Arrests made in Rochester counterfeit case; DWI sweep in place
November 19, 2012 — 5:18pm
Fake money has been showing up in Rochester, Winona, Austin, Albert Lea and other southern Minnesota towns recently. Rochester Police Captain Brain Winters tells the Post Bulletin that four arrests over the weekend could be connected to the counterfeit bills.
Police say they found about $20,000 in phony $20 bills during while making the arrests.
In other news, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety is putting extra officers on the road in myriad counties on Thanksgiving Eve, looking for drunken drivers. Read all about the saturation here.
The health commissioner extended the hours for his upcoming public forum on adding intractable pain to the list of conditions allowed into the state's medical marijuana program. The public can also submit written comments.
The final decision will be up to Health Commissioner Ed Ehlinger, but if the program expands, the Intractable Pain Advisory Committee hopes there will be additional strictures and precautions for pain patients.