Senators form panel to lead search for Minnesota's new U.S. Attorney


Minnesota's U.S. Senators, Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, have named an advisory committee that will lead the search for the state's next U.S. Attorney.

The Associated Press reports the former head of the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, Timothy O'Malley, is the chair of the seven-member panel. It also includes attorneys, judges, and other law enforcement leaders.

Minnesota's current U.S. Attorney, B. Todd Jones, has been splitting his time between that post and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. Jones is the interim director of ATF, but in January President Obama proposed removing the interim label.

Jones' ATF nomination needs Senate approval. Since he was nominated, critics have come forth accusing Jones of mismanagement while leading the Justice Department's Minnesota office.

Next Up

Screen Shot 2021-07-27 at 7.28.06 PM

Slain Red Lake officer identified as husband, father-of-four

Police say he was shot while responding to a report of a suicidal male who possibly had children the house.

Go Fund Me - Adam Richard Johnson

Remains in Mississippi mark 4th discovery of man's dismembered body parts

Officials on Tuesday confirmed the remains found July 4 are those of Adam Johnson.

Facebook - GoGo dog stolen vehicle -  St. Paul Police Department

Missing dog GoGo found dead in owner's stolen vehicle 3 days later

The vehicle was reported stolen with GoGo inside on July 18

Flickr - face masks covid pole - Ivan Radic

The 14 MN counties with 'substantial or high' COVID-19 transmission

The CDC says everyone in these areas should wear a mask in indoor public places.

Pexels - woman grocery shopping mask covi

CDC: Masks recommended in places with 'substantial or high' transmission

This new guidance applies to everyone, regardless of vaccination status.

Screen Shot 2021-07-27 at 1.10.29 PM

WATCH: Vikings Live with Matthew Coller: Welcome to training camp

Vikings Live with Matthew Coller is a new Vikings show that streams Tuesdays.

YouTube - Minnesota DNR - watering tree

Tips for watering trees during severe drought, sprinkler restrictions

How can you keep your valued trees healthy? Just follow these simple steps.

police tape, crime scene

Minnesota saw record number of murders in 2020, BCA says

The BCA released its annual Uniform Crime Report on Tuesday.

Flickr - Red Lake Nation sign - Ken Lund

Red Lake police officer fatally shot on Tuesday

The officer was reportedly shot near Redby.


Child dies, driver critically injured in crash on I-90 in Faribault County

The crash happened at approximately 11:24 p.m. Tuesday.