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    ANOKA COUNTY, Minn. (WCCO) – A 60-year-old Isanti man died in a rollover crash late Thursday evening. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a motorist was going north on Highway 65 when he exited the road near 233rd Avenue Northeast. The car then rolled in a ditch and ended up on the right side of the southbound lane of the highway around 11 p.m. The driver was identified as Thomas Bauer. State Patrol says road conditions were snowy and icy at the time.  
    Welcome to the Glean, MinnPost’s twice-daily roundup of Minnesota news. Shannon Prather and Mary Jo Webster write in the Star Tribune: “Minnesota’s two largest urban counties saw striking population declines in 2021 after a decade of growth, according to new U.S. census data, likely due to COVID-19 pandemic disruptions which upended college plans and accelerated retirements. Hennepin County’s population, which includes Minneapolis, dropped by nearly 13,900 last year and Ramsey County, which includes St. Paul, declined by 8,200 people, according to new census estimates released Thursday. In contrast, five suburban counties — Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Washington and Scott — experienced modest population growth ranging from 1,300 in Carver County to 4,100 in Washington County.” Nina Raemont writes for the Pioneer Press: “A new survey highlights the foodservice and hospitality industry’s tumultuous journey to economic recovery. Since the start of the pandemic, shutdowns and limitations contributed to the loss of up to 249 days worth of revenue for some businesses, according to a new survey conducted by Hospitality Minnesota, the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and Explore Minnesota Tourism. This has...
    OAK GROVE, Minn. (WCCO) — Authorities are searching for a missing Oak Grove man. Ryan Adam Erlandson, 35, was last seen leaving his residence on Nov. 11 in a black Jeep Cherokee, with Minnesota license plates FCB 450. The Anoka County Sheriff’s Office says Erlandson “is not believed to be in danger.” Ryan Erlandson (credit: Anoka Co. Sheriff’s Office) He stands 5-feet-10, weighs about 170 pounds, and has light-brown hair and blue eyes. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call 763-427-1212, or 911.   More On WCCO.com: Former Twin Cities Principal Chris Endicott Found Dead Inside Crow Wing County Jail 5 Juveniles In Custody After Stolen Car Chase On I-694 ‘People Lined Up Out The Doors And They’re Sick’: COVID Patient Bottleneck Has Many Minnesotans Desperate COVID In Minnesota: Nat’l Guard Arrives As Hospitals Are Overrun With COVID Cases
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — An Anoka County deputy shot a man Monday night after the man allegedly fired a gun several times in a residential neighborhood. According to the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office, multiple law enforcement agencies responded to the scene on the 10500 block of Quincy Drive Northeast in Blaine around 10:15 p.m. (credit: CBS) A man was reportedly shooting a gun outside. Residents were told to stay in their homes during the incident. The sheriff’s office said a deputy shot the man after he shot “in the direction of a residence” and “down the residential street.” The man was hospitalized. Authorities did not know his condition. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating the deputy’s actions, and the Blaine Police Department is investigating the original shots fired incident.   More On WCCO.com: ‘It’s Bad, It’s Bad’: Proctor Teens Say Students Used Item To Sodomize Teammate, Shared Video Online ‘I Thought For Sure I Would Be Fired’: Vaccine Mandate Deadline Arrives For Twin Cities Health Care Systems Some Democrats Fear ‘Massive National Blowback’ If MPD Replaced Minnesota’s Cold...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Officials in Columbia Heights have launched a death investigation after a 33-year-old woman died on Saturday morning. According to the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office, Columbia Heights Police responded to a 911 call on the 5100 block of 4th Street Northeast around 6 a.m. When they arrived, they found a woman suffering from injuries. Though first responders provided medical aid, she was pronounced dead at the scene. A suspect has been taken into custody. The sheriff’s office says the case appears to be an isolated domestic incident. They do not believe there is an ongoing threat to the public. Columbia Heights Police, the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office, and the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the case.   More On WCCO.com: 3-Year-Old Boy And Adult Man Shot Friday Night In Minneapolis Robbinsdale Works To Remove Invasive Carp From Crystal Lake COVID-19's Delta Variant Is On the Rise In MN, Experts Talk Boosters Two People Arrested In Dakota County Homicide
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Anoka County authorities say they’re on the scene of a possible drowning Sunday evening. A number of police responded to a body of water in Fridley. WCCO confirmed a large police presence. No further details were immediately available. Stay with WCCO.com for more details as they’re available.   More On WCCO.com: 3 People Killed In Separate Overnight Shootings In Minneapolis, Metro Transit Officer Injures Suspect Oxygen Levels In Minnesota Lakes Dropping Faster Than Oceans, Study Finds Minnesotans Pack Beaches On The First 90 Degree Weekend Of The Year Last Of Four Wolves To Escape Wildlife Science Center Found
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The Anoka County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal crash that occurred in Ham Lake Friday. The State Patrol reported the crash occurring southbound on Highway 65 at Crosstown Boulevard Northeast and says the site will be closed off until further notice. This is an ongoing story. Check back here for updates.  
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Authorities in East Bethel are asking for help locating 50-year-old Bobby James Harrington. Harrington was last seen leaving his East Bethel home on his bike on Monday at 8 a.m. He is described as 5 feet, 7 inches tall and weighs approximately 180 pounds. Credit: Anoka County Sheriff’s Office The Anoka County Sheriff’s Office does not believe him to be in danger, though they noted that he does have medical issues. Anyone with information about Harrington’s whereabouts is asked to call Anoka County dispatch at 763-427-1212 or 911.   More On WCCO.com: Fmr. Gopher Football Employee Raises New Concerns; NCPA Finds ‘Red Flags’ Charges: Nick Firkus Shot Wife In The Back With Shotgun Amid Financial Troubles Aniya Allen, 6, Dies From Injuries After Stray Bullet Strikes Her Head In Minneapolis Minneapolis’ Uptown Theatre Is Facing Eviction
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Anoka County Sheriff’s Office is urging Andover residents to stay indoors Tuesday afternoon as deputies search for a man who may be armed. The man fled deputies in the area of Hanson and Andover boulevards. Residents are being asked to call 911 if they see anything suspicious in the area. Check back for more details in this developing story.   More On WCCO.com: WCCO & Children's Minnesota Present: Brighter Together Minnesota Boy, 9, Bitten By Shark In Florida: ‘He Just Wants To Go Home’ Southern Minnesota Man Charged With Stealing $1,250 Worth Of Girl Scout Cookies GDelano High School Basketball Player Recovering After Collapsing During Practice Latest: Derek Chauvin Trial Coverage
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Anoka County Jail has finished installation and is now using the first full body scanner within a detention setting in the state. On Wednesday, the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office announced that the jail is using the Intercept Tek84 Full Body Scanner after the Minnesota Legislature permitted the use of full body scanners in corrections facilities. The sheriff’s office worked with the state’s health department to approve the purchase. The sheriff’s office says that contraband items — like cellphones, weapons and drugs — confiscated by Anoka County detention deputies continues to increase year after year. “In most cases, jails use metal detectors and pat searches to locate and collect contraband before they enter facilities. However, inmates are continuously finding new ways to smuggle contraband, and these search methods are unable to find substances and items that do not have metal components and/or may be smuggled internally within the inmate,” the sheriff’s office said. The full body scanner will allow detention staff to immediately locate any foreign substance located on or within the body. – More on WCCO.com:  ...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A man has died after a motorcycle crash in Oak Grove. According to the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office, officials responded to a report of a single motorcycle crash on the 20000 block of Cedar Drive NW near Oak Grove’s railroad tracks. The man was driving a Harley Davidson motorcycle southbound on the road when he crashed. When emergency responders arrived at the scene, they found him in critical condition. Though lifesaving efforts were performed, he was declared deceased at the scene. The crash is under investigation by the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office and the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office.
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Authorities are investigating a motorcycle crash that killed a 27-year-old man in St. Francis Sunday night. The Anoka County Sheriff’s Office says the crash happened at about 8:17 p.m. on the 4000 block of St. Francis Boulevard Northwest. Authorities say Eric Ryan Almquist of Otsego was driving a motorcycle with a group of friends headed southbound when he lost control at a curve in the road and went off into a ditch. Investigators believe speed played a major role in the crash. First responders arrived at the scene and started performing life-saving measures. Almquist was airlifted to Hennepin Healthcare where he was later pronounced dead. The crash remains under investigation.
    A Ham Lake woman has been charged in connection with the death of a motorcyclist in Anoka County. Sherry Hemmingson-Thatcher, 64, faces two counts of vehicular homicide in the 2019 death of Daniel Priess, 33, a teacher at Blaine High School. According to the criminal complaint, Hemmingson-Thatcher was driving north on Lexington Avenue at 4:15 p.m. July 2, 2019. She turned left at Bunker Lake Boulevard and collided with Priess, who was southbound on a motorcycle. The two charges involve gross negligence and driving under the influence of alcohol. Hemmingson-Thatcher said she had consumed two 16-ounce beers before driving, according to the complaint.Related Articles Murder-suicide suspected in fatal shooting of man, woman in Blaine home Man fatally struck by train in Fridley, authorities say Minnesota cities, counties scramble to keep businesses afloat by dishing out CARES Act grants Anoka-Hennepin, Roseville pick hybrid models for return to school Anoka County sheriff’s office won’t issue citations for mask mandate violations Sign up for Newsletters and Alerts Subscribe Follow Us ...
    BLAINE, Minn. (AP) — Two people have been found dead at a home in Blaine. Officers responded to a domestic call about 8:30 p.m. Monday and learned a man in the house was armed with a gun, according to Anoka County sheriff’s officials. The sheriff’s department’s SWAT team was called to the scene. While officers were on the scene, multiple gunshots could be heard inside the home, KARE-TV reported. Law enforcement officers tried to contact anyone inside the house, but got no response. They entered the home and found a man and a woman had died. Two children were taken from the house. Their ages and conditions have not been released. The investigation is ongoing. Sign up for Newsletters and Alerts Subscribe Follow Us Facebook Twitter Instagram RSS Most Popular DFL House candidate faces backlash for his angry outburst at a Black Lives Matter protest 40 shots fired at St. Paul party send people running, ducking for cover Stillwater police will no longer wear ‘thin...
    BLAINE, Minn. (AP) — Two people have been found dead at a home in Blaine. Officers responded to a domestic call about 8:30 p.m. Monday and learned a man in the house was armed with a gun, according to Anoka County sheriff’s officials. The sheriff's department's SWAT team was called to the scene. While officers were on the scene, multiple gunshots could be heard inside the home, KARE-TV reported. Law enforcement officers tried to contact anyone inside the house, but got no response. They entered the home and found a man and a woman had died. Two children were taken from the house. Their ages and conditions have not been released. The investigation is ongoing. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: Minnesota
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Anoka County Sheriff’s office says officers and deputies are in the midst of an armed standoff Monday night in Blaine. Authorities were called to the 600 block of 120th Avenue Northeast at about 8:37 p.m. on a report of a domestic disturbance. Blaine police officers arrived to hear shots being fired. A perimeter was set up in the neighborhood, and law enforcement are attempting to talk to the person inside the residence, who is believed to be with at least one other person. This is a developing story. Check back for further updates.
    Authorities are investigating after a man was fatally struck by a train in Fridley. Shortly before 10 a.m. Sunday, Fridley police responded to a call about a body on the railroad tracks at 79th Way. Officers found the body of a man on the westbound tracks owned by the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway. He had suffered injuries “consistent with being struck by a train.” The man was identified as Jason Andrew Embertson, 44, who had no permanent address. The incident remains under investigation, according to the Anoka County sheriff’s office, which is assisting Fridley police and the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office.Related Articles Minnesota cities, counties scramble to keep businesses afloat by dishing out CARES Act grants Anoka-Hennepin, Roseville pick hybrid models for return to school Anoka County sheriff’s office won’t issue citations for mask mandate violations 1 motorist dead, 1 injured in northern Anoka County collision Motorcyclist killed in East Bethel head-on collision with pickup truck Sign up for Newsletters and Alerts Subscribe Follow Us ...
    Authorities say one motorist was killed and another injured in a Thursday afternoon collision in northern Anoka County. According to the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office, the crash happened around 4 p.m. on Viking Boulevard, west of Minnesota 47, in the city of Nowthen. A westbound car crashed head-on into a pickup truck that was heading east, investigators believe. One driver was pronounced dead at the scene. The other driver, who was seriously injured, was airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis. The crash remains under investigation by the Minnesota State Patrol, the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office and the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office. The victims were not immediately identified. Related Articles Motorcyclist killed in East Bethel head-on collision with pickup truck Former Anoka middle school theater teacher charged with 7 counts of criminal sexual conduct Spring Lake Park man arrested after shooting SWAT vehicle in second armed standoff in two weeks Former theater director at Anoka Middle School for the Arts under investigation for sexual assault
    Authorities arrested a Spring Lake Park man Monday who shot at a SWAT armored vehicle four times that morning in the second armed standoff he’s had with authorities in the past two weeks. Steven Carlos Bezek, 50, is in custody at the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office Jail, officials said. The incident began about 11 a.m. Monday when a 911 caller reported that a man was threatening him with a gun in the 7700 block of Jackson Street NE. Police from Fridley, Spring Lake Park and the Anoka County sheriff’s office responded but Bezek would not surrender, officials said. Authorities say Bezek was involved in an armed standoff June 26 in which he fired multiple rounds. On Monday, Bezek fired from inside his home and shot at the armored vehicle four times. He also shot a home in the neighborhood with people inside. Several hours later, he went outside and SWAT team members prevented him from going back into his home and took him into custody. There were no injuries. This incident remains under investigation by the Spring Lake Police Department...
    A 73-year-old woman died in a Monday morning house fire in Anoka County’s Linwood Township. According to the Anoka County sheriff’s office, firefighters were called to a house in the 8400 block of 239th Lane Northeast at 8:31 a.m. Upon arriving, firefighters located the woman inside the home. She was not breathing and was transported to the hospital in Wyoming, where she was pronounced dead. The Linwood Fire Department, assisted by the East Bethel, Wyoming and Stacy-Lent fire departments, put out the blaze. The incident remains under investigation. Authorities did not immediately release the woman’s name. Related Articles St. Cloud officer shot during struggle to arrest teen; rumors lead to protests, tear gas Monday coronavirus update: 6 Minnesota deaths lowest daily count in about 2 months Luningning Mariano, Minnesota’s first COVID-19 death, inspired family ‘to live a life of joy’ Would proposed changes to MN law bring more charges against officers? Probably not, attorneys say. Minnesota Democrats push for police reform while Republicans prioritize coronavirus response
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