North news briefs: Robbinsdale student takes 3rd at debate nationals

  • Article by: Star Tribune
  • Updated: July 2, 2013 - 1:54 PM


Senior takes 3rd at debate nationals

Graduating senior Celisia Stanton of Robbinsdale Cooper High School finished third in the Lincoln-Douglas Debate part of last month’s National Forensic League National Speech and Debate Tournament. Stanton earned a scholarship from Lincoln Financial Group.

Cooper student Claire Peavy also competed at the national tournament, and the Cooper team was awarded a Debate School of Honor Award. The tournament took place June 16-21 in Birmingham, Ala., and is billed as the largest academic competition in the world.


Home and garden tour is coming July 14

The 10th annual Anoka Heritage Home and Garden Tour will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 14, featuring 11 historic sites and gardens.

The event includes open-house tours of homes and gardens in the Whiskey Flats and surrounding neighborhoods. The homes range in age from 1858 to 1977, four of the sites are on the National Register of Historic Places.

The event is presented by the Anoka County Historical Society and the Anoka Heritage Preservation Commission.

Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 on the day of the tour. Advance tickets can be bought at the Anoka County History Center, 2135 3rd Av., or by calling 763-421-0600. Or go online at

On the day of the tour, tickets can be bought at the Artique at 1900 3rd Av.

Civil War exhibit will be free July 13

In conjunction with the city of Anoka’s Riverfest celebration, free admission will be offered July 13 to “All for the Union: Anoka County Faces the Civil War,” an exhibit at the Anoka County History Center.

In addition to free admission to the galleries from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., visitors will be able to interact with costumed interpreters.

People portraying the Second Minnesota Battery of Light Artillery will be on the front lawn and talk about the unit. The History Center is located at 2135 Third Av. N., Anoka. For further information, go to


No-wake rule lifted for Medicine Lake

A “slow, no wake” rule that had been in effect for boaters on Medicine Lake in Plymouth was lifted Monday.

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