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After a four-month hiatus caused by the pandemic, in-person criminal jury trials will resume in state district courts on March 15, Minnesota Supreme Court Chief…
In light of recent issues with police officer conduct, one reader wanted to know what kind of training law enforcement officers get in the state.
An attorney for fired cop Ty Jindra persuades U.S. judge magistrate that he was not threatening a potential witness.
Pine County attorney says deputy's use of deadly force warranted after chase.
A search was underway late Saturday for a suspect or suspects.
The lawsuit is one of several legal actions alleging police misconduct during the Floyd protest, including an incident captured by a New York-based photojournalist.
U.S. magistrate judge recommends rejection of suit by Waseca women inmates over handling of COVID-19
U.S. Magistrate also said the court lacked the authority to release a large number of inmates as sought by the ACLU.
Even judiciary staff will be barred from entering Minnesota's federal buildings.
Courts will offer a few more exceptions to allow jury criminal trials and will allow for remotely
Study: 'Less lethal' weapons used by police during George Floyd protests 'not appropriate,' caused significant injuries
Study deplores use of less-than-lethal weapons used against protesters during the George Floyd demonstrations in Minneapolis last year.
There were only five state jury trials in December, with COVID-19 protocols in place, but plenty of court hearings are happening, mostly remotely.
The ACLU asked a court to release inmates at prison hard hit by pandemic but a lawyer for prison said court lacked jurisdiction.
An inmate said it was a COVID "zombieland" inside the federal women's prison in Waseca
Anne Kanten fought bank foreclosures, organized tractorcades to Washington, D.C., and mobilized support for state and federal policy reforms to protect small farmers both in…
Nearly half of the state inmates have contracted COVID-19 and a Ramsey District Judge says state prison officials have failed.
Until recently, hardly anyone knew that an aging building on Hiawatha Avenue in south Minneapolis was once a fire station that housed an all-Black fire…
In the fall of 1981, 10 women gathered at Loretta's Tea Room in south Minneapolis to discuss the formation of a new antiwar organization, Women…
Pause starts Nov. 30, also makes hearings remote.
Public Defender asks Hennepin County chief judge to halt out-of-custody hearings until pandemic eases
Risks for out-of-custody cases in Hennepin County are too great, she said.
The legality of panhandling on a median is a bit complicated. "Whether it's legal or not depends on how you conduct yourself," says Timothy Richards of the Minneapolis City Attorney's Office.
The absentee ballot tracker is back up, but an ongoing outage involving the voter registration system could lead to longer lines at early voting sites. Another short outage was planned just after 3 p.m. Saturday to work on the problems.
Tot's grandparents say social worker, system and staff knew of troubles.
The operator of a financial services firm was sentenced to time served for violating U.S. sanctions on his country.
Carlton County payment may be the largest such settlement outside metro.
A federal court judge suggests the new jury box in Minneapolis looks a lot like a penalty box at a hockey game.
A love for the outdoors led to a career covering the major battles and controversies over Minnesota's environmental issues.
Two more lawsuits filed against Minneapolis over injuries caused by police after George Floyd killing
One said he was cleaning Lake St. in afternoon when he was hurt; other was at a protest.
A student claims a cop shot a projectile into her face after a protest over George Floyd's killing, then left without helping her.
He allegedly broke into Target headquarters and lit a fire in the mailroom before fleeing.
Hawo Mohamed Hassan was scheduled to be released in January 2021.
For nearly three decades, reference librarian Georgianna Herman was a prime resource for graduate students in industrial relations at the University of Minnesota. Herman oversaw…
A command center will close and daily meetings will end, but U.S. Attorney Erica MacDonald said law enforcement representatives will continue to communicate virtually.
The Richfield man, using a false name, sent the letter to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service in retaliation against his wife, who was in the naturalization process at the time, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.
One man used his employment and volunteer work at schools to victimize at least 10 boys. The other collected porn while on probation for similar conduct.
Woman tried to help four people get special visas by falsely claiming they were victims of robbery by two Somali men.
The fire bombing occurred May 29, four days after George Floyd died while being restrained by police in south Minneapolis
In 2017, Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria “Rondo” Arradondo met with a small group of community activists who urged him to adopt a training program that…
Suits allege new Postal Service policies could slow down delivery of ballots in November.
A 21-year old man threatened rape and murder if underage girls did not send him explicit video and photos of themselves
With plenty of examples of slow mail delivery in the Twin Cities, some customers feel as if they have become collateral damage.
Three Nigerian nationals stole W-2 and other personal information from Bloomington firm as part of a tax fraud scheme.
Already convicted of a Florida murder, she pleaded guilty to killing her husband in Blooming Prairie.
Man operated a sauna in northeast Minneapolis and trafficked in young women and girls, prosecutors said.
The officer was initially not identified in the suit but was named in an amended complaint.
Derrick Lee Spillman is accused of robbing two Holiday gas stations, a Speedway and a Subway over a 9-hour period.
His lawyers argue that county prosecutors have failed to show Thao knew that Derek Chauvin and the other officers were going to commit a crime.
The lawsuit contends that the officers used deadly force in non-deadly circumstances and that a lack of proper training and departmental culture led to George Floyd's death.
American Indian leaders and longtime allies hailed a victory many felt was long overdue after more than 30 years of protests over the nicknames of sports teams that have been condemned as racist.
Dakota County attorney concluded the shooting of Isak Aden was justified.
Arson charges dropped against woman arrested in burning of St. Paul store after George Floyd's killing
The 19-year-old's attorney says video showed that she was not involved in the arson at St. Paul health supplement store.
U.S. District Judge Donovan Frank mentions George Floyd and Philando Castile in declining to dismiss the case.
The police killing of George Floyd a month ago is prompting new scrutiny of the three officers who failed to intervene before the handcuffed suspect…
Weeks after Calvin Horton Jr. was shot, his family has few answers
Staten was an advocate for civil rights and recovery from chemical dependency, a scourge he knew all too well.
The two are believed to be traveling south, the ATF said, adding that the public should be on the lookout for them along the Interstate 35 corridor.
The American Civil Liberties Union seeks a temporary restraining order on law enforcement.
From its earliest days, the Legal Rights Center (LRC) has been a major community asset, representing low-income clients, particularly people of color, in…
Legal experts say officer acted wrongly in putting his knee on Floyd's neck.
The County Board will consider more data at a meeting Thursday, with a decision possible as early as June 2.
They'll buy five buildings after a yearslong battle with a derelict landlord.
In seeking info on the case, Minneapolis police have released surveillance video of what turned into a big blaze just west of downtown.
After she retired from the Star Tribune, she contributed numerous travel articles.
The former Minnesota governor said he does not want to quit his job now because he will lose his medical insurance.
Patrons who rode the buses to area casinos adored Anita Robinson, says her son, Gary, who operates a bus company, Best Bet Tours. She…
Coffee shops hope business will perk up, but many are barely surviving
It is difficult to determine when a CEO is "off duty," a Hennepin County judge said in a ruling.
Suit claims Carlton County deputy shot man who had no gun and that the deputy had been drinking
An appeals court panel agreed that a law firm did clients more harm than good in a Toyota crash trial.
Dozens of honking cars with signs circled U.S. Bank Plaza in downtown Minneapolis, calling for a cancellation of rent and mortgage payments.
Mary Jo Copeland recalls that her husband, Dick, was a little dubious when she first raised the idea of starting a storefront center to help…
Documents indicate inmate had contemplated suicide, but jail and doctor insist case was properly handled.
Ali Abdalla had been a U.S. citizen since he was a child, the lawsuit claims.
Wilder Research's new data was gathered before the coronavirus outbreak. The majority experienced trauma or violence, the probe found.
Prosecutors dismissed attempted murder charges against a man who says Innocence Project of Minnesota "saved my life."
In a 142-page ruling, the judge gave a scathing evaluation of a Minneapolis attorney while also faulting work by a state appellate defender.