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Complaint: Coon Rapids Woman Caught Stealing from Fridley Wal-Mart

A Coon Rapids woman was arrested after allegedly shoplifting from a Fridley Wal-Mart.

Fridley officers were called to the store on the 8400 block of University Avenue Northeast around 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 20, on a shoplifting report.

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Burning Restrictions Begin Monday Across the State

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As all of the snow and ice begins to melt, the fire danger is expected to increase. Because of this, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is putting burning restrictions in place beginning Monday.

Lino Lakes Business Owner Arrested for Fraud while Trying to Flee Country

The owner of a massage parlor in Lino Lakes was arrested and accused of posting fraudulent charges on customer accounts while attempting to flee the country Thursday, according to authorities.

Stephanie Rae Lasch was intercepted at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport while boarding a flight to Beijing with her husband, authorities said.

Pedestrian Hit, Killed in Columbia Heights

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A 20-year-old woman was hit and killed by a vehicle in Columbia Heights overnight.

Police say the woman was hit on the 4400 block of University Avenue Northeast near 44th Avenue Northeast around 1:55 a.m. Thursday. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Inmate Convicted in Widstrand Beating Accused of Attacking Correctional Officers

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A teen sentenced to 16 years in prison for his role in the brutal beating of Ray Widstrand on St. Paul’s east side is accused of assaulting and spitting on officers at the Ramsey County Law Enforcement Center.

Popular West Metro Park is Getting a Facelift

A popular west metro park is getting a makeover. Recently, the Three Rivers Park District Board approved more than $4 million to revamp the underground water system, fix trails and revitalize a problem boat ramp. 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS was with crews to see the project begin.

Signs of Spring: Warmest Day in 6 Months

Swans on some open water near Bemidji - Photo: Courtesy of Ranae Breyen

It was the warmest day in Minnesota in six months on Wednesday.

We hit 70 degrees Wednesday afternoon. KSTP.com meteorologist Dave Dahl says the last time we saw temperatures that high was back on Oct. 11.