The city of Columbia Heights, in partnership with the League of Women Voters ABC, will host a “Meet the Candidates” forum Tuesday, July 14, for the seven candidates running in the Columbia Heights City Council primary Aug. 11: Connie Buesgens (incumbent), Laura Dorle, Kay “K.T.” Jacobs, Andy…
Blaine, Columbia Heights, Fridley and Spring Lake Park have designated their polling places for the 2020 primary and general elections, and some locations are moving due to a new state statute.
Columbia Heights community members hosted a town hall conversation on race June 23 in Huset Park, where local residents of color shared their stories.
The Columbia Heights City Council unanimously approved an emergency interim ordinance Monday, June 22, which allows restaurants to establish temporary outdoor dining through Sunday, Nov. 15, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Anoka County Housing and Redevelopment Authority Management Committee approved the next step June 9 for the county to use almost $1 million in Community Development Block Grant funds received to help mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
With school out and many events limited or canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, people are looking for ways to get out of the house and enjoy the Minnesota summer.
As it was reported Sunday, June 7, that a veto-proof majority of the Minneapolis City Council supported dismantling the Minneapolis Police Department, Anoka County Sheriff James Stuart urged caution, saying his department has "no appetite for going back to their city to restore order again."
A heavy police presence was visible in Anoka County after the 8 p.m. curfew Saturday, May 30, but ongoing civil unrest in Minneapolis and St. Paul didn’t appear to spill over as it had earlier in the week.
Unrest spread to Anoka County Thursday night as looters targeted Northtown Mall in Blaine, while riots and property damage continued across the Twin Cities after the May 25 death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody.
The regular session of the Minnesota Legislature closed out with a flurry of activity but no bonding bill. While legislators are on hiatus until a special session, a few local lawmakers shared their expectations for what’s coming down the pipeline.
The filing period for candidates who wish to run for some state and local offices began Tuesday, May 19, and ends at 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 2.
Following the lifting of Gov. Tim Walz’s stay-at-home order May 18, the Anoka County Government Center, 2100 Third Ave., Anoka, will open to the public in a limited capacity over the following two days.
In a far-ranging collection of personal poetry and prose, “Crossroads: An Anthology of Resilience and Hope by Young Somali Writers” brings together 31 Somali American youth and young adults from Minnesota for a powerful project.
The Anoka County Board of Commissioners April 14 authorized placement of temporary signage within the county right-of-way for the purpose of announcing reopenings and alternative service delivery options during the COVID-19 pandemic restriction period.