Articles by Mohamed Ibrahim

Minnesota Recreational Marijuana Bill Advances in House

Minnesota lawmakers have advanced a proposal that would allow recreational marijuana use for adults and automatically expunge minor convictions related to cannabis, inching the state closer toward legalization. The legislation, authored by Democratic House Majority Leader Ryan Winkler, of Golden …

With Spike in Traffic Deaths, Minnesota Ramps Up Speed Enforcement

Minnesota transportation and public safety officials have launched a traffic enforcement crackdown and awareness campaign amid a spike in deaths related to speeding during the coronavirus pandemic. Public safety, transportation and health officials gathered for a news conference to announce …

Minnesota Lawmaker Files Meatpacking Worker Safety Bill

Minnesota House Democrats have teamed up with meatpacking workers to announce legislation that would protect individuals who work at statewide meatpacking and food processing plants amid the coronavirus pandemic. The bill, authored by Rep. Dan Wolgamott, of St. Cloud, would …

Updated Minnesota Driver’s Manual Provides Guidance for Legal Gun Owners

Minnesota public safety officials updated the state’s driver’s manual to give motorists who are legally carrying firearms some guidance on what to do if they are stopped by police, including instructions to keep both hands on the steering wheel while …

Minnesota Lawmakers Push $300M Plan to Rebuild from Unrest

Democrats who control the Minnesota House announced a $300 million economic aid proposal June 15 for businesses that were damaged or destroyed during the civil unrest over the death of George Floyd. The legislation is aimed at commercial corridors in …

Reform Plan Would Require Minneapolis Officers to Buy Liability Insurance

Several advocacy groups presented their own recommendations to reform law enforcement practices in Minneapolis, a day after the majority of the City Council voiced support for abolishing the police department entirely in the wake of George Floyd’s death. Minnesota’s Council …