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When COVID-19 suddenly shut down Minnesota schools in March, food service staff scrambled when they learned that providing meals to go for students was part of the plan for distance learning. When the Osseo School District resumed Distance Learning on Monday, Sept. 14, all students again hav…

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Sept. 17 is Constitution Day, when we recognize the signing of the United States Constitution in 1787. The year 2020 also marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which extended voting rights to women and is both a presidential election and census year. As an in…

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Since the murder of George Floyd allegedly by a Minneapolis police officer on May 25, I have received a boatload of email messages, listened to countless telephone voicemails, and held numerous conversations to support the Brooklyn Park Police Department. While many residents have urged me t…

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A Brooklyn Park mother was charged with manslaughter in connection with the fatal shooting of her 2-year-old child, while two others were charged as accomplices, the Hennepin County Attorney’s office announced Aug. 21.

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After receiving guidance from Gov. Tim Walz and the state’s health and education departments, both the Anoka-Hennepin and Osseo Area school districts announced they will return to school in the fall with a hybrid model. Students will spend some time in the classroom but will also participate…

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Hennepin County, Metropolitan Council and elected officials from communities along the planned route of the METRO Blue Line Extension (Bottineau Light Rail Transit) project called Monday for the project partners to explore opportunities to advance the project without using BNSF Railway right…