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BY SUE WEBBER CONTRIBUTING WRITER The city of Rogers needs a permanent dedicated space for its senior citizens to meet, according to resident and senior Patricia Johnson. Johnson delivered her request at the Rogers City Council meeting, as she asked for the city’s help in moving forward with securing space for its seniors. “We need [...]

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by Bruce Strand Elk River Star News Theater and music departments at Zimmerman and Rogers are hoping for a Nov. 4 verdict that would give them auditoriums to perform in for the first time. “We appreciate what we have and what we’ve been able to do,” said Jon Palashewski, Zimmerman’s play director, “but I can [...]

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The Minnesota Department of Education recently released results from the 2014 Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA-III). When compared to 2013, scores across the state are slightly higher in all subjects (mathematics, reading and science). Buffalo Dist. 877 students continued to score above state averages at most grades and subjects. Math Results The MCA-III math test is [...]

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The St. Michael City Council approved a 2015 budget that eliminates the 10 percent (charitable) gambling tax. The council also approved a land purchase for the Pelican Lake Restoration Project and took action on other issues, including approving a Goodyear Auto store. LEVY Staff provided the council with information regarding the proposed 2015 levy and [...]

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Legion garage sale SEPT. 18 THROUGH 20 — St. Michael Legion and Auxiliary will be hosting a garage sale at the Colonial Mall St. Michael Thursday, Sept. 18, 8 am to 6 pm, Friday, Sept. 19 8 am to 6 pm, and Saturday, Sept 20, 8 am to noon. The sale will be at Colonial [...]

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Maple Grove Yellow Ribbon Community hosting events Sept. 20 Canvas Health, in partnership with Minnesota military and veteran communities, recently announced the Heroes for Hope Fun Run Challenge to raise awareness of statewide crisis counseling resources and to erase stigmas associated with trauma and mental illness. The Maple Grove Yellow Ribbon Community will be the [...]

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Andrew Quirk of Maple Grove is to be honored with the HOBY Minnesota Outstanding Youth Award for his volunteerism and social responsibility to the community this past year. A HOBY (Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership) Minnesota ambassador contributes 100 hours of meaningful community service within six months or 50 hours within three months of leadership seminar. [...]

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The Metropolitan Council has advanced two major transportation projects in the metro area, including lane additions on Interstate 694 in the northeastern metro and Interstate 494 in the western suburbs. The Council, on Sept. 10, added the I-494 expansion to the region’s Transportation Policy Plan, which is the long-range transportation investment plan for the metro [...]

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