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Andover Couple Tries to Ban Steer-Tailing Events

A steer - Photo: Wikimedia Commons

An Andover couple is trying to get the city to ban steer-tailing after witnessing the event beloved in Mexico in their neighbor's backyard.

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Twin Cities Schools Plan to Add Cellphone Towers

Several Twin Cities school districts have struck deals with wireless providers to install cellphone towers or antennas in an effort to raise revenue.

Anoka County Sheriff's Office Hosts Open House

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Community members can get a first-hand look at law enforcement in action during the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office Open House.

Attendees can take a tour of the sheriff’s office and forensic laboratory during the event. There will also be displays from the SWAT team, dive team and crime scene unit.

East Bethel Hosts Community Blood Drive

East Bethel city officials are hosting a community blood drive this week.

Community members can donate blood from 1-7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, at the East Bethel Senior and Community Center, located on 221st Avenue Northeast.

According to the American Red Cross, in order to donate blood, you must:

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Shakopee Benefit Helps Burn Victims

There was a big crowd on hand Sunday in Shakopee to turn the loss of one man's life into something positive.

The niece of Scott Yorek organized a benefit to help burn victims. Scott Yorek was intentionally lit on fire in June in Andover.

Behind a Criminal's Psyche: Ty Hoffman on the Run

44-year-old Lyle Marvin Hoffman, A.K.A. Ty Hoffman -

There are still many unanswered questions about how Ty Hoffman, the suspect in an Arden Hills deadly shooting, managed to evade capture for an entire month while staying right here in the Twin Cities.

Grants Awarded to Help Aging Minnesotans Stay in Homes Longer

Organizations across the state aimed at helping older Minnesotans stay in their homes received grants totaling more than $5.3 million Friday.

Legislators voted to give money to projects that help aging residents, focusing on services like indoor and outdoor chore services, grocery deliveries, home repairs and adult day services.