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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 ...



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 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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 native publishes novel with Minnesota ties | Arts and Entertainment  ECM Publishers

Larry Constantine will never forget the first “F” he ever received while in school.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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.



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.



Students showcase knowledge at annual STEM Fair | Andover  ECM Publishers

More than 1000 projects were on display in the Anoka High School field house Jan. 27 during the annual Anoka-Hennepin School District science, technology, ...



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 ...



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 ...



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

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The NFL is honoring Anoka High School for its contributions to the history of the Super Bowl. As part of a the Super Bowl 50 ...



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 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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



Kids highlight kindness with posters | Community  ECM Publishers

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



Op-ed: Why Everyone Must Know of Anoka-Hennepin's Suicides  Advocate.com

There's a joke I often tell when I'm talking to people about going to school in the 1970s and '80s. “You know that kid at school that everyone made fun of?” I'll ask ...



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.



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 ...



Royals avenge section loss to Tornadoes in opener  ECM Publishers

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



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



'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.



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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

For some, high school doesn't fit neatly into a four-year window. Family instability, homelessness or academic and social struggles can derail the dreams of ...



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.



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.



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 ...



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.



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

For 22-year-old Maddie Carlos, it all started with cupcakes. Since high school, Carlos has charmed friends with her decorative confections — a hobby inspired in ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



David Miklesh - obituary  Aitkin Independent Age

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



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 ...



Tim Pawlenty's Minnesota was hell for LGBTQ youth  City Pages

Starting in 1998, the Minnesota Student Survey, conducted among the state's ninth and 12th-graders, included questions about sexual activity. Was it with the ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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.



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 ...



‘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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Anoka's new Castle Field gears up for baseball season  Minneapolis Star Tribune

Castle Field — the bright, new baseball park near Anoka High School — is in the home stretch of its two-phase development, and to celebrate, a team of Anoka ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Knight boys cross country returns to state | Sports  ECM Publishers

The STMA boys cross country team placed second in the Section 5AA Cross Country Meet held Thursday, Oct. 25, at Anoka High School.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



An officer and a gentle man  Minneapolis Star Tribune

Pfc. Rick Sorenson had been away from the States for 18 days when he was thrust into a battle that changed his life -- and the lives of the five Marines with him ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



After 30 years in Burnsville, police chief announces retirement  ECM Publishers

As Eric Gieseke recalls it, he was mouthing off to a senior officer when the much larger man tossed him into some freshly finished drywall in the Burnsville police ...



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 ...



Much to be decided on Election Day: 2nd District race a rematch  ECM Publishers

An estimated 500000 voters have already cast their ballots or are in the process of filling them out, according to the Minnesota Secretary of State's Office.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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

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



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.



Lee Carlson '56 - Posted on February 15th, 2010 by Erin Wilken  Gustavus Adolphus College News

Lee Carlson, Owner of Main Motor Sales Co. Inc., a Chevrolet and Cadillac dealership in Anoka, Minnesota, was honored today for his nomination for the 2010 ...



Teen entrepreneurs figure heavily into Elk Pride Bazaar  ECM Publishers

Brianna Anderson, a 2016 graduate of Elk River High School is still in college, but she is already acting upon her desire to give back to the high school and.



STMA girls win 5th straight conference cross country title  ECM Publishers

The St. Michael-Albertville High School Girls Cross Country team captured their fifth consecutive Mississippi-8 Conference team title and did so by ...



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