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  1. Spending the Day on the Lake, In a Pirate Ship?Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | KOOL 108

    ... these floating party boats are now becoming the latest method of transportation to become customizable, and one Coon Rapids man has taken the title for "Coolest Pontoon". Robert McCluskey takes his fully customized pirate ship inspired pontoon out ...

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  2. Former Coon Rapids swim standout brings swimming lessons to 2,000 Nepali childrenRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 19 | TwinCities

    ... and speaks with an eloquent charisma. "Originally, I was very for-profit focused," said McCarthy, who is from Coon Rapids, Minn. "I wanted to start a huge swim school, make a lot of money." When he discovered social entrepreneurship, though, he was ...

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  3. Minnesota state officials scramble to calm Ebola fearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 17 | Twin Cities Daily Planet

    ... in the community heightened when the late Patrick Sawyer, a 40-year-old Liberia government consultant from Coon Rapids in MN, died of Ebola in Nigeria on July 25. The Ebola outbreak has killed about 961 people from a reported 1,779 cases according ... 1 comment

  4. Kennedy: Stayin' alive in Coon Rapids, MinnesotaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 13 | Chattanooga Times Free Press

    This is the unlikely story of how a viral YouTube video made in Chattanooga by firefighters in training last summer may have saved a guy's life a thousand miles away.

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  5. Coon Rapids mayor's race has Jerry Koch, Ron ManningRead the original story

    Tuesday Aug 12 | TwinCities

    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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  6. Man charged with vehicular homicide; police say his blood-alcohol level was .29Read the original story

    Tuesday Aug 12 | TwinCities

    A Coon Rapids man with four times the legal limit of alcohol in his system killed a Brooklyn Center teenager by rear-ending his idling car at a stop light, prosecutors said Tuesday.

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  7. Anoka-Hennepin races to add space for all-day KRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 12 | Star Tribune

    ... principal Paul Anderson gave a tour of the 12,000-square-foot addition and renovations to the school in Coon Rapids. Step into Sand Creek Elementary School in Coon Rapids and you'll see hallways curving into the building to the left and right - part ...

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  8. Heartbreak of U.S. mother who has lost two of her children to deadly ebola virusRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 11 | Daily Mail

    ... her children's death. Mr Sawyer, who worked for the Liberian Finance Ministry, was planning to return home to Coon Rapids, Minnesota, for two of his daughters' birthdays in August, fell ill on a flight from Liberia in West Africa. Ms Nyennetue has ...

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  9. MN: Sherburne Leaders to Discuss Drop in Northstar RidersRead the original story

    Monday Aug 11 | Mass Transit

    ... ridership. Counties also are working with the station cities, which include Big Lake, Elk River, Ramsey, Anoka, Coon Rapids and Fridley, to promote development oriented to transit, he wrote. Sherburne County is asking the Met Council to take a more ...

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  10. Sherburne leaders to discuss drop in Northstar ridersSherburne...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 10 | St. Cloud Times

    ... ridership. Counties also are working with the station cities, which include Big Lake, Elk River, Ramsey, Anoka, Coon Rapids and Fridley, to promote development oriented to transit, he wrote. Sherburne County is asking the Met Council to take a more ...

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  11. Minnesota officials in Ebola awareness pushMinnesota officials in...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 6 | St. Cloud Times

    ... by the African outbreak. A 40-year-old Minnesota man who was a Liberian government official, Patrick Sawyer of Coon Rapids, died of Ebola on July 25 while flying from Liberia to Nigeria. As of Wednesday, at least 932 people in four West Africa ...

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  12. Driver who posted smiley face with a picture of his totaled car that killed a teen is jailedRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 6 | Daily Mail

    Michael J. Vanwagner, 24, of Coon Rapids, Minnesota, caused two crashes on July 22 along Hwy.

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  13. Joe Soucheray: If you see me smoking a Lucky Strike, well, it's been a good runRead the original story

    Tuesday Aug 5 | TwinCities

    ... Patrick Sawyer, was working in Liberia for the country's Ministry of Finance. He was scheduled to return to Coon Rapids to his wife and daughters when the disease took his life. The incubation period for Ebola can range from a short time, a few ...

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  14. Liberians in MN get Ebola updateRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 4 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    ... bodily fluid and has developed symptoms," Hennepin County Epidemiologist David Johnson said. Decontee Sawyer, of Coon Rapids, understand the risk. Her husband, Patrick, who was working for the Liberian government, died from Ebola two weeks ago. ...

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  15. Two-vehicle accident injures one in Olmsted CountyRead the original story

    Monday Aug 4 | KIMT

    The Minnesota State Patrol says 62-year-old Garry L. Dillon of Kenosha, WI was driving west on Interstate 90 when he collided with the rear of the westbound vehicle driven by 61-year-old Michael D. Schmidt of Coon Rapids, MN.

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  16. Michael VanWagner DUI kills teen: Posts wreck photo on Facebook with joke, LOLsRead the original story

    Saturday Aug 2 | Examiner.com

    Michael VanWagner of Coon Rapids, Minn., is accused of DUI and causing two vehicular collisions, the second of which resulted in the death of 16-year-old Jason McCarthy.

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  17. Ebola: Our kids will grow up not knowing their father - Victim's widowRead the original story

    Saturday Aug 2 | Vanguard

    ... victim Patrick Sawyer died of the deadly virus in Lagos, Nigeria, on July 25. His wife and children lived in Coon Rapids, Minn. A Liberian government official who succumbed to the Ebola virus had family living in Minnesota and was set to return to ...

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  18. Ebola coming to the US? Woman says husband 'could have brought Ebola here'Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 1 | Examiner.com

    ... perhaps a layover or two before he made it home to Minnesota, in America's heartland. Decontee Sawyer lives in Coon Rapids, Minn., with the couple's three daughters. "Patrick could've easily come home with Ebola, " she told KSTP-TV (Minneapolis-St. ...

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  19. 2 American Ebola patients heading to U.S.Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 1 | KREM-TV Spokane

    ... a 40-year old consultant with the Liberian Ministry of Finance, is survived by a wife and three children in Coon Rapids, Minn. Emory Hospital said on Thursday that it has a specially built isolation unit set up in collaboration with the CDC to treat ...

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  20. Michael VanWagner: Drunk driver kills 16-yr-old, then posts pics and jokes on FBRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 1 | Examiner.com

    ... his Facebook page and make light of the collisions, which he walked away from with only a few scratches. The Coon Rapids, Minn. resident was driving along a highway in suburban Minneapolis on July 22, when he rammed into a parked car, drove off, and ...

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