Every year the mpls downtown council sponsors the Minneapolis Aquatennial to celebrate the twin cities’ beautiful lakes, rivers and streams. Originally established in 1940, to overshadow the Teamsters Picnic, an annual event commemorating the numerous union victories for laborers following the tragic events of “Bloody Friday” in 1934, it has since evolved into the one of the premier summer events...
Tuesday night community members in Hennepin County came together to voice concerns around the continuing issues of juvenile crime in the twin cities. This listening session is one of a series of such meetings as twin cities communities are grappling with the issues of increased juvenile offenses. Law Enforcement is targeting juvenile crime through Operation Safe Summer, with emphasis on...
We all have that one friend who talks about the bottle rocket fights they used to have in the woods when they were kids. As much fun as that might sound don’t light your punks and run for the trees just yet. Any substances or combination of substances that produces a visible or an audible effect by combustion, explosion, deflagration,...
As summer continues full steam ahead, so does theft from vehicles. According to the Eden Prairie Police Department, every summer there is an uptick in the number of thefts from vehicles in areas such as parks, stores, gyms, and tourist attractions. To help prevent your valuables from being stolen, be sure to follow any of these three steps: lock it,...
Starting July 1, 2023, convicted felons’ voting rights will be restored. Minnesota Governor Tim Walz signed SF26, also known as “Restore the Vote”, on March 3, 2023. Governor Walz tweeted, “Today, I signed a bill into law restoring voting rights for over 55,000 formerly incarcerated people – the largest expansion of voting rights in Minnesota in a half century. Minnesota...
The twin cities have been trending in the right direction regarding violent crime year over year. So far in 2023 there have been 33% fewer homicides, and 37% fewer gun shot victims, and a reduction in carjackings by 45% compared to 2022. Law enforcement agencies in the Twin Cities hope to continue that trend as Operation Safe Summer 2 kicks...
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz just signed the legislature’s HF100 bill legalizing the recreational use of marijuana in Minnesota. Beginning August 1, adults over the age of 21 may possess up to two ounces of cannabis flower in a public place, and up to two pounds of cannabis flower in an individual’s private residence. One may possess up to eight grams...
The 2023 legislative session was a busy one for Minnesota’s elected officials. The DFL-controlled House and Senate passed many bills tweaking old laws and adding brand new ones. Here are some of the most important things to know about the new criminal bills passed by the legislature: Cannabis This year Minnesota became the 23rd state to legalize recreational marijuana...
School is out, the sun is shining, and it is the first national holiday of the summer. Memorial Day was first celebrated on May 30, 1868, to commemorate the sacrifices of soldiers who died in the Civil War, it has since expanded to honor all fallen members of the U.S. Military. Unfortunately, in modern times, Memorial Day has become one...
As summer rolls around, many people across Minnesota are hitting the road to the lake, to the park, or to spend time with family, and they are bringing their pets along with them. With the increase in traveling, however, the risk of coming across a pet left alone in a hot car also goes up. Many people don’t realize that...
- Child Pornography Possession / Distribution
- Criminal Vehicular Operation
- Disorderly Conduct
- Domestic Assault
- Drug Crimes
- DWI or DUI
- Felony Offenses
- Gross Misdemeanor
- Gun Rights
- Harassment Restraining Order
- Juvenile Crimes
- Malicious Punishment of a Child
- Marijuana in a Motor Vehicle
- Murder / Homocide
- Obstructing Legal Process
- Order For Protection
- Petty Misdemeanor
- Possession of Firearm
- Probation Violation
- Sex Crimes
- Sexual Assault
- Traffic Violations
- Underage Drinking
- Underage Drinking and Driving
- White Collar Crimes