Legislature Moves To Combat Terrorism Recruitment
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota lawmakers are putting up extra money to combat terrorism recruitment.
The Senate earmarked $250,000 in a budget bill Thursday to formulate a plan to stem the tide of Minnesotans traveling overseas to terrorist. A House committee took similar steps earlier this week.
The new effort comes on the heels of the latest arrest of travelers suspected of trying to join terrorist organizations. Four Minnesota men were accused in federal court this week of trying to flee to Syria to join the Islamic State group.
Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen helped add the funds to a budget bill for the state's courts and public safety officials. The Alexandria Republican says it's time for Minnesota to step up and address the issue.