Iron found in Anoka
Iron ore right in Anoka! Workmen hauling dirt from the Wyman pit, lower Third avenue, found what promises to be good grade iron ore yesterday. Whether it is the outcropping of a mine, or just a pocket, remains to be seen, but the ore looks good and just such leads have led to some of the big mines of Minnesota.
-100 years ago, May 6, 1914,
Anoka County Union
Green Haven clubhouse among outstanding construction jobs
The Anoka Community Clubhouse has been selected as one of the outstanding construction jobs of its type in Minnesota and is being included in a book of pictures being sent to Washington for the attention of Colonel F.C. Harrington, Federal Works Progress Administrator. The Municipal clubhouse is situated on one of the finest and toughest golf courses in the state, with grass greens and watered fairways. It is of ultra-modern construction with shower baths, dining hall, bowling alleys, ballroom, outside playground for children, bowling green, trap and skeet shooting, archery range, horseshoe courts and fine picnic grounds.
– 75 years ago, May 10, 1939,
CRHS dedication May 17
The new Coon Rapids senior high school building, located at Northdale Boulevard, will be officially dedicated Sunday afternoon, May 17. Ceremonies will be held in the gymnasium and will start with a concert by the Coon Rapids senior high school orchestra under the direction of Raymond Blake, which will also provide music later during the program. O.C. Severson, president of the Board of Education of Anoka-Hennepin School District 11, will make the presentation of the new high school to the people of the district. Mrs. Barbara D. Puenti will sing “Bless This House,” followed by a benediction.
– 50 years ago, May 8, 1964
Coon Rapids Herald
Blocking bridge foils ‘real cruisers’
The weather notwithstanding, Anoka is apparently doing something right in getting rid of most of its cruising problem. That has been the situation the last two weekends after the Anoka City Council rejected some task force recommendations and ordered immediate and more drastic action. The council agreed to prohibit westbound traffic over the Rum River bridge starting at 10 p.m. each night over weekends. Police also continued random checkpoints for enforcement of DWI laws, monitored CB channels and ticketed moving and other active violations.
– 25 years ago, May 12, 1989
Anoka County Union
• Compiled by Sue Austreng
Editor’s note: “Looking Back” is reprinted exactly as the items first appeared.