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  • Minnesota Hands-Free Law Explained
    Minnesota Hands-Free Law Explained

    Effective as of August 1, 2019, the Minnesota hands-free law prohibits drivers from holding their cellphone in their hand while operating a motor vehicle. However, hands-free doesn’t necessarily mean ...

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  • Supreme Court Rules Police Can Order Blood Drawn from Unconscious DWI Suspects
    Supreme Court Rules Police Can Order Blood Drawn from Unconscious DWI Suspects

    At the end of July, the Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 vote that law enforcement may order blood drawn from an unconscious DWI suspect—even without a warrant. Although the Fourth Amendment requires ...

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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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