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Minnesota Tightening Gun Laws For Domestic AbusersMinnesota is part of an early wave of states passing laws to keep guns out of the hands of domestic abusers.
Wis. Gov. Walker Asks AG To Challenge Obama's Gun PlanGov. Scott Walker is asking Wisconsin's attorney general to challenge President Barack Obama's gun control plan. Walker said in a statement Wednesday that he believes Obama overstepped his authority when he announced an executive action to expand mandatory background checks to gun shows, flea markets and online sales.
Minnesota Mother Invited To Obama's Gun Control SpeechA Minnesota mother was there while President Barack Obama laid out his plan for executive action on gun control Tuesday. Diane Sellgren listened to the president speak in person, along with Gabby Giffords and other gun-violence survivors.
‘That’s It?’: Minn. Gun Owners React To Obama’s Executive ActionPresident Barack Obama unveiled his plan Tuesday to take unilateral action on gun control.
Dayton Seeks Ban On Gun Sales To Those On Terror Watch ListsGov. Mark Dayton is urging legislators to ban gun sales to people on terrorism watch lists. Statehouses nationwide have begun exploring those measures to stop would-be extremists from buying firearms.
Record Number Of Firearm Background Checks Performed On Black FridayThe FBI ran more than 185,000 background checks on Black Friday for people looking to purchase guns from licensed dealers. That's 5 percent more than last year.
Mpls. School Locked Down Over Student's BB GunPolice say someone was taken into custody at Anwatin Middle School Tuesday morning after a student brought a BB gun to school. The incident was confirmed by Sgt. John Elder of the Minneapolis Police Department.
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DFL Calls MN GOP's State Fair Shirt Plug 'Tasteless'The Minnesota DFL is questioning the timing of a post from the Republican Party of Minnesota's Facebook page Wednesday morning. The post, which has since been deleted, showed a picture of a shirt the party is presumably making available for purchase at the Minnesota State Fair.
Walker Administration Assigns Armed Guards To DOJ OfficesGov. Scott Walker's administration plans to post armed security guards at the entrances to the state Department of Justice's Madison headquarters. The guards will go on duty beginning Sept. 1. A guard has been stationed at a desk at the main lobby entrance but doesn't carry a weapon.
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Report: Criminal Forfeitures Netted State Agencies Nearly $7M Last YearState officials released a report Tuesday detailing the amount of cash and property seized by law enforcement agencies in criminal forfeitures across Minnesota last year.

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