andover fire department

With the National Fire Protection Association-recognized Fire Prevention Week Oct. 6-12, many local fire departments are hosting open houses to give residents a chance to tour fire stations and vehicles and see demonstrations on what firefighters could do any week of the year.

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Whether they were walking by the crime lab or in a holding cell, seeing the inside of an emergency command vehicle or boat or listening to stories from an Anoka County historian, a Sept. 18 open house gave Anoka County residents a chance to learn about the past and present of the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office.

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Coon Rapids Police Officer Brian Beedle and his merry band of brothers in blue again plan to take the plunge for Special Olympics as part of the annual Polar Bear Plunge event.

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Fire officials are investigating what could have caused a fire to start in an attached three-car garage and spread to parts of an Andover home, said Andover Fire Chief Dan Winkel.

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Hanson Boulevard in Andover will get a bituminous overlay from 161st to 181st avenues this summer. To make the road lighter and relieve the stress on areas that are settling due to mucky soils, Anoka County plans to utilize a shredded tire base in a couple of areas, according to County Engineer Doug Fischer.

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