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Attorney General Keith Ellison is creating a new labor division to address economic crimes.
Monday hearing comes as deadline to move bill nears.
The firm brings together the last two state attorneys general, both of them litigators with a long history of working together in Minnesota's legal community.
If the measure becomes law, Minnesota would join 16 states and the District of Columbia in banning cellphone use by motorists unless they use active hands-free technology while they drive.
GOP Senate majority leader said the issue more likely to be taken up next year.
Lawmakers look at ways to get people to treatment, not jail, faster.
The state's new public safety commissioner is among a growing set of law enforcement leaders now studying new approaches to such cases.
Keith Ellison said office fielded more than 300 complaints last year.
Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison joined the group of Democratic state attorneys general for the second federal legal challenge to the new policy in as many days.
The court is alarmed by high levels of depression, anxiety and stress among practicing attorneys.
A House committee is expected to advance bills that face murkier prospects in state Senate.
State's sole private facility has been unused since 2010.
Measures would award $3 million in death of Joseph Gomm in 2018.
One woman's trauma is pushing Minnesota lawmakers to repeal what is known as the marital rape exception.
Attorney general, St. Paul mayor and Public Safety head visited Stillwater.
State A.G. forms group to suggest litigation, legislative strategies.
Rep. Nick Zerwas cites "Empire" actor's case as motivation.
Minnesota joined 15 states Monday in asking a California federal judge to halt President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration, arguing that diverting funds to build a border wall would hurt the state's national guard and frustrate counter-narcotic efforts.
Draconian sentencing in state is the target of move to wipe out disparities.
Background checks, "red flag" laws sought by Minnesota advocates.
Minnesota is lone state to not yet access federally approved money to improve security.
Minnesota among 22 states calling on federal court to uphold injunction.
The new attorney general underlies the need to raise his lawyers' salaries.
An annual rally underlined support from new leadership at Capitol.
Hands-free measure and increased penalties cruised through committees.
Minnesota is one of 22 states where felons cannot vote until they complete post-incarceration supervision. The change could affect as many as 60,000 on probation.
The judicial branch seeks to raise judges' salaries to stay competitive.
State report calls for better response to exploitative practices in workplaces.
Melin will be legislative director, and Liz Kramer to be solicitor general.
Minnesota was among dozens of states to file suit against the two health companies.
Efforts to expand background checks and adopt red flag law get rolled out amid a day of outreach by Minnesota Gun Owners Caucus.
President, Democrats remain divided over border wall funding.
He assured an audience of veterans and officials from across the state's criminal justice system that the measure would be a priority.
Repeal of "voluntary relationships" statute among package of changes moving through Senate.
An early victory this week in the House has Secretary of State Steve Simon optimistic that he will soon be able to access that money to update the state's voter registration system.
Lola Velazquez-Aguilu has been on the commission since 2016.
DFL legislators cite election momentum for two new bills, while firearm rights advocates ready to renew resistance.
David Maeda helped roll out state's first electronic poll books in Minnetonka.
With one hand on a Qur'an, Keith Ellison ushered in a new era Monday for the Minnesota Attorney General's Office, promising to use his new role as "the People's Lawyer" as a vehicle that will take the office's reach to every corner of the state.
After 12 years in Congress, his life as attorney general means using law for change.
Some new measures may shorten prison terms, others are harder on repeat offenders.
John Keller has led the Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota since 2005.
Attorney general's task force finished 47-page report for lawmakers to consider.
Postal worker pleads guilty to federal charge for firing into Minneapolis Federal Reserve during fireworks
Authorities found anti-government literature in St. Paul man's apartment.
Minn. author of anti-government 'handbook' handed five-year federal prison sentence in pipe bomb case
Eric James Reinbold, convicted of possessing illegal homemade bombs, diagramed bomb recipes and wrote of attacking government, 'feminists.'
Defendant sat feet away from Dar Al-Farooq's director.
International probe led to charges against 39 people accused of trafficking hundreds of women to U.S.
Attorney: Plea negotiations underway for one of 3 Illinois militia members accused of bombing Minnesota mosque
Michael McWhorter, 29, is second "White Rabbits" member to appear in federal court in St. Paul. He has previously told FBI agents that his group bombed Dar Al-Farooq in 2017.
Trial of 5 remaining defendants began Nov. 5.
FBI traced source of scores of menacing missives.
The U.S. hasn't had an embassy in Somalia for 27 years.
Mario Luis Jones was later arrested without injury days after crashing stolen cab in high-speed chase.
Previous charges describe "End the Fed" literature found in home of Christopher Douglas Wood in August.
It's against a backdrop of criticism in recent years over the federal response to crimes on tribal land.
Appeals court: Jury should decide lawsuit against Woodbury police who killed man in 2012 hostage encounter
Police shot unarmed 19-year-old 12 times after he fled a party held hostage by a gunman.
Armed forces found numerous roadside bombs made using parts illegally sourced from Minnesota.
Five are standing trial in St. Paul in sprawling international sex trafficking case.
Macrina Perez, 25, argued she followed her boyfriend's lead before leaving drug dealing behind. Prosecutors have said she was deeply connected to Mexican cartels.
Initiatives opposed by many in business community are within reach for state DFLers.
Couple charged with conspiracy, multiple fraud counts after failing to disclose relationship in filing for benefits.
Local Jewish leaders say recent remarks contradict comments before election.
Reports in the state during 2017 increased more than 22 percent, rising from 119 in 2016 to 146.
Retired players with head injuries would share $19M.
Central to the state GOP's effort will be fielding candidates who can appeal to both its rural base while winning back the suburban voters who propelled DFL gains in this week's midterm election.
Congressman's chief of staff to assume the same role at State Capitol.
First former refugee sent to Congress. First openly gay U.S. House member from Minnesota. First Muslim elected to a statewide office in Minnesota. First American Indian elected lieutenant governor nationwide. Minnesota voters ushered in a wave of firsts Tuesday.
DFLers Steve Simon, Julie Blaha complete sweep of state offices
Doug Wardlow greeted Vice President Mike Pence at the Twin Cities airport Saturday as Keith Ellison and his supporters made their final pitch at the Capitol in St. Paul.
Doug Wardlow has largely left fight up to surrogates this week, while Keith Ellison assembled former Democratic attorneys general to make his case.
U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison hit his Republican opponent for attorney general, Doug Wardlow, on Wednesday for shifting his stance on background checks for gun sales, and Wardlow lobbed a new ad digging into Ellison's past links to controversial figures.
As she campaigns for U.S. House, Omar is defending herself against a handful of recurrent controversies, including her marriage and immigration history.
Support among Minnesotans for Trump's immigration policies hewed closely along party lines.
President Trump, health care were among the issues the two discussed.
The DFL candidate for attorney general and ex-wife opposed effort to unseal divorce records.
Telescope Media case seen as a potential U.S. Supreme Court challenge.
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