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Winter Takes Bite out of Minn. Apple Crop

The long cold winter has left its mark on this year’s apple crop, damaging some branches and delaying the entire season up to 10 days. 

Many growers are happy the impact wasn't worse.

Despite 'Move Over' Law, Tow Truck Drivers Feel Unsafe

Nearly 80 first responders and tow truck drivers are killed at traffic scenes on average each year, according to the U.S. National Towing Association.

That figure includes 12 police officers, seven fire and rescuers and 60 tow truck drivers.

Marc Daluge, a tow truck driver in Buffalo, says he was hit by a driver in 2012.

Mounds View Woman Charged with Check Forgery

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A Mounds View woman has been charged after allegedly trying to pass a fake check in Spring Lake Park.

Officers were called to Your Exchange on University Avenue on Saturday, July 26. When they arrived, an employee said she suspected a woman was trying to cash a fake check because the markings on the check didn’t look right.

Blaine Man Charged with Assaulting Parents, Breaking Windows

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A 20-year-old Blaine man is facing charges for allegedly lashing out at his parents, causing physical injuries and breaking windows.

Blaine police officers were called to the 11100 block of Club West Circle Northeast around 10 p.m. Friday, July 25, on a report of a domestic assault.

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Complaint: Columbia Heights Man Charged after Leading Police on Foot Chase

A Columbia Heights man is facing numerous charges after allegedly shoplifting from a Wal-Mart in Fridley and then leading police on a foot chase.  

Anoka Co. Sheriff Joins 'Battle of the Badges' Blood Drive

The Anoka County Sheriff’s Office is participating in a community blood drive this week.

The event is part of the Memorial Blood Centers’ “Battle of the Badges” and takes place from 1-5 p.m. Thursday. Law enforcement personnel and firefighters from around the Twin Cities metro will be competing to round up the most participants.  

Youth Pride Celebrated in Anoka County

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Community members in Anoka County are celebrating youth pride during a fourth annual event by the nonprofit Justin’s Gift.

The event is for LGBTQ youth, their families, their friends and other community members and neighbors. It includes raffles, games, food, kickball, face painting, relay races, crafts and more.