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Son Of Slain Elk River Police Officer Charged With Murder

The 21-year-old son of an Elk River police officer has been charged with murder in the shooting deaths of his father and older brother.

05/12/2015

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Elk River Mourning Officer’s Death In Weekend Double Murder

An Elk River police officer killed over the weekend, is being remembered as a loyal officer and a hard worker. Officer Todd Besser, 49, was shot to death Saturday evening in a home in St. Michael. His 27-year-old son, Blake Besser, was also killed in that home.

05/11/2015

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Communities In Shock After Elk River Cop, Son Killed In St. Michael

The Elk River Police Department is dealing with the death of an officer for the first time in the department’s history. Officer Todd Besser and his son were both shot to death Saturday night. And now, authorities have another one of the officer’s sons in custody.

05/10/2015

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Sheriff: Elk River Officer, Son Killed In St. Michael Home

Authorities say an Elk River police officer and his 27-year-old son were shot and killed in a double homicide in their St. Michael home Saturday night. Wright County Sheriff Joe Hagerty confirmed Sunday that Besser’s death was a result of a double homicide.

05/10/2015

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Roughly 4,000 Without Power In Twin Cities

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.

03/25/2015

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Sheriff: 4 Arrested After Chase In Wright County

Four people were arrested Thursday after a police chase in Wright County ended with the recovery of stolen property, authorities said. The Wright County Sheriff’s Office observed a 1993 Cadillac Fleetwood that had been stolen traveling eastbound on County Road 35 towards St. Michael.

12/12/2014

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1 Killed In 3-Car Crash On I-94 Near Rogers

Following a fatal crash Sunday morning in the northwest metro, a section of the eastbound lanes of Interstate 94 closed to traffic.

11/16/2014

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State Patrol Investigating Fatal Crash In St. Michael

At least one person is dead after a two-vehicle crash near Interstate 94 in St. Michael, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Authorities responded to the crash at about 6:27 a.m. Monday on Highway 241 near the entrance ramp to I-94.

07/14/2014

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Crews Start Work On I-94 Expansion Project

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.

06/30/2014

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2 Suspects Sought In St. Michael Bar Assault

The Wright County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help after an assault at a St. Michael bar last weekend. Details are limited, but the sheriff’s office says the assault took place at the Corner Bar in the early hours of Saturday.

03/06/2014

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5 Generations Of Women, 1 Amazing Christmas Photo

Most of us are lucky if we have the chance to know our grandparents well. But one St. Michael newborn is spending this Christmas not only with her grandma and great grandma… but with her great, great grandma.

12/25/2013

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St. Michael’s Native Spaeth Plays Tough For Steelers

Matt Spaeth is part of the group working at Larry Fitzgerald’s camp. Sit with him and you realize that the young man now has some years in this game. “It’s been a whirlwind to think this is year seven for me. I was just talking to somebody else, I don’t want to say this, but I’m coming up on 30 and to think I’ll be 30 playing in the NFL is just amazing. It’s been a dream come true,” Spaeth said.

06/29/2013

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St. Michael Boy Takes Ride Of A Lifetime

A St. Michael boy – in the fight of his life against cancer – got to live out a dream on Saturday. Eleven-year-old Tyler Purohit was diagnosed with brain cancer in February. And after weeks of chemo and radiation – it was time for him to cut loose.

11/17/2012

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Police: Multi-Car Crash Leaves 2 Dead, ‘Several’ Injured

Two drivers died and several suffered injuries Friday night in a three-car crash in St. Michael, authorities say.

10/20/2012

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Whiffle Ball Tournament Goes To Bat Against Breast Cancer

There’s special meaning behind a Wiffle Ball field in a St. Michael neighborhood, northwest of the Twin Cities. “It’s just fun to come out here and be with all my friends,” said 14-year-old Jack Kelly.

08/18/2012

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A St. Michael Family Mourns Sudden Death Of Daughter, 16

Authorities have released the identity of a 16-year-old who collapsed and died in St. Michael Sunday.

07/02/2012

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Pink Tap Water Unnerves St. Michael Residents

Residents expecting crystal clear water to come from their taps were concerned when they instead saw a pink liquid flowing into their sink basins.

05/07/2012

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Victim In Fatal Wright Co. Rollover Identified

The Minnesota State Patrol has released the identities of those involved in Thursday’s fatal rollover accident in Wright County.

04/27/2012

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1 Dead, 2 Hurt After Two Vehicle Rollover In NW Metro

The Minnesota State Patrol is on the scene of a fatal rollover accident involving two vehicles Thursday afternoon in the Twin Cities northwest metro.

04/26/2012

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Minn. Company Recalls Beef Over Labeling Issue

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says J&B Group Inc. of St. Michael is recalling about 2,645 pounds of products.

01/28/2012

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Former Navy Man This Week’s ‘Just 4 You’ Parent

Each week, WCCO This Morning is rewarding a hard-working, dedicated parent who loves what they do. This time, Holly Wagner went to St. Michael to honor a deserving husband and father of three.

01/11/2012

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St. Michael Boy Saves Choking Friend During Lunch

A 13-year old St. Michael boy is being hailed the “lunchroom hero” after saving his friend with the Heimlich maneuver.

12/22/2011

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Friends Of Allegedly Murdered Teacher Hold 5k Run

A 5k walk and run was held Saturday to honor a popular special education teacher who was allegedly murdered in October.

11/12/2011

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Elk River Man Buys Camaro With Counterfeit Money

A bright yellow IROC Z-28 Camaro isn’t exactly your typical family car. So with another child on the way, Katie Ortega did what many young parents would do – she put it on Craigslist.

09/23/2011

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City Orders Man To Shut Down Dirt Bike Track In His Yard

A dirt bike track in St. Michael is creating noise with some neighbors.

08/12/2011

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