Breaking News from North Branch MN

Find the latest North Branch MN News from the most up to date source on all headlines and breaking stories from around the world.

One Dead in Officer Involved Shooting

(AP) - Anoka County sheriff's officials say a suspect has been fatally shot by law enforcement following a traffic stop in Coon Rapids. Authorities say a Coon Rapids officer was conducting the stop about 1:30 a.m. Thursday, when a male suspect fled on foot and fired shots at the officer. Multiple ag


New Book Aims to Shed Additional Light on an Unsolved 1933 Murder in Chisago County

Author Brian Johnson will host a book launch of his new book at Diamond Lake Lutheran Church April 24th in Minneapolis. Twin Cities author Brian Johnson announced today plans for a launch of his new book Murder in Chisago County: The Unsolved Johnson Family Mystery, on Wednesday April 24th in Minnea


This is the Most Binge-Watched Show in Minnesota

Streaming services are so popular right now. Tons of people don't have cable anymore and watch most of their shows on a streaming service. Geek.com wanted to know which of the many shows you can stream get binge-watched the most in each state.


BCA releases statement on Coon Rapids shooting

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating a fatal officer-involved shooting that occurred in Coon Rapids early Thursday morning. During a press conference Thursday morning, officials with the Coon Rapids Police Department and the Anoka County Sheriff's Office said officers initi


North Branch City Council honors high school state athletes

North Branch Area High School winter athletes who competed in high school state tournaments were honored during the April 9 North Branch City Council meeting. North Branch Mayor Jim Swenson read the proclamation recognizing the athletes:


Interstate 35 traffic switch and lane closures to begin April 22

Starting 7 a.m. Monday, April 22, drivers traveling on I-35 south of the I-35W/I-35E split in Lino Lakes to highway 97 in Columbus will encounter off-peak lane closures and traffic shifts.


Virus identified as a cause of paralyzing condition in Minnesota children

A virus appears to be the cause behind a rash of polio-like illnesses that struck Minnesota last fall, causing paralyzing symptoms in several children, including one girl who lost all motor function and remains hospitalized.


Director of Chisago County Health and Human Services steps down

Nancy Dahlin decided it was time for a change in her life. After working as the director for Chisago County Health and Human services for over 13 years, she wants to move on to greener pastures.


Author Brian Johnson to host book launch of his new book in Mpls

Twin Cities author Brian Johnson announced today plans for a launch of his new book Murder in Chisago County: The Unsolved Johnson Family Mystery, on Wednesday April 24th in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


Only 4% of Donations to Rep. Ilhan Omar came from Minnesota

The controversial and unapologetic critic of Israel and Jews Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar raised an impressive $832,000 in just three months in Congress. Politicians must report the names and addresses of donors who give over $200 per election cycle.


Minnesota and Iowa lawmakers react to redacted Mueller Report

ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) – The much awaited Mueller Report was released Thursday morning leaving many local officials wanting more. FULL REPORT: Read the redacted version of the Mueller report HERE.


Man dies after shootout with law enforcement in Coon Rapids

Updated: 9:22 a.m. | Posted: 6:41 a.m. Authorities in Anoka County say a man was fatally shot during a confrontation with police in Coon Rapids. Police chief Brad Wise said one of his officers pulled over a car on Foley Boulevard at 99th Avenue, near Highway 10 about 1:30 AM Thursday on what Wise de


Police: Suspect Shot, Killed After Traffic Stop In Coon Rapids

Police: Suspect Shot, Killed After Traffic Stop In Coon Rapids. One man is dead after an early morning police traffic stop turned violent, Bill Hudson reports (2:26). WCCO 4 News At 5 – Apr. 18, 2019.


Bradford Township man faces several charges after fleeing from law enforcement

A Bradford Township man is facing six charges following an incident on April 9 where he allegedly was violent inside a residence and then doused part of the residence in gasoline.


Turkey smashes through SUV's windshield on Interstate 94 in northwest Minnesota

A driver in northwest Minnesota avoided serious injury Wednesday when a turkey smashed through her windshield as she was driving on Interstate 94. Barnseville Police Department was among the law enforcement agencies that responded to an injury accident on I-94 in Clay County on a report of a "vehicl


Both Miss And Mrs. Minnesota Live In St. Peter

ST. PETER, MN - They're both pageant winners and they both happen to live in St. Peter. Meet Miss and Mrs. Minnesota United States. Miss Minnesota United States is a senior at Gustavus who is passionate about raising awareness for mental illness.


For 3 Minnesota congressmen who voted against women's safety, the evidence gets more damning

Last week, we brought you the sad saga of the three Minnesota congressmen who voted against the Violence Against Women Act. The bill is an update of a law originally passed in 1994, providing for victim assistance and legal aid in cases of stalking and domestic violence. But it also bars those convi


Minnesota deer farm’s herd euthanized to limit chronic wasting disease

MERRIFIELD, Minn. — A Crow Wing County deer farm that’s repeatedly tested positive for chronic wasting disease is now closed following the euthanization of its herd. The Minnesota Board of Animal Health announced Wednesday the “depopulation” of deer from the 112-acre Trophy Woods Ranch, which was fi


Forest Lake’s got talent

Students from Forest Lake Area High School competed in the National Honor Society’s annual “Who’s Got Talent?” show on Monday, April 14 at the high school auditorium.


Hwy. 169 Reopens In Southern Minnesota After Mudslides

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A highway in southeastern Minnesota is has just reopened after mudslides closed it to traffic. Southbound Highway 169 closed Wednesday between St. Peter and Mankato.