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December 11, 2019
This building on the former Anoka State Hospital campus houses an auditorium that will be named for Stan Nelson.

Vets housing nonprofit dedicating Anoka campus auditorium in honor of WWII vet and football coach

Stan Nelson has committed his life to his country, his family, his faith and the Anoka football program.
South Metro
December 11, 2019

One father charged, another sentenced in death of Twin Cities metro infants

A witness in the Hennepin County case said the parents had been drinking and using cocaine.
North Metro
December 11, 2019
Sheryl Miller was described by family as a caring daughter, wife, mother and grandmother.

Charge: Driver had 11 shots of booze in hours before fatally running over woman in Blaine

Eight of those drinks came the night before and another 3 early in the morning, according to the criminal complaint.
North Metro
December 8, 2019

Blaine police ID driver suspected of being drunk when he hit, killed woman

Authorities have identified the driver who they say was drunk when he ran over and killed a woman in Blaine.Matt W. Hastreiter, 42, of Circle…
South Metro
December 7, 2019

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Dec. 8

EAST BETHEL NOV. 2 Disorderly conduct. Officers responded to a report of two people throwing eggs at a vehicle in the 18100 block of…
North Metro
December 7, 2019
Suspected drunken driver hits, kills pedestrian in Blaine

Suspected drunken driver hits, kills pedestrian in Blaine

Officers responded to the area of NE. Naples Street and NE. Lake Drive around 6 a.m. and found the woman unresponsive.
North Metro
December 6, 2019
Anoka County officials said budget priorities included public safety, including the sheriff, corrections and dispatch.

Anoka County Board signs off on 2020 tax levy increase of 3.97%

Budget priorities include funding for public safety and cybersecurity.
North Metro
December 5, 2019

Boy, 2, dies from injuries suffered in Coon Rapids pileup caused by suspected drunken driver

2 others in the child's family were seriously hurt, according to authorities.
North Metro
December 3, 2019
A shoplifting suspect sprayed a loss prevention officer with a chemical irritant Friday at the Burlington Coat Factory in Blaine.

Shoplifters spray store employees with chemical irritant during theft in Blaine

The incident happened on Black Friday at the Burlington Coat Factory in the Northtown Mall.
North Metro
December 3, 2019
Sherrie and Bryce Dirk.

Brooklyn Park woman gets 32 years, husband 12 1/2 for malnourished foster child's death

Arianna Hunziker didn't grow during her approximately 16 months with the Dirks.
North Metro
December 1, 2019
Pedro R. Flores, of Blaine

4-vehicle pileup in Coon Rapids leaves 2-year-old critically hurt; suspected drunken driver in jail

One driver did CPR on the boy until emergency responders arrived, according to the Anoka County Sheriff's Office.
North Metro
November 30, 2019
South Metro
November 30, 2019

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Dec. 1

BLAINE OCT. 27 Neighbor dispute. An officer mediated an argument between neighbors in the 10300 block of Lever Street NE. A 44-year-old man who…
North Metro
November 27, 2019
Markeia F. Carlvin Credit: Ramsey County jail

Charge: Woman was playing with gun after her birthday party, fatally shot man in St. Paul

The defendant "had been taking pictures and playing with the guns," the complaint read.
North Metro
November 26, 2019
West Metro
November 26, 2019

Woman, 87, who was run over near New Hope church has died

Her husband also was hit in the 4800 block of Boone Avenue.
North Metro
November 25, 2019

Authorities: Youth arrested after threatening students at Andover High

He wasn't a student at the Anoka County school.
South Metro
November 25, 2019
Ryan Larson, seen in 2012, alleged that Stearns County authorities violated his constitutional rights when they arrested him in connection with the fa

Judge dismisses malicious prosecution lawsuit in shooting of Cold Spring officer

Judge says authorities immune in case arising from Cold Spring shooting.
South Metro
November 23, 2019

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Nov. 24

FRIDLEY OCT. 16 Theft. A woman reported that $300 was stolen from her purse after she left it unattended in the 7400 block of…
West Metro
November 22, 2019
North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale.

Emotional scene at Robbinsdale hospital prompts lockdown

Hospital officials called police after situation got "out of control."