Anoka

By Mandy Moran Froemming ABC Newspapers   An Anoka girl has died after being struck by a train at the Ferry Street crossing. The Anoka Police Department responded to a call that a pedestrian had been struck by a train Sunday evening, around 8:30 p.m., according to Cmdr. Paul Sommer of the Anoka County Sheriff’s [...]

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Elyse Kaner elyse.kaner@ecm-inc.com Anoka-Ramsey Community College’s Theatre Department this weekend opens the fast-paced comedy “The House of Blue Leaves.” The show is a mix of not only comedy but tragedy and farce, said Blayn Lemke, director of the show and ARCC faculty member. “You get your money’s worth,” Lemke said teasingly in an interview. Playwright [...]

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By Mandy Moran Froemming editor.anokaunion@ecm-inc.com When kids aren’t feeling well at St. Stephen’s School in Anoka there is someone ready and waiting to tend to their needs. But more often than not these days, that health care professional is a volunteer. Funding cuts over the past two years first sliced the Catholic school’s full-time health [...]

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Lyric Arts hopes to haunt Anoka, the Halloween Capital of the World, this fall with their bone-chilling adaptation of Bram Stroker’s famous novel, Dracula. Stephen Dietz’s faithful and frightening rendition of the classic story, Dracula, is brought to life to recount the rise and fall of one of the most famous literary monsters ever created. [...]

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Frightening fun is on tap during the Anoka Knights of Columbus’ annual haunted house. Prepare to be scared by a variety of monsters and ghouls as you traverse through the halls, doorways and rooms in the building at the Anoka County Fairgrounds. “It’s good all the way around,” said haunted house co-chairperson Ray Dalzell. “People [...]

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By Mandy Moran Froemming editor.anokaunion@ecm-inc.com   The Anoka Classic Car Show is gearing up for its grand finale. The car show will finish this season’s run Sept. 22 with a grand finale show at the Anoka County Fairgrounds from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This particular show will be open to all cars, rather than [...]

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By Bethany Kemming bethany.kemming@ecm-inc.com   With cheers and shouts from their co-workers, family members and Two Scoops customers, Miranda Yates and Hudson Towler competed and failed to finish the Two Scoops Tornado Challenge in 30 minutes June 19. The Tornado, a 20-scoop sundae listed at a price of $29.95, comes complete with five shots of [...]

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