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Hunger in Anoka County – and the resources available for those affected – was the topic of discussion during the recent Compassion Action Network forum. During the seminar, panel members shared insights about hunger trends and what local organizations are doing to tackle the issue.

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The public is invited to attend Anoka County Law Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, April 26 at the Anoka County Courthouse and Government Center, 2100 Third Avenue in Anoka.

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The City of Mounds View will hold its 15th annual Town Hall Meeting starting at 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 15 at Mounds View City Hall, 2401 Mounds View Boulevard. There will be displays and department exhibits. The city will also give a short presentation to discuss the vision and goals for 20…

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A group of eighth-grade students from Highview Middle School joined nearly 400 youth and public health advocates from across Minnesota on Feb. 27 to rally support at the State Capitol for policies that reduce youth tobacco addiction. Minnesotans for a Smoke-Free Generation, a coalition of mo…

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Legislation improving the definition of criminal sexual conduct to include non-consensual, intentional touching of another person’s clothed buttocks received its first hearing and was passed by the Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Committee on Jan. 30.

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Two projects that have been high on the Mounds View City Council’s list are both at a standstill for now, with one not to be restarted until spring and the other awaiting a start date after the first of the year.

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During its annual conference, held this year Dec. 2-4 in Bloomington, the Association of Minnesota Counties recognized Anoka County for its outstanding work on a pair of initiatives. Awards were given to counties that displayed valuable innovations and improvements in county government.

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Do you know an individual or group that has made a significant contribution to improving public health in our community? Anoka County would like to recognize them with a 2019 Public Health Award. Nominate an individual or group now through Jan. 31, 2019.

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To celebrate Jim Kordiak’s retirement from the Anoka County Board, family, friends and colleagues surprised the outgoing commissioner with a roast and toast at the Banquets of Minnesota on Nov. 14. During the celebration, guests shared their kind and laughable memories of Kordiak, who has se…

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Anoka County Commissioner Jim Kordiak, who is retiring from the County Board Dec. 31 after 32 years, is now the board chairperson — on a temporary basis.