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  • Minnesota Lawmakers Set to Tighten State's DWI Laws on ATVs and Snowmobiles
    Minnesota Lawmakers Set to Tighten State's DWI Laws on ATVs and Snowmobiles

    The House unanimously approved a bill last month that will apply the DWI law to ATVs and snowmobiles. The legislation was inspired by the death of Alan Geisenkoetter Jr., an 8-year-old boy who was ...

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  • Minnesota May Remove Statute of Limitations for Sex Crimes
    Minnesota May Remove Statute of Limitations for Sex Crimes

    In March, a bill was introduced by State Rep. Ilhan Omar (DFL-Minneapolis) and State Sen. Sandy Pappas (DFL-St. Paul) that would eliminate the statute of limitations for felony sex crimes . This means ...

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  • New Minnesota Laws for 2018
    New Minnesota Laws for 2018

    Several new laws took effect in Minnesota on January 1, 2018. These laws were passed in 2017 by the Legislature. Here are the following five new laws in Minnesota: Uniform election dates – School ...

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  • MN Supreme Court Rules BB Guns are Not Firearms
    MN Supreme Court Rules BB Guns are Not Firearms

    Late last year, the Minnesota Supreme Court settled an old dispute over whether a BB gun is considered a firearm under the state’s weapon laws, determining that it is not. Furthermore, the decision ...

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  • Forensic Lab Mistakes
    Forensic Lab Mistakes

    Whenever you watch a television crime drama, the results sent back from forensic labs are always taken as irrefutable. In the news, many criminal cases seem to come to a close after a DNA sample ...

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  • MN Supreme Court Rules Warrantless Urine Tests Unconstitutional
    MN Supreme Court Rules Warrantless Urine Tests Unconstitutional

    Earlier in the year, the United States Supreme Court deemed warrantless blood tests to be unconstitutional. Now, the Minnesota Supreme Court has taken things a step further and has made the same ...

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