Circle Pines

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               Circle Pines is located in the southwest part of Anoka County, near Baldwin Lake, with the former

Highway 8 running diagonally through it.  It is bounded by County Highway 17 on the west, County Highway 10 

on the north and by Ramsey County of the south.


The village (now city) of Circle Pines was officially incorporated on May 13, 1950 from territory in both of the

former Blaine and Centerville Townships.  At the first election of the new village (May 1950) the following

officers were elected: Carl Eck, Mayor; Norman Dahl, Treasurer; Herman Heath, Constable; M.K. Webster,

Justice; Andrew Gibas, Clerk; H.W. Swanson, Assessor; Merle Cook, Constable; Robert Anderson,

Justice; Trustees, G.J. Grunz, Vernon Mauren and V.E. Mikkelson.


Circle Pines population in 1950 was 341; in 1960 it rose to 2,789; 1965, 3,668 and by 1970 it had reached

3,902.  (From Bi-Centennial Union June 1976)