North news briefs: Civil war remembrance Sept. 29 in St. Francis

  • Updated: September 24, 2013 - 3:30 PM

The Rebel line advances in a re-enactment of the Battle of Chickamauga held last Friday in Wasioja. A similar commemoration will be held Sunday in St. Francis.

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Chickamauga will be remembered Sunday

The Civil War battle of Chickamauga will be commemorated Sunday in St. Francis.

The sesquicentennial (150th anniversary) event will begin at 2 p.m. at Woodbury Park in St. Francis and include ceremonies honoring Anoka County’s Albert Woodbury, who was mortally wounded during the battle waged Sept. 18-20, 1863, in Chickamauga, Ga.

The commemoration, hosted by the Governor’s Civil War Commemoration Task Force and the Anoka County Historical Society, also will include presentations by dignitaries as well as historians on the Chickamauga Campaign and the role of Minnesota soldiers in the battle.

The event is part of this year’s sesquicentennial ceremonies to commemorate the participation and sacrifices of all Minnesota Civil War soldiers.


Northern Stars event is coming Oct. 5

The Northern Stars Celebration — an evening of entertainment that raises funds for the Anoka-Hennepin Educational Foundation — will be held Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Minneapolis Marriot Northwest in Brooklyn Park.

The event celebrates the education that students receive in Anoka-Hennepin schools and will feature live entertainment by high school bands and students, as well as silent and live auctions.

The Anoka-Hennepin Educational Foundation supports students and schools across the district, backing such things as enhanced opportunities in early childhood education, talent development, and career and college readiness. Last year’s celebration raised more than $34,000.

This year’s event begins at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $75, of which $40 is tax deductible. For further information or to order tickets, call 763-506-1107 or go to


Herb Brooks hockey league gearing up

Registration is open for the new Herb Brooks XL Hockey League, designed for 13- to 18-year-olds who don’t have time to commit to a full youth hockey schedule. The league will offer an organized, fun, no-check hockey game once a week.

The league is aiming to field 16 teams this fall across the Twin Cities. Games will be played at Mariucci and Ridder arenas on the University of Minnesota campus, with an end-of-the-season tournament at the Schwan Super Rink in Blaine. The league is open to boys and girls.

To register, visit the programs section of the Herb Brooks Foundation website at For more information, visit the website or call 763-458-0568.

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