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Judge Rules Against Minnesota Bear Researcher

The Department of Natural Resources has the authority to deny a permit to a researcher for putting radio collars on black bears in northern Minnesota, an administrative law judge ruled Tuesday, saying his methods raise significant public safety concerns. The DNR had sufficient cause when it decided to stop renewing Lynn Rogers’ permits last year, wrote Tammy Pust, Minnesota’s chief administrative law judge.

05/27/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 4-29-14

Wild win in Game 6! To listen to Mike Max and Sid Hartman’s Recap, Click the LINK ABOVE to go to the Podcast Page

04/29/2014

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Mpls. Mayor Responds To WCCO’s 911 Investigation

Rules are changing at Minneapolis’s 911 center after a WCCO Investigation found some callers waiting minutes to get through. Raymond Callihan’s wife tried twice to reach an operator last week when her husband suffered a heart attack. Her second call took more than two minutes to answer. Callihan died Thursday morning. City leaders Thursday expressed sympathy for his family. But operators at the 911 center worry others may not get help as quickly as they should, and they’re asking for more staff.

03/06/2014

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Hi-Tech ‘Toy’ Helps Police Slow Down High-Speed Chases

Technology is helping law enforcement reduce the risk of a high-speed chase. The new tool, from Star Chase, allows officers to track a fleeing vehicle with a GPS device, rather than pursuing the suspect in a squad car. High-speed chases are not just dangerous situations for officers and suspects. Innocent bystanders and drivers are also at risk. May 12, 2011 started like any other day for architect Tom Blanck. “I was just going to meet a client with drawings and stuff, and talk about a project,” Blanck said.

11/11/2013

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School District: Apparent Gas Leak Cancels Classes At East Ridge

An apparent gas leak Friday morning at East Ridge High School in Woodbury has canceled classes, according to the school district. At about 11:25 a.m., the school district said the high school was evacuated due to a natural gas odor permeating the building. Students were evacuated to nearby Bielenberg Sports Complex, or to Five Oaks Church.

11/01/2013

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MPD Bike Patrol Back On The Midtown Greenway

The Minneapolis Police Bike Patrol began patrolling the Midtown Greenway again for the warm weather months on Thursday.

05/10/2013

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Keeping A Lid On Spring Jam 2011

A blend of music, games, dance and film will make Spring Jam a memorable weekend for festival-goers. But it’s not the sanctioned events associated with the annual affair that causes the most concern.

04/29/2011

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Prison Budget Cuts Could Put Public Safety At Risk

The Minnesota Corrections Department says prison budget cuts proposed by Republican majorities in the House and Senate are so deep, public safety is at risk.

04/28/2011

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Story Of 6 Year Old Frisked At New Orleans Airport

A six year old girl was frisked at a New Orleans airport, and her parents have posted video on Youtube.

04/13/2011

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Injured Police Dog Witnesses Minn. Bill Signing

Major the police dog helped usher in stiffer criminal penalties in Minnesota for people who harm or kill public safety animals.

03/22/2011

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Minn. House GOP Proposes Public Safety Trims

State House Republicans are proposing that Minnesota prisoners be forced to come up with a $5 co-pay for every visit they make to a health care provider.

03/22/2011

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New Public Safety Commissioner Looks Ahead

Only a week after Gov. Mark Dayton appointed her Commissioner of Public Safety, Ramona Dohman has made the state budget one of her top priorities.

01/17/2011

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Minneapolis Winter Parking Restrictions Begin Friday

Finding street parking in Minneapolis is about to get a whole lot tougher.

12/16/2010

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