Gov. Mark Dayton says he'll veto any bill that would legalize gun silencers, while the Republican-controlled House passed legislation this month regarding firearms. Dayton added quieter guns could put police and civilians at greater risk.
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has declared a state of emergency over a bird flu outbreak that's killed millions of birds in the state's poultry industry. The governor's order activates an emergency operations plan to support the state response to the epidemic.
A former Wisconsin sheriff's deputy with Lou Gehrig's disease has been found not legally responsible in the killing of his wife and sister-in-law. Forty-year-old Andrew Steele pleaded not guilty by reason of mental disease to two counts of first-degree intentional homicide in the Aug. 22 shooting deaths of his 39-year-old wife, Ashlee Steele, and her sister, 38-year-old Kacee Tollefsbol of Lake Elmo, Minnesota.
A detention hearing is set to be held in federal court in St. Paul for four of the six Minnesotans who are accused of plotting to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group. The hearing starts at 9 a.m. Thursday. The remaining two defendants will appear in a San Diego courtroom Friday.
A measure that has won initial backing of Minnesota House and Senate lawmakers would ensure that Iron Range taconite workers are eligible for unemployment benefits when several plants are idled in coming months.
Gov. Mark Dayton's administration says a new ban on cameras for prison inmate interviews is meant to shield crime victims from harmful images of their assailants. Television stations and journalism organizations are crying foul over the ban on still and video cameras.
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