Dayton: Minnesota Police Not Trigger Happy

Minnesota law enforcement officers are not trigger happy, Gov. Mark Dayton says, but money lawmakers approved for police training earlier this year could help them react appropriately to instances like have resulted in civilian deaths in recent years. “I think most Minnesota law enforcement is very well trained and conducts itself very responsibly,” the governor…
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Judge Says Dayton Violated Constitution In Vetoing Legislative Budget

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton’s veto of legislative funding was unconstitutional, a judge ruled Wednesday, July 19. Dayton’s used his “veto authority to gain a repeal or modification of unrelated policy legislation by effectively eliminating a co-equal branch of government,” Ramsey County Judge John Guthmann wrote. After the 2017 legislative session, which ended in late May,…
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Twin Metals Opponents Bend Forest Service’s Ear

Mia Morrison brought her 14-year-old enthusiasm to to a public meeting dominated by people much older. “My generation does not want to clean it up,” the bubbly girl, waving her hands, told a U.S. Forest Service panel that on Tuesday night, July 18, was listening to Minnesotans, and one Wisconsinite, about whether the federal government…
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Judge To Decide Whether To Pause FM Diversion

A federal judge says he will decide whether to temporarily stop the Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion project within 30 days. After a three-hour hearing Tuesday, July 18, Chief Minnesota federal Judge John R. Tunheim announced his month deadline in a request to hit pause on the $2.2 billion project. Attorneys seeking the delay, representing the Minnesota…
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Families Of Missing People Can Provide DNA To Link To Remains

Frustrated families of people who have gone missing have a chance to help law enforcement officials find their loves ones remains: provide DNA. Authorities have taken DNA samples from remains of unidentified people around the country and entered results in a database. That DNA can be linked to close blood relatives’ DNA. “While a result…
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