Blaine, Columbia Heights, Fridley and Spring Lake Park have designated their polling places for the 2020 primary and general elections, and some locations are moving due to a new state statute.
A 50-year-old Spring Lake Park man who fired multiple shots at law enforcement is in custody after a standoff Monday, according to the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office.
The Anoka County Housing and Redevelopment Authority Management Committee approved the next step June 9 for the county to use almost $1 million in Community Development Block Grant funds received to help mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
With school out and many events limited or canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, people are looking for ways to get out of the house and enjoy the Minnesota summer.
A Fridley man was arrested last week after allegedly pointing a gun at another man in Spring Lake Park and using “racial words.”
Spring Lake Park High School celebrated the Class of 2020 with a pre-recorded ceremony Friday, June 5, in lieu of a live graduation due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
As it was reported Sunday, June 7, that a veto-proof majority of the Minneapolis City Council supported dismantling the Minneapolis Police Department, Anoka County Sheriff James Stuart urged caution, saying his department has "no appetite for going back to their city to restore order again."
After years of training, Spring Lake Park High School seniors Brendan Abrahamson and Quyncee Chanthanavong have become certified as emergency medical technicians.
“My favorite high school baseball memory would have to be my very first game of high school baseball freshman year, in which I caught a ball while running into the fence. It knocked the wind out of me for a while, but it was well worth it.”
“What I enjoy about baseball is that it’s more of a mental game compared to other sports. Baseball is slow-paced with a ton of strategy into it. This makes it so that you really have to think one or two steps ahead of your opponent.”
“My favorite part about the team is seeing everyone progress over the year and all the jokes we come up with all year long.”
A heavy police presence was visible in Anoka County after the 8 p.m. curfew Saturday, May 30, but ongoing civil unrest in Minneapolis and St. Paul didn’t appear to spill over as it had earlier in the week.
Unrest spread to Anoka County Thursday night as looters targeted Northtown Mall in Blaine, while riots and property damage continued across the Twin Cities after the May 25 death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody.
The regular session of the Minnesota Legislature closed out with a flurry of activity but no bonding bill. While legislators are on hiatus until a special session, a few local lawmakers shared their expectations for what’s coming down the pipeline.
The filing period for candidates who wish to run for some state and local offices began Tuesday, May 19, and ends at 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 2.
“I enjoy being able to run with the people I love. ... And I enjoy how the sport allows you to compete individually, but also as a team. We do well on our own, but even better together.”
"When we weren’t in the circle or doing drills, it was constant, hilarious banter that kept all of us positive during practice. My coach also was constantly pushing us to be responsible, respectful and hardworking, which was always a big motivator.”
Following the lifting of Gov. Tim Walz’s stay-at-home order May 18, the Anoka County Government Center, 2100 Third Ave., Anoka, will open to the public in a limited capacity over the following two days.
“Being able to have my sister as my teammate and relay partner. Breaking the school record with her as well as the state meet are my two favorite track and field memories.”