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An America drowning in red ink is the land of the free no more
Topic - Lori Swanson
Hennepin County officials say a prosecutor who argued for the release of a serial rapist has been removed from case because of inflammatory emails sent to opposing counsel.
A legislative panel on Wednesday recommended that Minnesota lawmakers give the state Board of Pharmacy the power to order businesses to stop selling synthetic drugs.
Fewer people purchased previously occupied homes in April, a troubling sign that the weak housing market remains a drag on the economy.
A father whose missing children are thought to be dead told investigators he buried one of his young children in Mississippi in March, then buried the other in Alabama in June, police said.
Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson said the makers of synthetic drugs have avoided prosecution by simply adjusting their formulas.
"It really became a game of Whac-A-Mole, where as soon as a compound was listed as a named substance and a banned controlled substance, the suppliers would just slightly tweak it to alter its chemical structure," Swanson said. "Then it would stay off the list. Then the Legislature and the Board of Pharmacy would name new compounds, and on and on it went, as the industry and the sellers tried to get ahead of the laws."