With 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.
The 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 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.
An 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.
Artist 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.
A 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 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.
A 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.
Gopher 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.
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.
Police 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.
Investigators are looking for the public’s help in finding three people believed to be wedding day thieves. Video surveillance gave police a good look at the two people who invited themselves to Jesse and Jill Goembel’s special day at Edinburgh Country Club in Brooklyn Park.
Three suspects accused of stealing checks, cash and gift cards while crashing a wedding reception have been identified by police.
Officials say a Minnesota man stole whitetail buck over a four-year period in Iowa. The state Department of Natural Resources announced Thursday that 42-year-old Bradley Slawson, Jr., of Ham Lake, Minn., pleaded guilty to deer poaching charges.
The head of Anoka County’s governing board is running for the congressional seat being vacated by Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann. Commissioner Rhonda Sivarajah announced Wednesday that she’s joining the race, stressing her credentials as a fiscal conservative.
Four hours after Wednesday morning’s deadly crash, accident reconstruction crews were still at the scene. A Ford sedan came to rest in the ditch along Lexington Avenue while a Toyota SUV sits sideways on the road.
Investigators will try to determine what caused the two to hit head-on around 8:15 a.m. as a light rain was falling.
A Ham Lake woman bought a Minnesota Millionaire Raffle ticket around Thanksgiving and last week found out she really has something to be thankful for: That ticket was a $1 million winner!
An 18-year-old man from Andover was sentenced to more than five years in prison in Anoka County Court on Monday in connection with a May home invasion in Ham Lake.
A Minnesota woman has found a diamond ring worth at least $5,000 in a pair of secondhand pants, but says she can’t bring herself to keep it.
Police say they found a teenager who invaded a home in Ham Lake and robbed a couple at gunpoint thanks to a Craigslist advertisement.
A second grade Isanti teacher dedicated to her students for 31 years never made it her classroom Friday morning.
Grass fires are an unusual sight for this time of year, but they’ve been sparking up quite a bit in the last few weeks.
Firefighters from five cities were called in to battle a house fire in Ham Lake early Thursday morning.
A school bus and a vehicle collided in Ham Lake, Minn. early Tuesday morning.
It was a final act of heroism. A woman risked her own life to help others get out of a burning home.