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Justin Aaberg, a student at Anoka High School, came out as gay when he was 13. He killed himself during the summer of 2010. (credit: CBS)

LGBT Group Challenges Denial To March In Parade

A youth organization claims it was denied a spot in Anoka’s Halloween parade because of its support for gay, bisexual and transgender people. Tammy Aaberg founded the group Justin’s Gift on behalf of her son who committed suicide in 2010.

10/10/2012

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DNR: Burning Restrictions To Take Effect Sunday For 23 Counties

The Department of Natural Resources plans to put counties in central and southeastern Minnesota under tighter campfire and open burning restrictions starting Sunday.

10/05/2012

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Deadly Accident Highlights Hwy. 10’s Dangerous Sections

Labor Day weekend is already proving to be deadly on Minnesota roadways.

09/02/2012

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Get Some Dog Training Tips At The Game Fair

Training a dog is just as much about the owner as it is about the dog. And we could probably all use a little training – and that’s where the Game Fair at the Armstrong Ranch Kennels, west of Anoka, comes into play.

08/18/2012

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Archery Taking Flight At Game Fair

Need some outdoor fun this weekend? Head out to the Game Fair at the Armstrong Ranch Kennels, west of Anoka.

08/18/2012

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Metro Transit To Reduce Rates On Northstar Commuter Rail Line

In an attempt to get more people riding public transit, Metro Transit officials said Monday the rates to ride the Northstar Commuter Rail Line will be lowered on Aug. 1.

07/30/2012

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DNA Evidence Might Help Solve Anoka Cold Case

The Anoka County Sheriff’s Department is hoping new DNA evidence will help them crack a cold case from the 1980s.

07/23/2012

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Otter Bites Minnesota Triathlete 25 Times

A veteran triathlete had to get rabies shots after she was attacked and bitten 25 times by an otter in a northern Minnesota lake.

07/15/2012

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Anoka Retiree Finds New Career In Photography

For many people, retirement is the reward for decades of hard work. But for one Anoka woman, it’s opened up a whole new career.

07/04/2012

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Coon Rapids Man Pleads Guilty To Murdering His 5-Month-Old

Joshua Allen VanHoutan, 26, of Coon Rapids, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder on Monday in Anoka County Court for his role in the death of his 5-month-old daughter in May 2011.

06/26/2012

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Fmr. Blaine Coach Pleads Guilty To Criminal Sexual Conduct

A 20-year-old former high school basketball coach has pleaded guilty to engaging in an inappropriate relationship with a 14-year-old girl.

06/25/2012

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Major First Responders Drill Blackens Skies Over Anoka

It could happen anytime — a collision between a Northstar commuter rail train packed with Twins fans and a freight train hauling dangerous chemicals.

06/23/2012

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Charges: Grandma Shoplifter Learned From TV Show ‘Cops’

Taking tips from the show “Cops,” an Anoka woman allegedly stole groceries and other items from a Kmart so that she could bake with her grandson, according to a complaint filed in Anoka County.

05/30/2012

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State Patrol: Extra DWI Patrol This Weekend

The State Patrol will have extra DWI patrols on the roads this weekend.

05/04/2012

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Ex-Coon Rapids Cop Sentenced For Sexually Assaulting Child

A 61-year-old former Coon Rapids police officer has been sentenced to prison for the sexual assault of a child between 1984 and 1987, according to the Anoka County Attorney’s Office.

03/30/2012

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