Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison

Honor The Earth wants Walz Administration to drop charges against Line 3 protests

MINNESOTA (KVRR) — Mark Ruffalo, Jackson Browne, Jane Fonda and more join Honor the Earth and other Indigenous leaders condemning the charges against more than 800 activists who were arrested one year ago for protesting the Enbridge Line 3 pipeline. “A lot of people support water protectors and a lot of people believe that water should be protected over the…

Ellison Agrees to Help School Districts Afford Milk for Students

Ellison said the agreement with Dairy Farmers of America will make it easier for those districts to buy milk.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison says his office has reached an agreement to help more than 40 school districts afford to buy milk for students through 2030. Ellison said Tuesday the agreement with Kansas-based Dairy Farmers of America will make it easier for those districts to buy school milk at affordable prices for the next decade. Last year,…

Fight Over Gay Wedding Videos Stays in District Court

The filmmakers say videos are a form of speech with protections under the First Amendment.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–Minnesota’s attorney general says the state will continue to fight a lawsuit in federal court that was filed by two Minnesota filmmakers who want the right to refuse to record same-sex weddings instead of taking the case to the full 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals or U.S. Supreme Court. Attorney General Keith Ellison and Minnesota Human Rights…

Minnesota Not Among States Settling with Purdue Pharma

Purdue has been criticized for overselling the benefits of its powerful prescription opioid painkillers and understating the risks.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison says the state is not among those that have reached a tentative settlement with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma over the opioids epidemic. The tentative deal between Purdue, thousands of local governments and more than 20 states could be worth up to $12 billion over time. Purdue has been criticized for overselling the benefits…

Protesters Disrupt 1st Meeting on Minnesota Police Shootings

Protesters filled the room and prevented the hearing from starting as scheduled.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) _ Protesters are calling for more family representation on a new state panel examining police use of force in Minnesota. Demonstrators disrupted the start of the working group’s first public meeting Saturday at the state Capitol. Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison and Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington are leading the 16-member group, which was announced last…