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Anoka Halloween put on a Grande Day Parade drive-thru event at four locations in the city Saturday, Oct. 31, to mark the 100th anniversary of the citywide celebration. A steady stream of vehicles poured into the sites and drove past floats and other attractions.

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An attempt to maintain some sense of normalcy in Ramsey was rained out Saturday, Sept. 12.

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When Dave Hoagland retired as Anoka’s police chief in 1979, many of today’s officers weren’t even born — a fact current Chief Eric Peterson enjoyed pointing out during Hoagland’s birthday celebration last week.

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About 40 volunteers helped build a new playground at St. Francis Elementary Saturday, July 11. The project was funded by donations and organized by the St. Francis Elementary Association of Parents and Teachers. The community build had been planned for next year, but the cash and in-kind don…

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A trickle of visitors stopped by the Anoka Veterans Memorial in Riverfront Memorial Park during the early afternoon of Monday, May 25.

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As part of Coon Rapids’ annual Snowflake Days celebration, there was a children’s carnival at Eisenhower Elementary School Saturday, Feb. 8.

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Southern Anoka Community Assistance, more commonly known as SACA, had its sixth annual Fire and Ice Plunge Saturday, Jan. 25, at Silver Lake Beach in Columbia Heights.

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As entertaining as devising traps may be in the movies, leaving a child home alone can be a risk. But area parents whose kids attended Anoka’s Home Alone Safety Class Jan. 3 can feel more confident their children will be safe on their own.