An overwhelming majority of Representatives voted on Wednesday to outlaw 250 more chemicals, slap more severe penalties on sellers and make it possible for authorities to quickly add new drugs to the list of banned substances.
Charges: 6-year-old Eli Hart shot up to 9 times by his mother
The 28-year-old is facing 2nd-degree murder charges.
Former WCCO Radio host Dave Lee moves into podcasts
His new podcast, called 'My First Concert,' launched last week.
Tow boat collides with Mississippi River lock and dam in Alma, WI
The crash remains under investigation by the United States Coast Guard.
Police: Man in minivan approached kids, claimed he was former principal
Investigators say children were approached by a man in a white minivan who falsely claimed he'd been a local school principal.
Police: 2 people shot, 1 fatally over the weekend in La Crosse
Officers arrived to the scene and found one person suffering multiple gunshot wounds.
Wisconsin couple fight, kill bear that broke into their home
The incident happened last week in north-central Wisconsin.
USS Minneapolis-St. Paul officially launched in Duluth ceremony
It's the first U.S. Navy ship to be commissioned in Minnesota.
North High principal Mauri Friestleben returning to finish year
The principal said Friday she had been fired from her role over her support of a student protest.
One dead, two injured in wrong-way crash on Hwy. 169
The crash occurred on Highway 169 early Sunday morning.
Lawmakers consider stiffer penalties for sales of some synthetic drugs
A bill headed for the House floor would up the charges for selling certain synthetic drugs from a gross misdemeanor to a felony, punishable by up to 5 years in prison.
Senate passes bill to make synthetic drug sales a felony
The Senate unanimously passed a bill that would also ban many more of the synthetic compounds and make it easier for pharmacy officials to ban new ones. The House already passed a similar bill.
Backers hope bill would end synthetic drug sales in Minnesota
Past laws banning specific compounds have simply prompted chemists to create new "analogs" -- similar compounds with the same effects -- to get around the rules. New legislation at the Capitol has broader language that sponsors say would ban both existing synthetics and their analogs.
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