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Officer Involved In Robbinsdale Shooting Cleared

The Robbinsdale Police Officer involved in the shooting of an 18-year-old woman this spring has been cleared of any wrongdoing. According to the Robbinsdale Police Chief Jim Franzen, the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office said Sgt. Thomas Rothfork was acting appropriately.

08/20/2015

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Grout Spill Leads To Contamination Of Robbinsdale Lake

A Robbinsdale lake is contaminated after a contractor accidentally released cement grout into a storm sewer Wednesday. Crystal city officials say the accident happened during work on a water main project on County Road 9.

08/19/2015

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Motorcyclist Killed In Isanti County Crash Identified

A motorcyclist who was killed after crashing into another vehicle in Isanti County Sunday afternoon has been identified.

07/28/2015

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Group Looking To Save Historic Robbinsdale Theater From Demolition

A local group is working to try and keep an historic theater from being torn down. The owners of the historic Terrace Theatre in Robbinsdale are indicating the building is for sale.

07/27/2015

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Robbinsdale Hosts Whiz Bang Days

Whiz Bang Days is returning to Robbinsdale! The annual festival will kick off Thursday, July 9 and run through Sunday, July 12.

07/06/2015

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Minn. Teen Killed In Eau Claire Rollover, 2 Other Teens Injured

A teenage boy from Plymouth was killed and two other teens were injured Friday evening in a rollover crash near Eau Claire, Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation says the accident happened at about 7:18 p.m. on eastbound Interstate 94.

07/04/2015

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Road Construction Brings Smiles, Joy To Robbinsdale Family

There’s just no getting around it — road construction can be a real pain. But if you ask one Robbinsdale family, it is providing the highlight of their summer. Matt and Emily Barbero’s 2-and-a-half-year-old son is mesmerized by all the digging and dumping in his normally quiet neighborhood.

06/17/2015

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Mike’s Mix: On the Patio At Nonna Rosa’s

Every Saturday, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. This week, he heads to the patio at Nonna Rosa’s. More people are discovering a stretch of West Broadway in Robbinsdale as “must-eat” stop for foodies. That’s where you’ll find grandma’s recipes served up on a cozy patio and cocktails inspired by the Amalfi Coast.

05/30/2015

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‘The Best Thing I’ve Done’: Woman On Choosing To Be A Single Mom

Everyone can agree: Raising kids is no easy task. Doing it as a single parent is even harder. But recent statistics show the birth rate of unmarried women is on the decline in every age group, except one.

05/13/2015

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Man, 18, Charged In Fatal Minneapolis Shooting

Officials say an 18-year-old Robbinsdale man is charged with shooting and killing another man last week in south Minneapolis.

05/11/2015

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Minnesota Wrestling Icon Verne Gagne Dead At 89

Minnesota has lost an iconic face in wrestling — Verne Gagne has passed away at the age of 89.

04/27/2015

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Authorities ID Officer Involved In Robbinsdale Shooting

Authorities have identified the Robbinsdale police officer who shot and wounded an 18-year-old woman last week after she ignored orders to drop a knife. Police announced Monday that Sgt. Thomas Rothfork was involved in the shooting of Tania Harris outside an apartment building last Thursday night after officers were called on a report of a fight involving at least two women.

04/21/2015

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Woman Shot By Robbinsdale Officer Charged With Assault

The 18-year-old woman who was shot by a Robbinsdale Police officer on Thursday has been charged with one felony count of second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon. Police were called to an apartment building on the 3700 block of Hubbard Avenue North at about 5:40 p.m. on a call about an unwanted person.

04/17/2015

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Sheriff: Woman With Knife Shot By Robbinsdale Officer

A woman is hospitalized after being shot Thursday evening by a Robbinsdale police officer. Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek says police were called to an apartment building on the 3700 block of Hubbard Avenue North at about 5:40 p.m. on a call about an unwanted person.

04/16/2015

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Bite Of Minnesota: Travail Experience

By now you’ve likely heard of Travail, the popular chef driven restaurant in Robbinsdale. You’ve probably read stories both about the long lines and the amazing dining experience. Perhaps you even read about their new ticketing system, where tickets are purchased well in advance, something I’m a huge fan of.

03/18/2015

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Woman Gets 30 Months For Buying Guns For Convicted Felon

A 33-year-old former Minneapolis school cook was sentenced Tuesday to more than two years in federal prison on Wednesday for acting as the straw purchaser of two handguns for a convicted felon last year in Robbinsdale.

03/11/2015

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Robbinsdale To Provide Real-Time School Bus Tracker App

Students and parents in Robbinsdale Area Schools are getting a hi-tech way to catch the school bus. The district is introducing a web-based GPS application called MyStop, which allows users to track a bus’ route map in real time, and gives estimated arrival times for individual stops.

02/24/2015

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Robbinsdale Restaurant To Sell Tickets For Meals

A Minnesota restaurant thinks it has the solution to waiting in line for a table.

Next week, Travail in Robbinsdale will become the first restaurant in the state to sell tickets.

02/10/2015

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Robbinsdale Student Aces ACT Test

It’s not easy to achieve perfection on the ACT, but that’s exactly what one Robbinsdale Cooper High School student accomplished in December. Not only did Min-Hyung Choi receive a perfect 36 on the test, he didn’t even need to take it this early — and he’s only a sophomore. Inside Robbinsdale Cooper, roughly 1,700 teens make up the student body. But Min-Hyung stands out in the crowd.

01/16/2015

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Robbinsdale Police Settles Excessive Force Suit With Former Gophers Star

The Robbinsdale Police Department has settled a federal excessive force lawsuit against one of its officers. Former Gopher basketball star Melvin Newbern filed the lawsuit after his arrest two years ago.

01/12/2015

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Man, 20, Faces Charges For Allegedly Abusing Girlfriend’s 2-Year-Old Daughter

A Robbinsdale man is facing child abuse charges for allegedly inflicting great bodily harm on his girlfriend’s 2-year-old daughter, according to police. Michael Angel Serrata, 20, was charged with malicious punishment of a child by Ramsey County.

11/19/2014

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Champlin Police Arrest Suspected Package Thief

Champlin Police have made an arrest in connection to a string of package thefts in several metro cities. Johnathan Demetrius Lee Henry, 34, was arrested Friday on suspicion of multiple package thefts in Champlin, Brooklyn Center, New Hope and Robbinsdale. He is accused of stealing packages left outside of homes in residential neighborhoods.

11/12/2014

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Man Gets Life For Gang Shooting That Killed Innocent Bystander

A 23-year-old Robbinsdale man was convicted of first-degree murder for the 2013 death of an innocent bystander in a gang shooting.

11/04/2014

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2 Hospitalized After Brooklyn Park PD Squad Crash

A Brooklyn Park police officer and an Osseo woman were hospitalized Monday morning after a two-car crash, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. The accident, involving a Ford Explorer squad car and a Chevy Aveo, happened at the intersection of Zane Avenue North and 90th Avenue in Brooklyn Park.

09/22/2014

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Water Main Break Causes Flooding In Robbinsdale

Officials are rerouting traffic in Robbinsdale after a major water main break flooded a busy road. Water flooded County Road 9 on Thursday night and was knee-deep in some areas. Officials say a 3-foot pipe burst.

09/19/2014

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