ST. PAUL (WJON News) - The Minnesota Department of Public Safety has released its annual report of no-knock warrants in the state.

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The Minnesota Legislature requires all police organizations to report the number of no-knock warrants they request every year to the DPS.

In St. Cloud, 17 no-knock warrants were issued last year - 10 by the St. Cloud Police Department, six from the Pine County Sheriff, and one from the Kandiyohi County Sheriff. The report claims the St. Cloud Police Department requested 11 no-knock warrants in total - seven for drug violations, two for aggravated assault, and one each for robbery and weapons violations.

Statewide, there were 185 no-knock warrants requested, with 158 executed in 2022.

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To read the complete report, find it here. 

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