Columbia Heights is the recipient of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Safe Sports School award for its Hylanders athletic program. The award champions safety and recognizes secondary schools that provide safe environments for student athletes. The award reinforces the importance o…
The Columbia Heights Economic Development Authority has purchased a vacant commercial property at 3989 Central Avenue NE with the intention of turning the space into a luxury apartment building.
Night to Unite and National Night Out are annual celebrations throughout Minnesota and the United States that encourage neighborhoods to host block parties and get to know their neighbors and city employees.
The American Red Cross is suffering a national blood shortage this summer. The shortage is not unusual for this time of year, according to Red Cross external communications manager Sue Thesenga, but Anoka County residents can help by donating at upcoming blood drives.
Medical mission trips usually have numbered goals — doctors and volunteers go somewhere people require a lot of medical attention and aim to perform a certain number of surgeries, provide specific health care services or support specific medical facilities.
Starting in September, the Columbia Heights School District will offer free breakfast before school for students in grades pre-k through 12.
Immaculate Conception Church and School in Columbia Heights is putting on its annual Summer Jam festival Aug. 1-4, featuring seven tribute bands in the weekend’s lineup.
Columbia Heights Fine Arts Foundation is putting on the 1940s comedy “Harvey” as its annual fundraiser for Columbia Heights senior scholarships.
HeightsNEXT hosted Columbia Heights’ inaugural Pride celebration at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 13, in Sullivan Lake Park.
Ronald David Schuelein, 87, formerly of Columbia Heights, passed peacefully July 13, 2019 at his Elk River home in the arms of his family. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Jackie; daughters Victoria Berg, Karla (Steve Camp), and Julie Borrilez (Gary); siblings Merritt, Marlys and Cliv…
(July 16, 1928-July 7, 2019) We are saddened to announce the passing of William (Bill) David Keene: Beloved Husband, Father, Grand & Great Grandfather. Bill was born in Minneapolis in July 1928 to his parents, Hazel Good and Donald Keene. He attended school in Columbia Heights, MN where …
This week marks the final edition of the Sun Focus as coverage of Fridley and Columbia Heights moves to ABC Newspapers, part of the same company as Sun Newspapers.
Wes Nugteren has been growing and planting things since he was young. Growing up on a farm in South Dakota, he would help with growing produce that his family would eat, can and preserve.
There is a new community market in Columbia Heights that will continue on Saturdays throughout the rest of the summer.
The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension’s Human Trafficking Investigators Task Force conducted a two-day undercover operation last week in Coon Rapids that led to the arrests of 11 people and the recovery of 18 victims.
With the MSHSL’s section realignment completed this past spring, several local teams will see a new postseason landscape starting in the fall.
During normal business hours, Columbia Heights Public Library Director Renee Dougherty helps patrons search for various books, periodicals or DVD copies of popular television series that they can rent. But before highly attended events, Dougherty said she watches people search for something …
The second annual Peace Fest, put on by the Science of Spirituality in Columbia Heights, encouraged spreading peace and peace literacy to attendees.
Recent Totino-Grace graduate Jake Svihel missed state titles in wrestling his first three championship match attempts, but he went out a champion in his fourth attempt March 2.
The Plymouth City Council provided input on a sketch plan presented by Dominium Development for the potential redevelopment of the Four Seasons Mall site, located at 4200 Lancaster Lane, off Rockford Road and Highway 169.
Lucille I. (Knowles, Swanson) Chilson, age 106, of Columbia Heights, MN, passed away October 25, 2018. Preceded in death by parents, EC and Nellie Knowles; brothers, Odin (infant) and Edwin; husbands Chester Swanson and Sam Chilson; sons Kent Swanson and Paul Swanson. Survived by daughter Av…