Anoka County Sheriff's Office has state's first mobile digital forensics lab

Anoka County Sheriff's Office has state's first mobile digital forensics lab

The lab is a converted ambulance that was donated to Anoka County by Allina Emergency services.
North Metro
10:12am

Anoka moves to curb aggressive panhandling

A city measure will restrict how people can ask for money. It does not include passively standing or sitting with a sign.
North Metro
May 26

Tyrone Herman gets 10 years for operating $20 million Ponzi scheme

Herman was sentenced in US. District Court on wire fraud charges.
North Metro
May 26

'Block of Blessings' provides mini house-lifts to Champlin families

Neighbors on one Champlin street received an unusual letter: Create a wish list of outdoor home projects you want finished, it said, and we’ll fix it for free.
Variety
May 26

Coon Rapids is training students to save lives

Coon Rapids' Heart Safe program trained 1,200 high school freshmen and sophomores in skills that could one day save the life of a cardiac arrest victim.
North Metro
May 26

North metro police blotter

ANDOVER MAY 7 Theft. A wallet was stolen from the locker room at YMCA, 15200 Hanson Blvd. NW. COON RAPIDS MAY 6 Animal…
North Metro
May 26

North news briefs: Self-help legal center to open June 1

Anoka County Self-help center opens on June 1 On Monday, June 1, the Tenth Judicial District will open a new self-help legal center in Anoka…
North Metro
May 26

Gallery: Ahmadiyya Muslim Community opens its mosque doors

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community had its inauguration celebration, Saturday of Nusrat Mosque in Coon Rapids, the first and only mosque in Minnesota for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison gave the keynote address.
Variety
May 26

Around the metro, summer's festival flags are flying

Family-friendly events in cities statewide create a sense of community and celebrate local history.
North Metro
May 25

Detention deputy climbs the ranks to lead Hennepin County Corrections

Chester Cooper came to Minnesota to play wide receiver for the Gophers in the 1970s.
North Metro
May 25

Anoka County judge facing censure, suspension over residency

A state judicial panel found that Alan Pendleton lived outside his district and violated conduct rules.
West Metro
May 23

Nusrat Mosque creates a new space for faith

The first and only mosque in Minnesota for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, the Nusrat Mosque in Coon Rapids, held its inauguration event on Saturday, welcoming…
East Metro
May 23

School briefs: Woodbury charter school student lands national science award

Curious about a lack of plant growth under her family’s evergreen trees, Manashree Padiyath of Woodbury decided that an experiment was in order. Her resulting…
North Metro
May 22

Man talked off roof by Minneapolis police is charged with crimes

An Anoka man was charged Friday after he allegedly fled police in Minneapolis on Wednesday and broke into a house, where negotiators eventually talked him…
East Metro
May 22

Blaine man who ejaculated into co-worker's coffee gets 45 days in workhouse

The woman who drank the semen-laced coffee successfully lobbied for new legislation.
May 21

Rep. Keith Ellison to speak at mosque inauguration in Coon Rapids

The inauguration, open to the public, will be held Saturday.
West Metro
May 20

'I just lost it': 911 calls released in killings of Elk River officer, son

The Wright County attorney’s office on Wednesday released two 911 transcripts related to the May 9 shooting deaths of Elk River police officer Todd Besser, 49, and his 27-year-old son, Blake.
West Metro
May 20

Driver who had meth in her system pleads in crash that killed Cambridge coach

A Princeton woman has pleaded guilty to criminal vehicular homicide in an August 2013 crash in Andover that killed a former Cambridge coach. Authorities say…
Variety
May 19

Plenty of buzz surrounds former Fridley basketball player's new barbershop

A former Fridley basketball player who gave teammates haircuts has since gone pro. He just opened his own shop in Spring Lake Park.
North Metro
May 19

Edinburgh USA golf course aims to be less gritty, more fun after $2M redo

A big cutback in sand traps is one of the changes at the Brooklyn Park golf course after a $2 million overhaul.
North Metro
May 19

Anoka County to use funding to search boats for invasive species this summer

Seven county workers will conduct the checks throughout the summer.