Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Fateemah Virnet Jihad took bags off the rack and filled them with bras and underwear, according to the Anoka County Attorney's office.
A pair of shoplifters ran out Door 5 at the Northtown Mall last June with their loot: $1,233 worth of merchandise including bras and underwear from Victoria's Secret. That's according to Anoka County prosecutors, who charged Fateemah Virnet Jihad, then 21, of Minneapolis, with one count of felony-level theft. Her alleged accomplice, then 19, told police "they grabbed three racks of bras, as many as 25," according to the criminal complaint against Jihad. (He does not have a complaint in the Anoka County Attorney's online database of criminal complaints.) Video cameras caught the pair leaving mall, which is in Blaine just north of Fridley, according to the complaint, and the store manager picked Jihad and her alleged accomplice from photo …
Friday, December 14, 2012
Santa and his elves will be setting up shop in local malls around the Twin Cities metro area.
Santa is ready and willing to talk with youngsters and pose for photos from now through Christmas Eve at . Where: 10 Southdale Center Edina, MN 55435 When: Every day through Dec. 24. Mondays through Friday: Saturdays Sundays Christmas Eve Special notes: Santa takes a break to feed his reindeer from 1-1:45 p.m. and 5-5:45 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, and from 2-2:45 p.m. on Sundays. The Santa set at Southdale is in a new location this year, in the AMC District Rotunda. Where: I-494 and Penn Avenue in Bloomington, MN 55431 When: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22 Where: 10606 France Ave. S., Bloomington, MN 55431 When: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15 Where: 8251 Flying Cloud Dr. Eden Prairie, MN 55344 When: Every day through Dec. 24…
Santa Claus' schedule at Northtown and six other malls, and at the Shorewood in Fridley on Saturday. Also: when to have The Talk about Santa.
Here are links to Santa's 2012 hours at area malls as well as his last breakfast at the Shorewood Bar and Grill in Fridley: And if all these Santas mean you need to have make some delicate explanations about him, check out this Parents Talk column from last season: Where are you seeing Santa this year?
Monday, November 12, 2012
Walmart, Target open doors on Turkey Day. Sam's Club and most of Northtown Mall will wait until Friday. Don't forget Cyber Monday and Small Business Saturday!
Have a black belt in Black Friday shopping? Big-box retailers are opening for bargain hunters earlier this year—starting on Thanksgiving Day. Walmart stores will open their doors at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012. Target stores will open an hour later, at 9 p.m. Sam's Club stores will wait until 7 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 23 to greet customers, according to TheBlackFriday.com. Some stores at Northtown Mall will open as early as 5 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 23, with all retail shops there open by 7 a.m. A few stores such as Herberger's that have their own outside doors may open at midnight, according to spokesperson Linda Sell. Want to avoid holiday shopping mega-crowds? Look for Cyber Monday deals on Nov. 26 or visit local …
Friday, July 20, 2012
Thursday incident sent both women to hospital with 'survivable' injuries, police said.
Here are the details on a crash Thursday just north of Fridley outside The Home Depot at Northtown Mall. (Patch had photos from the scene in a post shortly after the incident.) According to Blaine Police Capt. Kerry Fenner: At about 9:25 a.m., a woman driving a van northbound on University Avenue saw a semaphor turn red but "she couldn't reach brake pedal in time, for whatever reason." A Buick car traveling through the intersection struck the van broadside, causing it to roll over. Both drivers were women in the 80s and were transported by ambulance to the hospital with "survivable" injuries. Their cities of residence were Blaine and Coon Rapids. "We hate to see all accidents, but we really don't like personal injury accidents," Fenner …
Thursday, July 19, 2012
It happened next to The Home Depot.
Avonna Starck sent these photos of a rollover crash Thursday morning just north of Fridley in Blaine. Look for an update with more details on the incident from authorities.