The former chief of police in Robbinsdale pleaded guilty to soliciting a prostitute earlier this year. Steven Smith, 45, was arrested in Coon Rapids during a prostitution sting in February.
Two men are accused of using a tow truck to steal vehicles from a parking lot, and were caught when they unknowingly lifted a “bait car.” According to charges filed in Dakota County, 50-year-old James Chester Jennings and another person identified only by his initials stole a Ford pickup truck from a Walmart in West St. Paul in early April.
A 19-year-old man is charged with a misdemeanor after authorities say he jumped off a bridge in a Twin Cities suburb in the name of charity. The Hennepin County sheriff’s office said Monday that Joseph Mark Sanislo of Coon Rapids is charged with one count of disorderly conduct.
A Coon Rapids, Minn. man pleaded guilty this week to stalking a minor with sexual or aggressive intent after he allegedly filmed boys changing clothes at the Andover YMCA, according to the Anoka County Attorney’s office. Robert Dennis Minor, 54, was also charged in March 2013 with four counts of possession of pornographic work involving minors and two counts of use of minors in a sexual performance.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An 82-year-old Coon Rapids woman is dead after a rollover crash on Interstate 35 in Pine County Thursday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It’s that time of year. Playoff season.
The Costco store in Coon Rapids has recalled a batch of ground beef that may be contaminated with 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.
A 29-year-old private music teacher from Coon Rapids, Minn. was charged with fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct last Wednesday.
An adoption event for 133 dogs rescued this summer from a filthy breeding facility in northern Minnesota is slated for this weekend.
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.
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.
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.
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.