Updated: 04/23/2014 9:42 AM
Created: 04/23/2014 9:41 AM WDIO.com
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - New restrictions on police use of cell phone tracking technology have won backing from the Minnesota Senate.
Senators voted Tuesday to require a special tracking warrant when a device is used to find a person's location by their cell phone or other electronic devices.
Minnesota Public Radio News reports that the lone vote against the bill came from Republican Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen, a retired sheriff from Alexandria. He says it sends the wrong message about police techniques and suggests they are merely stockpiling data.
The bill says law enforcement must show probable cause of a crime. People being tracked must eventually be notified that their information was collected.
Republican Sen. Branden Peterson of Andover says the bill responds to rapidly advancing technology.
Information from: Minnesota Public Radio
(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
Police Search for Shooter in Superior Homicide
The Superior Police Department says that they are searching for the person responsible for a homicide Tuesday evening. Police say they responded to a report of shooting at 3706 E. 1st St. just before 7 p.m.
Man Pleads Guilty in Deaths of Parents
An Iron River, Wis., man has pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree intentional homicide in the deaths of his parents last winter. 45-year-old James Crain, Jr., entered the plea Tuesday as part of a plea agreement.
Police: Reward Offered for Suspects in 5 Gas Station Robberies
Five recent gas station robberies in Duluth, Superior and Hermantown may be linked, and now Hermantown Police are offering a reward in their search for two suspects. Police say the suspects robbed the Hermantown BP for the second time early Monday morning.
Hibbing Police Looking for Man who Tackled Female Jogger on Mesabi Bike Trail
The Hibbing Police Department says that a female jogger was tackled by a male and held to the ground on the Mesabi Bike Trail Saturday.
Floodwood Man Killed When Vehicle Falls off Jacks
A Floodwood man was killed when the vehicle he was working on slipped off the jacks and fell on top of him. Police say the man was changing a muffler in his garage on Highway 2 in Floodwood. The accident happened on Monday.