City Council approves military activity oversight

By: Nick Wicker

Black military helicopters swept Minneapolis’ skies this August, flying closely past high-rise buildings — to the surprise of residents.

Now a new ruling by the Minneapolis City Council means any future Department of Defense training exercises must get the council’s approval first.

To prevent such military activity from being executed without proper public notice, council members unanimously voted Friday to approve a measure restricting the city from authorizing any municipal funding of military training without the council’s approval first.

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