Conventions

A company helping police prepare for the convention went to the shop to copy training documents. Those documents later turned up on the Web site of an anarchist group that promised to "crash the convention." (09/11/2008)
A judge today ordered two men accused of possessing Molotov cocktails during last week's RNC to remain in custody while they await court dates. (09/10/2008)
St. Paul police say they had little choice but to detain people claiming to be journalists at disturbances during the Republican National Convention. (09/10/2008)
A St. Paul City Council member will hold a hearing in two weeks to assess the impact of the Republican National Convention on the city. (09/10/2008)
Attorneys for several dozen people jailed last week during the Republican National Convention have complained about their treatment in the Ramsey County jail. Sheriff Bob Fletcher defends his department's handling of jailed protesters. (09/09/2008)
The city of St. Paul has hired former U.S. Attorney Tom Heffelfinger to conduct an independent review of police planning and tactics during last week's Republican National Convention. However, the team will not investigate allegations of excessive force by the police. (09/09/2008)
Letters are going out to Civic Fest vendors informing them how to obtain a refund of their $2,500 registration fee. The show didn't draw the crowds organizers hoped during the Republican National Convention. (09/08/2008)
Officials with the cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis said they will formally review police tactics used to quell demonstrations during the RNC. (09/08/2008)
The host cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul say they will assess how everything went last week, ranging from public safety to behind-the-scenes logistics. And they're also looking at what's next. (09/08/2008)
The Republican National Convention saw one of the largest mobilizations of police officers in the state's history. St. Paul Police Chief John Harrington talks about the tactics involved in keeping the peace. (09/05/2008)
It'll be about six weeks before sales tax data gives a read, perhaps, on the economic impact of the Republican National Convention on the Twin Cities. (09/05/2008)
The U.S. attorney's office in Minneapolis has charged two Texas men with illegally possessing Molotov cocktails, alleging the men planned to disrupt the Republican National Convention. (09/05/2008)
Call it the home field advantage, but Minnesota's delegation to the Republican National Convention had prime seats to watch John McCain accept the party's nomination for president last night. (09/05/2008)
A protest that started on the State Capitol lawn yesterday afternoon ended with an estimated 300 arrests, the most of any day during the Republican National Convention. The protesters had planned to march to the Xcel Center where the RNC held its final day of events. (09/05/2008)
Governor Tim Pawlenty took the stage at the Republican National Convention Thursday night describing Senator John McCain as a strong and compassionate leader. (09/05/2008)

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