Grants Aimed At Improving Courthouse Security in Minnesota
ST. PAUL (AP) - The Minnesota Supreme Court is providing $1 million to improve security at 57 county courthouses across the state.
The grant money will help counties with a wide range of improvements, including security screening stations, bullet-resistant glass at public service counters and security training for courthouse officials and staff.
Grant awards ranged from $514 to nearly $68,000.
Supreme Court Chief Justice Lorie Gildea says the grant initiative is the first time in history that Minnesota has taken a statewide approach to addressing the issue of courthouse security. It's the result of a legislative proposal brought by a statewide coalition of county and justice system partners.