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Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets

It's the last weekend of July, and there is absolutely no shortage of great things to do as summer gets ready to move into its final stretch.

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Related Topix: Weird

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Roseville Review

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A former Oakdale business owner arrested on felony identity theft charges while trying to flee the country in April will not face any additional jail time.

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Related Topix: Oakdale, MN, East Bethel, MN, Lino Lakes, MN

KSTP

Armed Coon Rapids Man Leads Police on Car Chase

Minnesota police are investigating a car chase with an armed Minneapolis-area man that ended after a one-hour standoff.

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Related Topix: Lino Lakes, MN

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Star Tribune

Man surrenders after leading police on chase across Blaine

Officers from Coon Rapids, Blaine, Lino Lakes and Anoka County surround the truck of a man who surrenders with his hand out the window after he led them on a chase across Blaine and into the parking lot of Lino Lakes Elementary School near dusk Tuesday, July 22, 2014.

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Related Topix: Blaine, MN, Lino Lakes, MN

Star Tribune

More cities are training to handle oil tanker derailments

No one was hurt when 16 empty freight cars derailed in Ramsey last month, but the accident highlighted anew the importance of disaster-response training.

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Related Topix: Train Disaster, Boat Disaster

Tue Jul 15, 2014

St. Cloud Times

Emmer maintains fundraising lead over Perske

Emmer maintains fundraising lead over Perske Lone Democrat wants to succeed the four-term Republican in the 6th Congressional District Check out this story on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/news/local/2014/07/15/joe-perske-raises-funds-bid-bachmanns-seat/12674125/ The second quarter of 2014 saw GOP congressional candidate Tom Emmer ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Michele Bachmann, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Sartell, MN, 2012 Presidential Election, Delano, MN

TwinCities

Fridley man slashed girlfriend's throat, charges say

James Mitchell Bruins-Ahlers, 22, of Fridley was charged July 15, 2014, with attempted murder, second-degree assault and domestic assault in Anoka County District Court.

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Related Topix: Fridley, MN

Sat Jul 12, 2014

St. Cloud Times

Political Quarry Blog: All can vote absentee in MinnesotaPolitical...

Political Quarry Blog: All can vote absentee in Minnesota Absentee ballots for the Aug. 12 primary became available last month.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Michele Bachmann, Mark Dayton, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Minnesota, Democrat, 2012 Presidential Election, US Governors

Wed Jul 09, 2014

TwinCities

Anoka County's heroin fight gets national recognition

The National Association of Counties recognized the county with an Achievement Award, an honor given since 1970 to counties nationwide that showcase innovative programs, according to information provided by the Anoka County attorney's office.

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Related Topix: Drugs

Fri Jul 04, 2014

Air & Space

The People and Planes of Anoka County- page 2

Denizens of a small Minnesota airport: bombers, ones-of-a-kind, T-6s, Cubs, a 1938 Stinson SR10 once owned by the governor of Pennsylvania, and a veritable hive of homebuilders.

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Related Topix: Flying, Life, Hobbies, Minnesota, Garrison Keillor, Recreational Vehicle, Mitchell, Weather

Star Tribune

Lino Lakes will separate from 3-city fire district in Anoka County

After 28 years of sharing a fire district with 2 Anoka Co. cities, Lino Lakes is withdrawing to form its own: a costly decision being met with resistance.

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Related Topix: Lino Lakes, MN, Fire, Circle Pines, MN, Centerville, MN

Thu Jul 03, 2014

TwinCities

Anoka County residents recycling more

Residents recycled about 170,000 tons of materials in 2013, effectively diverting about 43 percent of total waste generated across the county toward reuse, according to information provided by the county.

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Related Topix: Lino Lakes, MN

Sun Jun 29, 2014

Star Tribune

Plans for $1B rail line from Minneapolis to Duluth chugging along

Estimated project costs have tripled, corridor counties have defected and key proponents were politically ousted.

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Related Topix: 9, Minnesota, St Louis County, MN, Anoka, MN, Coon Rapids, MN

TwinCities

Minnesota surgeon suspected of choking foster child

"The county reacted very, very quickly and worked to put him in a safe environment," said Martha Weaver, spokeswoman for Anoka County Social Services.

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Related Topix: Hubbard County, MN, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

Sat Jun 28, 2014

St. Cloud Times

Political Quarry Blog: 1 in 6th alleges dropout requestPolitical...

Political Quarry Blog: 1 in 6th alleges dropout request Rhonda Sivarajah says her Republican primary opponent, Tom Emmer, tried to muscle her out of the race Check out this story on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/news/local/2014/06/28/political-quarry-blog-th-alleges-dropout-request/11698615/ Candidate Rhonda Sivarajah says her ... (more)

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Related Topix: Anoka, MN, Coon Rapids, MN

KSTP

Severe Storms Coming to Metro Could Bring Damaging Winds, Heavy Rainfall

A new area of thunder storms are heading toward southwest metro, according to KSTP Meteorologist Jonathan Yuhas.

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Related Topix: Weather, St. Paul, MN, Ramsey County, MN, Hailstorm, Natural Disasters, Minnesota

Tue Jun 24, 2014

St. Cloud Times

Emmer campaign reclassifies FitzSimmons payments after Times probe

Emmer campaign reclassifies FitzSimmons payments after Times probe Campaign initially reporting it paid a salary and consulting fees to a state lawmaker Check out this story on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/news/local/2014/06/24/emmer-campaign-reclassifies-firzsimmons-payments-times-probe/11331129/ Congressional candidate Tom Emmer's ... (more)

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Related Topix: Albertville, MN, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Delano, MN, Representative Michele Bachmann, Republican, US House of Representatives

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