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.
Rep. Connie Bernardy, DFL-Fridley, filed for re-election for the Minnesota House of Representatives in District 41A, the community in which she grew up. The district includes Fridley, New Brighton and Spring Lake Park. Bernardy is a Spring Lake Park graduate.
On June 29 at 2:29 p.m. in the 200 block of 101st Court NE, it was reported that someone smashed the window of a home and stole a laptop computer and a small pouch containing cash. Blood drops and smears were found on the glass, a washing machine and on several spots on the floor throughout the house. Authorities took DNA swabs to try to find the suspect.