Running Aces Casino and Racetrack has announced that it is laying off nearly all employees due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Running Aces laying off hundreds owing to coronavirus

The Anoka County casino and racetrack had just opened a new hotel.
South Metro
March 28

Twin Cities metro police blotter, March 29, 2020

COLUMBUS MARCH 2 Theft. Two snowmobiles were reported stolen off a trailer in the 14000 block of NE. Lake Drive. EXCELSIOR FEB. 15
Coronavirus
March 28

Ramsey e-cigarette company produced and gave away 500 gallons of hand sanitizer

And if he can get more alcohol, Dan Baker said, he'll make more.
North Metro
March 27
Ali Abdalla, 34, of Coon Rapids, was seized by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in July 2017.

Lawsuit: U.S. citizen from Somalia illegally detained by immigration authorities

Ali Abdalla had been a U.S. citizen since he was a child, the lawsuit claims.
North Metro
March 27
Catherine Lynn

Charge: Driver took potent drugs before fatally hitting woman near Princeton

Her longtime partner was with her and called 911 from the scene.
North Metro
March 25

Brooklyn Park man gets 20 years for killing 2-month-old son

Derrick T. Johnson, 20, pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree murder without intent.
North Metro
March 24

Driver hits, kills woman walking on Sherburne County shoulder with longtime partner

The motorist is jailed on suspicion of criminal vehicular homicide.
North Metro
March 24
Daniel A. Rodman
Credit: Anoka County jail

Charges: Pot, medication, alcohol mix suspected in crash that killed teen on bike in Blaine

A mixture of alcohol, pot and prescription drugs are suspected.
North Metro
March 23
Tony Janisch and his mother, Jenny. Credit: Family submission

Teen run over in Blaine held by brother as he was dying, says mom; driver jailed

A spirited and determined 16-year-old was just getting back into the swing of riding a bike again after an injury when he was run over…
North Metro
March 21
A young pedestrian was stuck by a vehicle in Blaine on Friday night and killed.

Suspect jailed in connection with death of teen bicyclist in Blaine

The suspect was booked into the Anoka County jail. He has not been charged. The teenager's name has not yet been released.
South Metro
March 21

Twin Cities metro police blotter, March 22

AFTON FEB. 19 Suspicious activity. A resident in the 3000 block of Penfield Avenue reported that a cargo van had pulled into his driveway…
North Metro
March 21
A teen bicyclist was stuck by a vehicle in Blaine on Friday night and killed.

Teen bicyclist struck and killed by car in Blaine

He was riding with two other teens east on 129th Avenue NE. near Lincoln Street when a westbound car struck him head-on, the Anoka County Sheriff's Office said.
North Metro
March 19
The KinderCare on Xerxes Avenue in Brooklyn Park is a total loss after a fire Thursday morning.

Overnight fire severely damages Brooklyn Park day care center

The blaze at the Xerxes Avenue KinderCare was reported about 2 a.m.
North Metro
March 19

Authorities ID woman fatally hit by school bus in Brooklyn Park

Survivors have decided to not have a memorial service, citing the coronavirus pandemic.
North Metro
March 18

BCA: Man shot by Brooklyn Park police outside Walmart fired first, had 'bandolero' ammo belt

The 32-year-old felon was charged with assault on a peace officer as he recovers in a hospital from his wounds suffered in shootout.
North Metro
March 18

Man killed in single-vehicle crash in Anoka County is ID'd

The driver died at the scene of the wreck on Viking Boulevard in Oak Grove.
North Metro
March 18

School bus driver charged with killing pedestrian in Brooklyn Park, fleeing scene

A motorist yelled at the bus driver to call 911, but those pleas were ignored, according to the criminal complaint. Authorities have yet to identify the woman who was struck.
North Metro
March 18

Charge: Coon Rapids man reports neighbor dead, steals TVs, other items before responders arrive

Surveillance video shows the suspect entering his neighbor's apartment multiple times, according to the criminal complaint.
Inspired
March 18
“I ran as fast as I could,” Emerson Olson, 14, said. He and his brother Everett, 11, were playing basketball when they saw Sheree Risvold go throu

Brooklyn Park brothers, 11 and 14, rush to aid of woman in frozen pond

When a stranger fell through the ice while chasing after her autistic son, boys sprang to help.
North Metro
March 17

School bus driver jailed in hit-and-run that killed woman in Brooklyn Park

The bus was on its way to a charter school in Minneapolis with children aboard.
North Metro
March 16
Dave Hartford, the COO and administrator of Cambia Hills, led a tour of the grounds.

A place of hope: State's first psychiatric facility designed for kids set to open

State's first residential treatment facility designed for kids set to open