4 Community Theatre is producing the musical The Wizard of Oz at the Orono High School Auditorium in July thanks to a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council.  Supporting arts activities throughout Minnesota is a primary focus of the regional arts councils that receive support from the MN Legislature and the Legacy Amendment. Wizard [...]

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As part of his Eagle Project, Rockford resident Joe Van Buskirk told the city council he would like to build four free libraries in Rockford city parks. He is requesting to build these libraries in Lions, Parkwood, Winfield Ponds and Kettenacker Parks. Van Buskirk plans to build the libraries from wood and plexiglass out of [...]

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BY DAVE PEDERSEN SUN PRESS NEWSPAPERS A week earlier, the Rockford River Bandits were working on picking up the offense. This week the amateur baseball team will stress defense after allowing 43 runs in three recent games. Last week Rockford lost to Dassel-Cokato 17-4, Hutchinson 15-5 and Maple Plain 11-10 in a game stretched over [...]

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BY DAVE PEDERSEN SUN PRESS NEWSPAPERS The season came to a close for more girls fastpitch teams playing for the Rockford Area Athletic Association. The U10 Green squad captured second place at the tournament in St. Michael. Rockford’s U12 fastpitch team competed at the state tournament in the C division. The Green team played strong [...]

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The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office has filed an appeal with the Fourth Judicial District Court in the case regarding Leann Sargent, Maple Grove resident and city council member. Sargent was found guilty of a gross misdemeanor in Hennepin County Court for financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult. Her father, Robert E. Bobleter Sr., lived with [...]

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Check out these photos by Alicia Miller from Maple Grove Days festivities July 10 to 13. The photos of the new Maple Grove Ambassadors are courtesy of the Maple Grove Ambassador Program.

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From the Maple Grove Ambassador Coronation to the parade to a day full of activities, Maple Grove Days draws crowds. Candy is the only thing kids can get at the Pierre Bottineau Parade. Stella Iliff, 3, of Osseo grips a beach ball she received. Check out more photos from Maple Grove Days inside this paper. [...]

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Rogers, Albertville win By Jake Schroer Crow River News Sports   St. Michael’s game against the Pioneers of Elk River was a low scoring affair. In fact, it was a no-scoring affair until the fifth inning when Tyler Field tripled in a run. After a Tyler Berg walk, the Saints got a huge hit from [...]

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