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Homeland Secretary Visits Mpls. To Discuss Somali Terror Recruitment

Extremist groups like Al-Shabaab and ISIS have recruited more than two dozen fighters from Minnesota. Now the federal government is stepping in to try and help stop those recruitment efforts. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson was at Minneapolis’ Brian Coyle Community Center Friday

11/07/2014

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FEMA Rejects Dakota Co. For Disaster Declaration

The federal government has denied Minnesota’s request to add Dakota County to a disaster declaration for recent severe storms and flooding. The Federal Emergency Management Agency notified the state about the rejection late Tuesday.

08/27/2014

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Minnesota Activates Emergency Operations Center

Authorities have activated the State Emergency Operations Center to help communities in southwestern and northern Minnesota respond to damage from recent severe storms. The announcement says it’s just a partial activation that requires officials from various agencies to determine whether state resources are needed for the recovery effort. It says no local officials have requested state resources so far.

06/16/2014

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Homeland Security Reviewing Border Use-Of-Force

New Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is reviewing the department’s use of force policies, a Homeland Security official said Friday. The official said Johnson has been reviewing the rules about when border agents can use their guns since he took office in December.

02/28/2014

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Border Entry Fee Study Sparks Northern Opposition

By Michael Hill’s estimation, 90 percent of the people pumping gas at his station just south of the U.S.-Canada border in Washington state are Canadians.

05/27/2013

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Twins Assure Fans Of Safe Target Field For Monday’s Game

Minnesota Twins officials stated Monday afternoon that Target Field will be safe for Monday night’s game versus the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in light of the explosions at the Boston Marathon.

04/15/2013

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10 Arrested As Federal Agents Search Sparboe Farms

Federal homeland security agents are at the Sparboe Farms facility in Litchfield as part of a criminal investigation.

01/08/2013

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Officials ‘Stumped’ Over Paynesville Students Falling Ill

School officials in Paynesville said Tuesday morning they will be releasing students at 11 a.m. Tuesday from the Paynesville Area Secondary School due to “air quality concerns.”

12/18/2012

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4 Men Charged After Prostitution Bust

Four metro area men are facing charges connected to an underage prostitution ring in south Minneapolis.

11/13/2012

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Emergency Alerts To Be Sent Via Text Message

Weather warnings and other alerts will soon be available on your cell phone. This is part of a national plan to alert Americans to warnings, no matter where they are.

06/18/2012

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Opinion: Florida’s Voter Purge Attempts To Stifle Democrats and Minorities

Elected officials would do well to remember that it is the job of the voters to pick their representatives, it is not the job of elected officials to pick who gets to vote.

06/14/2012

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Homeland Security Sec. Talks Mpls-Linked Terrorism

After a suicide bombing in Somalia this past weekend was linked to a young man from Minneapolis, homeland security is on the minds of law enforcement here. Amelia Santaniello had the chance to ask Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napalitano about it Tuesday.

11/02/2011

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‘U’ Holds Cyber Security Summit

The University of Minnesota held a first-of-its-kind cyber security summit Monday morning.

10/03/2011

Feinberg Is Head Of ICE Investigations In 5 States

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has named Michael Feinberg as head of its Homeland Security Investigations office in Minnesota.

05/10/2011

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Somali Forum To Probe Roots Of Radicalization

A forum organized by central Ohio’s Somali community will explore the roots of crime and radicalization among Somali youth and look for ways to prevent future problems.

04/22/2011

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