Community

Some 150 seniors gathered at Coon Rapids Senior Center Sept. 10 for its 15th annual safety camp. The event offered tips for safer living in and around Coon Rapids. Presentations were done by Jani Bialke (Anoka County 911 dispatch), Coon Rapids police officer Bryan Platz (Heart Safe Coon Rapids), Coon Rapids police officer Bill Hammes [...]

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The Coon Rapids Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing vulnerable adult male.

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We wish that we were boys and girls so that we could start in school again, meet all our comrades and our nice teachers with nothing to do but study all the time. We can’t do that but we can sell you some fine tablets, pencils, pens, ink, blank books, chewing gum, fine combs, etc. In fact everything you need to get a good education quick. So boys and girls “kum on in.” Goodrich Druggists (Pillsforeverybody).

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Bengal fieldhouse virtually exploded with cheers and applause Sept. 15 when Brock Shepard – with a little help from his friends – busted open a box and watched a star-shaped blue balloon escape the cardboard confines. That balloon signaled that classmates had selected Shepard as 2014 Blaine High School Homecoming King.

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In January 2013, North Dakota authorities investigating a complaint of underfed horses found 96 dead horses and mules and seized another 157 that were starving. Vegetation in their pasture had been eaten down to the dirt and the horses were so hungry they had chewed on tree bark and fence posts, according to the Bismarck Tribune.

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Jesse Hopkins doesn’t claim to be a member of the baby boomer generation, but he has come to share an appreciation for the life and times of those born between 1946 and 1964. Hopkins, who turns 40 this August, is 10 years removed from being an official “baby boomer.”

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