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Public News Service - MN: Criminal Justice

PHOTO: Legislation that would make Minnesotans convicted of domestic or child abuse surrender their guns has cleared the state Senate by a vote of 60-4. The bill was earlier passed in the House and now goes to Gov. Mark Dayton for his signature. Photo credit: Eric Fought/Protect Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. - A bill to remove guns from the hands of those convicted of domestic abuse or child abuse is headed to Gov. Mark Dayton for his signature. The bill sailed through the State Senate on Monday, after earlier approval from the House. Among the supporters in the gallery during passage

PHOTO: A hearing is expected today on a bill (HF 3228) that aims to close a loophole that allows domestic abusers in Minnesota to posses rifles and shotguns. Photo credit: dualdflipflop

ST. PAUL, Minn. - It is the most dangerous time for an abused woman: when she's leaving and he's losing control. So a bill being debated at the state Capitol aims to take guns out of the mix. Joan Peterson, board president, Protect Minnesota: Working to End Gun Violence, said the legislation would

PHOTO: It was on this day in 1994 that the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act took effect. Photo credit: Josh Berglund

ST. PAUL, Minn. - It's a landmark 20th anniversary today for those across the state and nation who are working to prevent gun violence. The Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act took effect on this day in 1994, requiring background checks on firearms purchased from a federally licensed dealer. Hea

PHOTO: A ceremony is planned for Sunday (Jan. 12), where Minnesotans who have lost loved ones to gun violence, and their supporters, can help others with similar experiences and share memories. Photo credit: Ariane Middel

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesotans who have lost loved ones to gun violence will gather this weekend for the third annual Remembrance of Life. Among those in attendance will be Mary Johnson, whose only son was murdered in 1993 and she later went on to form the group From Death to Life. "A lot of

PHOTO: Minnesota's new

ST. PAUL, Minn. - One of the keys to keeping former prison inmates from returning to jail is gainful employment, and a new Minnesota law aims to help them at least have a better chance of finding work. The "Ban the Box" law, which takes effect Jan. 1, means employers can no longer ask about criminal

PHOTO: As if having their personal financial information compromised wasn't enough, concerned consumers now need to worry about the wave of scams using the data breach as a ruse. Photo credit: Nicholas Eckhart.

MINNEAPOLIS – The massive data breach at Target Stores that exposed debit and credit information for millions of shoppers is leading to even more dangers ahead. Dan Hendrickson, communications coordinator of the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota, says scammers are using th

PHOTO: Saturday marks the one-year anniversary of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary and the 26 victims are being remembered with a number of ceremonies nationally and statewide. CREDIT: US Embassy Canada

DULUTH, Minn. – Minnesota is remembering the victims of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut, one year ago on Saturday. As a tribute to the 26 who died, there are ceremonies planned at locations across the state. Joan Peterson, board chair of Protect Minnesota,

PHOTO: CREDIT: Idaho National Laboratory

MINNEAPOLIS - Hundreds of Minnesota leaders from academia, business, government and the non-profit sector are gathering this week to share notes on the cyber threats they face and how to manage the risks. The 2013 Cyber Security Summit is being sponsored by the Better Business Bureau. According to

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