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.
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.
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.
A Minnesota man has been sentenced to more than two years in prison for exporting guns to West Africa.
Authorities said one person was killed in a single-vehicle crash early Wednesday morning in Coon Rapids after a car struck a cement wall. Coon Rapids Police responded to the crash at about 2:50 a.m. Wednesday in the area of Highway 10 near Foley Boulevard.
The best baseball talent the state has to offer will be on display this week as the state tournament gets underway at three venues across Minnesota. There are 24 teams left to battle for the right to play for a spot in the state championship, where six teams from three classes will have the chance to play at Target Field in Minneapolis.
A local organization is calling for volunteers this morning to help feed malnourished children around the world. Feed My Starving Children sends packaged meals to starving kids in 70 countries. They need your help this summer to get the food there on time.
A 54-year-old Coon Rapids man faces multiple child porn charges after a federal indictment was unsealed this week, the Department of Justice said.
More than 9,000 customers in suburbs northwest of Minneapolis lost power for a few hours Wednesday evening, according to Xcel Energy. The 9,100 customers affected were in Osseo, Brooklyn Park, Champlin, Coon Rapids and Maple Grove. The power went out around 5:30 p.m. and came back around 9:45 p.m.
The Coon Rapids Police Department is asking for the public’s help to identify at least two suspects who are responsible for two recent burglaries at Coon Rapids High School. Authorities said Wednesday they’re offering up to $300 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the people responsible for the incidents, which took place May 11 and May 19.
A 20-year-old Apple Valley man who worked at a Coon Rapids bank is accused of stealing from that bank to fund a gambling habit, according to charges filed Monday in Anoka County Court. Tyler Frank Caracofe was charged with one count of theft in connection with the incident, which took place between June and July of last year.
The cell phone video of a wall of ice marching towards Izatys Resort on Lake Mille Lacs is amazing. The slow-motion avalanche pierced the wall of at least one home. When the weather gets crazy, does insurance cover it? Much like the winds of a tornado tossing objects into homes and causing damage, the winds from the ice tsunami destroyed at least two boat houses, and sent ice inside at least one resort condo along Lake Mille Lacs.
A 23-year-old Coon Rapids man is accused of leaving a Molotov cocktail on a woman’s couch, then referencing the Boston Marathon bombings when questioned by police about it, according to charges filed Friday in Anoka County Court.
A Coon Rapids man has pleaded guilty to stealing prosthetics and other medical supplies from the hospital where he worked and selling them online.
Authorities say one person has been hospitalized after a stabbing late Tuesday night in Coon Rapids.
A Coon Rapids woman has been accused of beating her daughters, ages 10 and 16, with electrical cords for failing to clean the living room.
Phone calls from a man accused of photographing boys as they dressed in a YMCA locker room led to charges Friday for a Columbus, Minn., man who allegedly did the same thing.
A Coon Rapids woman is in serious condition Sunday night after surviving a bus crash that killed two people and an unborn baby.
A Coon Rapids man was charged Friday with stealing prosthetics and other supplies from the University of Minnesota Medical Center-Fairview and selling them online.
The Coon Rapids man accused of videotaping young boys while changing clothes at Twin Cities YMCAs was arrested by University of Minnesota police on Thursday for allegedly videotaping boys urinating at Mariucci Arena, too, authorities say.
A 53-year-old Coon Rapids is accused of taking pictures of young boys while they were changing at area YMCAs in the north Twin Cities metro, according to police.
Some people up in Coon Rapids are dealing with a second round of sewage in their basements after another water main break Tuesday morning.
A 39-year-old man has been sentenced for stealing over $65,000 from an 82-year-old vulnerable adult, the Anoka County Attorney’s Office announced Monday.
City crews in Coon Rapids were left with plenty of clean-up to do Tuesday night after a water main break, officials said.
A community service officer is out of the hospital and recovering Wednesday morning after she was hit by an SUV last weekend while assisting a stalled vehicle.