New Year Ushers In New Laws In MinnesotaFriday ushers in the New Year and also brings new laws to Minnesota. Most new laws took effect over the summer but a handful start Friday, including proof of insurance upon vehicle registration.
Mall Of America Cameras Catch Criminals Through License Plate ReadersA shopping trip to the Mall of America ended with jail time for two different male-female duos. Officers say they weren't shoplifting, but that they had committed their thefts before they even got to the mall. It seems technology helped make the arrests possible.
New Laws Allow Experimental Drugs, Limit License Plate Readers & MoreStarting this weekend, some things are about to change in Minnesota.
License Plate Readers Get New Regulations, Body Cams Won'tMinnesota lawmakers have approved legislation imposing regulations on police agencies that use license plate readers, but they will wait for now to set new laws for body cameras. The compromise bill sent Sunday to Gov. Mark Dayton limits how long agencies can keep location data gathered by cameras on squad cars or at fixed locations.
Senate Cues Up Clash On Body Cameras, License Plate ReadersMinnesota's Senate is setting up a clash with the House over body cameras and license plate readers.
Lawmakers Renew Push To Regulate License Plate ReadersMinnesota lawmakers are restarting a two-year-long push to set rules for how law enforcement agencies use automated license plate readers. The cameras are usually mounted on squad cars, logging car locations into a database. Police say they help track down stolen cars and aid in investigations.
Lawmakers Debate Police Use Of License Plate ReadersMinnesota lawmakers opened hearings Thursday on a bill to regulate how long police can keep computer images of your car and license plate. Police store tens of thousands of those images -- even if you haven't committed a crime.
Lawmakers Plan To Limit Police Use Of License Plate DataMinnesota lawmakers are preparing to crack down on how police use license plate readers.
Drones, License Plate Readers May Get ScrutinyA new commission set up to study Minnesota's privacy and data practices laws could look at rules for drones, license plate readers on police cruisers and abuse of government data, commission members said Tuesday.