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Visitors to Medina Celebration Day packed a lot of fun into the hour before rain arrived on Saturday, Sept. 20.  When the storm hit, visitors piled inside the Hamel Community building for free popcorn and face painting. Fireworks went off as planned. (Photos by Susan Van Cleaf)  

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BY ALYSSA KREKELBERG SUN PRESS NEWSPAPERS The Rockford City Council focused its meeting on the high water and wastewater rates, which residents had expressed concern about during a town hall meeting two weeks ago. The council discussed different options they could choose from that would make residents happy and to also lower the deficit in [...]

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ALYSSA KREKELBERG SUN PRESS Newspapers Things got heated at the Rockford Fire Hall during a city-council-hosted town hall meeting that discussed the changes in the water and wastewater rates and the high August utility bills that resulted because of this. “We were blind sighted with these absurd rate hikes,” one man said. The plan to [...]

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BY DAVE PEDERSEN CROW RIVER NEWS The start of Rockford’s home football game against Holdingford Friday brought back memories of last year’s 42-0 blowout by the two-time defending Central Minnesota Conference champions. On the second play Holdingford ran for a 55-yard touchdown. The Rockets responded by driving down to the 4-yard-line, but the play was [...]

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Council adopts right-of-way purchases for Hwy. 610 The Maple Grove City Council oversaw the awarding of a scholarship from the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Foundation to Community Service Officer Ryan Ascher during its Tuesday, Sept. 2 meeting. Also during the meeting, the council approved right-of-way purchase agreements for parcels needed for the expansion of Hwy. [...]

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Mobile Hope celebrates ground breaking Mobile Hope on Aug. 28 celebrated the start of construction of its dream project, Hope Center at Maple Hill Estates in Corcoran, with a ground breaking ceremony. Hope Center will add to the skyline next to the basketball court on the east end of the trailer park. Jill Dejewski, who [...]

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By Olivia Koester Staff Writer   The sky is the limit for first-graders as they dream of becoming astronauts, firefighters and more. At Dayton Elementary School in the late 1970s, one of Barb Swanson’s first-grade students told her that she wanted to become an Olympian someday.   On Aug. 14, that student pulled an Olympic [...]

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