A military training exercise has some in downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul looking to the skies and asking questions. It’s a scene that looks straight out of an action movie.
Residents of downtown Minneapolis may have been alarmed Monday night by the sight of low-flying helicopters near city buildings. But the police departments of Minneapolis and St. Paul say the public has nothing to fear, as it’s all part of a Department of Defense training exercise.
For some Minnesota motorists, helicopters could get in the way of the commute this week. The Minnesota Department of Transportation is warning of possible delays along Highway 169 near Belle Plaine because of a power transmission line project.
Needed: A few good helicopters and pilots for Minnesota fire control.
Authorities say military aircraft will be conducting routine training over the Twin Cities through Saturday.
The U.S. Special Operations Command are conducting urban-environment training in Minneapolis airspace until the beginning of September.
Xcel Energy will do a visual inspection of electric transmission lines by helicopter in Minnesota and eastern North and South Dakota starting Monday, July 9.