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Posted on: March 30, 2022

Understanding Elder Abuse

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Minnesota's senior population is on the rise and with it we have seen an increase in reported cases of elder abuse. The issue is a major focus of the Anoka County Attorney's Office, which has been a leader in the fight against elder abuse in Minnesota.

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Posted on: March 30, 2022

Preventing Domestic Abuse

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In response to high numbers of domestic homicides, multiple Anoka County law enforcement, criminal justice and community agencies joined forces to develop a LAP, which aims to better identify and protect high-risk victims of domestic violence.

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Posted on: March 30, 2022

Addressing Truancy

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Studies show a link between truancy and criminal activity, which can have a negative ripple effect on a person's future opportunities. By addressing truancy, we can improve the lives of our children and give them a chance to choose a better path.

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Posted on: March 30, 2022

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  • The Alert Center allows visitors to stay up to date on potentially disruptive, non-life threatening events such as road closures, parking alerts, boil water advisories, and more. Active alerts will display at the top of the website. Visitors can also sign...
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Posted on: March 30, 2022

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Posted on: March 30, 2022

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Posted on: August 3, 2022

Mental Health Resources & Support for College Students

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The start of your college career is an exciting time. But when the excitement dies down, college can also be the start of difficult and stressful feelings.

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Posted on: August 4, 2022

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These resources look at the issues young people face that are having an impact on their mental health and offer tips on how to deal with these issues and the resulting emotions.

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Posted on: November 23, 2022

County Board Briefs –– 11-22-22

Various Factors to Affect 2023 Property Taxes

Scott Schulte, chair of the Anoka County Board of Commissioners, took some time during the meeting to note that the board was able to accomplish a zero percent levy increase next year, but residential propertie...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: November 10, 2022

County Board Briefs –– 11-8-22

 Economic Development Director Gives Report

Anoka County’s new Economic Development Director, Gregory Fraham-Gilles, gave a presentation to the board about the Anoka County Regional Economic Development partnership, which is a collaborat...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: October 26, 2022

County Board Briefs –– 10-25-2022

 Community Corrections Director Receives Award

The board recognized Anoka County Community Corrections Director Dylan Warkentin for receiving a 2022 Jack Young Award for Excellence in Community Corrections during the Minnesota Association of Commu...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: October 25, 2022

County Board Briefs –– 10-11-22

Palumbo Honored for Years of Service 

During the previous regular County Board meeting, several county employees were recognized for their many years of service to Anoka County. Anoka County Attorney Tony Palumbo, who has been with the county for ...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: September 30, 2022

County Board Briefs –– 9-27-22

October Proclaimed Domestic Violence Awareness Month

The board adopted a resolution proclaiming October 2022 as Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Anoka County.  On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partne...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: September 20, 2022

County Board Briefs –– 9-13-22

Employees Recognized for Years of Service 

The board recognized some of the men and women who have spent much of their careers working for Anoka County. The board commended employees who had been with the county for 30, 35 and 45 years. To watch t...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: August 12, 2022

County Board Briefs –– 8-9-22

Donations Accepted from Patrons and Friends of AC Library

The board accepted donations from the Patrons and Friends of the Anoka County Library. In total, these donations total about $16,000. For more information on this item, click HERE.

Grant Agreement Ap...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: July 28, 2022

County Board Briefs –– 7-26-22

Anoka County Fair is July 26-31

The board noted this year’s Anoka County Fair runs July 26 to 31. In addition to all its regular offerings, the fair is a fantastic opportunity to connect with neighbors and learn about the programs and initiatives...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: July 13, 2022

County Board Briefs –– 7-12-22

Board Recognizes Probation, Parole Services Employees

As Part of National Probation and Parole Services Week in Anoka County, the board recognized the county’s employees who work in this field. To watch the presentation, click HERE.

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: June 30, 2022

County Board Briefs –– 6-28-22

Gifts Accepted for MedLink Luncheon

The board accepted monetary donations to the Anoka County Transportation Division Transit Office, for the purpose of funding the Sept. 28, 2021 MedLink Volunteer Luncheon. MedLink coordinates volunteers who generously gi...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: June 28, 2022

County Board Briefs –– 6-14-22

Attorneys Receive Awards from Bar Association

The board recognized Anoka County attorneys Tony Palumbo and Anne Zimmerman for receiving awards from the Minnesota State Bar Association Public Law Section. Palumbo, who has worked for the Anoka County Attorne...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: June 1, 2022

County Board Briefs –– 5-24-22

County to Sell Parcel of Land in Ramsey

The board approved the sale of county-owned property at 8175 Riverdale Dr. NW in the City of Ramsey. This is land that was originally acquired through condemnation for the purpose of constructing the Armstrong Boulev...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: May 12, 2022

County Board Briefs –– 5-10-22

May Proclaimed Mental Health Month in Anoka County

The board adopted a resolution proclaiming May as Mental Health Month in Anoka County. Denise Kirmis, Anoka County Behavioral Health and Adult Services manager, provided information to the board about ment...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: April 28, 2022

County Board Briefs –– 4-26-22

Board Recognizes Correctional Officers 

The board commended Anoka County’s correctional officers as part of National Correctional Officers Week, which this year is May 1 to 7. Also present to offer praise to the officers were Anoka Count...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: April 14, 2022

County Board Briefs –– 4-12-22

Medical Examiner Provides Annual Report

Dr. Quinn Strobl, the chief medical examiner for the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office, was present at the board meeting to provide the office’s annual report for Anoka County. Of note for 2021: t...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: March 25, 2022

County Board Briefs –– 3-22-22

April 4-10 Proclaimed Public Health Week 

Coinciding with National Public Health Week, the board proclaimed April 4-10 as Public Health Week in Anoka County. Jonelle Hubbard, director of Anoka County Public Health and Environmental Services, spoke...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: March 10, 2022

County Board Briefs –– 3-8-22

Board Hears Presentation from Mosquito Control District

The board listened to the annual presentation by the Metropolitan Mosquito Control District, which this year was represented by Dr. Stephen Manweiller. He spoke to the board about yearly trends, how h...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: February 25, 2022

County Board Briefs –– 2-22-22

Board Hears Presentation on Regional Economic Development

Samantha Markman, Anoka County’s economic development director, provided the board with a presentation about the work of the Anoka County Regional Economic Development Partnership (ACRED), between A...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: February 14, 2022

County Board Briefs –– 2-8-22

Board Remembers Former Commissioner Al Kordiak

During chair’s remarks, Commissioner Scott Schulte took some time to talk about former Anoka County Commissioner Al Kordiak, who recently passed away. Kordiak was a pillar of the board and the commun...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: January 31, 2022

County Board Briefs ––1-25-22

Anoka County Human Services Manager Wins Outstanding Service Award

Cindy Cesare, Anoka County Human Services Division manager, recently won a 2021 Association of Minnesota Counties’ (AMC) Outstanding Service Award for exhibiting excellence, innov...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: January 12, 2022

County Board Briefs –– 1-4-22

Commissioner Scott Schulte Elected Chair of Anoka County Board 

Commissioner Scott Schulte was elected chair of the seven-member Anoka County Board of Commissioners at its Jan. 4, 2022, organizational meeting. He was also named chair of the Transp...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: December 20, 2021

County Board Briefs — 12-14-21

Commissioner Schulte Receives AMC President’s Award

Anoka County Commissioner Scott Schulte received the 2021 Association of Minnesota Counties’ (AMC) President’s Award for years of dedicated service and exemplary leadership i...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: December 7, 2021

County Board Briefs –– 12-3-21

Board Adopts Final budget, levy for 2022

The board adopted the final budget for 2022, which includes a flat property tax levy. The 2022 budget reflects the priorities of the county to provide safe roads and eliminate congestion; work with residents to impr...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: November 24, 2021

County Board Briefs –– 11-23-21

Library Director Presents Annual Report

Anoka County Library Director Colleen Haubner presented the board the annual report for the Anoka County Library system. To watch the video on this item, click HERE.

Dick Lang, Former Board Member, Passes Away

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: November 10, 2021

County Board Briefs –– 11-9-21

November is National Adoption Awareness Month

The board recognized November as National Adoption Awareness Month and asked Jess Van Kuyk, manager of Anoka County Children and Family Services, and Jill Davis, supervisor of the permanency unit in Children an...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: October 27, 2021

County Board Briefs — 10-26-21

IT Director Says Positions Available in Anoka County

Anoka County Information and Technology Director Susan Vreeland presented the board with a list of upcoming initiatives by her department, and she noted positions are available in the county’s ...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: October 21, 2021

County Board Briefs –– 10-12-21

Board Hears Veteran Service Office Report

John Kriesel, Anoka County veteran services officer, presented the board with the annual Anoka County Veteran Services Office report, noting that Anoka County is home to more than 21,000 veterans, which is the four...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: October 4, 2021

County Board Briefs –– 9/28/21

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

The board adopted a resolution naming October Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Anoka County and noted Anoka County is working hard to raise awareness about this important issue. In the U.S., on average, near...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: September 16, 2021

County Board Briefs –– 9-14-21

Longtime Employees Recognized

Employees who have worked at the county for 30 and 35 years were recognized by the board for their service. To watch the presentation, click HERE.

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

The board recognized Sep...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: August 31, 2021

County Board Briefs –– 8-24/21

West Freeway Drive in Columbus to be Reconstructed

The board approved a professional services contract with SRF Consulting Group for the reconstruction and realignment of West Freeway Drive in the City of Columbus. This project is slated for the 2023 const...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: August 19, 2021

County Board Briefs –– 8-10-21

Right Turn Lanes to be Added on Constance Boulevard

The board entered into a joint powers agreement with the City of Ham Lake for the addition of right-hand turn lanes on Constance Boulevard, at Tippecanoe Street, in the City of Ham Lake. For more informat...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: August 17, 2021

County Board Briefs — 7-27-2021

July 27 Proclaimed County Staff Appreciation Day 

The board proclaimed July 27 County Staff Appreciation Day. This was a recognition of all county staff statewide, as Governor Walz chose July 27 to acknowledge the exemplary efforts of county staff...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: July 14, 2021

County Board Briefs –– 7-13-21

July 20-25 is the Anoka County Fair 

After a hiatus last year due to the pandemic, the Anoka County Fair is back and scheduled to run Tuesday, July 20, through Sunday, July 25. The board invited Mike Ahlers, president of the Anoka County Fair Boar...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: June 25, 2021

County Board Briefs 6-22-21

Several Resolutions Approved Regarding Ramsey Gateway Project 

The board approved several resolutions related to the acquisition of right-of-way for the Ramsey Gateway Project, all which concern intersections along U.S. Highways 10 and 169 in the ...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: June 16, 2021

County Board Briefs 6-8-21

Contract Approved for Coon Rapids Blvd./Blackfoot St. Design

The board approved a professional services contract with SEH, Inc. for the preliminary and final design services for intersection improvements on Coon Rapids Boulevard at Blackfoot Street in the ...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: June 11, 2021

County Board Briefs –– 5-25-21

Board Receives Update on Columbia Heights TIF Plan

The board received an update from Columbia Heights Community Development Director Aaron Chirpich about the proposed establishment of the Alatus tax increment financing district, located near Central and 44...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: May 24, 2021

County Board Briefs –– 5-11-21

Compact roundabout approved in Fridley

The board approved entering into a professional services contract with WSB Engineering for improvements at the intersection of Old Central Avenue and Gardena Avenue N.E. in the City of Fridley. This work will include ...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: April 29, 2021

County Board Briefs –– 4-27-21

Anoka County Employees Receive Awards of Excellence

The board recognized several county employees and groups of employees during the biannual awards of excellence presentation. The awards were submitted by fellow employees and encompassed several categorie...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: April 27, 2021

County Board Briefs –– 4-13-21

New Economic Development Director Introduced

Samantha Markman, whose hiring was approved at the March 23 board meeting, introduced herself to the board. Markman last served as the economic development coordinator for the City of Faribault. To read the news...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: April 8, 2021

County Board Briefs –– 3-23-21

Board Hears County Website Annual Report 

Barb Young, Anoka County digital communications coordinator, presented the board with the Anoka County website annual report. Young noted, due to COVID-19, activity on the website increased over the past y...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: March 10, 2021

County Board Briefs –– 3-9-21

Board Details Annual Medical Examiner’s Report 

Scott Schulte, chair, Anoka County Board of Commissioners, briefly detailed the 2020 annual report, submitted by the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office. Some points of note on the ...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: February 25, 2021

County Board Briefs –– 2-23-21

Board Reclassifies Economic Development Position

Following the departure of Anoka County’s economic development specialist, the board reclassified the job as an economic development director position. The economic development specialist position ...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: February 18, 2021

County Board Briefs –– 2-9-2021

Several Transportation Items Approved

The board voted to approve multiple transportation items. Those items include:

  1. A contract amendment for design services for the reconstruction of Foley Boulevard, from East River Road to Coon Rapids Boulevard in Coon Ra...
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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: February 4, 2021

County Board Briefs –– 1-26-21

Two Anoka County Departments win AMC Awards

Anoka County received two Association of Minnesota Counties Awards during AMC’s annual conference Dec. 7, which this year was held virtually due to COVID-19. The board recognized both departments during...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: December 23, 2020

County Board Briefs –– 12-22-20

Board Approves Temporary Extension of Business Licenses 

During an emergency board meeting Dec. 22, the board approved a temporary extension of business renewal licenses for food, beverage and lodging establishments that have been affected by COVI...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: December 16, 2020

County Board Briefs –– 12-15-20

Jam Hops Named Small Business of the Year

The board recognized local business Jam Hops Gymnastics Factory for winning the Dream Big Small Business of the Year Award, which was presented to the business at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Big Week f...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: November 30, 2020

County Board Briefs –– 11-24-20

Board Commends Employees for Work Amid COVID-19

The board took time at the beginning of the meeting to commend all Anoka County employees for their hard work to ensure citizens keep receiving county services during the COVID-19 pandemic. To watch the prese...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: November 24, 2020

County Board Briefs –– 11-10-20

Improvements to be Made at 47/Bunker Lake Boulevard Intersection

The board approved entering into a joint powers agreement with the cities of Anoka and Ramsey for improvements at Highway 47 and Bunker Lake Boulevard intersection in the cities of Anoka and ...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: October 29, 2020

County Board Briefs –– 10-27-2020

Longtime Employees Recognized

The board recognized more than two dozen employees for their years of service. Several employees were commended for 30 and 35 years of service, and the board also recognized one 40-year employee. The cumulative amount of servi...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: October 28, 2020

County Board Briefs –– 10-13-2020

Board Presents Public Health and Environment Awards

The Anoka County Board of Commissioners recognized two individuals and two groups as part of this year’s Public Health & Environmental Awards. The individual awards went to Connie Moore, the...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: September 28, 2020

County Board Briefs –– 9-22-20

Job Training Center Staff Receive Award

The board recognized the Anoka County Job Center staff for receiving a Promising Practices Award from the Minnesota Association of Workforce Boards. This award was for the staff’s development of a Cohort Mo...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: September 9, 2020

County Board Briefs –– 9-8-20

Emergency Management Coordinator Position Added

Anoka County currently has one emergency management coordinator. Due to the duties and responsibilities of this position increasing, the board approved adding another full-time-equivalent coordinator position...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: August 31, 2020

County Board Briefs –– 8-25-20

County Partners with MnDOT to improve Highways 10/169

The board adopted resolutions authorizing Anoka County to enter into a local road improvement agreement with MnDOT for right-of-way acquisition and design services related to scheduled improvements on U...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: August 17, 2020

County Board Briefs –– 8-11-20

• Due to technical difficulties, video for this meeting is not available. 

Centenarians Recognized 

Commissioner Scott Schulte, chair, Anoka County Board of Board of Commissioners, noted at the beginning of the meeting that four C...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: August 7, 2020

County Board Briefs –– 7-28-20

Employees Recognized with Awards of Excellence

The board commended several Anoka County employees who had gone above and beyond in their job duties to support their coworkers and to ensure the public is being served in the most thorough manner possible dur...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: July 15, 2020

County Board Briefs –– 7-14-20

County Board Briefs –– 7-14-20

Donation of $10,000 Accepted from Friends of Anoka County Library

The Friends of Anoka County Library, a group that raises funds and awareness of library services, programs and materials, donated $10,000 to...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: June 29, 2020

County Board Briefs –– 6-23-20

Property Records and Taxation Division Manager Retires 

The board recognized longtime employee Jonell Sawyer for her 36 years of service to the county in the Property Records and Taxation department. Sawyer, who most recently served as the divisio...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: June 12, 2020

County Board Briefs –– 6-9-20

Board Approves Resolution Recognizing, Respecting and Supporting Diversity

The board adopted a resolution that recognizes diversity in Anoka County and stands against discrimination. To read the resolution, click HERE. To watch the video on this i...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: May 27, 2020

County Board Briefs –– 5-26-20

Central Communications Department Renamed ‘Emergency Communications’

The Anoka County Central Communications Department, which answers 9-1-1 calls for citizens of the county and provides dispatch services for all 11 law enforcement agen...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: May 13, 2020

County Board Briefs –– 5-12-20

Board Recognizes Nurses 

The board recognized National Nurses Week in Anoka County by honoring the men and women who serve our society in this role. As part of this presentation, Anoka County Human Services Division Manager Cindy Cesare spoke abou...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: April 30, 2020

County Board Briefs ­­–– 4-28-20

Board Recognizes Peace Officers 

The board recognized all Anoka County peace officers as part of National Peace Officers Week, which this year is May 10 to 16. Law enforcement in Anoka County is composed of the Anoka County Sheriff’s Off...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: April 16, 2020

County Board Briefs –– 4-14-20

Emergency Management Director Provides Update

Anoka County Emergency Management Director Terry Stoltzman provided an update about the coronavirus situation in Anoka County and also noted this week is Severe Weather Awareness Week and National Public Safety...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: April 1, 2020

County Board Briefs –– 3-31-20

The Anoka County Board of Commissioners held a special meeting to conduct business in relation to the coronavirus outbreak. 

Anoka County Continues State of Emergency

The board voted to continue the local state of emergency declared March 16. The b...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: March 25, 2020

County Board Briefs ––3-24-20

Board Briefs – 3-24-20

Note: Due to public health social distancing guidelines established to help reduce the spread of coronavirus, Anoka County Board of Commissioners Chairman Scott Schulte was the only commissioner in the boardroom for the mee...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: March 12, 2020

County Board Briefs — 3-10-20

Emergency Management Director Receives State Award

Anoka County Emergency Management Director Terry Stoltzman recently received an Outstanding Community Partnership Award from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety — division of Homeland Secur...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: February 28, 2020

County Board Briefs 2-25-20

Commissioner Jeff Reinert Sworn into Office

Prior to the board’s regular meeting, Commissioner Jeff Reinert, who now represents District 6, was sworn into office. Voters selected Reinert to fill the vacancy, created when Rhonda Sivarajah became c...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: February 25, 2020

County Board Briefs — 2-11-20

Board Hears Annual County Website Report 

Barbara Young, Anoka County digital communications coordinator, presented the board with an annual report on the county’s public-facing website, which included several statistics about how the pu...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: February 19, 2020

County Board Briefs – 1-28-20

Human Services Mentorship Program Wins AMC Award

Anoka County received a 2019 Association of Minnesota Counties Award for its Human Services Leadership Mentorship Program, which was developed to connect new leaders to more experienced staff for increased s...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: January 9, 2020

County Board Briefs — 1-7-20

ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING

Commissioner Scott Schulte Elected Chair of Anoka County Board

District 7 Anoka County Commissioner Scott Schulte was elected chair of the Anoka County Board of Commissioners, with Commissioner Julie Braastad being elected vice chair....

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: December 26, 2019

County Board Briefs — 12-17-19

County IT Department Receives Two ‘Golden GOVIT’ Awards 

The Anoka County Information Technology Department recently received two “Golden GOVIT” awards for innovations that reduce waste, save time and make p...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: December 3, 2019

County Board Briefs — 11-26-19

County Employees Receive Awards of Excellence 

The Anoka County Board of Commissioners presented several employees with awards of excellence. Nominations for these awards were submitted by fellow employees. Among the winners were: Susan R Anderson...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: November 13, 2019

County Board Briefs –– 11-12-19

Economic Assistance Director Wins Award

The board recognized Brad Thiel, director of the Anoka County Economic Assistance Department, for the work he’s done at the Minnesota Legislature that resulted in securing more funding statewide for child s...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: October 24, 2019

County Board Briefs — 10-22-19

Law Library Director Receives Statewide Award

The board commended John Murphy, Anoka County Law Library Director, for being recognized by Minnesota Lawyer as an “Unsung Legal Hero” for the work he’s done to enhance the library...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: October 11, 2019

County Board Briefs — 10-8-19

Board Hears Annual Report of Veteran Services Office 

Anoka County Veteran Services Officer John Kriesel gave the board an update on the activities of his office. He noted Anoka County is home to more than 21,000 veterans. These brave men and wome...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: September 27, 2019

County Board Briefs — 9-24-19

Board Declares October Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Anoka County 

To raise awareness about domestic violence, the Anoka County Board of Commissioners declared October Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Anoka County. Present at the meetin...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: September 12, 2019

County Board Briefs — 9-10-19

Bunker Beach Staff, Other Responders Recognized for Lifesaving Actions

Several Bunker Beach Water Park Staff and other first responders were recognized at the meeting for their heroic actions the morning of Aug. 7 that resulted in saving the life of a 2-ye...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: August 28, 2019

County Board Briefs — 8-27-19

Recognitions Presented for Involvement with Veterans Memorial Project

Under Chair’s Remarks, the board took time to recognize everyone who was involved in the planning, fundraising and construction of the veterans’ memorial at Coon Lake County Park. In att...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: August 15, 2019

County Board Briefs — 8-13-19

ACTION ITEMS

  • All action items were unanimous. 

Two Positions Added in Corrections

The Anoka County Board of Commissioners approved adding two positions to Human Services/Community Corrections. One is a probation officer, and the second is a social w...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: July 31, 2019

County Board Briefs — 7-23-19

ACTION ITEMS

  • All items except the reclassification of an employee were unanimous.

Grant Secured for Crime Victim Services

The board accepted grant funding from a division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety in the amount of $279,028 to be used to ex...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: July 16, 2019

County Board Briefs — 7-9-19

Anoka County Fair Scheduled July 23-28

The Anoka County Fair will run July 23-28 at 3200 St. Francis Blvd., Anoka. The fair features 4-H exhibits, grandstand events including motocross racing, bull riding, tractors pulls, an ATV big air event and a demo de...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: June 27, 2019

County Board Briefs — 6-25-19

ACTION ITEMS – All of the following items were approved unanimously

Resolution of Support Approved for Road Projects

The board approved a resolution of support for various road and bridge projects in Anoka County for the 2020 legislative session. ...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: June 20, 2019

County Board Briefs — 6-11-19

Board Recognizes Longtime Employees 

The Anoka County Board of Commissioners recognized county employees at the meeting who have worked for the county for 30 and 35 years. In total, 29 employees were commended with certificates of appreciation. Th...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: May 31, 2019

County Board Briefs — 5-28-19

County Administrator Contract Approved 

The Anoka County Board of Commissioners approved Rhonda Sivarajah’s employment agreement for the position of county administrator. The contract was approved by six commissioners, with Sivarajah abs...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: May 16, 2019

County Board Briefs — 5-14-19

Medical Examiner Provides Report

The Anoka County Board of Commissioners invited Dr. Quinn Strobel, the chief medical examiner for the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office, to the meeting to give a report about the work her office conducted for the ...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: April 25, 2019

County Board Briefs — 4-23-19

Board Recognizes Work of Adult Protection/Senior Services

Denise Kirmis, manager of Anoka County Behavioral Health and Adult Services, and Leslie Lundequam, supervisor for Anoka County Adult Protection and Senior Services, were present at the board meeting...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: April 12, 2019

County Board Briefs — 4-9-19

Law Day Planned April 26

Judge Bethany Fountain Lindberg was present at the meeting to talk about Anoka County Law Day, which is planned 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 26. This event is free and open to the public.

She noted Law Day was designed to educate and assi...

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Posted on: March 29, 2019

County Board Briefs — 3-26-19

Anoka County Central Communications Division Recognized 

The Anoka County Board of Commissioners designated the week of April 14-20 National Public Safety Telecommunications Week in the county. This designation was to recognize the important work ...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: March 26, 2019

County Board Briefs — 2-26-19

Economic Development Initiatives Underway

Jacquel Hajder, Anoka County Economic Development Specialist; Lori Higgins, MetroNorth Chamber of Commerce president; and Bruce Sayler, principal of community and economic development at Connexus Energy; spoke to t...

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Posted on: March 30, 2022

Earth Day

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Celebrate Earth Day by taking the pledge to walk or bike on April 22. Celebrate all week long with Earth Day Challenges!

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Posted on: March 30, 2022

31 Days of Biking

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Celebrate National Bike Month by taking the pledge to bike every day in May!

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Posted on: March 30, 2022

Bike to Work Week

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Celebrate Bike to Work Week in Anoka County. Check out the planned events and get involved!

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Posted on: December 2, 2022

Flat 2023 Final Property Tax Levy Approved

The Anoka County Board of Commissioners approved a flat final property tax levy during the board’s meeting Dec. 2 –– this was the third consecutive year the levy amount did not increase.

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Posted on: November 28, 2022

Anoka County Parks Programs and Activities

Check out Anoka County Parks for fun seasonal programs and activities. All CDC/MDH COVID-19 guidelines will be followed. To register or for more information, call 763-324-3350 or visit anokacountyparks.com.

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Posted on: March 23, 2022

Hwy 10 Anoka Construction

Hwy 10 Anoka Construction

Hwy 169/Ferry Street ramp to westbound Hwy 10 closed Oct. 31Starting the morning of Mon, Oct. 31, crews closed the Hwy 169/Ferry St. ramp to westbound Hwy 10. During the closure, drivers will be detoured to use one of the following routes to access westbo...

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Posted on: October 21, 2021

Signs in the Public Right-of-Way

Holding a Fundraiser?  Planning a Garage, Yard or Estate Sale?   Advertising your Business?

No matter the type of fundraiser, sale or business, remember that State law prohibits the placement of signs in the public right-of-way.  ...

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Posted on: November 15, 2022

North Central Library reopening Monday, November 21

North Central Library reopening November 21st

The remodeled location will open its doors with a fresh new look at the Crosstown Shopping Center in Ham Lake.

Renovations include new carpet, shelving, children's book bins, seating, and a great new layout to welcome the community back!

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Posted on: October 10, 2022

Auto Renewal begins November 1st

Auto Renew begins November 1st

Auto Renew - No sign up required!

Eligible items will automatically renew 3 days before the due date.  

EXCEPTIONS INCLUDE: 

  • Items that someone else is waiting for
  • Items that have been renewed the max amount of 4 times
  • Interlibrary loan mater...
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The Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office performs death investigations, conducts postmortem examinations (autopsies), and provides education and consultations to affiliated counties.

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Death Investigation Required by Law

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The Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office performs death investigations, as required by law, per MN Statute 390.

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Independent Inquiries

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Posted on: November 28, 2022

Homestead Property

Have you purchased a new home this year?  To be eligible for a homestead exclusion on next year’s property taxes, you must own, occupy, and apply by December 31st.  For more information or to download an application, click here.

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Property Records & Taxation

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Posted on: November 28, 2022

Toys for Joy Drop Off Site

Toys for Joy Drop Off Site

The Anoka County Sheriff's Office's Andover building will once again be a Toys for Joy drop off site. If you are interested in bringing some holiday cheer to children in Anoka County whose parents/guardians are in tough situations, pleas...

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Posted on: November 22, 2022

A Closer Look At Property Taxes

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What does a pie have to do with your property taxes? Learn what two things directly affect how much you pay with this easy-to-understand video.

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Posted on: November 18, 2022

About Your Tax Statements

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Even with Anoka County's 0% proposed property tax levy increase, it's likely many residents will see larger estimated tax increases for 2023. Why? We break it down.

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Posted on: October 13, 2022

Free Fix-It Clinics

Free Fixit Clinics

Come to one of the Anoka County Fix-it clinics to meet in person with an expert fixer to repair your favorite items. Get help repairing lamps, coffee makers, clothing, vacuums, and much more!

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Posted on: May 3, 2022

At Home COVID-19 Tests available

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Order your tests now so you have them when you need them, click here for more information.

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