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Crash with Serious Injuries Closes Andover Road

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At least two people are hospitalized after a head-on collision in Andover on Wednesday.

According to the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office, the crash involved three vehicles and happened on 7th Ave. N between 145th Ave. NW and Bunker Lake Blvd. around 3 p.m.

A number of emergency crews were on the scene and 7th Ave. N remained closed.

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Body of MN Native Found in ND River after Raft Capsized

Rescue crews searching the Sheyenne River have found the body of a Valley City State University student who disappeared while rafting with two friends.

Mpls. Man Faces Multiple Charges after High-Speed Chase in Columbia Heights

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A Minneapolis man is facing multiple charges after allegedly fleeing police in Columbia Heights.

According to the criminal complaint, a Columbia Heights officer was on routine patrol near Fifth Street and 47th Avenue around 12:28 a.m. Sunday, April 6, when he saw a vehicle circling an area where there have been recent thefts.

Abeler will Not Seek Re-Election to Minn. House, Vying for US Senate

Jim Abeler - Photo: Jim Abeler for Senate

State Rep. Jim Abeler announced Tuesday he will not run for re-election in the Minnesota House and instead will seek a seat in the U.S. Senate.

The Republican candidate from Anoka said he will likely run in a GOP primary for Senate.

Abeler was elected to the Legislature in 1998 and has been re-elected into the House every two years since.

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Police Investigate Vandalism at St. Francis High School

Authorities are investigating vandalism at St. Francis High School in Anoka County.

A viewer sent photos showing graffiti which included marks that look like swastikas on the exterior walls and windows.

The same markings were found on a nearby ATM.

The police department says they are looking into the vandalism. At this point, they haven't made any arrests.

Crews Respond to 2 North Metro Brush Fires

Despite some overnight rain, several quick brush fires started in the north metro.

Firefighters worked quickly to put out a grass fire Sunday afternoon at Pheasant Ridge Park in Coon Rapids.

According to the Anoka County Sheriff's Office, the fire started around 1:13 p.m. No one was injured and no structures were threatened.

TIME-LAPSE VIDEO: April Snow Melting in Blaine

It's been a long winter, but here's some proof that spring is really here.

KSTP Photojournalist Jason Hanson took this time-lapse video of snow melting from his backyard in Blaine.