Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison said today that Minneapolis’s Merwin Rickards and Winner Gas Stations are questioning whether they maintain or permit illegal public nuisance on their property in Hennepin County. With the support of judicial authorities, his office has announced that it has launched a civil investigation. Both locations have been the scene of numerous gun violence acts, including when four of his people were victims of gun violence outside Merwin Liquors on September 2, 2022. The intersection of the two businesses is described as follows.One of the city’s largest open-air drug bazaars“
“I am using the power of my office to take a new approach to stemming the spread of gun violence. Slum Owner Steven Meldahl“We are applying the law in ways that were not commonly applied before to solve persistent problems and keep people safe,” said Attorney General Ellison. Businesses and institutions that turn a blind eye to gun violence and other threats to public safety taking place within their homes need to know that we are watching and will act. It takes everyone to keep it up, so I encourage anyone who has concerns about these businesses to come forward.”
The Attorney General’s investigation was conducted with the assistance of the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office and with the assistance of local law enforcement agencies to determine what steps Merwin Liquors and Winner Gas Station have taken to address repeated dangerous and illegal practices. The purpose is to investigate whether you are teaching. occurring on their premises. The investigation also aims to determine whether Merwin Liquors and Winner Gas Station maintain or permit illegal pollution practices at their facilities.
As part of that effort, the Office of the Attorney General is soliciting input from community members and local stakeholders and encouraging those with eyewitness accounts of illegal activity at these locations to come forward. Call (651) 296-3353 or complaint form online.
Copy of survey report Sent to Merwin Liquor and Winner Gas Station Available on the Attorney General’s website.