Independence

With General Election Day Tuesday, Nov. 4, Hennepin County voters are set to weigh in on a variety of races, including school board, city, county, judicial, state and federal offices. Polls will be open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at various locations. To find your polling location, a list of candidates that will appear on [...]

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Halloween Bingo OCT. 30 — Halloween Bingo is Thursday, Oct. 30 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Rogers Community Center, 21201 Memorial Drive. Join for a night of fun and games and music. The RHS Band Boosters are hosting Halloween Bingo for Band. Bingo games with cash prizes, family-friendly costume contest, bake sale and best [...]

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By CHRISTIAAN TARBOX Sun POST Newspapers As the West African Ebola outbreak intensifies, public health officials here in Minnesota are ramping up efforts to ensure that such an epidemic never occurs in the state and beyond. After news broke that Liberian national Thomas Duncan was the first confirmed diagnosed case of the deadly virus in [...]

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Community market NOW THROUGH OCT. 17 – A community market will be open on Fridays between 3 and 7 p.m. at the Rockford Mall parking lot (inside in bad weather) through Oct. 17. Look for fresh farm produce, local products like honey and syrup, crafts, jewelry and a wide assortment of items. The fee for [...]

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BY SUSAN VAN CLEAF SUN PRESS Newspapers The Independence City Council, Tuesday, Sept. 23, approved a preliminary property tax levy of $2,517,331 for 2015, up by $180,067 from the $2,337,264 property tax levy for 2014 (a 7.7 percent increase). This proposed levy includes operating money for the general fund and money to pay for debt [...]

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Community market NOW THROUGH OCT. 17 – A community market will be open on Fridays between 3 and 7 p.m. at the Rockford Mall parking lot (inside in bad weather) through Oct. 17. Look for fresh farm produce, local products like honey and syrup, crafts, jewelry and a wide assortment of items. The fee for [...]

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Legion garage sale SEPT. 18 THROUGH 20 — St. Michael Legion and Auxiliary will be hosting a garage sale at the Colonial Mall St. Michael Thursday, Sept. 18, 8 am to 6 pm, Friday, Sept. 19 8 am to 6 pm, and Saturday, Sept 20, 8 am to noon. The sale will be at Colonial [...]

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Final budget and levy set to be approved Dec. 16 by CHRISTIAAN TARBOX Sun POST Newspapers The Hennepin County Board of Commissioners recently voted to approve its maximum 2015 property tax levy and budget, precursors to a final adoption set for mid-December. During the board’s meeting Thursday, Sept. 11, at the Hennepin County Government Center [...]

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