Snow and ice may cover The Draw Amphitheater in Ramsey, but a private citizens group is in full planning mode for the popular summer concert series.
Not all the funding for the estimated $35 million interchange at Highway 10 and Armstrong Boulevard has been secured, but those who have been actively lobbying for funding from the state and federal government are confident that groundbreaking will happen this fall.
The state’s long-range vision for Highway 10 is a freeway uninterrupted by traffic signals. With costs rising to $300 million to add an extra lane in each direction and replace signals with overpasses, traffic engineers have come up with a series of solutions that could improve this corridor sooner rather than later.
Steve Young was 12 years old in 1973 when he participated in the first ever Cub Scout and Boy Scout winter camping trip at the Rum River Scout Camp in Ramsey. Four years later it became the Klondike games, held each year weather permitting.
Before the Ramsey City Council and Anoka County Board in 2007 approved a Sunfish Lake Boulevard reconstruction project north of Highway 10, business owners in a shopping center on the northwest corner expressed concern that the new median would put them out of business.