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News and Comment: gay marriage, guns, cyber attacks
Western civilization in the U.S. had its hands full this week with dilemmas on gay marriage, gun control and cyber attacks
News and comment: Guns, hockey crowds, school shooting hoaxes
As the Minnesota Legislature debated gun background checks this week, a 12-year old called in a false report of a school shooting at a New Prague middle school. Meanwhile, a mega-sports weekend in Mankato spurred anew the missing fan debate
School shooting hoax reminds of the past
The school shooting hoax in New Prague Wednesday reminded me of another such call about 16 years ago. That was an incident at Le Sueur High School that was no hoax.
Another day, another shooting. Perspective may matter
Police stormed abandoned building Thursday morning in Upstate, N.Y. and take out man suspected of shooting four people. This goes under the heading: "Another day, another shooting." A quick search of Free Press archives shows nine stories of shootings since the Dec. 14, Newtown, Conn. shooting..
News and comment: gun seizures, Obama's reach, Dayton's backtrack
California armed guards drop in to seize guns of man recently admitted to mental hospital; Obama reaches out in surprising ways to Republicans and Democrats; Gov. Mark Dayton surprisingly ditches sales tax reform quickly
News and comment on a busy week
It's not been a quiet week in Lake Wobegon: Murder, lawyers, guns and money
Mankato lobbying efforts aim to get people "talking about us."
Mankato has been lagging when it comes to influence in St.Paul
News review and comment: guns, Keystone pipeline, filibuster
Obama's visit to Minneapolis puts unusual focus on gun proposals; FP edit board to favor approval of Keystone pipeline: Asking politicians to talk more could be dangerous.
Incredible story of criminals acquiring guns
Star Tribune story shows convicted murderer, committed as mentally ill and dangerous secured an arsenal of weapons legally
Once it's on the Internet, it's tough to remove
Regrets are tough when it comes to news on the Internet
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