When someone asks where you live, you respond with the name of your city. However, if you were to travel back in time this simple question becomes a lot more complex.
When Burns Township became the city of Nowthen, Linwood became the last remaining township in Anoka County. How does a township differ from a city? Neither population nor geographic size is significant. Rather a township has chosen a form of local government that does the same job as a city council, but works differently.
In the early 1900’s the city of Anoka was no longer a frontier town, but had the comforts and refinement of city life.
According to many soldiers the best military invention ever was the P-38.
Coon Lake Beach is the name given to the neighborhood on the southeast side of East Bethel.
My grandmother ran a boarding house in the late 30’s until the mid-60’s.
The hot lunch program in District 11 schools actually predates the school district itself.
Oak Grove lies between Nowthen and East Bethel, south of St. Francis and north of Andover, in the northwest quadrant of Anoka County, and covers about 23,000 acres.