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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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 By Matthew davis SUN PRESS Newspapers   First-year Champlin Park girls basketball Jake Kuppe brought a new approach to the game this season. The Rebels developed a faster-paced style of play that took time to grow into. They had their ups and downs learning the new system with a 5-3 start to the season. “We [...]

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During the Month of March, all food and funds donated to CROSS will receive a percentage match from Minnesota FoodShare and throughout March and April from the Feinstein Foundation. Since 1983, Minnesota FoodShare has coordinated the largest fund and food drive in the state. They organize a statewide media campaign to promote food shelf donations. [...]

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Clothing is typically recycled by donating items to charities. CROSS Services has a clothes shopping program. This program is a shopping model in which families choose items best suited to their needs at prices low enough to be affordable ($.50 per pound), An average t-shirt weighs about 4 ounces and a sweatshirt about one pound. [...]

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By Joe Nathan  guest columnist   Taking college-level courses at his high school was “fantastic,” according to Khalique Rogers, a student at Gordon Parks High School in St. Paul. “Our research shows that in just one year, these courses produced more than $13 million in potential savings for students and families,” according to Mary Olson, [...]

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 By Matthew Davis Contributing Writer   Champlin Park simply had to look inside to rout Irondale 76-42 in their Class 4A Section 5 quarterfinal game on Thursday, March 6. Rebels post players Hanna Crymble, 6-3, and Mariya Sampson, 6-2, dominated in the paint against the Knights on both sides of the floor.  Crymble and Sampson [...]

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You are seeing some changes today in your Champlin-Dayton Press. First of all, you are seeing a redesigned newspaper. All of your local content is still here – city government, high school sports, local news and features, but we’re bringing you a new, fresh look. Secondly, your newspaper is now arriving at your home via [...]

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