Last week, Anoka-Hennepin teachers ratified their 2013-2015 contract with 84.6 percent of the nearly 3,000-member union voting to approve it.
A man has pleaded guilty in Anoka County District Court to one of two felony charges in connection with a burglary and theft from vehicles incidents on a St. Francis street one night in early August 2013.
A referendum on a Blaine community center could be on the ballot again18 years after voters first turned it down.
If you look though old issues of the Blaine newspaper, around 1972, you’ll find that grass and peat fires kept the fire department hopping. Starting in May and continuing through the summer, almost every week’s issue lists at least one or two incidents. Oftentimes children were suspected of being the instigators. Before the northern suburbs filled in, there were lots of open spaces and low-lying bogs that provided tinder for these nuisance conflagrations. One such fire-prone area was a peaty expanse on the east side of University Avenue north of 109th Avenue. Today it’s the site of Park of the Four Seasons mobile home community, but prior to 1973 when Four Seasons opened, it was a good place for fires to start.