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The St. Michael-Albertville School Board and Albertville and St. Michael city councils met to discuss items of mutual interest, and topping the list was maintenance of the ice arena that the cities and school district jointly own. School board member Jeff Lindquist also sits on the ice arena board and provided an update about much-needed [...]

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In this day of email, social media and blogging, St. Michael-Albertville officials are hoping that good old fashioned, face-to-face lobbying has helped the school district secure future funding increases. Less than two days after visiting numerous legislators, pleading its case for fairer funding, Supt. Jim Behle said House and Senate action on education funding “is [...]

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The West Hennepin Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a Business and Job Expo 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 24, at Independence City Hall, 1920 County Road 90. The purpose of this expo is to introduce businesses in Western Hennepin County and Eastern Wright County to job seekers throughout area. The West Hennepin Chamber [...]

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Maple Grove Pajama Jam APRIL 10 — Rasmussen College will join the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) in observing the Week of the Young Child. The event, scheduled for Rasmussen’s Maple Grove campus, 8301 93rd Ave. N., and open to the public includes Maple Grove Pajama Jam 2014 Thursday, April 10, [...]

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Champlin’s last family owned farm prepares for plentiful growing season By Megan Hopps SUN PRESS Newspapers   There’s nothing better than sinking your teeth into a juicy strawberry on a hot summer day. But what most people don’t know is that those strawberries could have traveled more than 1,300 miles and anywhere from 7 to [...]

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 By PETER BODLEY STAFF WRITER   Work continues on the Coon Rapids Dam rehabilitation project, despite recent sub zero temperatures. Plans were originally to complete the project on the Anoka County side of the dam by November of last year. But contractor Edward Kraemer and Sons got a late start because of high river flows. [...]

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By Megan Hopps SUN PRESS Newspapers   Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is an exotic beetle that was first discovered in southeastern Michigan in the summer of 2002.   The adult beetles nibble on ash foliage, but cause little damage. The larvae, however, feed on the inner bark of ash trees, disrupting the tree’s ability to [...]

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