More people are riding the Northstar Commuter Rail Line between Big Lake and Minneapolis. Ridership increased 15 percent during the first six months of 2013, compared with the same period last year. Metro Transit made permanent a fare reduction in May that lowered most Northstar tickets by $1. A new station in Ramsey and significant ridership increases at the Big Lake and Coon Rapids stations offset decreases from the Anoka and Fridley stations.
Last week, we started a slew of conference previews with the South Suburban Conference where it was predicted last year’s state runner-up to be the favorite. This week, we head just a little north and west of the Twin Cities metro to take a look at the Northwest Suburban Conference.
A 40-year-old man, who was under the influence, has been charged after police say he fired 10 shots into two townhomes in Anoka.
After nearly being buried alive at a construction site, nine puppies will hopefully find good homes in Minnesota. Police in Tioga, N. D., confirmed a man tried to bury the nine puppies last Saturday. After someone there became aware of what was going on, they quickly went searching for the puppies and uncovered them.
A veteran Republican legislator from Anoka made a surprising entrance Tuesday into Minnesota’s U.S. Senate race. State Rep. Jim Abeler announced his bid in an email blast that said he had formed a campaign committee.
Drive down any major freeway around the metro and you’re bound to hit some type of road construction. The Minnesota Department of Transportation has dozens of projects underway in the Twin Cities, but this construction season is off to a slow start. The dreary weather is putting a damper on how often crews are able to get to work.
Minnesota’s Rep. Michele Bachmann is one of those rare politicians people seem to really love – or not.
A 21-year-old man is accused of causing a crash that injured his ex-girlfriend.
A 41-year-old Anoka woman has been sentenced for failing to get help for her 3-year-old son who died after being severely abused, the Anoka County Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday.
An Anoka man is charged with leading police on a chase while high and crashing his vehicle into another vehicle carrying a family of five.
A 39-year-old man has been sentenced for stealing over $65,000 from an 82-year-old vulnerable adult, the Anoka County Attorney’s Office announced Monday.
Authorities say the possible suspect in a Coon Rapids jewelry store strong-arm robbery was seen a day earlier in Anoka.
With 900 miles of streets, it takes a good three days for about 70 Minneapolis plows to get the city curb-to-curb clean.
A 26-year-old convicted felon has been accused of spraying a woman with bear mace in Anoka.
A 66-year-old woman from Hudson, Wis., died Tuesday afternoon after her sedan collided with a 17-year-old girl’s SUV at the intersection of 38th Avenue and Bunker Lake Boulevard, police say.