Ka Joog, Heartland Democracy Receive Huge Homeland Security GrantsTwo Twin Cities organizations were awarded thousands of dollars Friday by the Department of Homeland Security for their efforts to counter violent extremism.
Dayton, Top Lawmakers Meet To Discuss Iron Range, Possible SessionGov. Mark Dayton and top Minnesota lawmakers are meeting to discuss a possible special session to help laid-off steelworkers. The governor, House Speaker Kurt Daudt and Majority Leader Tom Bakk met for an hour.
Reality Check: Syrian Refugees And MinnesotaMinnesota lawmakers are increasingly divided on how many -- if any -- Syrian refugees to accept in the state. That is after two terrorists in Paris reportedly had fake Syrian passports, and Minnesota Democrats broke with President Obama to support a bill ramping up security checks.
4 Things To Know: Deer Hunting Opener, Flight Safety & MoreThese are the four stories you need to know about for Friday, Nov. 6. They include the latest release in a beloved gaming franchise, and new security procedures likely to be announced soon.
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.