Independence

 It’s time to settle the contract dispute involving the Minnesota Orchestra Association board of directors and its professional musicians. This gridlock has gone on for more than a year and there’s no end in sight. Thousands of classical music lovers from all over the region will not hear the traditional holiday performances of this world-renowned [...]

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by Amanda Schwarze The Pioneer New life was recently given to a dead stump in front of Lyndale Lutheran Church in Independence. The congregation donated money to bring renowned chain saw artist Curtis Ingvoldstad to the church. After discussing the project for a while, Ingvoldstad came up with a design of two hands coming together [...]

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Advocacy services work to combat, prevent domestic violence  by NATALIE CONRAD Sun CURRENT Newspapers   Domestic violence and abuse are difficult problems to solve, but there is hope. After, or even before, law enforcement steps in, a variety of advocacy services are available to help victims break free of domestic violence, whether their needs are [...]

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West Hennepin Public Safety Police Reserves will sponsor their 33rd annual “View Santa” event Saturday, Dec. 7, along city streets in Independence and Maple Plain and at city halls in the two cities. The reserves also will collect nonperishable food donations for area food shelves. Santa will follow the same route as last year. Come [...]

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by Amanda Schwarze The Pioneer The future of the Lake Minnetonka Communications Commission is a little more certain now than it has been in months. According to the rules that govern the LMCC, the current organization would dissolve if less than nine cities chose to stay with it. Of the 17 cities that are LMCC [...]

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Occasional Sale NOV. 7, 9 — On Thursday,, Nov. 7 and Saturday, Nov. 9,  from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., there will be a sale of various items in the Rockford Mall parking lot, 8900 Walnut St. If interested in participating, or if you have questions, call Annette at 763-477-5480. Helping Hands Food Shelf hours [...]

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