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On Tuesday, Aug. 7, the city of Fridley, along with over 16,000 communities nationwide, celebrated Night to Unite. Residents joined forces with the Fridley Police and Fire Departments to host block parties throughout the city. During the events, Fridley officials shared information regarding…

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The annual National Night Out in Mounds View was ushered in Tuesday, Aug. 7, with gorgeous weather, visits from the police, fire, and EMS personnel, and another chance for neighbors to come together as friends to enjoy a night of good food, good cheer, and peace.

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The Columbia Heights Police Department hosted a community outreach event, “Cone with a Cop,” at the Dairy Queen. Residents had the opportunity to enjoy some ice cream and visit with members of the police department.

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Dozens of Columbia Heights residents converged on Circle Terrace Boulevard last week for the formal dedication of the newly-minted Bruce Nawrocki Park, which sits adjacent to the City of Peace Neighborhood Center.

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The Anoka County Fair kicked off Tuesday, July 24, and runs through Sunday, July 29, at the Anoka County Fairgrounds in Anoka. For more information about the fair, visit anokacountyfair.com.

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This year’s Fridley ‘49er Days festival was held Saturday, June 16, at Commons Park. The festival included an inflatable carnival, live music, activity booths, food trucks and much more.

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People of all ages gathered for the annual Fridley ‘49er Days parade on June 14. The nearly two-hour parade featured bands, community organizations, and community leaders. 

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Paola Caizapanta Polacio, a student at North Park Elementary in the Columbia Heights Public Schools, advanced to Sodexo’s Regional Future Chef Competition after winning the district Future Chef Competition and placed first in the region encompassing Minnesota and Wisconsin.

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Sylvia Fitzsimmons (left), the circulation manager for ECM, presents a donation of $892 to Dave Rudolph, the director of the South Anoka Community Assistance Food Shelf & Thrift Store in Columbia Heights. In December, ECM provided a “voluntary subscription donation” drive where the compa…

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The Panther Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising money to support Spring Lake Park Schools, collected nearly $180,000 during its 14th annual gala, “Fire and Ice,” on Saturday, Feb. 24.

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