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Senate Committee Passes Medical Marijuana Bill

The Star Tribune reports that a medical marijuana bill has made progress at the State Capitol as the 2014 legislative session starts to near its end. The Senate Health Committee passed a piece of legislation on April 25 with a 7-3 vote. It is the first time this year that the bill has reached a… Read more »

Hennepin County Drug Task Force Fighting Heroin

Police in Eden Prairie are working hard to take steps to battle the heroin use increase and the abuse of prescription drugs that are plaguing inner city areas and now becoming more prevalent in the suburban communities. It has been noticed that there is a change in the usage of the drugs and in the… Read more »

February Ruling Says MN Needs to Act on Sex Offender Program

CBS News reports a federal district court judge has ruled that the Minnesota legislature needs to act to fix their Sex Offender Program. The program has locked up over 700 sex offenders with virtually none of them getting out even after they served their prison sentences before being admitted. The ruling just came shy of calling the… Read more »

Tax Refund Theft in the Twin Cities

Authorities are warning residents throughout the Twin Cities and Minnesota that tax refund theft is happening. There is a lot of movement during tax season, so it is very important for individuals to understand what is happening with their tax refund. While there are cases of tax refund theft, mainly in the form of identity… Read more »

Minnesota Colleges Report Increase in Sexual Assaults

Minnesota colleges are reporting an increase in sexual assaults on their campuses. The rise is very sharp compared to recent years, which has led to an urgent call to lower the number of sex offenses that are occurring on campuses all around the country. The University of Minnesota, which has already had two high-profile rape… Read more »

Minneapolis Police Say Robberies Up, Killings Down

There has been a rash of crimes in the Minneapolis area that targets people for iPads, iPhones, and other technological devices. This desire to steal these items off of people was part of the surge in the number of robberies that were seen in Minneapolis in 2013, particularly around the University of Minnesota campus. There… Read more »

Minnesota Counties Start Drug Testing in Aid Recipients

Minnesota counties are preparing to start randomly testing just some of the recipients of welfare in the state. This is part of a new state law that is aimed at preventing drug users from receiving public assistance. According to an article published in USA Today, county officials are complaining that the new rules consume a… Read more »

U of Minnesota Campus Robberies Now Happening in Daytime

The Minnesota Star Tribune reports that after a string of robberies which occurred around and on the University of Minnesota campus this year, students have been warned over and over to not walk around campus alone in the dark. Now University officials have to revamp their warnings to include walking alone during the day. This is… Read more »

Minnesota Non-Profits See Over $175K Lost or Stolen

The Mankato free Press reports that over $175,000 has been taken from various Minnesota non-profit organizations over the past four years. Non-profit organizations have been required to report losses that are experienced because of fraud, theft, or mismanagements of funds if the missing amount exceeds 5 percent of their annual gross receipts or $250,000. Non-profits… Read more »