“Don’t be afraid to say something if you know someone is putting themselves in a dangerous situation.”
The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office recovered the body of a man from the Mississippi River Saturday evening, July 19.
Friday evening a transient, name unknown, was struck and instantly killed by an east bound train, about 100 feet east of the Coon Creek station. The accident was first reported by the crew of the west bound 11:20 who saw the body lying beside the tracks. The remains were taken to the Wilcox-Thayer morgue. The victim had been struck on the back of the head and his brains cut out. Aside from this one wound the body was little mutilated.
The Coon Rapids Heart Safe project has received international recognition.
Today’s fire departments encounter many challenges, including recruiting capable volunteers, funding issues and finding ways to work together. In a special three-part series, editors from many ECM Publications have worked together to bring our readers a comprehensive overview of the problems – and opportunities – our fire departments are facing. Week one looks at recruiting and retention of firefighters. Week two addresses budget restraints and issues. Week three discusses the future of firefighting.