Medical device maker Medtronic Inc. will pay the U.S. Department of Justice $9.9 million to settle a lawsuit that accused the company of giving doctors gifts in return for using its defibrillators and pacemakers.
A Brooklyn Center man is pleading guilty to first-degree criminal sexual conduct after he impersonated a police detective, abducted a woman and sexually assaulted her, according to the criminal complaint. Gideon Charles Arrington, 36, posed as a detective on the afternoon of Nov. 23 and approached a woman on the street near the 6400 block of 5th Street NE in Fridley, according to the Anoka County Attorney’s office.
A 48-year-old woman is accused of stealing more than $10,000 in pull tabs and prizes from a north metro VFW, court documents filed in Anoka County show.
A man and woman are dead after their car slammed into the back of a semi-truck on Interstate 694 in Fridley, Minn. Friday night. The crash happened around 8:15 p.m. near the intersection of Matterhorn Drive. Witnesses said the car was going 100 to 120 miles an hour when it crashed into the back of the semi-truck.
Minneapolis, New Brighton and Fridley police departments are asking for the public’s help in identifying two armed men who may have robbed two gas stations in the past week. The first robbery happened at 5:45 a.m. last Friday at a New Brighton gas station near Silver Lake Road and West River Road East, according to Minneapolis Police. Investigators think the same men may have robbed a Fridley SuperAmerica at 5667 University Ave. NE on Thursday morning, also at 5:45 a.m. A shot was fired during Thursday’s robbery, but no one was injured.
Graham Fowler, of Fridley, Minn., is a 10-year-old with an extremely disease called Spitzoid Melanoma. He’s being treated at the Mayo Clinic and has had eight surgeries. Yet, he’s found a colorful way to help other people heal in the midst of his own sickness. “He was a healthy little boy, and he had a mole on his arm. Now he’s had eight major surgeries and his life’s completely changed,” said Brittany Fowler, his sister.
A garbage collector working in Fridley, Minn. made a frightening discovery Monday morning. According to authorities, the garbage collector was removing trash on the 900 block of Hillwind Road NE and stumbled across the body of a deceased man in the garbage corral.
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.
Firefighters had to return to a Fridley fourplex Sunday after it caught fire for the second time.
The American Red Cross is assisting 10 people Sunday morning after a four-unit apartment fire in Fridley, Minn.
A 27-year-old Richfield man is facing charges after driving his vehicle out of a tow lot without paying a fine and hitting a worker from the lot. Dejovon Deandre Harris was charged with first-degree criminal damage to property and fifth-degree assault in connection with the Dec. 15 incident.
Authorities said a man who impersonated a police officer and allegedly sexually assaulted a woman in Anoka County has been arrested. The Anoka County Sheriff’s Office said the incident took place at about 1 p.m. on Nov. 23 on the 6400 block of 5th Street NE in Fridley.
A man claiming to be a police officer kidnapped a woman in Fridley and sexually assaulted her Saturday afternoon. Now, authorities say it may be connected to a similar incident involving a University of Minnesota student.
There’s nothing strange about seeing someone in a mask on Halloween, unless you’re a bank teller and one of the masked men has a gun. The FBI said three men in masks robbed the TCF Bank in Fridley on Friday night.
Three men, one armed with a gun, are still at large after robbing a Fridley bank Thursday evening. According to the FBI’s Minneapolis field office, three men entered the TCF Bank at 52050 Central Ave. NE at 7:00 p.m. All three approached the main counter and demanded money. One man was armed with a handgun. The robbers left with an undisclosed amount of money and fled southbound on Central Avenue. Witnesses believe they were in a gray passenger vehicle. All three men wore black masks. Two were wearing dark clothing, while the third wore a white jumpsuit.
A body was removed from the Mississippi River on Sunday near Riverfront Park in Fridley, according to the Anoka County Sheriff’s office. Authorities say the body of an adult male was spotted by a person in a canoe at 2 p.m. near the river’s shore, close to the 5200 block of East River Road. The body was recovered by the Anoka County dive team, and turned over to the Anoka County Medical Examiner’s office. The sheriff’s office says no foul play is suspected.
Fridley police are investigating a possible stabbing at a pizza restaurant. Authorities said it happened at The Z-Z-A Factory on University Avenue Northeast, and added that the victim called to report the possible stabbing. The extent of his injuries are unknown.
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 major Minnesota health plan is kicking off a series of informational meetings intended to help people navigate MNsure, the state’s new health insurance marketplace. UCare’s first “Marketplace Basics” meeting is Tuesday at Unity Hospital in Fridley.
Few things give a company national credibility like a shout out from Oprah Winfrey. Then consider this company credible. Lily Bloom’s Kitchen out of Fridley is in the August issue of “O” Magazine for their tasty treats with a twist.
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.
Totino-Grace High School President Bill Hudson resigned from that position Tuesday after telling the board he’s gay. At least one former student is responding with a petition, and some alumni are upset and taking action.
The newest craze in sports is Pickleball. It’s a mash-up between tennis, racquetball, ping-pong and badminton. It’s played on a court that’s about one-third of the size of a tennis court.
A 42-year-old Fridley man has pleaded guilty to robbing two Twin Cities’ shoe stores in early January, the United States Attorney’s Office announced.
Minnesota’s truckers are steering for bragging rights this weekend, with the champs potentially qualifying for a national competition this summer in Utah. Two days of completing drills and navigating an obstacle course this weekend will determine the state’s best professional semi drivers.