Coon Rapids

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Driver Pleads Guilty In Crash That Killed Teen

A Coon Rapids man has pleaded guilty in a drunken-driving crash that killed a teenage boy last summer.

11/24/2014

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Police Seek Suspects In Coon Rapids Armed Bank Robbery

The Coon Rapids Police Department is asking for the public’s help in arresting and convicting the suspects in an armed bank robbery committed earlier this month.

11/24/2014

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4 Injured In Anoka Co. Car Crash

Four people were injured after a two-vehicle crash in Coon Rapids early Saturday morning. According to police, the accident occurred around 2:12 a.m. at the intersection of Cook Creek Blvd NW and 131st Avenue NW.

11/22/2014

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11 Accused Gang Members Indicted In Minneapolis

Law enforcement agencies across Hennepin County say they put a major dent in Twin Cities gang activity Friday. Friday morning, Sheriff Rich Stanek announced the arrests of 11 known gang members from two different gangs.

11/21/2014

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FBI: 2 Men Rob Coon Rapids Bank, Put Bankers In Vault

Police are searching for two men who allegedly robbed a Coon Rapids bank Friday evening. According to the FBI, around 6:45 p.m. two men entered the Guaranty Bank, located in the 3300 block of 124th Avenue.

11/15/2014

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Charges: Man Started Fire In Brother’s House, Broke Into Another

A 38-year-old Coon Rapids man faces arson and burglary charges after allegedly telling police he set a fire in his brother’s home while on drugs and then broke into another home, where he destroyed the master bedroom and slept under the bed.

11/06/2014

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Franken: Ebola Victim’s Widow To Get Benefits

U.S. Sen. Al Franken says the widow of the first American to die from Ebola will get survivor benefits.

11/03/2014

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Cops: Man Sped Off From Officer, Died In Crash

Police in the northwest metro say a 28-year-old man died after he sped off from an officer trying to pull him over and crashed into a brick sign.

11/02/2014

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Widow Of Ebola Victim Fights For Survivor Benefits

A Twin Cities woman, who lost her husband to the Ebola virus, is being denied Social Security survivor benefits. Decontee Sawyer says that’s because the country where he died won’t release his death certificate. Patrick Sawyer got sick in July after traveling from Liberia to Nigeria.

10/23/2014

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Several Honored For Saving Man After Dance-Floor Heart Attack

A group of people were honored Tuesday night for saving the life of a Coon Rapids man — and their rescue was caught on tape. In July, Tim Buck went into cardiac arrest while dancing with his wife, Fatima, at a concert at the Coon Rapids Dam. “I started doing a lot of dancing. I got into it big time,” Tim said.

10/21/2014

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Widow Of 1st American Ebola Victim Strives To End Ignorance

The Dallas Ebola case is leading to widespread concern in the 30,000-strong Twin Cities Liberian community — the largest outside of Africa. The widow of the first American citizen to die of Ebola, who lives in Coon Rapids, picked up a donation of cleaning supplies for Liberia at St. Cloud State University Monday.

10/06/2014

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Feed My Starving Children Packs 1 Billionth Meal

A local charity is close to a milestone Monday morning. Feed My Starving Children will pack its one billionth meal. Feed My Starving Children has locations across the Twin Cities metro, but its headquarters are in Coon Rapids.

10/06/2014

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Memorial Service Held For American Who Died Of Ebola

A memorial service was held Saturday for a American citizen and Liberian government official who died of Ebola. Patrick Sawyer died in late July after contracting the disease in Liberia.

09/27/2014

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Best Buy Employee Charged With Slashing Electronics Prices To Zero

A Best Buy employee is accused of using the computer at his Coon Rapids store to dramatically lower prices on high-end electronics.

09/19/2014

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Charges Say Driver In Fatal Crash Extremely Drunk

Hennepin County prosecutors say a 24-year-old driver accused of slamming into another vehicle and killing the other driver had a blood-alcohol level more than three times the legal limit for driving. Michael J. Vanwagner of Coon Rapids was charged Tuesday with two felony counts of criminal vehicular homicide.

08/12/2014

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