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Miller Lite Offers Free Rides on New Year's Eve

Miller Lite is offering free rides on Metro Transit bus, light rail and commuter rail routes for revelers celebrating the New Year.

Rides begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, and run until 3 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 1.

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2 Charged with Shoplifting from Coon Rapids Kohl's

Forty-two-year-old Randal Anthony Daher of Fridley - Photo: Anoka County Sheriff's Office

Two Anoka County residents are facing charges after allegedly shoplifting from a Coon Rapids Kohl’s and attempting to flee police.

Officers were called to the Kohl’s on the 12700 block of Riverdale Boulevard around 6 p.m. on Black Friday on a report a shoplifting in progress. A loss prevention employee said a woman seemed to be putting merchandise in her purse.

Maplewood School Receives $10,000 Technology Grant for "Hour of Code" Movement

A Maplewood elementary school will be able to invest $10,000 into new technology for computer science. Non-profit organization, Code.org, awarded Edgerton Elementary the technology grant for 'Hour of Code,' a global effort to increase computer science education.

Police: Minneapolis Man May be Responsible for 60 Burglaries

Police say a Minneapolis man may be responsible for dozens of burglaries across the Twin Cities.

Police arrested 60-year-old Robert Pfeifer on Dec. 4 as he was allegedly burglarizing a hair salon in Plymouth. The arrest followed an investigation into a string of burglaries between late October and early December.

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Temps Continue to Fall, Slick Roads Possible

Temperatures are continuing to fall Monday, and a few slick spots may develop on secondary roads and highway ramps and overpasses throughout the day, KSTP Morning Chief Meteorologist Ken Barlow said.

Northern Stars Celebration Raises $40K for Anoka-Hennepin Students

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An annual fundraiser brought in about $40,000 to help students in the Anoka-Hennepin school district.

Coon Rapids Man Facing Homicide Charge after Drunk Driving Crash

A Coon Rapids man accused of driving drunk and causing a crash is facing new charges now that a passenger in the crash has died.
    
Twenty-year-old Brandyn Syverson died over the weekend from injuries suffered in the Nov. 23 crash. Investigators say Syverson and another person were passengers in a car driven by 19-year-old Kyle Wold.