Anoka County

Anoka County, Minnesota

325 E Main St
Anoka, MN 55303
Phone: (763) 422-7350
Fax: (763) 422-6919

In east-central MN, north of Minneapolis; established May 23, 1857 (prior to statehood) from Hennepin County; annexed Manomin County in 1869. Name Origin: For the town of the same name; from Siouan 'the other side' or 'both sides'; the town is on both sides of the Rum River

Area (sq mi):: 446.26 (land 423.61; water 22.65) Population per square mile: 764.80
Population 2005: 323,996 State rank: 4 Population change: 2000-20005 8.70%; 1990-2000 22.30% Population 2000: 298,084 (White 92.80%; Black or African American 1.60%; Hispanic or Latino 1.70%; Asian 1.70%; Other 3.00%). Foreign born: 3.60%. Median age: 33.70
Income 2000: per capita $23,297; median household $57,754; Population below poverty level: 4.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $30,770-$32,620
Unemployment (2004): 4.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.20% Median travel time to work: 27.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 59.00%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Coon Rapids (62,721)
  • Blaine (52,137)
  • Andover (29,450)
  • Fridley (26,942)
  • Ramsey (20,735)
  • Lino Lakes (19,123)
  • Columbia Heights (18,258)
  • Anoka County seat (17,797)
  • Ham Lake (14,559)
  • East Bethel (11,856)

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    In the lawsuit, filed May 17 in Hennepin County District Court, the steel framing and drywall contractor said it worked as a subcontractor for Tarraf Construction on projects for Anoka County, Hennepin County and the Minnetonka Public Schools.
    We were just saying, 'Hey this is bad.' But there was no research showing what would happen," said former Chief Deputy Anoka County Sheriff Loni Payne.
    The incident took place in Ham Lake when the victim had to brake suddenly to avoid a traffic situation in front of him, according to the Anoka County Sheriff's Office.
    Anoka County Library has a longstanding tradition of providing opportunities for teens to volunteer in the public library during the summer and school year.
    John LeTourneau, director of the Anoka Area Chamber of Commerce Manufacturers' Coalition, says manufacturing continues to expand in Anoka County, representing almost 20 percent of the employment in the region.
    The legislature sets recycling goals, which Anoka County translates into annual goals for their cities to accomplish through programming and reporting of tonnage diverted.
    For more than a year in the early 1970s, an Anoka County landfill was permitted to collect hazardous waste before it was shut down for operator misconduct.
    (1) One local government's onsite clinic--in Anoka County, Minnesota (which has approximately 1,750 employees)--saw an average of 259 patient visits per month in 2014 with its "well@ work" program.
    Minneapolis, MN, November 22, 2015 --( The Anoka County Government Center, located in Anoka, MN, recently underwent an elevator modernization of 4-elevators during Phase VI of a larger, 29-elevator modernization project.
    Nine years later and a few miles to the east in Anoka County, Barry Peterson shot a 195 7/8-inch 6x6 that still ranks No.
    ''I thought my suburban, middle-class family was immune to drugs such as this,'' says Valerie Pap, who lost her son, Tanner, to heroin in 2012 in Anoka County, Minn., and speaks out to try and help others.
    Minnesota--Daniel Disrud, Sanitarian, Anoka County Community Health and Environmental Services, PO Box 441, Anoka, MN 55303-0441.