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NBA legend Kobe Bryant dies in a helicopter crash with his daughter. And states work to make U.S. Census fair for people of color.

2020Talks - January 27, 2020 


Polls are back and forth, but frontrunners are emerging. So many Iowa voters, though, are still undecided, so anything could happen. Plus, Andrew Yang qualifies for NH debate.

Public News Service - MN: Criminal Justice

ST. PAUL, Minn. - A video made by a survivor of the Virginia Tech mass shooting is sparking debate on how easy it is to buy a gun in Minnesota. With a hidden camera, Colin Goddard walked past the licensed gun dealers, into the very back of a gun show in Forest Lake, Minnesota, and bought a firearm f

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - In addition to the Fort Hood tragedy, which numbered a Minnesotan among the victims, there have also been a rash of other shootings across the country over the past several days, even here in Minnesota. Joan Peterson, president of Minnesota Million Mom March, says on average,

MINNEAPOLIS - Last year, 109 people in Minnesota died by the trigger of someone else's gun, according to the state Department of Safety. Public safety groups have joined forces and organized a gun buy-back day in an effort to get guns off the street. Anyone turning in a firearm will receive gift car

DULUTH, Minn. – Supporters of limits on concealed weapons fear a surprise move in Congress that would force states like Minnesota to allow virtually anyone to carry a loaded, concealed gun in public. Joan Peterson, the Minnesota spokeswoman for the Million Mom March Northland Chapter, warns th

St. Paul, Minn. – For handgun safety advocates, this year's state legislative session has had its hits and misses, so to speak. To Heather Martens, executive director of Citizens for a Safer Minnesota, the good news has been the strong support for plugging a loophole that could help prevent su

St. Paul, MN – Some call it human trafficking; to others, it is sex trafficking. Either way, legislation to prevent it in Minnesota has been introduced in the State Legislature. Sponsor Sen. Sandy Pappas (DFL-St. Paul) says prostitution is a form of human trafficking, and SF 1050 is designed t

St. Paul, MN – Demonstrators will be at the State Capitol at 1 p.m. this afternoon to draw attention to gun violence, illegal gun trafficking and easy access to weapons by criminals. Organizer Mary Lewis Grow with Citizens for a Safer Minnesota says 32 people, dressed in black, will lie down a

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