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At a Feb. 1 MetroNorth Chamber of Commerce breakfast at the Courtyards of Andover, local state senators and representatives spoke for a couple of minutes each to highlight their biggest priorities for the upcoming legislative session.

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Chances are good that if a child was raised in Anoka County, he or she learned about boat and water safety from Vern Waldner, or at least saw him riding the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office air boat in parades.

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It was a beautiful day on Feb. 10 for the 12th annual Ham Lake Snowbowl and another large crowd came out to enjoy the winter festivities at Ham Lake Park.

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If I had the power to give an award for “the best, funniest, most inspiring family movie of the year,” there’s no question which one I’d give it to: “Wonder.” I don’t have that ability. But I hope I can convince you that this is one of the best movies in many years to take children and grand…

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Anoka County announced today (Feb. 1) that the westbound lanes for Main Street between Shenandoah Boulevard and Coon Creek Boulevard in Coon Rapids will remain closed until late March or early April because of road work to repair a land bridge over a bog.

  • By Lori Swanson, Guest Columnist
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Minnesota is a state with four seasons. When temperatures spike over 90 or dip below zero degrees, it can be crucial to keep the power on. And people count on electricity to fuel our technology. Scam artists threaten to turn off utility services if people don’t “pay up.”

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What had been scheduled as a routine contract extension vote by the East Bethel City Council for its animal control officer position last December quickly turned into a weeks-long public relations situation. On Jan. 17, the council voted unanimously to renew a contract with Tammy Gimple, doi…

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In an effort to enhance recruitment practices, Anoka-Hennepin School District administrators are taking steps to attract qualified candidates for employment earlier in the year so positions are fully staffed when school is in session.

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More than 20 people gathered at Coon Rapids United Methodist Church during the morning and afternoon of Jan. 20 to gain an inside perspective on immigration from two women who know the challenges and benefits of the path to U.S. citizenship.

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After the success of Northern Starz Children’s Theatre’s production of “I Never Saw Another Butterfly” – a play following children living in the Terezin Nazi ghetto in Czechoslovakia during the Holocaust – the theater’s executive director, Rachel Bohnsack, launched a Social Interest Troupe p…

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The year 2018 promises two blockbusters for Minnesotans: the Super Bowl and the November election. And I have theories about both as well as other topics sure to make headlines in the next year.