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Minnesota attorney general launches unit to review convictions

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison and metro prosecutors are announcing the launch of a new unit to review potentially wrongful convictions through a partnership with the Minnesota Innocence Project. The partnership is funded by a two-year, $300,000 grant from the Justice Department and will be the first of its kind in the state to review the…

Ellison wants to change ‘trauma’ wording in Chauvin memo

MINNEAPOLIS – Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison has asked the judge who handled former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin’s murder trial to rewrite his sentencing order to delete suggestions that child witnesses did not suffer trauma. Ellison stressed that he’s not seeking any change in Chauvin’s 22 1/2- year sentence. Ellison is asking Judge Peter Cahill to remove suggestions that…

Prosecutor on Wright’s death case resigns, citing ‘vitriol’

Kim PotterMINNEAPOLIS – A prosecutor who was handling the case against a former suburban Minneapolis police officer charged in the fatal shooting of Daunte Wright has resigned, saying “vitriol” and “partisan politics” have made it hard to pursue justice. Imran Ali had been working on the case of Kim Potter, a former Brooklyn Center officer who fatally shot the 20-year-old…

Attorney general will prosecute case in Wright’s death

Kim PotterST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison says he will lead the prosecution of a former suburban police officer who is charged with second-degree manslaughter in the death of Daunte Wright. Former Brooklyn Center Officer Kim Potter is accused of fatally shooting Wright on April 11. The city’s police chief, who has since stepped down, had said…

Ellison: Moorhead mosque attack ‘sad situation’

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KVRR) – Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison is weighing in on the recent vandalism at a mosque in Moorhead. Police were called Sunday morning to the Moorhead Fargo Islamic Center at 2215 12th Ave. S. Someone sprayed painted “Death to Islam” and other hate messages on several portions of the building. Ellison says the Moorhead incident, plus…

Klobuchar Tweet: MN Attorney General announces additional charges in George Floyd death

MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) – Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison is increasing charges against now-fired Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin to second-degree murder in the death of George Floyd and also charging the three other officers involved, according to U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar. “This is another important step for justice.” Klobuchar wrote on Twitter Wednesday. Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison is leading the prosecution in the…

Governor Walz, National Guard Take Control of Handling Protests

SAINT PAUL, MINN. – Gov. Tim Walz, with the assistance of the State Patrol and the National Guard, is taking control of the handling of protests in the Twin Cities. The National Guard began their operations just after midnight Friday to begin securing the state capitol and escorting fire trucks and protecting firefighters trying to put out burning buildings across…

Minnesota And CenturyLink Reach Deal On Overcharges

nearly $9 million settlement

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota has reached a nearly $9 million settlement with CenturyLink for fraudulently over-billing Minnesotans. Nearly $900,000 dollars is going to more than 12,000 people who were falsely promised a discount that they did not receive. An additional $8 million will be distributed by Attorney General Keith Ellison’s office as refunds to others who were taken advantage…

Conservative Lawsuit Targets Minnesota Attorney General

A conservative law center alleges that a lawyer working in his office is an improper political plant.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) _ A conservative law center is suing Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, alleging that a lawyer working in his office on climate issues is an improper political plant. Attorney Pete Surdo is working for Ellison under a fellowship with the State Energy and Environmental Impact Center at New York University’s School of Law. Minnesota Public Radio…

Ellison Says He’ll Defend Minnesota’s Abortion Restrictions

Ellison told a forum in Fergus Falls his job is to defend Minnesota's laws regardless of his personal opinions.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison says he’ll defend state laws restricting abortion against a legal challenge despite his strong personal support for abortion rights. Ellison told a forum in Fergus Falls his job is to defend Minnesota’s laws regardless of his personal opinions. His comments marked the Democratic attorney general’s most definitive statement on the lawsuit…