Disaster responders put skills to test

When a disaster strikes, first responders have to act fast and be knowledgeable. That's why beginning Tuesday, hundreds of members from dozens of response organizations are training in a readiness exercise called Patriot at Volk Field, complete with plenty of fake disasters.

Minnesota, Canada to provide mutual emergency aid

Gov. Mark Dayton has signed a compact that will allow Minnesota and some Canadian provinces to request and provide mutual aid to each other in the event of emergencies.