Friday, March 9, 2012
Two elderly residents called 9-1-1, are OK.
Update (9:15 a.m. Saturday): The fire that struck a riverside Fridley home at 6490 Riverview Terrace NE Friday morning caused $125,000 in damage, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Update (4:45 p.m., Friday): A two-story Fridley home that looks out over the Mississippi River burned Friday morning, with significant damage to at least part of the structure. Two women and two dogs who live in the house "got out fine," according to Fridley Fire Chief John Berg, adding that no fire fighters from the four departments that responded were hurt. Officials suspect an unattended cigarette started the fire, Berg said. See video and photos by neighbor Robert Foley at a separate post. The house is at the end of a private drive extending toward …
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
The cause of the blaze on Matterhorn Drive NE was unclear.
Updated below. Firefighters put out a fire that extended within two levels of the exterior wall of a house in Fridley Wednesday afternoon. No one was hurt, said Fridley Fire Chief John Berg. Berg said on arrival at the house in the 5600 block of Matterhorn Drive NE, crews found flames behind paneling in a kitchen wall. In extinguishing the blaze, they punched a hole through the wall. An hour after the initial call at about 2:45 p.m., they were checking other wall areas for any remaining hot spots. A man Berg identified as a tenant of the house stood in the driveway of the house with a dog as firefighters worked the fire. Authorities were trying to reach the owner of the house, according to Anoka County Emergency Dispatch radio. In what he…
Sunday, November 20, 2011
A house is sold somewhere in Fridley almost daily.
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Here are 25 houses that changed hands in Fridley from Oct. 20-Nov. 18, 2011. Source: Edina Realty
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
An FBI team left an Arthur Street NE home at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday with a home computer.
An FBI team took an older-model iMac desktop computer from a Fridley home Wednesday, after spending at least two hours there. Seven FBI men left the house and departed in five unmarked vehicles from the 5600 block of Arthur Street NE at 9:45 a.m. A tipster told Fridley Patch the FBI was there as early as about 7:45 a.m. Fridley Police assisted the FBI on Arthur Street NE, Lt. Mike Monsrud said, but he would not comment further. FBI Minneapolis Office spokesman Kyle A. Loven said he could not comment. A man wearing an FBI jacket on the scene also said he could not comment. Two neighbors and a passerby who didn't give their names said they knew nothing about the raid and had not noticed anything unusual. One neighbor said a family with at …
Friday, August 12, 2011
Have a look around town at homes for sale.
Here are seven open houses in Fridley this weekend. See also Sold! for a listing of recent home sales in Fridley. Sources: Edina Realty, Coldwell Banker Burnet, Adams Realty, Keller Williams Classic Realty, Dailey Realty
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Firefighters stayed two hours to air out the 60th Avenue NE residence.
As many as 20 firefighters from Fridley and Columbia Heights responded to a Saturday night fire at a house at 1541 60th Avenue NE. The fire was in a rear bedroom, according to Firefighter Walter Messer.* Firefighters found smoke when they arrived and spent two hours on the scene, clearing smoke from the residence. The occupants were able to leave the house and were not hurt, Messer said, although a medical response team was also on hand. Four Fridley Police and Reserve officers set up a perimeter at Benjamin Street NE and Oakwood Manor NE. Scorched springs from a burned mattress lay in the front yard, with house and garage doors wide open to air out the house. There was smoke throughout the house, Messer said. The cause of the fire is …
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Many votes were party-line but there was some variation.
Here is how four of the five legislators who represent parts of Fridley voted on the dozen budget bills passed during the July 19-20 special session. Fridley's legislators are: Senators Barb Goodwin (DFL-50) and Pam Wolf (R-51), and Representatives Carolyn Laine (DFL-50A), Kate Knuth (DFL-50B) and Tom Tillberry (DFL-51B). Tillberry's vote is not recorded in the House's unofficial tallies from the special session. He wasn't immediately available for comment Wednesday, but the House Journal lists him as one of six representatives whose absences were officially excused. Gov. Mark Dayton signed all into law Wednesday morning, officially ending the 20-day shutdown of state government. Special Session Budget Bills Senate Judiciary/Public Safety …
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
The Fourth of July seems to have slowed sales somewhat.
Here are homes that have recently changed hands in and near Fridley. See also House Hunt for upcoming local open houses. 600 78th Ave. NE, Spring Lake Park. Sold for $50,000 on July 12, 2011. Two bedrooms and one bath. 5973 Sixth St. NE, Fridley. Sold for $115,000 on July 8, 2011. Three bedrooms and one bath. 79 63-1/2 Way NE, Fridley. Sold for $76,000 on July 8, 2011. Three bedrooms and two baths. 552 Fairmont St. NE, Fridley. Sold for $132,000 on July 7, 2011. Two bedrooms and two baths. 521 Mississippi St. NE, Fridley. Sold for $120,000 on June 30. Three bedrooms and two baths. Source: Edina Realty
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Seven houses that changed hands.
Here are seven residential properties in Fridley that sold in recent days. Also see House Hunt for a listing of open houses coming up. 721 Kennaston Dr. NE. Sold for $124,900 on June 17, 2011. Three bedrooms, one bath. 6231 Sunrise Dr. NE. Sold for $61,175 on June 20, 2011. Three bedrooms, one bath. 6035 Second St. NE. Sold for $147,000 on June 20, 2011. Four bedrooms, two baths. 1580 60th Ave. NE. Sold for $147,000 on June 21, 2011. Three bedrooms, two baths. 7410 Van Buren St. NE. Sold for $80,000 on June 22, 2011. Three bedrooms, one bath. 1211 Gardena St. NE. Sold for $125,000 on June 23, 2011. Three bedrooms, two baths. 5925 Fourth St. NE. Sold for $130,000 on June 24, 2011. Three bedrooms, two baths. Source: Edina Realty.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Rentals are mostly how Anoka County uses the farm estate.
Local governments are increasingly renting out publicly owned facilities for events like weddings, according to an article in the Star Tribune that mentions nearby places such as Murzyn Hall in Columbia Heights and Bunker Hills Golf Course in Coon Rapids. Often the facilities must serve multiple purposes, with private rental events filling schedule books that otherwise include public events and functions. But that's not a problem at Anoka County Parks' Riedel Farm Estate in Riverfront Park. Using the historic estate for events was what the county had in mind when it bought the property from a predecessor of what's now BAE Systems, according to county spokesperson Melissa Fink. She said the county rents the space year-round for weddings, …