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Minn. Moms Gather In Honor Of Newtown Victims

A group of mothers in Minnesota is joining a national effort to speak out against gun violence and remember the victims of last year’s school shooting in Newtown, Conn. On Saturday, a group called Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is organizing 50 events in more than 35 states to honor victims of gun violence.

12/14/2013

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Esme’s Blog: Another School Shooting

A day before the anniversary of the shooting that claimed 26 lives in Newtown Conn., another school shooting had a nation collectively saying, “Not again” on Friday. Mass shootings suddenly seem part of the American landscape. A push in the aftermath of the Newtown massacre for tougher gun control laws failed.

12/14/2013

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As Anniversary Looms, MN Family Mourns Girl Killed In Newtown

Saturday marks the one-year anniversary of the horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown Conn. Twenty children and 6 adults were killed. Paul Hagan of Minneapolis lost his niece and told WCCO’s Dave Lee today the family is still recovering.

12/13/2013

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12-13-13 Newtown Shooting Remembered On The Morning News With Dave Lee

A Minnesota connection to the Sandy Hook massacre……Click the link to hear the interview with Paul Hagen.

12/13/2013

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Schools Taking Extra Safety Measures As Students Return

Keeping kids safe in the classroom is a top priority for schools and students as they head back to classes. On this first day of the year for so many, we’re taking a close look at the changes that could be made in a handful of districts.

09/03/2013

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In Wake Of Conn. Shooting, Minn. Schools To Hold Safety Referendum

Most Minnesota schools will welcome students back on Tuesday, and keeping kids safe while they’re there is a top priority. After a gunman stormed an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., and killed 26 people, some Minnesota schools made changes. This fall, at least five school districts in our state will vote on safety referendums.

09/02/2013

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MN Mom Of Girl Killed In Newtown School Shooting Speaks Out

In the days after Dec. 14, it was hard for Joel, JoAnn and Guy Bacon to imagine the day they’d be able to talk, even laugh, about their 6-year-old Charlotte. The feisty, smart, happy first-grader was one of 20 students and six adults killed at a Newtown, Connecticut elementary school.

07/24/2013

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Mom Of Murdered Oakdale Boy Speaks Out On Gun Laws

Nine-year-old Devin Aryal loved soccer. His mother, Missy Aryal, wears the medals he won. “We were inseparable. He always told me that we were super glued unless we were working or at school. And nothing could ever break the super glue,” Aryal said. But in February, Aryal and her son were shot on their drive home from daycare. She remembers hearing pops as she was about to turn at this intersection.

06/15/2013

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Woman Sentenced For Bringing Loaded Gun To Mpls School

A 59-year-old woman who worked as an assistant in a city kindergarten classroom was sentenced last week to serve five days of community service, a year of probation and to pay a $200 fine for bringing a loaded Ruger .357 to school.

06/03/2013

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Good Question: What Makes A Crime An Act Of Terrorism?

Aurora, Newtown, Boston. All are sites of horrible mass killings. But only the Boston bombings have been labeled an act of terrorism. When is an act of violence a crime and when is it terrorism?

04/22/2013

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Newtown Families On 60 Minutes

Families of Newtown victims sat down with Scott Pelley and discuss the need for gun control legislation. It is a very moving interview. You can watch it here and join the discussion about the interview […]

04/08/2013

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Gun Control Advocates Upset By Support For Watered-Down Bill

An unexpected twist came Wednesday in the efforts at the Capitol to curb gun violence. A majority of the House is now backing a new plan to modestly revise the state’s gun laws.

03/06/2013

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Acts Of Kindness: From Orono, To Newtown

As expected, it’s still too hard for Joann Bacon to open up to the press about her daughter. Her brother, Paul Hagen of Minneapolis, says it’s a slow healing process.

01/28/2013

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Newtown Parents Launch New Initiative Dedicated To Kindness

As heard on John Williams Show on 1-28.

01/28/2013

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Henn. Co. Sheriff And Obama Discuss Guns, Mental Illness

Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek and several other law enforcement officials met Monday with President Barack Obama at the White House to discuss gun violence and mental illness.

01/28/2013

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Mayor Rybak Backs Obama’s Gun Control Efforts

Parents who lost children in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre listened to President Barack Obama’s proposals Wednesday as he asked Congress for a new, stronger assault weapons ban.

01/16/2013

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Anoka County Gun Permit Numbers Soar

Since the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, gun control has been a big part of the political conversation in the country.

01/14/2013

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Talking Points: What Will Happen To Gun Laws?

By Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden will present his recommendations to curb gun violence to the president.

01/13/2013

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Franken Discusses Safety Issues At Eagan School

Three weeks after the elementary school shootings in Newtown, Conn., Sen. Al Franken visited an Eagan middle school to discuss school safety and mental health issues.

01/07/2013

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Wis. Company Creates Memorial To Conn. Cictims

A small Wisconsin community near the Minnesota border is paying tribute to the 20 children killed in the Sandy Hook school shooting.

12/28/2012

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Red Lake Grads Offer Support In Newtown, Conn.

A group of young adults from Minnesota with a keen understanding of the pain felt in Newtown, Conn., are traveling to the East Coast to let those affected by the elementary school massacre know that they are not alone.

12/22/2012

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Charges: Woman Stabbed Spouse, Called Officer ‘Pig’

A 52-year-old Burnsville, Minn. woman accused of stabbing her husband in the hand allegedly told officers she wishes she had been the shooter in the recent Connecticut school massacre.

12/21/2012

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President Obama Calls Gun Control ‘Top Priority’

The President is creating a commission lead by the Vice President to come up with proposals aimed at reducing gun violence.

12/19/2012

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Dick’s Sporting Goods Taking AR-15 Off Shelves

The tragedy in Newtown has sparked a lot of talk about guns, particularly semi-automatic weapons. In fact, Dick’s Sporting Goods announced Tuesday it’s taking the guns similar to the one used in the school shooting off store shelves.

12/18/2012

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