MSP Airport Security Stalls As New Checkpoint OpensThe new checkpoint line at the Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport opened to plenty of criticism on its first full day. Travelers in the early morning and afternoon arrived to the airport on Friday to find long lines.
Real ID Act Requirements Pushed Back 2 More YearsFliers who don't have the latest driver's licenses will have a two-year reprieve before their IDs are rejected at airport security checkpoints. Many travelers had been worried that the Transportation Security Administration would penalize them because of a federal law requiring newer, more-stringent IDs at the start of this year.
7 TSA Agents At MSP Taken To HCMC Due To OdorSeven agents for the Transportation Security Administration were taken to Hennepin County Medical Center on Friday morning after an odor was noticed at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. The odor was investigated near Checkpoint 2 at Terminal 1 around 9:30 a.m., according to an airport spokesperson.
Delta CEO: Fliers Will Pay For Higher Security Fee The CEO of Delta Air Lines says a bigger security fee being considered in Congress will be paid by travelers, not by the airlines themselves. CEO Richard Anderson calls the fee a tax, and says it means fares are going up. He says the increase will not be absorbed by Delta.
On Eve Of Holiday Season, TSA Expands Pre-Check ProgramThousands of holiday travelers will get a more comfortable trip through airport security this year. The Transportation Security Administration has expanded its pre-check program to more gates at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
Police: Vegas Stowaway Boy Stole Truck Last WeekAuthorities are investigating how a 9-year-old Minneapolis boy flew to Vegas by himself without a boarding pass. The incident happened last Thursday at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
MSP's New 'Pre-Check' Means Less Time In Security LinesEveryone knows how long it takes to get through security at the airport. Now, however, it can take considerably less time for some people.
Ventura, Miffed Over Lawsuit, Says He's Off To MexicoFormer Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura is so upset by the dismissal of his airport security lawsuit that he threatened Friday to apply for dual citizenship so he can spend more time in his beloved Mexico — or run for president of what he labeled "the Fascist States of America."
Minneapolis Man Pleads Guilty To Assaulting SomaliA Minneapolis man has pleaded guilty to violating the civil rights of an 83-year-old Somali man after assaulting him while yelling that he was Muslim and should go back to Africa.