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Two Police Reserve officers have volunteered a total of 38 years for the West Hennepin Public Safety Department — working side by side with sworn police officers. On Nov. 17, WHPS and the cities of Maple Plain and Independence honored Reservists Phil Beck and Lisa Schreier at a joint meeting of the two city councils […]

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BY THERESA MALLOY THE LAKER More kids in Westonka Schools will get food on the weekends, thanks to generous community members from multiple cities, including Medina. The Sheridan Story, a Twin Cities non-profit, started bringing bags of food to Westonka primary school students last spring. The Sheridan Story has a simple mission, to not let […]

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Last week, the entire Rockford Elementary School helped to raise awareness for the medical technology being developed by DesignWise Medical. DesignWise Medical is a non-profit organization founded by Rockford community member Brad Slaker. Board member of DesignWise Medical Mark Kraus writes that, “DesignWise Medical is a volunteer based, technology driven, child focused, non-profit organization committed […]

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The attorney for former Rogers High School student Reid Sagehorn is reporting that Sagehorn’s lawsuits against the Elk River School District and Rogers Police Department have not been settled. Sagehorn filed the suits earlier this year in response to his school suspension following a social media controversy in which Sagehorn insinuated that he had kissed […]

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Rogers Police are reporting that a suspect likely jumped from a window inside a home during a burglary Monday, Nov. 17. Officers responded to a residential burglary at 20974 Goldenroad Lane in which the front door was found to be kicked in and the home owner had not made entry. Officers cleared the residence and […]

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The St. Michael-Albertville School Board approved a legislative platform that calls on elected leaders to curb “a decade of inadequate and inequitable school funding.” The board also accepted board member Jeanne Holland’s resignation and took action on other issues. PLATFORM The approved legislative platform notes that this year’s legislative session made a significant investment in […]

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The St. Michael-Albertville School Board will be reviewing a policy change that allows students to attend an elementary or middle school outside the student’s school attendance area. The policy would permit parents/guardians to apply for a transfer under three circumstances: 1. Parent/guardian moves out of the attendance area and requests to have a child continue […]

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The Hanover City Council approved a purchase agreement that sets the way for construction of the city’s first senior living facility. The council also heard an update about the outdated septic ordinance, and took action on other issues. GREENHOUSE Mayor Chris Kauffman and councilors Wendy Pinor, John Vajda, Doug Hammerseng and Ken Warpula unanimously approved […]

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