Inscribed on the wall behind the receptionist’s desk at city hall are the words, “Anoka City Hall: A Gift to the City of Anoka from the Federal Cartridge Corporation. 1955.” On the landing of the stairwell as you walk from the first floor to the second is a bigger-than-life portrait of a handsome and distinguished looking man. Wearing a gray suit with vest, red tie, and matching carnation in his lapel, the commanding presence of this slightly balding man is accentuated by his waxed mustache.
It may be nothing or it may point to a very important difference between the DFL and GOP parties. At the Minnesota State Fair their respective booths were very different. One must enter the GOP booth. At the GOP booth a person very likely would be challenged especially if you wore or carried anything that may look liberal. It turned out they even refused entry to one of their own endorsed candidates.
From May through Halloween my fellow docents from the Anoka County Historical Society and I guide brave and curious souls through the darkened streets of Anoka relating the history of the homes and places of business we encounter during our 1 mile walk — and speculating about some of the unexplained phenomenon that has occurred within those premises.
As part of Spring Lake Park Schools’ back-to-school kick-off event in late August, we heard a powerful and moving reminder that we must focus on the needs of EACH child to ensure their success. This message was delivered in a dramatic, emotional and humorous way from Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch.
State Board of Education demands that Anoka take steps at once to replace Franklin. Present building is condemned and board threatens to withdraw $5000 annual state aid. The Board of Education met Friday evening, the principal matter for discussion being the condition of the present Franklin building.
Families and educators embrace this time of year. A new school year, new grade level, new teacher and new friends, as well as connecting with friends from previous years. The excitement of a new school year focuses on preparing our students for a successful year of learning experiences. With those preparations, we know that how [...]