The Electronic Freedom Frontier is demanding that federal authorities release information about who is authorized to fly drones in domestic airspace. An attorney for the group pointed to a case in Grand Forks in which the local sheriff used a predator drone to assist in the arrest of local citizens. Civil liberties advocates worry the drones will allow the government to spy on American citizens without their knowledge.
Eden Prairie 19-year-old killed in crash near Valleyfair is ID'd
Alcohol is believed to be a factor in this crash, involving a 26-year-old driver from Hopkins.
Man pleads guilty for threatening to kill Hennepin County employees
Peter Robert Berry has a criminal history dating back to the 1970s, according to court records.
Fourth person sentenced for murder of Minneapolis realtor
Lyndon Wiggins is the fourth person that has been sentenced in the kidnapping and killing of Monique Baugh.
Paraglider airlifted to hospital after winds cause crash
Winds impacted the paraglider's ascent.
Woman, 29, dies in two-vehicle crash south of Mora
The crash occurred in Brunswick Township just after 1 p.m. Wednesday.
Man turns self in after attempted kidnapping at McDonald's
Police said the suspect turned himself in due to pressure from concerned citizens.
After 19 years, Jason DeRusha signs off at WCCO-TV
"In some ways this is not good-bye," he said.
Severe storms possible next two nights in Minnesota
The better chance for severe weather is Friday night.
Standoff in St. Michael ends with suspect shot, airlifted
The two-day standoff ended at some point Wednesday evening.
Law enforcers in Fargo area say they're open to using drones
Authorities in the Fargo-Moorhead area say they haven't yet used the unmanned surveillance aircraft to go after wanted criminals, but they also say they're not opposed to the idea. The state's lawmakers say they also would support using drones in some circumstances. Some civil rights advocates, worried about personal privacy, are pushing for strict rules governing the use of drones.
Authorities might turn to police, dogs to sniff out drug use in Fargo public housing
Complaints about drug use and dealing, and violent confrontations with a meth user have the Fargo Housing and Redevelopment Authority considering police searches. Authorities say they need to protect a "vulnerable population" that includes elderly and disabled tenants who fear retribution if they speak out about the situation. But one newspaper says police searches are a "slippery slope" and can infringe on privacy rights.
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