Community

He is retiring after 30 years with WHPS The lobby of the Discovery Center in Maple Plain on Wednesday, April 16 was brightly lit and crammed full of chatty pre-schoolers, parents, staff and Independence Mayor Marvin Johnson. Then suddenly all of the lights went off, and the lobby went stone quiet. The silhouette of Ray [...]

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BY CHRISTOPHER AADLAND MURPHY NEWS SERVICE On the breakfast menu for Thursday, May 1: Coffee, water, fresh fruit and breakfast rolls. The food will be paired with prayer during the 17th West Metro National Day of Prayer Breakfast. The event will be at Medina Entertainment Center Grand Ballroom, in Medina 6 a.m. Thursday, May 1. [...]

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The Osseo business community has lost a former business owner. Jim Hance, the owner of the former Hance Hardware, died tragically Wednesday, April 16 ,as the result of a traffic crash. It was also his 75th birthday. According to reports, Hance died of injuries he suffered when his vehicle was struck head-on by another driver, [...]

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The Maple Grove City Council directed approval of a request for a planned unit development (PUD) development stage plan for Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers during the Monday, April 21 meeting. A separate story is in this paper regarding statements and thoughts to councilor Leann Sargent’s recent legal issues. This and other action took place [...]

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 The Hamel Lions hosted their annual “egg hunt” April 19. Drier than last year, hundreds of children and adults visited the Hamel Community Center for an early afternoon of games, treats and visiting with the Easter Bunny before lining up for the big hunt at 1 p.m. Those who found golden eggs were able to [...]

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By John Holler Contributing Writer   What started as an unprecedented experiment to achieve county board unanimity turned into a free for all at the April 15 meeting of the Wright County Board, as discussion concerning Wright County’s inclusion in the Trailblazer transit system took an unexpected turn. The gloves came off in an open [...]

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Area police are looking into a male that robbed two banks on the same day last week. On Tuesday, April 15, around 5:30 p.m. the Maple Grove Police Department responded to a report of a robbery at the Wells Fargo Bank located at 6225 Sycamore Lane N. in Maple Grove. According to police, bank employees [...]

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‘Fair Game’ NOW TO MAY 4 — Yellow Tree Theatre, 320 Fifth Ave. S.E. in Osseo, will present “Fair Game,” by Jeremiah Gamble of Theater for the Thirsty. Performances will be Wednesdays to Saturdays from now to May 4, at 7:30 p.m. Sunday performances will be April 27 and May 4, at 2 p.m. Kurt [...]

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