Archive | December 6, 2012

Michelle Vargas, Anoka-Hennepin’s chief financial officer (CFO), was named the 2012 CFO of the Year by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. Vargas won the award for the nonprofit civic/cultural/education category. Earlier this fall, Varags was named one of the “Top Women in Finance” by Finance & Commerce. Vargas was nominated for both awards by Mary […]

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One of the biggest questions facing busy families is what snack to send to school with their students for a classroom celebration. For many years, Anoka-Hennepin’s school cafeterias have had an informal process of families purchasing healthy snacks from the cafeterias for celebrations. This summer, thanks in part to a grant from the Statewide Health […]

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The Anoka-Hennepin School Readiness Preschool (SRP) and Kindergarten Readiness Preschool (KRP) programs have earned the “Parent Aware FOUR STAR Rating” – out of a possible four stars – for high quality early learning and kindergarten readiness programs. The State of Minnesota adopted the Parent Aware program to help parents know what to ask and what […]

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A music teacher at Champlin Park High School (CPHS) for 21 years, Steve Lyons knew something was missing in what the department was offering students. While Lyons loves teaching band, he wanted to reach more students. With the goal of opening the door to share his passion for music and performance with more students, Lyons […]

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The public is invited at attend a farewell reception for outgoing Mayor Doug Anderson and City Councilmembers Scott Hoke and Phil Forseth whose terms on the Dayton City Council end this year. Mayor Anderson has served the city of Dayton as a councilmember and mayor for over 20 consecutive years. Forseth served as mayor for […]

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Last week, a Champlin felon pleaded guilty to possessing a nine-millimeter pistol and a .44-caliber revolver. Deandre Franklin, 21, of Champlin, pleaded guilty to one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm. Franklin, who was indicted on July 23, entered his plea before United States District Chief Judge Michael J. Davis Tuesday, […]

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The following is a synopsis of events occurring in Champlin during Oct.14 – Oct. 27 2012.   Oct. 14 12800 block Monticello Lane: Theft- chairs Target: Theft- shoplifting- juvenile arrest   Oct. 15 400 block Independence Avenue: Drugs- adult arrest 11000 block Jefferson Highway: Theft from MV – equipment 12700 block Monticello Lane: Drugs – […]

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Kelly Cronan, 7, and Maggie Cronan, 5, of Champlin, visit with Santa at the Dayton Lions waffle breakfast. In addition to allowing youngsters a chance to share their wish lists with the man in the red suit, proceeds from the event will benefit local families and schools. (Photo by Mindy Mateuszczyk)

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