ALF Scholarship Finalist #1 – Bouncing Back From a DUI


Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2015 Appelman Law Firm $1,000 Criminal Defense Scholarship! We’ve sifted through the applications and narrowed our list down to a final five. We will showcase the essays of the five finalists over the next five Mondays, and we’ll announce the winner shortly thereafter. So without further ado, […]

4th of July in Minnesota – DUIs, BWIs, and Speeding Tickets

4th of July

According to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, the 4th of July is the deadliest single day of the year. Drunk driving has typically accounted for 30 percent of traffic deaths in Minnesota, but that number rose to an average of 65 percent on the Fourth of July between 2008 and 2012. Historically, the 4th […]

5 New Minnesota Laws Went Into Effect Today

minnesota Laws

A set of laws passed in the 2015 legislative session went into effect today. We break down the new laws that have ties to criminal law. 1. Grandma Can Play More Bingo – Legislators simplified the state’s gambling statute to include new technologies like electronic bar bingo and electronic pull tabs. Additionally, they passed a […]

Minnesotans Have Positive View of Police

Police Attitudes

Despite national incidents that have drawn questions about police tactics, Minnesotans appear to have an overwhelmingly positive view of police officers, according to a new survey. The police association commissioned survey polled nearly 500 registered voters by phone to get a general sense of how local residents viewed policing procedures in Minnesota. After compiling the […]

Which Minnesota Cities Give Out The Most Speeding Tickets?

Speeding Tickets in Minnesota

If you’re a frequent driver, odds are you’ve learned the location of a few speed traps in Minnesota. Cops generally like to radar for speeders in areas that have a quick drop in speeds, but which Minnesota cities give out the most speeding tickets? Using police data, we’ve pinpointed the top ten police departments who […]