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.
UPDATE: Body found in vehicle trunk in Mound is that of a boy
Police say two people are in custody.
Brave New Workshop cancels shows due to COVID-19 cases
The shows were scheduled for Friday and Saturday at the Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre.
Body of missing U of M student found in Mississippi River
Austin Retterath was last seen alive in the morning hours of May 8.
Summer mural events to bring together community, shine light on MN artists
The 2022 Chroma Zone Mural & Art Festival will take place this weekend in St. Paul's Creative Enterprise Zone, with ensuing events happening this summer.
Gallery: Remodeled lakeside home in Prior Lake on market for $2.8M
It offers privacy at the end of a dead-end road fronting onto Lower Prior Lake.
Carjacking outside ice arena in Golden Valley under investigation
Golden Valley PD confirmed it received a report of a carjacking Monday evening.
Signs that MN Legislature could move to loosen liquor laws
A provision was approved by a legislature committee on Thursday but still awaits a final decision from the House and Senate.
U.S. Bank Stadium looking to hire 400 part-time workers
A hiring fair will be held for the positions.
Weekend closures on I-35W in Minneapolis, Hwy. 77 in Bloomington
Construction season is here.
Officials looking for man last seen leaving Hudson home
David Mckay, 67, was last seen in Hudson Thursday morning.
'Hyper-contagious' BA.4, BA.5 COVID variants confirmed in MN
Omicron continues to evolve into a more transmissible virus.
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.
Raid on St. Paul 'party drug' lab might be first in Minnesota
Authorities have busted what they say is certainly the first high-grade "party drug" lab they've found in Ramsey County, and it might be the first in Minnesota, according to the Pioneer Press. The residents of a St. Paul apartment are accused of breaking down prescription drugs, removing components and combining them with other chemicals to create what authorities refer to as "party drugs."
Waitress denied $12,000 left at her table; police say it's part of drug investigation
A waitress working at the Fry'n'Pan in Moorhead said a woman left a to-go box from another restaurant at her table. When she tried to return it, the woman told her to keep it. Inside was $12,000 in cash. She called police, who took the cash and now say it's part of a drug investigation. She's suing the police department.
State investigating drug-smuggling operation at Fergus Falls treatment center
Authorities are ordering a top-to-bottom security review after uncovering an alleged smuggling operation that fed drugs to patients at a state treatment center. The Star Tribune says one patient has been charged, three other suspects are in jail and police have arrest warrants for two more people in the Twin Cities. Officials ordered the review after a patient suffered an overdose that put her in a coma.
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