Good Question: Why Do We Use The Numbers 911 For Emergencies?Every day, 650,000 people call 911. For some of us, it is the first phone number we learn. It has become such a part of our lives that we even hear stories of 3-year-olds using it to get help. So, that had Kendal and her great-aunt Cathe wondering: Why do we use the numbers 911?
Oil Transport Draws Cry For Disaster Training HelpTrains have traveled through this part of Minnesota for just under 150 years, and as the small town of Staples grew around their tracks, railroads were virtually the only source of jobs for decades. "Four hundred men used to work in these offices," Tom Kajer, 75, head of the Staples Historical Society, said as he walked on the fiberglass- and plaster-littered floors of the original depot's second story. "Now, zero do."
Light Rail Practices Emergency Drill in St. PaulMetro Transit police, St. Paul police and fire and Rail Operations are taking part in an emergency drill for St. Paul’s downtown Light Rail Sunday afternoon. The drill will go from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of University Avenue and Raymond Avenue.
Hollowed-Out Grenade Prompts Evacuation Of St. Paul SchoolA St. Paul community school was evacuated Friday morning after a hallowed-out grenade was found in a student's backpack, according to district officials. Police were called to Heights Community School on the city's east side just after 11 a.m. Heights is part of the St. Paul Public School district, and serves students from prekindergarten through fifth grade.
The Wrong ManHas the media and law enforcement learned any lessons from the Olympic bombing in 1996?
Good Question: Reply All: The Oklahoma TornadoIt's important to remember that sometimes there's nothing anyone could do. Tornadoes are powerful, and mysterious, and random. But many of you had good questions related to the tragedy in Oklahoma. Why aren't there basements in Oklahoma? – Betty Cozatt. Nationally only 31 percent of newly constructed homes have basements.
Dayton Declares Emergency After Minn. StormThe spring snowstorm that made travel difficult Thursday across parts of Minnesota heaped more headaches on the southwest corner of the state, where communities are still struggling to restore power following an ice storm earlier in the week. Officials said it may be early next week before electricity is restored in the southwest.
Baby Born In Family Bathroom As Girls Call ParamedicsA 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.
9-Year-Old Boy Honored For Saving Sister's LifeA nine-year-old Minneapolis boy and a Minneapolis 911 operator are being honored for helping to save a 2-year-old girl’s life. According to City of Minneapolis representatives, 9-year-old Rodrigo Sosa called 911 on May 5 because his little sister was unconscious from a seizure.
Major First Responders Drill Blackens Skies Over AnokaIt could happen anytime -- a collision between a Northstar commuter rail train packed with Twins fans and a freight train hauling dangerous chemicals.
Minneapolis Students On Flight During EmergencyDozens of Minneapolis Southwest High School students had a frightening flight experience on a field trip to New York.