Author: Miles Nelson

State Supreme Court Holding Hearing on Cameras in Courtrooms

State Supreme Court Holding Hearing on Cameras in Courtrooms

The Minnesota State Supreme Court is holding a public hearing on Wednesday April 25th on the subject of a 2015 trial project allowing news cameras in criminal courtrooms under certain circumstances and whether to make it permanent. The project allows video, audio, and still photos to be recorded in criminal cases after the defendant has been convicted or pleads guilty, […]

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Woman Convicted of Murder in Case of St. Cloud Man’s Overdose

Woman Convicted of Murder in Case of St. Cloud Man’s Overdose

A Twin Cities woman has been convicted of third-degree murder after selling fentanyl to a St. Cloud man who overdosed on the drug and died in April 2016. Beverly Burrell, 32, was also convicted of a controlled substance crime by Sherburne County District Court Judge Walter Kaminsky on Monday April 23rd. Burrell was tried over two days in February after […]

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Kendrick Lamar Wins Pulitzer Prize

Kendrick Lamar Wins Pulitzer Prize

Kendrick Lamar, a 12 time Grammy winning rapper, has now added a unique award to his trophy case: a Pulitzer Prize for music. The honor comes for his critically-acclaimed studio album “DAMN.”, released in April 2017. Kendrick is the first non-jazz or classical musician to win the award, which is typically given to classical works. The Pulitzer board voted unanimously […]

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Lawmakers Consider Task Force to Study Violence in Native Community

Lawmakers Consider Task Force to Study Violence in Native Community

A task force is being considered by Minnesota legislators to study and combat violence against Native American women. According to the Department of Health, Native American women were around seven times more likely to be killed than white women across a 26 year period beginning in 1990. Democratic Representative Mary Kunesh-Podein stated that the task force would investigate the violence […]

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Legislation May Cap Tipped Wages Below New Minneapolis Minimum

Legislation May Cap Tipped Wages Below New Minneapolis Minimum

As wages rise due to laws passed in Minneapolis, lawmakers in the state Legislature are considering a bill that would cap tipped wages lower than standard. Republicans in the House have proposed that as the minimum wage increases to $15 an hour by 2022 in Minneapolis (and potentially in St. Paul pending legislation) that tipped wages should be capped at […]

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Rural Minnesota Man Dies After Being Trampled on Farm

Rural Minnesota Man Dies After Being Trampled on Farm

An 85-year-old man in rural Hewitt, Minnesota has died after being trampled by a cow on his farm in Otter Tail County this past weekend. Sheriff’s authorities say Delbert Horn was attempting to tag a calf on Sunday when a cow trampled him. Emergency responders arrived at the scene but were unable to revive him. Hewitt is a small town […]

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Republican Governors Association to Purchase Major Ad Time for 2018 Election

Republican Governors Association to Purchase Major Ad Time for 2018 Election

Within days of former Gov. Tim Pawlenty announcing his candidacy for his old job in St. Paul, the Republican Governors Association has announced they plan to purchase $2.3 million in advertising for the state election cycle. The ad reservation can be canceled by the RGA, but the announcement shows the group has confidence in Tim Pawlenty’s chances in November. The […]

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President Trump Nominates Dakota County Judge for U.S. Attorney

President Trump Nominates Dakota County Judge for U.S. Attorney

Official photo of Judge MacDonald.  A Minnesota judge from Dakota County has been nominated by President Donald Trump to become the next U.S. Attorney for the state of Minnesota. Erica MacDonald has served in her current position as a judge since 2009 and re-elected in 2012. Previous to that she served as the assistant U.S. Attorney for the state for […]

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Pawlenty Announces Candidacy for Governor

Pawlenty Announces Candidacy for Governor

Former Governor Tim Pawlenty announced Thursday that he will run for governor again eight years after leaving the office. Pawlenty had been treated as a candidate by the GOP for some time before his announcement and will look to lead the field for Republicans in the gubernatorial race this November. The Democratic race is still uncertain to replace Mark Dayton as he […]

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Sentencing for Minneapolis Man Convicted of Vehicular Homicide

Sentencing for Minneapolis Man Convicted of Vehicular Homicide

Michael Campbell, a Minneapolis resident, has been sentenced Thursday for his conviction of vehicular homicide. Campbell will serve four years in prison for the crash that resulted in the death of his girlfriend Ria Patel in September 2017. He ran from the scene in northeast Minneapolis after colliding with a stoplight and was arrested two days later in Wright County. Campbell claimed […]

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