Archive | May 29, 2014

The Rogers High School bands and choirs recently presented their spring Pops Concert “Stage and Screen” evening at Zabee Theatre in Elk River. “This concert signifies the culmination of a full year of very hard work and dedication by our fine young musicians,” said Christopher Moore, band director. “I am truly impressed by the tremendous improvement [...]

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Maple Grove Police Chief David Jess to retire May 30 Maple Grove Police Chief David Jess will be ending his 30-year career May 30. He has been with the Maple Grove Police Department for 29 of those years. The department has more than 115 employees. “I have been trying to take a step back and [...]

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There is going to be a change within the Maple Grove Police Department. Maple Grove Police Chief David Jess will be retiring effective May 31. Other members of the department retiring are Police Sgt. Mike Sargent, Police Captain Tracy Stille and Police Sgt. Jeff Garland. All effective the end of May. Maple Grove Mayor Mark [...]

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Corruption of the English language has been happening for decades, and I still think it is annoying. As a newspaper reporter, I have become extremely sensitive to misuse of my native language and phrases that are becoming cliches. Writing about my pet peeves probably won’t change people’s wordisms. However, it is emotionally satisfying to spout [...]

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The Greenfield City Council recently posted a request for bids for a sound system in the meeting chamber of the city building on 6390 Town Hall Drive. The city currently conducts most of its council, commission and advisory meetings at this location, and complaints about sound quality, particularly for attendees during well-attended meetings, have been [...]

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The city of Corcoran is taking steps to get ready for the first residents of the Ravinia housing development that soon will be located in the area west of County Road 101 and north of Gleason Road. Ravinia residents will need an entrance to their development and access to municipal sewer and water. The City [...]

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Paul Ederer, a fixture in St. Michael community banking for more than 35 years, will retire as Executive Vice President of First American Bank Friday, May 30. Ederer joined the staff of First American Bank upon the merger between First American Bank and Great Northern Bank Feb. 28. He was one of the original incorporators [...]

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$2.2M project has been on hold for 3 years The Medina City Council, Tuesday, May 20, called for a public hearing on proposed street and utility improvements for Tower Drive, Hamel Road and Kilkenny Lane — a project with an estimated total cost of $2.2 million. The hearing is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, June [...]

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