Anoka County

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Andover Man Convicted Of Murder In Burning Death Of Roommate

A 30-year-old Andover man was convicted of four counts of first-degree murder Thursday in the June 2014 burning death of his 55-year-old roommate at their Anoka County residence. A jury spent about two hours deliberating Thursday before Adam John Lilienthal was found guilty in the death of Scott David Yorek.

07/23/2015

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MN Business Celebrates National Hot Dog Month Chicago Style

It’s National Hot Dog Month and the official day to celebrate the summer classic is on Thursday. But WCCO is celebrating a little early.

07/21/2015

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Plane Lands Safely At Blaine Airport After Gear Malfunction

Two people had a scare in the air on Friday in Anoka County.

A plane’s landing gear malfunctioned as it was descending into the Blaine Airport around 3:25 p.m.

07/17/2015

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Technicians Working To Restore Service Following Gas Leak

CenterPoint Energy crews are working to restore gas service to consumers and businesses in Anoka County following a gas leak.

06/16/2015

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Update: Missing Man From Anoka Co. Found

A 83-year-old man missing from Anoka County has been found, according to the Coon Rapids Police Department.

05/20/2015

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Fire Destroys Greenhouse, Damages Two Other Businesses

More than 150 firefighters from more than a dozen north metro departments responded Wednesday morning to battle a massive fire near Forest Lake that destroyed a greenhouse and damaged two other businesses.

04/15/2015

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Man, 43, Sentenced In Anoka Co. Home Invasion, Assault On Elderly Man

A 43-year-old man will spend nearly 8 years in prison for his role in an Anoka County home invasion and assault, the Anoka County Attorney’s Office announced Monday.

04/13/2015

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Anoka Co. Sheriff: Body Found Near Miss. River In Fridley

A body was discovered near the Mississippi River in Fridley Thursday afternoon. The Anoka County Sheriff’s office says a person fishing near Manomin Park spotted the body at about 2 p.m.

04/09/2015

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Blaine Bank Teller Helps Uncover Multi-State Theft Ring

An alert bank teller in Blaine is getting credit for tipping police to a suspected identity theft ring.

04/02/2015

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Ramsey Man Accused Of Assaulting Elderly Father-In-Law

A 77-year-old man is fighting for his life in a hospital and his son-in-law is in jail, charged with assaulting him.

03/18/2015

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Talking Points: Tom Emmer Defying Expectations

When Tom Emmer ran for governor in 2010, conservative icon Newt Gingrich campaigned for him. When he announced his bid for Congress, former vice presidential candidate Sara Palin endorsed him.

03/15/2015

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Police Investigating 2 Fatal Crashes In Twin Cities

The Minnesota State Patrol says two motorists were killed in separate accidents in the Twin Cities early Sunday morning. The first crash happened at about 2 a.m. Sunday at an intersection in Burnsville.

03/09/2015

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Police Search For Missing Andover Teen

The Anoka County Sheriff’s office is asking for the public’s help to find a missing teenager. Alison Johnson, 16, was last seen Friday at about 3 p.m. in Andover, where she was spotted getting into a gray Mitsubishi with two white males.

03/07/2015

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Man Rescued From Overturned, Submerged SUV

Rescuers who pulled a man from his car after it plunged into an icy creek are shocked he survived. Yee Vang of East Bethel owes his life to those rescuers who had the right equipment to get him out quickly.

01/19/2015

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Man, 42, Charged In Fridley Standoff; Bail Set At $3M

A 42-year-old man is facing multiple charges of assault in connection to a Fridley standoff on Dec. 30, 2014, the Anoka County Attorney’s Office announced Friday.

01/09/2015

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1 Winner Of Minnesota Lottery’s $1M Raffle Emerges

It’s a happy start to the new year for a Minnesota Lottery raffle winner. The holder of one of two $1 million tickets has come forward and was to be introduced Friday.

01/02/2015

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Maplewood Woman Allegedly Takes $47K From Vulnerable Mother

A Maplewood woman is facing charges of exploitation after she allegedly took $47,000 from her mentally ill mother. Annette Lynn Biel, 50, faces one count of financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult.

11/28/2014

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4 Injured In Anoka Co. Car Crash

Four people were injured after a two-vehicle crash in Coon Rapids early Saturday morning. According to police, the accident occurred around 2:12 a.m. at the intersection of Cook Creek Blvd NW and 131st Avenue NW.

11/22/2014

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State Patrol Investigating Fatal Crash In Anoka Co.

One person died in an accident on Highway 10 in Anoka County Thursday. According to the State Patrol, the accident occurred in the westbound lane of Highway 10 and Armstrong Boulevard in Ramsey, Minn.

10/16/2014

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Officials: School Bus, Car Collide In Anoka Co.

A car crash occurred between a car and school bus Friday afternoon in Anoka County, according to city officials. Anoka County officials said the bus was from the Oak Grove School District. The crash happened a little after 2:40 p.m. Friday.

10/03/2014

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Cell Phones Have Made Stalking Easier, Scarier

Some 6.6 million people are stalked in this country each year, and that number has doubled in the last three years. Experts say something many of us own has contributed to the increase, and they are making stalking easier: cell phones. Our calls, texts, emails and apps can all be accessed if a stalker has your phone for five minutes. It’s something that happened to an Anoka County woman.

10/01/2014

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Man, 52, Missing From Coon Rapids

The Coon Rapids Police Department is seeking the public’s help in locating a vulnerable adult who went missing last week. Mark Anthony Reinhart, 52, was last seen at 6 p.m. on Sept. 10 when he left his residential facility.

09/17/2014

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Anoka Co. Hot Lotto Winner Has Yet To Claim Prize

We all feel like we hit the jackpot with Sunday’s weather, but somebody in Minnesota did more than that. They literally hit the jackpot. A winning ticket for Saturday night’s Hot Lotto drawing came from somewhere in Anoka County.

09/07/2014

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Expert: Hoffman’s Gotten Lucky & He Probably Had A Plan

After several searches at an Anoka county airport and a lead at Mystic Lake casino, Ty Hoffman is still on the run. It’s left people wondering: How does he keep slipping away?

09/04/2014

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Ramsey Officers, Victim ID’d In Fatal Daycare Shooting

Two Ramsey Police officers and the man they shot and killed outside of a daycare Thursday afternoon have all been identified. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the incident, which began after a daycare worker called police to report a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot.

08/29/2014

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