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Northwest Hennepin Human Services Council is issuing a call for nominations for the Annual Invest Northwest Awards to honor local volunteers. The Invest Northwest Awards celebrate outstanding individuals, organizations and businesses in Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Crystal, Golden Valley, Maple Grove, New Hope, Osseo, Corcoran and Hanover who volunteer in their community and demonstrate innovation [...]

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by Paul Rignell Contributing Writer   When Republican delegates from Minnesota’s 6th District met April 12 at Monticello High School, they were aware they were tasked with something new for the first time in eight years. The party’s delegates from St. Cloud and most of Stearns County, to the north and east suburban Anoka and [...]

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Rogers Police are crediting a “humble hero” for pulling a woman out of a storm pond after she lost control of her vehicle on eastbound Interstate 94 Monday afternoon, April 14. Capt. Mike Miler was the first officer at the scene of eastbound I-94 just west of Veit Companies. “By the time I got there [...]

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Children’s book inspired by her grandson by Joni Astrup ELK RIVER STAR NEWS   A Rogers woman has written a children’s book about autism. Barbara Paschke is the author of “I Am Nathan … I Have Autism,” which is about her grandson, Nathan. Autism affects one in 68 children in the United States, said Paschke, [...]

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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 April 11 to May 4, at 7:30 p.m. Sunday performances will be April 20, 27 and May 4, at 2 [...]

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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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