Minnesota Capitol has new Bomb Detection Dog

The Minnesota Capitol now has a new layer of protection. 

Matka, a bomb-detection dog, was introduced Wednesday as a member of the State Patrol team stationed in the state landmark. 

The pup, a Hungarian Vizsla, is specially trained to alert her human handlers to explosives materials. 

She’s the first full-time detection dog assigned to the Capitol. 

Trooper Kaj Meinhardt will partner with Matka to patrol the grounds, respond to suspicious packages and be available to assist in any unexpected threats. 

Matka completed her 10-week training in December. 

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