The city of Anoka lived up to its billing as the “Halloween Capital of the World” on Saturday. The Grand Day Parade began at 1 p.m. in downtown Anoka, with over 150 floats and dozens of marching bands. Organizers estimate that they get up to 40,000 people to turn out every year. The event, which began in 1920, is the largest and longest-running parade in Minnesota.
Halloween is just around the corner and one of the biggest celebrations around is in Anoka. The city has been known to have one of the biggest Halloween parades there is in Minnesota.
There is no better time for a high school football fan than between late September and early October. It’s when the conference favorites emerge and when all the hard work in offseason starts to show.
This is bound to get messy. For those who love wings, the title of “best” is nothing trivial. Wings are a visceral culinary experience, something that hearkens back to the campfires of our ancestors. They […]
Matthew Gilbert is September’s Veteran of the Month!
A 21-year-old Anoka man is accused of possessing more than 18 pounds of methamphetamine at his home valued at up to $1,000,000, according to charges filed in Anoka County Court. Cesar Ruben Fletes-Ortiz was charged with two counts of first-degree possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell in connection with the case.
When your motto is making “freaky fast” deliveries, the last thing you need to see are orange barrels and detour signs. It’s been a tough summer for Jimmy John’s delivery driver Joshua McClain. “The way [the] highway is is just stopping our business from getting here,” McClain said. “So I’m not getting in as many hours of work. And I mean, just to get anyplace, period, 694 is a highway that everybody uses.”
More people are riding the Northstar Commuter Rail Line between Big Lake and Minneapolis. Ridership increased 15 percent during the first six months of 2013, compared with the same period last year. Metro Transit made permanent a fare reduction in May that lowered most Northstar tickets by $1. A new station in Ramsey and significant ridership increases at the Big Lake and Coon Rapids stations offset decreases from the Anoka and Fridley stations.
Last week, we started a slew of conference previews with the South Suburban Conference where it was predicted last year’s state runner-up to be the favorite. This week, we head just a little north and west of the Twin Cities metro to take a look at the Northwest Suburban Conference.
A 40-year-old man, who was under the influence, has been charged after police say he fired 10 shots into two townhomes in Anoka.
After nearly being buried alive at a construction site, nine puppies will hopefully find good homes in Minnesota. Police in Tioga, N. D., confirmed a man tried to bury the nine puppies last Saturday. After someone there became aware of what was going on, they quickly went searching for the puppies and uncovered them.
A veteran Republican legislator from Anoka made a surprising entrance Tuesday into Minnesota’s U.S. Senate race. State Rep. Jim Abeler announced his bid in an email blast that said he had formed a campaign committee.
Drive down any major freeway around the metro and you’re bound to hit some type of road construction. The Minnesota Department of Transportation has dozens of projects underway in the Twin Cities, but this construction season is off to a slow start. The dreary weather is putting a damper on how often crews are able to get to work.
Minnesota’s Rep. Michele Bachmann is one of those rare politicians people seem to really love – or not.
A 21-year-old man is accused of causing a crash that injured his ex-girlfriend.