As we head into the busy summer travel season a new investigation has found some disturbing gaps in security at airports across the country. Undercover agents were able to smuggle things, like explosives and weapons, through checkpoints.
Just days after a terror threat against the Mall of America, a partisan standoff in Washington threatens to shut down the Department of Homeland Security.
A court hearing will be held Tuesday in Florida for a woman police say flew to Florida from the Twin Cities, without a ticket. Marilyn Hartman, 63, was arrested Sunday in Jacksonville, Fla. after she checked into a hotel under another person’s name.
If you’ve been to the airport recently, you have probably seen people breezing through the pre-check security lines. The attractiveness of having pre-check status is growing as MSP Airport is warning travelers to get to the airport two and a half hours early. That warning comes as long security lines are resulting in more missed flights at MSP. So, we wondered how do you get pre-check status? And is it worth it?
For the first-time traveler hoping to avoid baggage fees to the experienced globetrotter, the following 10 tips will help teach you how to pack more efficiently and maybe even more safely.
Thousands 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.
9 year old boy is back home in Minnesota…..what’s next for him?
Authorities 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.
A 9-year-old Minneapolis boy was able to get through security and onto a plane at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport without a ticket, an airport spokesman said Sunday. Security officials screened the boy at airport shortly after 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Metropolitan Airports Commission spokesman Patrick Hogan said. The boy then boarded Delta Flight 1651, which left for Las Vegas at 11:15 a.m. The flight was not full, Hogan said, and the flight crew became suspicious midflight because the boy was not on their list of unattended minors. The crew contacted Las Vegas police, who met them upon landing and transferred the boy to child protection services, Hogan said.
Thousands of federal workers in Minnesota could be furloughed Tuesday. That will happen if Congress can’t reach an agreement to fund the federal government by midnight Monday.
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A real life smack down takes on Bubba’s Golf Cart.
Minnesotans could suffer from those budget cuts too. Some over time, and some right away.
Three Year Old Boy is a real terrorist huh?
Everyone knows how long it takes to get through security at the airport. Now, however, it can take considerably less time for some people.
Former 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.”
Federal officials say upgraded software will mean faster and less intrusive security scanning for passengers at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
Transportation Security Administration officers say they found 13 knives, including switchblades and a butterfly knife, inside a man’s carry-on luggage at a Washington-area airport.
The Transportation Security Administration said a bomb drill last week caused a scene after officers at the airport weren’t notified that it was a drill.
Former Miss USA, Susie Castillo has posted a YouTube video tearfully detailing her experience with a TSA pat-down in Fort Worth. We’ve got links to the story and the video.
John Hines discusses this story at 5:35 pm on WCCO Radio!
The Rochester International Airport is returning to normal operations after a suspicious item found in a bag prompted an evacuation Wednesday afternoon.
Former Gov. Jesse Ventura’s lawsuit against the TSA and Homeland Security over pat downs at the airport is prompting a lot of reaction.
Brian Williams was on Letterman last night and had a couple of funny stories for Dave.
Despite a nationwide controversy over full body scans and aggressive airport pat downs of passengers, Minnesotans voiced more concern about just getting to the airport.