Emerald Ash Borer An Expensive Challenge In Small TownsOn a warm spring night, Anoka County homeowners are indoors, spending an evening learning about an insect that's invading their property.
Crews Battle Grass Fire In Ham LakeWith recent dry and breezy conditions across the state, much of Minnesota is still at risk for grass fires. The Anoka County Sheriff's Office says crews responded to the scene of a grass fire in the area of Highway 65 and Bunker Lake Blvd. in Ham Lake late Thursday morning.
Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed In Anoka County City Of Ham LakeThe Minnesota Department of Agriculture has confirmed an emerald ash borer infestation in Anoka County. It says the destructive tree pest was found in an ash tree on private property in the city of Ham Lake.
Police Cleverly Corral Horse Near Metro HighwayPolice in the north metro had to think outside the box Wednesday morning when they found themselves trying to wrangle up a horse that got loose.
6th Annual Cruise For Troops Held In Ham LakeAn even Saturday honored a number of military members who’ve lost their lives in the line of duty. The 6th annual Cruise for Troops and took place in Ham Lake Saturday. Hundreds of hot rods, classic cars and motorcycles rumbled through the street.
Ham Lake Artist Turns River Trash Into Art At MN State FairArtist Tristan Kyrsta of Ham Lake had never before crafted a sculpture of junk pulled from Minnesota waterways. But she readily accepted the challenge of turning trash into treasure, drawing from experiences when she was a little girl.
Dayton Woman Severely Injured By Lightning Strike ID'dA Dayton woman has been severely injured by lightning while watching a youth baseball game in Anoka County. Sheriff's Cmdr. Paul Sommer says the 48-year-old was watching a game at Lion's Park on Saturday afternoon when a thunderstorm moved into the area.
Lightning Strikes Woman, Home In Ham LakeLightning is responsible for injuring a woman and starting a house fire in two separate incidents Saturday afternoon in Ham Lake, according to the Anoka County Sheriff's Office. Authorities received reports of lightning striking a woman at 2:45 p.m. at Lions Park at 155th Avenue and Central Avenue.
Man, 22, Charged With Murder In Woman’s Heroin OverdoseA 22-year-old Ham Lake man faces murder charges for giving heroin last summer to a woman who died of an overdose. Rex Dallas David Fernald is charged with third-degree murder in connection to the death of a 28-year-old woman, the Anoka County Attorney’s Office says.
One Week After Seizure, Supporters Rally For Coach KillGopher head coach Jerry Kill received a spirited show of support before Saturday's game against San Jose State. Hundreds of people gathered outside TCF Bank Stadium for a rally organized by the Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota. The outpour of support comes after Kill suffered a seizure during last week's game. It was third time in the last three years he missed part of a game because of his epilepsy.
Brooklyn Park, Ham Lake Wedding Crasher Suspects Charged Two men suspected of stealing checks, cash and gift cards from wedding receptions in the north metro have been charged with theft. Derrick Duane Manson, 41, and Aaron Ray Martin, 40, both face one felony count of theft, according to documents filed in Anoka County. If convicted, the accused could face a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and/or a $20,000 fine.
Public Helps Search For Real-Life Wedding CrashersPolice know who they are looking for, but just haven't found them yet. Three people are believed to have stolen the card boxes from two different wedding receptions.