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Fire Destroys Fridley Playground

Fridley Police are trying to figure out who started a fire at a playground. Crews were called on 3 p.m. Saturday to Hayes Elementary School, playground was fully engulfed in flames.

09/21/2014

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Minn. Nurse Returns To Sierra Leone To Fight Ebola Outbreak

A nurse from the Twin Cities just returned Monday night from Sierra Leone — one of the countries affected by the Ebola outbreak. Carrie Jo Cain, of Fridley, Minn., spent a week and a half there training hospital workers, dealing with Ebola patients and teaching community leaders how to stop the spread of the disease.

09/09/2014

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Police Seek Suspect In Fridley Adult Entertainment Store Armed Robbery

The Fridley Police Department is asking for the public’s help to identify a suspect in an armed robbery at an adult entertainment store. Police said the incident happened at about 10:52 a.m. on Aug. 22. At Fantasy Gifts House on the 1000 block of East Moore Lake Drive in Fridley.

09/09/2014

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Sheriff: 4 In Custody In Fridley Assault

Authorities said Sunday four people are in custody in connection with an assault Saturday morning in Fridley that left two men hospitalized in critical condition. The Anoka County Sheriff’s Office and Fridley Police were called at about 4:25 a.m. Saturday on a report that two men were injured in the area of 77th Avenue and Main Street in Fridley.

08/24/2014

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Police: 2 Men Lured By Women To Brutal Attack

wo 21-year-old men are in critical condition after allegedly being lured by two women to a location in Fridley, Minn., where two men were waiting to attack them. According to the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office, Fridley Police received a report of two injured men in the area of 77th Avenue and Main Street at about 4:25 a.m.

08/23/2014

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At Least 5 Hurt In Crash On I-694

A crash has injured at least five people early Friday morning, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. The crash happened at about 4:16 a.m. on Interstate 694 on the ramp to East River Road.

08/22/2014

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State Patrol: Motorcyclist Dead In Crash On I-694 In Fridley

A motorcyclist is dead after a crash early Monday morning on Interstate 694 in Fridley, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Authorities responded to the crash at about 2:31 a.m. on eastbound I-694 at the ramp to East River Road in Fridley.

08/04/2014

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Garage Destroyed In Fridley Fire, No Injuries

Authorities said one garage was destroyed and another was damaged after a fire in Fridley early Wednesday morning. Crews responded to the 600 block of Fairmont Avenue in Fridley at about 4:30 a.m. on a report of a fire.

07/30/2014

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Fire Destroys Mobile Home In Fridley, No Injuries

Authorities said nobody was hurt but a mobile home is a total loss after a fire early Wednesday morning in Fridley. Crews were called at about 12:30 a.m. to a report of a trailer house fire at the Fridley Terrace Mobile Home Park on the 1000 block of South Circle.

07/16/2014

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Fridley Man Charged With Slashing Fiancee’s Throat

A Fridley man is charged with the attempted murder of his fiancée after cutting her throat Saturday morning, according to the Anoka County Attorney’s Office. James Mitchell Bruins-Ahlers, 22, was charged Tuesday with one count each of attempted second-degree murder, second-degree assault and domestic assault.

07/15/2014

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Suspect In Brutal Domestic Assault Cuts Own Throat In Front Of Police

Police officers subdued a 22-year-old man who began to cut his own throat after he was suspected of brutally assaulting his girlfriend Saturday. Fridley Police responded to reports of a domestic situation at 6373 Pierce St. NE, and encountered 22-year-old James Ahlers, who began to cut his throat before officers intervened.

07/12/2014

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Train Hits Juvenile In North Metro

A child suffered broken bones Thursday after being hit by a slow-moving freight train while playing on the tracks, officials say.

06/12/2014

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Pedestrian Struck By Car In Fridley

Police are investigating after a pedestrian was struck by a car Wednesday afternoon in Fridley. It happened around 1:30 p.m. after a man exited a bus on the east side of University Avenue near Mississippi Street, according to Fridley Police.

06/04/2014

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Medtronic Settles Whistleblower Lawsuit

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.

05/29/2014

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Man Who Impersonated Cop Pleads Guilty To Fridley Sex Assault

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.

05/08/2014

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Charges: Woman Admits To Stealing Pull Tabs While Cleaning VFW

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.

04/28/2014

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New Hope Couple Dies In I-694 Crash, 2-Year-Old Child Survives

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.

04/05/2014

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New Brighton, Fridley & Mpls. Police Team Up To Find Armed Robbers

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.

04/03/2014

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Boy With Melanoma Raises Thousands Making Bracelets To Battle Cancer

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.

03/26/2014

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Garbage Collector Finds Dead Body In Fridley

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.

03/03/2014

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Frozen Pipes Aren’t Just An Issue For Homeowners, Cities Are Having Trouble, Too

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.

02/27/2014

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Fridley Apt. Catches On Fire For 2nd Time

Firefighters had to return to a Fridley fourplex Sunday after it caught fire for the second time.

12/24/2013

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10 People Displaced After Apartment Fire In Fridley

The American Red Cross is assisting 10 people Sunday morning after a four-unit apartment fire in Fridley, Minn.

12/22/2013

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Charges: Man Leaves Tow Lot Without Paying, Hits Worker

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.

12/21/2013

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Sheriff: Man Who Impersonated Cop, Sexually Assaulted Woman Arrested

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.

12/12/2013

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