There are plenty of urban legends when it comes to beating a breathalyzer test, but which techniques can lower blood alcohol readings? Below we separate the facts from the myths.
Despite a minor increase from last year, violent crime in Minneapolis in 2012 was at its second-lowest rate since 1983, according to the annual crime statistics report. The record low was set in 2011, and police credit an increased focus on youth education and a continued effort to remove handguns from the street as main […]
The city of St. Paul has taken a step towards cracking down on high-capacity magazines and military-style assault weapons in the wake of the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut that claimed the lives of 26 children and adults.
Today, in the wake of the tragic Sandy Hook massacre, President Obama announced that he would be formulating new proposals for gun control nationwide. Specifically, reinstating the ban on semiautomatic assault weapons which expired in 2004. However, for many Americans—and many Minnesotans—the current firearm laws still remain a mystery. So what are the current gun […]
For years, police departments across the state have employed the use of squad car-mounted license plate scanners to gather and log data from Minnesota cars. The American Civil Liberties Union has spoken out against this practice, arguing that such technology is a gross invasion of privacy. Under the MN open records law, anyone may request […]