While Anoka County is not an urban or metropolis area, the area is now home to more than a handful of climate-controlled walkways. The latest soon to be $4.5 million installment will be a 585-foot walkway that will transport hospital personnel over Coon Rapids Boulevard from Mercy Hospital to a new medical building that is soon to be opened. “Physicians will be occupying the new building and we will have a surgery center in the building, so they need the access to go back and forth to see patients at hospital,” Brandi Lunneborg, Operations VP for Allina Health System, said. “It’s Minnesota and it’s winter. The docs go back and forth a lot.”
With Minnesota being such a cold climate for a large portion of the year and a hot and humid climate the rest, a skyway is an easy way to transport pedestrians comfortably from point A to point B. Besides this new hospital skyway, Anoka Ramsey Community College opened a new 103-foot walkway
With spring around the corner, many Minnesota residents are not so eagerly anticipating the large scale cleaning projects that come with the warmer weather. The winter has left Minnesotans stuffed up in their homes, and the ritual spring cleaning is a way to prepare for summer by cleansing the winter out of our systems. Sometimes with spring cleaning comes a necessity to get rid of old junk, some of which can be hazardous waste. Instead of being irresponsible
While we are still in the cold months of February, it will not be long before we all blink and are amidst the humid months of a Minnesota summer. For the parents out there, it’s never too early to plan summer activities for your kids. This prevents them from spending the summer days around the house on iPads and playing video games. A summer camp is a great idea to get the kids active and out of your hair for a few hours a day. T
Anoka County swore in its newest elected members of their county board Tuesday morning. The ceremony had four returning members who won their reelection campaigns, Matt Look, Robyn West, Carol LeDoux, and Rhonda Sivarajah. The two other sworn in, Julie Braastad and Scott Schulte, were newcomers who beat their incumbents in the elections. County Commissioner Jim Kordiak was not on the ballot because he is in the middle of his four-year term. Rhonda Sivarajah was unanimously re-elected as
The Chanhassen Dinner Theater is well-known for its great food and better entertainment. It’s only fitting the venue provide customers with a play that fits the season. Up on the docket this holiday season is a play called Our Hometown Christmas Pageant
For anyone around the Anoka area, the construction news on the town's main street is nothing new. However, the news that Anoka's Downtown and West Main Street are ready to welcome back it's citizens is something new. After two years of construction set to widen the sidewalks, build new roads, and liven up the area with landscaping, the downtown area is ready for action. The city has always been said to cater to pedestrians and with the new refreshing look, the city accomodates that notion even more so.
Join Anoka in the Grand Reopening this Saturday, November 10th. The city is giving away prizes like a $1000 Anoka shopping spree and has many other events and festivies taking place. Parking is free and so is the entire event. The Anoka Downtown is also located near the Mississippi River Community, a well traveled area for guests of Anoka.