Avenues for Homeless Youth is looking for new host homes for its ConneQT program, which provides LGBTQ youth experiencing homelessness a home for periods between a week and year.
Brooklyn Park’s Multicultural Advisory Committee and Human Rights Commission will work with an outside consultant to develop a data-based evaluation system or scorecard to assess the city’s police department, the commission told the City Council Nov. 16.
Tamara Grady had several reasons for wanting to run for a spot on the Osseo School Board. At the top of her long list was trying to make a difference for her children.
Thomas Brooks has lived in Brooklyn Park for almost 10 years. When the events of 2020 started unfolding, he looked for an avenue for his voice to be heard.
Brooklyn Park’s City Council has returned to a remote meeting system as Minnesota’s COVID-19 cases continue to increase, with remote meetings starting Nov. 9.
This month our nation recognizes two federal holidays: Veterans Day and Thanksgiving Day. At first glance, these two events seem quite different, but if you look more closely both are steeped in a tradition of giving thanks, and power.
With the deadline to spend CARES Act funds looming, the Brooklyn Park City Council at its Oct. 26 meeting approved a plan to allocate approximately $600,000 directly to rental unit property managers and reduce outstanding rent balances for COVID-impacted tenants.
One could hardly describe the scene of the Minneapolis protests following the officer-involved killing of George Floyd as relaxing. However, for photographer Willis Gilliard – whose photo collection of the protests titled ‘Divine Animal’ is featured at Brooklyn Park’s North Hennepin Communit…
Raising Cane’s, the fast-food restaurant specializing in chicken fingers, was approved for construction at 5625 96th Ave. N. Oct. 26, adding to the city’s stock of restaurants in the still-developing corridor north of Highway 610.
Tucked inside a nondescript industrial park off Boone Avenue and 73rd Avenue sits a 6,000-mile trip to a dark, Japanese watering hole serving exotic, hand-crafted cocktails.
In the Minnesota Secretary of State’s unofficial results for the Nov. 3 election, the Democrat incumbents representing Brooklyn Park and Brooklyn Center in the state House of Representatives and Senate were decisively reelected to their seats.
Unofficial results from the Minnesota Secretary of State show the following candidates winning seats in the Nov. 3 Brooklyn Park City Council election: incumbent Susan Pha in the West District, Boyd Morson in the Central District, and incumbent Lisa Jacobson in the East District.
The Brooklyn Park Development Corporation announced plans Oct. 19 to reduce its interest rates to better suit today’s market.
Some members of the Brooklyn Park City Council said at their Oct. 15 meeting that they want to see additional public outreach work performed by their Economic Development Authority staff if the city decides to fill a high-level, vacant position.
A rise in insurance premiums represents another stumbling block in efforts to lower the city of Brooklyn Park’s budget amid the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
District 1 Commissioner Mike Opat has announced he will not serve the final two months of his term on the Hennepin County Board. His final day on the job is Saturday, Nov. 7.
Following state guidance, the Anoka-Hennepin School District has announced middle and high school students will shift to distance learning after Anoka County breached the threshold of 30 new COVID-19 cases per 10,000 people in 14 days.
I can remember the bone-crushing news just as if it were yesterday. “Michelle, you have breast cancer.” I couldn’t believe what I was hearing yet I accepted the fact years ago that it could become my reality. After my mother and her two sisters were diagnosed with breast cancer and battled i…
The month of October is personal to me. On the 31st, my wife and I will celebrate our wedding anniversary. Clearly we are big fans of Halloween – orange and black, trick or treat, costumes – all of it. But often overlooked in the month of October are two very important health issues – breast…
Brooklyn Park may bring another fast-food eatery into the Highway 610 corridor after a Raising Cane’s restaurant was recommended for approval by the Planning Commission Oct. 14.
Gov. Tim Walz reiterated his commitment to the proposed Blue Line Extension/Bottineau Light Rail Transit project by making an appearance at the Oct. 8 Corridor Management Committee virtual meeting. The committee is an advisory board that advises the Metropolitan Council on BLRT design and co…
A Brooklyn Park woman was sentenced to nearly six years in federal prison for conspiracy to commit wire fraud and making false statements to federal investigators, the United States Attorney’s Office announced Oct. 5.
Brooklyn Park’s City Council approved a 2021 preliminary budget and levy with a 2.88% increase over the 2020 budget at its Sept. 28 meeting.
Brooklyn Park Police responded to two shootings the afternoon of Sept. 27. Three more shots-fired incidents were reported Sept. 28 and Sept. 29.
Some members of Brooklyn Park’s City Council have concerns about potential changes to Metro Transit’s bus service in the city, as the Metropolitan Council is considering adding bus rapid transit lines to corridors throughout the Twin Cities.