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Exercises of high order marked the opening held Thursday evening. Speeches, music, dancing, refreshments and a pleasant social time were had. Co. B’s magnificent new home was duly dedicated with an appropriate program. The event was a social event and three hundred or so were present. The new armory is most artistic from an architectural standpoint and stands today the best single company armory in the country, according to reports made at the dedication.

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Blaine City Council Nov. 7 took action which hopefully will relieve many Blaine and Ham Lake residents of problems with odor and flies from Blaine Meats, Inc. located along Highway 65 near 129th in Blaine. Bob Hutchinson of the Anoka County Comprehensive Health Department appeared before council to describe the problem.

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Fighting homelessness across the state — check. Securing grant money for districts all across Minnesota to use on after-school programs — check. Serving on a state-wide council that empowers youth and has the ear of Gov. Mark Dayton and the state’s legislature — check.

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Anoka County recently opened the Coon Rapids Passport Center, located adjacent to the Coon Rapids License Center at 455 99th Ave. NW, Suite 100B, in Coon Rapids. This is the county’s second passport office; the first is located adjacent to the Blaine License Center, 10995 Club West Parkway, Suite 700B.

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Fare For All, a local food program created to make fresh fruits and vegetables more affordable to Twin Cities families will be selling holiday packs for $30 at Christ Lutheran Church Thursday, Nov. 13, from 3-5 p.m. Each holiday pack includes an 8 to 12 pound turkey, a pork roast, boneless-skinless chicken breasts, a pork sausage roll, green beans and an apple pie. There is no need to register in advance.

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