Coon Rapids

With Longer Season, Bow Hunting Increasing In PopularityThe firearms deer hunt begins Saturday in Minnesota. But some outdoorsmen and women have found a way to extend the season beyond three weeks. The firearm season wraps up at the end of November, but the bow hunting season runs through the end of December.
Group Calls For Hate Crime Charges In Applebee's AssaultThe Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations is calling for hate crime charges to be filed after one woman allegedly attacked another who was speaking Swahili in a Coon Rapids restaurant.
Charges: Woman Attacked For Speaking Foreign Language At Applebee'sA Ramsey woman faces charges after allegedly attacking a woman at an Applebee's restaurant because the victim was speaking a foreign language. Jodie Marie Burchard-Risch, 43, faces third-degree assault charges.
Excellent Educator: Hoover Elementary's Travis TuckerA paraprofessional in a Coon Rapids elementary school is about to retire after nearly 25 years. She had one thing that she wanted to make sure happen before she did, however: nominate the teacher she works with for the WCCO Excellent Educator award.
Coon Rapids To Open Transitional Housing For Homeless Young AdultsIt's estimated that in the Anoka-Hennepin School district, more than 500 of the county's youth spend their nights without a secure place to call home.
Dog Hit By Car And Killed During Grooming Appointment At Coon Rapids PetcoCoon Rapids resident Danna Shannon dropped off her 3-year-old black lab Shiloh to be groomed at a Petco store in Coon Rapids on Monday. Within minutes, the dog was able to run outside and was eventually hit and killed by a car.
Oil Trains To Pass Through DT Minneapolis, Western Twin Cities SuburbsA million gallons of oil from North Dakota will soon be on more trains going through the Twin Cities via the western suburbs. The oil trains are being re-routed past Target Field and across the Mississippi River at Nicollet Island.
Fridley Man, 53, Charged In 4 Aggravated RobberiesA 53-year-old Fridley man has been charged in connection to four robberies in Coon Rapids and Blaine, police announced Friday.
Coon Rapids Armed Robbery Suspect In Custody After ManhuntAuthorities say the man robbed the Subway restaurant on Round Lake Boulevard, just off of Coon Rapids Blvd, before he fled the scene on foot.
Devoted Hockey Mom Dies After Fight With CancerLynn Acker was fighting cancer and decided to forgo some treatments that would have kept her in the hospital.
Coon Rapids Man Who Died Trying To Save Nephew Among Carnegie HeroesA Coon Rapids man who died trying to save his nephew from drowning last year is one of 22 people being honored with a Carnegie Medal for heroism. Twenty-one-year-old Tou Hu Vang jumped into the St. Croix River to save his 11-year-old nephew, Calvin Yang, on May 25, 2014. The two were fishing near Taylors Falls when Yang slipped and fell in the river. It took searchers five days to find Vang's body. Yang was rescued by a Good Samaritan soon after he fell in.
Cities Pass Crooked Lake Wake RestrictionsOn a sunny fall day, a passing speedboat on Crooked Lake creates a postcard-like setting. It is an opportunity for peaceful recreation without leaving the metro. But the sounds of passing speedboats caused some homeowners to fear losing their shoreline during the summer of 2014.
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