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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

America Mourns Elementary School Massacre

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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NRA Releases Statement, Plans ‘Contribution’

Five days after a shooting claimed the lives of 26 victims, including 20 children, the National Rifle Association is breaking its silence.

12/18/2012

Sandy Hook School

Opinion: Guns

Following the events in Connecticut last Friday, there is a fundamental question that keeps crossing my mind: Why did this have to happen? How many more schools need to be shot up before we act? How many children need to die over a Constitutional Amendment that addressed the right for Americans to possess muskets?

12/18/2012

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State Education Commissioner On WCCO Morning News

Dr Brenda Casselius talked with Dave Lee on the WCCO Morning News on Monday.

12/18/2012

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Accent Signage Issues Statement For Newtown Tragedy

Accent Signage Systems, Inc., which experienced one of the worst workplace shootings in Minnesota history, has issued a statement for the community of Newtown, Conn.

12/17/2012

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Talking Points: The Gun Laws Discussion After A Shooting

After each and every mass shooting, there is the inevitable discussion of changes in our gun laws. But with this tragedy and the loss of so many very young lives, it appears the discussion is one that may last beyond the news cycle of a few days, or even a week.

12/16/2012

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