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Man Airlifted after Motorcycle vs. Deer Crash in Anoka Co.

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A motorcyclist was airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center after colliding with a deer in East Bethel.

The Anoka County Sheriff’s Office was called to the 1600 block of Viking Boulevard around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday on a report of a crash. The man’s condition is unknown.

Armed Coon Rapids Man Leads Police on Car Chase

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Minnesota police are investigating a car chase with an armed Minneapolis-area man that ended after a one-hour standoff.
    
The Anoka County Sheriff's Office says officers responded to a report Tuesday that a Coon Rapids man was suicidal and had left his home with a loaded handgun. They located the man's vehicle in Coon Rapids and tried to stop it.

Lawmakers Discuss Alleged Payment Problems at Running Aces Harness Track

A group of Minnesota lawmakers met Tuesday to talk about what went wrong at Running Aces Harness Track in Columbus.

Earlier this month, a state audit concluded the north metro track allegedly shorted race purses by more than $400,000 over a four-year period. Horsemen were also allegedly left short and have not been reimbursed.

'Wiener Takes All' Hot Dog-Eating Contest Benefits Local Charities

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Today is National Hot Dog Day, and what better way to celebrate than to enjoy a few?

Chris & Rob’s Chicago’s Taste Authority is hosting their annual “Wiener Takes All” Chicago hot dog eating contest Tuesday in Minneapolis. Minneapolis police, St. Paul police and the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office will all face off.

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Precautions Urged for Excessive Heat, Humidity

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Health officials are urging Minnesotans to take precautions in dealing with high temperatures and humidity.
    

9 Twin Cities Rainbow Stores to Close<br />

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Nine Twin Cities Rainbow supermarkets will close Tuesday as owner Roundy's exits the market.
    
The nine stores are left over from a deal announced in May, when a group of buyers purchased 18 other Rainbow locations and turned most of them into Cub Foods or Byerly's stores.
    

No Rain Lets Minnesota Farmers Get Field Work Done

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Minnesota farmers were able to get a lot of field work done last week, thanks to the lack of rain.
    
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, there were 6.2 days suitable for field work in Minnesota for the week ending Sunday. That marks the most days suitable for any week so far this season.