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Anoka County Receives National Purchasing Award

Anoka County Receives National Purchasing Award

Anoka County has received a national purchasing award for organizational excellence.

The 2012 U.S. Communities Award of Purchasing Excellence is given based on cost savings achieved with the county’s purchasing contracts in addition to strong organizational skills.  It’s awarded by the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing and the National Association of Counties.  

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Peoples Bank of Cambridge Creates Endowment for Anoka-Ramsey

Monday's Columbia Heights City Council Meeting Agenda

The Columbia Heights City Council will meet Monday at 7 p.m. Here's a copy of the agenda:

SLIDESHOW: Fire Damages Apple Valley Apartment Building

Crews are responding to a fire at an apartment building in Apple Valley.

The apartment building is located on Endicott Way. There are 18 units in the building.

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Baby Switched, Breastfed by Wrong Mom at Mpls Hospital

An Apple Valley woman who gave birth to a baby boy, learned he was switched in the hospital nursery and breastfed by another woman. 

The baby's aunt tells KSTP the baby boy, Cody, was taken to the wrong mother, who proceeded to breastfeed him at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.

Afton Alps Gets New Owner

A Minnesota ski resort has a new owner.

Vail Resorts bought Afton Alps in Hastings.

The company picked up Afton in a 20 million dollar deal which also included a ski resort near Detroit.

They plan to make upgrades to Afton, although details on any changes haven't been announced.

Search for Reserve Police Officers Underway

Search for Reserve Police Officers Underway

The Hastings Police Reserve Unit is starting a recruitment drive.

The Hastings Police Reserve Unit is a volunteer group of men and women who serve the community in uniform. The group has been in existence for more than 40 years. The Hastings Police Department says the reserve unit adds safety and livability of the city.