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Police in 1 Minnesota town set up shop in schools

One small-town Minnesota school district is taking a unique approach to keeping students safe: The police are moving in.
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Senate panel will hear from Newtown father Wednesday

Neil Heslin is set to testify to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday in support of legislation by Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein of California to ban assault weapons. Heslin says he's gotten involved because of his boy, 6, who was one of 20 first-graders and six staffers who were fatally shot at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
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Wausau school helps students prevent violence

School is a place we'd all like to think is perfectly safe. But as we've seen, that can change in an instant. More>>

What role do guns play in Wisconsin violent crime?

How often are guns used in violent crimes in Wisconsin? More>>

Violence debate centers on gun control, mental illness

Recent mass shootings across the country—including here in Wisconsin—have shocked the country. These events have re-ignited a heated debate about guns. How much of a role should guns play in society? And should access to them be limited? More>>

A closer look: Aggravated assaults in Wisconsin

The number of aggravated assaults in Wisconsin dropped by almost 1,000 from 2007 to 2011, according to the Wisconsin Justice Information Center. More>>

How safe is our area?

Every day we hear about violence and the impact it has. But how often violence happens depends on the area. More>>

Women's advocate applauds domestic violence funding proposal

Gov. Scott Walker is proposing about $11 million to pay for two domestic abuse shelters. More>>

Join us: Stop the Violence

Join us Monday, February 11 at 6:30 p.m. for Stop the Violence, a special town hall meeting at Dale's Weston Lanes. More>>

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