Anoka Tornadoes

On June 7, 1939 a terrible storm swept through Anoka downing power lines, tipping trees and smashing small structures. Reportedly, it was the worst storm to strike Anoka in years. But it was only a harbinger of what lay ahead.

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This year’s Anoka Letterman’s Club scholarship banquet took on a familiar tone as recent Minnesota Football Coaches Association hall of fame inductee Dave Nelson shared a heartfelt message from growing up in one of Anoka’s most well-known families to his coaching days at Blaine and Minnetonka.

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When U.S. Rep. Michelle Bachmann and U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar recommended that the Anoka High School Marching Tornadoes march in Washington, D.C.’s National Independence Day Parade, band director Ben Bussey wasn’t about to turn it down.

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by Samantha Lefebvre Sports Writer Girls’ Basketball Coon Rapids is now 4-6 at home after a seven-point loss to Anoka on Feb. 8. The Tornadoes (8-12), who lost to the Cardinals (9-11) earlier this season in an even closer 2-point game, also broke their two game losing streak with the 57-50 win over the Cardinals. [...]

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