Twin Cities north metro town briefs

  • Updated: March 4, 2014 - 3:00 PM

Blaine’s third annual triathlon will take place May 17. The race consists of a 0.3-mile swim, 16.7-mile bike and 3.5-mile run. Registration is now open.

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District holds kindergarten events

The Anoka-Hennepin School District will host 2014-15 kindergarten registration at each of its 24 elementary schools this month and next.

Families should receive a registration packet in the mail before their school event. Parents who don’t receive a packet should call the district’s information systems department at 763-506-1030.

The district will be offering all-day kindergarten free of charge to all families starting in the fall of 2014.

For more information, go to

Anoka County

Senior expo features food, healthy living tips

Anoka County’s 16th annual senior expo will be held April 5 and will include a free pancake breakfast, blood pressure checks, mini massages and entertainment.

The event runs from 9 a.m. to noon at Lord of Life Church, 14501 Nowthen Blvd., Ramsey.

“The Expo is a great resource for families,” said County Board Chairwoman Rhonda Sivarajah. “We encourage seniors and their families to take advantage of this one-stop shop for information about healthy activities and options, protection against fraud and abuse, and opportunities in the community.”

The expo also helps connect seniors and their families with community resources and organizations. The event is sponsored by the Elder/Vulnerable Adult Action Team, a subcommittee of the Alliance for a Violence Free Anoka County and Anoka County Human Services.

Program explores role of ‘Civil War Women’

Stories of Minnesota women during the Civil War will be the subject of an Anoka County Historical Society program Thursday, March 6, at the Chomonix Golf Course clubhouse in Lino Lakes. The 7 p.m. event is part of the Historical Society’s Civil War series.

The clubhouse is at 700 Aqua Lane, Lino Lakes. For details, call 763-421-0600 or go to


City will hold triathlon in May

Blaine will host its third annual Triathlon starting on May 17.

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