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'Symphonic Rock Returns' benefits Anoka High School families  ECM Publishers

Tickets are now on sale for the eighth annual “Symphonic Rock Returns” benefit concert, which will be at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 29, and Saturday, March 30, ...



Anoka High School students use "maker space" to create  Minneapolis Star Tribune

Last year, statewide high school graduation rates hit a record high - with nearly 83 percent earning their diploma on time. But progress stalled this year in ...



Best High Schools Ranked In The Twin Cities Metro: U.S. News  Maple Grove, MN Patch

Best High Schools Ranked In Twin Cities Metro - Maple Grove, MN - Here are top 100 schools in the Twin Cities metro, according to new rankings from U.S. ...



Crowning moment at Anoka High School | Free  ECM Publishers

Anoka High School had its homecoming coronation Sept. 21. Julia Smith and Colby Sandstrom were the queen and king.



A little bit country: Anoka Lions Club hosts annual Country Music Show March 9  ECM Publishers

The Anoka Lions Club will host the 31st annual Country Music Show at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., Saturday, March 9, at Anoka High School.



Anoka High School production of 'Hairspray' addresses racism in America  ECM Publishers

The hit musical “Hairspray” is coming to the Anoka High School stage May 3-11.



School staffer charged over sexual contact she had with student in 2013  Bring Me The News

The then 36 year old was caught in a car with a teenage student.



Minnesota graduation rate hits all-time high; racial gap narrows  Star Tribune

Minnesota's overall high school graduation rate hit an all-time peak in 2018, as the state made some progress in narrowing the persistent graduation gap ...



Anoka linebacker gives verbal commit to Gopher football  Bring Me The News

P.J. Fleck and the Gopher football team have added a player to the 2020 recruiting class, with three star Anoka High School linebacker Cody Lindenberg ...



P.J. Fleck to speak at Anoka Alumni Club Banquet - all AHS graduates invited to reserve spots by May 10  ECM Publishers

The 59th Annual Anoka Alumni Athletic Club (A Club) Banquet is scheduled for Monday, May 20, with University of Minnesota head football coach P.J. Fleck the ...



Sports Briefs: Kish named new Anoka football coach; Blaine's VanArragon 4th in national final golf contest at Augusta  ECM Publishers

Football. Anoka announced Tom Kish as its new head football coach. Kish is a graduate of Anoka High School, where he played football, hockey and baseball.



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.



Thunder football, girls basketball coaches step down | Elk River Star News  ECM Publishers

Tom Kish, Lance Dalbey resign after successful coaching tenures at Zimmerman.



Former 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 ...



Northern Symphony Orchestra featured in cosmic concert April 13  ECM Publishers

The Northern Symphony Orchestra will present Gustav Holst's “The Planets” at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 13, in the Anoka High School auditorium.



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 ...



STEAM program expands at Anoka High School | ABC Newspapers  ECM Publishers

The STEAM program at Anoka High School is off to a great start with 113 freshman and sophomores working together to merge science, technology, ...



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.



Bartlett named next Thunder football coach | Elk River Star News  ECM Publishers

Evan Bartlett replaces former head coach Tom Kish, hopes to build on strong foundation.



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 HS takes loony approach to Shakespeare | Arts and Entertainment  ECM Publishers

Worlds collide when, from left, Dromio of Syracuse (Grace Beck) and his master, Antipholus of Syracuse (Thomas Sullivan), unwittingly ride into the same town ...



Boys hockey: Rogers takes down Anoka in season opener  ECM Publishers

The Royals came into their season and home opener against Anoka looking to put last season behind them.



Minnesota schools embrace hands-on learning with 'makerspaces'  Star Tribune

That's a place for creativity and hands-on learning, and it's increasingly becoming a part of school buildings, classrooms and courses.



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 ...



2018 Newsmaker: Rosemount High School principal focused on a culture of support  ECM Publishers

Pete Roback wants school to be a place where everyone knows your name.



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 ...



ISD 11 teachers share concerns with state senator | Education  ECM Publishers

Anoka-Hennepin School District teachers addressed Sen. Jim Abeler, R-Anoka, on concerns ranging from teacher licensure to education funding April 6.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



City Council OKs Anoka HS expansion | Community  ECM Publishers

Three additions, totaling nearly 50,000 square feet, are planned at Anoka High School, starting this spring. Photo by Jonathan Young. By Jonathan Young.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



Nickole Becker, 1970-2019 - The Fergus Falls Daily Journal  Fergus Falls Daily Journal

You have read 1 of 10 articles. Log In or Subscribe. Nickole Rae Becker, age 48 of Rogers, passed away Sunday, April 14, 2019. She was born August 25, 1970 ...



'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.



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

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — 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.



Reynolds Music founder dies at 83 | Anoka  ECM Publishers

Musician and businessman John Reynolds helped many budding musicians experience the joy of playing an instrument in the past 30 years.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Future Anoka-Hennepin superintendent has strong ties to district  Minneapolis Star Tribune

Anoka-Hennepin Schools' next superintendent knows the district inside and out. David Law enrolled as a student there in fifth grade and graduated from Coon ...



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 ...



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 ...



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

The 15th annual Bill Gallagher Memorial 5K Fun Run/Walk for Literacy will take place on Saturday, April 11, at Anoka High School. The event is sponsored by ...



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.



Young business owner looks to prove herself on national baking show  ECM Publishers

The 24-year-old owner of the Coon Rapids bakery Something Sweet by Maddie Lu will be on Food Network's “Winner Cake All.”



Coon Rapids High School DECA teacher honored for business education efforts  ECM Publishers

A Coon Rapids High School teacher was recently honored for his 20-year career helping students learn about business and leadership.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Taylor Krone earns Anoka Athena award | Anoka  ECM Publishers

Senior Taylor Krone has been named Anoka's Athena Award winner for the 2017-2018 school year.



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 ...



Royals avenge section loss to Tornadoes in opener  ECM Publishers

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



The Intriguing Story Behind the Twin Cities’ Suddenly Ubiquitous Aprons  Eater Twin Cities

Every year there's an item that emerges as the must have for new restaurants and this is the year of the BA Craftmade apron. They are being sported in Uptown's ...



Community mourns hockey coach's death | Laker Pioneer  ECM Publishers

The Orono Boys High School Hockey team lost a member of its coaching staff two weeks ago when assistant coach Zach “Nelly” Nelson, 33, passed away ...



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 ...



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 ...



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

In the eyes of her high school alma mater, at least, Justice Margaret H. Chutich belongs in the pantheon of greatness. The state Supreme Court associate justice ...



Sports Notebook 1/12 edition: Youth ski club launches in Elk River  ECM Publishers

A new youth cross-country ski club has started up in Elk River.



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.



LGBTQ youth group Justin's Gift denied entry into Anoka Halloween parade  MinnPost.com

A gay and lesbian youth group has been told its members can't walk in Anoka's annual Halloween parade, and the mother of one has launched a petition in ...



Garrison Keillor reflects on life in his Summit Av. mansion, now on market for $2.5M  Star Tribune

'I could live in somebody's garage and be fairly happy,” Garrison Keillor said last week. The creator and longtime host of “A Prairie Home Companion” recently ...



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 ...



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

Jennifer Shoemaker, an artist whose family moved from Coon Rapids to Anoka last year, has two teenage sons who are artists, too. As such, she wanted to find ...



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.



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 ...



David Miklesh - obituary  Aitkin Independent Age

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



Kids highlight kindness with posters | Community  ECM Publishers

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



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 ...



Spartans raise more than $3K in memory of late coach  ECM Publishers

Orono ventured out on the tail end of the polar vortex last week to host #6 ranked Mahtomedi for their annual I Heart Hockey fundraiser. This year, Orono Boys ...



Cross county: Mustang girls headed for state after placing 2nd in section  Press Pubs

The Mounds View girls were runners-up in the Section 5AA cross country meet, qualifying for the state meet, on Thursday. “What a huge win for the entire ...



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 ...



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.



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

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — This week, WCCO This Morning heads into the classroom of Joel Sakry at Andover Elementary school. His main mission is for his ...



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

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A Ramsey woman is accused of stealing more than $33,000 from a high school lacrosse team. Amy Louise Weigman, 45, faces one ...



Garrison Keillor is selling Common Good Books, but isn't leaving the Twin Cities  Star Tribune

Garrison Keillor is selling Common Good Books, his latest step in separating himself from the city of St. Paul. This past fall, he put his nine-bathroom Summit ...



Startup showcase: Creating a revolutionary luxury shave experience for women  St. Paul Pioneer Press

For 100-plus years, technology for female shaving hasn't changed. The typical pink handles and aloe strips are unfortunately included in a list of minimal options ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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.



Julia Ann (Grant) Jacobson | Obituaries | winonadailynews.com  Winona Daily News

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



Young Artists Transforming Anoka Pedestrian Tunnel  CBS Local

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Young artists in Anoka are turning an 80-foot pedestrian tunnel into a work of art. A group called “Young Artists of Anoka” is ...



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 ...



Scholarships through Isanti County Beyond the Yellow Ribbon help students pursue their dreams  ECM Publishers

For Kalie Manke, receiving an Isanti County Beyond the Yellow Ribbon educational scholarship last April allowed her to continue at the University of ...



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.



Mass. gas explosions injure 10, kill one man  Minneapolis Star Tribune

A series of gas explosions an official described as "Armageddon" killed a teenager, injured at least 10 other people and ignited fires in at least 39 homes in three ...



Girls cross country: Rebels, Pirates finish season at 5AA section meet  ECM Publishers

Champlin Park and Park Center girls cross country teams finished 13th and 14th, respectively, on Thursday, Oct. 25, at the 5AA section meet.



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 ...



Students dominate Minneapolis anti-racism rally  Star Tribune

As downtown Minneapolis employees headed home for the weekend Friday evening, a crowd gathered on the steps of the Hennepin County Government ...



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 ...



Chaska father receives liver from son in rare operation  SW News Media

Eric Wischmann thought it would take years before he could get a new liver. The Chaska resident was first diagnosed with primary sclerosing cholangitis, a rare ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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