Fridley Public Schools parents Heather Hansen and Nikki Karnopp teared up when they heard middle school teacher Mary Jo Eukel’s accounts of various random acts of kindness happening schoolwide.
Anoka County high schools will soon compete in the 2020 Minnesota State High School League One Act Play Festival.
Several local school districts are canceling after-school activities today due to the heavy snow in the forecast, and some schools will let out early.
The Anoka County Board voted down a Jan. 7 effort to allow public comment at board meetings, but it plans to discuss the idea at a later work session.
The Fridley Schools Foundation awarded 13 teacher innovation grants in December, totaling $10,000, to benefit Fridley students across the district.
Traffic fatalities in Anoka County decreased by more than a third in 2019, but with alcohol as a factor in over half the fatal crashes, more deaths were avoidable.
Three Minnesota Connections Academy students from Anoka County were among the 34 recently inducted into the National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society and National Elementary Honor Society in recognition of their outstanding academic achievement and service to the community.
In 2019 community leaders made a difference in the arts across Anoka County. There were too many outstanding individuals, groups and organizations to mention here, but here are a few ABC Newspapers covered during the year who we believe deserve to be recognized again.
Fridley Public Schools recognized longtime School Board member Chris Riddle at his final board meeting Dec. 17. Riddle has served 13 consecutive years on the board.
The Fridley Lions Club donated the final $50,000 to the Springbrook Nature Center Foundation to help with the construction of the brand new pavilion at Springbrook. The pavilion will be completed and open spring 2020.
The 24th annual Fridley Alumni Choir concert ushered in the holiday season on Dec. 8 in the Fridley District Auditorium.
Totino-Grace solidified its standing as one of the top teams in Class AAA by coming away with a pair of wins over top 10 Class 4A schools in a four-day span, the latter a 78-73 victory over Spring Lake Park Dec. 20.
Trailing by a goal after the opening period of play, Blaine came to life with a flurry in the final two periods Dec. 19, picking apart Champlin Park for four goals in the second and five more in the third for a 9-1 win as its dominant Northwest Suburban Conference start continued.
Winter break means holiday tournament time for many area teams, with a busy slate of action Dec. 26-Jan. 1 to lead into the new year.
The Minneapolis man charged with stealing a woman’s car and throwing her dog out the window, as well as driving his truck into a gas station and stealing cigarettes earlier that day, was sentenced to two years, five months in jail with credit for 88 days served.
Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, D, voted in favor of both articles of impeachment of President Donald Trump passed by the U.S. House Wednesday, Dec. 18. The articles allege Trump abused his power and obstructed Congress.
The city of Fridley is accepting string lights to be recycled through the end of January.
Blaine continued its sizzling start to the season, taking down Spring Lake Park 73-32 Dec. 13 and Osseo 70-49 Dec. 17 to improve to 8-1 and remain unbeaten in Northwest Suburban Conference action.
Six finalists and 11 placers fueled Blaine’s run to the title in the 16-team Maple Grove Crimson Invite Dec. 14, edging out runner-up Anoka 170.5-167.
The Fridley Schools Foundation, a nonprofit that supports Fridley Public Schools, will host its third annual Black & Gold Gala at 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, at Jax Café, 1928 University Ave. NE, Minneapolis.
While yoga is typically a method of physical and mental relaxation, one Fridley yoga session has heartbeats racing and smiles spreading, thanks to a group of tiny visitors.