There’s nothing worse than getting catfished by someone you meet online. Except, of course, when your catfish turns out to be a cop and it’s YOU caught in the net. This net, specifically, is a carefully devised trap known as a prostitution sting. These stings occur when law enforcement places fake ads on dating websites to connect with other adults...
Start refreshing your knowledge of roman numerals because Super Bowl Sunday 2023 is less than one month away! For football fans, the first (or second) Sunday in February is practically a holiday: people gather in large numbers at parties planned months in advance and hours are spent preparing chicken wings, seven-layer dips, sliders, mini meatballs, pigs in a blanket—you name...
After the recent November elections, democrats in the Minnesota House and Senate have regained control. With that comes a push for legislation that would legalize marijuana as early as May, Governor Walz says. The Speaker of the Minnesota House extended that timeline slightly, predicting the new legislation to take effect in as soon as two years. What does this mean...
Ever wonder if Minnesota has been terrorized by a serial killer? Or perhaps Minnesota is where a serial killer calls home? This blog series will explore potential serial killers that either have roots in Minnesota or have been accused of preying on Minnesota residents. Part three covers David Francis Brom. David Francis Brom was born on October 3, 1971, in...
As we enter a new 2023 snowmobiling season, it is important to keep safety in mind when operating snowmobiles and all-terrain vehicles this winter. In 2018, Little Alan’s Law (Minnesota Statutes section 183) was passed and created zero-tolerance DWI laws for these vehicles after a drunk snowmobile driver caused the death of an 8-year-old in Minnesota. Now, if you get...
When you get charged with a DWI, there are not just criminal penalties that go along with it, but civil penalties, too. Under Minnesota Statute § 169A.54, subd. 1, a person’s license can be revoked for a period of anywhere from 30 days up to 6 years, depending on the level of DWI they are charged with. This period may be...
If an individual is already being charged with a specified first-degree controlled substance crime and either 1) the crime involved a firearm or 2) the individual has two aggravating factors, they can be charged with an aggravated controlled substance crime in the first degree. The aggravating factors for controlled substance crimes in Minnesota are: The individual has been convicted of...
The Day Before Thanksgiving is considered one of the heaviest drinking days of the year which means DWI patrol will likely be significant. Whether you are drinking with your family or with old friends, the day before Thanksgiving is one of the worst days to get arrested for a DWI. But why? For certain degrees of DWIs, you may be...
Ever wonder if Minnesota has been terrorized by a serial killer? Or perhaps Minnesota is where a serial killer calls home? This blog series will explore potential serial killers that either have roots in Minnesota or have been accused of preying on Minnesota residents. Part two covers Joseph Donald Ture, Jr. Joseph Ture was born on February 7, 1951. He...
Under Minnesota Statute 624.713, Subd. 1, many convictions will result in an inability to possess ammunition or any firearm for a specified period of time. Many timeframes are based on the date of conviction, though some may be imposed with a sentencing order. However, under Minnesota Statute 609.165, Subd. 1a, a person convicted of a felony crime of violence is...
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