Eleven years ago, an Andover family knew almost nothing about ovarian cancer. Now, the three generations — five grandchildren, three sisters, a mom and a dad — are now some of the strongest advocates for it.
One in 68 children has autism. But in some Minnesota communities, kids are being diagnosed at a considerably higher rate — and nobody knows why. WCCO spent six months documenting what it’s like for one Twin Cities family navigating a complicated system of care. By now, Nick St. Sauver has grown used to the constant questions. As an 11-year-old, he has been asking them himself nearly his whole life.
A 23-year-old man was charged Thursday in a case where two teenage girls went missing from their homes in Andover and were found a day later at a home in Burnsville.
The Anoka County Sheriff’s Office said the two teenage girls who went missing from Andover, Minn. have been found safe in Burnsville.
School starts in less than a month for most kids, but school shopping has been in full swing for weeks. The back-to-school section has been set up for weeks at the Walmart in Andover, Minn. and store manager Todd VanStraten says two big trends have emerged.
An Andover man was behind bars Monday, accused of stealing a car from a car dealership. According to the criminal complaint, 24-year-old Delroy Bowe walked into the New Brighton Ford dealership Thursday afternoon and asked to test drive a 2013 Explorer.
A 55-year-old Andover man who was allegedly set on fire by his roommate has died from his injuries, the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday. On Tuesday, officers were called to the 1300 block of 137th Lane NW in Anoka County at about 9:40 p.m. on a possible house fire.
A 29-year-old Andover man was arrested Tuesday night for allegedly setting another man on fire inside a home over a dispute, according to the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office.
Fire ripped through two homes in the metro early Saturday. A fire in Andover happened on the 13,000 block of Martin Street, according to Andover Fire officials.
After such a long, cold winter, all we wanted was a little time to enjoy the outdoors this summer. Now, however, we’re sharing it with some uninvited visitors.
A former Minneapolis Police officer was sentenced to two and a half years in prison for using social media to prey on young girls. He admitted to posing as a younger man in his 20s, even though he was a decade older and married with children.
A former Minneapolis Police officer will be sentenced Monday afternoon for using social media to prey on young girls. Bradley Schnickel, 33 of Andover, pleaded guilty in Anoka County Court back in February to charges of criminal sexual conduct, attempted criminal sexual conduct and engaging in electronic communications relating to or describing sexual conduct with a child.
A Coon Rapids, Minn. man pleaded guilty this week to stalking a minor with sexual or aggressive intent after he allegedly filmed boys changing clothes at the Andover YMCA, according to the Anoka County Attorney’s office. Robert Dennis Minor, 54, was also charged in March 2013 with four counts of possession of pornographic work involving minors and two counts of use of minors in a sexual performance.
It’s hard to believe, but it’s already winter state tournament season in Minnesota high school sports. Just last week, state champions were crowned at the State Dance Competition at Target Center as well as the State Alpine and Nordic Ski Championships at Giant’s Ridge in Biwabik, Minn.
A 33-year-old Andover man and former Minneapolis Police officer pleaded guilty Monday in Anoka County Court to criminal sexual conduct involving minors.
It’s the coldest time of the year to be outside as we’re often stuck in subzero temperatures and painfully freezing wind chills. As cold as it is outside, things are heating up in high school gyms and hockey rinks all over the state. We are in the grind of the conference season all across Minnesota.
One person was killed and another was hurt after a shooting in Andover, Minn. overnight. The Anoka County Sheriff’s Office said they responded to the 2200 block of 138th Lane Northwest at about 4 a.m. Tuesday.
Officials have identified the man killed Monday morning in a shooting at a Lake Street restaurant. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office said 32-year-old Luis Alejandro Torres-Sanchez, of Andover, Minn., died at La Que Beuna Restaurant shortly after 1:30 a.m. His cause of death is listed as multiple gunshot wounds.
There are 56 high school football teams still playing in Minnesota, and all of them will be in action between Thursday and Saturday night as the state playoffs get underway at various sites.
Before football teams hit the field Friday night, there are 16 squads left in seven classes across the state who all have a shot at the state tournament. By the end of the night, that number will get cut in half. This is the week that pretty much every kid who grows up playing football dreams about.
There’s nothing unusual about a cool, wet October week. For example, Wednesday’s high only climbed to the mid 50s – the same temperatures that feel so warm to us in early April.
Authorities in Andover are looking for at least one suspect after a string of arson fires in the city over the last three days. Authorities said fires have been intentionally set to both occupied and unoccupied single family homes that are concentrated to one neighborhood in Andover.
There is yet another huge Friday night on our hands in high school football across Minnesota as we’re turning the corner on the regular season. It’s hard to believe that just three weeks remain for teams to get big victories and to position themselves for the playoffs.
A warm (and windy) Friday night was the perfect occasion for high school football. And just in case you missed out on any big plays, we’ve got them for you in the videos below, as well as a profile on Nick Leach, our ASPIRE athlete of the week.
There is no better time for a high school football fan than between late September and early October. It’s when the conference favorites emerge and when all the hard work in offseason starts to show.