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North Hennepin Community College will host its third annual “Why Teach” event 4-6 p.m. Thursday, March 21, in the Grand Hall of the Center for Business and Technology, to honor future teachers, discuss critical issues in education and to listen to inspirational stories from teachers and educ…

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The Breckenridge Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America will host wildlife expert John Moriarty at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, at its chapter house, 8816 W. River Road.

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The Child Development Lab class at Park Center High School is looking for preschool-aged children ages 3-5 who are toilet trained to attend Park Center Playschool for approximately one to two hours per week for approximately eight weeks beginning April 11 or 12  through May 30 or 31.

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The sixth annual Community Forum on Race will be hosted 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 9, at the Brooklyn Park Community Activity Center, 5600 85th Ave. N.

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Two Osseo Senior High students have been selected to display their work the 22nd Annual National K-12 Ceramic Exhibition. Kendall Potratz was selected for her work “Two Harbors’ Basket,” and Lindy Oujiri was selected for her work “Lantern.”

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Biomerics, a medical manufacturing company with a facility in Brooklyn Park, committed to creating 120 new jobs between 2017 and Feb. 1, 2019 after the Brooklyn Park’s City Council asked the state for a $1 million loan on its behalf. After Biomerics fell short by 64 jobs, the council approve…

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As the deadline for congressional or presidential action on Deferred Enforced Departure for Liberians creeps ever closer, Liberians, their supporters, and elected officials rallied at the State Capitol Feb. 22, calling for either a presidential extension of DED or legislative action to prote…

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“Going Solar,” from the perspective of people aiming for a career in the solar industry and from the view of those looking to save energy costs and reduce global warming, will be addressed at the Think Again Brooklyns forum Feb. 19. It will be hosted in the Mississippi Room of the Brooklyn P…

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U.S. Rep. Dean Phillips (D-Deephaven) has announced that he will host a free and open-to-the-public community conversation focused on HR 1, the For the People Act, the campaign finance, ethics, and electoral reform package he and others sponsored in Congress.

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Recently, I shared the results of a 2017 Economic Contribution report that quantified gross changes in Minnesota’s economy that can be attributed to the 37 colleges and universities that make up Minnesota State – $8 billion to be exact. The report illustrates how collectively we play an impo…