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Facebook removes a Trump post because of "deceptive" COVID19 claims; small businesses seek more pandemic relief.


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Iowa's governor has restored the right to vote for people with past felony convictions via executive order; and Tennessee has a primary election today.

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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