In contrast to Minneapolis police’ murder clearance rate, outstate Minnesota sheriffs and police departments solved 15 of the 16 murders in 2011.
Jobs in law enforcement are hard to come by these days, which is why some recruits are willing to work events or walk the beat for free in Mankato.
Rural Minnesota communities are experiencing an uptick in metal thefts, especially of copper.
In order to draw firefighters to its “paid on call” team, White Bear Lake offers pensions, health savings accounts and cheap houses to rent.
There are significant barriers to starting a new business, such as finding enough startup capital. The Institute for Justice aims to eliminate another barrier, unnecessary regulation.
Anoka County Sheriff James Stuart has sent the city of Nowthen a list of law enforcement services he won’t supply if the city council doesn’t agree to pay the county.
In the face of cuts to local government aid and other funding, the city of Mankato is looking for volunteer officers.
Should Rochester divert money for public safety toward helping young people at risk of being offenders?
About 230 Rochester residents turned out Tuesday evening for an MPR News-Rochester Post-Bulletin forum on public safety. A highlight was a plea to mentor kids from dysfunctional families.
Read the live blog of a forum on crime and public safety in Rochester.