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.
In broad daylight, and within full view of a busy stretch of East River Road, a group of seven young men struck two joggers totally at random.
Police are looking for as many as six or seven Somali men after two joggers were randomly attacked in Fridley. Authorities said two joggers were the victims of what are being labeled as random attacks on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. and 3:50 p.m.
The national average for a gallon of gas has gone up 17 days in a row. But here in the Twin Cities, gas has dropped three cents to an average of $4.17 a gallon.
Prostitution charges against a former Twin Cities high school football coach have been dismissed, and in turn Mark Mauer must obey the terms of a 1-year probation and pay $500 in court fees.