Deb Thompson got a whole lot more than she bargained for when she bought a $3.99 pair of used capris at the Coon Rapids Goodwill store.Thompson, a 53-year-old Ham Lake resident, took the capris home and tried them on. She reached in the back pocket, felt a strange object, and pulled out what looked ... More >>
Jefferson Fietek has made a name for himself as the most outspoken teacher in the Anoka-Hennepin school district's "neutrality policy" debate -- now he's parlaying that notoriety into a run for state senate. "I definitely think this work that I've done locally -- and transitioned into nationally ... More >>
Protesters decried big bonuses paid to Wells Fargo executivesAbout 40 protesters marched from Occupy MN's "People's Plaza" to the Wells Fargo center this morning to blast the bank. The protesters were accompanied by Michele Bachmann, John Kline and Erik Paulsen imitators, who stood behind th ... More >>
Damian Blake Burkhalter: Losing his religion.Damian Blake Burkhalter is a youth director at Glen Cary Lutheran Church in Ham Lake. He's a member of the Anoka County Community Corrections Advisory Board, and he's a former sergeant with the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office. Now, the man who ou ... More >>
mtungate/flickrWhat's wrong with a little fun on the golf course?Just to prove that no good deed goes unpunished, Coon Rapids High School senior Andrew Vold scored a hole in one on the course at Majestic Oaks in Ham Lake during a fundraising event, took home a $5,000 prize--and lost his place on ... More >>
Josh KirscherOne of Everett Jasmer's last car crushes at the wheel of USA-1.It appears that the USA-1 monster truck will live to crush another day. The last time we told you about Everett Jasmer, one of the godfathers of monster truck racing in the '80s, he had fallen on hard times. Now, Jas ... More >>
Monster at the Tea Party!