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Anoka HS honors 146th graduating class | Anoka  ECM Publishers

The sun shone upon Anoka High School's 146th commencement exercises at historic Goodrich Field June 4, as 552 new graduates were honored.



Minnesota Supreme Court convenes at Anoka High School  KMSP-TV

ANOKA, Minn. (KMSP) - The Minnesota Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a drug case about unlawful searches Wednesday, but the justices will have ...



Minnesota Supreme Court to convene at Anoka High School on April 11  ECM Publishers

The Minnesota Supreme Court will convene at Anoka High School on Wednesday, April 11, as part of a biannual program aimed at engaging students about the ...



Former Anoka High para accused of sexual relationship with student  ECM Publishers

Nearly five years later, investigators have reopened a case involving an alleged sexual relationship between an Anoka High School paraeducator and a high ...



Cut 'Footloose' at Anoka High School | Anoka  ECM Publishers

Footloose,” the stage musical built around the 1984 film of the same name, should be “campy,” according to Anoka High School drama director Jake Sullivan.



City Council OKs Anoka HS expansion | Community  ECM Publishers

By Jonathan Young. Managing Editor. Three additions totaling nearly 50,000 square feet at Anoka High School received unanimous approval from the Anoka ...



Anoka Hall of Fame inductees selected | Anoka  ECM Publishers

Inductees have been announced for the Anoka High School Hall of Fame class of 2018.



Boundary meetings continue in Anoka-Hennepin | ABC Newspapers  ECM Publishers

UPDATE: This story has been corrected to reflect the correct cost to add a bus route in the district: $60000, not $300000 as previously stated. ABC Newspapers ...



Former Anoka Paraeducator Facing Criminal Sexual Conduct Charge in Connection to 2013 Incident  KSTP

October 31, 2018 02:15 PM. A 42-year-old Brooklyn Park woman who worked as a paraeducator at Anoka High School is now facing a third-degree criminal ...



Anoka County History: Haunted history tours are in 15th year  ECM Publishers

Now in its 15th year, the Ghosts of Anoka Walking Tour by the Anoka County Historical Society celebrates the history and mystery behind some of the doors in ...



Minnesota has new benchmarks for schools, IDs 485 for help  Star Tribune

More than 480 Minnesota schools struggling with low graduation rates, stagnant test scores or chronic absenteeism are set to get additional help from the state ...



McGonigal to retire after nearly 35-year career in education  ECM Publishers

Jeff McGonigal began his career substitute teaching in Anoka-Hennepin School District, and after nearly 35 years in education, he will retire from the same ...



As federal order expires, Anoka-Hennepin school district faces new challenges  Star Tribune

The Anoka-Hennepin School District is closing a dark chapter in its history. The Department of Justice placed the district under a consent decree in 2012 after ...



Anoka High School uses thousands of canned goods for 'canstruction'  ECM Publishers

Thousands of cans of corn and pinto beans can turn into a work of art with simple mathematics, thoughtful design and a whole lot of teamwork.



Anoka Sports Shack closes after 42 years | Community  ECM Publishers

By Jonathan Young. Managing Editor. Anoka residents and visitors will no longer be able to drop into Sports Shack at the corner of Main Street and Second ...



Anoka mayoral race: Perry vs. Rice | Election 2018 Abc Newspapers  ECM Publishers

Shane Perry is challenging incumbent Mayor Phil Rice in Anoka's mayoral race. Perry and Rice survived a three-way primary in August to be on the ballot.



Prom spelled backwards: Anoka's 'MORP'  KARE

Anoka High School is a sea of students and one of them is ready to retire her title of student and take over her reign as queen.



Kids highlight kindness with posters | Community  ECM Publishers

The Anoka-Hennepin School District recognized winners in its 14th annual kindness poster contest last month.



Boys soccer: Union Herald season preview | Andover  ECM Publishers

It's hard to say it's the dawn of a new era. After all, Clint Seul has been with the Anoka program for 16 years, 14 as junior varsity coach and a varsity assistant.



Challenged book to stay on Anoka High library shelves  Minneapolis Star Tribune

Some Anoka High parents challenged "Eleanor & Park," but a panel concluded the novel was honest and realistic, not profane.



Anoka civil servant Steve Schmidt dies | Community  ECM Publishers

Anoka lost a lifelong resident and civil servant when Steve Schmidt died April 28 at the age of 72.



Bar Buzz: Margaret Chutich is a Hall of Famer  Minnesota Lawyer

The state Supreme Court associate justice was inducted into the Anoka High School Hall of Fame on Friday as one of 10 honorees.



Anoka High Hall of Fame, Class of '11  Minneapolis Star Tribune

Anoka High School has established a Hall of Fame and will induct the first class at 6 p.m. Thursday at the school auditorium, 3939 7th Av. N., Anoka. A reception ...



20 years after record-setting production, Anoka High restages 'Dreamcoat'  Minneapolis Star Tribune

For Shaun Felegy, it's a bit surreal to be back at Anoka High School directing “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” the famous musical that had a ...



Flashback Friday: Tornado Tore Through Anoka 78 Years Ago  KSTP.com

The tornado tore a path from Corcoran through Maple Grove, present day Brooklyn Park and Champlin before hopping the Mississippi River into Anoka, leaving ...



Life sports briefs, week of May 4 | Free  ECM Publishers

Area scores and notes: Pro football. Blaine graduate Kunle Ayinde was offered a spot at the upcoming Minnesota Vikings rookie tryout camp to try and win a ...



Anoka High To Be Recognized For Producing Linebacker Steve Nelson  CBS Local

The NFL is honoring Anoka High School for its contributions to the history of the Super Bowl.



Anoka City Council: 3 candidates seek 2 seats | Election 2018 Abc Newspapers  ECM Publishers

Three candidates are seeking election to two seats on the Anoka City Council Nov. 6.



Metro North ABE helps adults graduate | ABC Newspapers  ECM Publishers

Metro North Adult Basic Education presented over 28 adult learners with their GED certificate or a diploma on Wednesday, May 30, at Anoka High School.



2018 PRIMARY VOTERS GUIDE: Anoka mayor | Local News  ECM Publishers

Three candidates are running for Anoka mayor, and an Aug. 14 primary will narrow the field to two. Incumbent Phil Rice is being challenged by Derrek Mitchel ...



Failing Private Burnham: How the Army Did Not Protect a Minnesota Soldier after a Sexual Assault  KSTP

November 20, 2018 02:09 PM. A Minnesota soldier died by suicide earlier this year after she was sexually assaulted and harassed on a U.S. Army base in South ...



Wrestling: Anoka's Paulson selected to National Wrestling Hall of Fame Class of 2019  ECM Publishers

The National Wrestling Hall of Fame announced that the Class of 2019 inductees are Distinguished Members Carl Adams, Rich Lorenzo, Anoka's Brandon ...



Teacher Jim Alley, the 'Father of Hockey' in Anoka, dies at age 92  Star Tribune

When Jim Alley arrived in Anoka in the mid-1950s, something was conspicuously missing: youth hockey. Alley had grown up playing the game in the hockey ...



Royals avenge section loss to Tornadoes in opener  ECM Publishers

Also take down Blaine Bengals in a triangular at Anoka High School.



A historic all-class reunion in Anoka  Minneapolis Star Tribune

Anoka High School graduates from all years will have a joint reunion after the city's Halloween-themed "Light Up the Night" parade on Saturday.



Metro school districts scramble as enrollments rise, fall wildly  Minneapolis Star Tribune

While overall metro school enrollment grew by only 3 percent in the past five years, some districts are scrambling to adjust to dramatic changes. Minnetonka's up ...



Anoka City Council special election: Louden vs. Wesp  ECM Publishers

Two candidates are on the ballot in a special election to fill the seat vacated by former Council Member Steve Schmidt in late 2016. Schmidt resigned due to ...



Young adult novel is at center of dispute in Anoka-Hennepin district  Minneapolis Star Tribune

Author Rainbow Rowell said she set out to capture the wonder and the ache of first love in her young adult novel, “Eleanor & Park.” Other stark themes ...



Andrew Frosch named assistant principal at Minnetonka High School  SW News Media

MINNETONKA — Andrew Frosch will begin as assistant principal of Minnetonka High School on July 1 when Amy Steiner leaves to become principal of Orono ...



Disabled Army vet from Twin Cities is shot dead in Las Vegas; gunman jailed  Star Tribune

A disabled Army veteran from the Twin Cities was shot and killed in a back-alley confrontation in Las Vegas with an off-duty security guard. Keith Friese, 32, of ...



Anoka-Hennepin schools: Gay bullying has eased after lawsuit settlement  Pioneer Press

Ann Lindsey remembers feeling scared and hot when she made the phone call. It was Aug. 25, 2010. The middle-school teacher was sitting in her car outside ...



Drug-sniffing dog outside an apartment isn't a 'search', MN Supreme Court rules  MPR News

A divided Minnesota Supreme Court today overturned a Court of Appeals ruling that using a drug-sniffing dog outside a person's apartment without a warrant is ...



In Anoka-Hennepin, teacher silence is broken  Minneapolis Star Tribune

In some ways, Friday's Day of Silence observation at Anoka High School was no different than it's been every year in the past decade: 85 students wore placards ...



Hall of Fame inductions set for homecoming | Elk River Star News  ECM Publishers

by Jake Andersen. Sports Reporter. Elk River Activities Director Mike Cunningham has announced eight new members to the Elk River High School Sports Hall ...



Young Coon Rapids bakery owner savors TV debut on Food Network  Star Tribune

Anoka High grad Maddie Carlos, 22, appeared on the Food Network's "Holiday Baking Championship" to compete with other bakers for $50000.



Student suicides in Anoka-Hennepin district … and a call to take action against homophobia  Pioneer Press

Tammy Aaberg remembers her son Justin as someone who was always smiling and loved to play the cello. Then in January, Justin's family rushed him to a ...



Dr. Carlyle Perry Schenk, 93, Sauk Rapids  WJON News

Dr. Carlyle Perry Schenk, 93, died peacefully at his Ridgeview Place apartment on Monday, April 23, 2018 in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota. A memorial *service* will ...



Gymnastics: Anoka, St. Francis both advance pair to state  ECM Publishers

Anoka freshman Adreanna Willodson advanced through the all-around competition and senior Anna Jouppi qualified for state in two events at the Section 7AA ...



Excellent Educator: Anoka High School’s Music Director, Michael Halstenson  CBS Local

It's that time of the week when we recognize a great teacher in our community. This week's Excellent Educator has quite the resume. Not only is Michael ...



New pastor for Coon Rapids UMC | ABC Newspapers  ECM Publishers

Bruce Ough, bishop of the Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, has appointed the Rev. Dianna Dunham as Coon Rapids United ...



Anoka-Hennepin School District settles bullying lawsuit  Minneapolis Star Tribune

The Anoka-Hennepin School District pledged Monday to improve the treatment of gay and lesbian students as part of a settlement that closes a long legal ...



‘Reimagine’ classrooms to close achievement gap, Twin Cities school superintendents say  St. Paul Pioneer Press

Minnesota's educators need to do a better job recognizing students' unique attributes and challenges and modify their instruction so all children can reach their ...



Retiring Anoka-Hennepin schools chief faced the toughest tests  Minneapolis Star Tribune

Reflecting on five intense years in the job, retiring Anoka-Hennepin Superintendent Dennis Carlson continues to be concerned about student success and ...



Anoka worked hard to secure Halloween stamp unveiling  Minneapolis Star Tribune

Bart Ward knows plenty about Halloween in Anoka. The past president of Anoka Halloween, a volunteer group that organizes family friendly events in the ...



Obituary: Ralph Talbot was Anoka County's longest-serving sheriff  Minneapolis Star Tribune

Ralph "Buster" Talbot's proudest identity was as a family man, but generations of Anoka County residents knew him as "Sheriff." First appointed to the top law ...



David Miklesh -- Athens, Ga.  Post-Bulletin

David Michael Miklesh, age 33, of Athens, Ga., passed away unexpectedly on June 28, 2018, in Denver. David is survived by the love of his life, Lindsey Brooker ...



Julia Ann (Grant) Jacobson  Winona Daily News

RUSHFORD, Minn. — Julia Ann (Grant) Jacobson, 99, of Rushford died Tuesday, Aug, 28, 2018, at St. Anne's Extended Care.



David Miklesh - obituary  Aitkin Independent Age

David Michael Miklesh, age 33 of Athens, Georgia, passed away unexpectedly on June 28, 2018, in Denver, Colorado.



Anoka softball combines battery-mate chemistry with power  Minneapolis Star Tribune

Senior battery mates and a aggressive, big-swinging lineup have helped Anoka to its first softball state tournament.



UPDATE: Klobuchar, Emmer Push Army to Take Action after Minnesota Soldier's Sexual Assault, Suicide  KSTP

October 30, 2018 10:23 PM. Members of Congress from Minnesota are demanding the U.S. Army take action and review its policies surrounding the treatment of ...



4 candidates run in special election for Ramsey City Council  ECM Publishers

Four candidates are vying for one opening on the Ramsey City Council that was vacated when Kristine Williams moved to Canada.



Charges: Booster Club Treasurer Stole More Than $33,000 From Lacrosse Team  CBS Local

A Ramsey woman is facing theft charges after she allegedly stole more than $33000 from a high school lacrosse team, according to police. Amy Louise ...



Striving for excellence | News, Sports, Jobs  Marshall Independent

MARSHALL — It takes a lot of work to get more than 2000 high school marching band and color guard members to shine on the field. And at Pursuit of ...



Storied Castle Field is wrapping up its run in Anoka  Minneapolis Star Tribune

The historic ballpark that was built in 1950 will see its final game action July 14, while work continues on a new Castle Field.



Oak Grove City Council: 5 compete for 2 seats | Election 2018 Abc Newspapers  ECM Publishers

Five candidates seek election to two seats on the Oak Grove City Council Nov. 6, but none are incumbents. The current council members holding the seats (Dan ...



North news briefs: 5K Fun Run/Walk for Literacy set in Anoka  Minneapolis Star Tribune

ANOKA-HENNEPIN SCHOOL DISTRICT. Literacy fun run/walk on track for Saturday. The 15th annual Bill Gallagher Memorial 5K Fun Run/Walk for Literacy will ...



'Same Difference' contrasts the way Anoka, Ann Arbor dealt with bullying  MinnPost

Screening twice on Friday, July 17, the documentary chronicles the 2010-2011 epidemic of student suicides in Anoka-Hennepin.



Young Artists of Anoka transforms a local tunnel into a work of art  Minneapolis Star Tribune

A community-oriented project enlists young artists and uses an underground walkway as a canvas for murals.



STMA girls cross country dominates in 2 meets | St. Michael  ECM Publishers

The St. Michael-Albertville girls cross country team dominated the fields in both the Monticello Invitational cross country meet and the Rum River Invitational ...



Sports briefs, week of April 20 | Free  ECM Publishers

Fink retires at. St. Francis. After 35 years of *service* to St. Francis Area Schools, St. Francis High School (SFHS) Activities Director Jeff Fink retired from his ...



Halloween's Amazing Racers dash despite wet weather | Community  ECM Publishers

By Sue Austreng. Contributing writer. After an early morning lightning storm flashed its final bolts across the darkened sky Oct. 21, 17 teams dashed around ...



Disabled Anoka teen: 'I feel like nothing's in my path'  Minneapolis Star Tribune

Despite her physical limitations, an Anoka teen tackles archery, cello and climbing.



Anoka girls' basketball aims to finish 'with a bang'  Minneapolis Star Tribune

Anoka wants to do more than just reach the state tournament again.



Anoka-Hennepin high school senior designs winner for Minneapolis Farmers Market  Minneapolis Star Tribune

Congrats to Jessica Lundquist of Anoka-Hennepin Regional High School, who submitted the winning design in the fifth annual Minneapolis Farmers Market ...



Anoka-Hennepin improves graduation odds for older students  Minneapolis Star Tribune

A three-year-old program in the Anoka-Hennepin district has boosted graduation numbers for 18- to 21-year-olds.



One Town’s War on Gay Teens  RollingStone.com

Every morning, Brittany Geldert stepped off the bus and bolted through the double doors of Fred Moore Middle School, her nerves already on high alert, bracing ...



2018 PRIMARY VOTERS GUIDE: Ramsey mayor | Local News  ECM Publishers

The city of Ramsey will hold a special election for mayor after Sarah Strommen resigned from the position May 1.



Andover Kindergarten Teacher Helps Kids Have Fun While Learning  CBS Minnesota / WCCO

This week, WCCO This Morning heads into the classroom of Joel Sakry at Andover Elementary school. His main mission is for his kindergartners to have fun ...



Gretchen Carlson's one-minute bio  Minneapolis Star Tribune

Born: 1966 in Anoka, where her father and uncle co-owned a car dealership and her grandfather was a Lutheran pastor. Early musical accomplishments: Soloed ...



Rum River bluff cleared for trail, luxury housing in Anoka  Minneapolis Star Tribune

A wooded bluff on the Rum River has been cleared and regraded for a bike trail, public dock and 44 luxury homes to be built near an Anoka nature area.



Kids practice 'authentic science'  St. Cloud Times

SCSU hosted the Central Minnesota Regional Science Fair on Saturday.



15 years later, MN schools are more segregated, and achievement gap has barely budged  St. Paul Pioneer Press

Fifteen years into a nationwide push to provide every student with an equal education, Minnesota schools have grown more segregated and the state's ...



Cross country: Cougars have one state qualifier and place 5th and 6th in 15-team section  Press Pubs

Centennial cross country enjoyed a strong finish to team completion on Thursday at the section meet, and had one state qualifier.



Young Artists Transforming Anoka Pedestrian Tunnel  CBS Local

Young artists in Anoka are turning an 80-foot pedestrian tunnel into a work of art.



St. Katharine Drexel teen serves Muslim Rohingya refugees during gap year  The Catholic Spirit

As a high school senior, Grace Baldus knew she needed time away from the non-stop cadence of student council meetings, orchestra practice and tennis ...



Julia Ann Jacobson  Fillmore County Journal

Julia Ann (Grant) Jacobson, age 99, of Rushford, Minn., died Tuesday, August 28, 2018, at St. Anne's Extended Care. She was born to Logan and Nellie ...



Anoka's Germinaro has wrestling goals that top his Olympian uncle's feats  Minneapolis Star Tribune

Ninth-grader Calvin Germinaro is growing into his place on the family wrestling tree, which includes Olympian Brandon Paulson.



Anoka-Hennepin settlement: Healing has only just begun  MinnPost.com

Last night, school-board members in the Anoka-Hennepin School District approved a 61-page consent decree settling two federal investigations and a major ...



Paul Allen from KFAN to Host 1st Annual SPIRIT Walk Saturday, May 20 Blaine High School/Bunker Hills Park  PR Web

The goal of the SPIRIT Walk is to raise at least $200,000 to offset student activity fee and equipment costs at local high schools. Those high schools include: ...



Love story: Timberwolves star had special bond with cancer victim  Minneapolis Star Tribune

Kevin Love once kept Dylan Witschen's picture in his Timberwolves locker and wrote Dylan's No. 7 on his sneakers before every game. Now, Love says he ...



Grand Day Parade rolls through Anoka | Community  ECM Publishers

Anoka wasn't quite a ghost town Oct. 28, but crowds were much thinner than usual for the Grand Day Parade, billed as the largest parade in Minnesota and ...



Anoka increases downtown riverfront security  Minneapolis Star Tribune

Additional security officers are being sought to patrol Anoka's trails and riverfront in response to concerns about people taking shelter there after dark.



Eden Prairie hosts 26th annual Prairie Colors Marching Band festival  SW News Media

Eden Prairie High School and its Eagle Marching Band hosted the 26th annual Prairie Colors Marching Band Festival on Saturday, Sept. 9.



Garrison Keillor says goodbye, one more time, at State Fair Grandstand  St. Paul Pioneer Press

Breaking news from the Minnesota State Fair Grandstand Friday night: Garrison Keillor said farewell. Again. The 75-year-old Anoka native brought “The ...



Briana Scurry inducted into U.S. Soccer Hall of Fame  ECM Publishers

Atlanta. 1996. I have a dream. The depths of Briana Scurry's soccer accomplishments have filled volumes, featured in Sports Illustrated and covered ...



Ramsey mayor: LeTourneau vs. Wulf | Election 2018 Abc Newspapers  ECM Publishers

Acting Mayor John LeTourneau is competing with Richard Wulf to be the next mayor of Ramsey. LeTourneau, then the at-large council member, stepped in as ...



From Anoka, an opera career  Minneapolis Star Tribune

Minnesota native Ellie Dehn, who has returned to perform in the Minnesota Opera's "Roméo et Juliette," began pursuing a singing career after her junior year at ...



2-time equestrian champion finds personal growth through training, competition  ECM Publishers

Samantha West of Ramsey was dealt a huge blow last spring.



A guide to Independence Day parades and fireworks across Minnesota  MinnPost

The Independence Day holiday is Tuesday, giving many an extra-long weekend to celebrate the country's 241st birthday. The forecast — for pleasant, summery ...



Who is Garrison Keillor's Wife, Jenny Lind Nilsson? What Fired Host Said About Marriage  Newsweek

Updated | Minnesota Public Radio announced on Wednesday the popular host Garrison Keillor was fired over allegations of "inappropriate behavior." Keillor ...



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