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pexels-erik-mclean-4062509-300x200Minnesota lawmakers are reportedly making another attempt to reform a controversial state statute that allows law enforcement agencies to seize cash and property they believe is connected to criminal activity—even if the owner is not actually charged with a crime.

The use of civil forfeiture to seize cash and vehicles in Minnesota has been controversial for years largely because, under the current system, owners do not have to be convicted or even charged with a crime to lose their property.

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natalie-scott-D4o4NXZ3CQY-unsplash-300x205When Emma Dietrich asked a co-worker to drive her home in her 2013 Chevrolet Camaro, she was not expecting Minnesota State Troopers to seize her vehicle during a traffic stop. Unfortunately for Dietrich, troopers arrested the co-worker and seized Dietrich’s vehicle, even though she was not the driver at the time and she was never arrested or charged with a crime.

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coronavirus_38-300x168The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Minnesota announced charges against a St. Paul man accused of fraudulently obtaining approximately $841,000 from the federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for a business that doesn’t exist.

Kyle William Brenizer, 32, was charged with two counts of wire fraud and two counts of money laundering. It is unclear if he has acquired legal representation.

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pexels-photo-3952234-300x200Lawmakers in Minnesota passed a bill on Tuesday that will change the state’s workers’ compensation requirements to make it easier for healthcare workers, first responders, and other essential workers to make claims if they contract COVID-19.

Workers’ compensation laws require employers—or rather, their insurance companies—to cover any medical, rehabilitation, and wage loss costs that result from injuries or illnesses sustained at work.

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pexels-photo-2174715-300x200A Minnesota-based private school bus company with an alleged history of safety violations could get shut down for violating labor laws, a new investigative report has revealed.

ABC 5 Eyewitness News began investigating Pride Transportation in 2019 after the company allegedly refused to cooperate with police when a bus carrying elementary school students went missing for several hours in Brooklyn Park.

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