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Maple Grove Republican, serving his 6th House term, anticipates gubernatorial primary by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol Reporter Former Republican House Speaker Kurt Zellers wants to take a friend’s place. “Absolutely,” Zellers said of Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton being a friend. “We can still be friends, but I just disagree with the way he’s taking the […]

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Maple Grove Parks and Recreation Board is building a new skateboard park at the Maple Grove Community Center. With assistance from area skateboarders and Spohn Ranch Skateparks Inc. the board has designed a park for all skill levels. Pictured above is the final design. The park will be made of concrete and include features such […]

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“Join us in bringing the spirit of Main Street to Washington,” said Delano attorney Tom Emmer, as he announced that he is running to represent the Sixth District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Emmer, a Republican, chose a location for his announcement that is keeping with this theme — Lions Park on River Street, […]

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One of the most colorful and controversial Minnesota politicians in a generation is stepping down. by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol reporter Republican 6th District Congresswoman Michele Bachmann announced by video on Wednesday (May 29) she had decided not to seek a fifth term in the U.S. House. “I have every confidence that if I ran, […]

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A new era of Osseo High School baseball and softball officially began Friday, May 17, when a dedication of the new lights and a scoreboard at Memorial Field took place, followed by a baseball game. An estimated crowd of 200 Osseo alumni and current students, community people and government officials attended the event. It was […]

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Steve Eilen from Delano (left) is joined by the North Star League All-Stars he managed in the exhibition baseball game against the St. Paul Saints profession team Saturday at Delano’s Municipal Stadium. The event that included players from Loretto and Rockford, raised funds for Delano hosting the state tournament in August. The Saints overpowered the […]

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The Maple Grove Senior High School Theatre group presents its annual “CenterStage Act 3” production. This year’s production will be “A Red Carpet Affair,” featuring award-winning songs from radio, stage and the big screen. These skits were created by the students and director Beth Hellstedt. Some of the scenes feature songs from the movies “Dirty […]

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Updated to include further details including comments from Dayton Fire Chief Jason Mickelson.   A 4-alarm fire broke out this afternoon in Dayton drawing crews from a dozen fire departments. Eyewitness reports say the fire was ablaze around 3 p.m. Thursday, May 2, on Dayton resident Adrian Dahlheimer’s property on North Diamond Lake Road, just […]

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