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2018 Year in Review: Anoka County UnionHerald | Local News  ECM Publishers

A lot happened in Anoka County in 2018. Some events held great significance and will shape the future of the region. Others will fade into distant memory, but all ...

Coon Rapids High School graduates 450 | Coon Rapids  ECM Publishers

Red and white streamers rained down on Coon Rapids High School's newest graduates June 3 at the 3M Arena at Mariucci on the University of Minnesota,Twin ...

Coon Rapids celebrates inaugural Hall of Fame class  ECM Publishers

Coon Rapids High School celebrated its inaugural Hall of Fame class Sept. 7, honoring Cardinal fixtures dating back to the school's inception.

'The Anatomy of Gray' opens at CRHS Nov. 1  ECM Publishers

Playwright Jim Leonard Jr. describes his newest play, “The Anatomy of Gray,” as “a children's story for adults.”

Coon Rapids High School launches kindness campaign  Star Tribune

Academic success and athletic prowess are celebrated at most high schools. But Coon Rapids High School teachers and staffers want students to know there's ...

Coon Rapids sophomore athlete recovers from rare stroke

A Coon Rapids High School sophomore was discharged from Abbott Northwestern Hospital only four days after suffering a rare stroke.

Coon Rapids hockey club says treasurer took $36K  Star Tribune

The former treasurer of the Coon Rapids High School hockey team's booster club allegedly stole more than $36,000 from the club over two years, putting some ...

Embracing a new challenge, Tom Develice takes over as Coon Rapids Activities Director  ECM Publishers

As a teacher and head football coach at Blaine, Tom Develice has witnessed first-hand the value of activities in students' lives the past 20 years.

New name, specialty school status for Hoover Elementary  ECM Publishers

The Anoka-Hennepin School Board voted last month to officially change Hoover Elementary School's name to Hoover Elementary – Biomedical, Health ...

Embezzlement reported by Coon Rapids booster club  ECM Publishers

Coon Rapids police are investigating reported embezzlement of funds from the Cardinal Hockey Red Line Club, the booster organization for the Coon Rapids ...

Abbott Northwestern doctors save 16-year-old stroke patient  KMSP-TV

A Coon Rapids high school football player has quite the story to tell about a lifesaving medical procedure.

Boundary meetings continue in Anoka-Hennepin | ABC Newspapers  ECM Publishers

UPDATE: This story has been corrected to reflect the correct cost to add a bus route in the district: $60000, not $300000 as previously stated. ABC Newspapers ...

Coon Rapids joins Youth First organization | Coon Rapids  ECM Publishers

The city of Coon Rapids has officially joined Youth First Community of Promise for summer and school-year youth programming.

Anoka-Hennepin releases proposed boundary changes | ABC Newspapers  ECM Publishers

Anoka-Hennepin publicly released maps of proposed attendance boundaries for the 2019-2020 school year Feb. 20.

Twin Cities metro hit with heavy rain, potential overnight flooding in southwestern MN  KMSP-TV

Heavy rains moved through the Twin Cities metro area during the Thursday evening commute.

Cardinal Connections helps high school students find jobs  ECM Publishers

Coon Rapids High School, in partnership with the MetroNorth Chamber of Commerce, is seeking to connect high school students with paying jobs.

McGonigal to retire after nearly 35-year career in education  ECM Publishers

Jeff McGonigal began his career substitute teaching in Anoka-Hennepin School District, and after nearly 35 years in education, he will retire from the same ...

From ACT Tests to Prom: Schools Cancel, Reschedule Events Due to Snow  KSTP

The list of canceled or rescheduled events throughout the metro is growing because of significant snow that is expected to accumulate Saturday ...

Coon Rapids H.S. Choir Teacher Hits Right Note With Students  CBS Minnesota / WCCO

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — We're half way through the school week, so we'd like to take a break and thank a teacher who is doing excellent work in the ...

TRIA Athlete of the Week Honoring a Team: Coon Rapids HS Football

The TRIA athlete of the week is a whole team. The Coon Rapids high school football team took a 21-game losing streak into this year, and that turned into a ...

Minnesota schools redesign to make security a priority  Star Tribune

Enhanced security features have become an urgent need for schools coping with the ongoing threat of mass shootings in their buildings.

Anoka-Hennepin sees increasing diversity | Sun Focus  ECM Publishers

Anoka-Hennepin families speak a total of 138 different languages at home, up from 86 just last year.

Andrew Frosch named assistant principal at Minnetonka High School  SW News Media

MINNETONKA — Andrew Frosch will begin as assistant principal of Minnetonka High School on July 1 when Amy Steiner leaves to become principal of Orono ...

Construction ahead in District 11 | ABC Newspapers  ECM Publishers

The Anoka-Hennepin School Board canvassed election results at its regular meeting Nov. 13.

Anoka-Hennepin Technical High School graduates celebrate  ECM Publishers

Anoka-Hennepin Technical High School's mid-year commencement ceremony Feb. 1 honored the perseverance of 41 graduates.

Allina Health's Change to Chill partners with C-I High School  ECM Publishers

Allina Health's Change to Chill partners with C-I High School for Chill Partnership. Allina Health's teen mental well-being program, Change to Chill, is partnering ...

Anoka County Board appoints new surveyor | Free  ECM Publishers

By Peter Bodley. Contributing Writer. Chuck Gitzen was appointed Anoka County Surveyor by the Anoka County Board Feb. 27. Gitzen's term runs four years, ...

Coon Rapids is training students to save lives  Minneapolis Star Tribune

Coon Rapids' Heart Safe program trained 1200 high school freshmen and sophomores in skills that could one day save the life of a cardiac arrest victim.

KARE Midday News to Know: September 7, 2018

These are some stories people are talking about this midday.

Adapted softball rally comes up short at state tourney  New Prague Times

The New Prague Trojan adapted softball team lost both of their games at the State CI Adapted Softball Tournament June 1 and 2 at Coon Rapids High School.

Nearly 100 MN School Districts Awarded Anti-Violence Grants: List  Mendota Heights, MN Patch

MN School Districts Awarded Anti-Violence Grants - Mendota Heights, MN - Projects included improvements to exterior entry security, such as access controls, ...

Andover teen survives stroke | Free  ECM Publishers

A 16-year-old Andover boy recently recovered after suffering an unexpected stroke, coincidentally on Oct. 29 – National Stroke Awareness Day.

Brian Podany ready to lead Blaine PD | Free  ECM Publishers

Brian Podany was cleaning out his office at the Anoka County Sheriff's Office, preparing for a career move to Blaine City Hall as the city's next police chief.

Students learn to "chill" at RFHS  River Falls Journal

River Falls High School is one of nine area high schools chosen to be part of Allina's new "Change to Chill" school partnership. The Change to Chill partnership ...

Show of support turns into debate over Coon Rapids ban on rosaries  Minneapolis Star Tribune

Coon Rapids High teen was told to remove it, over gang concerns. It's banned in Anoka-Hennepin schools as a possible gang symbol.

Transgender teen allowed to use boy's locker room with 'enhanced privacy'  KMSP-TV

After more than a year of waiting for an answer, a transgender teenager and his mother have finally received a decision from the Anoka-Hennepin School District ...

Coon Rapids High School program offers entry point for medical careers  Pioneer Press

When students in the biomedical program at Coon Rapids High School first met Ana Garcia, she didn't say much. To be fair, Ana Garcia — who died a ...

Meet this school year's new District 518 staff  Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON — District 518 is welcoming 33 new staff to the district this fall. Over the course of the next several weeks, we'll be presenting brief profiles of the ...

As Snow Approaches, Parts of Minnesota Dealing With Severe Thunderstorms  KSTP

Just after 9 a.m., the National Weather *Service* in the Twin Cities reported a severe thunderstorm moving east to northeast into Watonwan and Brown Counties...

Black bear spotted in Coon Rapids  KMSP-TV

A black bear was spotted wandering neighborhoods in Coon Rapids Friday.

Facebook feud erupts at Coon Rapids High  Minneapolis Star Tribune

Ten Coon Rapids High School students have been suspended after a volley of harassing comments and threats on Facebook, the latest in a string of incidents ...

Adrenaline Sports Center moves to Ramsey | Community  ECM Publishers

A 56000-square-foot indoor athletic facility with turf fields and courts is now open in Ramsey.

Sports Notebook 9/22: Elk River volleyball wins home opener over Maple Grove  ECM Publishers

It felt like a long time coming for the Elks, who after 16 matches returned to Elk River High School for their home opener on Sept. 18. And they made.

Coon Rapids Homecoming Honors Former Student  CBS Local

COON RAPIDS, Minn. (WCCO) – There's always a kid who's unforgettable long after they leave high school. In Coon Rapids, the red-headed Billy Harper was a ...

Adapted softball teams make it a back-to-back reunion  Minneapolis Star Tribune

Robbinsdale/Hopkins/Mound Westonka and St. Cloud Area scored season lows in runs scored Saturday, but both adapted softball program repeated as state ...

Coon Rapids Police Seek Suspects In High School Burglaries  CBS Local

COON RAPIDS, Minn. (WCCO) – The Coon Rapids Police Department is asking for the public's help to identify at least two suspects who are responsible for two ...

Metro school districts scramble as enrollments rise, fall wildly  Minneapolis Star Tribune

While overall metro school enrollment grew by only 3 percent in the past five years, some districts are scrambling to adjust to dramatic changes. Minnetonka's up ...

House District 36A Voters Guide: Stephenson vs. Maresh  ECM Publishers

Minnesota House District 36A is currently represented by Rep. Mark Uglem (R). House District 36A includes Champlin and a portion of Coon Rapids.

Coon Rapids pitcher Logan Shore strikes a deal with Oakland  Star Tribune

Coon Rapids High School product Logan Shore has reached an agreement with the Oakland Athletics. Shore was selected by the A's in the second round (47th ...

Open enrollment an impossibility at three Anoka-Hennepin schools  ECM Publishers

The Anoka-Hennepin School District connected earlier this month with families taking advantage of open enrollment and in-district transfer options.

Adapted softball team going to state | MN South News  New Prague Times

The New Prague Adapted Softball team defeated Anoka-Hennepin 10-5 Thursday, May 24, to qualify for the State CI Adapted Softball Tournament, which will be ...

Family Members Recall Man Killed in Fridley Fire  KSTP

April 25, 2018 09:11 PM. Family members of the 24-year-old man killed in a Fridley house fire were reflecting on his life Wednesday. Firefighters say the man ...

Twin Cities principal found in a fish house in northwest Minn....  Brainerd Dispatch

LAKEVILLE, Minn.—Criminal allegations against a Lakeville middle school principal, who was found in a fish house in northwest Minnesota last week, continue ...

Freshmen Schultze, Dehen hoping to make splash for Coon Rapids  Minneapolis Star Tribune

Megan Shultze and Reese Dehen both have set big goals for themselves.

This award adds up: Longtime math teacher Hewitt named Bemidji...  Bemidji Pioneer

BEMIDJI—A Bemidji High School math teacher is Bemidji Area Schools' teacher of the year. The Bemidji Education Association named Terry Hewitt its Teacher ...

New Anoka-Hennepin schools leader returns to his roots  Minneapolis Star Tribune

David Law returns to district of his youth on a mission to enhance its reputation.

Defending champions hope to repeat in adapted softball state tournament  Minneapolis Star Tribune

Defending adapted softball state champions Robbinsdale/Hopkins/Mound Westonka and St. Cloud Area bring undefeated records into their title defenses.

Middle school principal now charged with burglary  KARE

APPLE VALLEY, Minn. - A middle school principal, already charged with misdemeanor stalking, is now being charged with burglary, as well. The Dakota County ...

Anoka County deputies capture black bear seen climbing trees in Coon Rapids  Minneapolis Star Tribune

Deputies with the Anoka County Sheriff's Office tranquilized a black bear seen roaming around the Coon Rapids area on Friday evening without incident after ...

Adapted Trojans travel to Andover for playoffs | MN South News  New Prague Times

The New Prague Trojan Adapted Softball team lost its regular season finale to Burnsville/Farmington/Lakeville 11-10 on Wednesday, May 16.

Robins inch closer to another PI adapted softball title  Minneapolis Star Tribune

The Robbinsdale/Hopkins/Mound Westonka Robins continued its quest for a second straight state title in the PI Division of the Adapted Softball state tournament ...

Coon Rapids boys' basketball rebound comes with lots of pride  Minneapolis Star Tribune

The boys' basketball team is poised for a rare winning season.

In Anoka-Hennepin School District, new but familiar faces in the principal's office  Minneapolis Star Tribune

Four new principals will take the reins in Anoka-Hennepin Schools on July 1. All four are internal hires with deep roots in the district. Andover High School.

Notebook: SSC players going to state tennis | Sports  ECM Publishers

Eastview's team and individuals from Eastview, Eagan and Lakeville South will be among the South Suburban Conference's representatives at the state Class ...

Coon Rapids' Shore selected 47th by A's  Minneapolis Star Tribune

The Coon Rapids High School product was the first player from Minnesota selected in the three-day event.

Being Prairie View Elementary's principal a dream job for Thames  SW News Media

Felicia Thames said she was motivated to become a school principal because of her next-door neighbor's influence.

AVID helps Anoka-Hennepin grads aim higher  Minneapolis Star Tribune

The AVID program at two high schools in the Anoka-Hennepin district gives students tools to go beyond the middle of the pack.

Hennepin Theatre Trust Announces Its 2017-2018 Spotlight Education Jimmy Award And Triple Threat Award Finalists  Broadway World

Hennepin Theatre Trust announced its 2017-2018 finalists for the Jimmy Awards and Triple Threat Awards. Twenty-six high school musical theatre students ...

Cross country runner may force school district policy to change course  Minneapolis Star Tribune

Cross country phenomenon Bryna DelCastillo is a half-minute faster than anyone on the Coon Rapids High School team -- "in a class by herself," says her coach ...

Adapted Softball: Thunderbolts head back to state softball t...  Woodbury Bulletin

It's back to state for the South Washington County Thunderbolts. The Thunderbolts qualified with a fairly easy 18-5 section win over the visiting ...

Eagle Brook Church will begin holding Sunday services at Wayzata High School in March  SW News Media

WAYZATA — Eagle Brook Church, a mobile church with seven campuses, will open at Wayzata High School on March 4.

Paul Allen from KFAN to Host 1st Annual SPIRIT Walk Saturday, May 20 Blaine High School/Bunker Hills Park  PR Web

The goal of the SPIRIT Walk is to raise at least $200,000 to offset student activity fee and equipment costs at local high schools. Those high schools include: ...

Survivors: Four siblings bring competitive fire to adapted sports powerhouse  Star Tribune

Sports have continued John and Susan France's mission to raise well-rounded children regardless of their challenges. "You think about all the kids that are ...

Fridley Public Schools honors distinguished alumni | Fridley  ECM Publishers

The Distinguished Alumni Awards to take place Oct. 27.

The 1,000 Best Eighth-Grade Boys Coming Into 2018  MileSplit

This *content* requires a MileSplit Pro plan. Join Now and select any plan for instant access! MileSplit Pro Join Now Already a Pro member? LOG IN. Among the ...

Forum tackles topic of the sex trade in the suburbs  Minneapolis Star Tribune

The Anoka County Sheriff and Anoka-Hennepin Schools are teaming up to educate teens and families about human trafficking happening in the county and ...

Anoka-Hennepin School Board selects David Law as new superintendent  Coon Rapids ECM Publishers

The Anoka-Hennepin School Board has chosen David Law to take the helm of the state's largest school district when current Superintendent Dennis Carlson ...

Jets open the softball season with 26 runs in two games  ECM Publishers

South Suburban Jets, the adapted softball program in the Cognitively Impaired division, opened the season with a 29-20 loss to the Burnsville Blazin' Cats on ...

Principal found in East Battle Lake fish house facing charge...  Alexandria Echo Press

LAKEVILLE, Minn.—Criminal allegations against a Lakeville middle school principal, who was found in a fish house in Otter Tail County last week, continue to ...

Eagle Brook megachurch adds a site with Kmart buy Press

Minnesota's biggest church, Eagle Brook Church, is getting bigger — with the purchase of a new church site in Anoka.

Anoka High Hall of Fame, Class of '11  Minneapolis Star Tribune

Anoka High School has established a Hall of Fame and will induct the first class at 6 p.m. Thursday at the school auditorium, 3939 7th Av. N., Anoka. A reception ...

Changes near the top at Anoka-Hennepin  Minneapolis Star Tribune

The Anoka-Hennepin school district is losing two of its top administrators, one to retirement and the other to the top schools job in Green Bay, Wis. Michelle ...

Robbinsdale/Hopkins/Mound Westonka and St. Cloud win adapted softball state titles  Star Tribune

Robbinsdale/Hopkins/Mound Westonka reigns in the PI division. St. Cloud earned the CI crown.

Meet the driving forces behind adapted softball powerhouses  Minneapolis Star Tribune

They compete on different teams and in different divisions, yet play the same position and assume a catalyst role. Anthony Bengtson and Riley Wisniewski, top ...

Adapted softball championships  Minneapolis Star Tribune

Adapted softball championships at Coon Rapids High School.

Adapted softball: Raiders repeat as state runners-up  Post-Bulletin

COON RAPIDS -- For a second consecutive year, the Rochester Raiders played for a state championship.

High school state softball brackets will get filled this week  Star Tribune

The 32 entrants in the expanded — a fourth class has been added — state softball tournament will be determined this week. The state tournament is June 9-10 ...

Huskies have five players from UMD, St. Scholastica on roste...  Duluth News Tribune

Mission accomplished. Alcoverde is one of five players from St. Scholastica or Minnesota Duluth playing for the Huskies this summer. The 6-foot right-hander is ...

Court Appearance by Lakeville Middle School Principal Delayed

March 08, 2018 04:56 PM. A scheduled court appearance Thursday by a Lakeville middle school principal facing stalking and burglary charges has been ...

Dakota United wins PI Division state title, North Suburban CI title in adapted softball  Minneapolis Star Tribune

Senior Grayson Nicolay fueled Dakota United's first Physically Impaired Division title since 2008 while junior Anthony Bengtson swung a hot bat for North ...

Assault victim determined to STOP domestic and sexual violence  Coon Rapids ECM Publishers

When she was just 12 years old, Maegan Stepp was abducted by a man who held her at knifepoint and threatened her with rape.

Two unbeaten teams win first adapted softball titles  Minneapolis Star Tribune

Perfection did not come easy for adapted softball's two newest state tournament champions. A home-plate collision knocked Anoka-Hennepin sophomore ...

Meet the candidates for Anoka-Hennepin, St. Francis school boards  Minneapolis Star Tribune

North metro voters will fill three of six seats in the Anoka-Hennepin district and four of seven in St. Francis.

Sisters made right call in officiating high-school adapted sports  Minneapolis Star Tribune

Siblings Michelle Schneider and Jacki Wincek are rare female officials working Minnesota high school adapted soccer, floor hockey and softball games. Players ...

Ann Marie Hanrahan, 3M attorney who championed legal rights for foster children, dies at 58  Star Tribune

Ann Marie Hanrahan was busy, first as a partner at a Minneapolis law firm, then as a vice president at 3M. But the attorney always made time for her youngest ...

Unger-Grice-Patil  West Central Tribune

Unger-Grice-Patil. Alexandra Unger, of Willmar, MN and Zachary Grice-Patil, of the Minneapolis area, are engaged to be married at Mount Olivet Lutheran ...

Watchdog: Graduation means pomp and circumstance and fees  Pioneer Press

This spring, a letter sent to parents from Red Wing High School admonished seniors to forgo “skip day” and gave details about the school's upcoming graduation ...

St. Thomas Academy recognized as first “HEARTSafe” school in the state  Lillie News

Students at St. Thomas Academy participate in a hands-only CPR training. (submitted photo). St. Thomas Academy's Cadet Col. Connor Duffy accepts the ...

Trophy tales: Five deer hunting short stories  Minneapolis Star Tribune

Minnesota's 2013 deer season soon will be history, but tales from deer camps around the state will be told for years.

Anoka County Sheriff's Office has state's first mobile digital forensics lab  Minneapolis Star Tribune

The Anoka County Sheriff's Office has a new tool to quickly gather digital evidence at crime scenes. The office converted an old ambulance — donated by Allina ...

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