Here in Minnesota, the union that represents thousands of nurses is asking for better training and better gear to deal with Ebola. Members of the Minnesota Nurses Association voted in favor of a resolution that calls on hospitals to provide the highest level of protective equipment, such as hazardous materials suits.
Federal agents from across the country are in the Twin Cities training for any dangerous situations that are likely to occur. They are agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and they’re learning the art of negotiating with armed and barricaded suspects.
If you’re hearing or seeing helicopters around the Twin Cities metro, don’t be alarmed. The St. Paul and Minneapolis police departments say it is part of a training exercise involving military helicopters.
The Timberwolves rookies and prospects are in Las Vegas and one shooting guard who calls Minnesota home is getting his shot to show the team just what he has to offer. Matt Janning is back where he wants to be, taking a shot at the NBA with his hometown team – the Minnesota Timberwolves.
June 14th will soon be here, so drivers are starting to train today. Dave has the details…you can hear them too, just click the link above.
As NFL training camps begin, there’s a forgotten delegation – the players still hoping for an invite. Former Gopher Michael Carter is in that camp, but he brought in a top-flight tutor to help him out. Carter’s working on getting back to 100 percent after an injury in the Vikings mini-camp cut short his immediate goal.
It seems like there has been a string of shooting rampages all across the country over the last year, and now the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office is providing training sessions of how to deal with a situation where an active shooter is involved.
It’s happened in small towns like Newtown, Connecticut, suburbs like Aurora, Colorado and as close as a small business in Bryn Mawr, Minnesota. The Minneapolis Police Department gave WCCO an exclusive look as its officers went through an intense training drill to stop an active shooter last week.
Just in time for the busy holiday travel weekend, Minnesota is getting some new state troopers. Forty two new state troopers cadets are graduating Thursday after four months of training at Camp Ripley.
The state Justice Department plans to offer Milwaukee-area police additional training in handling domestic violence incidents in the wake of a deadly shooting at a Brookfield spa.
Over 100 girls and boys had their hockey game “assisted” by a former NHL player and assistant coach Wes Walz at the Minnesota Wild’s hockey school.
Authorities say military aircraft will be conducting routine training over the Twin Cities through Saturday.
The U.S. Special Operations Command are conducting urban-environment training in Minneapolis airspace until the beginning of September.
Do the Chinese seem more harsh in their training?
Big rigs became a big part of our culture in the 70s. Remember CB radios, Smokey and the Bandit and fuzzbusters? But the image of renegade truckers, running from the cops and working illegally long hours has sure changed.