News from Twin Cities north metro, including Blaine, Andover, Anoka, Coon Rapids, Fridley and Elk River I

North/east metro briefs: Woodbury citizens' 'weak ties' to community raise concern

North/east metro police blotter, June 25

Three injured in Little Canada overnight shooting

The suspect is in custody.

Surging number of jail inmates posing threat to Anoka mental hospital

The share of Anoka-Metro's population coming from jails has nearly tripled since 2013, according to state data released last week.

Infant run over by grandmother in Anoka County is expected to survive

Woman, leaving for appointment, didn't realize child was near car.

Nowthen girl, 1, expected to survive after grandmother backs over her

A girl just shy of her first birthday is expected to survive after she was accidentally backed over in western Anoka County. The Anoka County…

Federal Cartridge makes third cut in Anoka jobs since March

The ammunition maker says demand for its products have fallen sharply since President Trump's election.

Two caregivers at Lino Lakes senior home charged with abusing 70-year-old resident

Another worker, who is not identified, recorded portions of the abuse and shared the recordings with Lino Lakes police.

Man found fatally shot in vehicle in Robbinsdale was from Chicago

A Chicago man fatally shot in Robbinsdale Sunday was identified as 29-year-old Jody Tyrone Fry. "He was an amazing guy, an awesome father who lived…

Anoka among many Minnesota counties dealing with high turnover

"It's a statewide issue," said Julie Ring, executive director of the Association of Minnesota Counties. "It's intensifying." Time spent hiring and training can make the churn costly, officials say.

North/East news briefs: Anoka adopts new rules for sidewalk dining

Diners can now enjoy both food and alcohol on Anoka’s sidewalks, thanks to new rules recently approved by the City Council. Local businesses can apply…

North/East metro police blotter, June 18

BLAINE MAY 17 Theft. A 2003 Saturn Vue was stolen from 125th Avenue NE and Hastings Street NE. It was later recovered. MAY 21 Theft.…

St. Croix Antiquarian Booksellers closing in downtown Stillwater

After 27 years, the Stillwater shop selling rare and used books will close at the end of July.

Former St. Francis High coach charged with trying to solicit a minor

Tatum Hermann was arrested April 12 at an apartment in Maple Grove.

City of St. Anthony fires Yanez

The City of St. Anthony announced that it fired officer Jeronimo Yanez from the department on the day he was cleared of all counts in…

Kickoff set for next phase of retail makeover in Arden Hills

Address: 1140 Red Fox Road, Arden Hills Type: Retail Size: 16,922 square feet Developer: Roberts Management Group Architect: Architectural Consortium Details: The second phase of…

Authorities investigating a child's death in Osseo

Osseo police and firefighters responded to a medical emergency at a roofing company, Hennepin County officials said.

Ramsey County approves new deer cull to curb overpopulation

Archers will be authorized to take up to 115 deer to bring population down.

Maximum sentence for Blaine motorist who fatally hit man on sidewalk, fled

The defendant has a long history of violating various traffic laws, including twice driving on a suspended license.