Coon Rapids/Andover American Little League teams had a number of highlights this summer including the introduction of a 50-70 intermediate program for 13-year-olds.
That team not only won the district and state titles but represented Minnesota in the regional tournament in Michigan with a fourth-place finish out of 10 teams, July 19-24.
The Anoka County Board July 22 awarded a contract for the reconstruction of a segment of Foley Boulevard in Coon Rapids from 101st Avenue to Egret Boulevard.
The 7th District of VFW baseball split into four divisions this season, using four branches of military service: Marines, Army, Navy and Air Force.
Coon Rapids will be recognized for its environmental sustainability efforts in cutting energy and other costs at the League of Minnesota Cities conference Friday, June 20, in St. Cloud.
What was already a tragic day May 25 could have been even more heartbreaking had it not been for the actions of Ken Hawj.
A 16-year-old boy was arrested after allegedly pulling a gun and robbing another teenager in a Coon Rapids park July 20.
With current Coon Rapids Mayor Tim Howe not running for re-election, it has opened the floodgates for candidates who will vie in the Aug. 12 primary election. Hoping to be one of the two top vote-getters, ensuring a spot on the Nov. 4 general election ballot, are: Ronald Bradley, Jerry Koch, Ron Manning, Jerry Pierce, Phil Rosar, Ted Schmolke and Eric Sykes.
A field of five candidates will vie in the Aug. 12 primary election to be one of two on the general election ballot to represent Ward 3 in the city of Coon Rapids. Running in the primary are: Ethan Campbell, Wade Demmer, Scott Nellis, Alan Williams and Ethan Yang. The seat is currently held by Paul Johnson, who is not running for re-election.