Unrest spread to Anoka County Thursday night as looters targeted Northtown Mall in Blaine, while riots and property damage continued across the Twin Cities after the May 25 death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody.
Governor Tim Walz signed an executive order May 28 at 4 p.m., activating the Minnesota National Guard to provide safety and protection to the people of Minneapolis, St. Paul, and the surrounding communities, according to a press release from the National Guard.
The Anoka County Sheriff’s Office is reminding the public about the dangers of taking prescription medications without a prescription after a string of suspected overdose deaths involving fake oxycodone pills raised concerns in Anoka County.
A 53-year-old Anoka woman faces attempted murder charges after allegedly stabbing a 69-year-old man almost a dozen times and engaging in a three-hour standoff with police Friday, April 24.
In a unique ceremony, the Minnesota State Patrol’s 61st Training Academy graduated 22 cadets April 11, including Brandon Lindemoen of Blaine and Christopher Caldwell of Fridley.
Anoka County is home to the state’s first forensic laboratory with a method to test for the psychoactive component of marijuana.
A 51-year-old Stillwater man, formerly of Blaine, was convicted of drunken driving after being stopped in a Lexington parking lot.
A 34-year-old Ham Lake man allegedly linked to a series of assaults and burglaries is charged with multiple felonies in relation to home invasions in Minneapolis last summer.
Thursday, April 16, is Tornado Drill Day in Minnesota, as part of Severe Weather Awareness Week. Mock tornado drills are scheduled for 1:45 and 6:45 p.m. Thursday. Outdoor warning sirens will sound in several Minnesota counties for both mock drills. There will be no weather radio alerts and …