Brooklyn Park discuss new mental health alternative response team [RAW]

Brooklyn Park on Wednesday, March 22, discussed its newly implemented mental health alternative response team. The team is comprised of a Hennepin County social worker and a North EMS community paramedic. It's the first-of-its kind team that's being dispatched to a variety of mental health calls in the community, and provides an alternative to a police response in certain situations.

Huntington Place apartments struck with another issue

Many people living at Brooklyn Park’s Huntington Place apartments say the affordable housing there is the only place they could find to call home. But for some time now they’ve felt HP’s property manager has taken advantage of the situation to treat them unfairly.

Surveillance video shows man trashing Caribou Coffee in Brooklyn Park

Surveillance video from a Brooklyn Park Caribou Coffee shows a suspect, who police allege is a convicted arsonist, trashing the establishment on Feb. 28. Jack Douglas Heinrich, 33, has since been charged with third-degree burglary and first-degree damage to property in connection to the incident.

Minnesota’s top robotics teams prepare to battle

The state’s top 48 high school and middle school robotics teams will face off in St. Paul this weekend for the FIRST Tech Challenge. The event begins Friday night at Roy Wilkins Auditorium and continues through Saturday. It is free and open to the public. At the start of the school year, the teams received this year’s challenge and designed a robot from scratch, even fabricating the parts on 3D printers. The top three teams will head to the World Championships in Houston. FOX 9 had a chance to check out the two teams from Maranatha Christian Academy in Booklyn Park who will compete this weekend.