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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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09/01/2014

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Man Asks For Help Finding Driver Who Struck, Injured His Wife

A Robbinsdale man is asking for help from the community to find the driver that struck and injured his wife. The hit-and-run accident happened early Saturday morning, around 3:30 a.m., at the corner of Lake Drive and Halifax Avenue.

07/20/2014

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Man Pleads Guilty In Straw Gun-Buying Scheme

A Robbinsdale man has pleaded guilty in what federal authorities call a scheme to have straw purchasers buy guns for people who are barred from having them. The U.S. Attorney’s office says 21-year-old Keniko Bland pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of illegally receiving a firearm by a person under indictment. Bland was indicted along with four co-defendants in May.

07/18/2014

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2 Dead, 4 Wounded In 3 Overnight Mpls. Shootings

Three separate shooting incidents in Minneapolis leave two dead and four others wounded early Saturday morning, according to Minneapolis Police. The first shooting happened just after midnight at a residence on the 3400 block of Dupont Avenue North. When police arrived, they found the victim had already died. Two other men were also wounded but are expected to survive. An adult male has been taken into custody for this shooting. The male was one of the two men taken to the hospital.

07/05/2014

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Fmr. Robbinsdale Police Chief Pleads Guilty To Prostitute Solicitation

The former chief of police in Robbinsdale pleaded guilty to soliciting a prostitute earlier this year. Steven Smith, 45, was arrested in Coon Rapids during a prostitution sting in February.

05/22/2014

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Man Takes Metro Police On 30-Min., Multi-City Chase

A man suspected of driving under the influence took police on a half-hour, multi-city chase early Saturday morning, according to the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy attempted to pull over a 26-year-old driver at about 3 a.m. near Interstate 94 and Hemlock Lane in Maple Grove.

05/10/2014

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City Of Robbinsdale Reacts To Police Chief’s Resignation

Investigators are releasing new information on the prostitution sting that led to the arrest of the Robbinsdale police chief. Former police chief Steven Smith was one of 11 people taken into custody on Feb. 20 by Coon Rapids police. According to police records, he was answering an ad on Backpage.com that was placed by an undercover Coon Rapids officer.

03/24/2014

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Robbinsdale Police Chief Resigns After Prostitution Sting

The Robbinsdale police chief stepped down Saturday after being issued a citation for hiring and engaging in prostitution by the Coon Rapids Police Department on Feb. 20.

03/22/2014

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Fmr. Gopher Star To Sue Robbinsdale PD For Excessive Force

A routine traffic stop has led to a lawsuit against a Robbinsdale Police officer. Melvin Newbern, a former Gopher’s basketball star, is suing Officer Brian Sloat, claiming the officer used excessive force in an arrest in early 2013. Dash-cam video captured on the morning of Feb. 13, 2013 shows Sloat putting Newbern through a field sobriety test after stopping him on suspicion of drunk driving.

03/07/2014

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Hopkins, Robbinsdale Issue Winter Parking Restrictions

The Twin Cities have already implemented winter parking restrictions due to this season’s combo of relentless snow and persistent, frigid cold, and now parking restrictions are coming to the western suburbs.

03/05/2014

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Warmer Temps Makes President’s Day Snow Bearable

When the snow is piled so high that your neighborhood is almost unrecognizable, why not grab your friends and pile on. While the kids built snow forts and had snowball fights in one Champlin neighborhood, the adults worked by clearing sidewalks and driveways. Katie Matzke says the milder temperatures make this storm much easier to endure. “Today is just great. The kids can get out and have so much fun in the snow, and get some of their wiggles out, whereas before when it was so cold they couldn’t even go outside,” Matzke said. “I mean, it was just plain too dangerous.

02/17/2014

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Man Suffers Gunshot Wound To Leg In Minneapolis

Minneapolis Police responded to a shooting on the 700 block of 21st Avenue North early Saturday morning. A man suffered a gunshot wound to the leg just before 3 a.m. Police say the victim was transported to North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale, where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries. There’s no word on what occurred before the shooting.

01/11/2014

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Family Devastated After Girl, 13, Dies In Crash On Way To School

The Minnesota State Patrol says they are investigating a fatal crash that happened near Milaca Tuesday morning. Few details were immediately available, but the crash happened along Highway 23 at 127th Avenue, about a mile to the west of the city’s elementary and high schools.

11/19/2013

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Twin Cities Restaurant Going Green In Its Construction

A red-hot Twin Cities restaurant just raised more than $250,000 from friends and fans to help build a new spot in Robbinsdale. The Kickstarter campaign hit its goal of $75,000 in just six hours. Two years ago, Travail was named one of the Best New Restaurants in America.

10/15/2013

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Travail Restaurant’s Kickstart Campaign Blows By Goal

A restaurant that tries to bring fine dining to the masses got a lot of help from those masses on Tuesday night. Travail in Robbinsdale closed down in April to change locations to a bigger space. On Tuesday it started a Kickstarter campaign to raise money to help build it with the goal of $75,000 in the next 30 days.

09/10/2013

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Dad, Son In Hospital After Crash With Alleged Drunk Robbery Suspect

A high-speed chase involving an armed robbery suspect and police resulted in a crash which seriously injured a father and his infant son in Monticello Monday night. Investigators believe the man who caused the crash had also been drinking.

07/23/2013

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