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Local News from The Anoka County Union, Blaine Spring Lake Park Life and The Coon Rapids Herald

Under ominous skies, thousands of costumed souls descended upon downtown Anoka on Halloween for a day of sugar and visual treats. The 95th annual Anoka Halloween celebration concluded Oct. 31 with the 5K Gray Ghost Run, the Grand Day Parade and many other activities leading up to the featured event, such as a Spooktacular Carnival...
Author: Eric Hagen
Posted: October 31, 2015, 8:50 pm
Kids came to Aitken Riverside Park in Anoka Oct. 24 ready to carve masterpieces. The pumpkin carving contest was sponsored by Berry Hill Farm and Northstar Towing.  
Author: Mandy Moran-Froemming
Posted: October 31, 2015, 5:30 pm
Rain did not deter costumed kids from seeking out prime pumpkins in Aquatore Park the evening of Oct. 23. Approximately 170 kids picked from 225 pumpkins scattered in the middle of the park during Blaine’s annual Flashlight Pumpkin Hunt. In addition to searching for the perfect pumpkin, kids spent time dancing, playing flashlight bingo, sipping...
Author: Olivia Alveshere
Posted: October 30, 2015, 12:30 pm
They ran, they tossed, they carved, they bobbed, they munched, they calculated and they reasoned from one end of Anoka to the other during the third-annual Anoka Halloween Amazing Race. The Oct. 24 contest had 16 teams of two completing 13 challenges as they navigated their way through town on foot from one challenge to...
Author: Sue Austreng
Posted: October 29, 2015, 7:33 pm
Thousands of Anoka High School’s alumni gathered in downtown Anoka Saturday for the Anoka High School All-Class Reunion. This is the second gathering of graduates from across decades and generations. The last all-class reunion was held in 2012. Ross Omdahl of the reunion’s organizing committee said more than 3,000 attended the festivities between the gatherings...
Author: Mandy Moran-Froemming
Posted: October 28, 2015, 8:30 pm
A haunting glow illuminated Main Street, dancing bonfire flames sparkled in the starry night sky, Tornado classmates reunited and Amazing Racers exercised mental and physical prowess as Anoka staged a collection of Halloween celebrations last Saturday. Forty-seven units navigated the Oct. 24 Light Up the Night Parade before bonfires lit up River Plaza and folks...
Author: Sue Austreng
Posted: October 28, 2015, 3:08 pm
October’s arrival this week signals more cool weather, hot chocolate, colorful trees and pumpkin carving. This year, the Springbrook Nature Center is calling on volunteers to help carve over 850 pumpkins for its annual Pumpkin Night in the Park event. Families, community groups, school groups and churches can help carve pumpkins Oct. 11-15, leading up...
Author: ECM Publishers
Posted: October 12, 2015, 2:04 pm
Anoka’s time in the spotlight as the Halloween Capital of the World has arrived as we head into several weeks – and 25 different events – hosted by Anoka Halloween.   “This is one of the best boards we’ve ever had and we have a lot of new things this year,” said Pat Minor, chairperson of Anoka...
Author: Mandy Moran-Froemming
Posted: October 8, 2015, 8:13 pm
The 30th Annual Gray Ghost 5K Run and 1 Mile Fitness Walk will be held in historic Anoka, the Halloween Capital of the World on Saturday, Oct. 31. The event is sponsored by Anoka Business and Landowners Association, Wells Fargo and North Suburban Striders. Registration begins at 10 a.m. at Franklin Elementary School, West Main...
Author: ABC Newspapers
Posted: October 8, 2015, 11:50 am