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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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Music Teacher Charged With Criminal Sexual Conduct

A 29-year-old private music teacher from Coon Rapids, Minn. was charged with fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct last Wednesday.

10/15/2013

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Dogs Rescued From Filthy Breeding Facility Ready For Adoption

An adoption event for 133 dogs rescued this summer from a filthy breeding facility in northern Minnesota is slated for this weekend.

10/10/2013

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Coon Rapids Couple Celebrates 70 Years Of Marriage

Love can last a life time, and Coon Rapids residents Will and Eleanor Swanson are living proof. They met in kindergarten back in the 20s, which is when Eleanor said her crush started. Saturday, they celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary.

09/21/2013

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Is September The Time For Flu Shots?

It seems a far cry from those dreary winter days when the flu bug is biting, but under September’s sunshine, the influenza season is on the minds of many as they walk down Nicollet Mall.

09/16/2013

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Xcel Energy: Faulty Breaker Caused Large Power Outage In North Metro

Officials with Xcel Energy said power was knocked out more than 12,000 customers in the north Twin Cities metro late Thursday morning and crews are working to restore it. Tom Hoen with Xcel Energy said the outages happened shortly before noon Thursday in the communities of Fridley, Columbia Heights, Coon Rapids and Mounds View.

09/12/2013

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Coon Rapids Man Sentenced In ‘U Of M’ Prosthetics Theft

A Coon Rapids man has been sentenced for stealing prosthetics and other supplies from the University of Minnesota Medical Center-Fairview and selling them online.

08/01/2013

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GolfTEC At Bunker Hills Offering 10-Minute Golf Lessons

Have you wanted to start playing but just didn’t feel like you had the time? Bunker Hills Golf Course in Coon Rapids has 10-minute golf lessons to make sure time isn’t an excuse to not pick up a club.

07/25/2013

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Northstar Commuter Rail Line Ridership Increases

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.

07/20/2013

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Insurance and Storms: It‘s Tricky

If a tree falls on your property, you will have to pay out of pocket – insurance or no insurance. Standard homeowner’s policies only cover tree damage if the tree falls onto a home. Troy Thompson of Pinnacle Insurance in Coon Rapids says it can get complicated. “Definitely want to make sure you have homeowners insurance for a situation like this.

06/24/2013

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Charges: Man Took Nude Photos, Videos Of 12-Year-Old Girl

A 27-year-old Coon Rapids man is accused of paying a 12-year-old girl to take pornographic pictures of her, according to charges filed this week in Anoka County Court. Daniel Lawrence Kennedy was charged with five counts of using a minor in a sexual performance or pornographic work, disseminating pornographic work, and five counts of possessing pornography involving minors in connection with the November 2012 incident.

06/21/2013

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