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Minneapolis Police Calibrate ‘Shot Spotter’ System

Minneapolis Police are calibrating their Shot Spotter system Thursday night with the most effective technique – firing real guns. Police says they will test the system between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. by firing guns into bullet traps at several different sites throughout the city.

09/18/2014

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Doctor: Lead Bullets Poisoning Minnesota’s Raptors

Hunters across the state have been waiting for this weekend as deer season starts. And as Minnesotans load up to head out, a veterinarian at the University of Minnesota Raptor Center is making a plea. Eagles it seems are being taken down by bullets, without even being hit.

11/08/2013

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Mpls. Police Fire Live Ammo To Calibrate ShotSpotter System

Minneapolis Police will conduct a calibration test of its ShotSpotter technology Monday night in two precincts. According to police, testing will occur in the Folwell and Central neighborhoods, respectively in the 4th and 3rd precincts. The Folwell testing starts at 7 p.m., and the Central testing starts at 8:15 p.m. In each test, 25-50 shots will be fired for calibration purposes. Guns will be fired by officers in to a bullet trapping system, which safely absorbs bullets fired at close range.

09/23/2013

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Charges: Man Shoots 10 Bullets Into Anoka Townhomes

A 40-year-old man, who was under the influence, has been charged after police say he fired 10 shots into two townhomes in Anoka.

07/11/2013

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Hunters Asked To Use Copper Bullets, Protect Bald Eagles

The ammunition deer hunters choose could have an impact on the overall health of the eagles. Now, there’s a push to get hunters to switch to copper bullets.

11/01/2012

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Police: Four Shot Early Saturday Morning In Mpls.

Four are recovering after an early Saturday morning shooting in south Minneapolis, police say.

10/27/2012

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Good Question: Why Aren’t Large Ammo Purchases Tracked?

No one knew what James Holmes was up to: buying four guns and 6,000 rounds of ammunition over a period of two months. No federal agency was alerted, no red flag was raised. So, why aren’t large ammunition purchases tracked?

07/23/2012

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Good Question: What Makes Glass Bulletproof?

An Idaho man has been charged with trying to assassinate the President of the United States by allegedly firing an AK-47-style gun at the White House. But his bullet hit a reinforced White House window that most of us would call “bulletproof.” So how does a piece of glass become bulletproof?

11/18/2011

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Bemidji Pioneer Newspaper Hit Again By Gunshots

The Bemidji Pioneer building has again been hit by gunfire.

02/01/2011

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