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Lino Lakes Battles with Volunteer Firefighters over Fire Dept. Future

The city of Lino Lakes is battling with its volunteer firefighters over the future of the fire department.

In January, the city council unanimously voted to split from the Centennial Fire District; which is comprised of Lino Lakes, Centerville and Circle Pines. They will open their own city fire department beginning in January 2016.

Fines to Increase for those Caught Speeding in Minn. Construction Zones

The penalty for speeding in construction zones on Minnesota roads will ramp up this week.

Starting Friday, drivers caught speeding in work zones will face a $300 fine, in addition to speeding ticket charges. It's part of a new law approved in this year's legislative session.

Man Identified in Falling Death from 3rd Floor Apartment Window

A 44-year-old man died after he fell out of a third-floor apartment window Friday morning in Columbia Heights.

The fall victim was identified by the Anoka County Sheriff's Office as Brett Roger Bamonte of Northfield, Minnesota.

Man Killed by Ebola Virus was Set to Visit Family in Minn. Next Month

An unthinkable loss for a Minnesota family is a warning for the rest of us.

"I don't want all of this to be for nothing," said Decontee Sawyer, Patrick Sawyer's wife. "I have three girls who will never get to know their father."

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Weekend Box Office: 'Hercules' and 'Lucy'

Casey Messer, host of The Reelz Show, gives you a preview of what's hot at the box office this weekend.

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.