City of Anoka

Police host training for landlords

In an effort to reduce crime, illegal drugs and nuisance activities in rental communities, Anoka police will host training for landlords and property managers.

The Crime Free Multi-Housing Training session will run from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on March 27 at the Public Safety Center, 275 Harrison St. in Anoka. For registration information, visit the city's website at


Crime mapping available online

Crime-mapping information from the Coon Rapids Police Department is available online and via mobile apps for iPhone and iPad. The crimes that currently are mapped are: homicide, aggravated robbery, commercial and residential burglary, aggravated (felony) assault, felony theft and arson.

The information can be accessed at or at .

The city notes that residents can view a map and grid of crimes in their area and sign up for neighborhood watch reports that automatically e-mail recent crime activity.


EPA sets up website for Superfund sites

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has launched a website that provides information about Superfund sites in Fridley. It can be accessed at


Spring registration for Camden Music School

Registration begins Thursday for spring classes at Camden Music School in Minneapolis. Spring term will run from April 8 through June 15.

Vocal and instrumental lessons are available for people of all ages. Spring scholarship applications are due by 5 p.m. Thursday, March 28. The school operates at two locations: Luther Memorial Lutheran Church, 3751 Sheridan Av. N., in the Camden neighborhood; and Graces Center for Community Life, 1500 6th St. NE in northeast Minneapolis. For further information, call 612-618-0219 or go to .


Home Improvement show set for March 23

The North Suburban Home Improvement Show is scheduled for Saturday, March 23, at the Andover YMCA Community Center fieldhouse.

The show is sponsored by the cities of Andover, Anoka and Coon Rapids, which expect more than 100 exhibitors who deal with such topics as construction, decorating, electrical, mechanical, financing and landscaping. Local mayors and city staff also will be there.

There will be a chance to talk with city building officials about home improvement projects. Demonstration sessions, door prizes and a kids' workshop will be offered.

The show runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 15200 Hanson Blvd.

robbinsdale schools

Coalition to meet with legislators today

The Robbinsdale Area Schools Legislative Action Coalition will take part in a rally this morning today at the State Capitol complex in St. Paul.

Joining the coalition will be legislative groups from the Osseo, Hopkins, Orono and Wayzata school districts, as well as students, parents an community members. They'll meet with legislators to discuss the importance of public education.

From 10:15 to noon, there will be a gathering in an open-house format in Room 300 South of the State Office Building.

Spring Lake Park

City to sell four home lots

The city of Spring Lake Park is accepting bids on four residential lots in its southeast corner. The property is owned by the city and is located on McKinley Street, north of Lakeside Park.

The four lots, zoned single-family residential, are between 12,000 and 13,000 square feet. The minimum bid for each lot is $70,000, according to city documents. A home must be built on each lot within two years of purchase. Sealed bids are due by noon on March 5 at the Spring Lake Park Community Center, 1301 81st Av. NE. For more information, contact the City Administrator's office at 763-784-6491.

Shannon prather, Jim Adams, Jim Kern