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March 8, 2019
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety is warning the public about pills containing fentanyl known as “Mexican Oxy” following an apparent fatal overdose linked to the pills. The …

January 24, 2018
​ST. PAUL — With the Big Game in Minneapolis this year, an estimated one million people will come to the Twin Cities for the event and the activities in the days prior to the game. The …

September 21, 2017
​ST. PAUL — Becoming a victim of a crime can be a traumatic experience, but unfortunately, too many crimes go unreported. According to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office …

March 21, 2017
​ST. PAUL — To help law enforcement improve sex trafficking investigations, the Department of Public Safety Office of Justice Programs (DPS-OJP) recently awarded eight Sex Trafficking …

March 16, 2016
A sudden spike in suspected heroin-related deaths is cause for alarm, and speaks to a bigger problem across the state. … Law enforcement agencies are reporting suspected heroin overdoses …

March 25, 2015
​ST. PAUL –The Stearns County Attorney’s Office today charged two men with third degree murder in connection with a marijuana wax manufacturing operation that resulted in an explosion …

December 19, 2014
Department of Public Safety Commissioner Mona Dohman has appointed Lisa Eder, Kimberly Lund Voss, Amy Christiansen and Dr. Steven Kiester to the Minnesota Crime Victims Reparations …

October 15, 2014
​ST. PAUL, Minn. — Human trafficking convictions in Minnesota more than doubled from 2012 to 2013 according to a new report from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of …

March 12, 2014
The steady decline of juvenile crime in Minnesota can partly be attributed to years of new legislation and funding, as well as shifting economic factors … The Back to the Future: Volume …