Efforts to legalize medical marijuana in Minnesota have drawn sharp criticism from law enforcement officials. And it isn't the only issue that police and prosecutors are trying to influence. Above, a mother with her crying child testifies in favor of medical marijuana at the Capitol earlier this month.
The Verso Paper Corp. mill was a key part of Sartell before it was put out of commission by a 2012 fire. Now, a local artist and Sartell High School teacher have found a way to keep pieces of the mill in the community.
Some Minnesota legislators, frustrated with their inability to make any headway against law enforcement objections to a medical marijuana bill, are expressing concern that police and prosecutors are spending too much time at the Capitol protecting and serving their own interests.
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