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Charges: Man Beats Elderly Anoka Man To Death, Steals Valuables

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 27-year-old man is accused of beating a 95-year-old Anoka man to death before stealing his valuables over the weekend, according to charges filed in Anoka County Friday. 714 more words


27-Year-Old Man Arrested In Murder Of Elderly Anoka Man

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 27-year-old man has been arrested in connection to the death of a 95-year-old Anoka man, who was found murdered in his home Monday morning… 90 more words


Police: 95-Year-Old Man Found Murdered In His Anoka Home

ANOKA, Minn. (WCCO) — A family is asking for the public’s help after a 95-year-old Anoka man, and former WCCO Radio employee, was killed inside his home. 392 more words


WWII Veteran Turns Terrible Memories Into Invaluable Support

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – This Thanksgiving, a Minnesota World War II veteran doesn’t take anything for granted.

Joe Kovar was awarded the Purple Heart after surviving Battle of the Bulge, the bloodiest battle in U.S. 534 more words


The Halloween Capital of the World

I have mentioned Anoka, Minnesota as “The Halloween Capital of the World,” but I haven’t told you why.

While the holiday had been recognized for quite some time, it wasn’t until 1920 when George Green and other Anoka civic leaders suggested the idea of a giant celebration that included an evening parade to keep young kids, who would otherwise play tricks, occupied. 285 more words

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Anoka State Hospital 

When I say that Anoka is ”The Halloween Capital of the World”, its not just because of the fun parades or the inflatable pumpkins. Anoka carries a much more sinister past. 286 more words

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St. Paul Named 1 Of The Top 20 Best Halloween Cities

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Anoka, the Halloween Capitol of the World, was nowhere to be seen on a recent list highlighting the best cities to celebrate the spooky holiday this year. 162 more words