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ST. PAUL, Minn. (KVRR) – The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says criminal history records that qualify for automatic expungement under the Adult-Use Cannabis Act have been sealed nearly three months ahead of schedule.

The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has expunged 57,780 records. The Minnesota Judicial Branch determined that 213 records should not be expunged.

“We are pleased to be able to deliver on this legislative priority,” BCA Superintendent Drew Evans said. “Minnesotans will see changes to their records immediately and as additional expungements are made in the months and years ahead.”

The BCA plans to review records again next year to identify and expunge any additional records that were still in the court process when this year’s expungements occurred.

Minnesota is part of the National Crime Prevention and Privacy Compact, which requires that records remain visible in other states unless a petition is filed and a judge orders the record sealed in other states.

 Minnesota State CapitolST. PAUL, Minn. (KVRR) – The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says criminal history records that qualify for automatic expungement under the Adult-Use Cannabis Act have been sealed nearly three months ahead of schedule. The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has expunged 57,780 records. The Minnesota Judicial Branch determined that 213 records should not be expunged. “We are pleased…  Read More  

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