Anoka County

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Good Question Bonus: Is There A Recall Option For Congress?

Mary wrote to us this week out of frustration. In fact, many of you were quite angry in your Good Question submissions about the government shutdown. On Tuesday, we answered the GQ about Congressional members’ salaries. I thought we’d use this space to answer Mary’s question: Is there a recall option for Congress?

10/04/2013

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Patrol: Car Hits Portable Message Board In Fatal Accident

The state patrol is investigating a fatal one-car accident in Anoka County after it crashed into a portable message board on the passenger’s side. Passenger Peggy Koecher, 48, of Stacy, Minn., died after the car veered off the right side of the road around 7 p.m. on Tuesday while traveling northbound on I-35W at County Road 14.

09/24/2013

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Three People Flown From Scene Of Anoka Co. Crash

A witness says three people were flown from the scene of a crash in Anoka County that involved two trucks colliding head-on.

08/20/2013

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Winning MN Powerball Ticket Sold In Anoka County

Minnesota lottery officials announced Thursday morning that the winning ticket in Wednesday night’s massive Powerball jackpot was sold in Anoka County. Minnesota had a single winning ticket for the $448 million jackpot, with two others sold in New Jersey.

08/07/2013

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Emmer Zooms To Early Lead In Minn. 6th Money Race

Former state Rep. Tom Emmer has an early lead in one aspect of the open-seat race in Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District: The chase for campaign dollars.

07/15/2013

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Off-Duty Cop Convicted Of Assault Terminated

A police SWAT team leader who was convicted of assaulting a man while off-duty at a bar has been fired by Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau. The termination took place on Feb. 21, 2013, but wasn’t made public until Wednesday.

05/22/2013

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DNR Plan To Log Natural Area Upsets East Bethel Residents

Just east of Minnesota highway 65 in East Bethel is a sprawling 570 acres of mature oak savanna, prairie and wetlands.

05/01/2013

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Palmer Indicted For 1st-Degree Murder of St. Paul Woman

An Anoka County grand jury indicted a 23-year-old man for the first-degree murder of a St. Paul woman who was found in a Columbia Heights impound lot in February.

04/22/2013

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Police: Car Slides Into Pond, Deputy Jumps In To Help

The Anoka County Sheriff’s Office said one of its deputies acted heroically Thursday when he jumped into frigid waters to help a driver whose car slid into a pond.

04/12/2013

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2 Minn. Airports Get Delays In Tower Closures

The director of the St. Cloud Regional Airport is welcoming the federal government’s decision to delay the closures of 149 airport control towers nationwide, including two in Minnesota.

04/05/2013

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Mom Charged In Drunken Crash That Cost Daughter Her Finger

A 27-year-old mother has been charged with four criminal counts of criminal vehicular operation after a crash investigators say happened while she was driving drunk.

03/26/2013

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Chiropractic Office Worker Accused Of Swindling $112K

A woman who worked at an Anoka County chiropractic office is accused of stealing at least $112,000 from her workplace and depositing it in her own accounts.

03/14/2013

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Charges: Snow Plow Driver On Meth Steals Truck, Crashes It, & Breaks Into Home

A snow plow driver allegedly on meth crashed a stolen truck with a plow on it, broke into a nearby home, and told the homeowner, “It’s a chase” before police ended up catching him on foot close by.

02/15/2013

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Anoka County Gun Permit Numbers Soar

Since the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, gun control has been a big part of the political conversation in the country.

01/14/2013

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Andover Man Sentenced For Killing Girlfriend’s Son

An Andover man was sentenced Friday to more than 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to unintentionally killing his girlfriend’s young son in September of 2011, court documents show.

01/11/2013

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New Taxi Squad Announced For New Year’s Eve

There have been no drunk driving deaths in the state for the last four years on New Year’s Eve. Police are hoping tonight becomes a fifth in a row.

12/31/2012

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Taxi Squad To Remind Motorists To Choose Safe Ride

Authorities in Anoka County are rolling out a new campaign to curb drinking and driving.

12/30/2012

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Missing Woman’s Family Talks About Suspect, Christmas Without Her

Danielle Jelinek’s mother and sister talked to WCCO about the prime suspect in her December 9 disappearance, as well as how they’re coping with the possibility of not having Danielle home for Christmas.

12/22/2012

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16-Year-Old Girl Struck, Killed In Anoka Identified

A 16-year-old girl was struck and killed by a vehicle Monday evening as she ran across Highway 10 in Anoka. The girl’s identity has not yet been released.

11/27/2012

11/26/12

Pedestrian Struck And Killed In Anoka

A woman was struck and killed by a motor vehicle Monday evening as she ran across Highway 10 in Anoka.

11/26/2012

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Rash Of Fatal Accidents On Anoka County’s Viking Boulevard

A two-mile stretch of Viking Boulevard in East Bethel has claimed an unusually high number of lives this year. Now, the popular and well-traveled county road has law enforcement troubled and families grieving.

11/21/2012

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Cops: Husband, Wife Forge $24,000 Money Order For Jewelry

A 61-year-old man and his 21-year-old wife, both of Gheen, Minn., were arrested for purchasing nearly $25,000 in jewelry from an Anoka jeweler on layaway with a fraudulent money order, authorities say.

11/07/2012

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Police: Blaine Woman, 71, Hit By Car, Killed

Police are investigating the death of a 71-year-old pedestrian late Friday in Coon Rapids.

11/03/2012

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Police Say Erratic Driver Hid Meth, Pipe Inside Herself

A woman who Centennial Lakes Police pulled over for driving erratically has been charged after a drug-sniffing dog found methamphetamine hidden inside the woman’s body.

10/09/2012

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Man Allegedly Led Cops On 70 MPH Chase On Stolen Dirt Bike

A St. Francis man is accused of leading police officers on a 70 mile-per-hour chase through a residential area on a stolen dirt bike. An officer parked along County Road 22 in Oak Grove heard a racing engine and saw a man speed by in a dirt bike on Sept. 25 at about 9:30 a.m.

10/03/2012

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