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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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Minn. House Committee Says Yes To Arming Prosecutors

Less than two months after a Minnesota prosecutor was shot by a defendant in a Grand Marais courthouse, a legislative committee advanced two bills designed to beef up security for county attorneys, including one that would let prosecutors carry guns.

01/26/2012

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Bill Expanding Gun Rights Goes To Minn. House

A proposal expanding the right to use deadly force in self-defense is headed for a vote in the Republican-controlled House.

05/04/2011

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