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

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More than 1,300 people attended 2012 World Fest. City parks and rec staff tout the event as an opportunity to recognize and celebrate Blaine’s growing cultural and ethnic diversity.

For more information or to volunteer, call Nate at 763-785-6151.

Coon Rapids

Neighborhood dog park to close

Trackside Dog Park on Hummingbird Street will close permanently on Sept. 15.

The Coon Rapids City Council voted to close the park after some neighbors said the number of users and the increased traffic was detrimental to their neighborhood. Other neighbors spoke in support of keeping it open.

Dog owners can instead use a newly opened dog park at Bunker Hills Regional Park. The new dog park is a joint venture between Anoka County and the cities of Coon Rapids and Andover.


Suburb hosts annual Happy Days festival

The 15th annual City of Ramsey Happy Days this Saturday will feature a chili cook-off, go-cart/ lawn tractor races and fireworks.

Family-friendly festivities start with a pancake breakfast at 7:30 a.m. and a 5K run at 8 a.m. Events run throughout the day. Evening festivities include live music and fireworks at 9 p.m. Most events will be held at 7550 Sunwood Drive NW. in Ramsey.

For a complete list of events go to


Citizens to help design new playground

The city of Golden Valley is asking residents to help design a new playground to replace 18-year-old equipment in its largest community park.

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