In May of 1914, a new set of advertisements appeared in the Union. Readers were advised to “begin laying plans” for a “festival of joy.” A week of “first grade educational entertainment” was on its way. These “seven glorious days of clean enjoyment” would include orchestra, opera singers, alpine yodelers, a Shakespeare play, a scientific demonstration, and daily lectures on such topic as the Panama Canal, the story of New Zealand, love and brotherhood, and the future of America.
More than 30 Anoka girls soccer alumnae returned to Goodrich Field last Saturday as players from the last two decades competed on teams coached by the only two coaches the program has known since 1992: Sara Chartier (1992-1999) and Paul Anderla (2000-2013).
This fall, when students arrive at Karner Blue, a new school in Blaine, they will experience an educational environment like no other.
Any lingering doubts that the annual Coon Rapids Fourth of July celebration will permanently move from Sand Creek Park to the new Boulevard Park off Coon Rapids Boulevard were put to rest at a Coon Rapids City Council work session Aug. 4.
For the sixth consecutive year, Anoka will not be raising its levy on residential taxpayers.
Before a 135-acre housing and commercial development can move forward in Blaine, it must go through an extensive environmental review.