Tensions Rise As Minnesota Senate, House Hold Joint Conference Committee On Police ReformThe Senate started the conference committee, and used its version of the police reform bill as the framework. They went line by line to compare it over the House's version. The difference is by about 200-plus pages.
What's At Stake In Minnesota's Legislator Races: Balance Of PowerState legislators determine laws on issues like gun control, legalizing marijuana, COVID-19 response, how much you pay for taxes, and more. This year, all 201 members of the legislature are on the ballot.
Lawmakers, Police Respond To Rape Investigation ReportA new report found fewer than one in 10 of reported sexual assault cases over a two-year period produced a conviction.
Feds Say They'll Give State Time To Upgrade IDs For FlightsFor millions of Minnesotans who board planes every year, a Minnesota state-issued driver's license may no longer be enough. Starting next year, you'll need a tamper-proof high security license approved by the federal government and issued by the state.
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.
Vote ‘Yes’ Strategist Will Vote ‘No’A once powerful Minnesota Republican at the center of a sex scandal broke his 10-month silence. Michael Brodkorb lost his job after admitting an affair with then Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch, and he's now taking legal action for what he says was an improper firing.
Ritchie Accused Of 'Political Meddling' With Marriage & ID AmendmentsA group in support of the Gay Marriage Amendment in Minnesota this fall went to court today. They're trying to stop Secretary of State Mark Ritchie from changing the title on the ballot in the voting booth, which they called "political meddling".