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12 hrs ago | Star Tribune

Fridley to buy old ice rink, tear it down

The city will pay $2.6 million for the 14-acre site, then demolish the 1960s-era arena and redevelop the site.

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Related Topix: Fridley, MN, Blaine, MN

16 hrs ago | Star Tribune

Charged: 2 women who left Fridley bar, schemed with duo in stabbing ambush

The victims, both 21, were at Two Stooges Sports Bar & Grill when two women asked them for a ride about 2 a.m. Saturday.

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Related Topix: Fridley, MN, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Hilltop, MN

Sun Aug 24, 2014

Star Tribune

2 critically stabbed in Fridley after giving bar patrons a ride

The men, both 21, were at Two Stooges Sports Bar & Grill when two women asked them for a ride about 2 a.m., according to Cmdr.

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Related Topix: Fridley, MN, Columbia Heights, MN

Sat Aug 23, 2014

TwinCities

Fridley: 2 men critical after assault

Two men are in critical condition at Hennepin County Medical Center after they were badly beaten in Fridley early Saturday morning.

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Related Topix: Fridley, MN, Hennepin County, MN

Fri Aug 22, 2014

TwinCities

Lino Lakes fire district change won't go to voters

Residents in Lino Lakes will not see a ballot question this November on the city's decision to withdraw from the Centennial Fire District.

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Related Topix: Lino Lakes, MN

St. Cloud Times

St. Cloud man injured in I-694 crashSt. Cloud man injured in I-694...

St. Cloud man injured in I-694 crash A St. Cloud man was seriously injured Friday morning in a rollover in Anoka County Check out this story on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/news/local/2014/08/22/st-cloud-man-injured-crash/14431247/ A St. Cloud man was seriously injured Friday morning in a rollover in Anoka County, the Minnesota State ... (more)

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Related Topix: St. Cloud, MN, Hennepin County, MN, Minneapolis, MN

Thu Aug 21, 2014

TwinCities

Hugo's Hardwood Creek Trail to get new segment

Construction of a trail connection in Hugo was approved by the Washington County board of commissioners this week, at a cost of nearly $215,000.

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Related Topix: Hugo, MN, Washington County, MN, Centerville, MN

Wed Aug 20, 2014

KSTP

Man Pleads Guilty to Murdering Woman, Hiding Body in Impounded Car

The man charged with murdering two women and hiding their bodies in cars that were impounded has pleaded guilty to second degree intentional murder in one of the deaths.

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Related Topix: Columbia Heights, MN, Hennepin County, MN

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Star Tribune

Upcoming fire district breakup creates heat in Lino Lakes

A group opposed to the Lino Lakes City Council's decision to withdraw from the three-city Centennial Fire District wanted voters to have the final say.

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Related Topix: Lino Lakes, MN, Fire, Circle Pines, MN, Centerville, MN

Fri Aug 15, 2014

TwinCities

Minnesota woman fatally shoots abuser, authorities say

Pope County authorities say an apparent victim of domestic violence shot and killed a man who allegedly assaulted her for more than five hours and repeatedly threatened to kill her.

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Related Topix: Pope County, MN, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

Wed Aug 13, 2014

TwinCities

Suspect in executive's shooting death remains at large

The search for the man suspected of fatally shooting his former life and business partner entered into its third day Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Gay/Lesbian, Arden Hills, MN

TwinCities

Coon Rapids mayor's race has Jerry Koch, Ron Manning

Jerry Koch, who represents Ward 4, as well as Ron Manning, the city's Ward 2 representative, advanced from a field of seven in Tuesday's primary.

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Related Topix: Coon Rapids, MN

Tue Aug 12, 2014

TwinCities

Tom Emmer wins in Sixth Congressional District GOP primary

Former state Rep. Tom Emmer, who came within a few thousand votes of becoming governor four years ago, won the Republican primary for Congress Tuesday in the state's 6th District, putting himself in a strong position to succeed retiring conservative icon Michele Bachmann.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Michele Bachmann, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, John Kline, St. Cloud, MN, Carver County, MN

Mon Aug 11, 2014

TwinCities

Linwood Township man dies after motorcycle crash

The 30-year-old was heading east on Fawn Lake Drive when his motorcycle struck the front of a westbound truck making a left turn onto Julliard Street, according to information provided by the Anoka County sheriff's office.

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Thu Aug 07, 2014

TwinCities

Spring Lake Park man gets 19 years for kidnapping, beating girlfriend

A Spring Lake Park man was sentenced to 19 years in prison for holding his girlfriend hostage for several hours last fall while he repeatedly beat her.

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Related Topix: Spring Lake Park, MN

TwinCities

Anoka County sheriff's office will compete for blood donations

The department is participating in the Memorial Blood Center's Battle of the Badges event, which challenges local fire and law enforcement agencies to see who can drum up the most blood donors, according to the sheriff's office.

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Related Topix: Andover, MN

Mon Aug 04, 2014

TwinCities

Fridley: Motorcyclist dies after colliding with stop light pole

A man died early Monday after he crashed into a stop light pole while riding his motorcycle at Interstate 694 and East River Road in Fridley.

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Related Topix: Fridley, MN

Sat Aug 02, 2014

TwinCities

Anoka county forensic lab receives national accreditation

The Tri County Regional Forensic Laboratory, which also serves Wright and Sherburne counties, earned the recognition earlier this month, according to lab director Scott Ford.

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Related Topix: Wright County, MN, Sherburne County, MN, Hennepin County, MN, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Minneapolis, MN

Thu Jul 31, 2014

TwinCities

Sex trafficking victims shelter opens Friday on St. Paul's East Side

When a shelter opens in St. Paul's East Side on Friday, girls who could've been charged as criminals and detained for involvement in sex trafficking will instead have a safe place to stay and heal.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Minnesota, Columbia Heights, MN, Hennepin County, MN

Tue Jul 29, 2014

St. Cloud Times

6th District primary: Sivarajah sets up challenge

Sivarajah, R-Lino Lakes, has been here before. She became an unlikely advocate for the hearing-impaired, sought office with no political experience and helped engineer a rightward sea change for the once-liberal Anoka County board.

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Related Topix: Anoka, MN, US News, Lino Lakes, MN, Audiology, Medicine

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