Minn. debate over when to clear criminal slates ramps up ahead of new legislative session

  • Article by: BRIAN BAKST , Associated Press
  • Updated: February 17, 2014 - 3:05 PM

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota's willingness to forgive people with criminal pasts is emerging as a hot topic for state legislators, who previewed a proposal Monday that would give low-level offenders a clean slate more quickly and for a more clearly defined set of offenses.

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