STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER ACLU seeks Taser law changes
The American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota says law enforcement departments need to adopt uniform policies for when Tasers may be used.
After a statewide study, the ACLU claims that policies abo... Posted on 12/29/11 at 4:25 PM
HEALTH OUT LOUD Click It Or Ticket
Minnesota is off to a safer start on the roads this year, compared with the previous two years.
So far this year, traffic deaths are 23 percent below the pace of last year according to the Minnesota ... Posted on 5/27/11 at 9:16 AM
When Lake County Sheriff’s Deputy Steve VanKekerix reports for duty each day, he gets to work with the perfect partner: She doesn’t complain, does everything VanKekerix asks and stares at him in adoration.
A Carlton man accused of leading officers on a high-speed chase that ended in a pit bull attack pleaded guilty to assault and driving while impaired as part of a plea agreement in Carlton County District Court.
A group of law enforcement officers from Kittson County are using their days off to moonlight for the U.S. Border Patrol, scouring this remote, frozen land in northwestern Minnesota for people who don’t seem to belong.
“We pretty much know everybody around here and their vehicles, so we know when someone’s suspicious,” said Matt Vig, a Kittson County sheriff’s deputy.
It’s not exactly an open door for criminals, but the streets of the Iron Range city of Cook no longer will be patrolled by its lone police officer.
The Cook City Council recently voted to disband the one-person department.
December 23, 2008
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