Monthly Archives: August 2007

Security breach at library

ECRL says threat of identity theft is minimal; patrons may still access some library materials The Horizon database at East Central Regional Library suffered a serious technological malfunction on Wednesday, Aug. 29.  

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Bail set at $1M in rural Isanti shooting

Bail for a Maple Grove man was set at $1M Aug. 31 in connection with a 3 a.m. shooting Aug. 27 that left another man seriously injured with a gunshot wound to the face.

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What are laws and polices regarding speed of law enforcement vehicles?

Q: This past summer while traveling the interstate from the Twin Cities to Duluth several sheriff cars spaced minutes apart approached me from the rear traveling in the left lane at a high rate of speed without any sirens or … Continue reading

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Window tint ticket will not go on driving record

Q: My wife just got a ticket for window tint being too dark. Is this considered a moving violation that will go against her driving record, or just a fine like a fix-it ticket? Nick, Minneapolis, MN   Nick, Just … Continue reading

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Harvesting oats the old-fashioned way

"When you work with horses you get to see the ground once in awhile," said John Brown of Ramey. "And you get to know your horses better." He said farmers today have so much acreage to work and have such … Continue reading

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Little Falls businessman assists with recent Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

Randy Dickmann of Little Falls recently played a small, but crucial, part in a popular television show. His business, Randy Dickmann, Inc., sells rock wholesale to yards and landscapers around Minnesota.

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Coon Rapids kids shop with cop, volunteers for school needs

A sea of shoppers pushing carts took to the aisles in search of back to school clothing last week. Seventy-two children were matched with Coon Rapids Police officers and Salvation Army volunteers Aug. 23 as part of the annual Shop … Continue reading

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Twins fans of all ages come out to see daylight fireworks at groundbreaking for new ballpark

Minnesota Twins fans of all ages came out to the site of the new Major League Baseball park groundbreaking on Thursday night at a location just west of the Target Center.

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Capitol Notebook: Lawmakers want to take up non-emergency issues in special session, says Pawlenty

Gov. Tim Pawlenty during his weekly radio show on Friday (Aug. 31) again indicated a willingness to hold a special session. But he opined that some lawmakers want to take up issues things that aren’t really emergencies.

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Apple Valley bank victim of extortion plot

Apple Valley police responded to a holdup alarm Thursday afternoon at TCF Bank near the corner of County Road 42 and Cedar Avenue to discover that the bank manager had received a bomb threat.

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