Gov. Dayton said he was concerned that calling in the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension to investigate incidents of violence involving Minneapolis police might change the primary role of the BCA.
In Minnesota, lawmakers failed to pass any new gun laws in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., killings. Gun control advocates say they will push again to expand background checks on gun purchases to include private sales.
In Minnesota, lawmakers failed to pass any new gun laws during this year's legislative session.
Prosecutors have charged a 35-year-old Brooklyn Park man with kidnapping and criminal sexual conduct, alleging he posed as a police officer then abducted and sexually assaulted a woman in Fridley last month.
The injunction seeks to prevent the Minneapolis City Council from voting on measures related to the Downtown East development project proposed near the new Vikings stadium.
Minneapolis City Council member Don Samuels said the U.S. Justice Department investigated his ties to a non-profit group headed by his wife.
The Minneapolis City Council on Tuesday will discuss measures intended to help the cash-strapped Midtown Global Market. The city's Community Development Committee will consider forgiving more than a million dollars the Market owes to the city, as well as whether to contribute a $150,000 parking subsidy.
Right-handed pitcher Ricky Nolasco has signed a contract with the Minnesota Twins guaranteeing the veteran pitcher a salary of $12 million a year for four years.
The council passed the hiring freeze five years ago during a period of financial instability for the city and the country.
Undefeated teams from Mahnomen, Hutchinson and Eden Prairie will all defend their titles this year. Three other teams playing for trophies also have perfect seasons entering the championships.
Three children are in critical condition after being trapped underwater when a car veered off the road into a St. Louis Park storm water pond Thursday. Two of the children are showing signs of improvement and have become "responsive."
The Hennepin County Attorney's Office charged a Minneapolis man on Friday for his alleged role in a dog fighting ring.
The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office has for decades had a work environment that is hostile to black women, say two officers who complain of persistent sexual harassment and discrimination.
A Washington County judge today will review the mental health status of accused murderer Nhan Lap Tran.
The Minneapolis police officer who hit a motorcycle driven by Ivan Romero Olivares will not face punishment.