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Investigation Reveals Gaps In Airport Security

As 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.

06/02/2015

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Decorated Morristown Veteran Convicted Again Of Child Porn

A 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.

05/06/2015

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Former Minnesota Man Played Key Role In Inciting Texas Terror Attack

A 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.

05/04/2015

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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?

04/23/2015

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Talking Points: Rep. Ellison Talks Homeland Security Shutdown

Late Friday night, Congress avoided a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security by approving a week extension of agency funding.

03/01/2015

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Congress Extends Funding For Homeland Security

The Department of Homeland Security will run out of money unless Congress can pass a spending bill by midnight Friday.

02/27/2015

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4 Things To Know: #TheDress, Homeland Security Funding & More

Here’s a look at the four most notable stories you need to know about for the morning of Friday, Feb. 27.

02/27/2015

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Minn. Law Officials Express Concern Over Stalled Homeland Security Bill

Congress 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.

02/27/2015

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Partisan Fight Threatens To Shut Down Homeland Security

Just days after a terror threat against the Mall of America, a partisan standoff in Washington threatens to shut down the Department of Homeland Security.

02/24/2015

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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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Minn. Emergency Ops Center Open For Flooding

As communities around Minnesota prepare to fight spring flooding, the state has opened its Emergency Operations Center to keep tabs on the efforts.

03/24/2011

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