Technology is helping law enforcement reduce the risk of a high-speed chase. The new tool, from Star Chase, allows officers to track a fleeing vehicle with a GPS device, rather than pursuing the suspect in a squad car. High-speed chases are not just dangerous situations for officers and suspects. Innocent bystanders and drivers are also at risk. May 12, 2011 started like any other day for architect Tom Blanck. “I was just going to meet a client with drawings and stuff, and talk about a project,” Blanck said.
University of Minnesota senior Alexis Haeg-Vang was studying for class on campus when she noticed something was missing. “I got up to leave, on my way to my appointment I realized my phone was gone,” she said. Alexis immediately tried to locate the phone that she bought for $700. She did so with a GPS tracker app from her computer. The battery had already been taken out from the phone.
Scientists are trying to figure out why the moose population in Minnesota has gone down as much as 65 percent. The answers aren’t good news.
The Minnesota DNR captured 49 moose calves and fitted them with GPS transmitter collars. Days after finishing their work, 22 of the newborn moose had already died.
Some say the more we focus on technology, the less we appreciate the world’s natural beauty. But over the past several years, Minnesota state parks have seen the opposite.
Stalking by smartphone. It’s a growing problem, and a Minnesota lawmaker wants to stop it.
The race is on to be first in line for this year’s best deals on holiday gifts: Black Friday is almost here. Every year, the stores open earlier in the wee hours of the morning, some even open at midnight after Thanksgiving Day, while other stores start the Black Friday sales on Turkey Day itself. If you’re going to get up that early (on a day off, no less), it is important to be prepared.
Authorities in Ramsey County are using GPS technology to help monitor the whereabouts of alleged stalkers, and help keep their victims safe. Officials are launching a pilot project Thursday.
In a Duluth hotel room, Kris McNeil and Zach Chase spread out the maps and gear on their beds. From dried foods and a first aid kit, to a book on speaking French, all are crucial items to guide them the next three months.
The solar storm that seemed to be more fizzle than fury got much stronger early Friday before fading again.
Chaska Police are looking for a suspect after they say a GPS was used to guide them to a home that was eventually burglarized.
Bicycle thieves beware: the University of Minnesota is targeting you.
Hidden deep in Minnesota’s woods and along the lakes are thousands of hidden treasures called geocaches.
A level 3 sex offender who police said went on the lam earlier this week has been apprehended.
I’m excited to welcome Kate Raddatz as the Good Question intern for this summer. Kate is an accomplished student journalist from the University of Minnesota, and a west-metro native. She’ll be answering viewer questions here at the blog once a week.
What is the best option when it comes to GPS? Some of WCCO-TV’s personalities put three different kinds of GPS to the test with Minnesota’s version of The Amazing Race.