Homeland Security

Good Question: Will We Need A New ID To Fly?As early as next year, Minnesotans might need more than their driver's licenses to board a plane.
Investigation Reveals Gaps In Airport SecurityAs we head into the busy summer travel season a new investigation has found some disturbing gaps in security at airports across the country. Undercover agents were able to smuggle things, like explosives and weapons, through checkpoints.
Decorated Morristown Veteran Convicted Again Of Child PornA decorated United States Army veteran was convicted and sentenced for the second time within 10 years for possessing child pornography, according to the U.S. Attorney's office. Ronald Richard Shankey, 50, was convicted in 2007 for possessing 1,047 images of child porn in Wisconsin.
Former Minnesota Man Played Key Role In Inciting Texas Terror AttackA WCCO Investigation has found that a Minneapolis man wanted for terrorism encouraged one of the shooters in Sunday's attack at a cartoon contest in Texas. Both attackers died when a police officer returned fire at the event in Garland.
Good Question: Just Who Gets Secret Service Protection?A new report from the Inspector General of Homeland Security found it took the Secret Service a year to replace a broken alarm system at former President George H.W. Bush's home. The Secret Service is responsible for protecting all former presidents and their spouses. So, who else do they protect?
Talking Points: Rep. Ellison Talks Homeland Security ShutdownLate Friday night, Congress avoided a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security by approving a week extension of agency funding.
Congress Extends Funding For Homeland SecurityThe Department of Homeland Security will run out of money unless Congress can pass a spending bill by midnight Friday.
4 Things To Know: #TheDress, Homeland Security Funding & MoreHere’s a look at the four most notable stories you need to know about for the morning of Friday, Feb. 27.
Minn. Law Officials Express Concern Over Stalled Homeland Security BillCongress has until midnight Friday to avoid a partial shutdown of the Department of Homeland security. The agency's funding bill has become tied up in the immigration dispute between President Obama and Republicans.
Partisan Fight Threatens To Shut Down Homeland SecurityJust days after a terror threat against the Mall of America, a partisan standoff in Washington threatens to shut down the Department of Homeland Security.
Homeland Secretary Visits Mpls. To Discuss Somali Terror RecruitmentExtremist 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
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.