In recognition of the disruption the COVID-19 pandemic has caused, the Anoka County Board of Commissioners Nov. 24 granted qualifying owners of residential and non-residential properties more time to pay their property taxes without penalty.
With all K-12 Spring Lake Park Schools students now in distance learning, the district will continue to support students’ nutritional needs at no cost.
The Columbia Heights football team fell 34-6 against St. Anthony Village in a Section 4-4A playoff game to close the season Nov. 19. The Hylanders scored their touchdown on a 35-yard pass from Matt Rockwell to Chase Oates. William Katchmark had eight tackles in the game.
A high school football season filled with unpredictability ended in familiar fashion for Spring Lake Park Nov. 20: churning out defensive dominance to win its sixth game in a row and finish as one of the top teams in the state.
Spending to benefit Democratic candidates for the Minnesota Legislature far outpaced spending for Republicans in Anoka County this year, according to the most recent data from the state’s Campaign Finance Board. But Democrats failed to flip any seats in the county on Election Day, leaving th…
Anoka County commissioners approved a total of $99,456 in coronavirus relief funding for three nonprofits as part of its safety net program Nov. 10.
A five-set effort resulted in an eighth win in a row for Andover Nov. 16, as the Huskies outlasted Elk River 25-21, 17-25, 17-25, 25-14, 15-11.
Natalie Horwath, a senior at Lighthouse School for Gifted and Insatiable Learners in the Spring Lake Park School District, has been named a National Merit semifinalist.
Face masks have quickly become a standard part of daily life. While masks reduce the risk of spreading the novel coronavirus, they present a few problems from discomfort to inconvenience.
Six students from Spring Lake Park High School were recently named Commended Students in the National Merit Scholarship Program. They are among about 34,000 students throughout the nation recognized for their exceptional academic promise.
Secondary students in the Fridley and Spring Lake Park districts recently transitioned to full-time distance learning due to an increase in COVID-19 cases in Anoka County.
Blaine and Spring Lake Park rolled to their fourth wins, Fridley won a battle of unbeatens and Totino-Grace held off Champlin Park in the fifth week of regular season action Nov. 6.
Upgraded air filtration, dispatch training and more were included in the most recent round of federal coronavirus relief spending by Anoka County.
Spring Lake Park Interim Mayor Bob Nelson has been elected as mayor and City Council Members Barbara Goodboe-Bisschoff and Lisa Dircks have retained their seats.
Minnesota State Sen. Jerry Newton, DFL-Coon Rapids, has hung onto his Senate District 37 seat after beating Republican Brad Sanford, of Blaine.
After splitting the opening two sets, Blaine seized the final two to earn its fourth win in its past five matches Nov. 2, defeating host Coon Rapids 25-7, 23-25, 25-18, 25-14 to improve to 5-3 on the season.
Blaine rode a string of big plays and a swarming defense to sprint to a four-score first-half lead and never looked back as it routed host Centennial 42-13 Oct. 30, improving to 3-1 on the season.
When Oregon officials requested assistance in September to fight wildfires, Spring Lake Park-Blaine-Mounds View Assistant Fire Chief Dan Retka and Assistant Training Chief Dan Anderson didn’t hesitate to answer the call.
The Spring Lake Park City Council enthusiastically pledged its support Oct. 19 to allow the Police Department to purchase new gear that would help officers respond to COVID-19 cases and incidents of civil unrest.
Due to a United States 8th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling Oct. 29, absentee ballots for the general election must arrive by Election Day to ensure they will be counted.
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.
Multiple reports of property damage and tampering with vehicles that occurred Oct. 13-14 in Spring Lake Park are being investigated.
A balanced offensive attack and a stingy defense powered Blaine to a 28-13 victory over Roseville Oct. 24 as the Bengals improved to 2-1 on the season.
The Minnesota Legislature passed a $1.87 billion bonding bill last week that includes funding for some long-awaited projects in Anoka County.
The Anoka County Board signed off on $2.78 million in expenditures from the federal coronavirus relief bill last week.
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…
A 32-year-old Brooklyn Park man is charged with firing a gun after robbing a victim who was trying to sell a pair of Air Jordans in Spring Lake Park.