LINO LAKES — When Mayor Jeff Reinert decided he was going to run for the Anoka County Commissioner District 6 seat, Councilman Rob Rafferty, who had two years left of his term, decided it was “the appropriate thing to do” to run for mayor.
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Thousands of Minnesotans flooded sites across the state to observe the moon and participate in hands-on astronomy activities this past weekend.
It all began last year, when leaders from Cub Scout Pack 432 and Scouts BSA Troop 136 decided to bring STEM into the local community. This year, over 230 students and parents descended upon Centerville Elementary for the 2nd annual STEM night Monday, Nov. 4.
An evaluation of the state’s Safe Harbor Program has found that most at-risk and sexually exploited youth in the program reported feeling more hopeful and better prepared for the future.
Quad area resident Brandy Fulton wanted to join the military after graduating from high school because she thought it would be a great opportunity to pursue her education and travel. Her 20-year military career shaped her as a person and inspired her to continue serving.
The percentage of ninth grade students who reported that they had mental health concerns lasting six months or more increased from 12.5% in 2013 to 17.3% in 2016 and 23.1% in 2019. The percentage of 11th graders who said they seriously considered suicide in the past year increased from 9.7% …
Remember to set your clocks back Sunday, Nov. 3. Daylight saving time ends officially at 2 a.m. central time. That means sunrise and sunset will be about an hour earlier on Nov. 3. There will be more light in the morning.
Four members of Centennial’s state runner-up girls soccer team signed national letters of intent on Wednesday, along with a Cougar lacrosse player.
Centennial’s swim team concluded its season with a third-place finish among eight teams, and no state qualifiers, in Section 7AA, Thursday through Saturday at Northdale in Coon Rapids.
One of Centennial’s best football seasons came to an end when the Cougars ran into unbeaten, No. 1 ranked Wayzata in the state quarterfinals Friday evening.
Centennial sophomore Jonathan Pattie placed 73rd among 176 entrants in the state Class AA cross country meet on Saturday in Northfield.
For Centennial, it was yet another key injury, and yet another exciting win in spite of it.
A Northwest Suburban Conference team was going to be state champions this year, that was for sure.
A rowing team including Skylar Dahl, Centennial junior, placed 10th of 85 entrants in the sport’s biggest events, the Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston, on Oct. 20.
Centennial’s bid for a state tournament in volleyball was derailed by Stillwater 3-1 in he Section 4AAA semifinals Monday evening.
Scoring twice on penalty kicks, including Lauren Ahles’ game-winner in overtime, the Centennial Cougars beat Rosemount 2-1 Monday to earn a shot at the state championship.
The Centennial Cougars have one state qualifier, Jonathan Pattie, after the girls team placed fifth and the boys ninth among 16 schools in Section 5AA on Thursday at Anoka High School.