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CROSS Services depends on volunteers to help stock the food shelf, welcome families as they arrive, deliver meals, data entry, and much much more. CROSS appreciates several hundred regular volunteers that assist with the daily operations. Volunteers come from an array of backgrounds; retired individuals who were electricians, IT programmers, butcher, engineers, house wife’s and [...]

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By Megan Hopps SUN PRESS Newspapers   It was 2008 when it was my turn to put on that navy cap and gown. Back then Champlin Park held its graduation commencement ceremony at Northrup Hall at the U of M campus. That was the last time the class of 2008 was all together. I can’t [...]

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Area resident competes for Ms. Wheelchair USA title  By Megan Hopps SUN PRESS Newspapers   Shimmer and shine and a whole lot of strength. That’s what it takes to be the next Ms. Wheelchair USA.   No one knows this better than Brooklyn Park resident Jen Onsum. “I was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy when [...]

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By Joe Nathan  guest columnist   Minnesota Department of Education’s School Finance Award will never compete with “March Madness” for public attention. But MDE has recently given 69 percent of Minnesota’s traditional districts and 80 percent of Minnesota charter public schools an award that measures solid accomplishment and merits public praise. In the northwest metro [...]

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By Don Heinzman ECM PUBLISHERS   Bullying in schools is real and it needs to be addressed. There’s a bill in the Legislature that would define bullying and prescribe how school administrators should respond to a bullying complaint. Critics say the state should get out of solving bullying problems, while proponents say the present 37-word [...]

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By Paul Groessel Sun POST Newspapers   In the early considerations for a new Highway 169 and 101st Avenue interchange, planners have come up with six design alternatives that the public can scope out before a committee picks three of its favorites. There will be much to consider. The stretch of highway in northwest Brooklyn [...]

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By Matthew Davis Contributing Writer   Memories of a frigid spring with a hectic May rush to get contests in has crept back for athletic directors, coaches, athletes and athletic supporters around the state. Last year, most schools had to squeeze their seasons into late April and May because of the slow spring thaw.  Many [...]

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Dayton resident shares story of living with Turner’s Syndrome By Megan Hopps SUN PRESS Newspapers   Growing up, Dayton resident Robyn Thompson knew she was different. “I hadn’t grown for two years,” Thompson said. “That’s when they knew something was wrong.” When she first started visiting the doctors, they thought perhaps the reason she wasn’t [...]

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