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Dayton updates website, discusses video streaming council meetings By Megan Hopps SUN PRESS Newspapers The City of Dayton has taken great strides in updating its phone and web providers to better communication between city staff and residents. The city is also in the process of installing a new GIS (geographic information system), which will make [...]

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The 29th annual Coats for Kids collection drive begins Sept. 15. Pilgrim Cleaners sponsors the annual project, accepting new and gently used coats, then cleaning them and distributing to various local charities to help families in need stay warm this winter. Pilgrim Cleaners has set a goal of 10,000 coats. Coats will be collected until [...]

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To the Editor: I am writing this letter to voice my concerns regarding the Anti-Bullying Task Force recommendations that were submitted to the Anoka-Hennepin School  Board for approval — in particular Recommendation #3 that seeks to honor, affirm and celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) lifestyles and diverse family arrangements. I have had a [...]

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By Megan Hopps SUN PRESS Newspapers The Champlin City Council reviewed the preliminary 2015 budget and established a budget public hearing date. It also heard from resident Don Vry, who submitted an application to split his lot. BUDGET Minnesota statues require cities to adopt a proposed budget each year and to certify a maximum proposed [...]

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By Joseph Palmersheim Sun CURRENT Newspapers Every year around this time, I find my thoughts drifting toward memories of a man I knew who was taken from us on 9/11 in New York. It is hard to believe it’s been 13 years since that day, and harder still to remember a time when we didn’t [...]

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By Don Heinzman ECM PUBLISHERS Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman says Minneapolis is much better prepared to deal with a confrontation like the one between the police and Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. Freeman says the Minneapolis police force has a better relationship with blacks, with better credibility and the belief they will be treated [...]

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To the editor: This letter is in regards to David, Angela and Trey Brown’s current circumstances that I heard about on the news. Specifically, parents of a boy who has been suffering with severe brain trauma and took it upon themselves to use non-prescribed marijuana oil to ease their boys pain. Do we not live [...]

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A 25-foot rock climbing wall, a bean bag tournament, a K-9 demonstration, fireworks – all of these and more are coming to downtown Loretto, Saturday, Sept. 13, during the city’s traditional Fun Fest celebration. Festivities will begin at 1 p.m. with children’s activities at Loretto Lions Park, continue with fireworks at 8 p.m. or dusk [...]

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