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The next in a continuing series of free fresh produce and dairy drops, sponsored by NourishingHOPE and Second Harvest Heartland, will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 11. Boxes of fresh produce and dairy products will be available for drive-through pick up at six area locations. Boxes are given o…

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In its July 7 meeting, the third since returning to in-person discussions following three months of virtual meetings, the Hanover City Council approved variances or conditional use permits for four properties in town.

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Little remained this week of a pole building that burned to the ground in Hanover on June 15 among the industrial area on Lamont Avenue. Despite the efforts of three fire departments, the building was lost. Nobody was injured in the blaze. 

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The filing period for state legislature candidates is complete. The local races look to be fairly straightforward, with one Republican and one Democrat-Farmer-Labor candidate filing to run in most cases. No local races will require a party primary.

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UPDATE: Readers please note, after this item went to press for the the June 11 print edition, a location in Delano dropped out of the June 17 food distribution. There are now FIVE locations available, as listed below.

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At its May 19 work session, the Hanover City Council heard a statement from a homeowner who raised safety issues with regard to truck traffic traveling down River Road. The speed limit is currently 45 miles per hour, which the homeowner called “pretty quick” for a stretch that travels adjace…

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In normal years, Memorial Day is considered the unofficial start of summer, insofar as social engagements and events are concerned. This may not be a typical year, of course, but with any luck, we will all be able to find some enjoyment in our “social summer” in 2020. This pair of trumpeter …

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The state government announced last week that it would allow restaurants and bars to reopen for dine-in service on June 1, with some kind of “blueprint” for safe operation in place. Exact details were still pending at press time but were expected to be released this week.

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The class of 2020 will miss out on senior prom dates, awards ceremonies, graduation ceremonies and more than two months of in-person classes, as well as the entire spring sports season and other anticipated events, due to the COVID-19 outbreak and the shutdown of school activities. To help g…

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At its April 7 meeting, the Hanover City Council approved an extension to the recording date for the final plat of Rivertown Villas of Hanover, a housing development under construction east of River Road NE and south of 8th Street NE.

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The sign (first photo) informing children that the playground at Swamp Lake Park is closed is, in many ways, a sign of the times as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to alter our way of life. In these strange times, it also possible to see signs of hope and inspiration (subsequent photos). Alt…

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“Desperate times call for desperate measures” is a familiar saying, and Love INC-Heartland has been taking that to heart recently. Despite the shelter at home order, there are still unmet needs in the community, so Love INC staff has been working to strike a careful balance between serving n…

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Spending more time at home can be a chance to work on adopting low-waste practices. Although striving for zero waste may not be a top priority right now, being productive can help maintain a sense of normalcy and making successful changes can be a source of positivity. Do what you can, but a…

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Twenty-four communities are inviting each of their residents to get active during the month of May. This year’s Step To It challenge runs May 1 to 28. Sign up now to April 30.

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Governor Walz issued an executive order for all Minnesotans to Stay at Home from March 27 at 11:59 p.m. to April 10 in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. The Three Rivers Parks District is committed to doing its part to help protect the health and safety of the community it serves and…