Police pushed for the ban after responding to two 911 calls in which citizens reported seeing guns on the street. In one case, police drew their weapons and forced a suspect to the ground before they discovered the person was carrying an airsoft gun. Airsoft guns look very similar to real firearms but shoot plastic BBs.
Flooding expected to worsen in MN's Arrowhead region
Hundreds of private homes are at-risk in northern St. Louis County.
St. Paul police: Kids in stolen car rammed squad, hid in porta-potty
The incident sent the Minnesota Capitol into a brief lockdown.
Watch: Storm updates after heavy hail slams Twin Cities
Sven Sundgaard is providing an update after Thursday's flash hail storm.
MN GOP apologizes over antisemitic sequence in candidate's campaign video
Party leader says candidate didn't know the imagery perpetuated an antisemitic trope.
Tornado, severe thunderstorm watches issued in Minnesota
In addition to possible tornadoes, there is a threat for damaging winds and very large hail.
High prices, stiff competition putting off homebuyers in Twin Cities
Prices continue to rise in the metro, but there are signs of buyer fatigue.
Series of explosions at manufacturing plant injures 6 in Wisconsin
The blast rocked the Wisconsin town just before 7:45 a.m.
MN researcher part of team behind 'revolutionary' discovery of ancient tooth in Laos
The molar found in a remote cave is believed to have belonged to a Denisovan girl who lived 164,000-130,000 years ago.
Gallery: Minneapolis penthouse comes with private elevator and 24-foot ceilings
The custom-designed home is on the market for $500K
Charges: Sting catches MN principal trying to hire child prostitute
Authorities alleged Mohamed Selim attempted to meet a 15-year-old girl for sex on Tuesday.
Nominate a 'local hero' to get a dozen Cub donuts from Salvation Army
The organization is looking for 1,000 volunteers to help with the effort in the metro.
St. Paul cop's loaded gun stolen from car
A St. Paul police officer's loaded gun was stolen from his vehicle when it was parked outside his Roseville home, according to police. The loaded 9mm Glock, the officer's duty weapon, had been in the center console of his sport-utility vehicle, which may have been left unlocked.
Court overturns gun conviction, says front yard not a public place
Minnesota law prohibits carrying a handgun in a public place without a permit. The state Court of Appeals has overturned a St. Paul man's conviction because the judges say his front yard is not a public place. Police were called to the home by someone complaining the man was yelling and pointing the gun from his yard. The judges ruled police had no right to search the man or seize his gun.
Will this be the summer of guns?
You might think so by glancing at local headlines. Young women in Minnesota are being pressured to buy guns for criminals in exchange for cash – a trend rarely seen across the country, the Star Tribune reports. Meanwhile, St. Paul police are begging young people to put down their firearms as the rate of gun incidents soars. And the search for the killer of a 5-year-old boy in north Minneapolis continues.
Thieves swiping firearms from Twin Cities gun shops
Thieves have stolen dozens of firearms from Twin Cities gun shops in the last few months, KARE 11 reports. One Fridley story has been robbed three times in the last 15 months.
How do you act if police pull you over, and you're legally carrying a gun?
GoMN has spoken with three organizations who have some guidance for legal gun owners when they are pulled over by the police.
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