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Coon Rapids Company Recalls Products Due To Listeria Contamination

A Coon Rapids company is voluntarily recalling some of its products due to concerns of possible listeria contamination, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. Product sampling by the state agriculture department determined that some of the finished products produced by Parkers Farm Acquisition, LLC contained listeria monocytogenes bacteria, which could cause the disease listeriosis.

03/22/2014

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Bad Winter Brings Good News For New Car Buyers

After posting an incredible recovery following the recent recession, the nation’s automakers didn’t need to do battle with Mother Nature. But the extreme winter weather across the country is forcing car dealers to get creative to help attract winter-weary customers. At Carlson Toyota in Coon Rapids, another truckload of new cars rolls off the trailer and onto the lot. While demand for new vehicles remains high, consumers are having a hard time making it in to the dealerships.

03/03/2014

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Frozen Pipes Aren’t Just An Issue For Homeowners, Cities Are Having Trouble, Too

This extreme cold is creating a headache for cities and homeowners alike. Many residents have been surprised to find no water coming from their faucets.

02/27/2014

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Minn. Mom Ends Cancer Treatment To Be Home With Boys

Difficult situations require difficult decisions. Lynn Acker is a 37-year-old wife and mother of three sons in Coon Rapids. She’s been fighting cancer for seven years. This winter, she made one of life’s toughest decisions.

02/26/2014

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Twin Cities Man, 92, Given Knight Of The Legion Of Honor Medal

At a ceremony in Coon Rapids today, U.S. Senator Al Franken pinned the Knight of the Legion of Honor medal on 92-year-old Benny Arechiga.

02/23/2014

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Coon Rapids Allina Clinics Closed Due To Power Outage

Officials with Allina Health said two clinics in the north Twin Cities metro are closed Friday morning due to a power outage. Tim Burke, the public relations manager for Allina Health, said the Allina Women’s Health Medical Clinic and the Midwest Surgery Medical Clinic, both in Coon Rapids, are closed until further notice.

02/21/2014

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Icy Rollover Crash Kills 82-Year-Old

An 82-year-old Coon Rapids woman is dead after a rollover crash on Interstate 35 in Pine County Thursday.

02/13/2014

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Hockey Is Family Affair For The DelCastillos

What are the odds that any couple would have six children, all of them girls? And what are the odds that those six girls, between the ages of 5 and 18, would all play hockey? That’s exactly the scenario for Doc DelCastillo and his wife, Sue. It’s a situation where dad is a hockey coach and mom is the family’s head coach.

02/11/2014

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1 Injured In Wheelchair-Vehicle Collision

One person is in the hospital after being struck by a vehicle while on a wheelchair in Coon Rapids Sunday night, according to the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office.

01/19/2014

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Good Question ‘Reply All’: Contagious People, Prongs & The Golden Dome Seat

Kathy from Roseville asked: How long is a person with the flu contagious? The Minnesota Department of Health follows the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control when it comes to influenza.

01/17/2014

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Mercy Hospital Welcomes First Twin Cities Baby Of 2014

The first Twin Cities baby of 2014 was welcomed at about 12:19 a.m. Wednesday, according to officials at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids. Lissa Claire and Shawn Leebens are the proud parents of the first baby to be born in 2014.

01/01/2014

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Man Who Hit Bicyclist, Left Scene Gets Year In Workhouse

A 33-year-old Coon Rapids man got a stayed sentence of 15 months in prison Friday for colliding with a 9-year-old bicyclist in June and leaving the boy seriously injured and failing to help at the scene, Anoka County officials say.

12/20/2013

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ICYMI: High School Sports Rally: Oct. 25, 2013

It’s that time of year. Playoff season.

10/25/2013

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Costco Store In Coon Rapids Recalls Ground Beef

The Costco store in Coon Rapids has recalled a batch of ground beef that may be contaminated with E. coli.

10/23/2013

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Costco Recalls Ground Beef Due To Possible E. Coli

A local Costco is recalling an undetermined amount of lean fresh ground beef due to the possibility that it could be contaminated with E. coli, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.

10/23/2013

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