News Flash

Posted on: November 24, 2020

County Board Briefs –– 11-10-20

Improvements to be Made at 47/Bunker Lake Boulevard Intersection

The board approved entering into a joint powers agreement with the cities of Anoka and Ramsey for improvements at Highway 47 and Bunker Lake Boulevard intersection in the cities of Anoka and ...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: October 29, 2020

County Board Briefs –– 10-27-2020

Longtime Employees Recognized

The board recognized more than two dozen employees for their years of service. Several employees were commended for 30 and 35 years of service, and the board also recognized one 40-year employee. The cumulative amount of servi...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: October 28, 2020

County Board Briefs –– 10-13-2020

Board Presents Public Health and Environment Awards

The Anoka County Board of Commissioners recognized two individuals and two groups as part of this year’s Public Health & Environmental Awards. The individual awards went to Connie Moore, the...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: September 28, 2020

County Board Briefs –– 9-22-20

Job Training Center Staff Receive Award

The board recognized the Anoka County Job Center staff for receiving a Promising Practices Award from the Minnesota Association of Workforce Boards. This award was for the staff’s development of a Cohort Mo...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: September 9, 2020

County Board Briefs –– 9-8-20

Emergency Management Coordinator Position Added

Anoka County currently has one emergency management coordinator. Due to the duties and responsibilities of this position increasing, the board approved adding another full-time-equivalent coordinator position...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: August 31, 2020

County Board Briefs –– 8-25-20

County Partners with MnDOT to improve Highways 10/169

The board adopted resolutions authorizing Anoka County to enter into a local road improvement agreement with MnDOT for right-of-way acquisition and design services related to scheduled improvements on U...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: August 17, 2020

County Board Briefs –– 8-11-20

• Due to technical difficulties, video for this meeting is not available. 

Centenarians Recognized 

Commissioner Scott Schulte, chair, Anoka County Board of Board of Commissioners, noted at the beginning of the meeting that four C...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: August 7, 2020

County Board Briefs –– 7-28-20

Employees Recognized with Awards of Excellence

The board commended several Anoka County employees who had gone above and beyond in their job duties to support their coworkers and to ensure the public is being served in the most thorough manner possible dur...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: July 15, 2020

County Board Briefs –– 7-14-20

County Board Briefs –– 7-14-20

Donation of $10,000 Accepted from Friends of Anoka County Library

The Friends of Anoka County Library, a group that raises funds and awareness of library services, programs and materials, donated $10,000 to...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: June 29, 2020

County Board Briefs –– 6-23-20

Property Records and Taxation Division Manager Retires 

The board recognized longtime employee Jonell Sawyer for her 36 years of service to the county in the Property Records and Taxation department. Sawyer, who most recently served as the divisio...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: June 12, 2020

County Board Briefs –– 6-9-20

Board Approves Resolution Recognizing, Respecting and Supporting Diversity

The board adopted a resolution that recognizes diversity in Anoka County and stands against discrimination. To read the resolution, click HERE. To watch the video on this i...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: May 27, 2020

County Board Briefs –– 5-26-20

Central Communications Department Renamed ‘Emergency Communications’

The Anoka County Central Communications Department, which answers 9-1-1 calls for citizens of the county and provides dispatch services for all 11 law enforcement agen...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: May 13, 2020

County Board Briefs –– 5-12-20

Board Recognizes Nurses 

The board recognized National Nurses Week in Anoka County by honoring the men and women who serve our society in this role. As part of this presentation, Anoka County Human Services Division Manager Cindy Cesare spoke abou...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: April 30, 2020

County Board Briefs ­­–– 4-28-20

Board Recognizes Peace Officers 

The board recognized all Anoka County peace officers as part of National Peace Officers Week, which this year is May 10 to 16. Law enforcement in Anoka County is composed of the Anoka County Sheriff’s Off...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: April 16, 2020

County Board Briefs –– 4-14-20

Emergency Management Director Provides Update

Anoka County Emergency Management Director Terry Stoltzman provided an update about the coronavirus situation in Anoka County and also noted this week is Severe Weather Awareness Week and National Public Safety...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: April 1, 2020

County Board Briefs –– 3-31-20

The Anoka County Board of Commissioners held a special meeting to conduct business in relation to the coronavirus outbreak. 

Anoka County Continues State of Emergency

The board voted to continue the local state of emergency declared March 16. The b...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: March 25, 2020

County Board Briefs ––3-24-20

Board Briefs – 3-24-20

Note: Due to public health social distancing guidelines established to help reduce the spread of coronavirus, Anoka County Board of Commissioners Chairman Scott Schulte was the only commissioner in the boardroom for the mee...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: March 12, 2020

County Board Briefs — 3-10-20

Emergency Management Director Receives State Award

Anoka County Emergency Management Director Terry Stoltzman recently received an Outstanding Community Partnership Award from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety — division of Homeland Secur...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: February 28, 2020

County Board Briefs 2-25-20

Commissioner Jeff Reinert Sworn into Office

Prior to the board’s regular meeting, Commissioner Jeff Reinert, who now represents District 6, was sworn into office. Voters selected Reinert to fill the vacancy, created when Rhonda Sivarajah became c...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: February 25, 2020

County Board Briefs — 2-11-20

Board Hears Annual County Website Report 

Barbara Young, Anoka County digital communications coordinator, presented the board with an annual report on the county’s public-facing website, which included several statistics about how the pu...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: February 19, 2020

County Board Briefs – 1-28-20

Human Services Mentorship Program Wins AMC Award

Anoka County received a 2019 Association of Minnesota Counties Award for its Human Services Leadership Mentorship Program, which was developed to connect new leaders to more experienced staff for increased s...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: January 9, 2020

County Board Briefs — 1-7-20

ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING

Commissioner Scott Schulte Elected Chair of Anoka County Board

District 7 Anoka County Commissioner Scott Schulte was elected chair of the Anoka County Board of Commissioners, with Commissioner Julie Braastad being elected vice chair....

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: December 26, 2019

County Board Briefs — 12-17-19

County IT Department Receives Two ‘Golden GOVIT’ Awards 

The Anoka County Information Technology Department recently received two “Golden GOVIT” awards for innovations that reduce waste, save time and make p...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: December 3, 2019

County Board Briefs — 11-26-19

County Employees Receive Awards of Excellence 

The Anoka County Board of Commissioners presented several employees with awards of excellence. Nominations for these awards were submitted by fellow employees. Among the winners were: Susan R Anderson...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: November 13, 2019

County Board Briefs –– 11-12-19

Economic Assistance Director Wins Award

The board recognized Brad Thiel, director of the Anoka County Economic Assistance Department, for the work he’s done at the Minnesota Legislature that resulted in securing more funding statewide for child s...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: October 24, 2019

County Board Briefs — 10-22-19

Law Library Director Receives Statewide Award

The board commended John Murphy, Anoka County Law Library Director, for being recognized by Minnesota Lawyer as an “Unsung Legal Hero” for the work he’s done to enhance the library...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: October 11, 2019

County Board Briefs — 10-8-19

Board Hears Annual Report of Veteran Services Office 

Anoka County Veteran Services Officer John Kriesel gave the board an update on the activities of his office. He noted Anoka County is home to more than 21,000 veterans. These brave men and wome...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: September 27, 2019

County Board Briefs — 9-24-19

Board Declares October Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Anoka County 

To raise awareness about domestic violence, the Anoka County Board of Commissioners declared October Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Anoka County. Present at the meetin...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: September 12, 2019

County Board Briefs — 9-10-19

Bunker Beach Staff, Other Responders Recognized for Lifesaving Actions

Several Bunker Beach Water Park Staff and other first responders were recognized at the meeting for their heroic actions the morning of Aug. 7 that resulted in saving the life of a 2-ye...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: August 28, 2019

County Board Briefs — 8-27-19

Recognitions Presented for Involvement with Veterans Memorial Project

Under Chair’s Remarks, the board took time to recognize everyone who was involved in the planning, fundraising and construction of the veterans’ memorial at Coon Lake County Park. In att...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: August 15, 2019

County Board Briefs — 8-13-19

ACTION ITEMS

  • All action items were unanimous. 

Two Positions Added in Corrections

The Anoka County Board of Commissioners approved adding two positions to Human Services/Community Corrections. One is a probation officer, and the second is a social w...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: July 31, 2019

County Board Briefs — 7-23-19

ACTION ITEMS

  • All items except the reclassification of an employee were unanimous.

Grant Secured for Crime Victim Services

The board accepted grant funding from a division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety in the amount of $279,028 to be used to ex...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: July 16, 2019

County Board Briefs — 7-9-19

Anoka County Fair Scheduled July 23-28

The Anoka County Fair will run July 23-28 at 3200 St. Francis Blvd., Anoka. The fair features 4-H exhibits, grandstand events including motocross racing, bull riding, tractors pulls, an ATV big air event and a demo de...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: June 27, 2019

County Board Briefs — 6-25-19

ACTION ITEMS – All of the following items were approved unanimously

Resolution of Support Approved for Road Projects

The board approved a resolution of support for various road and bridge projects in Anoka County for the 2020 legislative session. ...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: June 20, 2019

County Board Briefs — 6-11-19

Board Recognizes Longtime Employees 

The Anoka County Board of Commissioners recognized county employees at the meeting who have worked for the county for 30 and 35 years. In total, 29 employees were commended with certificates of appreciation. Th...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: May 31, 2019

County Board Briefs — 5-28-19

County Administrator Contract Approved 

The Anoka County Board of Commissioners approved Rhonda Sivarajah’s employment agreement for the position of county administrator. The contract was approved by six commissioners, with Sivarajah abs...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: May 16, 2019

County Board Briefs — 5-14-19

Medical Examiner Provides Report

The Anoka County Board of Commissioners invited Dr. Quinn Strobel, the chief medical examiner for the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office, to the meeting to give a report about the work her office conducted for the ...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: April 25, 2019

County Board Briefs — 4-23-19

Board Recognizes Work of Adult Protection/Senior Services

Denise Kirmis, manager of Anoka County Behavioral Health and Adult Services, and Leslie Lundequam, supervisor for Anoka County Adult Protection and Senior Services, were present at the board meeting...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: April 12, 2019

County Board Briefs — 4-9-19

Law Day Planned April 26

Judge Bethany Fountain Lindberg was present at the meeting to talk about Anoka County Law Day, which is planned 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 26. This event is free and open to the public.

She noted Law Day was designed to educate and assi...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: March 29, 2019

County Board Briefs — 3-26-19

Anoka County Central Communications Division Recognized 

The Anoka County Board of Commissioners designated the week of April 14-20 National Public Safety Telecommunications Week in the county. This designation was to recognize the important work ...

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Board Meeting Recaps
Posted on: March 26, 2019

County Board Briefs — 2-26-19

Economic Development Initiatives Underway

Jacquel Hajder, Anoka County Economic Development Specialist; Lori Higgins, MetroNorth Chamber of Commerce president; and Bruce Sayler, principal of community and economic development at Connexus Energy; spoke to t...

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Board Meeting Recaps