9/11

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Minneapolis 911 Operators Call For Change

For some people, it could be the most important phone call they will ever make but in a WCCO investigation, some 911 operators and dispatchers in Minneapolis said they’re in the middle of an emergency of their own.

02/24/2014

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Mpls. Residents Say 911 Calls Are Going Unanswered

The city of Minneapolis changed its 911 system in the wake of Minnesota’s worst workplace shooting last year. At that time, several panicked callers inside Accent Signage never got through to a dispatcher.

12/20/2013

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Oklahoma, Minn. Win 2nd Night Miss America Prelims

As the pageant honored the victims of the 9/11 attacks a dozen years earlier, Miss America contestants from Oklahoma and Minnesota won the second night of preliminary competitions in the pageant on Wednesday. Miss Oklahoma Kelsey Griswold won a $1,000 scholarship for the swimsuit competition.

09/11/2013

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Good Question: Why Are Traumatic Memories So Vivid?

Almost all of us remember where we were and what we were doing when we heard terrorists flew planes into the World Trade Center 12 years ago. “I remember thinking, is this really happening, it’s like an out of body experience,” said Kristin Witte of Minneapolis.

09/11/2013

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Never Forget

The Daily Beast put together an amazing collection of iconic photos from NYC on 9/11. Take a look and share your memories of that day on our Facebook page.

09/11/2013

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New Minn. Law Cracks Down On 911 ‘Swatting’

Pranksters who dial 911 without a real emergency to report face stiffer penalties under a Minnesota law hitting the books this week. The law effective Thursday targets those who report a fictitious emergency to 911 dispatchers with the intent of luring authorities somewhere.

07/28/2013

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Don’t Text 911; You’ll Get This Message

If you’ve ever tried texting a 911 call in Minnesota, you probably didn’t get a response. Now the state’s four major service carriers are doing something about it.

06/28/2013

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58 Birdshot Pellets Hit Hunter, Drives Himself To Safety

A Washington County sheriff’s commander said he’s lucky to be alive after getting shot in the face.

05/02/2013

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Esme’s Blog: Why?

That is the question everyone wants to know when it comes to the Boston bombing suspects.

04/20/2013

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Mpls. 911 Staff Honored For Response To Accent Shooting

Members of the Minneapolis 911 staff will be honored Wednesday for their work in responding to several critical incidents from last year.

03/27/2013

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Pranking 911? Minn. Bill Would Stiffen Penalties

Minnesota lawmakers want to put prank callers to 911 emergency lines on notice that future fake calls could come at a price.

03/03/2013

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Baby Born In Family Bathroom As Girls Call Paramedics

A Friday night at home with her daughters Jaida and Ana was what Kristine Ramos-Walker was really looking forward to. She wasn’t due for another 12 days, but just after 7 p.m. she started having contractions.

02/19/2013

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Charges: Man Says Dream Led Him To Call 911

A 56-year-old Apple Valley man told police that events in a dream led him to call 911 last week, reporting his wallet, phone and pistol were missing, authorities say.

02/19/2013

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911 Transcripts Released In Decker Case

Transcripts of 911 calls after the shooting of a Cold Spring police officer show a caller describing a “noisy black van” leaving the scene.

12/18/2012

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