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  • Records: Police now legally fly drones lots of places, including into bedrooms

    The police drone flew into a second-floor apartment unit in Eagan and searched for a burglary suspect, an example of how police in Minnesota are legally pushing the boundaries on the use of drones. Records document drone usage in three Minnesota cities, Eagan, Edina and Rochester, that state records show have been aggressive in deploying drones without a search warrant. ... Continue Reading

    At the U of M, critics see a tepid response to a conflict of interest

    Documents show that even after President Joan Gabel left the university – she announced her resignation less than four months after the controversy began – school officials have walked a fine line between defending what happened and convincing critics that policy changes have been made to alleviate future problems. ... Continue Reading

    With new law, police in Minnesota increasingly flying drones without a search warrant

    Four years ago, legislators and civil liberties advocates in Minnesota hailed a new state law that for the first time regulated the emerging use of drones by law enforcement agencies. But the legislation, in a move that left some officials uneasy, also did something else: It allowed law enforcement to use drones without a search warrant in nine specific instances ... Continue Reading

    In tiny Prinsburg, an abortion debate left bruises

    Documents and interviews show how some town officials, even months after unanimously rejecting the anti-abortion ordinance, continued to distance themselves from what had occurred. Miller, a former state legislator, said the city "threw me under the bus as a scapegoat" and accused the city of siding with the "wicked, evil" Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison. ... Continue Reading

    Pursuing a police report in Wayzata

    For most of the past year, Wayzata police and the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office have instead provided varying legal reasons for why the data in a case related to students at Providence Academy is not considered public. ... Continue Reading

    A look back at a Trump lawsuit against a Wisconsin TV station

    The cease-and-desist letter from the Trump campaign arrived at a small northern Wisconsin TV station in March 2020 – just as President Donald Trump, a Republican, was in the midst of a heated re-election bid. ... Continue Reading

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