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Michael Wayne Gabar, 41, of Pine City, formerly of Blaine, was convicted Feb. 6 of felony theft after stealing a motorcycle in Coon Rapids.

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A 58-year-old Coon Rapids man has been sent to prison after pleading guilty in Anoka County District Court to three felony criminal sexual conduct charges for sexually assaulting three teenage girls over several years.

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A riding lawn mower worth $17,000 was among property stolen in a burglary at the Woodland North apartment complex, 9280 University Ave. NW., Coon Rapids.

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The member districts of Technology and Information Educational Services, often known as TIES, voted nearly unanimously last month to dissolve the organization.

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At a Feb. 1 MetroNorth Chamber of Commerce breakfast at the Courtyards of Andover, local state senators and representatives spoke for a couple of minutes each to highlight their biggest priorities for the upcoming legislative session.

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The Champlin Park/Coon Rapids girls hockey team entered the Section 5AA tournament last week hoping to rebound after losing its final three games of the regular season.

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Chances are good that if a child was raised in Anoka County, he or she learned about boat and water safety from Vern Waldner, or at least saw him riding the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office air boat in parades.

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It was a beautiful day on Feb. 10 for the 12th annual Ham Lake Snowbowl and another large crowd came out to enjoy the winter festivities at Ham Lake Park.

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Wings Financial Credit Union and KleinBank recnetly announced that the two organizations have reached an agreement for Wings to purchase three KleinBank branch locations. The locations include branches in Coon Rapids, Otsego and Plymouth.

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A 20-year-old Coon Rapids man is in custody after he allegedly tried to kidnap a 17-year-old girl in Coon Rapids early Monday morning, Jan. 29.

  • By Peter Bodley, Contributing Writer
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Players can expect some increases in fees to play the city-owned Bunker Hills Golf Course, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.

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If I had the power to give an award for “the best, funniest, most inspiring family movie of the year,” there’s no question which one I’d give it to: “Wonder.” I don’t have that ability. But I hope I can convince you that this is one of the best movies in many years to take children and grand…