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Young Artists Transforming Anoka Pedestrian Tunnel

Young artists in Anoka are turning an 80-foot pedestrian tunnel into a work of art.

06/21/2015

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St. Paul Man Sentenced For Prolific Auto Theft Spree

A St. Paul man was sentenced Friday to nearly four years in prison for stealing 35 cars in the span of five weeks with a flatbed tow truck. The Anoka County Attorney’s office says James Chester Jennings, 51, was convicted of five counts of auto theft, and he was ordered to pay $73,609 to the victims of his crimes.

06/12/2015

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Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets

It’s Friday eve and that means WCCO This Morning is Working for the Weekend.

05/28/2015

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Man Who Had Rooftop Standoff With Police Faces Several Charges

An Anoka man who climbed atop a north Minneapolis home after fleeing law enforcement was charged Friday with multiple crimes. The Hennepin County Attorney’s office says Richard Dean Podvin, 37, is charged with two counts of fifth-degree drug possession, one count of first-degree burglary, one count of a prohibited person in possession of a gun and one count of fleeing police in a motor vehicle.

05/22/2015

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50 Years Ago: Tornadoes Storm Through Twin Cities

Fifty years ago this Wednesday evening, Dick Chapman and Charlie Boone spent six straight hours taking calls from people and, using a map and a pen, tracked the storm as it tore across the Twin Cities.

05/06/2015

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Web Extra: WCCO Radio Archives Of 1965 Tornadoes

Fifty years ago this Wednesday, the Twin Cities were ravaged by a series of tornadoes that struck the northwestern metro area. No fewer than six tornadoes touched down as the storm system moved through, some of them on the ground simultaneously.

05/05/2015

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Best Places To Do Arts & Crafts For The Whole Family In Minnesota

Nurture the creativity of each member of your family, no matter what their age. These Minnesota arts and crafts studios allow you to bring out the artist within while sticking together.

05/01/2015

Cliff Fournier Pilot Killed Malaysia Helicopter Crash

Minnesota Pilot Killed In Malaysia Helicopter Crash

A pilot from Minnesota was among the six people killed when a helicopter crashed outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Friends describe Clifford Fournier as an exceptional aviator.

04/05/2015

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Anoka Woman, 84, Dies After Crashing Into Minivan

An 84-year-old Anoka woman died Thursday after driving over the center line on Coon Rapids Boulevard and colliding with a minivan.

03/05/2015

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About 35,000 Apply For Section 8 Housing In The Metro

Numbers from the Metropolitan Council show that nearly 40,000 people applied last week seeking Section 8 housing in the metro area.

03/01/2015

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Police Dog Finds Suspect Following 13-Hour Standoff

Officials say a 28-year-old Anoka man was taken into custody Saturday following a 12-hour standoff with Wisconsin police.

02/01/2015

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Charges: Man, 20, Stole Electric Scooter, Several Oxygen Tanks

An Anoka man is facing burglary charges after he allegedly stole an electric scooter and several oxygen tanks from a medical supply store, Coon Rapids Police said. Matthew Lee Wright-Mark, 20, faces one count of burglary in the second degree and one count of burglary in the third degree.

12/03/2014

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Weather Blog: November Snows Go Big

No practice snowfall to acclimate us to the shift in weather and wardrobe this season. In a mere two weeks’ time, sandals were replaced with snow boots, as Oct 27 featured high temperatures in the upper 60s and on Monday sidewalks became shrouded in fall snow, demanding more than one ruler to measure in many locations.

11/11/2014

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Anoka Hosts Annual Halloween Parade

It’s still a week away, but Halloween celebrations were already underway in Anoka, Minn. Saturday. The self-proclaimed Halloween Capitol of the World got a jump start on the season. Thousands of people dressed up and lined the streets for the Anoka Halloween Parade.

10/25/2014

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Anoka’s Halloween Parade Turns 94 This Year

If you want a dose of history with your Halloween entertainment, get outside for the annual Anoka Halloween Parade. It’s the 94th year and it has the largest parade of floats and bands in the state. This year’s theme is pumpkins.

10/24/2014

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Wander Minnesota: Halloween in Minnesota

Halloween is almost here. Last week I took a look at not-so-scary Halloween events around the Twin Cities. This week, let’s take a look at a sampling of Halloween events around the state.

10/20/2014

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Patrol: Driver Dies In Crash With Minnesota Truck

The Minnesota State Patrol says a man has died in a crash involving a recreational vehicle and a state Department of Transportation work truck. The patrol says 63-year-old RV driver Leo Delonais of White Bear Lake died Thursday afternoon in the crash near Anoka.

10/17/2014

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Five Reasons To Visit Minnesota In The Fall

Minnesota offers many ways to enjoy the change of seasons this fall. Check out this list and make plans for your autumnal diversions.

09/20/2014

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Anoka Man Allegedly Stabs Boy With Samurai Sword

An Anoka man accused of stabbing a boy with a samurai sword was charged with two counts of assault Thursday morning. Nicholas Lee Curtis, 24, was charged with first degree assault and second degree assault Thursday.

08/28/2014

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Minnesota Man Gets 27 Years For Raping Woman

An Anoka County judge has sentenced a 36-year-old man to 27 years in prison for abducting and raping a woman in Fridley after telling her he was a police officer. Gideon Charles Arrington II of Brooklyn Center was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty to one count of first-degree criminal sexual assault in May.

08/20/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 6-18-14

Miss something from today? Click the link above to go to Dave’s PODCAST PAGE.

06/18/2014

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Anoka PD Use Spinout To End Chase With Refrigeration Van Thief

Anoka Police used the PIT maneuver to end a high-speed chase involving a stolen refrigeration van Tuesday afternoon. Employees of Pierce Refrigeration in Anoka noticed one of their fleet vans, which was parked behind the business with keys inside, had been stolen at about 11:15 a.m., according to Anoka County dispatch.

05/06/2014

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Funeral Set For Anoka Man Found Dead In RV

Funeral services are set for an Anoka man found dead in an RV last week who had been missing since last November. Last Thursday, his body was found in a storage compartment of an RV by a group who had rented the vehicle from a private party in Anoka County to head to the Kentucky Derby for a bachelor party.

05/06/2014

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Vigil Held For Missing Anoka Man Found In RV

The family of a missing Anoka man want to know how his body wound up in a rented RV. A bachelor party, on their way to the Kentucky Derby, found Kevin Casserly’s body in a storage compartment of the rented camper.

05/04/2014

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Body Of Man Found In RV Compartment ID’d

Investigators have identified the body that was found in a compartment of a rented RV on Friday in Winona, Minn. as an Anoka man who’s been missing since last November. According to the Anoka County Sheriff’s office, 22-year-old Kevin Casserly was found by 10 friends who had rented an RV from a man in Anoka.

05/03/2014

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