesday making it easier to erase the criminal records of some offenders. The law could affect thousands of Minnesotans.
Gov. Dayton Prepared To Sign Minimum Wage BillGov. Mark Dayton plans to sign the minimum wage bill into law on Monday, bringing one of the country's lowest rates to one of the highest in the nation.
The Winter Driving Law You May Be BreakingThere's a law you may not know about that you could be breaking this winter. In Minnesota, drivers are required to clear their car windows of snow before driving. Scraping may seem pretty standard, but a lot of people aren't doing it. Officers say that's caused a string of accidents.
Lawmakers Working To Get Compensation For The Wrongfully Imprisoned A push is underway to compensate people who were exonerated for crimes for which they were wrongfully convicted and imprisoned.
Personal Stories Used As Spin Over New Health Law When Jennifer Slafter first ran the numbers, she thought the new federal health care law would cost her family an extra $171 a month for an insurance plan with a higher deductible. So the 40-year-old stay-home mom from southeastern Minnesota felt compelled to go public with her frustration.
Obamacare Key Dates In 2014Implementation of the health reform law continues through 2014 with these key dates.
High Court: Firm Subcontracts Not Public Under LawThe Minnesota Supreme Court says a private business working on a construction project for the St. Louis County School District does not have to provide subcontractor data under open records laws. The decision reverses an earlier ruling by the state Court of Appeals.
Surly Brewing Building Its New 'Destination Brewery'Surly Brewing Company is kicking off the development of its new "Destination Brewery." Founder Omar Ansari said the 8.3-acre site will feature a 50,000 square foot building with a brewery, a beer garden, and restaurant.