Coon Rapids

Celebration Of “Free the Growler” Bill Turns To Talk of Surplus and Gun Control

COON RAPIDS, Minn. (KVRR) — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz and Lieutenant Gov. Peggy Flanagan are celebrating the passage of the “Free the Growler” bill with stops at breweries. The governor held a ceremonial signing of the bill at a brewery in Coon Rapids on Wednesday and Thursday in Rochester. The bill raises the cap on growler sales, allows more off-sale…

Sports Betting Bill Gets Bipartisan Push in Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KVRR) — New bipartisan sports betting legislation would bring about the most significant change to Minnesota’s gaming laws in many years. The bill is being introduced by state Rep. Pat Garofalo of Farmington, a Republican, and state Rep. Zack Stephenson of Coon Rapids, a Democrat. It seeks to replace illicit gaming with a regulated market for Minnesotans…

UPDATE: Audubon convenience store robbery suspect turns himself in

Orton’s robbery 1 Orton’s robbery 2 Orton’s robbery 3 Orton’s Robbery 4 UPDATE: Twenty-six-year-old Alexander Butcher of Coon Rapids was arrested Friday afternoon after turning himself into the Becker County Sheriff’s Office.   AUDUBON, Minn. (KVRR) – The Becker County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a robbery at a convenience store in Audubon. The robbery at Orton’s Cenex Convenience Store was…

Driver and Child Narrowly Escape Train Crash in Coon Rapids

The driver saw the approaching train and made it out of the vehicle with the child.

COON RAPIDS, Minn.–Authorities say an adult and a child escaped from their car just before it was hit by a freight train and caught fire in Coon Rapids. Fire officials say the car got stuck on railroad tracks late Saturday. The driver saw the approaching train and made it out of the vehicle with the child. Firefighters kept the train…

Man Fatally Shot By Law Enforcement In Coon Rapids

Authorities say a Coon Rapids officer was conducting the stop about 1:30 a.m.

COON RAPIDS, Minn. – Anoka County sheriff’s officials say a man has been fatally shot by law enforcement following a traffic stop in Coon Rapids. Authorities say a Coon Rapids officer was conducting the stop about 1:30 a.m. Thursday, when a male suspect fled on foot and fired shots at the officer. Multiple agencies responded, including sheriff’s deputies, and found…

Two People Killed in Fiery Crash in Coon Rapids

Authorities say the vehicle struck a concrete power pole and caught fire

COON RAPIDS, Minn. — Two people are killed after a vehicle goes up in flames in Coon Rapids. The Anoka County sheriff’s office says the crash was reported just after 9 p.m. Saturday. When officers arrived on scene, they found a vehicle had struck a concrete power pole and caught fire. The bodies of two adults were found in the…

Fight Breaks Out at Coon Rapids Movie Theater

A fight breaks out after the movie ends at a theater in Coon Rapids

A big fight broke out early this morning at a movie theater in Coon Rapids, Minnesota. Police say two people got minor head injuries after the fight broke out around 2 a.m. The fight involved about 30 people as they were leaving the theater. One person was arrested after the fight. Anoka County is still investigating the incident. Categories: Minnesota…