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Man killed in Elk River crash

(Elk River MN-) Another crash in Elk River has claimed a life. Over the weekend an Elk River couple were killed in a two vehicle collision north of the city at an intersection on Highway 169. At 7:55 yesterday morning the state patrol says a car driven by 71-year-old Robert Larson of Elk River pulle


Anoka County History: Snow through time

History has a habit of repeating itself, especially in Minnesota. Through the years, Anoka County residents have survived the elements to call this area home, despite piles of white stuff towering in all directions. Enjoy these photos and know spring is a short six weeks away!


Minnesota Weather: Storm Expected To Dump Up To 8 Inches On The Metro, Smash The February Snow Record

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The snowstorm swirling over Minnesota is expected to smash the February snow record in the Twin Cities, where up to 8 inches of snow is expected to stack up Wednesday alone. And, on top of all that snow, another significant storm is expected to hit Minnesota this weekend.


Long delays on I-94 in Maple Grove as crashes, spinouts mount

Drivers on Interstate 94 can expect long delays until mid-afternoon thanks to a disabled semi trailer at Maple Grove. The Minnesota Department of Transportation says the semi is causing two right lanes to be blocked eastbound at the intersection with Minnesota 610.


MN Supreme Court declines to review sentence of probation in rape case, despite prosecutors’ protests

A sentence by a district court judge in a rape case — characterized by the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office as a “slap on the wrist” — will stand. The Minnesota Supreme Court Tuesday denied the county attorney’s office’s request that the high court review the case. The high court’s decision comes aft


Anoka's Mad Hatter owners look to buy historic house

One of Anoka County’s most historic homes is set to get new owners. Liz and Tim Koch run the popular Mad Hatter restaurant and tea house at the Woodbury House and have leased the property from the city since 2013. The house at 1632 S. Ferry St. overlooks the Rum River near downtown and has been visi


Dunn Brothers Coffee, other restaurants impacted by data breach

(FOX 9) - Dunn Brothers Coffee customers across Minnesota and Wisconsin may have had their private information compromised in a recent data breach. The data breach impacted dozens of locations across several states. Other affected businesses include Sebastian Joe's Ice Cream of Minneapolis and Burge


Man dies at house in Maple Grove, sheriff's office investigating

MAPLE GROVE, Minn. (FOX 9) - The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a man who suffered an apparent heart attack at a home in Maple Grove early Wednesday morning.


The Best Thing About Minnesota’s Extreme Cold and Snowy Winter

We've been enduring a particularly cold and snowy winter even by Minnesota standards, but there's at least one good thing about it. We're in the middle of the snowiest February ever in Rochester, and before the snow, we had bitter cold temperatures of 30 below zero. But, we DO have the Polar Vortex


Minnesota man devastated by cancer diagnosis after surviving 2 days in car during blizzard, hypothermia

The miraculous story involving a Minnesota man who survived for two nights in his car while stuck in the middle of a blizzard in North Dakota has taken a tragic twist after he arrived at the hospital to be treated for storm-related hypothermia only to find out that he has stage 4 kidney cancer.


Rice Creek Watershed District plans $1.9M in ditch improvements

The Rice Creek Watershed District (RCWD) has proposed to make $1.9 million worth of improvements in both Washington and Anoka counties. The RCWD is responsible for the inspection, maintenance and repair of 120 miles of public drainage systems. The public drainage system consists of 23 individual sys


Gymnastics: Anoka sends 5 individuals to state in runner-up team finish, St. Francis advances pair

In a runner-up team performance, Anoka advanced five individuals through the Section 7AA meet in Forest Lake Feb. 15 and on to state. Sophomore Adreanna Willodson led the way for Anoka, earning a return trip to state in the all-around with a third-place total of 35.9.


Suspicious incident investigated in Maple Grove

MAPLE GROVE, Minn. — Investigators are processing a scene in Maple Grove after an unusual incident Wednesday morning. A resident alerted KARE 11 that nearly a dozen squad cars and the Hennepin County Mobile Crime Lab were parked outside a home near the intersection of 92nd Avenue North and Harbor La


Eveleth pair arrested in Arizona trying to bring meth to Minnesota

Two people were arrested in Arizona last week in the process of picking up some meth to bring back to Minnesota. The Lake Superior Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force announced the bust on Tuesday, saying that Kathy Anderson, 39, and Brad Smith, 28, both of Eveleth, were caught at a motel in Payson,


Dance: Anoka storms to 7th in kick, 8th in jazz at state; PACT 10th in Class A jazz, 11th in kick

Anoka didn’t save its best for last. It worked for its best to be last. Peaking on the Target Center floor, the Twisters earned seventh place in kick and eighth place in jazz in the Class AAA state competition Feb. 15-16.


Spinouts reported on snow-covered Minnesota roads, delays likely

Morning commuters are dealing with roads completely covered in snow across the southern half of Minnesota. Dozens of spinouts were already being reported at 6:30 a.m. as drivers find challenging conditions on the roads as they made their way to work.


Extrication, two ambulances needed for morning crash Highway 10 in Elk River

The Minnesota State Patrol and Elk River Police and Fire responded to a motor vehicle crash shortly after 8 a.m. on Feb. 19 at 167th and Highway 10. in Elk River.


Motorist, 71, dies in Elk River crash; his passenger badly hurt

A motorist trying to turn onto a northwest metro highway was killed after being hit broadside by another driver, authorities said. The collision occurred shortly before 8 a.m. Tuesday at Hwy. 10 and 167th Street NW. in Elk River, the State Patrol reported.


Authorities investigating death in Maple Grove

Authorities are investigating a death that occurred in Maple Grove early Wednesday morning. According to a news release from the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office, officers with the Maple Grove Police Department were called to a residence on the 14000 block of 92nd Avenue North.


Maple Grove Nordic skiers compete at state

Maple Grove’s CJ Young, Christina Bolcer and Charlie Caven competed at the state Nordic Ski Meet in Biwabik Thursday, Feb. 14. Young capped a fine season by earning all-state honors. The morning’s skate race took place under good conditions and Young raced to an impressive 10th place. Caven finished