The new 60,000 sqare-foot HealthPartners Riverway Clinic will soon be under construction on the former Castle Field site. It will be a state of the art facility. But who came before HealthPartners? Their earliest Anoka ancestors were doctors Giddings, Aldrich, Kline and Gates. The first doctor to locate in Anoka was Dr. A. W. Giddings [...]
The settlement of Anoka began in the early 1850s. It first appeared with the construction of several buildings at the intersection of Main Street and Ferry Street. When a bridge was built across the Rum River in 1853, development spread to the east side of the river.