Minnesota’s Law Enforcement Memorial Association will have a major presence at Sunday’s funeral for Officer Todd Besser. Besser was a long-time member of the Elk River Police Department, and was off-duty when he and his son, Blake, were slain a week ago.
After a brief stint with some rough spring weather, the state’s high school spring sports have been back in action lately as we get ready to head to the postseason. The prep baseball, softball and golf seasons are all taking shape with a few weeks to go before we have playoff brackets and sectional play. Here’s a look at some of the big games Friday on the high school sports scene.
Almost 4,000 people in the Twin Cities are without power Wednesday morning. According to Xcel Energy center roughly 1,924 people in the Rogers area are without power and another 1,948 people are without power near Woodbury.
Fire destroyed a home in Rogers Wednesday night, but spared the business next door. The fire broke out around 10:30 p.m. at the corner of Main Street and 129th Avenue North, and engulfed the house.
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.
The sounds of children celebrating the early arrival of a snow day were loud and clear in Elk River Monday. Best friends Kaila Swart and Lexi Patraw were having the time of their lives. “It’s really fun because I get to play with my best friend and do face plants in the snow,” Swart said.
An Ohio man died Thursday after a car accident near Rogers, Minn. According to police the accident occurred just before 6 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of southbound Highway 1010 and South Diamond Lake Road.
It’s playoff time in high school football in Minnesota. That means we’re in the heart of the fall, and every time a team takes the field the season is on the line. Athletes and teams hit the practice field in August and do the two-a-day practices for what starts now. It’s a chance to have an opportunity to play for a spot in the state tournament.
There are several conference titles on the line as well as the chance for home field advantage in the playoffs as teams kick off this week, and they’re doing so on short notice. It’s the week of Minnesota’s annual teacher’s conferences, so a majority of teams across the state are on a short week with games on Wednesday night.
Most games this week are on Wednesday night as the final week of the regular season gets set to kick-off. There are a few conference crowns yet to be decided so some big games await and teams jockey for postseason position. Here is this week’s Radio Rally rundown!
The top teams roll but some movement at the bottom of our poll this week as some perhaps surprising teams make appearances! Some huge games this week including a match-up of two of our top six! Here is this week’s WCCO Radio Rally!
Authorities are on the scene of a crash involving multiple vehicles in the northwest Twin Cities metro that has Interstate 94 at a standstill. Emergency personnel responded to the scene at about 1 p.m. Monday on eastbound I-94 near County Road 81 in the Rogers area.
One man was injured in a two-car crash near Rogers, Minn. Sunday afternoon. Forty-year-old Bryan McCarthy, of Waite Park, sustained non-life threatening injuries after his car skidded into another on Interstate 94.
A major highway expansion that’s been years in the making finally got underway Monday with a groundbreaking ceremony northwest of the Twin Cities. Construction crews will begin adding a new lane on either side of Interstate 94 between Rogers and St. Michael.
Police have identified a body found in the Red River near Breckenridge as Andrew Sadek, a 20-year-old college student from Rogers who has been missing since the beginning of May.
A Rogers woman who spent two-and-a-half months in the hospital has an amazing story of recovery and optimism. Adela Alvarez went into cardiac arrest while teaching a Zumba class last winter, and as doctors worked to save her life, they discovered another serious threat.
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.
People living in Rogers are being warned about a water main break in the city, according to officials. The break was so severe that Rogers’ water system experienced a dramatic draw down, draining the city’s four water towers in the process. The source of the leak, located by a Minnesota State Patrol helicopter, was a holding pond behind Camping World at 21200 Rogers Drive.
An honors student athlete suspended over a two-word tweet about a teacher in the Elk River School District will attend school elsewhere. Senior Reid Sagehorn is talking publicly for the first time about the seven-week suspension that has many students at Rogers High School rallying on his behalf.
The Hennepin County Attorney’s office will not file criminal charges against anyone associated with a social media scandal involving a 17-year-old Rogers student-athlete.
A two-word tweet turned into a two-month suspension for the captain of the Rogers basketball team. And the controversy surrounding Reid Sagehorn’s tweet and subsequent suspension has students and parents upset and confused. “Reid is carrying the weight of every tweet that got put on that site and I don’t think that’s fair,” said parent Kris Hall.
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.