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All branches of the Anoka County Library (ACL) have launched a new program to foster the joy of reading in young children and boost their literacy skills through mentorship and creative play. 

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LINO LAKES — Developer Integrate Properties LLC, continues to make refinements to its plan for the Robinson Sod Farms property. It has presented another concept plan for discussion while it prepares to submit a planned unit development (PUD) development stage plan and preliminary plat. 

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LEXINGTON — Mayor Mike Murphy has announced that he will request a recount for the 2022 election results at his cost. 

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Wondering what to do with leftovers from your Thanksgiving dinner? Here are four recipes to use your leftover turkey, vegetables, mashed potatoes and stuffing. They’re sure to please.

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Centennial High School has five foreign exchange students for the 2022-23 school year. They are here through a variety of programs, including: American Field Service (AFS), Education First, International Student Exchange (ISE) and Rotary Youth Exchange. 

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It’s election day 2022. In Anoka County and the Quad area, people are headed to the polls to cast their votes if they didn’t already do so. Polls close at 8 p.m. and then the counting will begin.

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This will be the first Veterans Day in over a decade that Terry Dolney won’t fill the role of commander for the Sons of The American Legion (SAL) based out of American Legion Post 566 in Lino Lakes. 

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Fentanyl test strips are a harm-reduction tool to prevent a drug overdose and are legal to possess, carry and distribute in Minnesota.

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The number of small-game hunters in Minnesota continues to decline along a long-term trendline. The number of small-game licenses sold in 2021 was 233,901, down 4% from the previous year and 7% below the 10-year average.

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Press Publications has teamed up with local author Frank Zeller to host a Thanksgiving-inspired artwork challenge. Youth age 3 to 10 are invited to submit a drawing that depicts their perspective of the Thanksgiving holiday. The contest winner’s artwork will be published in the newspaper. Dr…

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Socially Awkward Squirrel, Thinks He’s a Pirate Squirrel, Master Thespian Squirrel, Evil Genius Squirrel, Inconvenient Squirrel and Really Important Squirrel: These are just some of the 48 squirrels the audience will meet in Centennial Middle School’s (CMS) fall play Nov. 2-5. 

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CIRCLE PINES — Now that the city of Circle Pines has completed its 15-year plan for city streets, it’s time to switch focus to parks and trails. 

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In honor of the upcoming holiday, Press Publications hosted a Halloween costume contest. The contest was open to both humans and pets. Thanks to all who took the time to enter.

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These days, social media newsfeeds can be filled with a lot of negativity. However, some area police departments won’t let that stop them from using the power of the online tool for something positive. 

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LINO LAKES — City staff is of the opinion that no additional information is required when it comes to possible environmental impacts related to the development of Robinson Sod Farms. 

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In the world of haunted attractions, a normal workday might involve full stage makeup, life-size monsters and a lot of spooky props. It may also involve shipping a full-size retired military helicopter across the country by truck in time to drop it into a military set, complete with aliens. …

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LINO LAKES — Though there might be a shortage of workers and supplies, there is no shortage of development concepts and proposals coming before the City Council. 

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“We like to say that there’s no conflict too small,” said Mediation and Restorative Services (MARS) Program and Development Manager Dana Amundson. 

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A unique opportunity is coming to the Anoka County-Blaine airport Oct. 14-16. A World War II-era B-25 Mitchell bomber is visiting the area as part of a fundraising tour sponsored by the Experimental Aviation Association (EAA), headquartered in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

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Candice Amundson spent eight years of her life living in constant fear. Once her child’s life was in danger, she knew she had to get out of that situation. 

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U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Chairwoman of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Competition Policy, Antitrust and Consumer Rights, issued the statement below after the Senate Judiciary Committee passed the Journalism Competition Preservation Act by a 15-7 vote. The Journalism Competition …

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Press Publications wants to see your Halloween costume this spooky season. Perhaps you get crafty every year with a DIY costume, or you have a creative couple’s costume you’d like to show off. Cute kids’ and pet costumes are always appreciated. We want to see everyone all dressed up for a ni…

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Press Publications brings its readers a comprehensive Voters’ Guide before each major election. This free community service is provided to readers and candidates, so readers can learn more about each person running for local offices before casting their vote. Find the Voters’ Guide here.

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Sixty years ago, on March 26, 1962, a group of five men from Centennial United Methodist, the district superintendent and representatives of the Methodists builders organization, met to discuss establishing a new Methodist church in the Shoreview area.

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SHOREVIEW — The Cafesjian Art Trust (CAT) is opening a free museum. For the first time, scholars, art lovers, students and the general public will be able to study and enjoy its world-class collection of contemporary and modern art, including a large collection of studio art glass. The CAT M…