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First picture of boy, 5, thrown off 40ft balcony by man at Mall of America

The family of a five-year-old boy who was thrown off a balcony at a shopping mall have said he is showing "real signs of recovery." The boy remains in intensive care with a 'long road ahead' a family friend said, despite new test results having been "positive".


Charges: Man killed pet over witchcraft suspicion

A Coon Rapids man killed his ex-wife’s pet lizard, which he suspected she used in witchcraft, and dumped her father’s ashes off a bridge in Anoka, according to charges filed in Anoka County Court.


County HRA helps refinance housing development

A portion of the debt on an Anoka County Community Action Program affordable housing development in Ramsey was refinanced by the Anoka County Housing and Redevelopment Authority HRA April 9 to lower interest costs.


Family, friends identify man shot and killed by police in Coon Rapids

Authorities continued Friday to investigate the circumstances surrounding Thursday morning’s fatal shooting of a motorist after a traffic stop in Coon Rapids. Law enforcement officials have not released the name of the man who was killed, but family and friends identified him as John Fairbanks Sr.


Frustrated Anoka-Hennepin parents rally for Ramsey teachers

In-class disruptions and playground altercations have made for a rough year at Ramsey Elementary School in the Anoka-Hennepin School District. Confronted by parents about the flaring of unruly behavior, district leaders say that they are taking corrective action. But on Thursday, dozens of parents a


Police: Man Killed By Light Rail Train On University Of Minnesota Campus

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A man was killed by a light rail train early Saturday morning in Minneapolis on the University of Minnesota campus. Metro Transit police say the man was standing on the platform as the METRO Green Line train was leaving Stadium Village station at about 1:20 a.m. He fell off the


Minnesota conservation officer dies after being thrown from boat

A Minnesota DNR conservation officer has died after he was thrown from a boat and went under as he tried to swim back to shore. The tragedy happened on Cross Lake, east of Pine City, just before 8 p.m. Friday when the conservation officer and a Pine County deputy launched a boat into the lake after


A spoonful of sugar helps the farewells go down

Have a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious time at Anoka Middle School for the Arts’ production of “Mary Poppins Jr.” that opens at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 19, and runs through Sunday, April 28.


Three People Hurt in Sherburne County Crash

ELK RIVER -- Three people were taken to the hospital after a two-vehicle crash in Elk River last week. The incident happened around 3:30 p.m. at Highway 10 and Joplin Street NW on April 12th.


Sewer, water project for Anoka County's parks maintenance shop

A contract was awarded by the Anoka County Board April 9 for construction and installation of water and sanitary sewer to serve the parks department’s central maintenance shop in Bunker Hills Regional Park.


Owner of Minnesota glass company launches Facebook alternative

Small business owner Jeff Meyer of White Bear Lake and 10 of his relatives and friends are upset with Facebook. So upset that they’ve launched an alternative private social network.


Pickup sinks in NW Minnesota floowaters

CLIMAX, MN (KFGO) - Another close call on a flooded road. A teenage driver went around a road closed barrier near Climax and his pickup was quickly swept away. The Polk County Sheriff's Office says the driver was able to get out and stand on the roof. The pickup sank. The teenager hung onto a tree u


Southern Minnesota News Anchor Makes Jimmy Kimmel’s Show

If you've ever watched Jimmy Kimmel's show on ABC, you know that he has a bit entitled “Unnecessary Censorship”. It just so happens one of my friends from my time in Albert Lea just made the show! KIMT-TV's Raquel Hellman come on down! You can see her being 'censored' about :34 seconds into the clip


Minnesota man accused of raping woman who uses wheelchair

WILLMAR, Minn. – A Willmar man is in custody in the Kandiyohi County Jail on two charges of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, accused of an alleged sexual assault of a woman who uses a wheelchair.


Medina man comes face to face with identity thieves

A Medina man took the law into his own hands after a chance encounter with the people who allegedly drained his bank account. Bill Nunn says the bizarre incident really began a few weeks ago, when his wife tried to mail a check from their business, Skyrock Farm.


‘Eggciting’ times down on the Kelley Farm

In the Learning Kitchen classroom at Oliver H. Kelley Farm in Elk River, people from all across the state came together the morning of April 13 to explore the versatility of the simple hardboiled egg.


Family of MOA victim shares update on boy's condition

MINNEAPOLIS — There is an optimistic update Friday from the family of a 5-year-old boy critically injured when a complete stranger picked him up and threw him off a third story Mall of America balcony to the ground below.


Youth get behind flag pole request

A group of Elk River High School students has started a GoFundMe page in support of the local American Legion’s effort to get a flagpole erected in downtown Elk River. The group is composed of mostly upperclassmen who are part of the Flag Runners group that has made a name for itself by parading thr


Second Spring Flood is Closing Highways in SE Minnesota

Wabasha, MN (KROC-AM News) - The Mississippi River is on the rise again in southeastern Minnesota and has prompted the closing of a portion of Highway 60 in Wabasha. The Minnesota Department of Transportation announced Saturday morning that barricades had gone up to block traffic from the section of


Homeless ministry acquires mobile home for new endeavor

Great River Family Promise, a ministry formed in 2013 to address homelessness for families in the Elk River area, has stepped up in a new way to help people achieve homeownership.