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Dr. R. A. “Buzz” Hellickson Please join us at a reception honoring Dr. R.A. Hellickson on Thursday, December 7, from 4 to 7 PM at the Brightwood Hills Golf Course, New Brighton. Light refreshments will be served. Event hosted by Judy & Don Leivermann; and Linda & Tom Urbanski. For mo…

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Linda Lou Marie Solinger Jacobson was born in Park Rapids, MN on October 11, 1940 and passed away from dementia complications on September 6, 2017 at the age of 76.Linda was a strong, confident, amazing woman with a moral compass and work ethic that rivaled popular saints. She graduated from…

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Happy 100th birthday to Aleda Muller, currently residing at Legacy of St. Anthony with her two cats Buff and Misty.Aleda taught 5th grade at Nelson Elementary in Columbia Heights for 33 years, retiring in 1980. She has kept in touch with many of her former students who have come to visit her…

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Leonard John “Lee” Canning of Naples, FL passed away on August 7, 2017 surrounded by the love of his life, Marjorie, and his family. Born in Chestnut Hill, PA to Margaret Gorman Canning, he attended high school in Milwaukee, WI; and resided in Edina, MN until moving to Naples, Fl.

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The Eisenhower and Lindbergh classes of 1977 are reuniting for a 40th reunion on August 26 at 6:30 p.m. The event will be at the Sheraton Minneapolis West Hotel. Tickets and details are available at https://www.eventbrite.com/hopkins-ike-lindy-class-of-1977-40th-reunion-tickets-31602605243.

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Loving Father, Grandfather and FriendKenneth E. Hentges, age 81, of Columbia Heights, passed away peacefully on June 15, 2017.Kenny was born and raised in Columbia Heights and was the number one fan of his hometown.He was a wonderful husband, father, grand-father, and friend. He was always w…

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Barbara Jean Rogers was born on February 8, 1941, and died peacefully on June 12, 2017--Loving Day--at Saint Therese at St. Odilia. The youngest of 12 siblings in an Irish Catholic family, she grew up in Sturgis, SD; graduated from Northern State University in Aberdeen; and as a young woman …

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Gregory Phillip Kleven, 66, of Howard Lake, MN, died April 23, 2017 at Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park.Greg was born May 4, 1950 in Minneapolis to Grace and Carl Kleven. He graduated from St. Louis Park High School in 1968, and received a bachelor’s degree in Journalism fr…

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Desiree Jean Swanson of Brooklyn Center was recently selected to participate in the 2016 Miss Teen Pageant competition taking place on Sunday, October 9th. Desiree will compete for her share of thousands of dollars in prizes and speciality gifts distributed to contestants. Of the four age di…

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Sun Focus Newspapers is seeking a writer/photographer to cover area high school sports. The writer/photographer will produce game coverage, feature articles and photos each week, highlighting various teams and individuals in Fridley, Columbia Heights, Mounds View and New Brighton. The right …

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The NorthEast Investment Cooperative is seeking prospective tenants for its new rental space at 1601 37th Ave NE in Columbia Heights. The building is 2,100 square-feet and is located on Johnson Street NE, making it ideal for tenants interested in heavy local traffic.

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A planning and zoning commission public hearing  will be held in the city council chambers of city hall, located at 590 40th Avenue NE Tuesday, Sept. 6 at 7 p.m, for a preliminary plat and variance request. The plat and variance is for the property located at 4400 Stinson Boulevard in seven …

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Winners have been selected and will be honored at the 3rd annual “City of Peace Awards” awards banquet Sunday, Sept. 11, at Murzyn Hall in Columbia Heights. Founded in Columbia Heights after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, these awards were created to honor those in Minnesota who are making a di…

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Lewis, James D., age 87 of Fridley.Preceded in death by daughters Cheryl Thompson & Kathryn Bayer.Survived by loving wife of 65 years, Lucille; sons, Charles (Dixie), Daniel (Karen); daughter, Jennifer Lewis ( special friend, Michael); sons-in-law, Alan Thompson, Michael Bayer; brothers,…

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Ryan Storlien and Allison Lindahl met during high school. The beginning of their love story was when they went to Allie’s Roseville High School Prom in 1999! Soon after graduation their young love took a back seat to college education and career paths. Along the way they would run into each …

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"Dean of all Deans"Dean Edward Saba, age 70 of Fridley, was welcomed into the loving arms of Jesus, his Lord and Savior, after a courageous battle with scleroderma.Preceded in death by his beloved wife Lynne, he will be deeply missed by his loving children, Traci (Jim) Kubisiak, Kevin (Jessi…

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Sherry Lynn Sorenson, age 64 of Clear Lake, passed away Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 at her home.There will be a gathering from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Becker, MN.Sherry was born Feb. 2, 1951 in Ada, MN to Leland and Nina (Vigasaw) Shirley.…

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(September 15, 1954 - January 1, 2016)William “Bill” Joseph Buttweiler, age 61, of Savage, MN, formerly of Lakeville, passed away on January 1, 2016, after dealing with cancer for many years.He attended high school in Columbia Heights and graduated in 1972 and completed a physical education …

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A special mom, proud grandma, dedicated wife, and a friend to everyone she met

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Florice Eva Ellison, age 91 of Monticello and formerly of Columbia Heights, passed away on Tuesday, August 11, 2015.Funeral services were held on Saturday, August 15, 2015 at Peterson-Grimsmo Chapel of Monticello. Interment was at Fort Snelling National Cemetery of Minneapolis.She was preced…

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The Mounds View High School class of 1975 will celebrate its 40th reunion on Aug. 8, 2015, at the North Oaks Golf Club, starting at 6:30pm.

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Eugene Owczarzak and Louise (Pacyga) Owczarzak celebrate 60 years of marriage. Eugene and Louise met at Vocational H.S. in Mpls., MN.After Eugene's service in the U.S. Army in Korea, they married on July 9, 1955 at Ascension Church in Mpls., MNTheir children are Tom and Deb Owczarzak of Mari…

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December 22, 1927 - May 7, 2015Nancy Middleton Thompson, beloved wife, mother, and teacher, died in Modesto, California, on May 7, 2015, at the age of 87.Family, faith, and a commitment to nurturing future generations were the pillars upon which Nancy built a life of love and service. Nancy …

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HODGES65th AnniversaryCongratulations to Don and Amy Hodges on celebrating their 65th Wedding Anniversary on Sunday, May 31st.Many friends and relatives gathered at Silverview Park in Mounds View to help them celebrate the special occasion.The couple met while in high school in Le Mars, Iowa…

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HODGES65th AnniversaryMany friends and relatives gathered at Silverview Park in Mounds View to help Don and Amy Hodges celebrate their 65th Wedding Anniversary on Sunday, May 31st.The couple met while in high school in LeMers, IA, and married after Dons stint in the Airforce. They moved to M…

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HAPPY 60TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY !!! Let the celebration continue all month :) Lots of love from your daughters, sons-in-law, grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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1934-2015Sister Pauline Herbert died on May 9, 2015 at Trinity Medical Center West in Steubenville, Ohio after suffering a massive stroke.Sister Pauline, born in 1934 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, was the daughter of Dr. Willis (Mike) and Agnes Herbert. She entered the convent in 1954 from Imma…

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Owens & Minor launched its Perfect Attendance Car Giveaway program in 2005 to celebrate and recognize the importance of its distribution center teammates, whose attendance each day is vital to the company's ability to serve its customers. This year, new cars will be awarded to three team…

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Thomas A. Johnson, age 60 of Brooklyn Park, lost a yearlong tournament against the Melanoma Monsters, yet managed to score a few “sizzlers” throughout the games. A courageous husband, dad, brother, uncle, friend and player will be deeply missed by all those who knew him.

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Dorothy Cabak, 84, passed away Jan. 11, 2015.Born in Minneapolis.Preceded in death by husband Robert Cabak and beloved cat Sandy.She is survived by daughter Lisa Weigel (Ken) and grandchildren Justin (JJ), Brandon, Samantha, and Vanessa.Services are set for Monday, Jan. 19 at 11 a.m. with a …

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Fern A. Swanson, Age 99 of Fridley (Albertville), passed away December 30, 2014.Preceded in death by husband Charles.Survived by children: Barry (Linda) and Sherli (Ray); grandchildren: Jeremy, Jodi and Brandy; great-grandchildren: Christipher, Damona, Jack and Madelyn.Fern was a loving wife…

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The 50th "Golden" class reunion for the 1965 Columbia Heights High School class will be held on Friday, June 26 and Saturday, June 27. The reunion will include a weekend of activities held in conjunction with the Heights Jamboree. For further information contact Dick Mumbleau mumbl001@gmail.com

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Robert Bob Skogquist passed away at the age of 91 in Baraboo, Wisconsin with his family by his side.He was born in Gladstone, MI, but NE Minneapolis (Columbia Heights) MN was his home and where he raised his family.He was preceded in death by his wife, Arlene, and his son, Mark.Bob proudly s…

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John & Renee King and Thomas & Sharon Kosel are pleased to announce the engagement of their children Emily Paige King and Joshua Frank Kosel.The Wedding will be in November at Our Lady of Victory Chapel atSt. Catherine University and the reception at Dellwood Country Club.

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Age 96, of Jordan, formerly of Fridley, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Sept. 26, 2014.She was the daughter of Rasmus & Inga Helleland. Sylvia graduated from beauty school in LaCrosse, WI and was a beautician her whole life and loved her profession!! She married Edw…

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Karin Maas of Brook Park, Minnesota, formerly of Fridley, passed away on Sunday, June 1, 2014, at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was 72 years old.Karin was preceded in death by her parents; husband George; and an infant son.She is survived by her children Thomas, Andrew (Sherr…

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Delores Dee Elizabeth Welch passed away December 29th, 2013 at the age of 70 in Oakbank, Manitoba. She passed on peacefully surrounded by her family.Born April 2nd, 1943 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Daughter to Donald Stevens Welch and Ruth Muriel Welch (ne;e Dalenberg). Sister to Lance, Marjo…

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Duane Kuss, a 1972 Columbia Heights High School graduate, has teamed up with a business owner from Richmond, Minn., to write a self-discovery book titled “Dance with the Elephant: Life’s Cosmic Equation.”