Ilhan Omar's 'Benjamins' Tweet Not A Surprise To Some In MinnesotaAs Ilhan Omar's political star was rising last year on her way to becoming one of the first Muslim women in Congress, several Minnesota Jewish leaders invited her to talk privately about past statements they considered anti-Semitic and anti-Israel. Gathering at a state senator's home, they hoped to get a better sense of her views while expressing their concerns.
Bill Requires Background Check Before Gun TransfersGun safety supporters rallied at a church outside the Minnesota State Capitol Tuesday. DFL State Senator Ron Latz is proposing a bill which requires criminal background checks for the 40 percent of gun transfers he says are currently exempted – including online and gun show sales.
Minn. Senate To Discuss 2 Bills On Gun SalesHundreds of people for and against tougher background checks on gun sales will be in St. Paul Tuesday. At 8:30 a.m., the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing in the Senate Office Building for two bills from DFL Senator Ron Latz.
Gun Safety Bill Would Expand Background Checks In MinnesotaGun safety supporters took a big step at the State Capitol today. They introduced a bill to require comprehensive background checks for most gun transfers.
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.
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.
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.
Senate Sends Dayton Women's Workplace Rights Bill A bill called a hallmark update to Minnesota's workplace protections for women headed Thursday to Gov. Mark Dayton for his expected signature.
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.
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.
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 Chairman: Gun Focus On Background ChecksThe Minnesota Senate Judiciary Committee chairman says his focus in gun control legislation will be on expanded background checks, not banning assault weapons.