The Minnesota Department of Transportation is launching a study to develop a vision for University Avenue (Highway 47) and Central Avenue (Highway 65) from Northeast Minneapolis to the Northtown Mall in Blaine. The study area passes through the cities of Blaine, Columbia Heights, Coon Rapids…
The Blaine boys and Spring Lake Park girls each earned fourth place out of 14 teams at the Northwest Suburban Conference Cross-Country Championships in Crystal Oct. 7.
The Spring Lake Park-Blaine-Mounds View Fire Department recognized Fire Prevention Week, which is Oct. 4-10, by hosting open houses at each its four stations.
The Anoka-Hennepin School District is expecting to shift portions of its revenue from state financial aid to local levies in 2021, due to a growing tax base.
In Blaine’s Ward 1, Tom Newland faces Jason Smith. In Ward 2 Julie Jeppson is running for reelection unopposed. In Ward 3 incumbent Andy Garvais faces a challenge from Chris Massoglia.
Incumbent Robyn West, of Blaine, faces a challenge from Nyle Zikmund, of Blaine, in Anoka County Commissioner District 3.
In the Anoka County Board race for District 6, incumbent Jeff Reinert once again faces Cindy Hansen, of Lino Lakes. Reinert defeated Hansen in a special election for the seat in February of this year, and the two advanced from the August primary after beating out third candidate Kevin Ryan.
It was a dominant night for Blaine girls swimming and diving, topping Coon Rapids in a battle of Northdale Pool rivals 95-81 Sept. 22. Winning events for the Bengals were the 200-yard medley relay team of Sarah Knox, Allison Schrank, Sophia Leo and Chloe Zenz-Olson (1:56.26), Knox in the 200…
A lawsuit against the Anoka-Hennepin School District by a transgender former student will move forward after an appellate court ruled that the Minnesota Human Rights Act “prohibits segregating and separating transgender students with respect to locker-room use.”
Incumbent Republican Roger Chamberlain, of Lino Lakes, faces DFL challenger Justin Stofferahn, of White Bear Township, in Senate District 38. Chamberlain was elected in 2010, then reelected in 2012 and 2016. The district includes all or parts of Blaine, Circle Pines, Lino Lakes, Centerville,…
Voters in House District 37A, will choose between DFL incumbent Erin Koegel, of Spring Lake Park, and Republican Ken Wendling, a current Spring Lake Park City Council member. The district includes the cities of Blaine, Coon Rapids and Spring Lake Park.
Rep. Nolan West, R-Blaine, will once again try to fend off Democrat Amir Joseph Malik, of Blaine, in House District 37B. In 2018 West narrowly defeated Malik in a race that drew hundreds of thousands of dollars in spending. West won by about 150 votes — less than 1 percentage point. The dist…
The DFL’s Kris Fredrick, of Lino Lakes, and Republican Donald Raleigh, of Blaine, are vying for the open seat in House District 38A, where Rep. Linda Runbeck is not seeking reelection. The district includes all or parts of the cities of Blaine, Circle Pines, Lexington, Lino Lakes, Centervill…
The Northtown Transit Center will not relocate to the south end of Northtown Mall as planned, and an alternative location is still being determined, according to Metro Transit.
In a special meeting held on Monday, Sept. 21, the MSHSL Board of Directors reversed its previous decision to move the traditional fall sports of football and volleyball to a spring schedule. The board voted to return football to a six-game fall schedule that will allow a first game to be pl…
Blaine Novak, president of the Minnesota State High School League’s Board of Directors, has called for a special meeting of the League’s board for Monday, Sept. 21 at 9 a.m.
The Minnesota Wild announced Sept. 11 it has acquired center Nick Bjugstad, a Blaine graduate, from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for a conditional selection in the 2021 NHL Entry Draft. As part of the trade, the Penguins are retaining a portion of Bjugstad's salary for the 2020-21 season.
The Spring Lake Park-Blaine-Mounds View is hosting a bike helmet and fitting sale 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Sept. 12, at SBM Fire Station 3.
The public is invited to participate in a virtual open house through Monday, Sept. 28, to learn more about proposed designs for the future of Highway 65 in Spring Lake Park, Blaine and Ham Lake.
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