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Reaser, Marilyn J. | Obituaries | rapidcityjournal.com  Rapid City Journal

RAPID CITY | Marilyn Joy Reaser, 86, died Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019, at a local health care facility.



Anoka High School honors 2019 graduates | Free  ECM Publishers

Anoka High School's 147th graduating class walked across Goodrich Field on Fifth Avenue in Anoka to accept their diplomas on a sunny summer evening ...



'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 ...



Minnesota man attends 1500 high school grad parties  KARE11.com

ANOKA, Minn. — Jeff Nelson could go the entire month of June without a trip to the grocery store. Why bother, with an endless supply of walking tacos and ...



Anoka County History: 1939 tornado left mark on Anoka | Free  ECM Publishers

The tornado that struck Anoka on June 18, 1939, left a lasting impression in its wake. Although the damage is long since cleaned up, repaired, or covered over, ...



Anoka Theatre to present 'Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood' outdoors  ECM Publishers

Anoka High School's theater department is putting on a free, outdoor production of “Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood.” The performances are at 6 p.m. ...



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.



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.



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 ...



Q&A: Legendary builder dishes on housing affordability challenge  Finance and Commerce

After nearly 50 years in the residential construction business, Betty Hardle is a true Twin Cities homebuilding icon.



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.



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.



District 11 prepares Fit for the Future phase 2 | Education  ECM Publishers

The Anoka-Hennepin School District is preparing for round two of its “Fit for the Future” construction projects districtwide.



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 ...



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

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



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.



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, ...



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.



Event center planned in historic Anoka building  ECM Publishers

A new event center is planned for downtown Anoka in the historic Mill Site Building at the north end of downtown, near the old silos.



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 ...



Fatal Motorcycle Crash Victim Identified As Blaine Teacher  WCCO | CBS Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Thirty-three-year-old Daniel Ryan Priess, killed in a Ham Lake motorcycle accident on July 2, has been identified as a teacher, said ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



Minn. Supreme Court Hearings Held At Anoka High School  CBS Minnesota / WCCO

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Hundreds of high school students Wednesday got to see up close how the Minnesota Supreme Court works. Justices held court at ...



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.



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.



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 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 ...



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.



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.



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 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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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. ...



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.



Bachmann Not On List For Anoka High School Hall Of Fame  WJON News

Anoka High School will induct 24 alumnus into its first Hall of Fame class Thursday, but it won't include one of its most famous alums: Republican presidential ...



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.”



'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.



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 ...



Madison Elementary Destination Imagination team advances to global finals  ECM Publishers

The local Destination Imagination team Bull's Eye, from Madison Elementary in Blaine, will be competing at global finals May 22-25 in Kansas City, Missouri.



Marlys 'Molly' Guthmiller | Obituaries  Aitkin Independent Age

Marlys “Molly” Jane Guthmiller, 64 McGregor died Saturday, May 18, 2019 at her home in McGregor.



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 ...



Anoka A Club holds 59th annual banquet  ECM Publishers

The Anoka Athletic Alumni Club held its 59th annual banquet May 20 at Greenhaven Country Club, honoring three senior students. Receiving $5000 A Club ...



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.



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

Nickole Rae Becker, age 48 of Rogers, passed away Sunday, April 14, 2019. She was born August 25, 1970, in Buffalo, the daughter of Ronald and Mary ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



Veterans Memorial Park of Blaine still seeking donations  ECM Publishers

The Veterans Memorial Park of Blaine is seeking donations to install 18 separate memorials.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Royals avenge section loss to Tornadoes in opener  ECM Publishers

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



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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

The two got in a shoving match before the gunman opened fire, police said.



Minnesota history: Koryne Horbal's path to feminist powerhouse  Star Tribune

As an Anoka High School senior in 1955, Koryne Kaneski dated the class president and quarterback of the football team. She hoped it might enhance her ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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