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Safety center sought


Minnesota needs a permanent school safety center to help prevent school violence, public safety officials and others told legislators Monday.

During the school shootings at Red Lake High School in March 2005, local, state and federal law enforcement officers worked well together, recalled former U.S. Attorney Tom Heffelfinger said. However, the incident showed more training in school safety is necessary, he said.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.