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Increasing Security at MN State Capitol Building

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SAINT PAUL, Minn. -

Gun permit holders who want to carry their weapons in Minnesota's Capitol would have to annually notify state authorities under a proposed security enhancement.

Currently, those with proper permits only have to notify the state once that they will enter the building with a firearm at some point.

The recommendations being prepared for the Legislature don't propose metal detectors or other door screening.

The draft report does call for increasing the number of state troopers assigned to the Capitol from eight to 12, and the number of security officers from 40 to 67.