Anoka (ənōˈkə) [key], city (1990 pop. 17,192), seat of Anoka co., E Minn., on the Mississippi at the confluence of the Rum; inc. 1878. Originally a trading post and lumber town, it grew as a farm trade center. Furniture, ammunition, and electronic equipment are among its manufactures.
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