Attorney General Keith Ellison

Minnesota judge strikes down state abortion restrictions

Judge Thomas GilliganST. PAUL, Minn. – A judge has declared many of Minnesota’s restrictions on abortion unconstitutional, including the state’s mandatory 24-hour waiting period and a requirement that both parents be notified before a minor can get an abortion. Ramsey County Judge Thomas Gilligan on Monday also struck down Minnesota’s requirements that only physicians can perform abortions, and that abortions…

President Biden Signs Executive Order on Policing On 2nd Anniversary of George Floyd’s Killing

THE WHITE HOUSE (KVRR) —   Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, Sen. Amy Klobuchar and others join President Joe Biden as he signs an Executive Order on policing and public safety. The measure, which comes following months of talks with police professional groups and reform activists, orders federal law enforcement agencies such as the CBP and FBI to revise their…

DFL Nominates Top Candidates At Convention With Little Opposition

ROCHESTER, Minn. (KVRR)– The DFL has nominated it’s top candidates for state offices including governor, lt. governor, attorney general and secretary of state during its convention in Rochester over the weekend. Attorney General Keith Ellison was nominated for a second term during the party convention Saturday night in Rochester. Party delegates endorsed Steve Simon for Secretary of State, an office…

Petition asks Walz, Ellison to drop Line 3 protest charges

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KVRR) – An online petition asking Gov. Tim Walz and Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison to drop all criminal charges against hundreds of demonstrators arrested in connection with the Line 3 pipeline protests in northern Minnesota has collected more than 14,000 signatures. Organizers say the charges are based on “brutal policing tactics,” the violation of treaty rights,…

Attorney general looks to stop Winnebago New Year’s Eve bash

WINNEBAGO, Minn. – Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison says he wants to shut down a planned New Year’s Eve party in Winnebago he because it violates Gov. Tim Walz’s executive order on activities that could spread COVID-19. Ellison said in a release that the Carlson Event Center in the southeastern Minnesota town advertises the event as a “big new year’s…

WATCH LIVE: MN Governor Walz talks about additional charges in George Floyd death

Livestream: Governor Tim Walz responds to Attorney General Keith Ellison's announcement and provides an update on tonight's curfew extension | June 3, 2020 Posted by TPT – Twin Cities PBS on Wednesday, June 3, 2020   ST. PAUL, MN — Today, Wednesday, June 3, 2020, Governor Tim Walz will respond to Attorney General Keith Ellison’s charging decision and provide an…

Minnesota Files Lawsuit Against Vaping Manufacturer Juul

It accuses Juul of deceptive trade practices, false advertising and violating consumer protection laws

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota is suing Juul Labs, the nation’s biggest producer of electronic cigarette products, for deceiving consumers and harming the state’s youth. “They will use their merchant of doubt playbook to tell us we’re bad parents,” said Minnesota’s Democratic Governor Tim Walz. “To tell us we have bad kids. To tell us that we should have known,…

Court Says RJ Reynolds Tobacco Owes Minnesota Millions

The attorney general's office says the court will enter a judgment in the coming months for the amount Reynolds owes.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–A Minnesota court says R.J. Reynolds Tobacco has wrongfully failed to pay the state millions of dollars it owes under Minnesota’s landmark 1998 settlement with the tobacco industry. The attorney general’s office says the court will enter a judgment in the coming months for the amount that Reynolds owes. Attorney General Keith Ellison said late Thursday his office…

Minnesota to Launch Working Group on Police Shootings

Attorney General Keith Ellison and Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington say the group will begin work later this summer.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) _ Minnesota’s top law enforcement officials are launching a working group and public hearings on police-involved shootings. Attorney General Keith Ellison and Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington say the group will begin work later this summer. The move comes as police departments and the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension have often come under heavy criticism for…