The executive director of the police standards board charged with blocking an effort to hire private security to replace county sheriffs deputies says the claims are "fiction." A Foley city official confirms that the agency contacted the proposed security outfit but did not take action.
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Winter storm watch issued ahead of Friday snow in Minnesota
The storm system continues to trend with the highest totals in southwestern Minnesota.
Shooting in Minneapolis; police investigating possible false imprisonment
The victim suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.
Walz set to announce 'actions to support MN hospitals' as omicron surges
The governor will hold a press conference Wednesday morning.
Ingram's clutch 3-pointer thwarts Ant's fourth-quarter rally
Anthony Edwards went off in the fourth quarter but Brandon Ingram capped off a big night with a win.
19 years in prison for Plymouth man who produced child porn
He used Instagram and other programs to exploit minors.
Sled dog team hit by snowmobile in hit-and-run in Wisconsin
One dog had to have surgery after breaking his leg in three places.
Southern Minnesota city named most stunning small town in MN
And it ranks No. 42 out of 50 on the ranking of each state's stunning towns.
Suspect steals keys from woman at Wayzata school, drives off in her car
It happened during a basketball game at Wayzata East Middle School in Plymouth.
Defense attorney sentenced to workhouse for swindling client
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Police standards panel blocks Foley's plans to hire private security police force
The Peace Officers Standards Training Board rejected the city of Foley's plan to hire private security guards to replace county sheriffs deputies. Foley's attempts to switch to private security would make it the first city in the state to ditch public law enforcement services. The city says it's a cost-saving move.
City of Foley goes forward with private police force
The city voted to sign a contract with a private security company after failing to reach a new contract with Benton County. Foley has been contracting with the county to provide law enforcement since the city cut its own police staff in 2003. Foley is the first city in Minnesota to hire a private police force.
Foley puts plan to hire private security officers on hold
Last month, the central Minnesota city dropped their contract with the Benton County sheriff's office in order to save money. But Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson raised concern about possible legal ramifications of relying on private security.
Foley becomes 1st Minnesota city to ditch deputies for security guards
The Foley city council voted to end their contract with the Benton County Sheriff's Department to save money. They'll pay nearly half as much to a private security company instead to safeguard the city.
Foley, Benton County in mediation over police services contract
The central Minnesota city previously contracted with the Benton County sheriff's office but switched in a cost-cutting move -- making it the first in the state to hire a private security company to patrol its streets.
Attorney General will try to get sheriff's deputies back on beat in Foley
The city recently ended its contract with the Benton County sheriff's department in favor of a less expensive deal with a private security company. Now Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson has offered to help mediate talks aimed at putting security back in the hands of sheriff's deputies.
Private school bus plan has parents, union joining forces
Robbinsdale School District officials say they can save $2 million a year by privatizing student busing. Many parents oppose the plan saying the service might be cheaper, but at what cost?
E. Coli bacteria detected in Foley water
Foley residents are being instructed to boil all water before using it after E. coli was detected in the city's water supply. The city says the contamination may be due to a failure to chlorinate properly, and officials await updated test results from the Department of Health.
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