Debate Over Police Body Cameras Heats Up In Minnesota

Police Body Camera

During the summer of 2014, a nationwide interest in police body cameras was re-ignited in response to the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, which both occurred during encounters with the police. Proponents of police body cameras have frequently argued that the cameras promote transparency and accountability, while critics note privacy concerns and the […]

Justice For Cecil The Lion!

Cecil the lion

A Bloomington, Minnesota dentist is facing national outrage after he shot and killed a treasured lion on a hunting trip to Zimbabwe. The dentist in question is Walter Palmer, and odds are he’ll have a tough time getting patients in his chair even after the dust settles. That’s because the story behind the hunt is so egregious. […]

Puddle of Mudd Singer Booked For DUI in Minnesota

Puddle of Mudd

Puddle of Mudd singer Wes Scantlin was arrested for driving while intoxicated over the weekend in Minnesota. According to the Renville County Sheriff’s Department, a police officer observed a vehicle speeding more than 30 miles above the speed limit on Highway 212. The officer gave chase, and it was noted that the high-speed pursuit reached […]

ALF Scholarship Finalist #4 – Priorities After Pot Arrest


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, […]

DUIs Down, But 300+ Still Arrested Over 4th of July Weekend

DUI Holiday

Despite our warning about the increased DUI patrols over the 4th of July weekend, more than 300 Minnesotans were booked for drunk driving over the holiday weekend. Although the holiday is nearly three weeks old, we’re just now learning about the DUI statistics from the 4th of July weekend. The Minnesota State Patrol said 328 people […]