By Olivia Koester Staff Writer   The sky is the limit for first-graders as they dream of becoming astronauts, firefighters and more. At Dayton Elementary School in the late 1970s, one of Barb Swanson’s first-grade students told her that she wanted to become an Olympian someday.   On Aug. 14, that student pulled an Olympic [...]

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Cunningham was arrested in Medina in April  Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman, Monday, Aug. 18, dropped domestic assault charges against Minnesota Timberwolf Dante Cunningham because he did not think the charges could be proven beyond a reasonable doubt, according to Hennepin County Attorney spokesperson Chuck Laszewski. Medina Police had arrested Cunningham, 26, at his home [...]

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Residents have wanted paving for 15 years The Corcoran City Council, Thursday, Aug. 14, debated the issue of how to pay for the paving of 38 miles of gravel roads in the city, while a number of residents in the audience waited to hear what would happen with three streets in particular — Treeline and [...]

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The Greenfield City Council, Tuesday, Aug. 19, approved up to $25,000 for completing work on the ball field at Greenfield Central Park. City Administrator Bonnie Ritter said the work urgently needs to be done because Greenfield has a deadline to meet. Failure to meet the deadline could result in financial consequences for the city. Ritter [...]

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Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery, located south of Loretto on County Road 19, is getting ready to grow by 600 new grave sites. The Medina City Council, Tuesday, Aug. 19, reviewed the cemetery’s request for the conditional use permit that Medina requires for new and expanded cemeteries in the rural residential zoning district. Then the [...]

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The Rockford School Board met to discuss a proposal introduced by the activities department regarding the possibility of joining the Wright County Conference and to review an update of the bonding projects. WRIGHT COUNTY CONFERENCE The Rockford School Board has expressed interest in joining the Wright County athletic conference. The Wright County Conference is broken [...]

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BY DAVE PEDERSEN CROW RIVER NEWS Rockford will open the football season at home against Watertown-Mayer, the same team it played when ending last season. It will be parent’s night when the Rockets play host to WM, 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28 in the first game. Watertown-Mayer defeated Rockford 35-14 in the second round of [...]

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BY DAVE PEDERSEN CROW RIVER NEWS Participation in cross country at Rockford is running low with 33 out for boys and girls in grades 7-12. The varsity girls team has seven runners. It did not help when junior Emma Hawley was in a car accident and will not run this season. The top runner on [...]

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Boys soccer Rockford’s boys soccer team opened the season last week with a 5-0 loss to Princeton and a 2-0 loss to Sauk Rapids-Rice. The Rockets play at Mound-Westonka, 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2 and at home against Brooklyn Center, 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, Girls soccer Girls soccer is at Cambridge-Isanti 7 p.m. Aug. [...]

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