Prior to Valentine’s Day, families enjoyed a night of fun Feb. 8 at the Sweetheart Dance at Spring Lake Park High School.
The ninth annual Heroes and Helpers event brightened the holidays for 55 children by giving them a chance to purchase gifts for their families.
Area children and city royalty from around the region competed in a children’s pumpkin carving contest Saturday, Oct. 20, in Akin Riverside Park in Anoka. The event was part of the Anoka Halloween festivities, which take place throughout the month of October. The Grande Day Parade is 1-3 p.m…
Festivities kicked off last weekend in the Halloween Capital of the World. The second annual giant pumpkin weigh-off outside Anoka City Hall Oct. 7 featured pumpkins over 1,000 pounds, as well as a variety of activities, such as a scarecrow contest, an adult pumpkin decorating contest and li…
Large crowds gathered at the Coon Rapids VFW Sept. 15 for a nine-hour event to recognize and honor law enforcement officers.
The Anoka Police Department hosted its second annual Cookout with the Cops event Aug. 21 in Sunny Acres Park. The clouds parted, and the sun came out in the evening. An estimated 350 people stopped by the event, intended to foster connections among neighbors and between the community and pol…
Despite the periodic drizzle, crowds showed up for the inaugural Minnesota Soda Festival at the Blue Sun Soda Shop in Spring Lake Park Aug. 4. Booths were set up to serve samples of a variety of craft sodas for 25 cents a pour. Entertainment also included inflatable mini golf, a magician, fo…
East Bethel residents came together in Booster Park for Booster Days, the city’s summer festival, July 20-21. It featured a movie showing, a 5k run, a Kiddie Parade, a Grand Parade, live music and more.
Jackson Street has never smelled as good as it did July 21 when 46 food trucks parked in the vicinity for the second annual Anoka Food Truck Festival.
During the Pleistocene epoch, often called the last ice age, beavers 6-7 feet long roamed the earth – including Anoka County.
A Monday evening parade kicked off Coon Rapids’ annual Fourth of July celebration, which runs three days, July 2-4, at Boulevard Plaza adjacent to the Coon Rapids Ice Center.
Anoka Technical College and Anoka-Hennepin’s Secondary Technical Education Program joined forces to host Nitro X, a transportation camp for middle school students, June 11-15.
It was clear the children at the Washington/Anoka County Head Start center in Coon Rapids had gathered June 14 to honor the American Flag. Red, white and blue appeared everywhere – on hats, on doorways and on the minds of parents and children gathered around the flagpole.
When life gets tough, everyone is faced with two choices, according to Anoka-Hennepin Regional High School graduate and student speaker Brianna Atkinson: quit or persevere.
It was the hottest Memorial Day in Minnesota since the 1930s, but that didn’t keep crowds away from Forest Hills Cemetery in Anoka where those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country were remembered.
A red oak tree was planted at Lincoln Elementary School for the Arts May 11 in recognition of Arbor Day. Anoka is in its 38th year as a member of the Tree City USA program. Trees have been planted at local schools and city parks over those years. The students learned some of the history of t…
The Rumriver Art Center is now more than halfway through the first round of its Vitality Arts classes, offered to adults 55 and older.
Morris Bye Elementary students learned many important lessons when Courtney Godfrey, a Fox 9 television reporter, paid them a visit on April 20.
A large team of firefighters was able to save an Andover home from total destruction after an attached garage was engulfed in flames the morning of April 25.
Friends and family of Epiphany Catholic School students attended an academic showcase after school April 10 to see what the students have learned this school year.
Today, on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School mass shooting, area students joined thousands of others across the United States by participating in the National School Walkout.
Mississippi Elementary School hosted its third annual dance Friday, April 6, attracting the majority of its 425 kindergarten through fifth-grade students to the Coon Rapids school.
With the help of the Coon Creek Watershed District, Northwest Passage High School student Grace Lukkason created a project to test pollution levels at various locations along the Coon Creek Watershed.