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By JOHN SHERMAN Sun sailor Newspapers   Fans who watched the state boys basketball semifinal game between Hopkins and Shakopee last week at Target Center were mesmerized by a very slow pace through four overtime periods. Hopkins would get the tip in three of the four overtimes. Shakopee held firm in its zone defense and [...]

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By Lisa Kaczke Sun CURRENT Newspapers   Thomas W. Evenstad was charged with two counts of terrorist threats after he appeared at the homes of Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek and an assistant Hennepin County attorney. Neither man was home when Evenstad arrived on Friday, March 14, but their wives were and said they felt [...]

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By Peggy Bakken Sun Newspapers   Today is March 27. May I dare suggest that Wicked Winter 2013-14 is now in our rear-view mirror? We survived all those days where the temperatures stayed below zero. We made it through miserable commutes and shoveled tons of snow off our driveways. Our kids celebrated many snow days. [...]

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By Megan Hopps SUN PRESS Newspapers   Champlin’s street lighting system historically has been funded by property taxes. Since 2011, property taxes have no longer been covering the operating costs associated with the street light system. In 2013 operating costs exceeded the property tax portion generated for street lights by approximately $60,000. Since the majority [...]

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By Megan Hopps SUN PRESS Newspapers   The Champlin City Council recognized City Attorney Darrell Jensen for his years of service with the city. The council also entered a joint powers agreement with the City of Dayton to maintain Goose Lake Road, received an application from Hudy’s Cafe and the Lil Bar requesting a licence [...]

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The annual Maple Grove Empty Bowls event took place March 13 at the Maple Grove Community Center. CROSS participated in this fundraising event. Empty Bowls is an international grass roots effort to raise funds for local food shelves. The simple intent behind this project is to gather potters and others from the community to create [...]

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CROSS has modernized their pantry (food shelf shopping area). Last July, the CROSS pantry started moving to a Client Choice Model of shopping. The Client Choice Model means moving from pre-packing food bags into a warehouse style of shopping environment. In this model food is set up on shelves by food groups, which allows families [...]

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As the former Mayor of Champlin, I’ve had quite a bit of experience dealing with the Metropolitan Council. The Met Council was originally intended to oversee infrastructure development and transit within the metro area. Since its inception, it has grown significantly larger in size, scope, power and budget. The members of the Met Council are [...]

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