Snowplow Drivers, Start Your Engines!Just in time for a summer-like weekend, snowplows will be on the road. Yes, you heard that right, snowplows! More than 100 drivers are starting to practice and train for what this year's winter weather will bring.
For Thousands Of Motorcyclists At Fall Flood Run, Safety A Primary Concernround 30,000 motorcyclists rode along the Mississippi and St. Croix River valleys from the Twin Cities to Winona. The event comes at the end of a deadly summer for motorcyclists.
Metro Transit Simulates Train Derailment At Target FieldA crashed train, dozens of screaming people and smoke was the catastrophic scene that played out Wednesday morning at Target Field. Fortunately, it was just a drill.
Vikings Coach Mike Zimmer Invites Media To Film SessionMike Zimmer held a film session with members of the press, breaking down Vikings gameplay video so that reporters could better understand his strategies as a coach, and the game itself.
Union: Nurses Want Proof Minn. Hospitals Are Ready To Fight Ebola 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.
ATF Agents Train For Next StandoffFederal 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.
Low-Flying Helicopters In Twin Cities Part Of Military ExerciseIf 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.
MN Shooting Guard Hopes To Make An Impression At Timberwolves TrainingThe 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.
Fmr. Gopher Michael Carter Hoping For An NFL InviteAs 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.
Local Officers Participate In Active Shooter TrainingIt 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.
Mpls. Police Participate In Intense, Active-Shooter TrainingIt'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.
42 New Troopers Graduating From Training At Camp RipleyJust 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.
Wis. DOJ Offers Training In Wake Of Spa Shooting 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.
Youngsters Take Part In MN Wild Hockey SchoolOver 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.
Military Helicopters To Train Over Twin Cities Authorities say military aircraft will be conducting routine training over the Twin Cities through Saturday.