North metro news briefs: Anoka Sheriff Stuart hosts open house Sept. 18

  • Updated: September 3, 2013 - 3:00 PM

The Anoka County Historical Society’s “Ghosts of Anoka” tours begin this month and run through October.

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Andover

Sheriff Stuart hosts open house Sept. 18

Anoka County Sheriff James Stuart will host an open house at his office and the Tri-County Regional Forensic Laboratory.

The event runs from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sept. 18 at the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office, 13301 Hanson Blvd. NW. in Andover.

The open house will feature displays of sheriff’s vehicles and specialty units, including the SWAT team, dive team and crime-scene unit. There will be tours of the sheriff’s office and the forensic lab.

Several of the sheriff’s public safety partners also will have displays and representatives on hand, including the North Memorial Ambulance Service. A helicopter is scheduled to arrive at 5 p.m.

Anoka

Ghost tours back for fall season

Anoka County Historical Society’s “Ghosts of Anoka” tours will be offered every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening in September and October.

The week of Halloween, tours will be Oct. 28, 29, 30 and 31. Tours start at 7:30 p.m.

Advance registration is required. Call 763-421-0600 to register or to www.anokacoun tyhistory.org to purchase tickets online. Tours are limited to 24 people.

Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for ACHS members and $5 for children. The tour lasts about 90 minutes.

Blaine

City plans World Fest to highlight diversity

The city of Blaine will hold the 6th Annual Blaine World Fest on Sept. 21.

The one-day event runs from 1 to 5 p.m. at Town Square Park and includes food, entertainment and cultural arts.

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