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"Redistricting was a hot topic at every table during an informal discussion with local legislators in Ramsey last week.
Rep. Melissa Hortman's, DFL-Brooklyn Park; Rep. Zack Stephenson, DFL-Coon Rapids; Sen. Jim Abeler, R-Anoka; and Sen. John Hoffman, DFL-Champlin, sat down with approximately 40 voters Jan. 9 at tables in Ramsey City Hall to conduct informal discussions..." READ MORE
Approximately 35 attended the ceremonial opening of the traveling exhibit called 'A Century of Civic Engagement.' During the evenings festivities ..." READ MORE
"The Minnesota Legislature voted to approve the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 8, 1919. Less than a year later, the United States ratified the constitutional amendment guaranteeing the women's vote. While the 19th Amendment's ratification was the culmination of more than 70 years of struggle for women's suffrage in the United States, the work of the League of Women Voters Minnesota had just begun. For the past century, the non-partisan league has encouraged voting, defended democracy and participated in civic initiatives to improve the lives of Americans..." READ MORE
"A Coon Rapids community member was recently honored for her leadership and support.
The ABC chapter of the League of Women Voters recognized Lori Anderson for her vision, support and leadership in founding Transformative Circle with its "Friend of League" award. Transformative Circle is a group dedicated fostering conversation between people of different cultures and backgrounds.
"They gave the award to me, but I owe it all to my board," Anderson said..." READ MORE
"Candidates for the Anoka-Hennepin School Board and Ramsey City Council discussed a variety of topics at a candidate forum Oct. 2 at the Sandburg Education Center in Anoka.
During the forum, sponsored by the League of Women Voters, contenders for three seats on the Anoka-Hennepin School Board and one seat on the Ramsey City Council answered questions submitted by the audience...." READ MORE
"The Anoka County Board failed to agree on hiring a new county administrator or the process for doing so March 26.
Current administrator Jerry Soma plans to retire May 1 following a career with Anoka County spanning more than 52 years. He's been county administrator since 2011.
The board considered two resolutions - one to conduct an internal hiring process and the other to appoint Board Chair Rhonda Sivarajah as the new administrator effective May 2.
Both resolutions failed.
The board rejected the internal process in a 4-2 vote, with only..." READ MORE
"To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the League of Women Voters and women winning the right to vote, the Anoka County Historical Society unveiled a new exhibit Jan. 19 at the History Center.
The opening celebrated not only the centennial, but also the partnership between the League of Women Voters-Anoka, Blaine, Coon Rapids and ACHS, which produced the research, artifacts and fabrication of the display...." READ MORE
"The League of Women Voters ABC (Anoka, Blaine, Coon Rapids) has been working hard to educate the community and prepare voters for important elections.
In 2018, the league held numerous voter forums in the metro including meetings in New Brighton, Columbia Heights and Fridley.
"We have had 14 candidate forums that have covered 51 different races and ..." READ MORE
"The League of Women Voters hosted a forum at Fridley City Hall on Aug. 30 to give voters a chance to get to know the candidates.
The forum, attended by approximately 40 people, featured District 41A candidates Connie Bernardy (DFL) and Susan Erickson (R), District 4 Anoka County Commissioner candidates Sean Broom and Mandy Meisner, and Fridley City Council candidates Steve Eggert, Pam Reynolds, Tom Tillberry and Ann Bolkcom..."READ MORE
"The 80th Annual Meeting of the Local League of Women Voters ABC (Anoka, Blaine, Coon Rapids Area) was Recently Celebrated in Andover.
President Jeorgette Knoll welcomed members and visitors and noted the revived interest in civic engagement that has recently grown the organization to its current 78 members..."
"Each year Clean Up the River Environment (CURE) honors individuals, organizations or government agencies that have worked in an exemplary manner to carry out CURE's mission with the RiverKeeper Award. This year, CURE celebrates its 25th year as a grassroots nonprofit in rural Minnesota, and with Governor Dayton's focus on clean water initiatives throughout the state, Darby and Geri Nelson of Champlin, Minnesota, were chosen as the 2016 RiverKeepers...." READ MORE
The two-word agenda item tucked at the end of a recent Anoka County committee meeting spoke volumes to the few observers lining the walls, clipboards in hand. That brief item, which listed "public comment" as the final order of business, tapped into one citizen group's broader beef with county officials about government transparency.
Known as the Observer Corps, this group, made up of volunteers from the north metro's League of Women Voters as well as community members,....READ MORE
"The Anoka County Board's decision at its first meeting of the year in January to designate the Anoka County Record, rather than the Anoka County Union Herald, as its legal newspaper is opposed by the League of Women Voters ABC.
Susan Anderson, president of the LWV ABC chapter, made a presentation at the County Board's Management Committee meeting..." READ MORE
"The celebrants at the League of Women Voters ABC's 75th anniversary last week ranged from Zilla Way of Anoka with over 65 years of league membership to new American citizen and League member, Nyador Nipnip of Coon Rapids, who learned about League of Women Voters at her naturalization ceremony.
From early members who joined seeking stimulating conversation beyond their stay-at-home roles to newer members seeking diversified topics beyond their careers, a common refrain was, 'I joined the League and it changed my life.'..." READ MORE
"Brian Williams, the resource development coordinator for Anoka County Parks and Recreation Department, shared the many volunteer activities that his office has coordinated over the past year at the January meeting of League of Women Voters ABC.
'It could be a youth group, a corporate group looking to do a team building activity, a Boy Scout proposing an Eagle Scout project or individuals - we're now in a position to match community volunteers to a fulfilling volunteer experience on a one-time or an ongoing basis,' Williams said..." READ MORE
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