The first winter storm in the Twin Cities caused more than 100 accidents on Monday, and even police squad cars were involved in at least one crash. The Minnesota State Patrol says there were no serious injuries after multiple squad cars were hit by a semi-truck in Rogers late Monday night.
A 45-year-old woman was rescued by a good Samaritan Monday afternoon after her car went off the road and plunged into a holding pond in the northwest Twin Cities metro, according to police. Rogers Police said the incident happened just after 4 p.m. Monday on eastbound Interstate 94 near Highway 241 between Rogers and St. Michael.
Two men sit in the Sherburne County Jail charged with a brutal Elk River home invasion. But the biggest threat came as 40-year-old Aaron Martin and 31-year-old Ryan Woehler sent police on a high-speed chase, going the wrong way on Interstate 94 near Rogers last Thursday. Dozens of motorists and law enforcement officers were put at risk as the pursuit continued for nearly two miles. Authorities believed that the men had a kidnapping victim with them.
A Twitter rumor that led to the suspension of a Rogers High School athlete is now part of a criminal investigation. Other students are protesting at the school and on social media.
Police say they believe a brazen Elk River home invasion that ended with a police chase through the northwest Twin Cities metro on Thursday was not random. Shortly after 9 a.m., Elk River Police were called to a possible home invasion on the 18500 block of Quinty Court.
Authorities said two suspects were arrested Thursday morning in connection with an Elk River home invasion that ended with a police chase through the northwest Twin Cities metro. Elk River Police were called at about 9:05 a.m. to a possible home invasion on the 18500 block of Quinty Court.
Authorities said a 49-year-old California man was killed last Saturday after being hit by a car in Rogers. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner identified the victim Friday as Kevin Vincent Plummer of Alta Loma, Calif.
The Rogers Police Chief and a police sergeant are on paid administrative leave, following an investigation.