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Diocese: Former Blue Earth Priest To Be Deported

A Minnesota priest was taken into custody at his Monday sentencing and will be deported after admitting he fondled a girl while attending dinner at her grandmother’s home.

The Diocese of Winona says The Rev. Leo Koppala was taken into custody by the Department of Homeland Security after his sentencing hearing Monday and will be held until his deportation proceedings.

03/31/2014

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Mpls. Man Charged In Nat’l Online Child Porn Ring

A Minneapolis man is among those busted in what is being called one of the largest child pornography busts in history. The Department of Homeland Security has been watching an underground ring and its members over the past year. They say a dozen of the victims are from Minnesota.

03/19/2014

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Homeland Security Reviewing Border Use-Of-Force

New Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is reviewing the department’s use of force policies, a Homeland Security official said Friday. The official said Johnson has been reviewing the rules about when border agents can use their guns since he took office in December.

02/28/2014

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Minn. Parody Artists Wins Case Against NSA, Homeland Security

Federal authorities have dropped an attempt to block a Minnesota man from marketing merchandise poking fun at the National Security Agency for its surveillance of citizens. Dan McCall, of Sauk Rapids, is claiming victory against the NSA and the Department of Homeland Security.

02/19/2014

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What’s Affected Locally By The Federal Government Shutdown

It’s official, the federal government is partially shut down Tuesday morning for the first time in 17 years. This comes after the Senate rejected a House bill to fund the government. The shutdown will have an effect on about 18,000 federal workers here in Minnesota. Many of them will be furloughed. Some Government services will also be disrupted.

10/01/2013

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Reality Check: Workplace Violence In Minn.

The shooting at Accent Signage Systems is the worst incidence of workplace violence in Minnesota since the state started keeping records 20 years ago.

09/28/2012

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Opinion: Republicans Stoke Racial Resentment And Divide The Country

Mitt Romney seems to be drinking the same Kool-Aid as some of his nuttiest supporters. Mitt Romney is silent… and occasionally joins in as his endorsers make increasingly outrageous statements against the president.

09/10/2012

14 Dead In Colorado Shootings

In Case Of Mass Shooting, ‘Run, Hide & Fight’

The mass shootings in Wisconsin and Colorado have a lot of Americans thinking about what they would do in a similar situation. But some of the ways we think we’d react aren’t always what will keep us safe.

08/06/2012

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Police Chief Links To Instructional Video On Shooting Sprees

The Police Chief of Chaska has distributed a link to a graphic instructional video depicting a workplace shooting spree.

08/03/2012

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Opinion: Florida’s Voter Purge Attempts To Stifle Democrats and Minorities

Elected officials would do well to remember that it is the job of the voters to pick their representatives, it is not the job of elected officials to pick who gets to vote.

06/14/2012

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Chipotle Discloses Criminal Probe On Immigration

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. said on Tuesday that federal prosecutors are investigating the company for possible criminal violations of securities laws related to its hiring practices.

05/22/2012

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15 Local Sites Shuttered By Feds In Nat’l Crackdown

Fifteen locally-based websites were among the 150 shut down in a pre-holiday crackdown targeting sites selling counterfeit and pirated merchandise.

11/28/2011

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Does The EAS Test Get A Pass Or Fail?

It was only a test but for many people across the state, they didn’t hear anything during the nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System.

11/09/2011

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Ventura, Miffed Over Lawsuit, Says He’s Off To Mexico

Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura is so upset by the dismissal of his airport security lawsuit that he threatened Friday to apply for dual citizenship so he can spend more time in his beloved Mexico — or run for president of what he labeled “the Fascist States of America.”

11/04/2011

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Homeland Security Sec. Talks Mpls-Linked Terrorism

After a suicide bombing in Somalia this past weekend was linked to a young man from Minneapolis, homeland security is on the minds of law enforcement here. Amelia Santaniello had the chance to ask Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napalitano about it Tuesday.

11/02/2011

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