LWV ABC In the News - 2018 and Earlier

LWV ABC In the News - 2018 and Earlier

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2018 Press

League of Women Voters ABC March Forward After Elections

By Sam Lenhart, ABC Newspapers, Nov 9, 2018  

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"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..." READ MORE 


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League of Women Voters Hosts Fridley Candidate Forum

By Sam Lenhart, ABC Newspapers, Sep 10, 2018

"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 

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League of Women Voters ABC Announces Candidate Forums for Month of September

Sep 3, 2018, ABC Newspapers

Flag behind podium"Voters can get an early start on learning about their local candidates for this fall’s election at a series of events hosted by the League of Women Voters ABC.

Absentee voting by mail or in person begins on Sept. 21..."  READ MORE


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Heights Mayoral Candidates State their Cases at Forum

by Cynthia Sowden, Northeaster, posted on July 29, 2018

Mayoral candidates Clerkin, Schmitt, Buesgens, Sturdevant

"The Columbia Heights City Council chambers were stuffed and overflowing the evening of July 17 when four candidates for mayor shared their ideas with the public. One candidate, Jeff Harstad, was unable to attend, and Gary Peterson dropped out of the race. That left Connie Buesgens, Sean P. Clerkin, incumbent Donna Schmitt and Joseph Sturdevant to answer questions from the crowd..."  Read More


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Meet Anoka County Commissioner Hopefuls

by Margo Ashmore, Northeaster, posted on July 18, 2018


Anoka County Commissioner Candidates


"After 32 years of service, Jim Kordiak will retire from the Anoka County Board; his father held the District 4 seat for 32 years before him. Four candidates are running in the August 14 primary to narrow the field to two for the November 6 election. Early, no-excuses-needed, voting is available now at city halls throughout the district during normal business hours..."  Read More



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League of Women Voters ABC Celebrates 80 Years

ABC Newspapers, April 26, 2018 

LWV ABC  Members Celebrate 80th Anniversary of LWV ABC"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..."  READ MORE 




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Other Press 

Champlin Residents Named 2016 RiverKeepers

By Contributer, ABC Newspapers, Jul 21, 2017

Geri and Darby Nelson with River Keeper Award"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

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Observer Group Keeps Tabs on Anoka County Board, Leading to a Policy Change

Hannah Covington, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Dec 15, 2016

Dee Ann Christensen"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...."  PDF iconREAD MORE


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LWV Takes County Board to Task Over Legal Notices 

By Peter Bodley, ABC Newspapers, Mar 23, 2015

"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

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League of Women Voters Marks 75th Anniversary

By Community Contributer, ABC Newspapers, Sep 24, 2013

Susan Anderson, Gretchen Sabel, Zilla Way

"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  

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LWV Hears of Volunteer Opportunities at Parks

By Community Contributer Jan 25, 2013 

President Carol Bradley with Brian Williams"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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