Nation Jul 21Minnesota lawmakers pass police accountability package
The Minnesota Legislature has passed a broad police accountability package that includes a ban on neck restraints like the one that was used on George Floyd before his death in Minneapolis.
Nation Jun 26Council advances plan to dismantle Minneapolis Police Department
The council voted Friday in favor of a proposal to amend the city charter to replace the current department with a "Department of Community Safety and Violence Prevention."…
Nation Jun 12Minnesota Senate GOP aim to block most policing overhaul plans
Key Republican lawmakers in Minnesota say they'll block most of an ambitious effort by Democrats to remake policing in the state where George Floyd died and they plan to approve only a limited set of police accountability measures.
Nation Jun 10WATCH: Minneapolis police chief takes on union, promises reform
The Minneapolis Police Department will withdraw from police union contract negotiations, Chief Medaria Arradondo said Wednesday as he announced the first steps in what he said would be transformational reforms to the agency in the wake of George Floyd's death.
Nation Jun 08Officer charged in Floyd’s death held on $1 million bail
Derek Chauvin said little during an 11-minute hearing Monday in which he appeared on closed-circuit television from the state's maximum security prison in Oak Park Heights.
Nation Jun 02Minnesota files civil rights charge against Minneapolis police over Floyd death
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The state of Minnesota filed a human rights complaint Tuesday against the Minneapolis Police Department in the death of George Floyd by an officer who pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck for minutes, even after he stopped…
Nation Jun 01Independent autopsy for George Floyd contradicts prosecutors’ findings
The family of George Floyd says an independent autopsy has found that he died of asphyxiation from sustained pressure on his back and neck. Floyd, a black man who was in handcuffs at the time, died a week ago after…
Health Apr 28WATCH: Pence visits Mayo Clinic to learn about testing ‘moonshot’
Vice President Mike Pence visited Minnesota's Mayo Clinic on Tuesday to learn about a new coronavirus testing "moonshot," but he did not wear a mask, despite the medical center's policy requiring them.
Politics Mar 07Suburbanites are voting and that’s good news for Joe Biden
Nearly two years after suburbanites helped drive a Democratic surge, there are clear signs these voters are engaged and primed to vote Democratic again.
Nation Feb 03Minnesota regulators approve Line 3 oil pipeline replacement
Minnesota utility regulators have put Enbridge Energy's plan to replace its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline back on track. They voted 3-1 to approve a court-ordered revised environmental review and reinstate two key approvals that the company needs to…