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The Pumpkin Decorating Drive Thru event last Saturday in Hanover was a success. The Hanover Park Board hosts the annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest. This year, the board decided to have a drive-thru event for parents to drive their children through the Hanover Public Works building to get a p…

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Rockford Public Works crews will flush fire hydrants throughout Rockford Tuesday, Oct. 20, starting at 2 a.m. and continuing until completion. Residents might experience low water pressure and discoloration to water.  It is recommended that you do not wash clothing during this time period. I…

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Ryan Karasek doesn’t even remember calling the approval of the Mississippi Crossings development a “mic drop” moment. His elation that pen was finally put to paper and shovels were soon to be in the ground for the longtime river project that is expected to a be a major tourist destination fo…

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The Maple Grove Community Organization is hosting its annual Halloween Family Fun Day. This year’s event is Saturday, Oct. 17, at Weaver Lake Park, 8401 Dunkirk Lane.

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Volunteers are vital to the efforts of Three Rivers Park District. Last year, Three Rivers had more than 2,520 ongoing volunteers who donated over 43,919 hours to programs and services within the park system. In recognition of these outstanding contributions, the Park District recognizes a s…

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The city of Rogers hosted a successful Night to Unite drive-thru event on Oct. 3 outside of the Rogers Community Center. Residents were invited to drive their cars through the parking lot and the emergency vehicles, wave to police and fire personnel and city staff, and grab a goodie bag. The…

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Join the Three Rivers Park District Oct. 1 to 18 for the newly reimagined Autumn Woods Classic presented by TC Running Company. This year’s race is reimagined as “My Autumn Woods Classic” — run or walk with family or friends any distance of one’s choosing in any Three Rivers Park.

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Due to safety concerns, Rockford city staff is unable to schedule a traditional clean-up day. As an alternative this year, the city is working with Waste Management to have a one day curbside pick-up on  Saturday, Oct. 10, (7 a.m. or earlier)

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Students and staff in the Osseo School District returned to their respective buildings on Monday as the Hybrid Learning Model began after two weeks of Distance Learning to start the school year. Said Superintendent Cory McIntyre: “We had a very successful first day in the hybrid learning mod…

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The new playground at Riverside Park is open in Rockford at 8220 Elm Street. According to the city, there are some cosmetic landscaping things to finish in the near future. The city also offers some reminders. The playground equipment is not sanitized, so users should play at their own risk.…

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Completed absentee ballots can be dropped off at the Maple Grove Government Center now through Nov. 2. Those dropping off completed ballots should look for the banner “Return mailed ballots here” on the side the of the trailer. Maple Grove Fire is providing temporary office space that allows…

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The city of Greenfield’s Central Park provided a beautiful and somber setting on the evening of Sept. 18. The event was to educate about and honor Prisoners of War and those Missing in Action (POW/MIA).

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The city of Rockford will host fireworks Saturday, Oct. 3, starting at 8 p.m. at Riverside Park. This event would have been part of the annual Rockford River Days celebration, which has been canceled until next year.

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The Crow River Senior Center has activities by reservation only as it is limited in the number of people at one time. For the full details, visit crowriverseniorcenter.com or pick up a newsletter inside the St. Michael City Center.  There are times designated for groups such as the history, …

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Allina Health is teaming up with Free Bikes 4 Kidz for the 10th year in a row to collect donated bicycles for kids in need throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Last year there were more than 5,000 bikes collected, and they would like to do at least that many again this year.

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The City of Rogers Water Department will be flushing hydrants as part of its routine maintenance beginning Monday, Oct. 12 through Friday, Nov. 13 (weekdays only).

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A Champlin man has died from injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident. Eric Ryan Almquist, 27, suffered multiple blunt force injuries in the accident, which occurred at 8:17 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 13, in St. Francis, according to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner.

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Girls Night Out at The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes will look a little different this year, but the goal remains: raise money for the local fight against breast cancer. All of proceeds from the event will benefit Hope Chest for Breast Cancer, an organization whose purpose is to provide the assista…

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The city of Champlin recently shared information about the trees that were recently removed from the Highway 169 & West River Road (Mississippi Crossings) area.

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This year’s Chalkfest at Arbor Lakes in Maple Grove has taken a new shape this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Chalkfest at Arbor Lakes Mural Tour is happening now through Sept. 30. There are 12 painted murals, 8 feet by 8 feet, placed around the city. This mural is located at Central…

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Niggler Cemetery has canceled the annual meeting for associates and interested persons, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The group is unable to host a public meeting, which would have been scheduled for Sept. 26. The meeting will be rescheduled for September 2021.

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Karen Velsch, former intern at CROSS, has been named the Office/Family Advocate Manager for the organization. Her responsibilities include providing family advocacy in areas of financial requests and incorporating new clients.