Minnesota Legislature: Public Safety

The Minnesota House has voted to place strict limits on a technology police departments use to track the location of vehicles. (05/17/2013)
A significantly scaled-back plan to revise Minnesota's gun laws advanced toward a final Senate vote after receiving the blessing Tuesday of a vocal gun-rights group. (05/14/2013)
Some Minnesota lawmakers are still hoping to pass tougher gun laws this session, despite a defeat for gun control advocates earlier this week in Washington. (04/19/2013)
The Department of Corrections hopes to update facilities with funding from state bonding proposals released this week. (04/10/2013)
People who feel strongly about the gun debate are scheduling their lives around meetings at the Capitol. (03/24/2013)
A House proposal to extend background checks to nearly all state gun sales may face a close committee vote Tuesday. (03/19/2013)
Community and religious leaders from north Minneapolis spoke out Tuesday against a proposed gun bill at the Capitol. (03/12/2013)
In a turnabout, Minnesota gun rights advocates are lining up modest revisions to the state's gun laws as a way to fend off more serious restrictions and give lawmakers the chance to make some progress on a politically charged issue. (03/01/2013)
A House DFL leader announced a gun control bill at the Capitol Thursday, which does not include a ban on assault weapons or high-capacity ammunition magazines. (02/28/2013)
Ron Latz, Democratic chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, will join us to talk about today's hearings on proposed changes to Minnesota's gun laws. (The Daily Circuit, 02/21/2013)
A half dozen police chiefs and sheriffs argued Tuesday in a packed Capitol hearing room that Minnesota isn't doing enough to protect against gun violence, kicking off three days of hearings on a host of new proposed limits on firearm ownership. (02/05/2013)
Legislation announced Thursday at the State Capitol would help county prosecutors keep guns out of the hands of convicted violent felons. (01/31/2013)
They're on squad cars and street lights, and they track where you're driving. Across Minnesota, police and sheriffs have been using automated license plate readers for years to find stolen cars and aid investigations. Their spreading use and questions of data security, fueled by recent breaches of statewide databases, has focused attention on the lack of regulation. (01/25/2013)
In the wake of the shooting deaths of 20 children and six adults at an elementary school in Connecticut last week, some lawmakers at the Minnesota Capitol say they're considering changing state law to make it tougher to buy guns. But lawmakers disagree over what should be done, (12/18/2012)
Minnesota's congressional delegation is deeply divided about gun control issues, just days after the massacre of 26 students and teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. (12/18/2012)

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