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The sun shone and the rivers twinkled as ghosts and goblins, ghouls and grisly characters of all sorts paraded down Main Street Oct. 25 during the Halloween Capital of the World’s Grand Day parade.
Author: Sue Austreng
Posted: October 27, 2014, 2:15 pm
The Big Parade of Little People made its way through downtown Anoka Friday afternoon.
Author: Mandy Moran Froemming
Posted: October 24, 2014, 7:43 pm
Spooks and spirits hover among the skeletal trees surrounding the Dreshar home in Andover. Ghouls and zombies, ghosts and others undead wander the yard, peer from hidden houses and moan and weep, their agony echoed in the darkened night sky.
Author: Sue Austreng
Posted: October 24, 2014, 5:05 pm
Opening weekend of the Halloween Capital of the World’s spooktacular celebration started in spectacular fashion with the second-annual Anoka Halloween Amazing Race and finished in flames with the Fired Up for Fun Bonfire at River Plaza.
Author: ABC Newspapers
Posted: October 22, 2014, 2:30 pm
Anoka Halloween festivities kicked off last week with the annual Pumpkin Bowl, and are followed by a full schedule of activities leading up to the Oct. 24 Grand Day Parade.
Author: ABC Newspapers
Posted: October 16, 2014, 1:56 pm
As the days grow shorter and the winds blow in crisp autumn air, the Halloween Capital of the World anticipates the festivities of its iconic celebration.
Author: Sue Austreng
Posted: October 3, 2014, 2:30 pm
Jim Foell’s roots reach deeply into his hometown’s foundation. He’s lived in Anoka – or thereabouts – since he was just a four-year-old kid and is a proud member of the Anoka High School class of 1962.
Author: Sue Austreng
Posted: November 16, 2013, 2:05 pm
More than 2,100 runners and walkers, many in creative costumes, ran in Anoka Halloween’s annual Gray Ghost 5k. The run always kicks off the Grand Day Parade, starting at Franklin Elementary School.
Author: Mandy Moran Froemming
Posted: October 30, 2013, 10:35 pm
For nearly a year Dan Wiswell imagined haunted spirits circling his Anoka home. Last week he was named winner of the 2013 Anoka Halloween/US Bank House Decorating contest.
Author: Sue Austreng
Posted: October 30, 2013, 2:06 pm
Tens of thousands lined the streets for Anoka Halloween’s annual Grand Day Parade Saturday afternoon.
Author: Mandy Moran Froemming
Posted: October 28, 2013, 8:03 pm