News Flash

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