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Maple Grove City Councilor Leann Sargent was sentenced in Hennepin County Court the morning of Monday, April 7. “I do apologize to citizens of Maple Grove and for the embarrassment to the city,” Sargent said. Sargent, 63, was previously plead guilty to financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult. She was sentenced to a gross misdemeanor [...]

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McCoy to retire after 30 years By Amanda Schwarze The Pioneer A familiar face will lead the West Hennepin Public Safety Department after current director Ray McCoy retires at the end of April. WHPS serves both Independence and Maple Plain. The WHPS Police Commission appointed Sgt. Gary Kroells as the next director of the department [...]

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Greenman filed suit after 3 Segway DUI arrests Answers are beginning to emerge in Medina resident Mark Greenman’s lawsuit against Medina Police Officer Jeremiah Jessen, Police Sgt. Jason Nelson, Medina Police Chief Ed Belland and Medina prosecutor Steve Tallen. But a final resolution of Greenman’s case might take awhile. The case started out in 2010 [...]

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BY DAVE PEDERSEN SUN PRESS NEWSPAPERS The 42nd Annual Minneapolis Athena Awards will be presented at 11:15 a.m. Friday, May 2, at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The luncheon offers an opportunity to encourage and recognize the achievements of young female athletes from public and private high schools in the greater Minneapolis area. Schools select recipients [...]

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The Maple Grove Police Department has been notified that a Level 3 Predatory Offender has moved into the 8900 block of Weston Lane N. Paul Raymond Knutson, 52, is the Level 3 predatory offender. He is 5’10”, 189 pounds with a medium building, blue eyes and grey hair. The offender has a history of sexual [...]

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BY Paul Groessel Sun POST Newspapers   Osseo Area Schools has approved district-wide grade reconfiguration for its elementary, junior high and senior high schools. The Independent School District 279 School Board approved the shift to pre-k (or kindergarten for some buildings) through 5th grade elementary schools, 6th-8th grade middle schools and 9th-12th grade high schools [...]

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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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There are plenty of big changes going on in Rockford, with more on the way. The city is buying the mall that sits on the west end of town, and north of Highway 55, and turning part of it into a 400-seat event center and part into city offices, while maintaining rental space for existing [...]

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