After running home at lunch to check on his cat, Connexus Energy Assistant Planning Engineer Jim Paulson returned to work for a celebration.
Farming was big in Anoka County.
For today’s column I’m going to tap into some of Albert Goodrich’s list of firsts in his book, “History of Anoka County.”
For the past 10 years I have belonged to the Coon Rapids Writers Group.
Tucked against the western border of Anoka County where the Rum River joins the mighty Mississippi, lies the county seat, Anoka, Minnesota.
This is a continuation of Ole Griep’s story told to me by Ole, himself, in 1996 while he was working as a volunteer “grandpa” at Crossroads Vocational School in St. Francis.
Most of my teaching career was spent as a substitute teacher in both ISD 11 and ISD 15.
Now that we’re a month into the school year, let’s take a trip back to the 19th century and see where your children might have been going to school had you been living here at that time.
According to information provided by the Lake George Conservation Club, Lake George began its life some 20,000 years ago as a block of ice that broke off from a receding glacier.