On August 1, The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) released new hunting regulations for the 2023 deer hunting season. First, blaze orange is now required on all public grounds. The blaze orange material must be at least 144 square inches and visible from all directions. In the past, blaze orange was only recommended, but it will now be a...
Anoka Food Truck Festival There is no better way to discover food than stopping by your local food truck for lunch. The City of Anoka takes this very seriously and for the 6th year in a row will be welcoming the 2023 Anoka Food Truck Festival on August 19th from 11 AM to 9 PM, hosted by the Minnesota Food...
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...
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,...
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...
Who can legally make a citizen’s arrest in Minnesota? Many laws regarding citizen’s arrest have their roots back in medieval England where sheriffs encouraged the ordinary citizen to arrest people breaking the law and bring them to the sheriff for prosecution. Many states in the U.S. —including Minnesota—adopted this concept from English Common Law and codified them into statutes that...
There has been a new bill that passed Minnesota’s House of Representatives that aims to help make expungements easier for those with criminal records – it is called the Clean Slate Act. Representative Jamie Long drafted the bill with the premise of allowing the population of Minnesotans with a criminal background, approximately 25 percent of residents, an “opportunity for redemption.”...
As many folks may be aware, April 20 (4/20) is a day to celebrate/honor/recognize marijuana. Just so you’re aware, in some states, it’s legal to possess marijuana for recreational use. These states include Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Nevada, Oregon, Vermont, Virginia, and Washington. However, even...
It’s not only big people that get into trouble with the law; sometimes our kids break the law and can get charged. Charges can vary from a petty misdemeanor up to a felony. When the police are investigating a crime involving a juvenile, there is a common misperception that a parent must be present when a child is interrogated. That’s...
First of all, is texting while driving illegal? Yes. According to Minnesota Statute §169.475 Subd. 2 when a vehicle is in motion or part of traffic, the person operating the vehicle upon a street or highway is prohibited from using a wireless communications device to compose, send, or read an electronic message. In addition to texting, drivers are prohibited from...
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