Chick-Fil-A fans forsook the comfort of their warm beds last night and camped out in front of two brand new Chick-Fil-A locations in Maple Grove and Coon Rapids. These bleary-eyed chicken fans were hoping to be among the first 100 customers in line when the stores opened up at 6 a.m. this morning, a ... More >>
Despite rumors circulating that the opening of a handful of new Chick-fil-A locations in Minnesota have been bumped up to this week, reps from the company confirmed via email they are actually on track to open to the public this fall.Here's more on the what might have stirred the pot and which ... More >>
Early Monday morning, 23-year-old Coon Rapids resident Joe Mikalojczyk caught a fish that's so rare, some folks who study fish for a living haven't even heard of it.FROM EARLIER THIS MONTH: 42-inch muskie caught on Lake Nokomis [PHOTO] And as if catching an albino muskie isn't cool enough, as an add ... More >>
A former manager at Fairview Health Services admitted today to stealing more than $122,000 in prosthetic limbs and other supplies and selling them on eBay. Peter Stasica, a 52-year-old from Coon Rapids, worked as a manager at Fairview's orthotics and prosthetics department in 2011 when he began ta ... More >>
Plans for a Northern Lights Express train connecting Minneapolis and Duluth recently cleared a major hurdle with the completion of an environmental report that found the high-speed line wouldn't have a major impact on the surrounding area.FROM LAST YEAR: Plans progressing for high-speed rail to Chic ... More >>
There's a good reason why gyms ask you not to use electronic devices in locker rooms -- namely, there's some real creepos out there.SEE ALSO: Rory Koch was busted for child porn possession while running for Ramsey County commissioner One of them is allegedly 53-year-old Coon Rapids resident Robert M ... More >>
Coon Rapids police and the Anoka County Sheriff's Office are looking for a man who got away with a brazen robbery around 4:30 Sunday afternoon at Kay Jewelers in Coon Rapids.SEE ALSO: Smash-and-grab Minnesota jewelry store robbers caught on tape [VIDEO] From a sheriff's office release: "Upon request ... More >>
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Another food truck has hit the streets this year--the sunset-colored Harvest Grill. The truck is an offshoot of the Harvest Grill restaurant at Bunker Hills golf course in Coon Rapids. We stopped by for a first taste of this proudly Minnesotan truck.
Related:Red Daughters interview pt. 1, Varsity show ThursdayThis is the second half of a conversation with four members of the undeniably groovy Red Daughters. Their songs are satisfyingly dynamic, epic and earthy, and should be a delight alongside Bloodnstuff, Speed's the Name, and Buildings this ... More >>
Batten down the hatches -- Asian carp have arrived in Minnesota. A silver carp and a bighead carp were caught in the Mississippi River March 1 near Winona, the furthest point upstream the fish have been seen thus far.Recent reports make the invasive fish sound like villainous creatures from a sci ... More >>
As of last weekend, the average price for a gallon of gasoline in Minnesota stood at $3.43 a gallon. That's an all-time record.It's no surprise that rising gas prices correlate with increased drive-off gasoline thefts, which can be devastating for low-profit-margin gas stations. Thanks in large p ... More >>
Maria Ann Mihalik was sentenced to three years probation for stealing patients' drugs for personal use. Maria Anne Mihalik, the 31-year-old Superior Wis., woman caught stealing Dilaudid from patients' IV bags, was sentenced to three years probation on Wednesday. She was arrested in May ... More >>
Mihalik Wisconsin nurse Maria Anne Mihalik was busted last May for sneaking into Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids and stealing Dilaudid from patients' IV bags to feed her drug habit. Today, she pleaded guilty in federal court. Police caught up with the 27-year-old Superior, Wis., woman, dresse ... More >>
The economy claims another victim.Borders, the bookseller, has been teetering on the edge of bankruptcy for a while now, hamstrung by online competition and the recession, so its Chapter 11 filing is hardly a surprise. That doesn't make the news any easier for employees at four of the company's ... More >>
You think copying this is easy?Some people have all the bright ideas. Like two Minnesota guys who were running a little low on cash, and apparently decided they could just make more out of black construction paper.At least that's what they said they could do, according to prosecutors. Now Timothy ... More >>
Photo: MuladA commuter train running at 80 mph hit and killed a railroad worker in Coon Rapids this morning.The Anoka County Sheriff's Office says the 54-year-old Fridley man was testing the rails near the intersection with Egret Boulevard this morning.
Photo: Flora/FlickrThis makes a person sit up and take notice: Eleven people died in accidents on Minnesota roads this weekend, according to the State Patrol. Friday: A 16-year-old girl, who's name has not been released pending a police investigation, was behind the wheel of a pickup truck ... More >>
Peanut butter, salsa and several cheese products are the subject of a widespread recall over listeria concerns.
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