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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

America Mourns Elementary School Massacre

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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News Click: Sandy Hook 911 Call

12/04/2013

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Cass Co. Deputies Keep Watch On Schools

The tragedy and terror from the Newtown massacre was felt some 1,500 miles away by Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch. “After the incident at Sandy Hook, it really brought a new light to, you know, that this could come home really easily,” Burch said.

05/18/2013

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Gun Control Bills Seeing Opposition By Democrats & Republicans

After the Sandy Hook shooting, a lot of folks thought gun safety bills might have a good chance of passing in Minnesota.

02/11/2013

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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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As Obama Calls For New Laws, MN Gun Stores Stay Busy

Just weeks after a school massacre shocked the nation, the president of the United States called for the most sweeping new gun laws in a generation.

01/16/2013

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Bloomington Girl Scouts Send Smiles To Sandy Hook

Children in the Twin Cities are trying to lift the spirits of the survivors at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

12/22/2012

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Harding HS Sends Origami Cranes To Sandy Hook For Support

Some local students are sending something special to Connecticut to help comfort the Sandy Hook community.

12/21/2012

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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

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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

America Mourns Elementary School Massacre

Minnesota Mental Health Expert On Connecticut Shooter

We may never know why Adam Lanza went on a shooting rampage that killed 26 people including 20 children inside a Connecticut school.

12/16/2012

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Grandma Of Girl Killed In Newtown School Shooting Speaks Out

On Friday morning, Irene Hagen got a call to her Nisswa home from her daughter in Newtown, Connecticut. Joann Hagen Bacon told Irene that 6-year-old Charlotte’s school was in lockdown and she was headed that way. It wouldn’t be for another few hours they would learn their granddaughter was one of the 20 first-graders killed.

12/16/2012