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Continued: North news briefs: New Castle Field ready for its debut in Anoka

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  • Last update: June 18, 2013 - 3:54 PM

The open house runs from 5 to 7 p.m. tonight at Coon Rapids High School, 2340 Northdale Blvd. NW.


Public safety open house tonight

The city’s three fire stations and police station are open to the public Wednesday, June 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the city’s annual public safety open house.

Residents can tour jail cells, watch a demonstration by Hennepin County’s K-9 unit and get information about everything from the bike patrol to police investigations and crime prevention at the police station.

The fire stations will offer a squirt house, fire extinguisher and CPR training, squad car and fire truck tours, free T-shirts while supplies last and fire gear to try on.

The police station and Fire Station 1 are at 7800 Golden Valley Road. Fire Station 2 is at 400 Turner’s Crossroad and Fire Station 3 is at 3700 Golden Valley Road.

Firefighters to host street dance

Family activities are the focus of the annual Golden Valley Fire Relief Association Street Dance from 5 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, June 22, at the Chester Bird American Legion at Hwy. 100 and Glenwood Av.

Activities at the free event include food, a DJ for the kids from 5 to 7:30 p.m., live music from 8 p.m. to midnight and fireworks at dusk.


Registration for block parties open

Blaine neighborhood organizers can now register their “Night to Unite” block parties with the city and get event ideas, a planning kit and coloring pages. The annual event celebrated in neighborhoods across the country will be Aug. 6. Go to to register.


Bike-helmet sale fitting set for today

Safe Kids Anoka County is sponsoring a bike helmet sale and fitting from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, at the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office, 13301 Hanson Blvd. NW in Andover.

The helmets for sale are Bell Tru-Fits, available in all sizes from toddler on up. They’re $13 each, first-come, first-served while supplies last. Helmet fittings are free, and no appointment is necessary.


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