Opinion
I wonder if Flora Southard and Alanson Aldrich had any inkling when they married in 1883 that their honeymoon trip to Anoka, Minnesota would last 33 years. Although Flora was of an average age when at 20 she married the 28-year-old doctor, there was nothing average about her. She was born in Westfor...Read More
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During a recent middle school visit, a student had very clearly articulated the feeling of making “high school and beyond” decisions during middle school. There were a number of head nods up and down and even a few “Oh, yeah’s” by several other students in the room, which ranged from grade...Read More
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The inscription on a large rock in the front yard of an old house on South Ferry Street in Anoka reads “Dr. A.W. Giddings settled here in the year 1854.” Dr. Aurora W. Giddings, Anoka’s first doctor, was born in Williamsfield, Ohio in 1830. After receiving his training in several eastern schoo...Read More
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Over the years program trading has gotten a fair amount of attention. This article is going to explain the basics of stock index futures. These are the investment vehicles which are used in both stock derivative trading and portfolio insurance and is only intended to deal with the generalities of th...Read More
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The friendship of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and evangelist Billy Graham was just one of many unexpected things I learned about at a recent terrific Minnesota History Day celebration at a St. Paul high school. For people interested in youngsters, schools and learning with four or five hours to share...Read More
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Welcome to our first conservation column. This new column is focused on local conservation, right here in Anoka County. The goal is to give you a behind-the-scenes look at our natural resources management so that you can make informed decisions about the environment, including your direct interactio...Read More
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