Leon and Anita Swanson of Nowthen have been named this year’s Anoka County Farm Family of the Year.
Health insurance rates for Anoka County employees will increase an average of 5 percent in 2015 and dental health premiums will go up 1.5 percent effective Jan. 1, 2015.
Anoka County has received a state grant for two prairie and oak savanna restoration projects, one in Mississippi West Regional Park and the other in Rum River Central Regional Park.
The Anoka County Board Aug. 12 awarded a contract for the reconstruction of University Avenue (County State Aid Highway 51) from Northdale Boulevard/109th Avenue to just south of Main Street in Blaine and Coon Rapids.
A contract has been awarded by the Anoka County Board for an intersection reconstruction project at Nowthen Boulevard (CSAH 5) and Alpine Drive in Ramsey. It will replace the existing four-way stop sign with a traffic signal.
Cheryl Portesan is thrilled about the new Route 865 that will take some commuters off Highway 65 and onto buses even though she anticipates her commute time will be similar.
The first step has been taken in Anoka County’s plan to set up a high-tech traffic control command center at the highway department office to monitor traffic operations on county highways.