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14 hrs ago | TwinCities

Anoka County's heroin fight gets national recognition

The National Association of Counties recognized the county with an Achievement Award, an honor given since 1970 to counties nationwide that showcase innovative programs, according to information provided by the Anoka County attorney's office.

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Related Topix: Drugs

Fri Jul 04, 2014

Air & Space

The People and Planes of Anoka County- page 2

Denizens of a small Minnesota airport: bombers, ones-of-a-kind, T-6s, Cubs, a 1938 Stinson SR10 once owned by the governor of Pennsylvania, and a veritable hive of homebuilders.

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Related Topix: Flying, Life, Hobbies, Minnesota, Garrison Keillor, Recreational Vehicle, Mitchell, Weather

Star Tribune

Lino Lakes will separate from 3-city fire district in Anoka County

After 28 years of sharing a fire district with 2 Anoka Co. cities, Lino Lakes is withdrawing to form its own: a costly decision being met with resistance.

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Related Topix: Lino Lakes, MN, Fire, Circle Pines, MN, Centerville, MN

Thu Jul 03, 2014

TwinCities

Anoka County residents recycling more

Residents recycled about 170,000 tons of materials in 2013, effectively diverting about 43 percent of total waste generated across the county toward reuse, according to information provided by the county.

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Related Topix: Lino Lakes, MN

Sun Jun 29, 2014

Star Tribune

Plans for $1B rail line from Minneapolis to Duluth chugging along

Estimated project costs have tripled, corridor counties have defected and key proponents were politically ousted.

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Related Topix: 9, Minnesota, St Louis County, MN, Anoka, MN, Coon Rapids, MN

TwinCities

Minnesota surgeon suspected of choking foster child

"The county reacted very, very quickly and worked to put him in a safe environment," said Martha Weaver, spokeswoman for Anoka County Social Services.

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Related Topix: Hubbard County, MN, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

Sat Jun 28, 2014

St. Cloud Times

Political Quarry Blog: 1 in 6th alleges dropout requestPolitical...

Political Quarry Blog: 1 in 6th alleges dropout request Rhonda Sivarajah says her Republican primary opponent, Tom Emmer, tried to muscle her out of the race Check out this story on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/news/local/2014/06/28/political-quarry-blog-th-alleges-dropout-request/11698615/ Candidate Rhonda Sivarajah says her ... (more)

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Related Topix: Anoka, MN, Coon Rapids, MN

KSTP

Severe Storms Coming to Metro Could Bring Damaging Winds, Heavy Rainfall

A new area of thunder storms are heading toward southwest metro, according to KSTP Meteorologist Jonathan Yuhas.

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Related Topix: Weather, St. Paul, MN, Ramsey County, MN, Hailstorm, Natural Disasters, Minnesota

Tue Jun 24, 2014

St. Cloud Times

Emmer campaign reclassifies FitzSimmons payments after Times probe

Emmer campaign reclassifies FitzSimmons payments after Times probe Campaign initially reporting it paid a salary and consulting fees to a state lawmaker Check out this story on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/news/local/2014/06/24/emmer-campaign-reclassifies-firzsimmons-payments-times-probe/11331129/ Congressional candidate Tom Emmer's ... (more)

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Related Topix: Albertville, MN, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Delano, MN, Representative Michele Bachmann, Republican, US House of Representatives

Star Tribune

Grand opening Wednesday for Anoka's Northstar skyway and ramp

A new parking ramp and skyway serving the Northstar commuter rail station in Anoka will have a grand opening Wednesday before opening for public use on Thursday.

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Related Topix: Anoka, MN

Mon Jun 23, 2014

TwinCities

Anoka County: Public asked to help locate missing 15-year-old

The Anoka County sheriff's office is asking the public to help locate a missing 15-year-old from East Bethel.

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Related Topix: East Bethel, MN, Forest Lake, MN

Fri Jun 20, 2014

TwinCities

Minnesota suspect in latex glove child choking won't contest extradition

A man charged with trying to choke his foster son won't contest his extradition in a Fargo court and will be returned to Hubbard County on Friday or Monday at the latest, according to Hubbard County Sheriff Cory Aukes.

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Related Topix: Hubbard County, MN, Cass County, MN

Thu Jun 19, 2014

TwinCities

Andover man set roommate on fire, murder charges say

Adam John Lilienthal, 29, was charged with three counts of second-degree murder for allegedly pouring accelerant over the 55-year-old's body before igniting the fluid and taking off, according to the Anoka County criminal complaint filed against him.

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Related Topix: Fire, Andover, MN, Prison

Wed Jun 18, 2014

WDIO

Twin Cities Landlord Arrested in St. Louis Co. after Allegedly Setting Tenant on Fire

A Twin Cities landlord has been arrested in St. Louis County after allegedly dousing a tenant with an accelerant and lighting him on fire.

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Related Topix: St Louis County, MN, Andover, MN, Hennepin County, MN

City Pages

Anoka County man allegedly set "roommate" on fire intentionally

Yesterday afternoon, Anoka County deputies responded to a report of a landlord/tenant dispute at 1329 137th Lane Northwest in Andover.

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Related Topix: Andover, MN, Orr, MN, St Louis County, MN

Tue Jun 17, 2014

Star Tribune

North news briefs: Drop-in legal help for veterans

Luke Peterson waves as he rides a miniature John Deere Gator during a parade at Centerville Elementary School.

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Related Topix: John Deere Gator, John Deere ATV, All-Terrain Vehicles, Events, Anoka, MN, Brooklyn Center, MN

Star Tribune

Three vie for Anoka County Board seat

It's the only contested race for the Anoka County Board this election season and it couldn't be more unpredictable.

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Related Topix: Coon Rapids, MN, Fridley, MN, Ham Lake, MN

CBS Local

Anoka Co. Teacher Investigated After Photos Of Students Found On Computer

The Anoka County Sheriff's Office says there is a criminal investigation underway into a contracted teacher for St. Francis and Spring Lake Park schools.

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Related Topix: St. Francis, MN, Spring Lake Park, MN, Education Etc., Chaska, MN, Weird

TwinCities

Anoka County teacher investigated after student seen on lap, authorities say

A contracted teacher who works with hearing impaired students at the St. Francis and Spring Lake Park school districts is being investigated after a colleague saw a young student sitting on the man's lap, according to the Anoka County sheriff's office.

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Related Topix: St. Francis, MN, Education Etc., Spring Lake Park, MN

Fri Jun 13, 2014

TwinCities

Piecemeal approach jump-starts a safer U.S. 10 in Anoka County

Overhauling a problematic intersection along U.S. Highway 10 in Ramsey already is in the rearview mirror of one Anoka County commissioner.

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Related Topix: Ramsey, MN, Elk River, MN

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