Thursday, January 17, 2013
During a visit to Inver Hills Community College, Sen. Al Franken spoke with Patch about legislation he plans on proposing to increase the number of mental health staff in schools.
Since the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary in which 20 children were killed, Sen. Al Franken has been meeting with government officials, school staff and law enforcement in discussions around school safety and gun control. During a Tuesday afternoon visit to Inver Hills Community College, Franken spoke with Patch about legislation he plans on proposing to increase the number of mental health staff in schools. “If you identify mental health issues that children have early on—and they’re treated—then kids with mental health issues grow up to be no more violent than the general population,” he said. Franken also echoed Dakota County Sheriff Dave Bellows’s argument that there need to be more rigorous protocols in place to prevent people with…
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Sen. Al Franken came to Inver Hills Community College Tuesday afternoon to meet with veterans enrolled at the school and learn about the college's paramedic and IT programs.
Sen. Al Franken toured Inver Hills Community College Tuesday afternoon. At the Inver Grove Heights school, he spoke with students and learned about the college's Emergency Medical Services and Information Technology Careers departments.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The senator will speak with student veterans and meet with students and faculty in the college's emergency medical services and information technology departments.
U.S. Sen. Al Franken will visit Inver Hills Community College today to meet with student veterans and faculty. Last week Franken came to Eagan to discuss school safety, mental illness and assault weapons—and to drive a robot. We'll have more on the event Wednesday morning.
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Sen. Al Franken met Monday with counselors, safety experts and ISD 196 administrators at Dakota Hills Middle School.
Follow Inver Grove Heights Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our free newsletter Sen. Al Franken went to Eagan’s Dakota Hills Middle School Monday afternoon to discuss school safety protocols with counselors, safety experts and ISD 196 administrators in the wake of last month’s Newtown shootings. Franken repeatedly emphasized the importance of early treatment of mental illness and also spoke about lockdown drills and perimeter security in remarks to reporters after the meeting. “You [need to] catch this kind of mental illness early, treat it, so it doesn’t grow into something where you have somebody who becomes a shooter,” he said. ISD 196 superintendent Jane Berenz; the district’s safety director, Mark Parr; and Dakota …
Saturday, January 5, 2013
Also, Sen. Al Franken will be at Eagan's Dakota Hills Middle School on Monday to discuss school safety.
Follow Inver Grove Heights Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our free newsletter Dakota County Sheriff Dave Bellows said Friday that he supports a ban on the sale of high-capacity assault weapons. "I believe in the second amendment,” Bellows told Patch on Friday morning, three weeks to the day after the Newtown, Conn., massacre in which 20 children were killed. “I’ve signed, over the years, 9,000 permits to carry" firearms. “But does the second amendment extend all the way to assault weapons and high-capacity magazines?" Bellows asked. "I don’t think it does.” On a separate but related note, Sen. Al Franken announced Friday that he will be at Eagan's Dakota Hills Middle School on Monday to meet "with several Minnesota …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Mayor George Tourville spoke about Inver Grove Heights' Veterans Day celebration.
Inver Grove Heights mayor George Tourville spoke about the city's Veterans Day celebration at the Veterans Memorial Community Center, which included appearances by Governor Dayton and both of Minnesota senators. "We truly appreciate the honor of being able to host the reception of the state of Minnesota for Veterans Day," he said. Tourville also spoke about the strong turnout in Inver Grove Heights on election day.
Friday, November 11, 2011
Veterans and community members gathered for a Veterans Day breakfast in Inver Grove Heights, which was followed by the state's official Veterans Day ceremony.
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Friday, November 11, 2011
A handful of local and state officials addressed a packed house at the Minnesota National Guard armory in Inver Grove Heights this morning as part of the state's official Veterans Day ceremony. The event was preceded by a free community breakfast.