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Andover’s strong start to the volleyball season continued as the Huskies recorded a pair of 3-0 victories to improve their record to 5-1, defeating Osseo Oct. 22 and Coon Rapids Oct. 26. Avery Bolles had 14 kills, Presley Sommers had eight and Mallory Rak had seven against Osseo, with 25 ass…
Blaine had nine top-two finishes en route to taking the team title and Andover won seven of 12 events in a runner-up performance at the Section 7AA girls swimming and diving meet in Coon Rapids Oct. 23-24. Anoka followed in third place and Coon Rapids earned sixth place.
Sports and activities will continue in the Anoka-Hennepin School District, even as classes move online, after the district reversed course Monday night in the wake of an outcry from parents and students.
Following state guidance, the Anoka-Hennepin School District has announced middle and high school students will shift to distance learning after Anoka County breached the threshold of 30 new COVID-19 cases per 10,000 people in 14 days.
Buffalo had no answers for Andover’s passing attack, or defense, as the Huskies trounced the Bison 43-7 Oct. 24 to move to 3-0 on the season.
An increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases in the area has put the conclusion of fall sports and the start of winter sports in doubt.
The Minnesota Legislature passed a $1.87 billion bonding bill last week that includes funding for some long-awaited projects in Anoka County.
Coon Rapids has entered a contract to install a traffic signal at Northdale Boulevard and the driveway to McDonald’s, Menards and the former Famous Dave’s in Coon Rapids. In addition, a median will prevent left turns out of the Costco driveway just north of the intersection.
The Anoka County Board signed off on $2.78 million in expenditures from the federal coronavirus relief bill last week.
A 55-year-old Blaine man was recently charged with killing a child and injuring three other people in a 2019 crash.
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 Andover girls swimming and diving team defeated Osseo Oct. 13 to complete an undefeated regular season and capture its first-ever Northwest Suburban Conference championship. Story on the team’s season in next week’s UnionHerald.
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.
Two candidates are competing for Coon Rapids Council Member Steve Wells’ at-large seat. Wells is not seeking reelection, and Pat Carlson faces off against Christopher Geisler for the seat after an August primary narrowed the field of candidates down from three. Geisler is the son of Ward 4 i…
Incumbent Brad Greskowiak is defending his Ward 1 seat on the Coon Rapids City Council this November. He is being challenged by Shalonda Shipp-Gordon.
Jeffrey Cosman is challenging Coon Rapids Council Member Jennifer Geisler in her bid for reelection to her Ward 4 seat after an August primary narrowed the field down from three candidates. Geisler is the mother of Christopher Geisler, who is seeking election to the at-large seat on the City…
Andover graduate Wyatt Kaiser was the third Minnesotan selected in the 2020 NHL Draft, selected in the third round and 81st overall by Chicago Oct. 7. Kaiser, a University of Minnesota Duluth signee, helped lead the Andover boys hockey team to its first-ever state tournament appearance in March.
Motorists may encounter delays starting at 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, and through 5 a.m. Monday, Oct. 12, for pavement repairs on eastbound Highway 10 between Egret Boulevard and Foley Boulevard in Coon Rapids.
Anoka girls swimming and diving defeated Coon Rapids 94-83 in a Northwest Suburban clash Sept. 29.
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.”