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Man allegedly kills teen in drunken wreck, posts pic of totaled car with smiley face
Around 3 p.m. on July 24, Coon Rapids resident Mike VanWager was allegedly involved in two accidents in quick succession along Highway 252 in Brooklyn Park.
3 hrs ago
Driver, Michael J. Vanwagner, who killed teen posts picture of his...
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Wed Jul 30, 2014
No license, suspected drunk driver in back-to-back Hwy. 252 crashes kills teen
The trooper who caught up with Michael Vanwagner after the second collision reported that the "odor of alcoholic beverage was noticed," said Patrol Sgt.
update: Current drive times
The smooth commute on southbound Hwy. 169 has been interrupted in Brooklyn Park with a mishap in the left lane at 77th Avenue.
Tue Jul 29, 2014
Finance and Commerce
Work zone speeding law gets tougher Friday
A top legislative priority for contractors becomes reality this Friday when a new law that imposes stiffer fines for speeding in work zones takes effect, but some say the change doesn't go far enough.
Wander Minnesota: August Festivities
Hard to believe that August is almost here, and the summer is winding down. Never let it be said that Minnesota lets summer go by without a lot of celebration.
Mon Jul 28, 2014
Clinging to the Same Stories.
"America's seismic demographic shift is upending life in our suburbs, cities and our popular culture.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
Pickup bursts into flames on Hwy. 169, halts NW. metro traffic for miles
The blaze erupted about 7:30 a.m. on southbound Hwy. 169, just north of 63rd Avenue, leaving the car a blackened shell.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
Rep. Hortman endorses Chamblis for Brooklyn Park City Council
Rep. Melissa Hortman , a five term member of Minnesota's House, endorsed Reva Chamblis for Brooklyn Park's open East District City council seat.
Sat Jul 19, 2014
Body Found in Mississippi River in Brooklyn Park
A body was found in the Mississippi River near the border of Coon Rapids and Brooklyn Park on Saturday night.
Mon Jul 14, 2014
Hempel buys Northland Circle office building that was up for auction
An entity called MSP Brooklyn Park Office Building LLC, with the same phone number and address as Minneapolis-based Hempel, closed July 9 on the building at 7100 Northland Circle.
Another manufacturer heads to Highway 610
Perbix Machine Co. will go into the 70,000-square-foot building on the east side of the park.
Wed Jul 09, 2014
Twin Cities Daily Planet
Home care workers file for largest union election in Minnesota history
Tyler Frank, who cares for his partner, Nicole, was among the home care workers who spoke at a rally Tuesday after filing for union representation.
Tue Jul 08, 2014
North news briefs: Anoka Home & Garden Tour coming Sunday
The annual tour of historic homes and gardens in Anoka will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 13. This year's tour focuses on homes near the Mississippi River east of the Rum River.
Sun Jul 06, 2014
St. Cloud Times
Tiny town of Bowlus swells for annual tradition
Tiny town of Bowlus swells for annual tradition Day is packed with parade, polka, pedal pulls.
Wed Jul 02, 2014
Brooklyn Park dad charged in St. Paul crash that badly hurt his children
Police who responded to a car crash in St. Paul on Tuesday found the driver's 14-year-old daughter and 8-year-old son had been thrown forward in the vehicle -- the girl was not moving any part of her body other than her head and the boy had a bone protruding from his leg.
Tue Jul 01, 2014
Twin Cities playgrounds go abroad
Volunteers dismantled playgrounds in Brooklyn Park to be donated to a group called Kids Around the World, a nonprofit that brings second-hand playground equipment to third world countries.
Finance and Commerce
Brooklyn Park plans $9.1M police station expansion
Brooklyn Park is about to launch a project that's meant to be a 20-year-fix for what the city says are its undersized and overburdened police facilities.