A former Minneapolis police officer was sentenced Friday for sending nude pictures to girls. Bradley Schnickel pleaded guilty in June to soliciting children to engage in sexual contact. On Friday, he was sentenced to a year in the Hennepin County workhouse in addition to no contact with children (unless approved).
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?
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.
A witness says three people were flown from the scene of a crash in Anoka County that involved two trucks colliding head-on.
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.
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.
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.
Just east of Minnesota highway 65 in East Bethel is a sprawling 570 acres of mature oak savanna, prairie and wetlands.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Since the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, gun control has been a big part of the political conversation in the country.
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.
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.
Authorities in Anoka County are rolling out a new campaign to curb drinking and driving.
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.
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.
A woman was struck and killed by a motor vehicle Monday evening as she ran across Highway 10 in Anoka.
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.
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.
Police are investigating the death of a 71-year-old pedestrian late Friday in Coon Rapids.
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.