Family Of MN Man Accused Of Plotting African Coup SpeaksA Twin Cities man is accused of helping plot the attempted overthrow of an African country's government. Papa Faal of Brooklyn Center is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. The 46-year-old is accused of secretly shipping guns from Minnesota to his native country of The Gambia in West Africa.
Mom Group Protests Target's Gun PolicySeveral protests are happening right now across the country outside Target stores. A group of moms is calling for the retail giant to ban open carry of guns in its nearly 1,800 stores nationwide.
Eagan School On Alert After Suspicious Man Tracked To AreaAn Eagan elementary school is restricting access to its building after police warned the district that a man arrested in May outside of a Lakeville school was in the area. District 196 officials say Northview Elementary is in "shelter in place" mode, which means normal classroom operations are in effect but entrance to the building is restricted.
Gander Mountain Sued Over Gun Used In Firefighters' DeathsA company acted negligently in selling the weapon used in a Christmas Eve shooting that left two New York volunteer firefighters dead, a lawsuit filed Tuesday alleges. The semi-automatic rifle used by William Spengler Jr. on Dec. 24, 2012, during a pre-dawn ambush in which he killed two West Webster firefighters and wounded two others was purchased at a Gander Mountain store by his neighbor Dawn Nguyen.
Man Shot By Officer After Chase Still In HospitalA man remains hospitalized after being shot by police during a chase Friday evening. Investigators say he fled in a car when an officer pulled him over at around 5 p.m near Front Avenue and Marion Street. His passenger bailed during the chase and got caught.
Police: Man Shot Following St. Paul ChaseA man is hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries after being shot by St. Paul Police after he tried to flee officers during a traffic stop on Friday evening. According to St. Paul Police, an officer stopped a vehicle just after 5 p.m. near Front Avenue and Marion Street, but the driver fled soon after. The suspect eventually slowed his vehicle and jumped out near the intersection of Front Avenue and Woodbridge Street. Officers at the scene fired their weapons at the suspect, wounding him. No officers were injured.
Police: One In Custody After S Mpls. StandoffNearby homes have been evacuated after Minneapolis police responded to a report of an emotionally disturbed man who's believed to have weapons in his house, according to officials. Minneapolis spokeswoman Cyndi Barrington said police got a welfare check call at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the area of 53rd Street and 36th Avenue South.
MN Sword Club Teaches Kids How To Face OffOne Minnesota club doesn't want your kids to back down from a fight. Instead, they want them to embrace that energy and pick up a sword. The Minnesota Sword Club has been around for 30 years.
Proposed Gun Range Would Be A Couple Blocks From Osseo HSIn a matter of months, the city of Osseo could open a gun store and indoor shooting range in the middle of town. It's being discussed among city leaders right now, and many feel it could bring a lot of new business to Osseo.
Metro Gun Shops Nervous After Rash Of BurglariesSeveral dozen high-powered guns could be in the hands of criminals.
Police: Don’t Bring Corkscrews, Nail Clippers Or Brass Knuckles To CourtThe Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office wants people to know the following items (or possible weapons) are not allowed in suburban courts: nail clippers, corkscrews, mace, razor blades, box cutters, pocket knives, forks, brass knuckles, and tweezers.
Weapons Screening At Metro Court Locations ApprovedThe Hennepin County Board of Commissioners approved weapons screening at three suburban courts Tuesday.