Blue green algae bloom reported in Mooney Lake Two area lakes, Lake Independence and Mooney Lake, have encountered problems with aquatic invasive species, and weather has complicated the two scenarios. After an initial battle with high winds and high wave action, Three Rivers Park District is making progress in treatment of Lake Independence for an [...]

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At the most recent Rockford City Council meeting, the council received an update concerning the Rockford Mall facade, approved a fund transfer, discussed a temporary rental space within the Rockford Mall, and heard an update concerning the Stork House grant. MALL FACADE The architect for the Rockford City Center Mall renovation, Tim O’Brien, spoke to [...]

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To the Editor: It is a great disappointment that our local GOP candidates (now elected Minnesota House representatives) refuse to participate in public candidate forums. This demonstrates a great disrespect for the voters in this district. Both Rep. Cindy Pugh and Rep. Jerry Hertaus refused to participate in the League of Women Voters forums. Historically, [...]

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BY DAVE PEDERSEN CROW RIVER NEWS A 20-6 loss to Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted last week contributed to Rockford earning the No. 6 seed in the Class 3A, Section 2 football playoffs. They tournament started play Tuesday, Oct. 21 after this issue went to press. Rockford was matched against No. 3 seed Glencoe-Silver Lake. The Rockets finished [...]

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The recent Razzle Dazzle Invitational in Waconia proved to be a huge success for North Shore Gymnastics Association Level 3 and 4 participants. The North Shore Level 3 squad took first place with a score of 108.450. The excitement did not stop there as the Level 4 team placed second with 107.200 points and had [...]

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BY DAVE PEDERSEN CROW RIVER NEWS In a season of learning Rockford’s volleyball team will get another lesson when facing number one seed Maple Lake in the 5AA south sub-section tournament, 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23. Coach Jen Stoa says in general this season has been a year of growth for a young team. The [...]

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Republican Eric Lucero (R-Dayton) and Democrat Sharon Shimek (D-Otsego) will be on the Nov. 4 ballot for election to Dist. 30B house. Dist. 30B includes St. Michael, Albertville, Hanover and Otsego. The winner will replace Rep. David FitzSimmons, who stepped down from re-election earlier this year. The candidates were asked to provide a statement about [...]

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Up for election in St. Michael are the four-year mayoral seat currently held by Jerry Zachman and four-year council seats held by Kevin Kasel and Nadine Schoen. Filing for mayor are Zachman and Jennifer Pederson. Schoen and David Dayon, Cody Gulick, Jeffrey Nied and Keith Wettschreck will compete for the two council seats. Crow River [...]

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