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Reading stories out loud to others can be a daunting task for shy kindergartners, but it doesn’t seem so scary when the face on the screen is adorable. With floppy ears and whiskers.

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As more states open up COVID-19 vaccine appointments to adult residents, demand is far outpacing supply. “Vaccine hunter” websites, online forums and social media groups have sprung up, offering to help people find open appointments and leftover vaccine doses in their area. While most of the…

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Anoka County residents who take the pledge to walk or bike on Earth Day, Thursday, April 22, will receive a free Earth Day goodie bag with several sustainable items from Anoka County Commute Solutions, and they will have the chance to compete in three different contests. 

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As summer draws closer, two north metro cities hope their residents will take advantage of a deal that will not only save them money, but also save water. 

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LEXINGTON — As call volumes continue to increase in the city, the city’s Insurance Services Office (ISO) rating continues to go down, which could mean insurance savings for residents and businesses. 

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Gov. Tim Walz has proclaimed April Military Child Month. More than 40% of military personnel have children who remain at home without their parents or guardians during deployments. More than 23,000 children in Minnesota have at least one parent or guardian currently serving in active militar…

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Anoka County has several projects lined up in the Quad and surrounding areas this spring, summer and fall. Projects include roadway overlays, the installation of flashing yellow arrows at traffic signals, roadway reconstruction and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) improvements.