The Coon Rapids Police Department is seeking a federal grant to purchase equipment.
Anoka County is seeking a federal grant to reconstruct a portion of the Rice Creek West Regional Trail.
Andover is applying for a $20,000 federal grant to eradicate buckthorn from a city park.
Three Anoka-Ramsey Community College faculty members, Aaron Dysart, Kathryn Kysar and Laura E. Migliorino, have been awarded 2013 Minnesota State Arts Board grants through the artist initiative program.
Anoka County has received a federal grant to expand its maternal, infant and early childhood home visiting program.
Oak Grove City Council members voted 5-0 Oct. 29 to join four other Anoka County cities in seeking a state grant with the intent of improving firefighting services, but not without some discussion that grant money still equates to public money from taxes.
Funding is in place for Anoka County to improve roads, parking lots and trails at the Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park in 2013.
The Anoka County Job Training Center has received a state grant to continue a program that trains low-income people for jobs at long-term facilities.
It will soon be easier to reach Central Park in Ramsey on foot or by bike.