Coon Rapids Middle schooler embraces role as school doorman
Every afternoon Yoltzin Rincon can be found stationed at the back door of Coon Rapids Middle School bidding farewell to his classmates and teachers.
Minnesota appeals court rules domestic assault convict allowed to get gun permit
The Minnesota Court of Appeals has sided with a Coon Rapids man who sued to get a transferee gun permit after his application was rejected by police due to prior domestic assault convictions.
Motorcyclist dies after driving into SUV in Coon Rapids
A 25-year-old motorcyclist died after crashing into an SUV in Coon Rapids Thursday evening.
Coon Rapids man sentenced for leaving US senator threatening voicemails
A Coon Rapids man was sentenced in federal court for making interstate threats against a U.S. senator outside of Minnesota.
'Sextortion’ scheme involving former Coon Rapids paraprofessional results in 20 year sentence
A former Coon Rapids middle school paraprofessional charged in a sextortion scheme that targeted minors has been sentenced to 20 years in prison, and another 12 years supervised release.
Coon Rapids student brings unloaded gun to class: Police
The Coon Rapids Police Department said a middle school student brought an unloaded gun to class on Monday.
Minnesota man receives over 25 pounds of cocaine from Mexico: Charges
A Coon Rapids man faces felony drug charges after law enforcement seized over 25 pounds of cocaine and 109k during a drug bust.
'Can't wait to kill ya': Coon Rapids man pleads guilty to threatening U.S. senator
According to prosecutors, the Coon Rapids man accused the senator of turning him into a domestic terrorist, adding "I can't wait to kill ya." He faces up to five years in prison.
Ghost guns found in car at Coon Rapids homecoming game; 2 teens charged
The Coon Rapids Police Department arrested five people after four ghost guns were found in two separate vehicles. Police say one individual was interviewed and released, but two minors and two adults remain in custody, according to a press release.
Coon Rapids man accused of leaving U.S. Senator threatening voicemails
A federal grand jury indicted a Coon Rapids man Friday for allegedly threatening a U.S. Senator after he left several voicemails.
Theft suspect with 34 warrants flees wrong way on Hwy 10 before being caught
A man suspected of attempting to steal bags of merchandise from a business in Coon Rapids drove the wrong way down Highway 10 before being apprehended.
Ominous clouds spotted ahead of Thursday storms
Storms that dropped some rain and brought a little lightning to the Twin Cities on Thursday came with some ominous-looking shelf clouds.
Charges: Anoka County inmate escaped from custody after sneaking into employee car
An inmate managed to hide inside an Anoka County employee’s vehicle who drove away without realizing an inmate was with her,
Coon Rapids celebrates July 4
July 4th celebrations are underway across the Twin Cities and in Coon Rapids, they went big on Saturday with trucks, a car show and live music. Photojournalist Vanshay Murdoch headed out to capture the celebrations.
2 men killed in exchange of gunfire at Coon Rapids apartment building
An exchange of gunfire inside an apartment complex in Coon Rapids, Minnesota on Monday evening left two men dead and a third injured, deputies say.
Former middle school paraprofessional charged in child ‘sextortion’ scheme
A former middle school special education paraprofessional has been charged with a sextortion scheme that targeted minors by offering them in-game perks, privileges and other gifts in exchange for sexual favors.
1 killed, 1 injured in Anoka crash after fleeing police Tuesday night
A driver died and his passenger was injured in a crash after he fled police Tuesday night, authorities said.
Tornado touched down in Coon Rapids, Minn. during Wednesday's storms
A tornado touched down in Coon Rapids, Minnesota Wednesday night, as strong storms hit the Twin Cities metro during the evening, survey crews confirmed on Thursday.
Community raising money for family of Minnesota couple killed in Mexico
A Coon Rapids couple visiting Mexico was murdered by gunmen on a highway near the popular tourist destination of Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca. Now, the community is raising money to pay for their funerals and help their children stay in school.
Veteran’s uniform returned after car stolen
The Coon Rapids Police Department announced on Facebook it has returned the uniform of a National Guard Staff Sergeant after it had been stolen.