Authorities in three metro area counties announced today that they will re-test evidence in about 350 pending drug cases that were previously tested at the St. Paul Police Department crime lab.
Washington County authorities will offer defendants deals that include less jail time and more emphasis on drug treatment in just under 100 cases affected by the closing of the St. Paul Police Department crime lab.
A crackdown on synthetic drugs on Thursday led to 91 arrests in 30 states across the country, according to federal law enforcement officials.
Federal and local law enforcement officers raided a shop that sells synthetic marijuana in Duluth Wednesday afternoon.
Summit Brewing Company is opening what appears to be St. Paul's first taproom.
There are more cases of whooping cough in Minnesota than at any time in 65 years, according to data released by the Minnesota Department of Health.
A federal judge has certified a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Minnesota Sex Offender Program as a class action on behalf of everyone committed to the program.
The Minneapolis teenager who pleaded guilty to the shooting death of Trequan Sykes in early June has been sentenced to more than 25 years in prison.
Neiman Marcus announced Monday that its Nicollet Mall location in Minneapolis will be closed by next July. The 118,000-square-foot store in Gaviidae Common "did not meet our long-term operational goals," according to company officials.
A national forensics expert said Minnesota should require public crime labs to seek accreditation from professional organizations in order to maintain professional standards.
Senior Commander Colleen Luna of the St. Paul Police Department will lead the reorganization of the crime lab.
The news comes after two crime lab workers and the director of the lab said this week that the lab does not follow any written procedures for drug testing and does not document most of the steps they take when testing evidence for illegal drugs.
Duluth Mayor Don Ness called for lawmakers to take action following a weekend where five people overdosed on heroin in the city. One of those who overdosed died.
A survey by the Greater Twin Cities United Way found some encouraging signs for the local nonprofit sector but also some worrisome trends.
The Los Angeles city attorney filed suit Monday against US Bank, arguing that the Minneapolis-based company neglected foreclosed properties and illegally evicted homeowners.