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By Megan Hopps SUN PRESS Newspapers   The Dayton City Council approved amendments to various city ordinances regarding the Mississippi River Corridor, natural screening, and tree preservation as it relates to new developments in Dayton. The council also approved the preliminary and final plat of French Lake Meadows and entered a joint powers agreement with [...]

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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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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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