The Metrodome may be gone, but a piece of its football history lives on in another stadium. For more than 30 years, the goal of every high school football team in Minnesota was to make it to the Prep Bowl at the Metrodome.
On a day that celebrates moms, we talked to a woman who has played that role to 550 children. Stella Gamble, of Champlin, and her husband James have fostered those children through Hennepin County.
A human services worker, fired for identity theft, has been charged with burglary and theft after returning to her former workplace, stealing office equipment and accessing the private information of almost 800 daycare providers, according to the Anoka County Attorney’s office. On the evening of July 9, 2013, 53-year-old Jan Michelle Gray gained access to the fourth floor of the Anoka County Human Services Building in Blaine by telling a custodian that she forgot her badge, according to a criminal complaint.
When the snow is piled so high that your neighborhood is almost unrecognizable, why not grab your friends and pile on. While the kids built snow forts and had snowball fights in one Champlin neighborhood, the adults worked by clearing sidewalks and driveways. Katie Matzke says the milder temperatures make this storm much easier to endure. “Today is just great. The kids can get out and have so much fun in the snow, and get some of their wiggles out, whereas before when it was so cold they couldn’t even go outside,” Matzke said. “I mean, it was just plain too dangerous.
Thousands of residents in the northwest Twin Cities metro are starting their Friday without power. Officials with Xcel Energy said more than 9,000 people are affected by a large outage that was reported just after 5 a.m.
A Champlin man is being treated for burns after his car ran off the road and then burst into flames Thursday morning. The accident happened in Maple Grove on Highway 169 just north of 494 shortly after 5 a.m. Officers had minutes to get 58-year-old Douglas Aure out of his car before it was fully engulfed in flames.
It’s that time of year. Playoff season.
Felix Neba was having a deck party for his younger brother around 8:30 p.m. Sunday. While he was standing on the stairway, the Champlin homeowner suddenly heard a loud crack. He watched in disbelief as the structure collapsed.
Champlin Police said Monday they’ve requested to terminate the parental rights of a couple after their twin 4-month-old daughters were found to be abused, resulting in one of their deaths.
Authorities said four people were hurt Sunday night, including an infant, after a two-story deck collapsed in Champlin. Champlin Police responded to the 12900 block of Monticello Lane Sunday night on a report of a deck collapse.
A Champlin woman pleaded guilty Friday to the charge of theft by swindle over $35,000 after being accused of taking money from a Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) fund. According to the Hennepin County Attorney’s office, 31-year-old Melissa O’Brien was the treasurer of Oxbow Elementary School’s PTO from September to December of 2012. In these months, O’Brien stole more than $50,000 by withdrawing cash, writing checks to herself and family members and setting up direct payments to her creditors.
Authorities said Thursday night a death investigation in Champlin involving a 4-month-old baby dating back to February has been ruled a homicide. Few details about the case have been made available, but the Hennepin County Medical Examiner identified the victim as Madyson Lanae Johnson of Champlin.
More than 9,000 customers in suburbs northwest of Minneapolis lost power for a few hours Wednesday evening, according to Xcel Energy. The 9,100 customers affected were in Osseo, Brooklyn Park, Champlin, Coon Rapids and Maple Grove. The power went out around 5:30 p.m. and came back around 9:45 p.m.
One man is in custody after an armed robbery Friday night at a Wendy’s restaurant just off Highway 169 in Champlin.
A 52-year-old Champlin man is in jail after allegedly meeting a teenage girl online and asking her to have sex for money, the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office said.