Local Police Training For Encounters With People With Mental IllnessIt is estimated that about 10 percent of police calls involve a person with a mental illness. Some law enforcement agencies are now adding more training on how to deal with those calls, especially after some recent cases involving officers and people in emotional distress.
Blaine Woman Stuck With Medical Bill After Being Hit By Police CarWe've all heard the warnings and learned the law: Move over if you see an emergency vehicle, but what if you don't see or hear the emergency vehicle, and they don't see your vehicle until it's too late?
Retired Minnesota Officer With PTSD Reaches Out For HelpHelp is needed for a retired Golden Valley police officer who has fallen on hard times. Leland Wanglie was shot in the line of duty back in 1972. The incident caused him to develop post-traumatic stress disorder, years before it was recognized as an illness.
Veteran With PTSD Finds Relief, Companionship With Neglected Pit BullThere's an old saying among dog owners that people don't pick their pet, the pet chooses the person. Chad Fleming believes that was the case when he adopted Mikko from Ruff Start Rescue last week.
Military Organization Helps Vet After Devastating House FireCombat veterans in our state have access to a program unlike any other in the nation. The Minnesota Military Appreciation Fund is a group WCCO has been reporting on over the past few weeks.
Wounded Warrior Channels Energy To Help Fellow SoldiersSgt. Scott Adams, from St. Bonifacius, has served six different tours of duty in the U.S. Army. His final mission left him with burns, PTSD, a broken back and blood clots. He is now joining forces with a Minnesota group and hopes others will do the same.
Minnesota Police Trained To Identify Veterans In CrisisSome police officers across Minnesota are going through training to recognize and offer support for a growing number of returning war veterans who have post-traumatic stress disorder or a traumatic brain injury.
Feds Say Fake Agent Should Not Be Released Before Sentencingederal prosecutors say a convicted con man accused of passing himself off as an FBI agent in the North Dakota oil patch is wanted on a warrant in Tennessee and should not be released before sentencing. Steven Goldmann pleaded guilty in February to an illegal weapons charge, after federal authorities agreed to drop four counts of impersonating an officer. Authorities say he regularly displayed a badge and gun.
Inver Grove Heights Veteran Presented With Service DogAn Inver Grove Heights veteran is getting to know his new partner -- a four-legged helper named "Rex." Ed Abrahamson is a Gulf War veteran who recently retired from the South St. Paul Police Department and the Dakota County SWAT Team.
2 Green Berets Riding Coast-To-Coast In Support Of VetsTwo Green Beret soldiers living in the Twin Cities are spending the next few months training for a coast-to-coast bicycle trip to raise money for veterans with brain injuries. Zach Garner and Adam Smith, otherwise known as the Green Beret Adventure Team, will ride 4,600 miles from Seattle to Florida in what's being called the "Ride to Valhalla."
Colorado Vet Who Lost Service Dog Gets Help From MinnesotansA Colorado veteran, who recently lost his beloved dog, is now starting a new chapter of his life.
Jury Awards $13.5M To Family In Day Care AssaultA jury in Hennepin County has awarded more than $13 million to the family of a young boy who was beaten and sexually assaulted at a child care center at the Grand Casino Mille Lacs in 2008. A lawyer for the family says the boy, then 3 years old, was dropped off at Kids Quest where he was approached by a 9-year-old boy.