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Maple Grove gets ready to kick off National Night Out   On Tuesday, Aug. 5, Maple Grove, along with over 16,000 communities nationwide, will be celebrating National Night Out. The Maple Grove Police Department invites the public to join forces with them and unite against crime. Once again, Maple Grove Police and Fire will sponsor [...]

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The first-ever Osseo Lions Roar Medallion Hunt has officially begun. The medallion hunt will run for four consecutive weeks, from July 24 to Aug. 14, or until the medallion is found. Premier Bank in Osseo is sponsoring the hunt and offering a $250 cash prize for the person that finds the medallion. The medallion is [...]

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Community market NOW THROUGH OCT. 17 – A community market will be open on Fridays between 3 and 7 p.m. at the Rockford Mall parking lot (inside in bad weather) through Oct. 17. Look for fresh farm produce, local products like honey and syrup, crafts, jewelry and a wide assortment of items. The fee for [...]

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BY SUE WEBBER CONTRIBUTING WRITER   Street issues, including a public hearing on upcoming improvements, and an update on Fletcher Lane were on the Rogers City Council agenda. The council also recognized a public works employee who won a skills competition.   STREETS Following a public hearing, the council approved a resolution ordering the project [...]

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BY SUE WEBBER CONTRIBUTING WRITER   With an eye toward meeting developers’ requests and working toward Metropolitan Council goals, the Rogers City Council created a new residential zoning district. According to Sheila Cartney, the city’s planner and Community Development coordinator, Rogers received two applications for a zoning text amendment to allow smaller and narrower lots [...]

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by Paul Rignell Contributing Writer   As Elk River Area School District principals and officials are planning for school to resume in about five weeks, they are asking the School Board to consider amending the pay scale for substitute teachers. The district’s current pay scale for those workers has been in place without changes since [...]

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By John Holler Contributing Writer   One of Minnesota’s greatest resources is its 10,000 lakes. For outdoor enthusiasts, whether they be on lakes to swim, ski or fish, Minnesota is renowned for not only its abundance of lakes, but the quality of the water in the lakes. However, that pristine quality of Minnesota water is [...]

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Request follows traffic death The St. Michael City Council said traffic counts do not currently meet state warrants for a signalized intersection at Hwy. 241 and O’Day Avenue. Resident Paul Overman was present to discuss the dangers of that intersection in light of his relative who died recently in a car crash there. Overman requested [...]

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