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Minneapolis, MN, United States

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Past articles by Stephen:

Large-scale gun, drug busts mark latest chapter in federal violent crime crackdown in Minnesota

Operations in the Twin Cities and Rochester produced dozens of arrests this week. → Read More

Mom sues Walmart after daughter died in fire at Fridley store's lot

Essie McKenzie says Walmart failed to properly manage RV campers who stay overnight. → Read More

Federal judge ends probe into leaks of grand jury proceedings surrounding George Floyd's death

State and federal investigations failed to uncover the source of information published by the Star Tribune and New York Times. → Read More

Derek Chauvin's federal sentencing scheduled for Thursday

The former Minneapolis officer pleaded guilty last year to civil rights violations in cases involving George Floyd, Minneapolis teen. → Read More

Feds ask for up to 6 1⁄2 years in prison for ex-MPD officer Thao for failing to help George Floyd

Prosecutors want the same sentences for Thao as ex-officers Thomas Lane and Alexander Kueng. → Read More

Accused sex trafficker Anton Lazzaro's attorneys say authorities listened in on privileged jail calls

Legal team for GOP megadonor seeking dismissal of charges, sanctions → Read More

Eagan postal worker becomes ninth from Minnesota arrested in U.S. Capitol riot

Charges say suspect moved from New York to live with his Minnesota mother as FBI investigated the insurrection. → Read More

Stillwater guard, prisoner convicted of murder indicted in meth conspiracy scheme

Charges allege that guard helped smuggle in packages of drugs, cellphones. → Read More

Biden nominates Chauvin prosecutor for federal judge in Minnesota

If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Jerry Blackwell would be the second Minnesota federal jurist appointed by the Biden administration. → Read More

Gas prices becoming big theme in 2022 Minnesota governor race

Gov. Tim Walz's GOP opponent Scott Jensen issued a plan to lower prices at the pump. → Read More

GOP governor candidate Scott Jensen makes pitch for crime response

A public safety spending bill was among the priorities that stalled when legislators missed a May deadline. → Read More

U.S. Rep. Dean Phillips, law enforcement leaders unveil bill to boost police recruiting

The bill would direct $50 million to the Department of Justice and local communities to attract candidates, especially those underrepresented in law enforcement. → Read More

Minnesota Senate Democrats make unsuccessful attempt to pass reproductive rights bills

DFLers say Supreme Court leak "changed the landscape" of November's election. → Read More

Scott Jensen suggests jail time for Secretary of State Simon in speech to GOP voters

Minnesota GOP gubernatorial candidate Scott Jensen took a "lock him up" message on the campaign trail recently, suggesting that Secretary of State Steve Simon deserved imprisonment for his management of the state's election system. Speaking April 23 at the Minnesota Third Congressional District Republican organizing convention in Plymouth, Jensen sparked loud cheers from the crowd when he warned… → Read More

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz signs pandemic bonus pay, unemployment insurance deal

Bonus checks would amount to roughly $750 a person if all 667,000 eligible workers who qualified apply. → Read More

Andrew Luger's return as Minnesota's U.S. attorney marked by focus on curbing violent crime

Luger was sworn back into the office last month. → Read More

Senate confirms Andrew Luger as Minnesota's U.S. attorney

Luger returns to the post he held during the Obama administration. → Read More

Minnesota Senate Democrats roll out session's latest criminal justice policy pitch

Key GOP committee leader criticizes late proposal. → Read More

At benefit in his honor, Sen. David Tomassoni debuts legislation to fight ALS

Tomassoni was diagnosed with the disease in June 2021. → Read More

Former basketball player Royce White seeks to challenge Omar for Congress as a Republican

White is one of three Republicans jockeying to challenge Omar. → Read More