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The program, called ABLE, is being used by 180 police departments nationwide. Some say it can change police culture.
Thurston Morton recalls the talk he gave to his class on the fundamentals of public speaking at Normandale Community College nearly two years ago. His…
County officials are defending the policy.
Judge decries prisoner's vaccination refusal, BMI plan to get out early.
Federal funds could help as many as 50,000 Minnesotans with unpaid rent. Thanks to a new state law, they can't be evicted while their application for rental assistance is pending.
She helped lawyers defend American Indian leaders on trial for their role in the occupation of Wounded Knee, S.D., in 1973. She represented demonstrators, arrested for sit-ins outside the Honeywell Corp.
The film, shown Wednesday in the Twin Cities, says people of color are often unjustly targeted.
Chief Justice Gildea said that remote hearings were popular during the pandemic and that they will be studied for the future.
James Meredith and Terrence Roberts urged young activists to carry on the fight for justice.
The civil liberties attorney was last suspended in 2017 for mishandling his books.
Suspended attorney William Butler has had a long, contentious relationship with the state and federal judiciary
Chuck Bjorgen took thousands of photos, but a picture of two dancing horses was his favorite.
"He was as pure a newspaper guy for spot news as you will ever see."
Objections to the effort to expose racial covenants remain unclear.
For nearly six weeks, Lisa Hanson has been in hiding after warrants were issued for her arrest.
The gunman walked into the store about 7 p.m., pulled out a gun and pointed it at Hassan Shire, the owner. "Give me money, give me money," the gunman said, according to Shire.
Lisa Hanson, 56, contends Walz shutdown order and warrant were unlawful.
But it's the opening round in a continuing struggle, they say.
Question of intent is key in debate over murder vs. manslaughter
Albert Lea woman misses bail hearing on violations.
Fifty years ago, a lawsuit forced the Minneapolis Fire Department to hire nonwhites again.
Federal Judge Michael Davis dismisses ACLU-MN suit over COVID-19 conditions in federal women's prison in Waseca
Judge Michael Davis rejected the ACLU suit on procedural grounds and did not address claims of mistreatment.
A single fatality occurred near George Floyd Square in Mpls.
Her paintings had a sense of authenticity, art critics said, capturing the farmlands and lives of people with an empathy that comes from being one…
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.