When Burns Township became the city of Nowthen, Linwood became the last remaining township in Anoka County. How does a township differ from a city? Neither population nor geographic size is significant. Rather a township has chosen a form of local government that does the same job as a city council, but works differently.
St. Francis is not the town it was at the turn of the twentieth century. Many factors contributed to its decline as it struggled to reach the midcentury mark. In the early 1900s the railroads were punching their way north.
Like his father, Dwight Woodbury, John Woodbury also proved to be a mover and shaker as explained in this seventh grade essay written by Doug Steinke in 1953.
In July, I was one of the hosts at the Weaver/Woodbury House on Ferry Street during the Anoka County Historical Society’s Home and Garden Tour.
“Memories.” Barbra Streisand sang it. The song often echoes in my head.
While watching a city of Anoka council meeting the other night on television, one of the items on the agenda was the need for a grocery store in town.
Les Mason, a teacher, an athletic director, a coach, and the holder of 22 high school championships, came to us at Anoka High School in 1927.