“Suspects’ smartphones contain a wealth of information: calls, photos, GPS data. With so much info, it’s often all police need to make a case,” writes NPR’s Martin Kaste. Under the Fifth Amendment’s protection against self-incrimination, you might have the right to refuse a request for your smartphone password. But Jeffrey Fisher, a Stanford Law School Read more

“An effort for a full repeal of Minnesota’s ban on retail sales of alcohol on Sunday appears unlikely this session, but lawmakers may give more freedom to the state’s burgeoning craft brewing movement,” writes Associated Press reporter Mike Cronin. A Senate committee on Wednesday kept alive one bill that would legalize Sunday sales by small Read more

Enbridge Energy is proposing its largest pipeline project ever to transport more Canadian tar sands heavy crude to the U.S., the third major oil pipeline expansion or replacement it’s planning across northern Minnesota. The Calgary-based company proposed spending $7 billion to replace its 46-year-old Line 3 pipeline, which runs from near Edmonton to Clearbrook, Minn., Read more

“Five upscale neighborhoods have been at the epicenter of an unprecedented building boom, which has led to a barrage of complaints from neighbors concerned about oversized homes, construction noise and debris, writes MPR News reporter Curtis Gilbert. The growing dispute pits longtime residents who want to retain the charm of quiet, wooded streets and modest Read more