Anoka County receives national honors

Anoka County has been honored with three Achievement Awards from the National Association of Counties (NACo). The awards recognize innovative, cost-effective county government programs that enhance services for residents. “These awards acknowledge the hard work and creativity of Anoka County employees,” said Board Chair Rhonda Sivarajah. “We are using innovative ideas like these to deliver […]

Balloon with a View: Students’ project collects atmospheric data

By Sarah Price Waconia Patriot intern A group of current and former Waconia High School students assembled a weather balloon to collect data from the atmosphere. (Submitted photo) “They went above and beyond,” said Mike Hamann about a group of seven students in his CIS Physics class at Waconia High School who, without telling him […]

Local organizations partner to host healthy cooking class

Susan Morris (on far right) teaches participants in a “Cooking Matters” class how to safely cut mangoes during the final class held Aug. 13 at the Isanti County Historical Society. The participants were making mango salsa. Photos by Rachel Kytonen Area residents in need of the skills, knowledge and confidence to make healthy, delicious and […]

Vikings plan to move headquarters, practice facility to Eagan

The Minnesota Vikings plan to relocate its headquarters and practice facility from Winter Park in Eden Prairie to an 185-acre site in Eagan. Vikings management has signed a deal for the former Northwest Airlines headquarters property located at Dodd Road and Lone Oak Parkway next to Interstate 494. The complex has remained vacant since the […]

MnDOT to unveil new bicycle map at state fair

Map has updates to roadways, trails, bikeable shoulders ST. PAUL, Minn. – The 2015 state bicycle map is now available from the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Bicyclists can get the new map at the Minnesota State Fair Aug. 27 to Sept. 7 at the Kick Gas exhibit inside the Eco Experience building on Randall Avenue. […]