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Update on BCA Investigation of Office​r​ Involved Shooting in Wadena County​

March 02, 2021

​​ST. PAUL — The Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the two men who died during an officer involved shooting incident that happened on Saturday night in North Germany Township in Wadena County. David Jay Savela (sa-veh-lah), 42, and Shannon Michael Savela, 36, both died of multiple gunshot wounds. The brothers were both residents of Sebeka.​

​​​Update​ on BCA Inv​estigation of Officer Involved Shooting in​ Duluth​​​​​

March 02, 2021

​ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) has identified the law enforcement personnel who used force during an officer involved shooting incident last week in Duluth.

​​​​BCA Releases 2020 Permit to Carry Annual Report

​March 1, 2021

​ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) today released the 2020 Permit to Carry Report, an annual report summarizing data submitted by Minnesota law enforcement agencies regarding applications made for handgun carry permits as well as data about permit holders.​

BCA Update on Officer Involved Shooting in Wadena County

February 28, 2021

​​SAINT PAUL – The BCA is continuing its investigation of the officer involved shooting that happened on Saturday night in North Germany Township, during which four people were shot.

BCA Investigating Officer Involved Shooting in Duluth

February 27, 2021

​​ST. PAUL — The Midwest Medical Examiner's Office has identified the man who died Friday during a standoff and officer involved shooting incident in Duluth. The medical examiner said David Joseph Wayne Conwell, 37, of Duluth, died of homicide due to multiple gunshot wounds.

Update on BCA Investigation of Officer Involved Shooting in Isanti County

February 23, 2021

ST. PAUL — The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) has identified the officers who used force during an officer involved shooting incident that occurred on Feb. 21 in Isanti County. All are on standard administrative leave.

Seven Charged Following Human Trafficking Operation

February 19, 2021

​ST. PAUL —Seven people were charged today following their arrests during a human trafficking operation in Itasca County. Investigators with the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA)-led Human Trafficking Investigators Task Force led the three-day operation in partnership with the Tribes United Against Sex Trafficking (TRUST) Task Force and the Itasca County Sheriff’s Office. The operation ran from Feb. 17-19.

February REAL ID Update: REAL ID Ready? Minnesotans Have Options

February 18, 2021

ST. PAUL — The federal REAL ID full enforcement deadline is less than eight months away, and the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Driver and Vehicle Services division (DPS-DVS) wants Minnesotans to know their options, so they’re prepared on Oct. 1, 2021.

Statewide Extra Speed Enforcement Aimed at Slowing Down Dangerous Drivers

February 08, 2021

ST. PAUL — With an alarming number of speed-related traffic fatalities and serious crashes reported on Minnesota roads, state officials announced a statewide crackdown on speeding drivers and an education campaign aimed at motorists who are driving at dangerous speeds.

BCA Investigating Offic​er Involved Shooting in Saginaw

January 30, 2021​

ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) has identified the deputy who discharged his firearm during an officer involved shooting incident on Friday, Jan. 29, in Saginaw, Minn. Deputy Jason Kuhnly has been with the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office for seven years. Deputy Kuhnly is on standard administrative leave.