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Bill cracking down on metal theft clears hurdle

June 13, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Charles Schumer (D-NY) and John Hoeven (R-ND) today announced that their bipartisan bill to crack down on the rise in metal theft passed the Senate Judiciary Committee, paving the way for a vote in the full Senate. Continue Reading

Hoeven co-sponsors bill against metal thefts

January 10, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

MOORHEAD, Minn. Mike Hanson knows what it’s like to be the target of metal thieves. Continue Reading

Bill cracks down on rise in metal theft

November 27, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar today introduced bipartisan legislation to crack down on the growing problem of metal theft. Continue Reading

Meeker Sheriff asks for public vigilance on metal thefts

August 2, 2011 in West Central Tribune

LITCHFIELD Meeker County Sheriff Jeff Norlin is asking for the public’s help to be watchful for suspicious persons and vehicles related to copper, metal, and other salvage thefts. With the high prices of scrap metal, Meeker County, as well as across Minnesota and the nation, these types of thefts continue to occur, often causing thousands of dollars more in repairing and replacing the items taken. Scrap copper is at the top of the thieves’ lists, mostly heavy-gauge wire. Continue Reading

Rocori school board discusses metal detectors after two weapons incidents

April 26, 2011 in West Central Tribune

COLD SPRING, Minn. – The Rocori school board has not decided whether to install metal detectors after two weapons incidents in two weeks at the middle school. Continue Reading

Stillwater majority shareholder sells stock

December 13, 2010 in The Dickinson Press

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) Stillwater Mining Co. says its majority stockholder has sold its entire share in the company. Continue Reading