North metro news briefs: Civil War exhibit opens next week in Anoka

  • Article by: Star Tribune
  • Updated: May 21, 2013 - 2:12 PM

Brooklyn Center residents can take part in a study about biking and walking that will be used to help develop a pedestrian and bicycle plan for the city.

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Anoka

Civil War exhibit opens next week

A new exhibit presented by the Anoka County Historical Society — “All for the Union: Anoka County Faces the Civil War” — will open at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 30, at the Anoka County History Center and Library.

Opening night will be free to the public and will include refreshments. The History Center is located at 2135 3rd Av. N. in Anoka.

Brooklyn Center

Survey aims to increase biking and walking

Brooklyn Center residents are asked to take part in a study about biking and walking that will be used to help develop a pedestrian and bicycle plan for the city.

Information from residents will help assess current conditions and identify where people walk and bike, as well as safety concerns. The study is intended to identify ways to increase biking and walking.

An online survey is available through July 1 [http://www.startribune.com/a2258]. The survey also can be completed using a kiosk at City Hall, and hard copies and surveys translated into Hmong and Spanish are available on request.

For further information, contact Steve Lillehaug, city engineer and public works director, at 763-569-3340 or e-mail him at publicworks@ci.brooklyn-center.mn.us.

Robbinsdale

Cancer support group will meet today

A prostate cancer support group will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, at the North Memorial Outpatient Center, 3435 W. Broadway in Robbinsdale.

Oncologist Ross McBride will discuss CyberKnife, a robotic, noninvasive radiation treatment for prostate cancer. Snacks will be served and wives and friends are welcome.

For further information, call Steve Rocklein at 612-388-3588.

Coon Rapids

Open house scheduled on Homes program

Phase II of Coon Rapids’ Home for Generations program will be the subject of an open house from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 30, at the Coon Rapids Civic Center.

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