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Artist Don Bania has built a purposeful life, despite handicap BY SUE WEBBER CONTRIBUTING WRITER When you first meet Don Bania, he asks you to squeeze his shoulder. “That’s my way of shaking hands; even the slightest touch is a gift,” said Bania, 62, a Rogers resident who is a quadriplegic, paralyzed from the shoulders [...]

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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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CROSS Services and The Woods of Maple Grove are partnering for a Girls Night Out event 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, to help local individuals and families in need. Community members can lend their support to CROSS during several Girls Night Out activities at The Woods in Maple Grove, located at 15825 95th [...]

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State Senator Mary Kiffmeyer (R-Big Lake) announced Wednesday, Oct. 8, that $1.4 million in funding will be allocated for the I-94 expansion project from St. Michael to Albertville. The funding was announced as part of the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s Corridors of Commerce program. “I am thrilled we were able to secure funding for the [...]

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A record number of hockey gear donations have filled a 53-foot trailer. This gear is headed to the Xcel Energy Center for a free giveaway event taking place Saturday, Oct. 4, from 9 a.m. to noon at gate one of the Xcel Energy Center. People will be able to come and pick up hockey gear [...]

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District asking voters for approval of $104 million BY SUE WEBBER CONTRIBUTING WRITER All five of the schools in the southern part of the Elk River School District are over capacity, according to the superintendent, Dr. Mark Bezek. “When a building reaches 110 percent of its capacity, that triggers action to solve the issue short [...]

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BY SUE WEBBER CONTRIBUTING WRITER Almost exactly two months after the Rogers City Council July 22 created a new residential zoning district, two rezoning requests for the new district were approved last week. The zoning text amendment approved two months ago allows for smaller and narrower lots in the residential zoning districts. The R2 zoning [...]

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BY SUE WEBBER CONTRIBUTING WRITER A special donation was presented to the Rogers City Council. Sue Stensrud, representing the Carrie On 5K walk/run and Brooklynn’s Brigade Kiddie Run, appeared before the council to make a $4,500 donation to the city, to be used by the Public Safety Department for cold water rescue suits. The annual [...]

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