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It’s been quite the run for Marvel’s X-Men at 20th Century Fox – 19 years; 12 films (plus alternate versions of two of those); several billion dollars at the box office; and a justifiable claim as the ones who ushered in an era where comic book movies became cool again.

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Forty local donors, representing foundations, businesses, memorials, individuals and others, donated a total of $280,000 in scholarships to more than 90 Columbia Heights High School seniors at the school’s academic awards ceremony last week. A total of 64 students received scholarships value…

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HeightsNEXT hosted its second annual Cheers for Beers event on Friday, May 17 at Murzyn Hall in Columbia Heights. The fundrasier, which helps fund various HeightsNEXT programs, brought together more than 30 established and emerging microbrewers from throughout metro, food trucks and music un…

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The Minnesota Department of Agriculture confirmed an emerald ash borer infestation in the City of Fridley on May 7. An employee of the city’s parks department discovered the infestation during a tree inspection.

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Does your child or someone you are close to, have a child that has challenges with traditional playground settings? How about large crowds? New Brighton Parks and Recreation understands that not all children can attend the Eagles Nest during normal business time frames. That is why they have…

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Kraus-Anderson has begun construction on a $24.7 million expansion at Irondale High School located at 2425 Long Lake Road in New Brighton.  Backed by a $165 million bond issue, Irondale High School is the second phase of a three-phase, district-wide project for Mounds View Public Schools tha…

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Drainage improvement work along Silver Lake Road north and south of Silver Lane will take place through May 17 . Lane closures and/or lane shifts will be in place during construction.

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Hunger in Anoka County – and the resources available for those affected – was the topic of discussion during the recent Compassion Action Network forum. During the seminar, panel members shared insights about hunger trends and what local organizations are doing to tackle the issue.

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The Mounds View National Honor Society and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention hosted the first annual Mounds View High School Out of the Darkness mental health walk on May 5. The event, which took place at Long Lake Regional Park in New Brighton, allowed the Mounds View school di…

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Last year, the city recycled 1,747 tons of materials from residential curbside programs, the Recycling Center, and city facilities, marking an increase of 5% from the previous year. Residential households recycled 1,090 tons of yard waste commingled with food organics (estimated 90 tons of o…

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A record-breaking 450 bicycles were given to Fridley Public Schools families at the third annual Free Bikes for Kids event, hosted at R.L. Stevenson Elementary on April 13.  Each child and adult was fitted for a helmet and matched with a bike in the gymnasium, then headed to the cafeteria wh…

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On May 4, a full-scale emergency simulation will take place at the Fridley Northstar Rail Station. There will be an increased emergency response presence in the area for surrounding communities participating in the training and additional noise.