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Grand Forks Council denies convicted felon a liquor license: Grandstrand: ‘I believe in forgiveness’

March 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — For the first time in at least 15 years, the city of Grand Forks recently denied a liquor license because of an applicant’s prior felony convictions.
The man’s three felony convictions were in the 1990s, and according to his lice…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Minnesota Commerce Department cracks down on debt collection company

February 17, 2012 in West Central Tribune

ST. PAUL The Minnesota Department of Commerce took action this week again 49 debt collection agencies nationwide that are owned and operated by NCO Financial Systems Inc. Continue Reading

Felons’ voting rights bill passes SD House panel

February 9, 2012 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE (AP) To clarify voting rights of felons, a South Dakota House committee passed a bill Thursday that strips any right to cast a ballot until sentences are completed. Continue Reading

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Changing crime penalties proving difficult

September 29, 2010 in INFORUM

Some North Dakota prosecutors looking to raise felony threshold

BISMARCK Since the early 1980s, it’s been a felony in North Dakota to steal something worth more than $500, even though the money buys a lot less than it did 30 years ago. Continue Reading

Homeless convicted felons a growing issue in county

September 10, 2010 in Worthington Daily Globe

CLOQUET – Carlton County currently has little to no “safety net” to deal with convicted felons released within its borders. As well, according to Dave Gilberg of Arrowhead Regional Corrections (ARC), what resources do exist are quickly beginning to dry up. Continue Reading

Ramsey, Hennepin counties probe allegations of felons voting

July 13, 2010 in West Central Tribune

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Ramsey County Attorney’s office has charged 28 felons with illegally voting or registering to vote in 2008 after a conservative group flagged nearly 500 cases of suspected voter fraud. Continue Reading