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Blaine and Spring Lake Park are lending small businesses a helping hand by awarding grants during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Coon Rapids businesses will soon be able to apply for grant relief from the city for coronavirus-related losses.
Spring Lake Park Schools is in the process of purchasing the old velodrome site in Blaine fr…
Anoka County workers who lost their job may be able to get some help from the Dislocated Worker Program.
Spring Lake Park residents can blame COVID-19 for making them wait even longer for Hy-Vee to open in the city. The store is now slated to open in spring 2021, according to Tina Potthoff, Hy-Vee’s senior vice president for communications.
The Anoka Riverfest & Craft Fair Committee has announced that after much consideration it is canceling the 2020 event that was set to be held on Sept. 26.
The Anoka County Historical Society is helping Federal Premium/Vista Outdoor with their historical materials in part because the Anoka-based ammunition company will be reaching its 100th anniversary in 2022, marking a century since the Federal Cartridge Corporation, as led by Charles L. Horn…
I stumbled upon something that caught my attention while scrolling through my time-killing bad habit of social media. On Snapchat, Poosh.com, a site I follow, addressed “doomscrolling.”
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, police reform and civil unrest captured voters’ attention, the nation was in a longstanding debate about how to reform our immigration system. On one extreme, we have some who want to open up our borders to everyone, and on the other, we have those who want to s…
If the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis has taught us anything it is that police and social justice reform are sorely needed in Minnesota. One reform that must be tackled is the ever-growing achievement gap in public education and the fact children of color, American Indian children and …
As the coronavirus pandemic has burned across the United States, we’ve heard a lot about frontline heroes. The efforts by doctors, nurses, health care workers and first responders are immeasurable to the country.