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Local Officers Participate In Active Shooter Training

It seems like there has been a string of shooting rampages all across the country over the last year, and now the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office is providing training sessions of how to deal with a situation where an active shooter is involved.

06/11/2013

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Minn. Senate Passes Stripped-Down Gun Bill

The Minnesota Senate has approved scaled-back revisions to state gun laws that do not include an expansion of background checks for gun purchases. The Senate approved the bill Wednesday on a 58-9 vote.

05/15/2013

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Scaled-Back Gun Bill Headed For Minn. Senate Vote

A significantly scaled back bill to revise Minnesota’s gun laws is headed for a vote in the state Senate, with the blessing of a vocal gun-rights group. The proposal was revised Tuesday to remove language that could be construed as expanded background checks or limitations on lawful gun transactions.

05/14/2013

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Esme’s Blog: A Sandy Hook Mother’s Plea

Today Francine Wheeler, who lost her 6-year-old Ben in the Sandy Hook massacre, gave the President’s Saturday radio address pleading for action on gun control measures.

04/13/2013

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MSP Airport Worker Charged With Stealing Guns

A worker at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport has been charged with stealing shotguns, revolvers and other weapons from the checked luggage of passengers who had connections through the busy Twin Cities airport.

04/09/2013

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Improving Gun Background Checks Would Cost $1.1M

Lawmakers’ plans to improve Minnesota’s background check system for gun sales would cost the state almost $1.1 million.

04/09/2013

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Caught On Camera: Alleged Airport Baggage Thief

When you check your luggage in for a flight out of town you expect to land with all your belongings still intact.

04/05/2013

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Gander Mountain To Open Firearms ‘Super Center’

Outdoors retailer Gander Mountain is set to open the state’s first firearms “super center” at the end of the month, while pushing for owners to take greater responsibility regarding gun safety.

04/05/2013

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Capitol Switches Course To Alternate Gun Plan

Top Minnesota lawmakers are tacking toward new gun legislation that wouldn’t impose universal background checks for gun purchases.

03/04/2013

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Top Minn. Dem Doubts Expanded Gun Checks Can Pass

Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk says a proposal to require background checks on all firearm purchases probably lacks support to become Minnesota law.

03/01/2013

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Albert Lea Gun Shop Forced To Stop Selling Firearms

An Albert Lea gun shop that’s been in business for more than 30 years will stop selling firearms next month.

02/28/2013

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Minn. Capitol Sees Spike In Gun Notices

An ongoing debate over gun control by Minnesota state lawmakers has been accompanied by a spike in notifications to the state Department of Public Safety from people who plan to carry loaded weapons into the Capitol.

02/22/2013

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Gun Buyer Checks Argued At Minn. Senate Hearing

The Minnesota Senate opened controversial hearings on gun violence at the Capitol Thursday, focusing on much tougher background checks.

02/21/2013

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Minn. Sheriffs Propose Improved Gun Background Checks

Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson says a person deemed mentally ill and dangerous should never be allowed to buy a gun.

01/23/2013

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New Leader Appointed To ATF’s St. Paul Office

The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has appointed a veteran agent to lead operations in Minnesota and surrounding states, the agency announced Tuesday.

01/22/2013

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Esme’s Blog: Gun Sales Soar

As lawmakers in Washington discuss how to keep guns out of the hands of disturbed individuals, gun sales are setting records the New York Times reports.

01/12/2013

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Cops: Search Warrant Digs Up 46 Guns, Meth

A search warrant of a Maple Grove residence turned up 46 firearms and methamphetamine, police say.

09/26/2012

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$5,000 Reward Offered In Woodbury Gun Theft Case

A $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for stealing more than 30 handguns from the Gander Mountain in Woodbury.

08/06/2012

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Task Force Finds Drugs, Firearms In St. Cloud House

A task force made up of officers from multiple agencies arrested a man Thursday after finding firearms, controlled substances and proceeds from sales of controlled substances in a St. Cloud house.

07/06/2012

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Wis. Police ID 85-Year-Old Man Killed By SWAT

An 85-year-old Hurley man shot and killed by a SWAT team had a pistol wrestled from his hands several hours before by his apartment manager, the Hurley police chief said Saturday.

06/23/2012

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Lawmakers Send Bill To Arm Prosecutors To Gov.

The Minnesota Legislature has given overwhelming approval to legislation allowing prosecutors to carry a firearm on duty as long as they have a permit.

04/05/2012

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Iowa Democrats Leave Capitol, Stalling Gun Debate

House Democrats have left the Statehouse, stalling debate on two measures dealing with gun rights.

02/29/2012

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More Women Taking Conceal-And-Carry Classes

Thousands of Minnesotans carry guns. The latest numbers show 20,000 people applied for permits to carry last year. A big number of those who carry are women.

02/28/2012

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Wis. Assembly Leader Packing On Floor

The Republican lawmaker who presides over the state Assembly says he’s been carrying a concealed weapon during floor sessions.

02/03/2012

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Investigations Reveal Misconduct In Pine County

Details released by the Pine County Sheriff’s Office in the wake of internal investigations show a number of cases of alleged misconduct.

01/30/2012

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