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.
Richfield student dies of injuries following Bloomington hit-and-run
The second crash victim remains hospitalized.
Owners of Extreme Sandbox to open 'blue-collar focused' taphouse in Hastings
The Quarry Taphouse is expected to open in mid-February.
Gallery: $500k St. Paul home built in 1886 sits on three acres
Old world charm on the East Side.
Charges: Man shot victim in leg outside a Cowboy Jack's
Corey Ryman allegedly chased another man around a parking lot before shooting him.
Man shot in both feet after interrupting vehicle break-in in St. Paul
The incident happened just before 10 p.m. Saturday.
Subzero wind chills in Minnesota most of this week
Any good news? Yes, there's some.
Missing: Minnesota man last seen in Sioux Falls area
Aaron Pearson, 41, was reported missing on Thursday.
Protest for Tyre Nichols to be held outside MN Governor’s Mansion
Activists groups say they’ll call on Gov. Tim Walz and the Legislature to implement police reforms.
Minnesota pool contractor banned from industry, must pay $2 million-plus
Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison filed suit against Charles Workman and his company, MN Crete Pools, LLC, in August.
St. Paul man identified as victim of north Minneapolis homicide
The shooting occurred on the 2200 block of Emerson Avenue North on Wednesday.
Police agency denies block of Foley's private security police force
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.
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, 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.
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.
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?
Mankato considers eliminating police, fire panel
The Mankato City Council is expected to vote Monday on whether to eliminate the Joint Civil Service Commission, the Mankato Free Press reports. A city staff report argues the three-member body that controls employment, promotion and discipline of police and firefighters is "redundant and inefficient" because of employment laws, union protections and the city’s own policies.
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