North news briefs: Families invited to free Earth Day event in Lino Lakes

  • Article by: Star Tribune
  • Updated: April 2, 2013 - 4:20 PM

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Families invited to free Earth Day event

Anoka County is hosting a free family Earth Day celebration from 12:30 to 3 p.m. on April 20 at the Wargo Nature Center, 7701 Main St., Lino Lakes. Activities and features will include a climbing wall, canoeing, Earth Day Fair and refreshments. The Roe Family Singers will perform.

Guests are invited to learn about the nature center’s native gardens and make their own earth art project.

Children learn to fish safely on the water

The Anoka County Parks system will offer a free Kids Fishing Clinic on Saturday, May 4. The event will run from 9 a.m. to noon at Cenaiko Lake located in Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park, 9750 Egret Blvd., Coon Rapids. It’s open to children age 5 and up.

Kids will learn the basics of lure selection, casting, boat and water safety and fishing ethics. They’ll also receive a fishing kit provided by Fishing Pro-Mo’s. Participants and chaperones will be served lunch including a hot dog, chips and soda.

No reservations are required. Registration closes at 11 a.m. the day of the event.



Application deadline for planning position

Friday is the deadline to apply for a vacancy that exists on the Blaine Planning Commission.

The seat carries a two-year term starting this month and representing Ward 2 in the northern part of the city.

The seven-member commission reviews and advises the City Council on community planning goals and development proposals. The mayor will make the appointment. It will be confirmed by the City Council.

Interested Blaine residents can call the city clerk’s office at 763-785-6122 for an application and additional information. The application should be submitted to Catherine Ekstrand, deputy city clerk, at


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