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Maple Grove City Councilor Leann Sargent was sentenced in Hennepin County Court the morning of Monday, April 7. “I do apologize to citizens of Maple Grove and for the embarrassment to the city,” Sargent said. Sargent, 63, was previously plead guilty to financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult. She was sentenced to a gross misdemeanor [...]

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A Maple Grove resident was arrested April 3 in Breckenridge, Minn., after an undercover police sting. German Raymundo Rojas Jr., 25, was charged with felony solicitation of a child to engage in sexual conduct. He is accused of soliciting someone he thought was a child to engage in sexual conduct. According to reports, an undercover [...]

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The Dist. 877 Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose School board heard that the district and teachers agreed to a new two-year contract. Director of Human Resouces Moreen Martell reported that the district and teachers agreed to the terms of a contract for 2013-15 school years. Martell said, “How many districts can say they look forward to negotiation sessions, and [...]

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The Maple Grove City Council considered the Grove Health West project during its meeting Monday, April 7.  The council also heard a request for an addition to Redeemer Lutheran Church. Here are some of the meeting’s highlights.   GROVE HEALTH WEST City Planner Peter Vickerman presented the council with the Grove Health West project, a [...]

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Borrell: ‘We can’t give blanket approval to this’ By John Holler Contributing Writer   It is a foregone conclusion that, when July 1 comes, Wright County’s River Rider program, which supplies affordable transportation for citizens without their own mode of transport, will be absorbed into the Trailblazer program, a similar ride-providing program that currently operates [...]

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Six Members of the I-94 West Chamber of Commerce were honored Thursday, April 3, at the annual Business & Community Excellence Awards. The Business and Community Excellence Awards recognize and honor area businesses, organizations, and community leaders that have had a positive impact on the I-94 West Region in the last year. Nominations were submitted [...]

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Arbor Day is a nationally celebrated event that highlights the importance of trees to the environment. National Arbor Day is celebrated each year on the last Friday of April. Minnesota also celebrates Arbor Day on the last Friday in April, while individual cities celebrate on a day of their choosing. Maple Grove’s annual Arbor Day [...]

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