The man accused in a Coon Rapids hit-and-run that critically injured a 9-year-old boy has made his first court appearance. Thirty-two-year-old Nathan Boese (BOH'-see) appeared in Anoka County court Wednesday. He was arrested Tuesday night.
Anoka County law enforcement is investigating a hit-and-run that left a 9-year-old boy severely injured in Coon Rapids. Police say he was riding his bike at about 7 p.m. Wednesday when a pickup truck hit him. The driver fled and police were still looking for the driver Thursday.
Sheriff's department spokesman Payl Sommer tells KARE-TV the day care provider put the 8-month-old boy down for a nap about 1 p.m. Wednesday. And when the day care provider returned to wake up the baby at 3 p.m. the child wasn't breathing.
According to the sheriff's office, two men began talking to the woman after she arrived at the pawnshop. One of the men reportedly pulled a knife and ordered her back in her car. After telling her where to drive, the woman says the man raped her. After the man fled, the woman drove to a restaurant where a man called police for her.
Ten students at Coon Rapids High School have been suspended after heated exchanges on Facebook escalated into a shouting match on a stairway earlier this week. District spokesman Brett Johnson says the students are serving three to 10-day suspensions, the length depending on their involvement and their disciplinary history.
1,000 attend funeral for late Minnesota athlete
Scott LeDoux was remembered for more than his bouts with 11 champions, including Muhammad Ali, George Foreman and Mike Tyson. At Mount Olivet Lutheran Church in Minneapolis Wednesday, LeDoux was also acknowledged as a tireless crusader for charity.
Kyle Lunde, 31, was charged with first-degree arson Monday. He poured gasoline around his living room and ignited it early Sunday morning, according to Lt. Paul Lenzmeier, spokesman for the Anoka County sheriff's office.
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