The Minnesota Department of Education recently released results from the 2014 Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA-III). When compared to 2013, scores across the state are slightly higher in all subjects (mathematics, reading and science). Buffalo Dist. 877 students continued to score above state averages at most grades and subjects. Math Results The MCA-III math test is [...]

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The St. Michael City Council approved a 2015 budget that eliminates the 10 percent (charitable) gambling tax. The council also approved a land purchase for the Pelican Lake Restoration Project and took action on other issues, including approving a Goodyear Auto store. LEVY Staff provided the council with information regarding the proposed 2015 levy and [...]

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Legion garage sale SEPT. 18 THROUGH 20 — St. Michael Legion and Auxiliary will be hosting a garage sale at the Colonial Mall St. Michael Thursday, Sept. 18, 8 am to 6 pm, Friday, Sept. 19 8 am to 6 pm, and Saturday, Sept 20, 8 am to noon. The sale will be at Colonial [...]

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Ambassador program has new directors The iconic Maple Grove Ambassadors float has made its way down the last parade route ever. The Osseo Lions Roar Parade Sept. 6 was the last chance for people to view the float’s hand-crafted wetland meadow with bridge and tree house. Plans are underway to create and build a new [...]

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On the afternoon of Friday, Sept. 12, police officers responded to the Americana Community Bank in Maple Grove for a report of a robbery in progress, not long after another robbery up the road in Albertville. According to the criminal complaint, when officers arrived they met with bank employees who informed them that around 1:20 [...]

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Maple Grove Yellow Ribbon Community hosting events Sept. 20 Canvas Health, in partnership with Minnesota military and veteran communities, recently announced the Heroes for Hope Fun Run Challenge to raise awareness of statewide crisis counseling resources and to erase stigmas associated with trauma and mental illness. The Maple Grove Yellow Ribbon Community will be the [...]

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