Twin Cities north metro town briefs: Anoka County health survey continues

  • Updated: December 17, 2013 - 2:54 PM

The New Hope Ice Arena is hosting a “Skate with Santa” night on Friday. Admission is $3.50 and participants are asked to bring a canned food donation.

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Anoka County

County health survey of residents continues

Anoka County is conducting a Community Health Survey as it develops a health assessment and plan for 2015-19. The survey of residents helps the county prioritize public health services.

Residents can complete the survey online or on paper, though Jan. 13. The online survey can be done in English or Spanish at www.anoka

Paper copies are available in Arabic, Russian, Somali, English and Spanish and can be obtained by calling Anoka County Community Health and Environmental Services at 763-422-7427.

For further information, call 763-422-7030.

Brooklyn Park

Toy and food drive runs through Sunday

The city is collecting nonperishable food items for Community Emergency Assistance Programs and new, unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots through Sunday, Dec. 22. Items can be left in the lobby bins at the Community Activity Center, 5600 85th Av. N., during building hours.

Items also can be dropped off at these other Brooklyn Park locations: • Zanewood Recreation Center, 7100 Zane Av. N.; • City Hall, 5200 85th Av. N.; and • Police Station - North Precinct, 5400 85th Av. N.

Circle Pines

Residents asked to take satisfaction survey

Circle Pines residents are being asked to weigh in on their city’s appearance, snowplowing and other public services as part of the 2013 citizens’ feedback survey. Residents can take the 14-question survey online at

The survey asks about residents’ views on a variety of topics, including police service, fire service, street repairs and recreational programs.

Coon Rapids

Arts Commission to host concert series

The Coon Rapids Arts Commission will host four live shows as part of its Dessert and Coffee Concert series.

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